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 By Mark Davis    News    July 7, 2022 

Simpson to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

POWELL - Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a July 7 ceremony at the White House by longtime friend, U.S. President Joe Biden. "Joe Biden and I have... Full story

 
 News    July 7, 2022 

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Sublette County Health’s hospital a reality PINEDALE (WNE) — The century-long quest for a hospital in Sublette County is finally a reality.  On June 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a $32-million loan application submitted by the...

 
 By Dustin Bleizeffer    News    July 7, 2022 

Lawmakers seek deal for coal carbon capture

Despite several years and a spate of new laws designed to delay the retirement of coal-fired power generating units, the state may have to press harder to broker a deal that results in a coal carbon capture project, according to some lawmakers....

 
 By Billy Arnold    News    July 7, 2022 

Yellowstone bison gore two visitors in three days

JACKSON — Less than a week after Yellowstone National Park reopened following historic floods, bison gored two visitors in three days, bringing the total number of gorings this season to three. Park officials have said that Yellowstone typically...

 

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Park lifts indoor masking as Teton County COVID risk declines JACKSON (WNE) — Grand Teton National Park has lifted its requirement for wearing masks inside park buildings as Teton County’s risk for COVID-19 has declined. After just one week at...

 
 By Billy Arnold    News    June 23, 2022

Yellowstone: South loop opens Wednesday, north loop in the next two weeks

JACKSON — Barely a week after floods wiped out roads in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park, officials plan to reopen the park’s southern loop Wednesday with a license plate-based system to control the amount of visitors to the...

 

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Gordon forms group to examine gas prices PINEDALE (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon on June 8 announced the formation of a Gas and Diesel Price Working Group to address rising fuel costs. That working group includes members of the governor’s cabinet,...

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    June 9, 2022

Bison eyed for Endangered Species Act protection

CASPER — Another iconic Yellowstone species is being considered again for Endangered Species Act protections. Threats to the park’s plains bison — including loss of habitat and migration routes as well as the spread of disease — are...

 
 By Mark Davis    News    June 2, 2022

'Fish geeks' battle invasive species

POWELL - Native fish populations in Yellowstone Lake have been jeopardized since fisheries biologists found lake trout illegally introduced in 1994.  The process of removing the invasive species has...

 
 By Margaret O'Hara    News    June 2, 2022

Judiciary committee undertakes Wyoming trespass statutes in first interim meeting

SHERIDAN — During its first substantive meeting of the legislative interim Monday, the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee examined current state trespass law as well as possible additions or changes to statute to reflect technologica...

 

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Monsters take over downtown Rock Springs ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — RAAAAAAAWWWWRRRRRR!!!! Monsters are taking over downtown Rock Springs this summer.  Eight whimsical monsters, created by local artist Kaye Tyler, will take up residency at various locat...

 

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Gillette woman, former CCH consultant, ordered to prison and $172K restitution GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette woman and former Campbell County Health public relations consultant, Alexa Kinney, was sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered...

 

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Deputies rescue drunk party goers CODY (WNE) — An evening gathering in Badger Basin resulted in a possible life-saving rescue by Park County deputies who’d spent almost five hours on the scene to ensure the many partygoers were OK. According to...

 
 By Kristen Czaban    News    May 12, 2022

GOP expels most Laramie County delegates from convention

SHERIDAN — Laramie County lost the bulk of its representation at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention Saturday morning. After nearly two hours of procedural maneuvering and debate, the body voted not to seat all 37 delegates from the state...

 

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California man arrested with 31 pounds of pot GILLETTE (WNE) — A 24-year-old California man was arrested after he was caught with 31 pounds of marijuana in his car while passing through Gillette. A Sheriff’s Office deputy clocked Caleb White...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    May 5, 2022

Fairness complaint filed with GOP

CASPER — A complaint filed Friday with the Wyoming GOP claims four county-level Republican parties violated bylaws, raising further questions about whether state party leaders have been selectively enforcing rules at the expense of traditional cons...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    May 5, 2022

PRB coal demand and production continues

GILLETTE (WNE) — The coal production from Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Resources Inc. through the first three months of 2022 aligned with the strong projections each company had for their Powder River Basin mines headed into the year, despite... Full story

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    May 5, 2022

Bighorn Forest examines stickers to solve camping issues

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest will soon act on dispersed camping solutions brought forward two years ago by the Big Horn Mountain Coalition Dispersed Camping Task Force. The suggestions — which range from requiring a dispersed camping...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Wyoming News Briefs

Man sentenced to 70 days in vehicular homicide SHERIDAN (WNE) — Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff sentenced Todd A. Kohler to 70 days in jail, one year of supervised probation and 230 hours of community service education on...

 
 By Hannah Black    News    April 28, 2022

Parents, students criticize Laramie County School District #2 over blackmail case

CHEYENNE — Parents who say their daughters were victims in a blackmail case involving a Burns High School student say the school district has been slow to respond to the incident, keeping the student in classes and in extracurricular activities...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    April 28, 2022

Search continues for missing Gillette woman

GILLETTE — Just about every day at about 5 p.m., Kennedy Wainaina waits on a phone call. Ever since his sister, Irene Wairimu Gakwa, went missing from Gillette in February or March, he has stayed in close contact with the Gillette police...

 

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Cody to host large Harley rally CODY (WNE) – A motorcycle rally coming to Cody this summer is expected to bring more than 900 motorcycles for a three-day event in late June. The Harley Owners Group chose Cody this year for the June 23-25 event...

 

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Family members sentenced for theft from contractor CHEYENNE (WNE) — Four members of a family were sentenced Wednesday afternoon in Laramie County District Court after they were accused of working together to steal from a local contractor. David...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man pleads not guilty to exposure allegations GILLETTE (WNE) — A 40-year-old Gillette man has pleaded not guilty to five criminal counts against him alleging that he exposed himself to several people in Walmart and performed a sex act near a...

 
 By Billy Arnold    News    April 14, 2022

Grizzly managers worried about 399 and cubs

JACKSON — Hilary Cooley is worried about the season ahead for Grizzly 399 and her cubs, who have yet to emerge from hibernation. “The future’s not so bright for these guys,” she said during a meeting of state and federal wildlife and land...

 

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