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Kemmerer Wyoming

J.C. Penney Statue arrives in Kemmerer

◆ 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…

Lincoln County looks to make the move to district garbage service

◆ Regional waste management district set to be in place in 2021. Lincoln County Landfills and waste management will soon be under the direction of a regional waste management district, according to Lincoln County Commissioner Robert King. The regional district…

Kemmerer adds just second positive COVID-19 case

According to information from the South Lincoln Hospital District (SLHD), their lab has “processed one new positive test for the Kemmerer area for a total of two.” SLHD also released a graphic (shown above) identifying a total of 557 tests…

Kemmerer Senior Center closed until at least Thursday due to excavation

The Kemmerer Senior Center will be temporarily closed until Thursday June 25 according to reports from the Community Board for Kemmerer, Diamondville and surrounding areas Facebook page. According to information on that page, “[crews] are working diligently to get the…

Lincoln County Commissioners detail losses from plant closure

◆ Letter given to Wyoming Public Service Commission.   In a hand delivered letter to the Wyoming Public Service Commission at a public hearing in Kemmerer Jan. 27, 2020, the Lincoln County Commission noted a detailed list of financial losses…

PacifiCorp: Early closure of Wyo coal plants saves $599 million

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com PacifiCorp and its 1.9 million utility customers could save $599 million by retiring several coal-fired electrical generating units in Wyoming and elsewhere — including early closures at the Jim Bridger and Naughton plants — …

Crash near Kemmerer claims Michigan man

On June 9, 2019, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 23 on US 189 south of Kemmerer, Wyoming.  Around 9:50 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a one-vehicle rollover. A 2003 Chevrolet S-10 was traveling…

Fossil Butte Scenic Drive Closed for Season

Kemmerer, WY– Due to recent and predicted snowfall, the Fossil Butte National Monument scenic drive is now closed for the season. It will re-open in Spring 2019 when the weather permits. The drive is gated at the Visitor Center parking…

Hams Fork Fire Starts near Kemmerer

KEMMERER, Wyo., August 3, 2018 – The Hams Fork Fire was discovered on the Kemmerer Ranger District at 2:00 p.m. today. The 3-acre fire is burning in timber with some isolated single-tree torching. The fire is 3-miles west of the…