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 By Tom Coulter    News    October 10, 2019

Final Capitol renovations nearing completion

CHEYENNE — After the grand reopening of the state Capitol in July, the final pieces of the renovation project are projected to be completed before the 2020 legislative session in February. That includes construction of an auditorium, student learni... Full story

 

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... Full story

 

October 3, 2019

Check out our profiles of the 2019 Warrior Hall of Fame Class. Inserts this week include Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online)....

 
 By Alex Kuhn    News    October 3, 2019

Inaugural WHS Hall of Fame class inducted tonight

WORLAND — The festivities are set and ready to go for the first eight inductees into the Warrior Hall of Fame. Francie Faure, Mary Faure, Debbie Hammons, Tom Harrington, Carl Selmer, Grant Ujifusa, Roger Youtz and David Zuniga are the first to be... Full story

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    October 3, 2019

Commissioners hold off on accepting bid for bike path

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met on Tuesday to open the four bids that were submitted for the repairs to a failed retaining wall along a section of the bike path along Airport Road. The four bids were from Jorgensen Geotechnical LLC...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 3, 2019

Foster care focuses on reunification

WORLAND — The ultimate goal for the majority of foster care cases is reunification. In a case reported in the Northern Wyoming News about a teen that has spent the past eight months in the Wyoming Department of Family Services and was recently...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 3, 2019

Vaping discussed at council

WORLAND — Should the Worland City Council consider prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes was a question that council member Delayne Renner posed Tuesday night at the regular council meeting. Renner said the topic of vaping, the use of e-cigarettes,...

 

25th annual and final Gorgeous Gals Gala this Saturday

WORLAND – The 25th annual and final Gorgeous Gals Gala, sponsored by the Business and Professional Women’s Organization, is Saturday evening, Oct. 5 at the Worland Community Center Complex located at 1200 Culbertson Avenue in Worland. When asked...

 

Collins quadruplets born at 31 weeks

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep residents Levi and Savanah Collins welcomed three girls and a boy on Sept. 21, at 31 weeks via C-section in Salt Lake City, Utah. Savanah is doing well and all four babies are in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) but ar...

 

Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 3

UW freshman class size second only to 2018 LARAMIE (WNE) — The University of Wyoming has enrolled the second-largest freshman class this fall, according to figure released Wednesday concerning “Census Day,” the 15th day of classes that’s the... Full story

 
 By C.J. BAKER    News    October 3, 2019

Former Powell treatment center employees charged with multi-million dollar fraud

POWELL — Federal prosecutors have charged three Powell men with health care fraud and other felony crimes, alleging they submitted millions of dollars worth of fraudulent bills to Medicaid several years ago. Under an indictment unsealed late... Full story

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    October 3, 2019

Blackjewel mines sold again

GILLETTE — A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved the sale of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines in Campbell County to Eagle Specialty Materials. The ruling by Judge Frank W. Volk in Charleston, West Virginia, clears the way for ESM, a... Full story

 

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