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 News    May 26, 2022 

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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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Deputies rescue drunk party goers CODY (WNE) — An evening gathering in Badger Basin resulted in a possible life-saving rescue by Park County deputies who’d spent almost five hours on the scene to ensure the many partygoers were OK. According to...

 

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Grizzly relocated to Sunlight area CODY (WNE) –   After consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured and relocated an adult male grizzly bear on May 4. According to a G&F news release, the...

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    May 5, 2022

Bighorn Forest examines stickers to solve camping issues

SHERIDAN — The Bighorn National Forest will soon act on dispersed camping solutions brought forward two years ago by the Big Horn Mountain Coalition Dispersed Camping Task Force. The suggestions — which range from requiring a dispersed camping...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

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Man sentenced to 70 days in vehicular homicide SHERIDAN (WNE) — Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff sentenced Todd A. Kohler to 70 days in jail, one year of supervised probation and 230 hours of community service education on...

 
 By Hannah Black    News    April 28, 2022

Parents, students criticize Laramie County School District #2 over blackmail case

CHEYENNE — Parents who say their daughters were victims in a blackmail case involving a Burns High School student say the school district has been slow to respond to the incident, keeping the student in classes and in extracurricular activities...

 

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Cody to host large Harley rally CODY (WNE) – A motorcycle rally coming to Cody this summer is expected to bring more than 900 motorcycles for a three-day event in late June. The Harley Owners Group chose Cody this year for the June 23-25 event...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    April 21, 2022

Officers cleared in Gillette shooting

GILLETTE — The officers involved in the shooting that killed a Gillette man this January have been named and cleared of criminal charges. Park County Attorney Bryan A. Skoric found Gillette Police Department officer Patrick Totzke and Lt. Jason...

 

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Family members sentenced for theft from contractor CHEYENNE (WNE) — Four members of a family were sentenced Wednesday afternoon in Laramie County District Court after they were accused of working together to steal from a local contractor. David...

 
 By Mary Steurer    News    April 21, 2022

Legislature set to review affordable housing shortage

CASPER — In Jackson, workers camp out in cars and tents.  In Cheyenne, hundreds commute from neighboring towns. Meanwhile, Laramie is struggling to attract new businesses, Wyoming Public Media reported last year.  All because of an affordable...

 

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Man pleads not guilty to exposure allegations GILLETTE (WNE) — A 40-year-old Gillette man has pleaded not guilty to five criminal counts against him alleging that he exposed himself to several people in Walmart and performed a sex act near a...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    April 7, 2022

Gordon announces in Buffalo he will seek second term

CASPER - Gov. Mark Gordon announced his reelection bid Monday, offering an upbeat message after a first term dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic challenges.  "I do believe that Wyoming...

 

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Buffalo resident earns rare hunting opportunity SHERIDAN (WNE) – James Kozisek’s friends have done the math, and the odds of this happening are very, very, very small. “I believe they said the odds were 0.0000006%,” Kozisek said....

 

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WYDOT announces strategy for National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure funding LYMAN (WNE) — Wyoming will soon receive National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula funds to use to facilitate electric vehicle infrastructure development,...

 
 By Jonathan Make    News    March 31, 2022

Gordon vetoes crypto bills, doesn't sign redistricting plan

CHEYENNE —In perhaps Gov. Mark Gordon’s final action regarding bills that passed the state Legislature during its recently completed budget session, he vetoed some legislation Friday and allowed others to become law without his signature.  One s...

 

Kimmell family shares anger over change in killer's sentence

CASPER — Nearly two decades after being sentenced to death, Dale Wayne Eaton was ordered Friday to spend the rest of his life in prison without the chance of parole or commutation.  Eaton was convicted of the kidnapping, rape and murder of Lisa...

 

Low snowpack, high temps portend early runoff, low summer flows

Snowpack measured 79% of the state’s average median at the beginning of March, while much of the state recorded warmer-than-usual winter temperatures despite a few record one-day lows. Forecasts for continued warmer temps point toward a possible ea...

 

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Man shot, killed by Gillette police GILLETTE (WNE) — A man was killed in a police shooting in Gillette Monday afternoon. Officers responded to the 500 block of East Lincoln Street for the report of a man, who has not been identified, shooting a...

 
 By Carrie Haderlie    News    March 17, 2022

Legislature approves 62-31 redistricting plan

CHEYENNE — Both chambers of the Wyoming Legislature gave final approval Friday night to a redistricting plan that increases their numbers by three to 62 representatives and 31 senators.  With less than two hours left until a midnight deadline,...

 

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Man uses bed sheets to rappel from third-story hotel room and escape deputies GILLETTE (WNE) — A 26-year-old man eluded deputies multiple times Saturday night, once after initially contacted during a traffic stop and a second time when he rappelled...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    March 10, 2022

Education transparency bill dies in House committee

CHEYENNE —A bill pushing for instructional material transparency died Monday in the House Education Committee after educators testified it would be a burden. Senate File 62 was brought forward by Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, because he...

 

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Bill would give hunters additional chance to donate to access and wildlife projects POWELL (WNE) — A popular bill would give hunters who are unsuccessful in acquiring a tag in limited quota draws the option of donating application fees back to the...

 

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Teenagers plead not guilty in shooting death CHEYENNE (WNE) — Teenage cousins accused in last summer’s shooting death of a 14-year-old pleaded not guilty last week in Laramie County District Court. Xavier Sanchez, 18, of Casper, appeared...

 

Girls' wrestling division proposal headed to WHSAA

PINEDALE – Sublette County School District No. 1 became the eighth district in the state to throw its support behind a proposal to form a girls’ wrestling division on Feb. 10. Trustees voted unanimously to add their signatures to a letter...

 

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Bus driver arrested for DUI while driving kids CHEYENNE (WNE) — A bus driver for Laramie County School District 1 was arrested Wednesday evening – with high school kids aboard – for allegedly driving under the influence during a field trip,...

 

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