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Gillette man faces five drug charges after 121 fentanyl pills found in home GILLETTE (WNE) – A stash of 121 fentanyl pills found in a home on Rohan Avenue in July — an amount described as “large” and “not indicative of a user quantity” by...

 

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Woman sentenced to probation in embezzlement from county GILLETTE (WNE) — The former employee who stole almost $40,000 in taxpayer money from the Campbell County Treasurer’s Office is serving a 30-day split sentence in county jail before being...

 

Lusk 'freelance paleontologist' featured on Discovery Channel show

LUSK – Todd Hoelmer’s spot on Main Street is not a visible one.  The white structure looks like an abandoned garage at first glance. Step inside, and it still looks that way, thanks to remnants...

 

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Yellowstone guide, blogger charged with 17 counts JACKSON (WNE) — A Yellowstone National Park law enforcement ranger has thrown the book at a blogger, guide and social media personality for alleged offenses ranging from disturbing a black bear to...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    September 3, 2020

NTEC lays off 80 previously furloughed Antelope mine workers

GILLETTE — When he got the call Thursday, Aaron McAllister was hopeful he’d be going back to work nearly three months after being furloughed from the Antelope coal mine. Instead, he got his severance package with the news that furloughs for...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    September 3, 2020

Lawmakers advance bills to help agribusinesses, meat processing facilities

CHEYENNE — Lawmakers advanced legislation Friday aiming to boost the state’s meat processing facilities and provide more financial relief to agriculture industries. But the ultimate call on whether to stand up such programs will be left to Gov....

 

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Barnum gets nine to 13 years in prison for construction project cons  GILLETTE (WNE) — The man who conned people out of money for construction projects that he never completed faces a lengthy probationary period after he gets out of prison. Jason...

 

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Cheyenne travel agent sentenced to prison for stealing thousands CHEYENNE (WNE) – A former local travel agent who stole thousands of dollars from people through his business was sentenced Monday morning in Laramie County District Court. Brian Box...

 

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Wyoming launches app for coronavirus exposure SHERIDAN (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon recently announced that Wyoming has launched Care19 Alert, an exposure notification app that will alert users if they have been in close contact with an individual who...

 

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Wyoming unemployment call center sometimes strained as claim levels remain high CHEYENNE (WNE) – Despite Wyoming’s unemployment rate ticking down slightly in recent months, ongoing steep demand for assistance has kept the phone lines busy ...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    August 13, 2020

Local state legislators buck-back against gun group's tactics

GILLETTE — Multiple Campbell County Republican legislators and primary candidates are bucking against an outspoken pro-Second Amendment group after a bevy of political attacks targeting incumbents and other candidates ahead of this month’s...

 

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War Memorial Stadium seating will be limited CASPER (WNE) — The University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium will likely be kept at roughly a quarter of its capacity in the coming season and student capacity may be slashed by as much as...

 

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Cheyenne man sentenced for hitting women outside bar CHEYENNE (WNE) – A man facing charges for hitting two people outside a local bar was sentenced Monday afternoon in Laramie County District Court to two to four years in prison. Anthony Lane, 34,...

 

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Cheyenne woman sentenced for throwing two-month-old daughter CHEYENNE (WNE) — A woman who pleaded guilty to throwing her two-month-old daughter in a ditch was sentenced Monday to seven to ten years in prison, suspended for five years probation, by...

 

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Protesters arrested for blocking traffic reject plea deal LARAMIE (WNE) — The ten protesters cited by police last month for blocking traffic on Grand Avenue turned down a plea offer and pleaded not guilty in Laramie Municipal Court on Thursday...

 

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Wyoming gas prices increase slightly GILLETTE (WNE) — Gasoline prices could stall during the second half of summer after nine straight weeks of increases, according to a surveying company. But in the short term, Wyoming customers are paying more at...

 

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Armed man arrested after crashing into sheriff’s vehicle EVANSTON (WNE) — A tense and dangerous situation was resolved by Uinta County law enforcement without serious injury on Sunday, June 28, when an alleged intoxicated driver ran head-on into...

 

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Former Gillette man sentenced on game violations dating to 2003 GILLETTE (WNE) — A former Gillette resident must serve two months in jail and pay more than $50,000 in fines and restitution for big game violations dating back to 2003. Robert...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    June 25, 2020

Officials faced with 'structural decline' in coal

CASPER — Since peaking in 2008, coal production nationwide has been on a precipitous decline. Last year, U.S. production volumes reached their lowest since 1975, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Energy Information Administration....

 

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No death penalty in Riverton shooting deathz RIVERTON (WNE) — The state will not seek the death penalty against Mario M. Mills, the Riverton man accused of killing his best friend with a gunshot to the head on March 26. Fremont County Attorney Patr...

 

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Woman pleads guilty to using Sweetwater dispatch funds for own use ROCK SPRINGS — Laura Etienne pleaded guilty Thursday morning to using funds from the Sweetwater County Combined Communications Dispatch Center to buy nearly $3,000 worth of...

 

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Casper College implements buyout plan for longtime employees CASPER (WNE) – Casper College is offering thousands of dollars to entice its longtime staff members to retire as part of an effort to brace for looming budget cuts brought on by the...

 

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Yellowstone officials say park is pretty quiet JACKSON (WNE) — Famous grizzly bears and geysers are certainly concentrating crowds, but entrance gate data indicates relatively open roads and a dearth of people in the first few opening days for...

 

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Two-year probe leads to felony drug charges in Fremont County  RIVERTON (WNE) — After two years of data-gathering, law enforcement agents are airing the conversations of a presumed local drug network in court.  The conversations of Marshall...

 

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Cheyenne City Council votes to cut own stipends to benefit those affected by COVID-19 CHEYENNE (WNE) – The coronavirus’ impact on the economy has hit the city hard, forcing Cheyenne leaders to lay off employees and severely cut expenditures. To...

 

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