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 By Steve Steiner    News    December 3, 2020 

Food truck donates Thanksgiving meals

LARAMIE — Sometimes the worst of circumstances brings out the best in people. Anyone in search of a Thanksgiving meal Thursday learned and benefited from that if fortunate enough to come upon a conv...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    December 3, 2020 

Major power transmission line comes online

CASPER — When a company produces electricity using coal, natural gas or renewable energy in Wyoming, it needs a way of transporting that power to customers, both in the state and beyond.  That’s where a transmission line comes in: The...

 

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Governor recovering from COVID-19 at home, first lady tests negative CHEYENNE (WNE) — After announcing last week that he had tested positive for COVID-19, Gov. Mark Gordon is continuing to recover from home while working a full work schedule this w...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    December 3, 2020 

Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange

GILLETTE — Discussions over how to shape legislation that could allow Campbell County to form its own community college district are underway. With Gillette College’s future in the hands of the state Legislature, many questions remain. The...

 
 By Joy Ufford    News    December 3, 2020 

Brand inspection case heads back to court

PINEDALE – A 2019 court case with five misdemeanor citations for violating a brand inspection law is taking new life as parties prepare for a second round in Circuit Court.  The misdemeanor case against Rex F. Rammell has traveled to both low and...

 

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Yellowstone sees record visits in October CODY (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park posted another record month in October to close out its 2020 summer season, shattering the previous record for that month with more than 110,000 additional people...

 

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Man killed in shootout with Gillette police identified GILLETTE (WNE) — Cody William Amman, 31, has been identified as the man killed in an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Gillette. Amman allegedly fired at a Gillette police officer...

 

State investigating trash, livestock loss on state leased property

GILLETTE – All John McClelland wants to do is complete his daily ranching chores, but he recently had to deal with unexpected losses of livestock as well as clean up a growing amount of trash on land he uses. In early October, McClelland found one...

 

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Outbreak at Shepherd of the Valley largest of its kind in Wyoming CASPER (WNE) – Fourteen residents of Casper’s Shepherd of the Valley nursing home have died from COVID-19, the most deaths reported at any such facility in Wyoming since the...

 

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Not guilty plea entered in attempted manslaughter in Gillette GILLETTE (WNE) — The man accused of attempted manslaughter after a bullet from his gun grazed another man’s head has pleaded not guilty to charges against him. Zachary Shawn Manning,...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    October 29, 2020

State seeks extension for spending federal stimulus money

CASPER – Wyoming leaders are hoping for more money from the federal government as Congress remains gridlocked over an additional round of stimulus funding.  The state is working to spend the remainder of the $1.25 billion in federal relief...

 

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Two Campbell County residents killed in Thursday morning crash GILLETTE (WNE) — Two Gillette residents were killed in a two-car crash about 9 a.m. Thursday about 34 miles south of Gillette on Highway 59 near Breene Road.  A Ford E-350 with seven...

 
 By Mark Davis    News    October 22, 2020

Grizzly relocation less common, still important management tool

POWELL — As a grizzly bear chased a wounded elk into the river in the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park, a Cody wildlife photographer trained her video camera on the surprising series of events. The result of B.E. Judson’s effort gave...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    October 22, 2020

Committee drafting bill for new Gillette college

GILLETTE — The Select Committee on Community College Funding agreed Friday to start working toward drafting a bill that would clarify state statute regarding community colleges and potentially clear the way for the possible creation of Gillette...

 

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Brand inspection case to resume in December PINEDALE (WNE) — The 2019 livestock brand-inspection misdemeanor case against Rex. F. Rammell is picking up about where it left off eight months ago – in Sublette County Circuit Court.  Rammell...

 

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Yellowstone sees record visits in September CODY (WNE) — Despite COVID-19, a national economic slowdown and fewer in-Park lodging options available, Yellowstone National Park broke its September record for visitation. A total of 837,499 people...

 

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Plea agreement reached in Rock Springs stabbing case ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — A Rock Springs man originally charged with attempted second-degree murder in a stabbing case pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of aggravated assault and battery as part...

 
 By Davis Potter    News    October 1, 2020

UW football back for fall

CASPER — Wyoming football is officially back.  So is the rest of the Mountain West.  After a week of various media reports, statements from university administrators and state officials, and rampant speculation, the Mountain West has become the...

 

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Longtime Powell professor killed in accident POWELL (WNE) — A longtime professor at Northwest College died last week after being run over by a vehicle on a Coulter Avenue sidewalk.  Dennis Brophy, 75, had been walking in front of Rimrock Tire...

 

Man accused of kidnapping wife, leaving her naked at Walmart

GILLETTE — A Gillette man is accused of kidnapping his wife and leaving her naked at Walmart, allegedly telling her he wanted her to be embarrassed. John Jesse Crump, 37, is charged with kidnapping, which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in...

 

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Gillette man faces five drug charges after 121 fentanyl pills found in home GILLETTE (WNE) – A stash of 121 fentanyl pills found in a home on Rohan Avenue in July — an amount described as “large” and “not indicative of a user quantity” by...

 

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Grand Teton sees near-record visitation JACKSON (WNE) — Despite a lack of in-park lodging due to COVID-19, Grand Teton National Park reported the second highest number of recreational visits — an estimated 710,198 — on record for August....

 

Almost one-fifth of Wyoming still uncounted

CASPER — The federal government’s once-a-decade effort to count every person living in the United States is nearly complete. It’s been a tumultuous year; the U.S. Census Bureau launched its first large-scale web campaign, contended with a...

 

Powder River Basin on pace to produce less than 200 million tons of coal

GILLETTE — Under the right circumstances, carbon under pressure produces diamonds. But the intense pressure from multiple fronts now squeezing Powder River Basin coal is crushing the industry. Already struggling with weakening demand for U.S....

 

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Hanna residents allowed to return home after fire CASPER (WNE) — Hanna residents were being allowed to return home starting at 1 p.m. Sunday after a wildfire prompted evacuations a day earlier. The Carbon County Office of Emergency Management was w...

 

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