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Body recovered in the Greys River area

According to initial reports a 70-year old male has reportedly drowned in the Greys River while fly fishing on Tuesday July 23, 2019. The incident took place in the Porcupine Creek area and the man’s body was recovered approximately one…

WYDOT auctioning two more Welcome to Wyoming signs

People who may have missed the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s last “Welcome to Wyoming” sign auction have another chance to own a piece of history. WYDOT is holding an online auction for two 4-by-8-foot aluminum “Welcome to Wyoming” signs featuring…

Governor Gordon, state Agencies Mobilizing Resources in wake of Irrigation Tunnel Collapse

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon, members of the executive branch, and representatives from multiple state agencies are mobilizing in an effort to provide assistance to farmers affected by a catastrophic irrigation tunnel collapse in Goshen County. The Governor signed an Executive…

Learn about Keyhole State Park’s Geology in New WSGS Pamphlet

The geology of Keyhole State Park, in the Black Hills region of northeast Wyoming, preserves the story of Wyoming’s Jurassic and Cretaceous past, a time when much of the state was under water. This geologic history is detailed in a…

Sheep Fire Update

The Sheep Fire started at approximately  6:30 p.m. July 22, 2019 on the Idaho National Laboratory Site. Unified command is in place between BLM and INL. The fire is south of Highway 33 and north of Highway 20, near the…

NEWS BRIEFS for Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Irrigation tunnel collapse prompts emergency declaration TORRINGTON (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon has officially declared a state of emergency for Goshen County due to the collapse of an irrigation tunnel along the Fort Laramie-Gering canal. In a press release issued…

Three arrested for Burglary, one charged with Possession of Methamphetamine

On July 21st, 2019 at approximately 6:40 AM, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Marler’s Auto Supply on N. 15th E. to a report of a Burglary in progress.  The owner of the business was advising that two males…

Blackjewel gets $2.9 million to Stay Afloat

By Greg Johnson Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange GILLETTE — Blackjewel LLC may be closer to selling its flagship Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines in Campbell County than it is to securing financing to reopen and resume…

NEWS BRIEFS for Monday, July 22, 2019

Counties could lose millions in Cloud Peak taxes GILLETTE (WNE) — Campbell County could potentially lose out on more than $30 million in unpaid mineral production taxes from Cloud Peak Energy after a federal bankruptcy judge’s decision Thursday. Judge Kevin…

Irrigation Tunnel Collapse Threatens 104,000 acres of Farmland

By Tom Milstead Torrington Telegram Via Wyoming News Exchange FORT LARAMIE – A portion of a tunnel on the Gering-Fort Laramie irrigation canal has caused water to back up and breach the canal a mile upstream from the collapse and…