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South Entrance and select roads in Yellowstone National Park to open May 14 

May 12, 2021

Weather–permitting, the following roads will open Friday, May 14, at 8 a.m. to public motorists: • South Entrance to West Thumb • Lake Village to West Thumb • West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass)  Conditions can change quickly, especially during spring and fall,...     Read More

Prescribed Fires Planned for the Kemmerer Ranger District

May 12, 2021

The following is a release from the U.S. Forest Service Kemmerer Wyo., May 12, 2021— The Kemmerer Ranger District is planning to ignite two prescribed fire units in the Hams Fork Vegetation Project area. These areas could be implemented as...     Read More

Big Piney road construction starts Monday May 10

May 5, 2021

The project starts in the heart of Big Piney and will affect access to numerous residences along WYO 350. Crews will begin with milling operations, and will be placing the milled asphalt on the existing shoulders. Crews will also be...     Read More

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

May 5, 2021

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...     Read More

Former legislator arrested in trafficking sting, pleads not guilty

May 3, 2021

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...     Read More

Ozone pollution earns Sublette an F from American Lung Association

April 29, 2021

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., 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...     Read More

Officials believe spark from maintenance caused rail car explosion

April 27, 2021

RIVERTON (WNE) — Officials believe they know what caused the spark that led to a fatal explosion Wednesday in a railcar in Shoshoni, but they still are investigating how the combustible fuel in the tanker reached such a high level....     Read More

Two killed in Shoshoni explosion

April 23, 2021

RIVERTON (WNE) — Two Fremont County local men died in an explosion Wednesday afternoon at the railcar repair yard in Shoshoni. The victims – an 18-year-old from Shoshoni and a 28-year-old from Riverton, both employees at Wasatch Rail Repair –...     Read More

Yellowstone to debut automated shuttles

April 22, 2021

POWELL (WNE) — Visitors to Yellowstone National Park may be able to catch a glimpse of a rare kind of … vehicle this summer. As part of a new, first-of-its-kind pilot program, the National Park Service will test out new...     Read More

Snowstorm cost Casper $500K

April 20, 2021

CASPER (WNE) — The historic March snowstorm that dropped two feet of snow on Casper cost the city more than half a million dollars — more than half of what it typically spends in a year on snow removal, according...     Read More

Wyoming Game and Fish director explains H.B. 101 in regards to authority on closing elk feed grounds

April 18, 2021

Wyoming Game and Fish Director Brian Nesvick says some of the recent headlines about the department being stripped of its authority to close elk feed grounds in regards to H.B. 101 is a little misleading. He says what it did...     Read More

Overland Trails Presentation Made to Kemmerer City Council

April 15, 2021

◆ Proposed off road trail system would connect southwest Wyoming. Could Lincoln County have a trails system in place for all-terrain vehicles in the near future? Southwest Wyoming Outdoor Trails Program president Mark Tesoro argued for such a system at...     Read More

Killer of three sentenced to 45 years to life

April 14, 2021

By The Sheridan Press Via- Wyoming News Exchange SHERIDAN — In emotional statements given before Judge John Fenn in 4th Judicial District Court Tuesday, family members of victims killed in a triple homicide March 29, 2020, asked for a sentence “as...     Read More

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to construct new temple in Casper, Wyoming

April 14, 2021

◆ Nine of twenty newly announced temples are located in the western United States. President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced plans to build 20 new temples throughout the world. The announcement...     Read More

State leaders criticize Biden gun restrictions

April 12, 2021

By Nate Perez Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — President Joe Biden responded to a wave of gun violence throughout the country by announcing executive actions Thursday to curb the growth of homemade “ghost guns” and 3D-printed firearms...     Read More

Cheyenne Frontier Days unveils all-country concert lineup

April 10, 2021

CHEYENNE (WNE) — The day after announcing this summer’s event will take place at full capacity and without masks, Cheyenne Frontier Days announced the 2021 Frontier Nights entertainment lineup. Professional Bull Riders will return this summer with its exclusive Last...     Read More

