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Wyoming News Briefs JULY 8, 2019

Search of Snake River for missing man winds down JACKSON (WNE) — After finding no clues, Teton County Search and Rescue stopped combing the Snake River on Sunday, winding down its search for a 21-year-old man reported missing since Wednesday... Full story

 By Sheila McGuire    News    July 4, 2019

Proposal for new ICE detention center resurfaces

EVANSTON — A proposal to construct an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Evanston may again be moving forward following a long period of inactivity since first being proposed more than two years ago. A notice was posted... Full story

 By Camille Erickson    News    July 4, 2019

Blackjewel seeks funding to reopen Campbell Co. Mines

CASPER — Bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel continues to seek additional funding to reopen its two shuttered coal mines in Campbell County, company lawyers said during a weekend bankruptcy hearing. The company will present a new financial package to... Full story

 By Ramsey Scott    News    July 4, 2019

Legislators again study change in wind tax

CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s wind is a highly desirable commodity in renewable energy. But trying to increase revenue from the industry might drive investors away from the state and into the arms of Wyoming’s three biggest competitors for wind. There... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs JULY 9

Black bear killed after raiding picnic sites, trash cans JACKSON (WNE) — One Jackson Hole bear is dead and another two have been hauled to more remote locales after raiding visitors’ picnics and residents’ trash cans. The subadult female black... Full story

 By Ramsey Scott    News    July 4, 2019

Revenue Committee takes another crack at fuel tax

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Revenue Interim Committee will take another swing at trying to raise the state's gasoline tax after failing to connect during this year's session. The Revenue Committee voted 8-6 on Tuesday to approve... Full story

 By Greg Johnson    News    July 4, 2019

Blackjewel hit with class action lawsuit

GILLETTE — A Gillette employee of Blackjewel LLC has filed a class-action lawsuit against the coal mining company, claiming it failed to give its 1,700 employees proper notice or pay wages and other benefits earned before and after Blackjewel... Full story

 By Ray K. Erku    News    July 4, 2019

Long-term probation recommended in accidental shooting

RAWLINS – Just after Scott David Drumm said he was “shocked” and “willing to accept my consequences” when he realized he may have accidentally shot somebody, a judge on Monday recommended he receive long-term probation in lieu of prison... Full story


Analysts hit plan to dump oilfield pollutants into Wind River

Four groups are calling for Wyoming’s DEQ to reject Aethon Energy’s application to dump millions of gallons and thousands of tons of oil- and gas-field pollutants above Boysen Reservoir in a scathing scientific review of the company’s... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs JULY 10

Taiwan president’s visit falls through CHEYENNE (WNE) — The president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, will not visit Wyoming during her upcoming visit to the United States and the Caribbean. Gov. Mark Gordon's office had been communicating with Tsai's... Full story

 By Tom Milstead    News    July 4, 2019

More than $200K missing from Goshen clerk's accounts

TORRINGTON – An affidavit filed in Eighth Judicial Circuit Court by Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agent Michael Carlson alleges that Former Goshen County District Court Clerk Kathi Rickard began embezzling money from the court’s two... Full story


June 27 2019

Don't forget to check out the special Big Horn Basin Edition inside this week's issue. Inserts in this week's issue include Blair's and Bomgaars (both available online), Reese&Ray's and Arby's....

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 27, 2019

Ten Sleep continues traditions, kicking off the Fourth with 74th rodeo

TEN SLEEP – Fourth of July festivities will kick off next Thursday, July 4 at 10 a.m. with the Ten Sleep Parade, being given the theme of “Give Me Liberty” this year. The parade leads into a full day of rodeo activities and culminates with... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 27, 2019

Fireworks area again offered near Worland

WORLAND – In anticipation of the Independence Day holiday next week, the Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office is again making a temporary, local exception to the fireworks ban on public lands. The use of fireworks will be permitted at a... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 27, 2019

Grow Worland funding helps lift aviation business off the ground

WORLAND — A new aviation business got started last week thanks in part to Worland Mayor Jim Gill’s Grow Worland Initiative and the city partnering with Washakie Development Association. David Stinson and Tony and Emily Herby started their...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 27, 2019

Diesel Pickup Specialists set to host sixth annual Dyno and Dirt Drags

WORLAND – Diesel Pickup Specialists (DPS) of Worland is set to host its sixth annual Dyno and Dirt Drags on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. Mykle and Amy Baugh have been owners of the company since 2006, and continue to offer bumper-to-bumper repair in... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 27, 2019

Worland receives SLIB grant for Culbertson improvement project

WORLAND — The City of Worland received further assistance from the State Loan and Investment Board last week for their Culbertson street, sewer and water improvement project, with the approval of a second grant. The city received a $500,000...

 By Mark Dykes    News    June 27, 2019

Convicted murderer's attempt to shorten sentence dismissed

THERMOPOLIS — A hearing scheduled for June 26 in Hot Springs District Court regarding the sentence of James Wiley has been cancelled, following the dismissal of Wiley’s motion to correct an illegal sentence. In his motion, Wiley alleged that the...

 By Cyd Lass    News    June 27, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE: We're Still Here – Casper United Church of Christ honors 50th anniversary of Stonewall Riots

WORLAND – The first pride was a riot. For six nights, demonstrations of anger and vandalism perused before the Stonewall Inn, hundreds of LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, etcetera) activists making it clear – from there on...

 By Nick Reynolds    News    June 27, 2019

Changes possible for Hot Springs State Park

GILLETTE — After years in legislative limbo, Hot Springs State Park could be set for some changes. At Thursday’s meeting of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation, Recreation and Cultural Resources, officials with the Department... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs June 28

State Fair Board looks to fill top spot DOUGLAS (WNE) — A new Wyoming State Fair manager could be hired as early as next month, even as the long-time assistant fair director announced her retirement and left the job June 4 amid a continuing shake... Full story


Tornado Warning for Hot Springs County

The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a * Tornado Warning for... Southeastern Hot Springs County in central Wyoming... * Until 145 PM MDT. * At 111 AM MDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 9 miles southea... Full story


Severe Thunderstorm Watch ISSUED JULY 2, 2019



June 20, 2019

Print subscribers -- inside this edition are Blair's, Reese&Ray's, Boomgaars and Heartland Health & Imaging inserts. Next week look for our 2019 Big Horn Basin Edition....


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