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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...

 

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Deputy rescues juvenile from canal POWELL (WNE) — An off-duty Park County Sheriff’s deputy jumped into action to rescue a juvenile from an irrigation canal on Sunday. The juvenile and another youth had crashed their UTV into a lateral canal...

 

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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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Moose injures Wilson man JACKSON (WNE) –- A Wilson man went to the hospital after being knocked down by a moose on the bike path northeast of Wilson Elementary School, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The man was reportedly walkin...

 

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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Man who bear sprayed officers charged with felonies JACKSON (WNE) — Alvaro Mancia, the 24-year-old man arrested after a Tuesday standoff with police who said he bear sprayed two officers, had a knife and barricaded himself in an East Jackson...

 

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Sheridan students join national mask protest SHERIDAN (WNE) — Dozens of students at both Sheridan High School and Sheridan Junior High School got up out of their chairs Friday and walked out of school, joining the scores of students across the coun...

 

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Fentanyl deaths reported in Fremont County RIVERTON (WNE) — Local health officials and law enforcement are warning residents about an uptick in drug-related incidents involving fentanyl and opioids.  “In June, the Fremont County Coroner’s Offi...

 

Returning home

Hundreds of community members and visitors gather in downtown Jackson on Monday to honor the family of U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum as they are escorted home on their return to...

 

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Hospital Association urges vaccine for all hospital staff CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Wyoming Hospital Association and LeadingAge Wyoming, along with their governing boards, on behalf of their member hospitals and nursing homes, strongly encourage all...

 

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Harmful cyanobacteria returns to Wyoming lakes LARAMIE (WNE) – In what’s become an annual late-summer happening, a handful of waters in southeast Wyoming are under an advisory from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for harmful...

 

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Man enters no contest plea in stabbing CHEYENNE (WNE) — A man accused of stabbing his then-girlfriend, resulting in severe blood loss, entered a no-contest plea Thursday in Laramie County District Court. Anthony Brassard pleaded no contest to...

 
 By Mark Davis    News    August 21, 2021

Interior secretary pledges support for national parks

POWELL — While some dignitaries drop into Yellowstone National Park by helicopter, new Secretary of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland wound up being escorted by bison on her drive in, experiencing the park in the same way as most tourists. Before...

 

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Case of toddler’s murder sent to district court CHEYENNE (WNE) — The case of a man accused of killing a local two-year-old and then putting his body in a dumpster was found to have probable cause Friday morning and will be heard in Laramie...

 
 By Joy Ufford    News    August 12, 2021

'Huntress' award winner faces variety of game charges

PINEDALE — If a hunter posts self-congratulatory photos on Facebook with an elk, moose, wolf, badger or deer taken in a questionable hunt, a wildlife investigator might be calling one day.  After a multiyear investigation that spanned western...

 
 By Billy Arnold    News    August 12, 2021

Jackson Republican fundraiser prompts protest

JACKSON — At 73, Jorge Colon had never been to a protest. That changed Thursday, when he and a crowd of more than 20 other people gathered at the corner of Spring Gulch Road and Highway 22 to protest an evening fundraiser for some of the most conse...

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    August 5, 2021

Wyoming leads on variant testing

CASPER – As COVID-19 variants emerge globally, Wyoming is by a wide margin leading the nation in work to identify those mutations.  Nearly 19% of COVID-19 tests in Wyoming are being genetically sequenced, meaning the department is analyzing the...

 
 By Katie Roenigk    News    August 5, 2021

Testimony to JAC: In-state meat industry growing but has more to do

RIVERTON — Wyoming’s meat processing industry is growing, a development Central Wyoming College is watching closely.  During a July 19 meeting of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee, Wyoming Sen. Brian Boner, R-Douglas,...

 

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Enzi service set for Aug. 6 in Gillette GILLETTE (WNE) — A public ceremony to celebrate the life of former U.S. senator and former Gillette mayor Mike Enzi, begins at 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Gillette College Pronghorn Center located, fittingly, just o...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    August 5, 2021

2021 finally brings short uptick for thermal coal

GILLETTE — Given the choice of what to hear first, good news or bad news, Powder River Basin coal producers and the thousands of people who work the mines are used to asking for the good news ...

 

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Sentencing date set in New Year’s fatal accident PINEDALE (WNE) — The Jackson woman who pleaded guilty on May 27 to causing the New Year’s Day aggravated vehicular homicide of a Pinedale man will be sentenced on Thursday, Aug. 19, in 9th...

 

Enzi dies after bicycle accident

Former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi died late Monday after being seriously injured in a bicycle accident in Gillette on Friday. A post on Enzi’s Facebook page said the former Wyoming legislator died Monday at the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in...

 

Cattle drive

A caravan of dignitaries, cowboys, volunteers and cattle makes its way down Hynds Boulevard near Interstate 25 during the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive on Sunday, July 18, 2021. The drive...

 

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Teen joy ride causes more than $40,000 damage GILLETTE (WNE) — Two teenagers were arrested and a third is still at large after they were caught driving a stolen pickup through Fox Park and the Energy Capital Sports Complex on Wednesday night, causi...

 
 By Ellen Gerst    News    July 15, 2021

Former coroner alleges Health Department changed death certificates

CASPER — Former Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen has alleged that the Wyoming Department of Health has changed and issued inaccurate death certificates in the last several months. Citing confidentiality, Stratmoen did not give any specific...

 

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