ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — The original J.C. Penney store in Kemmerer, Wyoming, which opened in 1902, has been put up for sale.
JACKSON — Three hot air balloons carrying dozens of people lost control Monday morning and came to a crashing halt in a field near Teton Village.
A Fremont County woman has become the 27th Wyoming resident to die from coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health reported Monday.
EVANSTON — Last week was a busy one at the watercraft inspection station at the Evanston Port of Entry, as more than 2,000 boats, kayaks, canoes and assorted watercraft were inspected by technicians with the Wyoming Game and Fish Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention team. For the first …
CHEYENNE — After President Donald Trump tweeted the idea of delaying the November election, several Republicans in Congress quickly rejected the idea Thursday, and two of Wyoming's federal delegates were among them.
RAWLINS – Every year, the Wyoming Office of Tourism promotes Wyoming in several ways: There is the traditional effort to draw tourists to the state, but there is also a campaign for “earned media,” or the chance to be featured in well-read magazines and media content across the nation.
POWELL (WNE) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department captured an adult male grizzly bear in the Pinedale area last week, relocating it to the Mormon Creek drainage, approximately 5 miles from the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.
JACKSON — “This is not it.”
NEWCASTLE (WNE) — While the Dogie Theatre has remained mostly closed due to studios pushing back release dates as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, it opened last weekend to show “Colorado Territory,” an old Western. The theater is set to open again this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to show …
CASPER — The COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding collapse in energy markets have wreaked havoc in the oil and gas sector. An estimated 76,000 direct oil and gas jobs were slashed across the U.S. from February to June, a low not witnessed since around 2006.
CHEYENNE — As Wyoming reported its single-day record for increase in lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, Gov. Mark Gordon announced the state's current public health orders have been extended through Aug. 15.The 64 new cases reported Tuesday - the same day the state's 26th death from the v…
CODY — As the hotel industry has suffered early this season, business is booming in the local campgrounds as people try to escape from the pandemic and enjoy the summer.
RIVERTON — The law enforcement officer who returned fire on a gunman three months ago in residential Riverton acted within the law to defend himself and others, according to an official analysis of the investigation.
GILLETTE — Charles Schuler had never seen a World War II plane up close.“I’ve always wanted to see one with my dad, but I never thought I’d be able to actually fly in one,” he said.Charles and his father, Gene Schuler, got to do just that Saturday after Charles bought them aerial tours on th…
CASPER — In a move cheered by Wyoming’s uranium industry, Gov. Mark Gordon endorsed an agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday to clarify federal and state regulation of in situ uranium production and cleanup.
GILLETTE (WNE) — The Campbell County Commissioners are moving forward in the process to create a community college district in Campbell County.
A Sheridan man faces multiple traffic charges and felonies after allegedly assaulting a person at Wal-Mart and then leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase.
A Campbell County woman has become the 25th Wyoming resident to die from coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health reported Tuesday.The department said the older woman did not have any of the underlying health conditions known to put patients at a higher risk for coronavirus complication…
JACKSON — The school district has a simple message for the Jackson Town Council: Ban flavored vape pods.
GILLETTE – When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Wyoming and with the coronavirus having spread through much of the United States, Todd Koehler saw the impacts firsthand at his independent meat processing business, Koehler’s Wild Game.
CHEYENNE - Following the cancellation of many summer events in Wyoming, including Cheyenne Frontier Days, state lawmakers advanced a bill Friday designed to offer relief to organizers trying to keep their operations afloat, as well as to lodging businesses that have seen a downturn in activity.
DOUGLAS — No, it’s not a pretty sight –far from it, in fact. Nearly a dozen piles of darkly-colored human excrement line the road into Jim Skeen’s property near Orin Junction, 11 miles outside of Douglas, last week. Next to each pile of poop lay used wads of toilet paper. The past few days h…
POWELL (WNE) — A wildlife burned across 17,554 acres of short grass and brush south of Worland over the past week, but crews expected to have it fully contained by Monday night.
The anticipation hung heavy on the hot summer air in the courtyard behind Laramie Care Center on Saturday as Donna Anderson and Roxanne Ostlund, both of Buffalo, waited for Dolores “Dodie” Goreham to come outside.
