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 By SETH KLAMANN    News    April 25, 2019

UW faculty asks for explanation on Nichols

CASPER — University of Wyoming faculty leaders are proposing a resolution that criticizes the school’s board for its silence on the decision not to renew President Laurie Nichols’ contract and calls on the trustees to provide an explanation.... Full story


APRIL 25 Wyoming News Briefs

Five accused of confining, abusing two women RIVERTON (WNE) — Five people are in custody on charges of aggravated assault and battery following reports of confinement and assault at a Riverton residence late Saturday night Geraldine Blackburn, 56,... Full story

 By David Martin    News    April 25, 2019

Rocky Mountain Power studies closing four Wyoming power plants

GREEN RIVER — An updated analysis conducted by Rocky Mountain Power suggests it would lower costs for customers if it sped up the retirement of four power-generating units in Southwest Wyoming, including two units at the Jim Bridger Power Plant.... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    April 25, 2019

UW files first arguments in Supreme Court firearms case

LARAMIE — Attorneys representing the University of Wyoming filed the school’s first arguments Tuesday in a Wyoming Supreme Court case concerning UW’s ability to restrict the carrying of firearms on campus. Lyle Williams, a Uinta County... Full story

 By Patrick Filbin    News    April 25, 2019

White nationalist group stickers appear on Gillette campus

GILLETTE — Stickers and posters from a recently rebranded white nationalist group were found plastered around the Gillette College campus recently and were immediately removed by campus law enforcement. The group, American Identity Movement,...

 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 25, 2019

Child sex abuse trial ends in mistrial

WORLAND – The case of the State of Wyoming against Jason Arnold Miller for four counts of first degree sexual abuse of a minor ended in a mistrial Wednesday morning after 43 minutes of testimony. Wednesday morning, Washakie County Deputy Attorney... Full story


APRIL 26 2019 Wyoming News Briefs

Man accused of trying to kill father with hammer a second time RIVERTON (WNE) — Accused of trying to kill his father with a hammer, 29-year-old Garrett Powell is filing for an evaluation of mental incompetence — for the second time in less than...



Wyoming prison population third-fastest growing in country CASPER (WNE) — Wyoming’s prison population was the third-fastest growing in the country at the end of 2017, according to a government report released last week. The report, which was... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    April 25, 2019

Gordon promises task force on missing, murdered native women

LARAMIE — Gov. Mark Gordon made an impromptu announcement Friday on the University of Wyoming campus that he’ll convene a task force to address ways to combat the high rates of murdered and missing American Indian women in Wyoming. Gordon’s... Full story

 By Kathy Brown    News    April 25, 2019

Plan to let party disqualify candidates rejected

GILLETTE — Much of the discussion about a controversial Campbell County Republican Party resolution was derailed Saturday when the party chairwoman agreed it was out of order and an appeal of that ruling failed. Bill Fortner had proposed a...


Principal out at Cheyenne school troubled by bullying

CHEYENNE – Laramie County School District 1 officials announced Friday that McCormick Junior High Principal Jeff Conine was no longer in charge of the school. The decision comes exactly one month after homophobic and racist flyers were found at... Full story


APRIL 30 Wyoming News Briefs

Sheridan student injured by bus dies SHERIDAN (WNE) — A Sheridan student has died as a result of injuries suffered after being pulled under a school bus April 22. After several days spent in a coma due to brain injuries, 6-year-old Esperanza... Full story


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