Couple charged in toddler’s death

April 8, 2021

By Leo Wolfson Cody Enterprise Via- Wyoming News Exchange CODY — Two Cody residents were arrested March 31 by the Cody Police Department on charges of felony aggravated child abuse. The victim of the alleged child abuse, 2-year-old Paisleigh Williams,...     Read More

Sublette County home lost to fire as firefighters battle snow covered roads

April 6, 2021

A home in the Hoback Ranches area of Sublette County was lost in a fire Friday, April 2, as firefighters battled snow covered roads and limited access. Sublette County Unified Fire reports that they were dispatched to the location on...     Read More

Boating permits for Grand Teton National Park are available online starting Tuesday

April 6, 2021

Kayaking on Jackson Lake. | Courtesy The following is a news release from Grand Teton National Park. MOOSE, Wyoming – Boaters to Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway will have the option to...     Read More

Sublette attorney moves to protect victims in ID theft case

April 5, 2021

PINEDALE – Sublette County Attorney Mike Crosson is asking to have all confidential and personal information of victims redacted in the felony cases of three people charged with stealing dozens of licenses and cards. He filed motions on March 29...     Read More

Bridger Valley Chamber of Commerce announces new board president Eric White

April 4, 2021

Director of the Bridger Valley Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte Black, announced a new board president in Eric White. She says he was serving as Vice President, but agreed to step in and serve in this new role. She says this...     Read More

Two-time state champion, Conner Vickery from Kemmerer High, using raffle to raise funds to wrestle in Greece

April 4, 2021

Two time wrestling state champion, Conner Vickery from Kemmerer High School, is using a raffle in order to raise money for an opportunity to go wrestle and train in Greece. The junior qualified to be on the Wyoming National Team...     Read More

Snow King expansion approved by forest

March 31, 2021

JACKSON (WNE) — Snow King Mountain Resort now has a signed decision in hand authorizing the most extensive overhaul and expansion in the small ski area’s 82-year history. Much of the construction work is just weeks or months away. On...     Read More

Man killed in wreck near Green River

March 31, 2021

GREEN RIVER (WNE) — On March 25, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 93 on Interstate 80 east of Green River. At 2:24 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover, according to a press release. Henry...     Read More

Fishing and boating permit prices increase at Yellowstone National Park

March 30, 2021

Wyoming – Those wanting to go fishing and boating in Yellowstone National Park will notice an increase in permit prices. The increase went into effect March 24 and anglers can purchase permits onlinefor the upcoming season in addition to in-park...     Read More

Traffic stop yields dozens of stolen IDs

March 24, 2021

PINEDALE (WNE) — Three people arrested for possessing forged writings with intent to defraud and using a false identity after the driver was stopped for speeding each pleaded not guilty on March 18 to assorted felonies and misdemeanors. On Feb....     Read More

Cody sex offender sentenced to 25-30 years

March 23, 2021

CODY (WNE) — A Cody sex offender was sentenced to 25-30 years in prison after pleading guilty to first degree sexual assault of a minor, last week in Park County. Brannon Aune, 28, a Cody resident, was already serving 10...     Read More

Backcountry ski area closed to prevent grizzly conflicts

March 23, 2021

JACKSON (WNE) — Grand Teton National Park has closed the east face of 25 Short to prevent conflict between backcountry skiers and riders and a denning grizzly bear. The closure is in effect until further notice and will impact the...     Read More

Woman charged in fatal accident to be arraigned March 25

March 19, 2021

PINEDALE (WNE) — The Jackson driver charged with two felony aggravated homicide charges after colliding with a truck driven by a Pinedale man will appear by video in 9th District Court on March 25. Jade S. Jewkes was arrested and...     Read More

Medical marijuana report bill moves out of committee

March 19, 2021

By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — A second Wyoming bill related to marijuana advanced out of the House Judiciary on Thursday after a 6-3 vote. Public comment for House Bill 82, which would authorize funding...     Read More