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Woman sentenced to prison in stabbing case CHEYENNE (WNE) — A woman who fatally stabbed another woman last year was sentenced Friday morning to five to eight years in prison. Tanya Pearson pleaded guilty in April to involuntary manslaughter per a...

 

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Council gives initial nod to e-cig ban CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Cheyenne City Council voted 8-1 Monday night to approve the second reading of an ordinance amendment adding electronic smoking devices to the list of smoking instruments banned in public...

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    August 8, 2019

Wyoming governor settles 2016 lawsuit he filed as treasurer against state

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon announced Thursday that he would be ending a legal proceeding he initiated as state treasurer in 2016 over that office’s authority to approve contracts related to the state capitol building construction project....

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    August 8, 2019

Laramie man arrested for 2018 murder

LARAMIE — After what the Laramie Police Department described as a “lengthy and intensive investigation,” a 24-year-old Laramie man was arrested for the killing of a woman in March 2018. Artem Day has been charged with second-degree murder, a... Full story

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    August 8, 2019

Wyoming lawmakers won't touch 'yote whacking' with snowmobiles

JACKSON — A Jackson Hole woman’s effort to criminalize running down and running over coyotes with snowmobiles was shot down last week by a legislative committee. Local wildlife activist Lisa Robertson has had the ear of Rep. Mike Yin, of Teton Co...

 
 By Carrie Haderlie    News    August 8, 2019

Climbing ranger hired to address concerns in Ten Sleep Canyon

SHERIDAN — This summer, the Bighorn National Forest is taking steps to address concerns about climbing impacts in the West Ten Sleep Canyon after tension in the area for months. The agency is working on a climbing management plan, and has hired a...

 

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Alabama man charged with 42 game violations GILLETTE (WNE) — An Alabama man pleaded not guilty last week to 42 big game violations that he is accused of committing over a ten-year period in Campbell County. Russell “Rusty” B. Vick, 54, could...

 

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Cody schools spend $10K to train for concealed weapons CODY (WNE) — The Cody School District spent just under $10,000 in the first full year of the CKA program that vets and trains certain staff who apply to carry concealed weapons in school...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Irrigation tunnel collapse prompts emergency declaration TORRINGTON (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon has officially declared a state of emergency for Goshen County due to the collapse of an irrigation tunnel along the Fort Laramie-Gering canal. In a press...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 25, 2019

Legislators revive gaming commission proposal

CASPER — Just three weeks ago, members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Committee of Travel, Recreation and Cultural Resources decided it was giving up on an attempt to regulate gambling in the Cowboy State. Legislative leadership had other...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    July 18, 2019

Cloud Peak, facing own problems, hires some Blackjewel miners

CASPER — As coal operator Blackjewel LLC went to battle in bankruptcy court last week, another Powder River Basin company quietly contended with its own financial troubles. Cloud Peak Energy filed for bankruptcy in May and is one of six coal...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    July 18, 2019

Cities, counties will try to find solution on tax bill

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee has a bill on its plate that would allow cities to put an additional municipal sales tax to voters. But instead of voting on the bill, the committee hit pause this week to...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    July 18, 2019

Colorado wolf last seen in Yellowstone

JACKSON — As recently as last fall, the animal that’s making headlines as the first Colorado wolf in four years was wandering one of the most remote and wild landscapes left in the Lower 48 states. It was the closing days of October when a pilot...

 

Powell flooding

Powell resident Daniel Stanley kayaks along a Powell street on Sunday afternoon after a major storm dropped more than one-half inch of rain, along with hail, on Powell in a little more than 30...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    July 18, 2019

Efficiency commission sends recommendations to governor, Legislature

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Government Efficiency Commission on Monday approved recommending a group of about 18 cost-saving measures to Gov. Mark Gordon and the state Legislature. The list could potentially save the state more than $60 million over...

 

Vintage enthusiasts

Gillette resident LaDonna Hatch sets up her 1962 Shasta camper, named “Stitching Sally,” during a gathering of vintage camper enthusiasts in Gillette last weekend. The rally was organized by Paul...

 

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Gillette man dies weeks after motorcycle crash GILLETTE (WNE) — Nearly three weeks after a devastating motorcycle crash left Deven Dulany with badly broken legs, arms and internal injuries, the Gillette 20-year-old has died. Dulany had been receivi...

 

Firearms Museum reopens

Haylee Bertalot, 9, of Cody tries the machine gun simulation Saturday at the grand reopening of the Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Haylee was one of several hundred people to...

 
 By Shane Sanderson    News    July 11, 2019

Man charged in abduction, assault of young girl

CASPER — A man accused of kidnapping a child from a south Casper apartment complex on Wednesday — and then eluding police for 24 hours — now faces up to life in prison.  Prosecutors on Friday afternoon filed three felony charges against...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Black bear killed after raiding picnic sites, trash cans JACKSON (WNE) — One Jackson Hole bear is dead and another two have been hauled to more remote locales after raiding visitors’ picnics and residents’ trash cans. The subadult female black...

 

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Jackson man confirmed to Interior slot JACKSON (WNE) — A Jackson Hole man breezed through his U.S Senate confirmation on Thursday to fill a high post in Washington, D.C., overseeing the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Rob...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    July 4, 2019

Blackjewel closes two mines, nearly 600 out of work

GILLETTE — Nearly 600 workers at Blackjewel LLC’s coal mines in Campbell County are suddenly out of work after the company abruptly closed its Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines Monday afternoon. The move came just hours after the company had filed...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 4, 2019

New laws take effect

CASPER — The first week of July is often a slow one in state government, shortened by a federal holiday and marked by a light legislative schedule.  However, the first week of July also means something else in Wyoming – the time many of the...

 

Hunting ruling raises questions

CASPER — A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming tribal hunting rights has Wyoming officials worried about the potential effect of unregulated off -reservation hunting — a concern some tribal officials dismissed as “misguided.”  With...

 
 By Mary Rucinski    News    June 27, 2019

WWII veteran's remains to be buried in Laramie on Saturday

LARAMIE — The remains of Machinist’s Mate First Class George Hanson, killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, will be escorted by motorcade from Denver International Airport to Laramie on Wednesday for burial on Saturday. Hanson’s remains...

 

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