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Campbell County finally succeeds in getting federal grant for industrial park GILLETTE (WNE) — If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And again. And again. After numerous failed attempts at getting funding for an industrial park,...

 

UW shifts tuition model, hikes prices

LARAMIE — The way University of Wyoming students and administrators approach tuition will change next year. The UW Board of Trustees gave the green light for two recommendations from administrators Thursday: increase tuition by 4% and transition to...

 

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Hageman declines to debate GreyBull CHEYENNE (WNE) —Republican U.S. House of Representatives primary winner Harriet Hageman has declined an invitation to debate Democratic contender Lynnette GreyBull next month.  WyomingPBS confirmed Monday that...

 
 By Ellen Gerst    News    September 15, 2022

Wyoming places undergo name changes; Federal effort looks to remove slur aimed at Indigenous women

CASPER — More than 40 Wyoming places now have new names, after a federal effort to remove a slur aimed at Indigenous women from federal landmarks. The term “squaw” has historically been used, often derogatorily, as an ethnic and sexist slur....

 

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East HS student killed, three hurt in car crash CHEYENNE (WNE) — One student from Cheyenne’s East High School was killed and three other teenagers from East were seriously hurt in a single vehicle accident Sunday night, according to local...

 

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Man accused of shooting at friend found not guilty GILLETTE (WNE) — The man accused of shooting a gun at his friend has been acquitted of all charges against him. Peter Maynard had been charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated...

 

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Atlas Carbon, UW collaborating on coal refinery project GILLETTE (WNE) — Ground will break soon on a new coal refinery demonstration project north of Gillette. The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources, Atlas Carbon and Wood PLC will...

 

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Transient man arrested for setting another man on fire CHEYENNE (WNE) – A 54-year-old transient man was arrested early Sunday morning after Cheyenne Police said he set another man on fire. Kenneth Potter, 54, was found at Martin Luther King Park wi...

 

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Man sentenced for stabbing son-in-law with scissors   CHEYENNE (WNE) — A man convicted of an assault in which he stabbed his son-in-law with scissors was sentenced recently in Laramie County District Court.  Laramie County District Judge Thomas...

 

Potential schools file for charters

CASPER — Three potential Wyoming schools have applied for charters now.  Prairie View Community School in Chugwater, Wyoming Classical Academy Charter School in Mills and Cheyenne Classical Academy Charter School have applied for charters,...

 

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Gordon taps Secy. of State Buchanan as a judge CHEYENNE (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon’s office announced Saturday morning that he has appointed Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan to be a district court judge for the 8th Judicial District, serving...

 
 By Abigail Landwehr    News    July 28, 2022

UW launches wool initiative; program's goal to expand the sheep industry in Wyoming

CASPER — Wyoming is the wine country of wool. At least, that’s how the University of Wyoming Extension sheep specialist, Whit Stewart, describes it.  And with the state ranking No. 1 in wool production in the 2017 Census of Agriculture — with...

 

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After Gordon certifies trigger bill, abortion will be banned in Wyo. Wednesday JACKSON (WNE) — Abortion will be banned in Wyoming, with narrow exceptions, starting Wednesday, July 27. Gov. Mark Gordon certified Friday the state’s “trigger...

 

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Man who pulled shotgun on fireworks users bound over GILLETTE (WNE) — The man accused of threatening a group of adults and children with a loaded shotgun because they continued to light off fireworks has been bound over to District Court. Randy A....

 
 By Billy Arnold    News    July 21, 2022

Wildlife officials kill one of 399's offspring; other bears' locations unknown

JACKSON — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, acting with authorization from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has killed one of Grizzly 399’s offspring that was frequenting human-occupied areas in Sublette County. WyoFile first reported th...

 

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Wyoming Department of Health: state saw 98 abortions in ’21 CODY (WNE) —Nearly 100 women were reported as having received abortions in Wyoming in 2021, according to a recently released report by the Wyoming Department of Health. The 2021 Wyoming...

 

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Sublette County Health’s hospital a reality PINEDALE (WNE) — The century-long quest for a hospital in Sublette County is finally a reality.  On June 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a $32-million loan application submitted by the...

 

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Park lifts indoor masking as Teton County COVID risk declines JACKSON (WNE) — Grand Teton National Park has lifted its requirement for wearing masks inside park buildings as Teton County’s risk for COVID-19 has declined. After just one week at...

 
 By Billy Arnold    News    June 23, 2022

Yellowstone: South loop opens Wednesday, north loop in the next two weeks

JACKSON — Barely a week after floods wiped out roads in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park, officials plan to reopen the park’s southern loop Wednesday with a license plate-based system to control the amount of visitors to the...

 

State Briefs

Gordon forms group to examine gas prices PINEDALE (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon on June 8 announced the formation of a Gas and Diesel Price Working Group to address rising fuel costs. That working group includes members of the governor’s cabinet,...

 

Flooding forces closure, evacuation of Yellowstone

POWELL - Unprecedented rain, combined with fast melting late season snow, has flooded nearby communities and forced the closure and evacuation of Yellowstone National Park and nearby attractions. Visi...

 
 By Brady Oltmans    News    June 9, 2022

Production, conversation groups challenge oil and gas leases

PINEDALE – A Wyoming production group submitted a protest to the Bureau of Land Management regarding oil and gas leases on the same day a coalition of environmental groups also petitioned the BLM for the same reason. While these petitions all...

 

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Study finds Teton Co. courthouse can’t withstand earthquake JACKSON (WNE) — A recent study determined that the Teton County courthouse is not earthquake sound and no amount of renovations can save it. The building, built in 1968, will need to be...

 

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Monsters take over downtown Rock Springs ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — RAAAAAAAWWWWRRRRRR!!!! Monsters are taking over downtown Rock Springs this summer.  Eight whimsical monsters, created by local artist Kaye Tyler, will take up residency at various locat...

 

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Gillette woman, former CCH consultant, ordered to prison and $172K restitution GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette woman and former Campbell County Health public relations consultant, Alexa Kinney, was sentenced to nearly three years in prison and ordered...

 

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