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Gillette man charged with first-degree arson GILLETTE (WNE) — A man accused of setting his trailer on fire and covering himself in bleach has been charged in circuit court with first-degree arson. Andrew L. Boyer, 34, was charged Sept. 8 and his pr...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    December 1, 2022 

Women gain seats in Wyoming Legislature

CHEYENNE – Wyoming continues to make advances in female political representation, adding four more women to the Legislature this election cycle. Twenty out of 93 legislators who will serve constituents in the upcoming general session will be...

 

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Grants awarded to support social and emotional learning in Wyoming CHEYENNE (WNE) — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Caring Foundation announced this week it awarded nearly $25,000 in grants to schools across Wyoming to support social and...

 

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Gillette man arrested after stealing grandfather’s truck and guns and kicking deputy GILLETTE (WNE) — An 18-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning on a number of felony charges, including aggravated burglary, theft and interference. A 39-year-o...

 

Counting the homeless in Wyoming

On one cold January night, across the nation, all states will conduct the annual Point in Time Count to count all sheltered and unsheltered individuals in their state. In Wyoming, that night is January 25, 2023. This survey is a count of all people e...

 

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BLM Wyoming Rawlins office announces two wildlife habitat enhancement projects RAWLINS (WNE) —The Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office is preparing for two collaborative project installations in Carbon County.  Rawlins Field Office...

 
 By Billy Arnold    News    November 10, 2022

UNESCO report goofs; there are no glaciers in Yellowstone

JACKSON —There are no glaciers in Yellowstone National Park. That’s according to Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly. Speaking with the Jackson Hole Daily on Friday morning about the summer season, he responded to a UNESCO report that said clim...

 

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Campaign finance complaint against Vogelheim dismissed JACKSON (WNE) — The Wyoming Democratic Party’s campaign finance complaint against Republican legislative candidate Paul Vogelheim has been dismissed, according to Jennifer Martinez, the...

 
 By Mark Davis    News    November 3, 2022

Trout rescues start off with sweets and end with smiles

POWELL — Electrically stunned trout rolled to the top of the water, revealing their white underbellies, while volunteers hoping to save Wyoming’s prized game fish sloshed through the muddy, receding pools of the Cody Canal to scoop them up as...

 
 By Dave Bonner    News    November 3, 2022

Constitutional Amendment B would retire judges at age 75

POWELL — Wyoming voters will be asked to weigh in on raising the mandatory retirement age of Supreme Court and District Court judges as they vote on proposed Amendment B in the Nov. 8 general election.  Amendment B would raise the compulsory...

 

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Unemployment rate in Campbell County and state remains steady GILLETTE (WNE) — Campbell County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from August to September, staying at 3.3%, which is in line with the state average. It’s the seventh highest...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    October 27, 2022

Wyoming fentanyl deaths up as state pushes awareness

GILLETTE —The number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths has steadily increased in Wyoming since 2017. The number of yearly deaths fluctuated prior to that, with up and down years since 2013, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. But the...

 

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Wyoming Weed and Pest Council partners with IMAGINE   SHERIDAN (WNE) — For more than a century, cheatgrass has plagued native wildlife across the western United States. The invasive weed poses many threats; the most concerning is that it fuels wil...

 

Wyoming looks to grow its manufacturing sector

CASPER — Wyoming leaders are effectively laying the groundwork for manufacturing sector growth, but the state’s new industries and shifting workforce will need continued support in the years ahead, panelists said at an economic development event...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    October 13, 2022

Ballot includes increasing judges' retirement age 

CHEYENNE — Among the many decisions voters will make in the Nov. 8 general election, they will consider whether Wyoming Supreme Court justices and district court judges could retire five years later.  Amendment B was passed out of the Wyoming...

 

GOP grapples with write-ins

CASPER — After learning of a write-in effort to oust Republican nominee Sen. Ogden Driskill, the Campbell County GOP expressed frustration at Republican candidates “re-inventing themselves” to run in the general election. Following the...

 
 By Maggie Mullen    News    October 6, 2022

State Bar declined to investigate complaint against Hageman

The Wyoming State Bar declined to initiate a disciplinary investigation into Harriet Hageman, a natural resources attorney, in July after another lawyer filed a grievance against the congressional candidate, according to records shared with WyoFile....

 

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Multiple hunters ticketed for trespassing over the weekend GILLETTE (WNE) — Sheriff’s deputies ticketed trespassers throughout the county last weekend who said they were unaware they were on private land. At about 9 a.m. Friday, deputies...

 
 By Ellen Gerst    News    September 29, 2022

Lawyers fighting abortion ban seek to limit who participates

CASPER — Wyoming women and health care providers are asking a Teton County judge to block state lawmakers and an anti-abortion group from joining an ongoing lawsuit over Wyoming’s abortion ban. Right to Life Wyoming and lawmakers Rep. Rachel...

 

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Woman charged with hit-and-run in Cody CODY (WNE) — Jennifer Christen Phillips, 40, of Cody, pleaded not guilty Friday to hit-and-run charges after she allegedly struck an 11-year-old on a bicycle. She also pleaded not guilty to one count of failin...

 

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Campbell County finally succeeds in getting federal grant for industrial park GILLETTE (WNE) — If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And again. And again. After numerous failed attempts at getting funding for an industrial park,...

 

Sports tourism keeps Gillette economy busy outside of summer

GILLETTE —As summer comes to an end and kids are back in school, the end of tourism season is nearing. Traditional tourism, that is. The season for sports tournaments is just beginning. Just in the past five or six years, sports tourism has grown...

 

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Hageman declines to debate GreyBull CHEYENNE (WNE) —Republican U.S. House of Representatives primary winner Harriet Hageman has declined an invitation to debate Democratic contender Lynnette GreyBull next month.  WyomingPBS confirmed Monday that...

 

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East HS student killed, three hurt in car crash CHEYENNE (WNE) — One student from Cheyenne’s East High School was killed and three other teenagers from East were seriously hurt in a single vehicle accident Sunday night, according to local...

 

Throwing a shoe: 42 compete in state horseshoe championship in Gillette

GILLETTE - The sounds of metal against metal rang out Saturday morning, with two-and-a-half pound horseshoes clanking against stakes in the dirt after traveling more than 25 feet in the air....

 

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