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 By Nick Reynolds    News    May 16, 2019 

Voter crossover, ID bills get interim review

CASPER — A pair of failed bills from the 2019 general session intended to improve the “integrity” of Wyoming elections will be getting a second look from state lawmakers this interim.  The two bills – one to require photo identification at...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    May 16, 2019 

Cloud Peak files for bankruptcy

GILLETTE — Cloud Peak Energy’s bankruptcy filing Friday afternoon may be the beginning of the end for the Gillette-based coal producer. Unlike previous Powder River Basin coal bankruptcies, Cloud Peak seems to be looking to shed debt and sell...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

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Montana mussel discovery has Wyoming on high alert CODY (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park and Wyoming Game and Fish are becoming increasingly vigilant about the dangers to waterways from zebra and quagga mussels. The tiny invasive species, long on...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

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Police shoot man after high-speed chase through downtown Cheyenne CHEYENNE (WNE) — A high-speed chase through downtown Cheyenne that included multiple shots fired at pursuing officers ended Friday evening with the driver being shot and taken to...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

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Whooping cough cases in Campbell County draw warning GILLETTE (WNE) — A cluster of at least five cases of whooping cough in Campbell County has occurred over the past week and is drawing warnings from the Wyoming Department of Health. Whooping...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    May 2, 2019

Big Boy steam locomotive almost ready for its big day

CHEYENNE - The story of Cheyenne is impossible to tell without also telling the story of the railroad. The tracks that cut through town are more than just the lifeblood of the country's economy; they...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

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Sheridan student injured by bus dies SHERIDAN (WNE) — A Sheridan student has died as a result of injuries suffered after being pulled under a school bus April 22. After several days spent in a coma due to brain injuries, 6-year-old Esperanza...

 

Hemp advocates welcome Wyoming's new law

GILLETTE — For the last five years, Bill Fortner and Frank Latta have tried to convince Wyoming that “hemp” isn’t a bad four-letter word. Latta, the director of the Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana...

 

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Neighbors object to re-opening of pig farm WHEATLAND (WNE) — The pig farms east of Wheatland are causing controversy again. A new company wishes to use an old, closed down property belonging to Wyoming Premium Farms to open up a new farrowing...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    April 25, 2019

Wyoming public sector wage growth tops nation

CASPER — Employees in Wyoming’s public sector have experienced the largest rate of wage and benefits growth over the private sector in the entire nation, according to a new paper from a Washington D.C. think tank. Federal wage data compiled in...

 

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Man pleads not guilty to drug charge from 90-pound pot bust RAWLINS (WNE) — Michael Andrew Young has pleaded not guilty to a mixture of felony and misdemeanor charges resulting from a Feb. 2 bust which discovered more than 90 pounds of marijuana...

 

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Gillette to host curling championships GILLETTE (WNE) — Gillette will host the 2020 USA Curling Arena National Championships next spring at Cam-plex’s Spirit Hall, and the historic piles of rocks on West Second Street has something to do with...

 
 By Kathy Brown    News    April 11, 2019

Gillette continues discussion about arming teachers

GILLETTE — The second round of public comments about the Campbell County School District considering arming educators for safety drew 30 people and 11 speakers Thursday evening. The district is using three armed educator listening sessions to...

 
 By Sheila McGuire    News    April 4, 2019

Lack of regulations, testing options lead to hemp seizures in Evanston

EVANSTON — On March 6, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed legislation making hemp possession and production legal within the state, which was welcome news to those who view hemp as an agricultural commodity and a possible economic benefit to...

 

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Wyoming economy still “modestly” improving CHEYENNE (WNE) – Wyoming’s economy continues to improve following an energy bust years ago, but the state has only recovered about a third of the jobs lost during that time. An economic analysis...

 

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City recognizes Cheyenne man for life-saving efforts during blizzard CHEYENNE (WNE) – Cheyenne city officials on Monday recognized a man for saving the life of another man who could have frozen to death during the city’s recent blizzard. During...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 21, 2019

Gordon vetoes two bills, declines to sign several others

CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon on Friday used his veto pen on two bills, one of which would have authorized the Legislature to sue to allow Wyoming’s coal to be exported through Washington State. Gordon also declined to sign several more bills he...

 

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‘Wyoming Promise’ continues drive despite death of bill SHERIDAN (WNE) — Despite the Free and Fair Elections Resolution failing in the Senate Corporations Committee on a 3-2 vote, Wyoming Promise volunteers are encouraged by their success so...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 14, 2019

Bill tackles delinquent ad valorem payments

CHEYENNE – Counties seeking delinquent ad valorem taxes from bankrupt energy companies will automatically move to the front of the line of creditors seeking payment starting in 2021. This general session, the Wyoming Legislature passed Senate File...

 

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Game and Fish investigates poaching of bull elk SHERIDAN (WNE) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking the public's assistance in the case of a bull elk poached in northern Sheridan County...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 7, 2019

Wyoming works to expand broadband

CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s efforts to expand broadband internet access across the state go beyond making sure people can binge their favorite TV show no matter their ZIP code. Connectivity is just as vital for small communities as it is for large...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    March 7, 2019

Bill allowing coal terminal lawsuit sends message, legislator says

GILLETTE — Giving the Wyoming Legislature’s Management Council authority to take independent legal action over Washington State’s efforts to kill a coal export terminal project sends a message more than it threatens a lawsuit. That’s what...

 

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Student pleads not guilty to attempted murder charges GILLETTE (WNE) — Dale Warner’s voice grew fainter Friday afternoon as the eighth-grader pleaded not guilty to nine counts of attempted first-degree murder in Gillette. The 14-year-old boy is...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 28, 2019

Statewide lodging tax condemned by Senate

CHEYENNE – The Senate killed a bill to implement a statewide lodging tax on a final vote Monday after it was pulled from the consent list. It was just one of several bills aimed at broadening and diversifying the state’s revenue stream that...

 

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Man sentenced to five years in apartment fire GILLETTE (WNE) — A 37-year-old man who set fire to a Gillette apartment building in December 2017 will serve five years in federal prison. Chief Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl sentenced...

 

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