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Rocky Mountain Power to Overhaul Naughton Power Plants

March 3, 2021

◆ Local businesses are encouraged to prepare. Rocky Mountain Power has informed the City of Kemmerer that they will be doing an overhaul on the Naughton Power Plants beginning March 28. The overhaul is scheduled to continue through the first...     Read More

Governor Gordon: State of the State address

March 2, 2021

Governor Mark Gordon addressed the 66th session of the Wyoming Legislature and the entire state of Wyoming on March 2 in his State of the State address. Gordon offered his remarks from the historic restored Wyoming Supreme Court Chamber. Gordon...     Read More

Bryson Quinney receives Dreams in Motion award whole-heartedly

March 1, 2021

On March 5 it will be a year since Bryson Quinney, a young man from Lyman, WY, got a new heart. When Quinney was born 14 years ago, the right side of his heart didn’t develop the way it should...     Read More

Representative Heiner updates community on pending legislation

March 1, 2021

Representative Scott Heiner from House District 18 phoned in to speak with SVI media’s Duke Dance on Feb 25. He shared the latest from the legislature and spoke about some pieces of legislation upcoming. Legislators went back into committee work...     Read More

Woman sentenced in fire department embezzlement

March 1, 2021

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — The wife of Green River’s former fire chief was sentenced to prison Tuesday morning for embezzling funds from the Green River Fire Department Foundation in 2019. Sweetwater County District Court Judge Suzannah Robinson sentenced Stephanie Nomis...     Read More

Conrad & Bischoff will soon have new owners, KJ’s Super Stores changing name

February 27, 2021

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. IDAHO FALLS — Conrad & Bischoff, the owner of KJ’s Super Stores and other fuel-related businesses in Idaho, has been purchased by one of the fastest-growing petroleum product companies...     Read More

Court cans low-impact film permits in Grand Teton, Yellowstone parks

February 26, 2021

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — The National Park Service has changed its permitting requirements so that commercial filmmakers no longer have to pay fees or gain clearance as long as shoots are small...     Read More

Body found at snowy site near South Pass; recovery took hours

February 26, 2021

RIVERTON (WNE) – The body of a woman found dead near South Pass on Tuesday was recovered from a snowy area for investigation about 24 hours later. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office call log notes that discovery of the woman...     Read More

Rangers Respond to Avalanche Fatality in Broken Thumb Couloir

February 22, 2021

The following is a news release from Grand Teton National Park Teton Interagency Dispatch Center received an emergency call at approximately 12 p.m. today, Monday, February 22, about a skier involved in an avalanche in the Broken Thumb Couloir on...     Read More

US Senator John Barrasso says President Biden’s executive orders on energy will hurt economy

February 22, 2021

U.S. Senator for Wyoming John Barrasso says President Biden’s recent executive orders on energy will hurt the economy overall and he will find bipartisan support to undo some of them. In January the administration signed a moratorium on new oil...     Read More

Preston man dies in Bear Lake County avalanche

February 22, 2021

Heavy snow combined with a crystalized base from months of frigid cold have combined for dangerous and uncertain avalanche conditions in the region over the past two weeks with more than ten individuals being caught in one slide or another....     Read More

Togwotee slide kills Jackson snowboarder

February 19, 2021

JACKSON (WNE) — A snowboarder buried Thursday afternoon in an avalanche in the Togwotee Pass area died at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center later that day. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Michael McKelvey, 31, of Jackson....     Read More

Lincoln County Seniors Could Lose Home Services

February 18, 2021

County-by-County Data Suggests Nearly 2,000 To Lose Services CHEYENNE – According to Wyoming Department of Health data, 53 older Lincoln County residents risk losing services through The Wyoming Home Services Program without a funding commitment for the program from the...     Read More

Jackson to hold COVID-19 community update

February 18, 2021

The following is a news release from the Town of Jackson On Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:00PM, representatives from St. John’s Health, Teton County Health Department, Jackson Town Council, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, Teton County School District and...     Read More

Fish and Game Seeks Input on Upcoming Big Game Hunting Seasons

February 17, 2021

By Mike Demicke, Staff Biologist Idaho Department of Fish and Game wants to hear from big game hunters about proposed changes for the 2021 and 2022 seasons for deer, elk, pronghorn, mountain lion, black bear and wolf. Fish and Game...     Read More

