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Man charged in fatal accident PINEDALE (WNE) — The driver of a truck involved in a fatal head-on collision on July 14, 2020, is charged with aggravated homicide by vehicle.  That evening, Alex W. Smith, then of Hartford, Connecticut, was driving n...

 

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Florida congressman to protest Cheney in Cheyenne CHEYENNE (WNE) — A couple weeks after Congresswoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, one of Trump’s strongest supporters in Congress is set to visit the Wyom...

 

New study reframes fence impacts on deer, pronghorn

Pronghorn and mule deer alter their natural movement nearly 40% of the times they encounter fences, according to a Wyoming study that could change how wildlife managers worldwide alleviate the toll imposed by such barriers. Published in the Journal...

 

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No charges will be filed in Riverton shooting death   RIVERTON (WNE) — No charges will be filed in the November homicide that resulted in the death of Lisa Pitt, 39, of Riverton, Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun said Friday. Pitt died of...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    January 14, 2021

Lummis says she wanted to 'shine light' on election irregularities

CASPER — Breaking with a vast majority of her colleagues in the Senate, Sen. Cynthia Lummis voted to overturn election results in Pennsylvania, one of two states being contested by conservative members of Congress early Thursday morning. Lummis...

 

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Wyoming wolf-hunting season comes to close PINEDALE (WNE) — The 2020 wolf-hunting season in Wyoming’s trophy game management area closed as the New Year began last week, with only 31 gray wolves taken from a limit of 51.  Last year, Wyoming...

 

Coal producers could see short-lived respite

CASPER — After a bruising year battling the one-two punch of the COVID-19 pandemic and collapse in energy markets, coal operators in Wyoming could receive a small boost in demand in 2021, but it may be short-lived. In 2020, U.S. coal production...

 

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Legislature to convene for one-day virtual session CHEYENNE (WNE) – The 66th Wyoming Legislature will convene at noon Jan. 12 for a one-day virtual session to fulfill the requirements of the Wyoming Constitution. Gov. Mark Gordon’s message will t...

 
 By Kathryn Palmer    News    January 7, 2021

Protesters: 'Stop the tyranny' of health orders

CHEYENNE – About 250 people demonstrated in front of the Wyoming State Capitol Monday afternoon to protest a statewide mask mandate and other COVID-19 related restrictions. Calls to “Stop the...

 

Commercial solar project proposed in Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County officials will consider a large solar energy project proposed near Swaim Road in the coming months as it makes its way through the permitting process. Sheridan Solar, LLC, has proposed to construct an approximate...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    December 31, 2020

Peabody reaches deal with creditors

GILLETTE — In a move that could potentially stave off a second Chapter 11 bankruptcy in five years for Peabody Energy Corp., the company has announced an agreement with its creditors to refinance $459 million of debt. The agreement, made in a...

 

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Former Grand Teton Park superintendent dies from COVID JACKSON (WNE) — A onetime Grand Teton National Park superintendent who rose to the top of the National Park Service has died after contracting COVID-19. Gary Everhardt, 86, led Teton Park from...

 

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Initial shooting review expected to be complete in 30 days GILLETTE (WNE) — Crook County Attorney Joseph Baron said his office’s initial review of a Gillette officer-involved shooting is expected to be completed in the next 30 days. Baron was...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    December 17, 2020

Corrections director: 24.5% of Wyoming's incarcerated population has contracted COVID-19

CHEYENNE — Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, 24.5% of Wyoming’s incarcerated population has contracted the virus at some point, and there have been no deaths from COVID-19 among those individuals, the state Department of Corrections direc...

 

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East gate opens earlier for snowmobiles CODY (WNE) – For the last two decades snowmobile enthusiasts have been gaining ground as far as access to Yellowstone National Park. They will now get 20 extra days to access Yellowstone in the winter from...

 

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Wyoming puts $10 million into long-term care CASPER (WNE) — Wyoming will put $10 million of federal pandemic relief dollars toward staffing nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  COVID-19 has continually spread through these locations,...

 
 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...

 

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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