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INL announces activities for Nuclear Science Week

October 15, 2021

The following is a news release from Idaho National Laboratory. In honor of Nuclear Science Week on Oct. 18-22, Idaho National Laboratory is planning several activities to celebrate the nuclear science industry, to recognize those who work in this field... Read More

Yellowstone sets visitation record for year

October 14, 2021

CODY (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park has broken its all-time visitation record with three months still remaining in the year. A record 4,463,000 million visitors have come through the Park in 2021 so far, shattering the previous full year record... Read More

Missing Swan Valley man's body found near his home

October 14, 2021

UPDATE *** Bonneville County Search and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies found the body of 73-year-old Richard Lawrence Harvey near his home Wednesday. “There does not appear to be any foul play,” Bonneville County Sheriff’s spokesman Karl Noah said in a... Read More

Amber Alert issued for missing Idaho boy

October 11, 2021

*UPDATE* The boy has been found in Idaho and the Amber Alert is canceled.   An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Idaho boy that is believed to be in danger.  The alert is for Kingston James, 6,... Read More

Rock Springs backs Amtrak expansion

October 11, 2021

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — The resolution to support the Amtrak Passenger Rail Expansion in the city of Rock Springs and Southwest Wyoming was approved at the Rock Springs City Council meeting on Oct. 5. Amtrak, a passenger railroad service, provides... Read More

Local help available for emergency rental program in Lincoln County

October 8, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Are you struggling to pay your rent or utilities? You are not alone, and it is not your fault. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Wyoming renters need a little extra help right now. The Wyoming Department... Read More

Man charged with kidnapping in Yellowstone

October 8, 2021

CODY (WNE) — A man is facing charges in federal court for assault with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping, holding another man at knifepoint in Yellowstone National Park. Gregory Toth is accused of assaulting a co-worker, pressing a knife against... Read More

Hunter injured in Wyoming grizzly bear attack

October 5, 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and Wyoming Game and Fish Department (Game and Fish) are currently investigating a grizzly bear attack. On Saturday morning, a man was injured by a grizzly bear while elk hunting west of Cody,... Read More

Grouse Mountain Burn Planned on Blackrock District

October 4, 2021

The Blackrock Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest plans to begin ignitions on the Grouse Mountain Prescribed Fire as soon as Monday October 4th, 2021. The unit is up to 365-acres approximately 7-miles south of US Highway 26/287 in... Read More

WCCC ranked one of top online community colleges

October 4, 2021

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — Western Wyoming Community College was ranked in the 30 best online community colleges by Online Schools Report for 2022. Online Schools Report ranks colleges based on a “school-wide” and “online program” score. The school-wide score is... Read More

Evanston man killed in rollover

October 1, 2021

EVANSTON (WNE) — A 60-year-old Evanston was killed in a single-vehicle rollover early Wednesday morning north of town. According to a press release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Craig A. Adkins died at the scene of the crash, which was... Read More

Yellowstone: Exposure killed man at lake, no sign of brother

September 30, 2021

The following is a release from the National Park Service – An autopsy has determined that a man whose body was found on the shore of a lake in Yellowstone National Park died of hypothermia, park officials said Wednesday. Mark... Read More

Missing and murdered Indigenous people issue continues to plague Wyoming

September 30, 2021

By Barbara Anne Greene Greybull Standard Via- Wyoming News Exchange GREYBULL —With all the national coverage of her disappearance and the discovery of her body in Wyoming, the name of Gabby Petito is familiar to most. Yet in Wyoming, people... Read More

High-speed chase leads to local school lockdown

September 29, 2021

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — A high-speed chase in the Farson-Eden area forced the local school into lockdown on Thursday, according to school officials. Law enforcement secured the perimeter. Staff and students at the school were advised to remain in the... Read More

BYU-Idaho student arrested for trying to meet teen for sex, police say

September 28, 2021

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission – IDAHO FALLS — Police have arrested a Brigham Young University-Idaho student after police say he drove from Rexburg to Idaho Falls to meet with what he thought was... Read More

Three Yellowstone wolves killed during first week of Montana’s hunting season

September 27, 2021

The following is a news release from Yellowstone National Park. MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyoming — Yellowstone National Park wolf biologists report that the park’s Junction Butte Pack (27 wolves) lost three wolves to Montana hunters during the first week of... Read More

State Board of Education releases report on Rigby Middle School shooting

September 27, 2021

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission – RIGBY — The Idaho State Board of Education’s School Safety and Security Program released its report Monday on lessons learned following the May shooting at Rigby Middle School.... Read More

Monument Ridge Project Underway

September 27, 2021

Big Piney Wyo., September 27, 2021—Phase two of The Monument Ridge Vegetation and Recreation Management project is currently underway. The project area is located on the Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest near the town of Bondurant.... Read More

SVHS Homecoming game opening ceremony dedicated to honoring fallen Marine McCollum

September 24, 2021

Homecoming Week at Star Valley High School is always something exciting and special. School spirit burns brightly in the halls, the streets, the community and the stands as students, friends and alumni gather wrapped in warm quilts and beanies to... Read More

Strangulation qualifies as ‘habitual offender’

September 24, 2021

PINEDALE (WNE) —  A man living in Bondurant is charged with strangulation of a household member and 13 separate counts of domestic battery – each based on specific injuries he allegedly struck to a woman who was living with him.... Read More