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New tax districts proposed in effort to pass 6th penny tax

A group of local towns and communities have joined together to propose new legislation to the Wyoming Association of Municipalities (WAM) at a statewide convention to create taxing districts, so they can have better control, geographically, on the 6th penny…

Two Vehicle Crash on I-15 in Idaho Falls this Morning

On Monday, June 3, 2019, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two vehicle crash, northbound I15 near exit 118, in Idaho Falls. Nicholas Phillips, 20, of Boise, ID, was driving northbound in a 2017 box truck, in…

NEWS BRIEFS for Thursday, May 30, 2019

Dog attack puts Gillette boy in ICU GILLETTE (WNE) — A 9-year-old Gillette boy is still in the hospital after being attacked by a dog just a few hours into his summer vacation. Riley Schlidt, 9, was attacked by a…

Sublette County Sheriff’s Office Receives Patriotic Employer Award.

Thursday May 23rd 2019, Sublette County Commissioners and the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office administration were recognized as a Patriotic Employer by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Bob Austin, Employer Outreach Coordinator from Afton, presented to the Sublette…

(Video) – Star Valley EMS

This post of Health Topics Tuesday is sponsored by Star Valley Health. This week’s conversation takes place with members of the area emergency medical services.

NEWS BRIEFS for Friday, May 24, 2019

Legal Aid of Wyoming wants to help vets regardless of income CHEYENNE (WNE) —  Legal Aid of Wyoming is testing a pilot program in Laramie County to provide military veterans access to free legal assistance, no matter their income level….

UW will ask for $50 Million for Stadium, Pool

By Daniel Bendtsen Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will ask the state to provide $49.6 million for a renovation of War Memorial Stadium’s west side stands and the Corbett Pool,…

What does the future hold for coal mining in Wyoming?

In 1981, there were 38,500 people employed by coal companies in Wyoming. Thirty years later, that number fell to 7,000. Coal mining in Wyoming has been an important part of the state’s economy for decades, and it continues to be….

NEWS BRIEFS for Thursday, May 23, 2019

Wyoming unemployment rate dips in April CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Research & Planning Section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported Tuesday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 3.7% in March to 3.6% in April. Wyoming’s…