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Visser cements spot on U.S. U20 World Track & Field Team

June 25, 2022

Star Valley High School graduate and school record-holder, Peter Visser, qualified for the U20 U.S. Mens Track and Field World Team by placing second in the 3000-Meter Steeplechase in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday. Visser, a current freshman at Weber State... Read More

State official: school construction funding has ‘gone away’

June 25, 2022

By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — For years, Wyoming’s school capital construction account was primarily funded by federal coal lease bonus revenues. “Those have essentially gone away,” Senior School Finance Analyst Matthew Willmarth with... Read More

GasBuddy: Gas prices may fall some before July 4

June 25, 2022

CHEYENNE (WNE) — There’s both good and bad news for drivers expecting to hit the highways during the July 4 holiday period. Due to surging gasoline and other commodity prices, “drivers will be facing the most expensive July 4th at... Read More

Suspect in Green River double homicide dies by self inflicted gun shot

June 25, 2022

The following is a press release from the Green River Police Department The suspect in a shooting that occurred in the late-night hours on June 23, 2022, at the Embassy Tavern Bar in Green River, Wyoming, identified as Douglas Wolf,... Read More

Double homicide occurs in Green River, police working to contain suspect

June 24, 2022

The following is a press release from the Green River Police Department Law Enforcement Agencies in Sweetwater County Wyoming are currently investigating a double homicide that occurred in Green River late last night. Witnesses have identified the suspect as Douglas... Read More

WyoLotto looking for million dollar winner

June 23, 2022

WyoLotto officials are on the lookout for the most recent millionaire after the Powerball drawing on June 22. A lucky winner purchased their Powerball ticket in Evanston at the Maverik located at 350 Front St., and will take home a whopping $1 million.... Read More

Wildlife task force takes shaky aim at hunting license abuses

June 23, 2022

By Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com Elk hunt area 124 south of Interstate 80 in the Red Desert, has been held up as a poster child for what’s wrong with the way Wyoming distributes special hunting licenses to landowners. The hunting zone... Read More

FROM WYOFILE: Pay to pedal? State to explore mountain bike user fees

June 22, 2022

By Katie Klingsporn, WyoFile.com Wyoming officials are considering implementing user fees on mountain bikers to raise funds for trail building and maintenance as the activity surges in popularity. The idea is still in its nascency, with no details on what... Read More

Two arrested for attempting to elude WHP, CCSO

June 22, 2022

RAWLINS (WNE) — A pair of New Mexico residents were arrested on a host of charges last week after leading law enforcement on a chase through Carbon County. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the pursuit began a little after... Read More

Wyoming unemployment falls to 3.2 percent in May of 2022

June 22, 2022

◆ Teton numbers down, 4.3 to 3.3 % The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly from 3.3% in April to 3.2% in May. Wyoming’s... Read More

State lawmakers lobby against new firearm restrictions

June 21, 2022

By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — A bloc of conservative state lawmakers are urging Wyoming’s U.S. senators to vote against an impending gun control bill that would include funding for red flag laws. Twenty members... Read More

Gillette Community College District trustees approve first budget of $16 million

June 20, 2022

GILLETTE (WNE) — The Gillette Community College District passed a major milestone and obstacle this week when it approved its first-ever budget and settled on taxing 2.5 mills. The $16.2 million budget covers the costs of administration, facilities, establishing information... Read More

Community remembers Matthew Shepard, others with vigil

June 20, 2022

By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — A few dozen LGBTQ community members and supporters gathered outside the University of Wyoming Student Union on Friday evening to reflect on a local legacy of violence and... Read More

$50 million for recovery efforts in Yellowstone announced

June 20, 2022

During a visit to Yellowstone National Park and Gardiner, Montana, on Sunday, June 19, National Park Service Director Chuck Sams with Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly announced $50 million to kick-start recovery efforts from record breaking floods. They also... Read More

Yellowstone National Park’s south loop will reopen to the public on June 22

June 18, 2022

Visitors traveling to park in coming weeks must stay informed about the new interim visitor entry system Map of Yellowstone National Park roads and flood impact areas At 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, Yellowstone National Park will begin allowing visitors... Read More

WY Delegation Works to Secure Emergency Federal Assistance for Yellowstone National Park & Wyoming

June 18, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis and Rep. Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., sent a letter to the Department of Transportation requesting timely assistance to help Yellowstone National Park and its gateway communities repair the damage caused... Read More

Governor Questions Transparency of BLM Land Acquisition

June 18, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming is appealing a massive acquisition of land by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Natrona and Carbon Counties. The State has concerns that BLM did not involve the public in... Read More

Governor Gordon Appoints Ben Kirven District Court Judge for the Fourth Judicial District

June 18, 2022

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Ben Kirven to be a District Court Judge for the Fourth Judicial District serving Johnson County. Kirven’s appointment fills the vacancy left by the resignation of Judge William J. Edelman, Fourth Judicial District... Read More

Gillette schools OK girls’ wrestling

June 17, 2022

GILLETTE (WNE) — The Campbell County School District has added girl’s wrestling as an official school sport for the upcoming school year. School board members voted unanimously Tuesday to make the girls wrestling program official at Campbell County High School... Read More

Boy dies after accident near Casper

June 17, 2022

CASPER (WNE) — A 5-year-old boy has died from injuries he sustained when a car he was traveling in collided with a semi-truck southwest of Casper last week, the Wyoming Highway Patrol said Thursday. The child, who was not identified,... Read More