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December 16, 2017

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL:...

 
 By MEAD GRUVER    News    December 16, 2017 

Wyoming secretary of state denies sexual attack allegation

CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming’s secretary of state and a potential 2018 candidate for governor on Thursday denied a woman’s claim he sexually attacked her over 35 years ago as “unequivocally false.” Tatiana Maxwell of Boulder, Colorado, wrote in...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 16, 2017 

Hayduke's final fist in the wilderness

EMIGRANT, MONT. – "You know, this used to be fun," observed Doug Peacock from his home overlooking the Yellowstone River in Montana. "We had lots of chuckles around the campfire, imagining just how...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 16, 2017 

An expensive test: Large fine for shoplifting pregnancy test

WORLAND – A Worland man was handed more than $200 in fines and fees on Tuesday, after pleading guilty to stealing a $15 pregnancy test. The case stems from March 18, when Kershawn James of Worland was charged with shoplifting a pregnancy test from...

 

Black ice causes 66 crashes in 3 counties in single day

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming Highway Patrol officials say black ice on roads caused a total of 66 car crashes in Albany County, Laramie County and Carbon County in southern Wyoming within a single day. The Laramie Boomerang reports there were 16 crashes...

 

December 15, 2017

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FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'

(AP) — The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more...

 

Motivational speaker coming to Ten Sleep School

TEN SLEEP – During the Ten Sleep School Board meeting Monday evening board members learned that a motivational speaker would be coming to Ten Sleep School in February thanks to Ten Sleep School Administrative Assistant Neysha Lyman. Lyman wrote a...

 

Police release identity of deceased man found in yard

Help sough to find next of kin BASIN — The Basin Police Department released the name of the deceased man found Monday afternoon in a yard in Basin. According to a release from Chief of Police Chris Kampbell, the deceased individual has been...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 15, 2017

WPLI tests consensus structure during meeting

WORLAND - Washakie County's Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) working group met on Wednesday and hosted representatives from Hot Springs and Big Horn counties to work further on recommendations...

 

December 14, 2017

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SkyWest Airlines competing for Riverton airport contract

RIVERTON (AP) — SkyWest Airlines has submitted a proposal looking to compete against Denver Air Connection for the Riverton Regional Airport’s air service contract in the 2018 fiscal year. Air Service Task Force Chair Missy White says because of...

 

Ten Sleep Parade of Lights Saturday

TEN SLEEP – The annual Ten Sleep Parade of Lights, hosted by the Ten Sleep – Hyattville Lions Club with the theme of “snowpokes,” starts Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. Event organizer Becky Cooper stated that there should be at least a dozen...

 

UW professor recruits high school students to UW through science lessons

Years ago, Danny Dale used to visit Laramie’s Beitel and Spring Creek elementary schools -- where his daughters attended school -- and taught mini-science lessons to the young students there. Now, years later, the University of Wyoming professor...

 

What's next for education funding?

WORLAND — Let local officials make the cuts where they need to, not the legislature, was the overwhelming message officials from Washakie County School Districts No. 1 and 2, Big Horn County School District No. 4 and Park County School District 16...

 

Wyoming health department official expects deficit to grow

CASPER (AP) — Wyoming Department of Health Director Tom Forslund asked lawmakers for help in addressing the $32 million budget deficit that’s only expected to grow. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that in department’s presentation to the Joint...

 

December 13, 2017

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'No foul play' in body discovered in Basin yard

‘No foul play’ in body discovered in Basin yard BASIN — There appears to be no signs of foul play surrounding a body discovered in a Basin yard Monday afternoon. According to press release from Basin Chief of Police Chris Kampbell, police...

 

US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors CHEYENNE, (AP) — National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free. After waiving entrance fees for 16 days in 2016 and 10 days in...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 13, 2017

Fair Board in search of member, bookkeeper

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board held their monthly meeting on Monday, and stressed the need to fill an empty board position and hire a bookkeeper to keep the board on track heading into the 2018 fair season. Currently advertising both...

 

Ten Sleep School approves sexual harassment policies

TEN SLEEP – During the December school board meeting Monday evening the Ten Sleep School Board approved on first reading a sexual harassment policy for students and another one for employees. Until this time no sexual harassment policy had been in...

 

December 12, 2017

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Veterinarian removes 21 pacifiers from dog's belly

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma mother and father couldn’t figure out what was happening to their child’s pacifiers until the baby’s grandmother saw the family dog swipe one off a counter. One nauseous pooch and a trip to their...

 

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