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RER coming to Upton NEWCASTLE (WNE) — Rare Element Resources, or RER, will open its test facility in Upton, where it will process elements from RER’s Bearlodge mine located 12 miles from Sundance. RER is an energy company specializing in mining...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    November 25, 2021

COVID-19 special session bill called into question

CHEYENNE — State lawmakers are beginning to question the interpretation of the special session bill recently signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon after the suspension of the federal vaccine mandate. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

 

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Man sought in Mississippi murder found in Shoshoni CASPER (WNE) — Shoshoni police on Saturday apprehended a man wanted for murder in Mississippi after learning he’d been living in a local motel.  Kingduron Pyle Jr., was taken into custody late...

 
 By Alex Portal    News    November 25, 2021

Governors discuss forestry in the Black Hills

Gov. Kristi Noem was joined by Gov. Mark Gordon of Wyoming Monday as the two visited Spearfish Forest Products Inc. "This mill here is in jeopardy if we don't start getting the [National] Forest...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    November 18, 2021

Gordon unveils proposed $2.3 billion budget

CHEYENNE - Gov. Mark Gordon proposed a balanced general fund budget of nearly $2.3 billion for the 2023-24 biennium Monday that will be considered by the Wyoming Legislature during the 2022 budget ses...

 

Riverton school board told of more teen violence amid pandemic

RIVERTON — There has been an “extreme increase” in violence among Fremont County youth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Riverton school board heard last month.  “It is alarming,” Sydney Allred, executive director of the Fremont...

 

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Man sentenced for child sex abuse CHEYENNE (WNE) — A man convicted of having sexual contact with two children in his care received prison time Tuesday during a sentencing hearing in Laramie County District Court. Laramie County District Judge...

 

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Two of 399’s cubs trapped, radio-collared to beef up monitoring JACKSON (WNE) — Federal agencies trapped three of Grizzly 399’s cubs and then outfitted two with tracking collars before releasing all three Saturday to increase monitoring as a wa...

 

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After DUI arrest, man out as county Homeland Security director POWELL (WNE) — Less than a week after being arrested on allegations that he drove his work truck while drunk, Jack Tatum is out as Park County’s director of Homeland Security....

 

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Cheyenne school district experiences pandemic-driven bus driver shortage CHEYENNE (WNE) — Laramie County School District 1 has not been immune from the national bus driver shortage caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The shortage has led to...

 

As closure nears, miners grapple with next steps

CASPER — With four weeks left before Wyoming’s last underground coal mine shutters, the employee transition is well underway. The long-anticipated closure of the Bridger Underground Coal Mine was originally expected to impact 94 mine workers,...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    October 28, 2021

Committee cuts $60.1 million from recommended education cost adjustment

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee voted Monday to reduce the recommended external cost adjustment for K-12 education by $60.1 million. Gov. Mark Gordon will receive the recommendation next month from the...

 

Legislature to hold special session on mandate

CASPER — The Wyoming State Legislature has voted to hold a special session to combat federal vaccine mandates, but another obstacle remains.  When results of the vote came in Thursday evening, there were 36 lawmakers in the House and 18 in the Sen...

 

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Vaccination numbers plateau CASPER (WNE) — The number of Wyoming residents seeking COVID-19 vaccines has again plateaued. In the last two weeks, just under 4600 people sought a first dose, and 576 sought the one-dose Janssen shot.  Those numbers...

 

Man who killed friend sentenced to prison

GILLETTE — A Gillette man who shot and killed his friend in 2020 will serve three to ten years in prison. Joshua Lewis Campbell, 22, was charged in the death of 21-year-old Tanner Miller on June 2, 2020. In October 2020, Campbell pleaded not...

 

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Woman pleads guilty to assault in stabbing GILLETTE (WNE) — The woman accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and battery, which was reduced from attempted second-degree murder in a plea agreement. With the...

 

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Campbell library accused of criminal activity GILLETTE (WNE) — The Campbell County Public Library has been accused of criminal activity for having books in the teen and children’s section that some deemed inappropriate for teens and children. At...

 

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Lummis releases statement on COVID-19 and vaccines JACKSON (WNE) — U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, in her monthly newsletter, reiterated her stance on COVID-19, the deadly virus which has hospitalized as many Wyoming patients in recent weeks as it did...

 
 By CJ Baker    News    September 23, 2021

Trial delayed in fatal abuse case

POWELL — A trial has been delayed for a Cody man and woman who stand accused of fatally abusing a 2-year-old child earlier this year. Moshe Williams, 30, and Carolyn Aune, 28, each face a count of first-degree murder in connection with the April 4...

 

WYDOT reminds motorists to sign up for winter travel authorization program

The Wyoming Department of Transportation wants to remind residents and travelers about the offerings under the Wyoming Travel Authorization Program (W-TAP) ahead of the 2021-2022 winter season. Through W-TAP, drivers can apply to receive...

 

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Algae bloom advisory issued for Keyhole State Park GILLETTE (WNE) — Recreational use and toxin advisories went into effect at Keyhole State Park this month after more of the harmful cyanobacterial blooms, otherwise known as blue-green algae, were...

 

Thybo elected vice president of Wyoming State Bar

The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that Teresa S. Thybo, an attorney from Green River, Wyoming, has been elected Vice President. The 2021/2022 Election of Officers was held according to Article II, Section 1 and Article VI of the Bylaws of...

 

Balow leads fight against critical race theory in Wyoming

CHEYENNE – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow showed her full support Friday morning for legislation designed to fight back against critical race theory in state schools. She was alongside state Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils...

 

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Murder trial in July shooting death moves forward NEWCASTLE (WNE) — Sixth Circuit Court Judge Matthew Castano bound over Paul Manders to district court on the charge of second-degree murder, following his preliminary hearing on Sept. 1.  Castano...

 

Officials say oil rebounding, but work with feds needed

GILLETTE — A year after its prices dropped below zero, oil seems to be on the rebound, but a lot of work remains to be done under the Biden administration. That was the message that three state officials had for people Wednesday morning at the...

 

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