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Thursday second day in a row with more than 100 new coronavirus cases

September 24, 2020

By The Wyoming News Exchange A second day of increases of more than 100 in new confirmed coronavirus cases around Wyoming pushed the state’s number of active cases to new highs Thursday. The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily...     Read More

Goat cull efforts off to smooth start

September 24, 2020

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — The ongoing effort to eradicate nonnative mountain goats from the Teton Range is predictably going slower using ground-based volunteer hunters than with a helicopter flying contracted gunners. Three...     Read More

UW research targets horn fly scourge variables

September 23, 2020

◆ Horn flies feast on cows blood. By Steve Miller UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Two cows. Same University of Wyoming McGuire Ranch pasture northeast of Laramie near Sybille Canyon. One cow has 383 horn flies sucking her...     Read More

Explosion, fire at Silver Eagle Refinery injure two 

September 22, 2020

EVANSTON (WNE) — Local emergency crews were kept busy over the weekend after a fire broke out at the Silver Eagle Refinery east of Evanston. According to a press release issued by Uinta County Fire and Ambulance, fire and emergency...     Read More

Laramie man charged with exploitation of children

September 22, 2020

————- RAWLINS (WNE) — A Laramie man was arrested in Rawlins earlier this week on a slew of charges that could mean spending the rest of his life in prison if convicted. Travis Wright, 48, was arrested Wednesday and charged...     Read More

Evacuations underway as large fire breaks out near Idaho State University

September 21, 2020

This story courtesy of It is used here with permission. POCATELLO — Firefighters are responding to a raging fire near Idaho State University. The university sent an emergency message to the campus community notifying them of the fire. “There...     Read More

Officials deny tribal leader’s claims of mistreatment

September 21, 2020

By Clair McFarland Riverton Ranger Via- Wyoming News Exchange RIVERTON — Claims of systemic racism by the leader of the Northern Arapaho Tribe last week have caused push-back by county officials, especially regarding the treatment of COVID-positive transients. Before a...     Read More

Lincoln County Commission defers tax payment to help Kemmerer Mine

September 16, 2020

◆ Commission plan will make districts whole, while protecting County jobs. The Lincoln County Commission signed a formal document Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Afton deferring the monthly tax payment plan for the Kemmerer Coal Mine, an action designed to...     Read More

Governor Orders Wyoming Flag be Flown at Half Staff at the Capitol and in Teton and Fremont Counties on Thursday, September 17

September 16, 2020

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has ordered the Wyoming State Flag be flown at half staff at the Capitol in Cheyenne, in Teton County and in Fremont County from sunrise to sunset on September 17, 2020 in honor of Grant Larson. Mr....     Read More

Bridger-Teton National Forest Begins Salt Creek Restoration

September 16, 2020

The Salt Creek Restoration Project will begin this week on the Kemmerer Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and is planned to conclude in mid-November of 2020. This restoration project is located in Lincoln County, Wyoming on Salt Creek...     Read More

New leadership for St. John’s Health

September 15, 2020

With a new state-of-the art senior living community opening at St. John’s Health next summer, a seasoned nurse leader from the executive team has been appointed to take the helm of senior living services. St. John’s has announced that Marsha...     Read More

Man convicted of pointing gun at wife, pulling trigger

September 14, 2020

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — Charles Laird Kincaid of Rock Springs was found guilty on Friday afternoon of aggravated assault for pointing a revolver at his wife and pulling the trigger. The trial for Kincaid, 31, was scheduled to begin Tuesday...     Read More

Investigation underway after deer is illegally shot

September 11, 2020

This story courtesy of It is used here with permission. BEAR LAKE — Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking information regarding the illegal shooting of a white-tailed deer doe near Dingle Pond approximately 4 miles east of...     Read More

Caribou-Targhee to continue fuel reduction project in Teton Canyon

September 10, 2020

◆ Crews will work along the Sheep Bridge Trail (130) over the next several weeks. Provided by Caribou-Targhee National Forest The Caribou-Targhee National Forest resumed fuel reduction work near Teton Canyon Sept. 8. This is one component of the larger...     Read More

Business Council seeks boost in relief applications in nine counties

September 9, 2020

◆ 56 entities have requested $3 million in total from the Relief and Mitigation funds. Provided by the Wyoming Business Council While applications are open to all eligible businesses and nonprofits throughout the state, the Wyoming Business Council encourages entities...     Read More

