Articles from the August 15, 2019 edition

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 By Tom Milstead    News    August 15, 2019

Disaster loans a possibility for farmers, insurance still an unknown

TORRINGTON – A pair of stakeholder meetings held by the Goshen Irrigation District in Wyoming and the Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District in Nebraska helped shed some light on some of the lingering questions local producers may have concerning t... Full story

 By Ramsey Scott    News    August 15, 2019

Vote for stricter trespass laws fails

CHEYENNE – An effort to change the state’s trespass laws to punish violators even if they were unaware they were on private property failed to make it out of committee Thursday. The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Interim Committee voted 8-6 a... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs AUGUST 16

Cheyenne man who excessively spanked children sentenced to probation CHEYENNE (WNE) – A man who excessively spanked his two stepdaughters and isolated them from friends and family was sentenced Thursday in Laramie County District Court. Joshua D. B... Full story

 By Tom Hallberg    News    August 15, 2019

Pair of rabid bats in Jackson called coincidence

JACKSON — Sitting around a campfire is the stereotypical camping activity: Flames lick the logs, someone roasts marshmallows while bats and nighthawks swoop around, eating mosquitoes. For Ashley Pipkin that very scene in a Targhee National Forest c... Full story

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    August 15, 2019

Diocese says more abuse victims have come forward

CASPER — More people who say they’re victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Wyoming clergymen have come forward since the release in early June of a list of 11 men who the Diocese of Cheyenne deemed had faced substantiated accusations of abuse. Tha... Full story

 By Greg Johnson    News    August 15, 2019

Cloud Peak finds buyer for mines

GILLETTE — Cloud Peak Energy Corp., one of the Powder River Basin’s largest coal mine operators, has accepted a bid from Navajo Transitional Energy Co. to buy “substantially all of Cloud Peak Energy’s assets.” Cloud Peak announced the sale Friday, w... Full story

 By Steve Peck    News    August 15, 2019

Riverton, plagued by service cuts, eyes public hospital ownership

RIVERTON — After a year of diligent work on preparations for building a new full-service hospital, leaders of the Riverton Medical District say a key provision in the effort will be ensuring that the hospital is owned locally and controlled l... Full story


Committee studies ways to solve public defender shortage

CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers are weighing legislative action to help resolve a shortage of public defenders that has forced judges to call on private attorneys. Meanwhile, lawyers have begun outlining arguments before the state’s highest court tha... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs AUGUST 20

Missing woman’s vehicle found PINEDALE (WNE) – The vehicle driven by a missing Green River woman was found Sunday. Aug. 18, in Fremont County. Aubree Shanae Corona, 28, remains missing. Investigators from Sublette and Fremont counties responded to... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs AUGUST 21

Crews contain fire started by exploding targets JACKSON (WNE) — Crews continued mopping up the Tannerite Fire southeast of Pinedale this week as evacuations lifted for 60-some homes threatened by the human-caused fire. Firefighters had the 1... Full story


Groups: Current Moneta oilfield discharges violate law

Two conservation groups allege that existing flows of produced water from the Moneta Divide oil and gas field violate federal and state environmental laws, this amid a contentious public debate over the proposed permitting of additional discharges. T... Full story

 By Emily Mieure    News    August 15, 2019

Developer wants trench collapse lawsuit moved

JACKSON — Jamie Mackay says he can’t get a fair trial in Teton County because he’s “a well-known public figure” and has been the subject of 36 newspaper articles in the Jackson Hole News&Guide over the past 12 years. Mackay, a Wilson developer... Full story




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