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Man killed in coal mine accident

GILLETTE (WNE) — A 31-year-old Gillette man was killed working at a Campbell County coal mine Wednesday. Jeff A. Wendland and four other workers were adding a section to the boom of a 200-ton crane at Black Thunder mine near…

Woman, 67, dies in Snake River guided fishing incident after boat overturned

JACKSON (WNE) — A 67-year-old woman died on the Snake River shortly after noon Tuesday in a guided fishing accident when the drift boat she and two other people were in tipped at an eddyline, “began to take on water…

Two dead in wreck near Evanston

EVANSTON (WNE) — A man and boy are dead after another man drove his pickup into vehicles that were stopped for a previous accident on Interstate 80 near Evanston on Sunday, July 18, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The…

Jackson sees more than 50,000 visitors a day

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — It’s midsummer in Jackson Hole and bumper-to-bumper traffic on Broadway, Snow King Avenue and Highway 22 has felt worse than ever before. Lines for a morning bagel look…

Grizzly bear moved after killing cattle

POWELL (WNE) — A grizzly bear was captured north of Pinedale on Wednesday and relocated to an area about 5 miles from the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The adult male was targeted after it killed cattle on a…

Changes in Hathaway Scholarship open for comment

By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER —The state-sponsored Hathaway Scholarship for college-bound high school students received another update this legislative session, but the public will get to weigh in on how the new rules are written….

Anonymous student alleges sexual assault by teacher

By Joy Ufford Pinedale Roundup Via- Wyoming News Exchange PINEDALE – With no response from Big Piney school district officials to a former student’s request to continue a lawsuit against them as “Jane Doe,” a federal magistrate judge ruled on…

Grand Teton experiments with ‘augmented reality’

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Moose don’t predictably appear in the height of summer along the most bustling trails in all of Grand Teton National Park. But that’s just what Rhys Walker came…

Wyoming coal production falls by 21% in 2020

By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Coal production in Wyoming plummeted 21% in 2020 as the U.S. saw its lowest yield since 1965, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Wednesday. The steep decline was caused in part…

Nine more Wyoming deaths tied to COVID

By The Wyoming News Exchange The deaths of nine more Wyoming residents have been tied to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday. The deaths in June and July, which included four Laramie County residents, brought the number…