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Address verification needed for Wyoming livestock brand records

The Wyoming Livestock Board Brand Recording Unit recently completed address verification on all livestock brand records. “There are approximately 1,241 addresses that are no longer deliverable,” said Renae Krakow, executive assistant of the Wyoming Livestock Board. “We are reaching out…

Number of bears killed around Yellowstone drops

By Mark Davis, Powell Tribune Via-  Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — The rate at which grizzly bears have been “lethally removed” by wildlife managers in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has dropped significantly this year.  Through mid-August, nine grizzlies have been…

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting in Osmond

*This story has been updated to reflect a name correction and addition information from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. On August 3, 2019 at 2030 hours the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Wyoming Highway Patrol and Afton EMS responded to a…

Progress made in irrigation canal repair

By Tom Milstead, Torrington Telegram Via- Wyoming News Exchange TORRINGTON — Both the Goshen Irrigation District and the Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District held public meetings on Monday, Aug. 12 to discuss the status of an irrigation tunnel that collapsed on July…

ACLU offers plan to cut incarceration by half

By Nick Reynolds and Shane Sanderson, Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyoming could save $20 million and reduce incarceration by more than one-sixth if it deeply cuts prison sentences for drug crimes and altogether ends prison terms…

I-80 toll will be on 2020 legislative agenda

By Ramsey Scott, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature has danced around the idea of tolling Interstate 80 for more than a decade. In 2020, it appears lawmakers will hit the tolling dance floor….

Tincup Fire continues to consume dead and down fuel

*The following is a news release from the Caribou-Targhee National Forest SODA SPRINGS, ID— The Tincup fire remains active and continues to consume dead and down fuel. Higher fuel moistures and significant live vegetation are currently keeping fire activity moderated,…

Wyoming News Briefs: August 13, 2019

SVI Media is a member of the Wyoming News Exchange. These stories come courtesy of the WNE. Council gives initial nod to e-cig ban CHEYENNE (WNE) —  The Cheyenne City Council voted 8-1 Monday night to approve the second reading…

Man convicted of murder in wife’s shooting

By CJ Baker, Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — Rejecting Dennis Klingbeil’s claims that he accidentally shot his wife in the head last year, a Park County jury convicted the 77-year-old Wapiti resident of first-degree murder on Friday. …

Contamination found near coal ash ponds

By Camille Erickson, Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Investigations into multiple Wyoming coal ash ponds operated by the state’s largest utility company revealed groundwater contamination far exceeded federal limits. The results have prompted the company to consider…