Articles from the October 10, 2019 edition

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Blackjewel reopening possibly delayed by permit snag

CASPER — A protracted fight to return two Powder River Basin coal mines to full operation after its owner Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy hit another snag in court Wednesday. The required transfer of mining permits and associated cleanup l... Full story


Committee advances bill on gambling regulation

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Committee on Travel, Recreation and Cultural Resources voted to move forward with a bill that would dedicate more state resources toward gambling regulation. The bill would expand Wyoming’s Pari-... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 10

Body of missing Upton girl believed found in South Dakota SUNDANCE (WNE) — Michael Campbell of Sturgis, South Dakota, appeared in court Wednesday, charged with murder in the second degree after a body was discovered in his home that was believed t... Full story

 By Tom Hallberg    News    October 10, 2019

Report: Wyoming kids some of thinnest in country

JACKSON — High fives to our healthy Wyoming kids. According to a report released Oct. 3 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Wyoming’s children are some of the thinnest in the country. In 2017 and 2018, the years covered in the report, just 11.... Full story


Baby born at 9:19 on 9/19/19

GILLETTE - On Jan. 9 this year, Jackie Franco was married to Christopher Franco. That's 1/9/19. Ten days later, on Jan. 19 - 1/19/19 - she found out she was pregnant. Fast forward exactly eight... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 11

Companies receive $12.1 million to expand Wyoming broadband CHEYENNE (WNE) — Three companies will receive $12.1 million from the Federal Communications Commission to expand broadband to rural parts of Wyoming over the next decade, the FCC a... Full story

 By Tom Coulter    News    October 10, 2019

Bill to create transportation task force fails in committee

CHEYENNE – With the state facing millions of dollars worth of unmet needs for its roads and bridges, a bill to create a task force to explore ways to fund repair work failed by a narrow margin Friday in committee. The bill would have created a 1... Full story


Nichols to join court case on firing records

LARAMIE — Former University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols is hoping to weigh in on whether the university will be required to provide news reporters with a number of records regarding an investigation into Nichols’ conduct at the uni... Full story

 By Nick Reynolds    News    October 10, 2019

Gordon plans to tighten ENDOW focus

CASPER — At the start of the summer, Gov. Mark Gordon sat down with top officials within the Wyoming’s economic development think tank, Endow, with orders to pare down the group’s ambitious economic development agenda into something smaller and m... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 14

Body found in Carbon County identified RAWLINS (WNE) — The body of a Missouri man recently discovered in Carbon County has been identified. Authorities are saying Robert Wayne Kelley, 44, Springfield, Missouri, had been missing since Aug. 16, b... Full story


Man attempts to flee following arson charges

A Worland man has been charged with several felonies including arson following a house fire earlier last week. Additional charges were filed following a search of the man, Ryan Tate Allen, on Sunday, when he attempted to flee. According to a press... Full story


Nichols asks judge to show her UW files

LARAMIE — In a public records dispute between the University of Wyoming and Wyoming news organizations, an attorney for former UW President Laurie Nichols has asked Albany County district court Judge Tori Kricken to show Nichols the records r... Full story


Gordon predicts more budget cuts

CASPER — With a month until his administration releases its first budget, Gov. Mark Gordon said all ideas to trim spending are on the table in 2020, explaining that Wyoming appears to be entering “a new period” in its history as the outlook for f... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 16

Officials encourage getting flu shot now CHEYENNE (WNE) — This year’s flu season is fast approaching, and according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s Immunization Unit, a flu shot is the most effective way to prevent getting the flu. For the 2... Full story


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