GILLETTE — Wyoming’s congressional delegation of U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis and U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, as well as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Kentucky, are expected to attend former senator and Gillette mayor Michael B. Enzi’s funeral services, which begin at 1…
CASPER – Wyoming hospitals are treating as many COVID-19 patients now as they were in early January, which experts say is a concerning trend as a more contagious and likely more dangerous variant of the virus circulates through the state.
The 1% special-use tax that is funding street improvements in Buffalo has raised more than half of the funds requested.
Students and staff will not be required to wear masks in Johnson County School buildings when they return to school later this month. That is according to a press release sent Monday from the Johnson County COVID Task Force.
The Pioneer and Classic Car Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the summer months to hang out with friends, show off their favorite cars and enjoy hopefully cool evening weather. People show up when they can, bringing different cars and arriving to lots of waves and cheers from …
GILLETTE — Given the choice of what to hear first, good news or bad news, Powder River Basin coal producers and the thousands of people who work the mines are used to asking for the good news —only to be told there is none.
As the woman stood just 10 yards from the mother grizzly, snapping photos with her smartphone, the sow made a bluff charge, and one of her cubs scampered into the woods. Investigators determined that the bear came within 15 feet of the woman, who quickly dropped the phone to her side and walked away.
Legislation passed last year created a meat processing expansion grant program with a $2 million allocation, according to Sen. Brian Boner, R-Douglas – but about $6 million in requests have been received.
Johnson County 4-H hosted their annual Mountain Camp during the last weekend of June, which this year meant pushing through lots of rain to enjoy the tropical Hawaiian theme. The kids arrived, in the rain, on Friday afternoon to set up their tents, in the rain, and then return for an afterno…
GILLETTE — Who in the world wants to go on a mountain excursion with a bunch of pack goats? Chances are you do, but you just might not know it yet. The father-and-son team of Shawn and Zach Dorr want to change that.
JACKSON — A soupy mix of beans, rice and quinoa down the hatch, Erica Robertson prepared to get cozy last Thursday evening at one of her favorite places to call home: Curtis Canyon.
The official kickoff for this year’s Johnson County Fair and Rodeo takes place at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a concert featuring John King and Sam Munsick. Here is the schedule for the 10-day event:
Just eight Wyoming counties are seeing low enough transmission for that recommendation not to apply, according to state data. That list includes Crook, Hot Springs, Johnson, Natrona, Niobrara, Sheridan, Washakie and Weston counties.
Local contractors are facing an unheard of set of circumstances: volatile prices, increased transportation costs, material shortages and a rapid rise in new construction.
Johnson County voters must remember to bring an acceptable form of identification to the polls on Aug. 17 because the state’s new voter ID law won’t let you vote without it.
CODY — A Crandall rancher had his more than $120,000 request in reimbursement for cattle losses caused by grizzly bears and wolves in 2020 mostly rejected by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission on July 15.
Former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi died late Monday after being seriously injured in a bicycle accident in Gillette on Friday.A post on Enzi’s Facebook page said the former Wyoming legislator died Monday at the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado, where he was flown for trea…
The variant is estimated to be 60% more transmissible than its mutated predecessor the Alpha variant, or B.1.1.7, which in turn is roughly 50% more contagious than the initial virus strain. And it’s overtaken the state as our rate of new vaccinations stalls.
According to a Facebook post by his three children, he was “involved in a serious bicycle accident” Friday night.
Grouse Mountain Archery hosted their annual 3D archery shoot at the range just west of Buffalo. The fundraiser event helps to raise money for the club and get people out and shooting during the summer. The club hopes to use the money raised to buy more permanent targets for the range.
Buffalo hosted a weekend chalk art and music festival on Saturday, July 17 as residents and visitors were encouraged to visit downtown and add their own chalk creations in front of stores. Booths were set up in Crazy Woman Square with food and gifts from local businesses and music and dance …
The annual BigHorn Bluegrass Camp filled the Johnson County Fairgrounds with music last week as kids learned new instruments and new musical skills during the week in anticipation of the final show on Friday evening. The student and teacher show was held in the backyard of the Occidental Hot…
It all started when Roberts was working as a bartender at the former Rendezvous Lounge and Liquor in Sheridan. A man walked in and, to strike up a conversation, she asked him about a red, metal bracelet he was wearing.
Before reaching its resting place on the grounds of Cheyenne Frontier Days, D. Michael Thomas’ larger-than-life statue of famed cowboy and country singer Chris LeDoux made the trek through Johnson County on a flatbed advertising its oversized load.
The change affects students who wish to begin racking up credits toward the Hathaway scholarship before they enter the ninth grade.
In Wyoming, Indigenous people make up 3% of the state’s population. But they account for 14% of missing persons and 21% of total homicide victims in the state, according to a January report by the Wyoming Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Task Force.
