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Construction resumes on wind project that has generated national attention 

By Carrie Haderlie Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE – Construction on the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project in Carbon County started again for the season on April 12, and the project has generated its fair share…

Entries accepted for second annual Wyoming Wildlife calendar photo contest

LYMAN (WNE) — Wyoming Wildlife magazine is calling for the best wildlife photographs from the Cowboy State. The publication has opened entries for the second annual Wyoming Wildlife calendar photo contest. Entries will be accepted until June 30. Photographers of…

Lawsuit filed over death of DOT employee

By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — The son of a Wyoming Department of Transportation employee killed by a street sweeper is suing the machine’s manufacturer, court records show. Shirley Samuelson died in August when a…

Man facing 31 child abuse counts waives hearing

GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette man charged with 31 counts of aggravated child abuse has been bound over to District Court after he waived his preliminary hearing. Tyler Bryan Martinson, 28, had been scheduled to have a preliminary hearing on…

Wyoming gas prices tick up again

CHEYENNE (WNE) — Wyoming gas prices have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90 per gallon as of Monday, according to GasBuddy.com‘s daily survey of 494 stations in Wyoming. Gas prices in Wyoming are 0.4 cents per…

Housing director wants to spend $13 million on housing ‘crisis’

By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — April Norton, director of the Jackson/Teton County Housing Department, wants to spend $13 million to build homes and expand housing programs in the upcoming fiscal year. “It’s crisis…

Lincoln County with eight active COVID-19 cases

As of 3 p.m. Monday, May 3, the number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen since the disease was first diagnosed in the state in mid-March stood at 49,224, an increase of 372 cases over the 48,535 reported on April 26. The…

Former legislator arrested in trafficking sting, pleads not guilty

By David Martin Green River Star Via- Wyoming News Exchange GREEN RIVER — A former Wyoming legislator from Green River entered not guilty pleas to misdemeanor charges of solicitation of prostitution and interference with a peace officer Friday afternoon. John…

ITC to host $51.7M carbon capture research

GILLETTE (WNE) — Less than two weeks removed from announcing the winners of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize, the Integrated Test Center is at the center of another large, high-profile carbon capture project. Gov. Mark Gordon announced Friday afternoon that…

Ozone pollution earns Sublette an F from American Lung Association

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com The American Lung Association gave Sublette County an F for ozone pollution, underscoring a persistent health danger believed to be caused by gas-field emissions, snow cover, little wind, winter sunshine and other factors. The…