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 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...

 
 News    May 6, 2021 

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Wyoming gas prices tick up again CHEYENNE (WNE) — Wyoming gas prices have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90 per gallon as of Monday, according to GasBuddy.com’s daily survey of 494 stations in Wyoming. Gas prices in...

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    April 29, 2021

Charter school bill becomes law

CASPER — A bill that allows applications to create charter schools in Wyoming to circumvent school districts has passed into law without Gov. Mark Gordon’s signature.  The legislation allows the State Loan and Investment Board to approve a...

 
 By Nate Perez    News    April 29, 2021

Trio launches project to help soil, climate

CASPER — Leave it to a former children’s TV producer, a rodeo clown and a former vice president of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming to come up with a solution to reduce carbon dioxide in the air, improve soil health and increase climate aware...

 

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Officials believe spark from maintenance caused rail car explosion RIVERTON (WNE) — Officials believe they know what caused the spark that led to a fatal explosion Wednesday in a railcar in Shoshoni, but they still are investigating how the...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    April 22, 2021

Shed season, winter closure ending align in '21

JACKSON — Federal and state agencies have sorted out discombobulation that led to an awfully confusing 2020 onset to the popular antler gathering season in western Wyoming. When May 1 strikes in 2021, there’s one time to keep in mind: 6 a.m....

 

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Cheyenne man sent to prison for threatening woman with crossbow CHEYENNE (WNE) – A man was sentenced Thursday in Laramie County District Court to three to five years in prison for threatening a woman with a crossbow and injuring a police officer. B...

 
 By Nate Perez    News    April 15, 2021

State leaders criticize Biden gun restrictions

CASPER — President Joe Biden responded to a wave of gun violence throughout the country by announcing executive actions Thursday to curb the growth of homemade “ghost guns” and 3D-printed firearms without serial numbers, and require...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    April 15, 2021

Yellowstone grizzly population jumps with count revision

JACKSON — Federal scientists who track grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are revising a key criterion that underlies how they count bears, with the effect being a 34% to 43% jump in the population estimate. The change brings the...

 

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UW football recruit shot, killed CASPER (WNE) — A member of Wyoming’s 2021 football recruiting class was shot and killed at a Dallas-area hotel over the weekend. Police responded to a shooting call at approximately 1:35 a.m. Central Time on...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    April 8, 2021

Legislature approves voter ID bill

CASPER — A bill requiring Wyoming citizens to present specific forms of photo identification when casting their ballots in elections sailed through the Senate on Thursday and will now head to the governor’s desk for review. House Bill 75 would r...

 

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Fatal hit and run case to be heard in Laramie County District Court CHEYENNE (WNE) – The case of a local man accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian with his truck while drunk was found to have probable cause Friday morning and will be heard in...

 
 By Cary Littlejohn    News    April 1, 2021

Alcohol sales in Wyoming increased in 2020

GILLETTE — The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched on for more than a year now, greatly disrupting lives everywhere. One byproduct of the pandemic is that Americans are drinking more. Alcohol sales are up across the country and in Wyoming. The Wyoming...

 
 By Joshua Wolfson    News    April 1, 2021

Wyoming deaths spiked in 2020

CASPER – Wyoming recorded significantly more deaths in 2020 than in the prior year, new figures from the Wyoming Department of Health show.  The state documented 5983 deaths last year — an increase of 862, or 16%, compared with the year prior....

 

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Cheyenne man pleads guilty to strangulation, property destruction CHEYENNE (WNE) – Eric Earl Carter pleaded guilty to felony strangulation of a household member and felony property destruction in two separate cases as part of a plea agreement. In t...

 

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Man charged in Riverton stabbing faces enhanced sentence RIVERTON (WNE) — Accused of stabbing a 55-year-old man in a van near North Federal Blvd last week, Jody VanFleet was sent to a higher court on Wednesday.  The 37-year-old VanFleet has been...

 

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Wyoming to receive $1B from latest relief package CASPER (WNE) — Wyoming will receive over $1 billion in state aid soon, thanks to the latest stimulus package signed into law Thursday by President Joe Biden.  The federal government passed a $1.9...

 
 By Chase Vialpando    News    March 18, 2021

Douglas charges $25 minimum for public records

DOUGLAS — The City of Douglas last week charged the Douglas Budget $37.60 for a copy of City Administrator Jonathan Teichert’s contract, a public document. Later, the newspaper was ironically charged $27.10 for a copy of the 2015 resolution that... Full story

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    March 11, 2021

Public notice bill dies on third Senate reading

SHERIDAN — On third reading Friday, the Wyoming House defeated a bill some legislators said would limit government transparency by moving public notices out of newspapers. “I’m not quite there with the notion that we pull the funding that...

 

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Wyoming unemployment rate falls slightly CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported Monday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 5.2% in December to 5.1%...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    March 4, 2021

Voter ID bill wins initial House approval

CASPER — A bill requiring citizens to present specific forms of photo identification when casting their ballots in elections passed its first vote in the Wyoming House of Representatives on Monday. House Bill 75 requires voters to show specific...

 
 By Leo Wolfson    News    March 4, 2021

Man faces felonies after three alleged car thefts

CODY — Three stolen vehicles, two near-miss collisions, a deployed spike strip, and one black eye later, Garret Bailey is now in custody at the Park County Detention Center. Bailey, 27, led authorities from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Park County...

 

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Three UW students killed in accident LARAMIE (WNE) — Three University of Wyoming students were killed in a two-car collision that took place on Saturday, Feb. 27, on the Colorado side of Highway 287.  According to Colorado Trooper Josh Lewis, the...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Missing toddler found dead in Cheyenne dumpster CHEYENNE (WNE) — Following a missing child search that began early Friday afternoon, Cheyenne Police discovered the body of two-year-old Athian Rivera in a dumpster. The search for Rivera – which in...

 

Lawmakers tackle forest health

CASPER — Every year, the Wyoming state forester is statutorily required to update the Legislature on the health of Wyoming’s forests.  In a typical year for members of the Joint Committee on...

 

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