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Liz Cheney - Republican I am honored to be Wyoming’s lone representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. I serve as the third ranking member of the House Republican Conference and sit on both the House Armed Services Committee and Natural... Full story



Ed Cooper - Republican Where do you currently live? I live just out of Ten Sleep. I was raised in Ten Sleep and Worland. I have spent some time living in other parts of Wyoming, but when it was time to raise my family, I knew home in the Big Horn... Full story



Ward 1 Candidates Adam Martinez Ward 1 2-year seat How long have you lived in Worland? The youngest of eight, I was born and raised in Worland. I have never moved away except to attend college. Worland has always been home and has been a good... Full story


Arrow shoved down throat of Lyman puppy

LYMAN (WNE) — On Thursday evening, Aug. 6, the Giles family dog, Milly, got loose. When Aaron Giles realized she was missing, he searched for Milly and found her about 20-30 minutes later behind the house and a group of teenagers were lingering by... Full story


Pavement marking project scheduled to begin Aug. 19 in Worland

A northwest and central Wyoming thermoplastic pavement marking project is scheduled to begin Wednesday, Aug. 19, on Big Horn Avenue in Worland. The work in Worland is scheduled to take about a week to complete, according to Wyoming Department of... Full story


Coronavirus-Related Deaths Added to Wyoming's Total

The total number of deaths among Wyoming residents who have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has increased by three, according to a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) press release on Monday, Aug. 17. A Goshen County adult... Full story


Fremont County Coronavirus-Related Death Increases State Total

The total count of deaths related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among Wyoming residents who have tested positive for the virus has gone up again, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). A Fremont County adult man who had health... Full story

 By Tom Coulter    News    August 13, 2020

Four women are finalists for Wyoming congressional seats

CHEYENNE — For the first time in Wyoming history, voters will be choosing from only female candidates in the state’s two federal races in November. Tuesday’s primary election also confirmed Wyoming will have its first female delegate in the... Full story


Kanye West collects signatures for presidential bid

CASPER — Kanye West is officially trying to get on Wyoming’s presidential ballot as an independent candidate this fall, a spokesman with the Wyoming Secretary of State confirmed Tuesday morning. Within a day of the rapper’s filing, county... Full story

 By Mike Koshmrl    News    August 13, 2020

Bridger-Teton campers disregard fire ban

JACKSON — While doing her job to prevent forest fires, Lesley Williams Gomez encountered what she described as entitled attitudes and reckless behavior last Friday night on Shadow Mountain. The Bridger-Teton National Forest fire prevention... Full story


Transition in coal country: Forging paths forward

NEW RIVER GORGE, WEST VIRGINIA—The blue rubber rafts shriek as they slide down steep metal rails, each guided by a crew that will soon be floating down a 9-mile stretch of river, replete with Class III, IV and V rapids and the ghosts of now-shutter... Full story


Fed's OK of 4,250-well gas field dodges water quality question

The Bureau of Land Management has approved a 4,250-well expansion of the Moneta Divide gas and oilfield northeast of Shoshoni, leaving critical water-disposal and -quality questions to be decided by state officials. The BLM approved the proposed... Full story

 By Andrew Graham    News    August 13, 2020

DCI warned police of rumored antifa protesters headed to Sturgis

An intelligence officer in Wyoming’s Division of Criminal Investigation warned other law enforcement that Black Lives Matter and antifa protesters were traveling through Wyoming on their way to Sturgis, South Dakota, according to an email obtained... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs Aug. 19

Company seeks permits for new soda ash plant GREEN RIVER (WNE) — A new soda ash plant might be in the cards for Green River’s future, bringing with it jobs and other benefits at a time when economic uncertainty is prevalent throughout the state.... Full story


Freeze Out Fire on the Tongue Ranger District

Sheridan, WY, August 19, 2020- Fire officials are responding to a ten-acre blaze that was detected earlier August 19. The lightning caused fire has moderate potential to spread in lodgepole pine and spruce mixed forest. The objective for fire... Full story


Governor expresses disappointment in Wyoming lands going to another buyer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon and the members of the State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) participated in the bid process to pursue a once-in- a-generation opportunity to purchase land for the public and diversify Wyoming’s... Full story


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