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New record: More than half a million people boarded planes at Jackson Hole Airport in 2021 JACKSON (WNE) — More than half a million people flew out of Jackson Hole in 2021 — a new record for Jackson Hole Airport. In the past few years, massive...

 
 By Joel Funk    News    January 20, 2022

Laramie, Albany counties in 'chaos' after redistricting move

Power struggles between lawmakers reverted at least a quarter of Wyoming’s legislative redistricting map back to square one during a contentious meeting Wednesday in Casper. With time ticking down before the 2022 budget session convenes in...

 

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DCI investigating Gillette shooting GILLETTE (WNE) — The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating an incident from Sunday morning in which two police officers shot and killed a 22-year-old man, Ismael Trinidad Montes, who was...

 

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Cheney criticizes Wyoming GOP officials CASPER (WNE) — The Wyoming Republican Party apparatus includes people who are “quite radical,” Rep. Liz Cheney said Thursday. Cheney made the comment on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on...

 
 By Joy Ufford    News    January 6, 2022

Judge orders Rammell brand inspection case to continue

PINEDALE — Although county and state attorneys argued veterinarian Rex F. Rammell’s appeal in 9th District Court of four brand-inspection convictions and sentences was untimely and improper, the judge disagreed.  In Sublette County’s possibly...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    January 6, 2022

Twin spruce trees removed from front of Twin Spruce school

GILLETTE - After 87 years of standing above Gillette Avenue, the two spruce trees that towered in front of Twin Spruce Junior High School for decades are gone. A tree-removal crew took down the two...

 

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Wyoming gas prices fall by 3.1 cents in past week CHEYENNE (WNE) — Wyoming gas prices have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy.com’s daily survey of 494 stations in Wyoming. Gas...

 

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Natrona County OKs new betting site CASPER (WNE) — Parimutuel betting is one step closer to being available at Casper’s C85 Pump Room, after a decision from the Natrona County commissioners last week.  The facility is set to retain its existing...

 

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Cheyenne school officials say social media threat unsubstantiated CHEYENNE (WNE) — Laramie County School District No. 1 officials said Thursday they have been notified about an ongoing social media post of a threatening nature that has been...

 

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WGFD detects diseases in elk herds, rabbits SHERIDAN (WNE) —Animal diseases have been identified in two species in the Sheridan region — chronic wasting disease in elk and rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 in cottontail rabbits. CWD was...

 
 By Alexis Barker    News    December 9, 2021

Weston County commissioner battles residency complaint

Weston County Commissioner Tony Barton is standing his ground and asserting his legal right to remain on the Board of Weston County Commissioners until the end of his term, as stated by his attorneys, Samuel R. Yemington and Kasey J. Benish, who are...

 

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Supreme Court upholds decision to charge 14-year-old as adult GILLETTE (WNE) —The state Supreme Court affirmed a ruling by a district judge that allowed a 14-year-old boy to be considered an adult after he took guns to Sage Valley Junior High with...

 

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RER coming to Upton NEWCASTLE (WNE) — Rare Element Resources, or RER, will open its test facility in Upton, where it will process elements from RER’s Bearlodge mine located 12 miles from Sundance. RER is an energy company specializing in mining...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    November 25, 2021

COVID-19 special session bill called into question

CHEYENNE — State lawmakers are beginning to question the interpretation of the special session bill recently signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon after the suspension of the federal vaccine mandate. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

 

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Man sought in Mississippi murder found in Shoshoni CASPER (WNE) — Shoshoni police on Saturday apprehended a man wanted for murder in Mississippi after learning he’d been living in a local motel.  Kingduron Pyle Jr., was taken into custody late...

 
 By Alex Portal    News    November 25, 2021

Governors discuss forestry in the Black Hills

Gov. Kristi Noem was joined by Gov. Mark Gordon of Wyoming Monday as the two visited Spearfish Forest Products Inc. "This mill here is in jeopardy if we don't start getting the [National] Forest...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    November 18, 2021

Gordon unveils proposed $2.3 billion budget

CHEYENNE - Gov. Mark Gordon proposed a balanced general fund budget of nearly $2.3 billion for the 2023-24 biennium Monday that will be considered by the Wyoming Legislature during the 2022 budget ses...

 

Riverton school board told of more teen violence amid pandemic

RIVERTON — There has been an “extreme increase” in violence among Fremont County youth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Riverton school board heard last month.  “It is alarming,” Sydney Allred, executive director of the Fremont...

 

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Man sentenced for child sex abuse CHEYENNE (WNE) — A man convicted of having sexual contact with two children in his care received prison time Tuesday during a sentencing hearing in Laramie County District Court. Laramie County District Judge...

 

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Two of 399’s cubs trapped, radio-collared to beef up monitoring JACKSON (WNE) — Federal agencies trapped three of Grizzly 399’s cubs and then outfitted two with tracking collars before releasing all three Saturday to increase monitoring as a wa...

 

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After DUI arrest, man out as county Homeland Security director POWELL (WNE) — Less than a week after being arrested on allegations that he drove his work truck while drunk, Jack Tatum is out as Park County’s director of Homeland Security....

 

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Cheyenne school district experiences pandemic-driven bus driver shortage CHEYENNE (WNE) — Laramie County School District 1 has not been immune from the national bus driver shortage caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The shortage has led to...

 

As closure nears, miners grapple with next steps

CASPER — With four weeks left before Wyoming’s last underground coal mine shutters, the employee transition is well underway. The long-anticipated closure of the Bridger Underground Coal Mine was originally expected to impact 94 mine workers,...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    October 28, 2021

Committee cuts $60.1 million from recommended education cost adjustment

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee voted Monday to reduce the recommended external cost adjustment for K-12 education by $60.1 million. Gov. Mark Gordon will receive the recommendation next month from the...

 

Legislature to hold special session on mandate

CASPER — The Wyoming State Legislature has voted to hold a special session to combat federal vaccine mandates, but another obstacle remains.  When results of the vote came in Thursday evening, there were 36 lawmakers in the House and 18 in the Sen...

 

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