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SHERIDAN (WNE) — While members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Management Council debated the most appropriate path forward for a bill that would allow for the creation of a new college district in Campbell County, Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, reiterated his concerns regarding the bill moving…

SUNDANCE (WNE) – To mark the transition between the dissolution of the Sundance Police Department and the beginning of a contract with the Crook County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement coverage for the city, Sheriff Jeff Hodge attended last week’s council meeting flanked by numero…

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GILLETTE — A 3-month-old Gillette boy taken to the emergency room Jan. 2 was found to have 26 rib fractures and five broken bones in his legs, leading to the arrest of his father on 31 counts of alleged aggravated child abuse.

SHERIDAN — From 2018 to 2019, seat belt usage in the United States went up by 1.1%. But in Wyoming, usage dropped by eight percentage points.Only New Hampshire (70.7%) and South Dakota (75.2%) had lower percentages of seat belt usage than Wyoming’s 78.3%, according to the National Highway Tr…

SHERIDAN — From 2018 to 2019, seat belt usage in the United States went up by 1.1%. But in Wyoming, usage dropped by eight percentage points.Only New Hampshire (70.7%) and South Dakota (75.2%) had lower percentages of seat belt usage than Wyoming’s 78.3%, according to the National Highway Tr…

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POWELL — As the sun came up on the new year Friday, a series of significant fee increases took effect at Wyoming’s state parks. All fees are increasing, from single day use passes to annual permits, with some increasing as much as 60%. 

POWELL (WNE) — Twin brothers who were found deceased at their Cody home late last month died from complications due to COVID-19, said Park County Coroner Tim Power. 

NEWCASTLE (WNE) – The Weston County commissioners have approved a variance allowing bars and restaurants to remain open past 10 p.m. to be forwarded to Dr. Mike Jording, the county public health officer. The 10 p.m. closure time was included in Gov. Mark Gordon’s newest set of public health …

JACKSON (WNE) – An Elko, Nevada, resident who died snowmobiling in a Salt River Range avalanche Friday suffocated after being buried inverted under the snow for an estimated 15 minutes.

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GILLETTE — Holiday traditions persist as a bridge to the past. They allow us to pay respects for those who brought us up with their reflected values. Traditions transcend time and space, putting us immediately around a childhood dining room table or reuniting us with absent relatives.Maybe i…

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LARAMIE — The Laramie community may know Marcus Law as the friendly veteran who drinks white wine with ice cubes and cracks jokes all day long. Others may know him as Naughty Santa, who asks 3rd Street Grill patrons to bring toys for children in exchange for a “special” gift. This year, COVI…

CODY (WNE)  — A former Cody resident accused of murdering a woman in Cheyenne and dumping her body off south of Cody in late 2019 is being sent to the Wyoming State Hospital after he was found not competent to stand trial.

With shipments of the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine arriving in all 50 states this week, Wyoming officials are ironing out the details of what rollout will look like here.

DOUGLAS — Wind turbines – majestic, metallic, monolithic giants – stand in intermittent long lines across the bare, winter windswept Wyoming landscape just a few miles outside of Douglas. There are a lot of them – 192, to be exact – changing the usual landscape visuals folks are used to seei…

CHEYENNE —While many Wyomingites’ experiences during the pandemic have been shaped by state or county-level reactions, truck drivers in the area have been exposed to a patchwork of responses across the nation.Situated at the nexus of Interstates 25 and 80, Cheyenne is a popular stop for truc…

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SHERIDAN — Individuals facing criminal charges in Sheridan County and the victims of those crimes may have a longer wait than usual to see the conclusion of court cases due to delays brought about by COVID-19, raising questions regarding pretrial detainment and bond.

EVANSTON — Nearly 20 years after it occurred, the case of the murder of Evanston woman Sue Ellen Higgins finally reached a conclusion on Friday, Dec. 4, when confessed murderer Mark D. Burns was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

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CASPER – Wyoming bars and restaurants that lose business because of the state’s COVID-19 measures will be able to apply for relief through a new state program, the governor’s office announced Tuesday. Gov. Mark Gordon’s announcement comes a day after the state mandated bars and restaurants c…

CASPER — When the year started, Ken Hostetter — the owner of Riverton-based contractor, Earthworks — could typically have anywhere between 15 and 20 people on his staff. 

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CASPER — Wyoming bars and restaurants will be required to close between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. and limit groups to six people starting Wednesday, according to public health orders announced by Gov. Mark Gordon’s office Monday. The guidelines, in effect through Jan. 8, allow larger groups to sit …

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CASPER — It is again the time when Wyomingites can apply for health care through the federal marketplace established by the Obama-era Affordable Care Act. The state has put new resources toward helping residents apply, and those looking for coverage will have a new option this year.

CODY — A class-action lawsuit with roughly 25 members and hundreds more eligible is seeking millions of dollars in retribution from Trinity Teen Solutions and Triangle Cross Boys Ranch of Clark on charges of human trafficking and abuse. TTS is run by Angela and Jerry Woodward. TCR is run by …