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 News    July 22, 2021 

Cattle drive

A caravan of dignitaries, cowboys, volunteers and cattle makes its way down Hynds Boulevard near Interstate 25 during the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive on Sunday, July 18, 2021. The drive...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

Wyoming News Briefs

Simpson recovering after fall and surgery CODY (WNE) — The former U.S. Sen. Al Simpson is recovering from a fall he took in California last week, requiring a partial hip replacement and surgery. His son, Colin Simpson, confirmed that the fall took...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

Returning home

Worland residents line up to watch the procession bringing the remains of 1st Lt. Alva Ray Krogman to his hometown of Worland on Monday. Krogman, a member of the U.S. Air Force, was lost over Laos in...

 
 By Ellen Gerst    News    July 15, 2021

Former coroner alleges Health Department changed death certificates

CASPER — Former Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen has alleged that the Wyoming Department of Health has changed and issued inaccurate death certificates in the last several months. Citing confidentiality, Stratmoen did not give any specific...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

National motorcycle convention brings millions of dollars to Sheridan SHERIDAN (WNE) — Organizers are still tallying the final numbers, but estimates have the recent Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association national convention held June 23-26...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    July 8, 2021

Mussel-infected boat intercepted in Yellowstone

JACKSON – For Sue Mills, it was simultaneously concerning and reassuring for her staff to find a quagga mussel attached to a boat that was about to hit the water in Yellowstone National Park. As Yellowstone’s aquatic invasive species...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Woman says she owns Walmart, so shoplifting isn’t theft GILLETTE (WNE) — A California woman accused of taking more than $5000 worth of merchandise from Walmart told police that it couldn’t be considered shoplifting because she owned the store....

 
 By Clair McFarland    News    July 1, 2021

Man killed, trooper wounded in shootout near Lander

RIVERTON — An exchange of gunfire Friday afternoon during a traffic stop left the driver of the stopped vehicle mortally shot and a Highway Patrol trooper wounded. The injured trooper was released...

 
 By Cary Littlejohn    News    July 1, 2021

Drought forces ranchers into tough, desperate decisions

GILLETTE — A cloud of dust kicked up as Cass Hurley shuffled down a small hill in the middle of the 320-acre ranch she and her husband operate off North Heptner Road in Rozet. It’s not far beyond where the county stops maintaining the road. The...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Off-duty firefighter gets teen out of burning house GILLETTE (WNE) – A local teen boy has a lot to be thankful for, especially an off-duty Campbell County firefighter who alerted him and got the teen out of a burning house Wednesday. No one was...

 
 By Eve Newman    News    June 24, 2021

Permitting work for new wind project to begin

LARAMIE — The permitting process for the proposed Rock Creek Wind Project is set to begin this summer, and if all goes according to plan, construction on the 590-megawatt project could start as soon as 2023. The project, a proposal of...

 

Campbell Co. valuation down by one-fifth in one year

GILLETTE — Campbell County’s assessed valuation has dropped to a level not seen since the mid-2000s. The county’s assessed valuation — or its taxable value — for 2021 is about $3.4 billion. That is a decrease of about $850 million, or 20%,...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Grand Teton scales back search for missing man JACKSON (WNE) — After six days of intense aerial and ground searching for missing hiker Cian McLaughlin, Grand Teton National Park officials said late Friday they will scale back their efforts. “The...

 
 By Ellen Fike    News    June 17, 2021

Pot advocates introduce ballot initiatives

CHEYENNE — A number of cannabis advocates and members of the Libertarian Party made history Friday as they submitted two marijuana-related ballot initiatives, kicking off a campaign that will last until next November.  A number of organizations...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Cheyenne City Council green lights liquor delivery permanently CHEYENNE (WNE) – Residents will be able to continue enjoying liquor delivery to their front doors, thanks to an ordinance passed by the Cheyenne City Council Monday night. The council...

 

Special legislative session plans canceled

By Victoria Eavis and Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — In an unexpected turn, there will not be a special legislative session in mid-July, Gov. Mark Gordon and statehouse leaders announced in a joint statement...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Final health order expires CASPER (WNE) — As expected, the state of Wyoming entered June without any remaining health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The state health department announced late last month that it was immediately eliminati...

 

Paying respects

A procession of official vehicles on 17th Street in Cody escorts a hearse carrying Tim Hart, a U.S. Forest Services smokejumper who was killed in the line of duty. Hundreds of first responders,...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    June 3, 2021

Committee revives controversial gun bill in surprise vote

The Joint Agriculture Committee Tuesday revived a controversial gun rights bill on a split-second, unannounced vote moments before the committee adjourned in a move lambasted by critics for its lack of transparency. The bill, last...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Gillette man charged with stalking in addition to kidnapping, battery GILLETTE (WNE) – A man who used different aliases on social media and asked people to contact his ex-girlfriend on his behalf has pleaded not guilty to felony stalking charges....

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    May 27, 2021

Bouchard will remain in U.S. House race

CASPER – Wyoming Sen. Anthony Bouchard says he is staying in the U.S. House race following the disclosure that he impregnated a 14-year-old when he was 18, striking a defiant tone at the possibility that he could face repercussions in the Wyoming L...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

One killed, three injured in wreck near Shoshoni RIVERTON (WNE) — A Casper man died and three people – including two children – were injured in a two-vehicle crash reported Thursday afternoon near Shoshoni. Stephen James Stewart, 75, of Casper,...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Woman pleads guilty to charges in kidnap case CASPER (WNE) — A woman involved in an August kidnapping that left one dead and one injured pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting robbery in Natrona County District Court on Friday. Kayla Wollitz was...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man who threatened trailer park manager with a gun pleads no contest CHEYENNE (WNE) – A man accused of threatening a trailer park manager with a gun was arraigned Thursday in Laramie County District Court. Rudy Michael Delarosa pleaded no contest...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    May 6, 2021

ITC in Gillette chosen for $52M CO2 capture project

GILLETTE – Less than two weeks removed from announcing the winners of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize, the Integrated Test Center is at the center of another large, high-profile carbon capture project. Gov. Mark Gordon announced Friday afternoon that...

 

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