Snowboarder dies at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

February 16, 2021

JACKSON (WNE) — A snowboarder was found dead in a tree well Monday morning at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The Virginia man, Daniel Tatum, 27, was visiting the Tetons with friends, resort spokeswoman Anna Cole said. Tatum became separated from...     Read More

Wyoming House Recalibration Committee sets 6.5% cut to education in House Bill 61

February 14, 2021

House Representative of District 21, Evan Simpson, says the Recalibration Committee has set a 6.5% cut to education in House Bill 61 before it will go on for debate and public comment in the legislative session. He says Governor Mark...     Read More

Governor Gordon’s Missing & Murdered Indigenous Persons Task Force to Meet to Review Findings of Statewide Report

February 13, 2021

Press release from the office of Governor Mark Gordon CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon’s Missing & Murdered Indigenous Persons (“M&MIP”) Task Force will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, February 17th, to review the findings of Wyoming’s first Murder and Missing...     Read More

Another blow to coal: Arch to close Coal Creek mine in 2022

February 10, 2021

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com The reality of a permanently shrinking Powder River Basin coal industry came into sharper focus on Tuesday with Arch Resources announcing it is speeding up preparations to close its Coal Creek mine. The mine employed about...     Read More

Pinedale Winter Carnival promises to be “heck of a weekend”

February 10, 2021

Pinedale will be hosting their sixth annual Winter Carnival this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Feb 13, 14. Program Manager at Main Street Pinedale, Samantha Harnack, described the event this week in an interview with SVI media.  “This will be...     Read More

Police Investigating Bar Fight in Jackson Hole

February 10, 2021

Police in Teton County are  investigating a large bar fight that broke out Sunday, February 7 at the Hole Bowl in Jackson, Wyoming. Sgt. Russ Ruschill with the Jackson Police Department said officers and Jackson Fire and EMS personnel were...     Read More

How To Keep Your Ranch Animals Healthy This Winter

February 9, 2021

As a rancher, you want to keep your animals healthy all year-round; however, during the winter, this task gets a little more difficult. Winter weather poses higher risks for the health of ranch animals and can sometimes cause them to...     Read More

Man killed in crash near Rock Springs

February 9, 2021

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — A 23-year-old Rock Springs man died Wednesday in a crash east of Rock Springs on County Road 15 that leads to Jim Bridger Power Plant. Chad S. Collard died from injuries he received after the vehicle...     Read More

Jackson police check buses for mask use

February 9, 2021

JACKSON (WNE) — START is working with law enforcement to do random checks on buses to make sure passengers are wearing masks. Cops will give verbal warnings and assist bus drivers in removing riders who do not comply with what...     Read More

Group of legislators, leaders, and citizens form new Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce

February 7, 2021

A group of legislators, government leaders, and other citizens have created a new Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce to help investigate top wildlife issues in the state. Wyoming Game and Fish Director, Brian Nesvick, says there have been lots of citizen interest...     Read More

Governor Gordon Unveils His Initiative to Strengthen and Expand Wyoming’s Economic Pillars 

February 6, 2021

The following information was released Feb 4 by Governor Mark Gordon’s press office. Multi-pronged Effort Will Boost Wyoming’s Energy, Tourism and Agriculture Sectors CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Gordon is taking steps to expand Wyoming’s economic recovery, with a series of...     Read More

Roberts to fill vacancy on Game & Fish Commission

February 5, 2021

◆ Gordon appoints Lincoln County Court Clerk, Kenneth D. Roberts. Kenneth D. Roberts, Clerk of the Third Judicial Court in Lincoln County, has been appointed by Gov. Mark Gordon to fill a vacancy on the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission....     Read More

Man pleads not guilty in Jackson stabbing case

February 4, 2021

JACKSON (WNE) — A not guilty plea was entered for Riley Sills on Wednesday morning in Teton County District Court. Sills is in Teton County Jail charged with attempted murder in the second degree after police said he stabbed a...     Read More

2021 season is the last for the Bar J Chuckwagon

February 3, 2021

The Bar J Wranglers plan to hang their hats following the upcoming 2021 season, which will be their last year of performing western music and serving meals at the Bar J Chuckwagon in Wilson, Wyoming. The announcement was made on...     Read More

J.C. Penney Statue arrives in Kemmerer

February 3, 2021

◆ Kemmerer is the new home of the J.C. Penney Statue. A nine-foot bronze statue of J.C. Penney has arrived in Kemmerer. The statue has stood in the lobby of the J.C. Penney headquarters in Plano, Texas for the past...     Read More