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 By Dean Michael    News    June 20, 2019 

PacifiCorp, sheep company face off over power line route

RAWLINS — PacifiCorp’s plan to run more than 1,000 miles of power line through Wyoming and Idaho has landed the company in Carbon County District Court over disputes with a landowner along the route. The Warren Buffet-backed PacifiCorp filed the...

 
 By Joe Moline    News    June 20, 2019 

Health Department offers plan to reduce air ambulance costs

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Department of Health released its proposed plan to create affordable air ambulance services in Wyoming. The proposed plan is trying to decrease the air ambulance cost and increase the availability of the service in Wyoming,...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Wyoming News Briefs

Juror faces jail over refusal to serve LARAMIE (WNE) — Albany County District Court Judge Tori Kricken ruled this week that a juror in a Laramie civil case will be jailed indefinitely starting June 28 unless she completes 20 hours of community...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    June 20, 2019 

Diocese of Cheyenne releases list of 11 sexual abusers

CHEYENNE – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne released the names of 10 priests and one bishop they said served in Wyoming and faced substantiated accusations of sexual abuse of minors and vulnerable adults dating back to 1950. The list was rele...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Sheridan woman faces aggravated vehicular homicide charge SHERIDAN (WNE) — A Sheridan woman faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and aggravated homicide by vehicle in Sheridan County Circuit Court. Angela McIver Livingston, 40,...

 

Wyoming infantry set for deployment to Kosovo

Children played in the crowd. Others slept as the families settled into chairs, waiting for the deployment ceremony to begin. The mood was one of pride and somberness as leaders and dignitaries...

 
 By Jonathan Gallardo    News    June 6, 2019

Judges question decision not to provide attorneys in misdemeanors

GILLETTE — Circuit Court Judges in Wyoming are not supportive of the state Public Defenders Office’s decision to not represent people who have only been charged with misdemeanors. It’s been a month since State Public Defender Diane Lozano...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Casper man arrested after standoff CASPER (WNE) — A Natrona County special response team responded to a domestic assault call northwest of Casper on Sunday, arresting a 51-year-old man after a two-and-a-half-hour standoff. The Natrona County...

 
 By Colin Tiernan    News    May 30, 2019

Glenrock museum unearths rare dinosaur

GLENROCK — She grew up just north of Glenrock, grazing in lush, lowland swamps. When she lumbered over to the creek for a drink, crocodiles and turtles lounged on the bank beside her. Unlike the...

 
 By Andrew Brosig    News    May 30, 2019

Opening of Japanese beef markets hailed as good news

TORRINGTON – The announcement last week of Japan lifting its years-long ban on imports of beef from the United States is good news for Wyo-Braska producers, but it may not be the overarching panacea some in Washington, D.C., might want people to...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    May 30, 2019

Kaycee veteran's remains to be buried in late June

CASPER — When DeMaret Kirtley was last home in July 1950, he posed for a photo. His starched Army uniform hanging from his thin frame, Marston — as his friends and family called him — stood next to his father, the two men staring straight...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

State investigating pneumonia cases CODY (WNE) – The Wyoming Department of Health is currently investigating a pneumonia break out that has stricken Park County. The state Infectious Disease Epidemiology Program reports 31 people have contracted...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    May 23, 2019

Wyoming Energy Authority taking shape

GILLETTE — The state is moving to merge the Wyoming Infrastructure and Pipeline authorities into a single Wyoming Energy Authority, and lawmakers want to make sure doing so won’t lose any of the expertise held by the former organizations....

 

Wyoming unemployment falls to 3.6 percent in April

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 3.7 percent in March to 3.6 percent in April. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was lower...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

State’s first solar power trade group forms GILLETTE (WNE) — The cost of installing solar power has dropped 70 percent in the last ten years and Wyoming solar installs have increased accordingly. In response to this growth, installers around the...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    May 16, 2019

Voter crossover, ID bills get interim review

CASPER — A pair of failed bills from the 2019 general session intended to improve the “integrity” of Wyoming elections will be getting a second look from state lawmakers this interim.  The two bills – one to require photo identification at...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    May 16, 2019

Cloud Peak files for bankruptcy

GILLETTE — Cloud Peak Energy’s bankruptcy filing Friday afternoon may be the beginning of the end for the Gillette-based coal producer. Unlike previous Powder River Basin coal bankruptcies, Cloud Peak seems to be looking to shed debt and sell...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Montana mussel discovery has Wyoming on high alert CODY (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming Game and Fish are becoming increasingly vigilant about the dangers to waterways from zebra and quagga mussels. The tiny invasive species, long on...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Wyoming News Briefs

Police shoot man after high-speed chase through downtown Cheyenne CHEYENNE (WNE) — A high-speed chase through downtown Cheyenne that included multiple shots fired at pursuing officers ended Friday evening with the driver being shot and taken to...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Wyoming News Briefs

Whooping cough cases in Campbell County draw warning GILLETTE (WNE) — A cluster of at least five cases of whooping cough in Campbell County has occurred over the past week and is drawing warnings from the Wyoming Department of Health. Whooping...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    May 2, 2019

Big Boy steam locomotive almost ready for its big day

CHEYENNE - The story of Cheyenne is impossible to tell without also telling the story of the railroad. The tracks that cut through town are more than just the lifeblood of the country's economy; they...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Wyoming News Briefs

Sheridan student injured by bus dies SHERIDAN (WNE) — A Sheridan student has died as a result of injuries suffered after being pulled under a school bus April 22. After several days spent in a coma due to brain injuries, 6-year-old Esperanza...

 

Hemp advocates welcome Wyoming's new law

GILLETTE — For the last five years, Bill Fortner and Frank Latta have tried to convince Wyoming that “hemp” isn’t a bad four-letter word. Latta, the director of the Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Neighbors object to re-opening of pig farm WHEATLAND (WNE) — The pig farms east of Wheatland are causing controversy again. A new company wishes to use an old, closed down property belonging to Wyoming Premium Farms to open up a new farrowing...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    April 25, 2019

Wyoming public sector wage growth tops nation

CASPER — Employees in Wyoming’s public sector have experienced the largest rate of wage and benefits growth over the private sector in the entire nation, according to a new paper from a Washington D.C. think tank. Federal wage data compiled in...

 

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