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Exhibit featuring UW paleontologist on display at Smithsonian

By Eve Newman Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE (WNE) — A photography exhibit and film that premiered at the University of Wyoming more than two years ago are now on display at the Smithsonian. UW associate professor and…

Company goes bankrupt owing Johnson Co. $11 million

By Mara Abbott Buffalo Bulletin Via- Wyoming News Exchange BUFFALO — It was the worst possible answer to Johnson County’s $11 million question. New bankruptcy filings revealed that Moriah Powder River LLC, which initiated its Chapter 11 case on Oct….

Wind farm gets permit for 277 turbines

By Daniel Bendtsen Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — Wyoming’s Industrial Siting Council has approved a permit for a 277-turbine wind farm that’s planned for construction on the border of Albany and Carbon counties. The council approved the…

Wyoming News Briefs: December 4, 2019

Hanna marshal praised for ending hostage situation at Virginian RAWLINS (WNE) — A Hanna marshal has been praised for his work using less than lethal force when taking a suspect into custody last week. Marshal Jeff Neimark responded to a…

Judge dismisses part of Evanston gun policy lawsuit

By Sheila McGuire Uinta County Herald Via- Wyoming News Exchange EVANSTON — The lawsuit against Uinta County School District No. 1 regarding the district’s concealed carry rule, Rule CKA, will be allowed to continue. A ruling issued by Judge Steven…

Man accused of stealing $7,000 from ATMs

CODY (WNE) — A Brazilian national is facing up to 160 years in prison on charges that he illegally withdrew more than $7,000 from Park County ATM machines in recent weeks. Allisson Bebiano, 29, is in custody at the Park…

Board of Education approves computer standards

By Seth Klamann Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — It’s now up to Gov. Mark Gordon to approve Wyoming’s first computer science standards, after the state Board of Education approved the guidelines at its meeting late last month….

County attorney says no charges in police shooting

By Clair McFarland Riverton Ranger Via- Wyoming News Exchange RIVERTON — Citing citizens’ legal rights to defend their own lives and the lives of others from “immediate peril,” the Fremont County Attorney’s office will not prosecute the Riverton Police Department…

Wyoming News Briefs: December 2, 2019

Sales, use tax collections strong in 2019 CASPER (WNE) — Wyoming’s sales and use tax collection stayed strong in fiscal year 2019, with the state amassing over $1 billion, a nearly 12 percent leap from the previous year, according to…

Wyoming News Briefs: Beet harvests, sharing grizzlies and vape detectors in school

Beet harvest halted with beets still in the ground POWELL (WNE) — Western Sugar Cooperative has officially declared that any unharvested sugar beets will not be accepted. Last week’s announcement effectively ends the 2019 harvest — and means that all…