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Wyoming News Briefs - Man wields bat at VA hospital

School district employees receive deferments in conspiracy allegations TORRINGTON (WNE) — Goshen County School District employees Loreen Fritzler and Robert Flock both received deferred adjudications to charges of conspiracy to commit interference...

 

Wyoming News Briefs- Former Greybull Doctor has licensed suspended

Board of Medicine suspends physician’s license GREYBULL (WNE) — The Wyoming Board of Medicine has suspended the license of a Casper physician who spent nearly two decades of his career at South Big Horn County Hospital before his resignation in...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    April 11, 2019

Trump executive order could pave way for Washington coal port terminal

CHEYENNE — An executive order from President Donald Trump that could help pave the way for coal exports garnered praise from Wyoming leadership this week. But critics see it as a way to lessen local control over issues of water quality in favor of...

 
 By Jennifer Dorsey    News    April 11, 2019

Jackson stores prepare for plastic bag ban

JACKSON — Paper or plastic? The cashiers at Jackson Whole Grocer can tell you: Some people have definite preferences about how they carry their purchases out of the store. Since Whole Grocer phased out plastic bags in December and started offering...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    April 11, 2019

APRIL 15 - Wyoming Legislature could take another look at tolling I-80

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature will take another crack at the idea of tolling Interstate 80 as a way to help fund improvements and maintenance along the more than 400 miles of road. The Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs...

 

APRIL 15 - Chevron plans to buy Anadarko

CASPER — With a $33 billion cash and stock deal, Chevron’s planned acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum will create a new super major oil firm, with uncertain impacts in Wyoming, where Anadarko represents one of the largest players in the state’s...

 

Right-of-way fencing project begins north of Worland

More than 72 miles of right-of-way fencing will be replaced in a $1.6 million project currently under way north of Worland alongside U.S. 20. "The work will take place in 10 different locations throughout the Big Horn Basin," said Wyoming Department...

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    April 11, 2019

Public speaks on McCormick flyers

CHEYENNE — Community members are asking for a handful of things from the Laramie County School District 1 Board of Trustees in response to racist and anti-gay flyers found in a Cheyenne junior high last month. Flyers reading “it’s great to be...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    April 11, 2019

Utah-based carrier selected for state air service plan

CASPER — A state-appointed group tasked with finding sustainable air service for Wyoming’s far flung communities took a significant step in the process last week, announcing the state had entered into negotiations with a Utah-based airline to...

 

APRIL 16 News Briefs

Kidnapping suspect faces 3 felony charges in Cheyenne CHEYENNE (WNE) — The man accused of kidnapping a 1-year-old child and assaulting the child’s pregnant mother Thursday is facing several felony charges in Cheyenne, along with new charges from...

 

April 17 News Briefs

Evanston schools approve concealed weapon policy again EVANSTON (WNE) — Slightly more than one year after passing policy CKA to allow approved staff to carry concealed firearms on school district property, the Uinta County School District No. 1...

 

School board sees full house for concealed weapon discussion

GILLETTE — Duncan Davidson was at Sage Valley Junior High on that day in November when another student brought guns and ammunition to the school, allegedly with the intent to kill. “I was scared for my life,” he said. “That’s why I’m pro...

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    April 11, 2019

Commission meeting sees protest over shooting incident

LARAMIE — The public comment period of the Albany County Commission’s Tuesday meeting was eventful as several expressed dismay over an officer-involved shooting from November. The commission meetings are typically a harmonious affair, but not...

 
 By Colin Tiernan    News    April 11, 2019

Converse Co. boom swamps emergency services

DOUGLAS — Converse County’s oil and gas boom is reviving the region’s economy and sending record revenues to local governments. Douglas’ housing is full, the county is the new state oil production leader and industry continues to invest...

 

April 04, 2019

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 By Marcus Huff    News    April 4, 2019

Fire District warns to obey fire regulations after several grass fires

WORLAND – Due to half a dozen grass fires across the county in the last week, Worland Fire District Chief Chris Kocher reminds residents to review the county fire regulations, currently posted on the county website. “The big issue is everything...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 4, 2019

Commissioners make offer for new emergency management director

WORLAND — The Washakie County commissioners interviewed four candidates for the Washakie County Emergency Management/Homeland Security director and have extended an offer to one candidate. According to Commission Chairman Fred Frandson, the county...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 4, 2019

Possible 'contaminants' to Boysen cause concern

THERMOPOLIS — Concerned Thermopolis resident and former Hot Springs County planner Lee Campbell sought support from local officials to get comments extended for a proposed Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality permit. Campbell said when he...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 4, 2019

Lifelong lesson: Learning to swim, staying safe in the water

WORLAND — Cecelia Sylvester of Hyattville organizes activities for four homeschooled youth in her community and last fall she was looking for a Christmas gift for them. The gift turned out to be...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 4, 2019

Mulhall speaks up for UW Pres. Nichols

WORLAND — With the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees waiting to begin a search for their next president for the university, many students and faculty still have questions and want more transparency. One of those students, UW student body...

 

April 3, 2019 Wyoming News Briefs

Average Wyoming gas price increases GILLETTE (WNE) - The average gas price in Wyoming on Monday was $2.46 per gallon, an increase of 6.2 cents per gallon over last week, according to GasBuddy's daily...

 
 By Leo Wolfson    News    April 4, 2019

Scientists to gather in Big Horn Basin to study fossil 'treasure trove'

CODY — A brachiosaur stretches its long neck to reach a leaf from a high branch as a giant ichthyosaur gently swims by in the water far below. This scene likely played out in the Big Horn Basin millions of years ago. Paleontologists will be...

 
 By HEATHER RICHARDS    News    April 4, 2019

BLM approved drilling permits during shutdown

CASPER — Federal workers at the Bureau of Land Management approved 74 oil and gas drilling permits in Wyoming during the 35-day government shutdown earlier this year, according to a public records request submitted by a western environmental...

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    April 4, 2019

Student responsible for racist flyers identified, teacher likely to be reinstated

CHEYENNE — Laramie County School District 1 has identified at least one student believed to be responsible for creating the racist and anti-gay flyers found at McCormick Junior High last week. LCSD1 Superintendent Boyd Brown said Tuesday that...

 

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