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 News    July 2, 2020 

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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...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

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Former Laramie dealership, Nissan settle lawsuit LARAMIE (WNE) – A former car dealership in Laramie, Snowy Range Dodge, has settled a lawsuit with Nissan, which went to federal court last year in an attempt to seek upwards of $6.8 million owed by...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Drive-in movies, student adoptions and parades: Wyoming residents reach out to their neighbors

Even as the state slowly begins to return to normal conditions, Wyoming residents continue to reach out to their neighbors to provide support and encouragement.  The state’s newspapers are filled with stories about people’s efforts to cheer one...

 

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Council approves security funding for CFD, waste fees to increase CHEYENNE (WNE) – After months of debate, the Cheyenne City Council approved a resolution Monday night that outlines how much the city and Cheyenne Frontier Days will each pay for...

 

Wyoming residents continue helping each other with food, fireworks

Free food, face masks and fireworks were among the things Wyoming residents gave one another in the past week as reports of people reaching out to help their neighbors continued to make headlines....

 
 By Isabella Alves    News    April 23, 2020

Stroke, heart attack patients not seeking timely care

CHEYENNE - Nationwide, there’s been a decrease in the number of people seeking timely treatment for heart attacks and strokes, and the trend is being seen locally at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. There’s about a 40% reduction in stroke and... Full story

 

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Grand opening of Dubois military museum delayed RIVERTON (WNE) — The grand opening of a world-class museum in Dubois has been postponed. Memorial Day had been the announced date for the public unveiling of the $100 million National Museum of...

 

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Gillette shatters previous cold temperature record GILLETTE (WNE) – Winter is proving a bit hard to shake this year, and Monday morning was a chilly morning worthy of the record books. Gillette’s long-time record tracking location southeast of Gi...

 

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Gas prices drop almost 10 cents statewide in a week GILLETTE (WNE) - Wyoming gas prices have fallen 9.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.06 a gallon Monday. Prices have fallen below $2 a gallon in two counties, Albany at $1.762 and...

 

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Make-A-Wish starts Messages of Hope campaign as wishes are postponed CHEYENNE (WNE) – More than 50 Wyoming kids with critical illnesses had pending wishes with the Make-A-Wish Foundation before the coronavirus spread across the U.S. Now, for the...

 

Barrasso seeks prince's help

CASPER — Sen. John Barrasso joined several U.S. officials in drafting a letter to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, urging him to stabilize increasingly volatile global oil markets.  Sent to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday, the lett...

 

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U.S. Attorney warns of COVID-related fraud RIVERTON (WNE) — The U.S. Attorney Mark A. Klaassen in charge of federal prosecutions in Wyoming is urging the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). “It is...

 

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Man arrested for allegedly trafficking meth CHEYENNE (WNE) — A man was arrested by law enforcement for allegedly trafficking ten packages of methamphetamine, about 11 pounds, through Laramie and Albany counties March 4. Federal charges were filed...

 
 By Ray K. Erku    News    March 12, 2020

Motorists at shelter describe massive March 1 wreck

RAWLINS — By the time Fernando and Carlos saw the livestock trailer, it was too late. The two non-English-speaking motorists from Mexico quickly became another pileup statistic. Like many roads in Wyoming on Sunday, March 1, their lane was caked...

 

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Woman accused of taking items from cars being serviced GILLETTE (WNE) — A woman originally charged with four counts of forgery for stealing from vehicles while they were being worked on has pleaded not guilty to three other counts of forgery as...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    March 12, 2020

Oil price plunge raises questions about state economy

CHEYENNE — Oil prices worldwide suffered a major hit over the weekend, reaching a four-year low in the United States, and the rapid changes in the global economy could have major implications for Wyoming. U.S. oil prices were down by as much as...

 

Most schools closed until at least April 6, coronavirus case raises concerns

Most of Wyoming’s schools announced extensions of their spring breaks on Sunday, closing their doors for three weeks in response to a recommendation from Gov. Mark Gordon and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. Meanwhile, state...

 

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