The steep decline was caused in part by the pandemic-fueled drop in energy demand, coupled with natural gas prices being driven down simultaneously by the pandemic. But it also reflects an ongoing shift away from coal in both domestic and international markets.
The software, still in the beta phase, is geared toward young people, providing them with a digital, interactive extension of interpretative signage and other features passed annually by the million or so annual visitors who go check out Jenny Lake.
Creekside Performing Arts recently put on a children's performance of the show "Shrek Jr. the Musical." The show was largely produced using kids of all ages, who took the stage alongside a few adults to bring Shrek to Buffalo. The show — which was Creekside's summer production — had three sh…
JACKSON — Sandwiched between staff promotion and visitation tips, Yellowstone National Park’s Instagram page has a screenshot from a video taken by park visitor Darcie Addington.In the image, which has been liked more than 50,000 times and likely seen by a good fraction of the park’s 1.2 mil…
CASPER — The University of Wyoming on Tuesday proposed sweeping changes at the institution, including budget cuts that would lay off 75 positions — some tenured, a reorganization of a slew of academic departments, and the formation of a school of computing — among other additions.
Residents of Turkey Lane are fed up with noisy disturbances and excessive traffic caused by users of the Clear Creek Trail System, and they have asked the Buffalo City Council to move the Mentock Trail parking lot, which is located at the end of their street.
Some lawmakers are worried that school districts are using federal pandemic-relief and recovery funds to add new positions and purchase equipment that might add to ongoing costs for the state.
POWELL — Fewer people entered Yellowstone National Park through the East Gate over the Independence Day holiday, but local leaders say it continues to be a strong year for tourism in Park County.
District court judges are appointed for life, subject to Senate confirmation and responsible for the oversight of all federal jurisdiction cases in Wyoming, overseeing everything from civil to criminal cases.
The Johnson County 4-H sports fishing program hosted their annual end of year fishing derby on Friday, July 2, 2021 at Meadowlark Lake. The kids spent the morning fishing in the lake and the creek above the lake, although fish weren't biting much in Meadowlark. They rotate through different …
The Bulls A team hosted their final home game of the season on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Prosinski Park. As the final game, the team celebrated lone graduating senior Olie Wagner with a senior presentation and recognition for his years on the team as we moves forward. They played Thermopol…
CHEYENNE – Jayden Roccaforte has been asked too many times in his life “What are you?” to actually keep count. It’s not even uncommon for someone to try to touch his curly hair, asking him what race his parents are and inquiring about his skin color. Roccaforte and most of his family members…
He was riding an all-terrain vehicle by a creek when he realized he could not go forward. When he put the ATV into reverse, the rear wheels fell off the edge and gravity took over and flipped him down in the creek.
Johnson County Road and Bridge will be preforming a pavement overlay on Klondike Drive from West Fetterman Street to Yukon Lane and all of Upper Clear Creek Road the week of July 12.
Consistently worsening drought and skyrocketing hay prices in Wyoming are causing issues for livestock owner’s pocketbooks and their ability to sustain full herds.
A semitrailer traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 16 West Wednesday night crashed through the “CatchNET” runaway truck arrester on Highway 16. The truck broke through all 10 gates before plunging into Mosier Gulch below, but no one was hurt in the accident. The accident happened about 9 p.m.
WORLAND (WNE) –- The second earthquake in four months south of Ten Sleep struck about 3:17 p.m. Sunday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey website.
Developers have submitted an application to Johnson County for a new 99-lot subdivision that would be located north of the city limits between North Main Street and Airport Road. The subdivision, named Mather Peak Estates, is being developed by Tri Mountain Homes owner John Alt, according to…
After more than five years of collaboration between county commissioners, Bureau of Land Management officials, recreational users and conservation groups, seven Wilderness Study Areas in Wyoming are one step closer to having their management status made permanent.
In celebration of the Fourth of July, the fireworks truck cycled customers through as they picked up their holiday treats. Meanwhile the hot weather kept kids and families out and about at the pool in an attempt to stay cool and enjoy the holiday before the lunch and dinner feasts.
SHERIDAN (WNE) — Wyoming Game and Fish Department personnel received a report the evening of July 1 that a black bear had been shot and killed by a homeowner near Red Grade Road.
SHERIDAN (WNE) — Two motorcyclists died Saturday after a vehicle hydroplaned and crashed into the riders while driving on U.S Highway 14 in the Bighorn Mountains.
JACKSON (WNE) –- A Yellowstone National Park tourist has been sentenced to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and other charges.
When Susan Gore arrived in Wyoming more than two decades ago, the heir to the Gore-Tex fortune was a minor player in the state’s politics.
CASPER – Some communities would balk at the idea of a company building an experimental power source on the edge of town. Glenrock is not one of them.