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 By Tom Coulter    News    April 15, 2021 

Gordon disappointed by K-12 funding impasse

CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon addressed a range of issues, primarily K-12 education funding and the state’s long-term fiscal outlook, during a media briefing Thursday afternoon, a day after the Wyoming Legislature adjourned from its 2021 general...

 
 News    April 15, 2021 

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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 Jake Goodrick    News    April 15, 2021 

Campbell County has lowest percentage to get vaccine

GILLETTE — Months into Wyoming’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Campbell County lags behind all other counties in the state with its percentage of population fully vaccinated, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. But despite the lower...

 

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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...

 

Cheney, Arkansas Rep. promise to keep fighting for fossil fuels

GILLETTE — Fossil fuels have been targeted by environmental groups and political policy for years, and things could get worse as President Joe Biden’s administration works through its priorities. That’s why it’s important that lawmakers, the...

 

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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

 

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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%...

 

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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...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    March 4, 2021

Bill would regulate power grid for reliability

CASPER — A new piece of legislation could give coal-fired power plants a lifeline. Filed on Friday in Wyoming’s Legislature, House Bill 155 would require state regulators to consider how a coal or natural gas power plant closure could affect...

 

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Man killed Monday in Grand Teton National Park avalanche JACKSON (WNE) – A man was killed in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park on Monday, authorities said. Matthew Brien, 33, of Jackson and originally from Pennsylvania, was buried in the...

 

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Snowboarder dies at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort JACKSON (WNE) — A snowboarder was found dead in a tree well Monday morning at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The Virginia man, Daniel Tatum, 27, was visiting the Tetons with friends, resort...

 

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Cody resident detains burglary suspect CODY (WNE) — Jumping over neighborhood fences as he chased the auto burglary suspect, Cody resident Colton Johannsen, 20, was not willing to let the man go despite the late-night hour and winter’s chill....

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    February 11, 2021

National Elk Refuge feed trucks rumble on

JACKSON — The daily morning feeding of 7,000 or so wapiti on the National Elk Refuge began for the winter on Wednesday, after animals started to get antsy as the grasses they graze on waned. Biologists use a criteria of 300 pounds of grass and...

 

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Yellowstone visitation down 5% in 2020 CODY (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park reported its final 2020 numbers on Thursday, down 5% compared to 2019. A total of 3,806,305 recreation visits took place to Yellowstone during the year. It was the fewes...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    January 28, 2021

Seat belt ticket bill clears committee

CHEYENNE — A legislative committee advanced a bill Thursday that would make not wearing a seat belt a primary offense in Wyoming, meaning law enforcement officers could pull a driver over solely for not being buckled up. The proposal, which will...

 

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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...

 

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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 a...

 

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Snow evades area, state classified as in ‘extreme drought’ SHERIDAN (WNE) — Much of Wyoming is still classified as being in an “extreme drought,” according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, but it’s the late winter and spring months that will...

 

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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...

 

Wyoming Legislature to convene for one-day virtual session

The 66th Wyoming Legislature will convene at noon on Jan. 12 for a one-day virtual session to fulfill the requirements of the Wyoming Constitution. Gov. Mark Gordon’s message will take place at 2 p.m. During the convening of the 2021 General...

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    January 7, 2021

Legislature looks at creating airport districts

SHERIDAN — Change is in the air. Or the airport, as it were. A draft bill the Wyoming Legislature will consider in early 2021 would authorize counties to create airport districts, which could provide an additional source of funding for local...

 

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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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