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 By Joel Moline    News    July 11, 2019

Sheridan murder case focus of television show

SHERIDAN — After his retirement, Matt Redle, former Sheridan County prosecuting attorney, was featured in an episode of the television series “True Convictions.” Hosted by former Brooklyn homicide prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi, “True...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    July 11, 2019

Cities, counties will try to find solution on tax bill

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee has a bill on its plate that would allow cities to put an additional municipal sales tax to voters. But instead of voting on the bill, the committee hit pause this week to...

 

Lawmakers explore storing spent nuclear fuel

Wyoming legislative leadership voted by email Monday to explore temporarily storing spent nuclear fuel rods in the state, a prospect one senator says could bring in $1 billion a year. A legislative committee has appointed six of its members to...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    July 11, 2019

Cloud Peak, facing own problems, hires some Blackjewel miners

CASPER — As coal operator Blackjewel LLC went to battle in bankruptcy court last week, another Powder River Basin company quietly contended with its own financial troubles. Cloud Peak Energy filed for bankruptcy in May and is one of six coal...

 

Wyoming News Briefs JULY 15

Cheyenne refinery sued by AG CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office is suing HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining LLC for a second time in the past two years for environmental violations. The court case, filed July 2 in Laramie County...

 
 By Emily Mieure    News    July 11, 2019

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Teton Co., Jackson airport

JACKSON — Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, has dismissed most claims that William Frey brought against several Teton County agencies. But the court is giving Frey until Aug. 5 to file amended...

 
 By Andrew Graham    News    July 11, 2019

Judge to review documents in UW, press lawsuit over Nichols

An Albany County District Court judge on Tuesday ordered the University of Wyoming to present for her private review contested documents regarding former university President Laurie Nichols, who was demoted without explanation. Judge Tori Kricken on...

 

Wyoming News Briefs JULY 17

Two killed in Grand Teton Park accident JACKSON (WNE) — Two people were killed and five others are fighting for their lives after a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon in Grand Teton National Park. Police said Craig Edward Aubuchon, 65, was...

 
 By SHANE SANDERSON    News    July 11, 2019

AG wants reversal of 'stand your ground' ruling

CASPER — Government lawyers on Monday outlined the arguments they will use in asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to reverse a Natrona County judge’s decision — made on the basis of a new self-defense law — to dismiss a first-degree murder case...

 
 By Steve Knight    News    July 11, 2019

1979 tornado most destructive in Wyoming history

CHEYENNE - "It was the biggest and most destructive thing I've ever seen. And I've been to Vietnam. I thought I had seen it all." Those were the words of Carl Lowery, a member of Wyoming Search and...

 

Wyoming News Briefs July 16

Body of missing man found in Snake River JACKSON (WNE) — A boater found the body of Averin Scott in the Snake River on Sunday evening, 10 days after he was reported missing and about 25 miles south of where police think he fell in. “We just want...

 

July 04, 2019

Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July celebration. Our office will be closed Thursday. We will be open Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Inserts inside this week's print publication are Blair's, Reese&Ray's, Bomgaars and Big Horn Co-op. Online subscribers can...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 4, 2019

Riding for human trafficking victims

MANDERSON - Manderson resident and activist Karen Fettig began making her way around Wyoming last week to raise awareness around the state about human trafficking and its victims. According to the...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 4, 2019

Worland woodturner wins Best in Show

WORLAND – Over Father's Day weekend, Worland resident and co-owner of Graceful Woodturnings, Mat King earned the prestigious award of Best in Show at the 65th annual Summer Fest Arts Faire in...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 4, 2019

Councilman Koch remembered as man of honesty, integrity

WORLAND -Former Northern Wyoming Daily News circulation manager and Worland City Council member Dennis Koch was remembered as a man of honesty and integrity. Koch, 70, passed away Thursday, June 27,...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    July 4, 2019

Blackjewel closes two mines, nearly 600 out of work

GILLETTE — Nearly 600 workers at Blackjewel LLC’s coal mines in Campbell County are suddenly out of work after the company abruptly closed its Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines Monday afternoon. The move came just hours after the company had filed...

 

Wyoming News Briefs JULY 2

One killed in wreck near Meeteetse CODY (WNE) — A 56-year-old woman from Basin was killed and three others hospitalized in a two-vehicle crash Saturday near Meeteetse. Wyoming Highway Patrol investigating trooper Rich Scovel said all of those...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 4, 2019

New laws take effect

CASPER — The first week of July is often a slow one in state government, shortened by a federal holiday and marked by a light legislative schedule. However, the first week of July also means something else in Wyoming – the time many of the laws...

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 4, 2019

Arapahos behind anti-gambling effort

LARAMIE — Advertising reports made with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office have revealed the Northern Arapaho Tribe as the only funder behind the Wyoming Public Policy Center, an advocacy group that popped up at the end of 2018 to lobby...

 

WYOMING NEWS BRIEFS JULY 4

Former court clerk accused of stealing $120,000 TORRINGTON (WNE) — Former Eighth Judicial District Court Clerk Kathi Rickard has been charged with six felony theft charges after an investigation by the State of Wyoming. Rickard, who resigned...

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 4, 2019

Retired UW administrators to return temporarily

LARAMIE — Bill Mai and Chris Boswell, two former administrators who retired from the University of Wyoming in 2018, are returning to the school on 12-month agreements to help as the board of trustees convene a search for a permanent president....

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 4, 2019

Leaked poll shows Cheney ahead of Lummis in Senate race

CASPER — A new poll leaked to a conservative media outlet shows Rep. Liz Cheney leading former Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis by more than 20 points in a hypothetical head-to-head primary matchup for outgoing Sen. Mike Enzi’s seat, though neither w...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    July 4, 2019

Judge says paying Blackjewel employees is top priority

GILLETTE — Wyoming Blackjewel LLC employees still having problems with their final regular paychecks may have those worked out by Friday. Concerned over reports of Blackjewel LLC employees not being paid, a federal bankruptcy court judge held a...

 
 By Cinthia Stimson    News    July 4, 2019

Group works to save 100-year-old school

DOUGLAS — About 14 miles from Orin Junction along WYO 20, a 100-year-old visibly weathered building sits off to the right side of the road, nearly alone in the countryside. The paint on its stucco sides is fading under the hot summer sun. The...

 

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