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  • Standoff ends, suspect dead

    The Sheridan Press staff|Feb 15, 2024

    Via Wyoming News Exchange SHERIDAN - The suspect in the earlier shooting death of Sheridan Police Department is dead after more than 24 hours of negotiations. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation issued a release at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday stating the suspect exited a house on Seventh Street in Sheridan with a weapon and tried to flee after more than 24 hours of negotiations and tactics to get the suspect to peacefully surrender. The suspect was shot by police and pronounced dead at the... Full story

  • Sheridan community mourns loss of Sgt. Nevada Krinkee

    The Sheridan Press staff|Feb 15, 2024

    Via Wyoming News Exchange SHERIDAN - Sheridan Police Department staff and the Sheridan community is mourning the death of Sgt. Nevada Krinkee, who was shot and killed while attempting to serve a trespass warning on a male subject Tuesday morning. Krinkee, a veteran of the department for more than six years, was transported to Sheridan Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to the injuries. Suspect barricaded, not in custody The male subject fled the scene around 11 a.m. Tuesday and was located a... Full story

  • Randy Durr honored as Champion of Education


    Retired Worland High School teacher Randy Durr was honored at Monday's Washakie County School District No. 1 Board meeting for earning the Champion of Education award. According to the Wyoming Association of School Administrators website, The Von Dahl Champion of Education award, "is the highest non-member award presented by our association. It is given to an individual/individuals that have made a significant positive difference in Wyoming K-12 education." Champions of Education were announced...

  • Ten Sleep School participates in statewide mental health services connection program


    Wyoming Superintendent of Schools Megan Degenfelder and the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) announce Care Coordination, a free statewide service connecting Wyoming students, families, and school district staff with mental health care providers both locally and nationally. This resource will create the opportunity for improved mental wellbeing while keeping Wyoming parents in charge. The program also furthers the WDE’s strategic plan initiative to value and support teachers. In a press release, Degenfelder said, “Mental and behavioral hea...

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: Meetings to resume at detention center

    Northern Wyoming News Staff|Sep 17, 2020

    WORLAND — The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office will be opening up its visitation and meetings at the Sheriff’s Office on Monday, Sept. 21. This will include NA, AA, mental health counseling, religious services. Residents are asked to contact the jail at 347-2242 for further details or questions. Visitors to the detention floor will be required to wear mask(s) and gloves while on the Detention floor. If you do not comply with the protective gear requirements, you will not be allowed on the floor. There will be no exceptions to this requi... Full story

  • Charges dropped; attorney proves a fetus isn't a person, according to state statute

    Staff, Torrington Telegram Via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 16, 2020

    TORRINGTON — Charges against a woman who gave birth to a baby under the influence of methamphetamine were dropped after her defense attorney successfully argued the charging statute doesn’t consider a fetus a person until birth. Barbara Stewart, of Torrington, is a free woman after her attorney, Charles MacDonald, cited holes in Wyoming statutes that don’t define a fetus as an unborn or pre-born child, and that a person isn’t a mother until a live birth occurs. Stewart gave birth to a child that was born under the influence of methamphetamine i... Full story

  • Cowboys rally falls short in loss to Boston College

    WyoSports staff|Nov 21, 2018

    LARAMIE – The University of Wyoming men's basketball team made a furious second-half rally, but it wasn't enough as it fell to Boston College 88-76 at the Fort Myers Tip-Off at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena on Monday night in Fort Myers, Florida. UW fell to 1-4 on the season and wraps up play in Fort Myers at 3 p.m. today against Richmond (2-2), which lost 82-66 to Loyola-Chicago on Monday. Boston College (3-1) plays Loyola-Chicago (4-1) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. UW trailed 48-32 at halftime, a...

  • Wyoming places three on first team All-MW squad

    WyoSports Staff, WyoSports|Dec 1, 2017

    Wyoming places three on first team All-MW squad By WyoSports staff LARAMIE – Three University of Wyoming football players – all on defense – were named first team All-Mountain West on Wednesday. Junior safety Andrew Wingard earned first team honors for the second consecutive season. Joining him were sophomore defensive tackle Youhanna Ghaifan and junior defensive end Carl Granderson. UW sophomore middle linebacker Logan Wilson of Casper and senior cornerback Rico Gafford earned second team...

  • UW men's hoops signs versatile prep school wing

    WyoSports Staff|Nov 10, 2017

    LARAMIE – University of Wyoming men’s basketball coach Allen Edwards announced the signing of 6-foot-6, 185-pound wing Trevon “TJ” Taylor Wednesday, which is the first day of the early signing period for college basketball teams. Taylor is from Chesapeake, Virginia, but currently plays at Hillcrest Preparatory Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. “He fits what we have in the program,” Edwards said in a statement from UW. “He can dribble, pass and shoot. He can also play multiple positions. He is a guy with a high basketball IQ with great athleticism....

  • Flood warning remains through the week for Medicine Lodge

    Staff|Jun 6, 2017

    WORLAND — A flood warning for Medicine Lodge Creek, including Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site, has been extended into Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Water levels will remain high through this week with another increase anticipated for Friday and Saturday mornings. According to the NWS, cooler mountain temperatures Monday and today will be observed with highs in the 50s to lower 60s above 9,000 feet. This will slow the rapid snow melt of the past few days. Mountain temperatures will warm back up Wednesday w...

  • Tornado warning issued Monday for Worland

    Staff and Wire reports|May 10, 2016

    WORLAND — The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning with large hail about 4:30 p.m. Monday and then upgraded the warning about seven minutes later to a tornado warning. NWS meteorologist Brett McDonald of the Riverton office said a warning means “take action now that an event is very likely to occur or is occurring. He said the severe thunderstorm warning was issued first and then they noticed the storm intensifying and developing a rotation and it “looked like there was a chance of producing funnel clouds.” At 5:05 p....

  • Cowboys basketball suspends 3 backups for rest of season

    WyoSports staff|Mar 5, 2016

    LARAMIE – The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team’s depth took a big hit just days before the start of the Mountain West tournament. Cowboys coach Larry Shyatt announced late Friday that three backup players – 6-foot-8 sophomore forward Hayden Dalton, 6-7 freshman guard Justin James and 6-4 junior guard Morris Marshall – have been suspended for the remainder of the season for failing to meet the expectations off the court, according to a release issued by the school. Also suspended were freshmen Austin Conway and Andrew Moemeka, who are...

  • Governor Mead says no refugees under flawed system

    Staff and wire reports|Nov 18, 2015

    CHEYENNE — Wyoming Governor Matt Mead followed the lead of many other governors across the country in halting acceptance of Syrian refugees to Wyoming. Mead said, “No state should have to endure the threat of terrorists entering our borders. The president needs to make certain an absolutely thorough vetting system is in place that will not allow terrorists from Syria or any other part of the world into our country. In light of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, I have joined other governors in demanding the refugee process be halted unt...

  • Snow arrives late to Wyoming

    Staff and AP reports|Nov 5, 2015

    CHEYENNE — The first substantial snowstorm of fall is moving across Wyoming. Snow already has been piling up in Yellowstone and in the higher elevations around Jackson Hole. Rain changing to snow is the story elsewhere in the state Wednesday. Some of the bigger accumulations were expected to occur in southeast Wyoming overnight. The National Weather Service issued winter weather advisories for Cheyenne and Laramie and a winter storm warning for the Laramie Mountains. Cheyenne and Laramie could get 2-4 inches of snow. Up to 7 inches is p...

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