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Man killed in coal mine accident

July 23, 2021

GILLETTE (WNE) — A 31-year-old Gillette man was killed working at a Campbell County coal mine Wednesday. Jeff A. Wendland and four other workers were adding a section to the boom of a 200-ton crane at Black Thunder mine near... Read More

Op-Ed: Kemmerer stands ready to embrace nuclear power while not dismissing coal

July 21, 2021

  On June 2nd 2021 Kemmerer City Administrator Brian Muir and I, Mayor Bill Thek, met with Rocky Mountain Power’s Regional Business Manager Ron Wild at Kemmerer City Hall. Ron had come with a contingent of local community Mayors: LaBarge... Read More

Grizzly bear moved after killing cattle

July 20, 2021

POWELL (WNE) — A grizzly bear was captured north of Pinedale on Wednesday and relocated to an area about 5 miles from the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The adult male was targeted after it killed cattle on a... Read More

Teton to Snake Fuels Reduction Project Continues Along Phillips Ridge

July 19, 2021

Jackson Wyo., July 18, 2021—The next phase of the Teton to Snake Fuels Reduction Project on the Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is set to begin July 19, 2021 on Phillips Ridge. Throughout the next month, contractors... Read More

Charlie Company spends a month in California for rigorous training

July 17, 2021

  ◆ Service members work tirelessly through scenarios and missions to prepare for potential combat. Provided by Public Affairs Wyoming Military Department FORT IRWIN, California. – On May 31, over 60 soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment,... Read More

Driver inattention is being investigated as a possible cause for a fatal crash west of Kemmerer, Wyoming. 

July 16, 2021

The following is a release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol – On July 14, 2021, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 43 on US 30 west of Kemmerer, Wyoming.  At 2:05 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a... Read More

Grand Teton experiments with ‘augmented reality’

July 16, 2021

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Moose don’t predictably appear in the height of summer along the most bustling trails in all of Grand Teton National Park. But that’s just what Rhys Walker came... Read More

UW offers incentives for vaccination

July 13, 2021

GILLETTE (WNE) — The University of Wyoming is preparing for the upcoming school year by announcing an incentive program to encourage students to get a COVID-19 vaccination with a grand prize being a semester’s worth of tuition and fees. Other... Read More

Man shot by Green River police officer

July 9, 2021

GREEN RIVER (WNE) — A Green River Police Department officer exchanged gunfire with an unidentified suspect Tuesday night during a traffic stop on Barnhart Street, resulting in the suspect being wounded and transported out of state. According to a release... Read More

Governor Gordon Calls for Volunteers to Serve on the Sublette Mule Deer Migration Corridor Working Group

July 8, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –   Governor Gordon, in consultation with county commissioners, is now accepting applications to serve on the Sublette Mule Deer Migration Corridor Local Area Working Group. In early 2020, Governor Mark Gordon signed Migration Corridor Executive Order 2020-1.... Read More

Man who walked up to Old Faithful while waving flag sentenced to jail

July 6, 2021

JACKSON (WNE) — A Yellowstone tourist who was a little too jacked up on America while visiting last summer recently wrapped up jail time earned for antics that involved flag waving and a coonskin hat near the cone of the... Read More

Mountain State Stockdog Association coming to Afton for National Finals July 12-17

July 4, 2021

The Mountain State Stockdog Association (MSSA) will be holding its National Finals at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Afton July 12-17. President of the league Steve Wight says it will consist of the top 200 handlers with some having more... Read More

Sheriff’s office investigates after woman reports being attacked while hiking

July 1, 2021

This story courtesy of It is used here with permission – PRESTON ( —- Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who a 35-year-old Utah woman said assaulted her while hiking in the Willow Flat area on... Read More

Sublette County Sheriff’s Office provides information in missing person case of Vanessa “Nessy” Orren from 2017.

July 1, 2021

The following is a release from the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office In January 2017, the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office received a missing person’s report. Vanessa “Nessy” Orren, age 61, of LaBarge, Wyoming was reported missing.  The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office... Read More

Rocky Mountain Power customers to see 3.5 percent decrease in rates

June 30, 2021

CHEYENNE, Wyo. July 1, 2020 — The Wyoming Public Service Commission approved new rates for Rocky Mountain Power customers, following an extensive review that began last year. Overall, customer bills will go down an average of 3.5 percent as the... Read More

Tribes take ownership of reservation oil field

June 29, 2021

By Nate Perez Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — After decades of leasing Circle Ridge Field, the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho have taken full ownership of the oil and gas field on the Wind River Reservation. Both... Read More

Rock Springs airport gets grant for modernization

June 28, 2021

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport has been awarded more than $8.4 million in funding for its Commercial Terminal Modernization Project, and construction is set to begin in July. The $8,406,667 in funding will come from the... Read More

Man killed, trooper wounded in shootout near Lander

June 28, 2021

By Clair McFarland Riverton Ranger Via- Wyoming News Exchange RIVERTON — An exchange of gunfire Friday afternoon during a traffic stop left the driver of the stopped vehicle mortally shot and a Highway Patrol trooper wounded. The injured trooper was... Read More

Montana man arrested, accused of starting Robertson Draw Fire

June 24, 2021

By Mark Davis and CJ Baker Powell Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — A Bridger, Montana, man was arrested Wednesday on allegations that he started the 28,600-acre Robertson Draw Fire while off-trail on his motorcycle. John Lightburn, 55, faces... Read More

Yellowstone's first bison goring in '21

June 23, 2021

JACKSON (WNE) — An inglorious and painful, though hallmark, sign of Northwestern Wyoming summer passed by over the weekend near the shoreline of Yellowstone Lake. The unfortunate, typically annual event that unfolded was a Yellowstone National Park tourist being gored... Read More