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Group wants former bishop sent to Kansas

CASPER — A national group of victims of priest abuse called on the Catholic Church on Monday to send former Wyoming Bishop Joseph Hart to a friary in rural Kansas, which would mean expelling him from his diocese-owned home in Cheyenne. “When an... Full story

 By Greg Johnson    News    August 29, 2019

Blackjewel says mine sale not dead

GILLETTE — Blackjewel LLC says the three-week old negotiations between Contura Energy Inc. and the federal government continue and a potential sale of two large Wyoming coal mines is not “dead.” Stephen Lerner, a Blackjewel bankruptcy attorney... Full story

 By Sheila McGuire    News    August 29, 2019

Evanston schools sued again over gun policy

EVANSTON — Uinta County School District No. 1 has again been sued over Rule CKA, which allows for approved staff to carry concealed firearms on district property. The latest suit was filed in Third District Court on Monday, Aug. 26 — the first... Full story


Wyoming sage grouse count falls by 21 percent

Trained observers across Wyoming counted an average of 21 percent fewer male sage grouse on breeding-ground leks in 2019 compared to 2018, the state’s sage grouse biologist said Wednesday, an expected decline that continues a three-year trend. This... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs AUGUST 30

Pedro Mountain Fire tops 12,000 acres CASPER (WNE) — The Pedro Mountain Fire near Pathfinder Reservoir has now burned 12,000 acres, but no additional structures have been destroyed by the flames, authorities said Thursday. Crews set up sprinkler... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 4

Pedro Mountain Fire tops 20,000 acres RAWLINS (WNE) — A plan to allow evacuated residents near the Pedro Mountain Fire to return had not been finalized, according to Tuesday morning fire update. The Pedro Mountain Fire has now consumed seven... Full story

 By Tom Milstead    News    August 29, 2019

Water returns to irrigation canal

TORRINGTON – Sometime between Wednesday morning and Thursday of last week, the water came back. The Fort Laramie Irrigation Canal had set empty since July. The ditches were bone dry during the heat of the summer – but slowly, the water crept... Full story


Court approves end to Blackjewel insurance

CASPER — Hundreds of out-of-work coal miners across the country lost their health care Saturday, after bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel received court approval to terminate its health insurance program. The employment-based insurance covered some... Full story


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