Rocky Mountain Power working to restore electricity to 185,000 residents

September 8, 2020

ROCK SPRINGS (Sept. 8, 2020) – Rocky Mountain Power crews continue to inspect damage and restore service to customers after hurricane-strength winds – in excess of 110 mph in some areas – ripped through areas of Utah, Wyoming and Idaho...     Read More

Cooler temps help knock down fire near Jackson

September 8, 2020

JACKSON (WNE) — Cooler temperatures and firefighters working through the night combined to knock down the Swinging Bridge Fire within hours of flaring up and sweeping over 102 acres. Smoke wisped up from the remnants of root systems within the...     Read More

Fatality in crash west of Tetonia

September 8, 2020

On Monday, September 7, 2020, at approximately 8:12 P.M., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle, fatality crash, eastbound SH33 at milepost 118, west of Tetonia. Thomas Muench, 33, of Rexburg, was driving westbound in a 2007 Mazda 6. Macie Ball,...     Read More

Heli-tours generate noise complaints, but business good

September 3, 2020

————— By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Melody Ranch resident Mike May was readying for dinner on a Saturday in late July when a red helicopter came in hot overhead. It was about 7:30...     Read More

Sweetwater commissioners reject COVID resolution

September 3, 2020

By Lisa Romero Rock Springs Rocket-Miner Via- Wyoming News Exchange ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County commissioners decided not to approve a resolution against county-level health orders in light of COVID-19 during their regular meeting Tuesday morning. The resolution would have...     Read More

Returned Jackson fugitive to represent self

September 2, 2020

JACKSON (WNE) — About a month after being arrested in California on a Teton County warrant, Casey Hardison is back in Jackson and ready to represent himself on five pending felony charges. Hardison, an infamous DIY chemist and longtime advocate...     Read More

Woman accused of embezzling more than $300,000

September 2, 2020

RIVERTON (WNE) — A Riverton woman has been charged with stealing more than $300,000 in four years’ time. 43-year-old Laura Burleson – also known as Laura Logan or Laura Veach – could face up to 40 years in prison and...     Read More

Smoky Hollow Fire burning southwest of Wilson

August 31, 2020

The Smoky Hollow Fire was reported on Sunday August 30, 2020 and is burning on the border of the Caribou- Targhee National Forest and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. It is located on a ridge top approximately 6 miles southwest of...     Read More

3,000 gallons of gas spills in Yellowstone semi-truck crash

August 29, 2020

———– This story courtesy of It is used here with permission. WEST YELLOWSTONE, Montana — A road in Yellowstone National Park is still closed as around 3,000 gallons of gasoline spilled out of a semi-truck tanker Thursday. Park officials...     Read More

Evanston woman arrested, accused of stealing from disabled person

August 28, 2020

EVANSTON (WNE) — A former Evanston resident wanted for allegedly stealing several thousand dollars from a developmentally disabled person has been apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) in Mesa, Arizona. An arrest warrant was issued in late February for...     Read More

Book Review: “An Anonymous Girl” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

August 28, 2020

—————————- By October Dunford Manager, Lincoln County Library In this psychological suspense story, the main character is Jessica, a struggling makeup artist. She becomes a participant in Dr. Shields’ study, who is a female psychiatrist doing a study on morality...     Read More

COVID-19 Q&A with Star Valley Health

August 27, 2020

◆ Local hospital is utilizing its resources to meet local COVID-19 needs. By Sarah Hale and Dan Dockstader SVI Media Author’s Note: SVI Media had a question and answer session with Star Valley Health recently relating to COVID-19. See below....     Read More

Jackson resident dies in sweeper accident

August 25, 2020

On August 24, 2020, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 13 on Wyoming 22 west of Jackson, Wyoming.  At 2:09 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a crash in the parking pullout at this location. The driver of...     Read More

Cokeville and Jackson Hole Receive AARP Grant Funds

August 20, 2020

—————– CHEYENNE – Today, AARP announced awardees for its 2020 AARP Community Challenge grant program, with entities in Jackson and Cokeville, Wyoming receiving grants totalling over $35,000. The Jackson Hole Land Trust was awarded a $10,250 grant from AARP to...     Read More

(Video) – Huge snake crawls out of engine bay of Yellowstone visitors’ SUV

August 20, 2020

Story by Ben Hooper, UPI – Video compiled by The Idaho Statesman – A family of tourists had an animal encounter in Yellowstone National Park but it was different than what typically makes the headlines during the summer. Alisha Archuleta...     Read More