CASPER — Wyoming’s smallest hospitals received tens of millions of dollars in federal loan money in April and May, funds that helped keep the facilities afloat as the effects of the pandemic ravaged hospitals’ coffers. In the spring, Congress passed the CARES Act, which included the Payment …
SHERIDAN — Peering down quiet New York City streets through a bus window, Lt. Commander Shay Whetstone observed an unusually desolate and traffic-less cityscape — a “once in a lifetime,” beautiful but sinister view.
RIVERTON — State-level negotiations to use federal CARES funds for building a proposed community hospital in Riverton emerged Monday at the Legislative Joint Appropriations Committee meeting.
The number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in March increased by 39 on Thursday to total 1,644.
SHERIDAN (WNE) — Sheridan City Council discussed a permanent alcohol delivery ordinance at their study session Monday.
CASPER — Natrona County prosecutors have again decided not to pursue sexual abuse charges against retired bishop Joseph Hart, who has been accused of abusing boys dating back to the early 1960s.The decision was confirmed Tuesday by Michael Schafer, an assistant district attorney in Natrona C…
Wyoming native DeAnn Cougler lives in Munich, Germany and frequently returns to her home state to visit friends and family and conduct field research for her doctorate studies in philosophy. She’s studying cultural factors that impede economic diversification in coal and energy communities i…
POWELL (WNE) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon says the current public health orders will be extended through at least the end of the month, citing increasing cases of COVID-19.
CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon has signed off on more than $250 million in state budget cuts that includes furloughs and layoffs for state employees, a significant hit to senior services and a $90 million reduction to the Department of Health amid a worsening pandemic.
GILLETTE — If Gillette is going to have its own community college district, it will ultimately be the voters who have the final say.
LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming is expecting to have about 1,900 fewer students enroll this fall than were enrolled at the university in fall 2019.UW had 6,212 undergraduates enroll for fall 2019 and, according to preliminary headcounts, that number is scheduled to drop 18.8% this fall.T…
CHEYENNE — As the coronavirus pandemic caused a nationwide shutdown, unemployment rates skyrocketed to unprecedented levels, with businesses closing their doors to help prevent the virus' spread. By the end of March, initial unemployment claims in Laramie County had increased more than 1,000%.
CASPER — Citing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the state Department of Health has withdrawn a proposal to add a new vaccine to the required list for school children.
POWELL — A panel of federal judges ruled today that grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem must remain under Endangered Species Act protections.
CASPER — The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Wyoming has steadily risen in recent days, as a recent spike in confirmed cases in the Equality State has continued into mid-July.
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney is the next member of the Wyoming delegation to face a bill to permanently fund a program that brought $23 million to Wyoming schools in 2016, a bill her Senate colleagues opposed.
CASPER — Wyoming environmental regulators have approved a coal firm’s application to construct the state’s first new coal mine in nearly half a century.
LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming has the power to regulate and prohibit firearms on its campus, and its gun policy does not violate the Second Amendment, Tori Kricken, the district court judge in Albany County, ruled Thursday.
CHEYENNE — Lunch in classrooms, widespread hand sanitizer stations and face coverings are just a few of the features Wyoming students can expect to see if the state’s schools return to in-person instruction this fall.
SHERIDAN — While dozens of residents from across Sheridan, Campbell and Johnson counties asked board members of the Northern Wyoming Community College District to reconsider the decision to cut athletics from the district, the board approved the cut — among others — unanimously Wednesday nig…
JACKSON (WNE) — Good news out of Yellowstone: All 190 employees swabbed for COVID-19 came back negative for the illness.
CASPER — A judge on Thursday sentenced a teenager to serve 11 to 20 years behind bars for bringing two handguns and ammunition to a Gillette middle school in 2018, the boy’s father said.
CODY — With what Kanye West describes as a “business enterprise” developed between his Yeezy brand and Gap Inc., the Cody-based company is expanding and planning to add more jobs to the local economy.
SHERIDAN — Legislators recently discussed issues of transparency and fidelity within school funding models around the state, with testimony from a county superintendent setting the stage for how legislative decisions impact individual school districts.During the 2020 budget session, the Wyom…
CODY (WNE) — A 72-year-old California woman was gored last Thursday after approaching within 10 feet of a bison in Yellowstone National Park to take a picture.
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Family Services has a presence in every county in the state.
POWELL — For the better part of the past decade, it wasn’t unusual to see Rick Slater walking through downtown Powell with his Banjo. Banjo is his constant companion, as a dog should be. The feeling is mutual: The two are inseparable. “They do pretty much everything together, and they always…