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UW and Wyoming SBDC Network to Host Business Loan Workshop in Worland March 7

Small-business owners will have the opportunity to learn how to get a first small-business loan request approved Thursday, March 7. Devan Costa-Cargill will lead a Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network workshop titled “The Inside... Full story

 

Cyber Security Weekly Briefing

Hacker’s Brief 3/1/2024 Hang Up & Verify: A citizen received a suspicious call appearing to be from their boss, indicated by the correctly displayed name and phone number. However, upon answering, they were prompted to press a number to speak to th... Full story

 

Three UW Swimmers Killed in Crash on U.S. Highway 287

Three members of the University of Wyoming swimming and diving team died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 287 about 10 miles south of the Wyoming-Colorado border Thursday afternoon. Two... Full story

 

Weekly Cyber Security Brief

Hacker’s Brief 2/23/2024 Payroll Ploy: A Jackson citizen received a scam email purportedly from a former employee, requesting assistance in updating their direct deposit information before the next payday. The citizen speculates that the email may... Full story

 
 By Noah Zahn    Wyoming    February 15, 2024

One man dead, two others injured in Cheyenne shooting

CHEYENNE — One man is dead after a shooting that took place around 2 p.m. Thursday in the 3300 block of Dunn Avenue. The Cheyenne Police Department said in a Facebook post that investigators believe two male shooters were involved in the incident....

 

Bank warns of counterfeit bills

SUNDANCE (WNE) — With an unknown number of counterfeit one hundred dollar bills believed to now be in circulation after an incident in Billings, MT, last week, Andy Miller, President of Sundance State Bank, is warning businesses and citizens that... Full story

 

Passing of Bobbi Barrasso

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the following statement regarding his wife Bobbi, who passed away in Casper after a two-year battle with Glioblastoma brain cancer. "After a courageous... Full story

 

Racial slurs shut down Jackson council's Zoom comments

Council scrambled Monday to react to slurs, after trolls hit Victor meeting in November. JACKSON - Mayor Hailey Morton Levinson shut down online public comment midway through Monday night's council... Full story

 

Sorority: Judge rightly dismissed UW transgender member case

Six women who sued UW's Kappa Kappa Gamma last year are incorrect to assume the term 'woman' cannot include transgender women, according to attorneys for the sorority. The government should not... Full story

 
 By CJ Baker    Wyoming    January 11, 2024

Prosecutor: Allegations of assault at Cody school not supported by evidence

POWELL — In late October, Cody police received a report that a 5-year-old student at Livingston Elementary School had been sexually assaulted and beaten by fellow students on multiple occasions. However , following an “extensive” investigation... Full story

 

Scammers text man picture of fake arrest warrant

GILLETTE (WNE) — A 42-year-old man is not out any money after he received an arrest warrant over text message Wednesday morning. The man was driving through Natrona County when he got a phone call that claimed he had an arrest warrant out of... Full story

 

Campbell County school officials look into complaints of sexual images in Wright art class

GILLETTE — The concerns of a number of Wright parents about an art lesson taught in September have spurred Campbell County School District officials to look into what happened inside a Cottonwood Elementary School classroom. On Tuesday, a group of... Full story

 

Deadline Tuesday: Free help available to enroll in the health insurance marketplace

Time is running out to easily apply for affordable health coverage. The health insurance marketplace exists so more people can compare and access quality health plans at more affordable prices. The open enrollment period when most people sign up... Full story

 

Cyber Security

Hacker’s Brief 12/29/2023 Bluehost Bluff: A resident of Laramie received a suspicious email allegedly from Bluehost, with the subject line "Payment Issues - Please update and use a new method!" Despite the sender's email address bearing the name "B... Full story

 

Felony child abuse charges filed after boy found beaten, starved

RIVERTON — When law enforcement officials found the 13-year-old boy, his back reportedly had multiple healing fractures, his nose was broken, and he’d lost around 10 pounds, among other serious injuries. Nearly his entire face was bruised and... Full story

 

Flags Half-Staff for Rosalynn Carter

President Biden Orders Flags be Flown at Half Staff Statewide Beginning November 25th CHEYENNE, Wyo. - In accordance with a proclamation by the President of the United States, Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the United States and Wyoming flags... Full story

 

Wyoming Briefs Nov. 29, 2023

Wyoming’s average gasoline prices fall 15.7 cents a gallon in past week CHEYENNE (WNE) — Average gasoline prices in Wyoming have fallen 15.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.15 per gallon on Monday, according to GasBuddy.com’s... Full story

 

'Wyoming is watching' as historic electric rate hike hearing begins this week

Critics will scrutinize Rocky Mountain Power's proposed 21.6%, $140.2M rate hike as panel faces pressure to reduce request. A 21.6% electric rate hike request panned by customers and politicians as... Full story

 

Attorneys disagree over appeal of UW transgender sorority case

CHEYENNE — Recent filings by lawyers for both Kappa Kappa Gamma and the six University of Wyoming sorority sisters who filed a lawsuit against it disagree over whether a district court order can be appealed. U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson... Full story

 

Wyoming Freedom Caucus will have newfound power in budget session

A constitutional procedure will give the hard-line faction initial veto power in the House, but they’ll still need votes from other members to pass bills. If Wyoming’s divided Republican Party can’t work together in the upcoming legislative... Full story

 

Wyoming Briefs Nov. 1 2023

Train derails in Yoder TORRINGTON (WNE) — The quiet little town of Yoder shook last Wednesday afternoon when a handful of locomotive cars slid off the railway tracks. “At approximately 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, local time, 11 railcars on... Full story

 

Wyoming lawmakers skip crossover-voting ban fix, leave loophole intact

A legislative committee declined to change ambiguous language in the new law. Meanwhile, registered voters hoping to keep their options open in 2024 have a clear, albeit inconvenient, path forward. As long as voters are willing to jump through some... Full story

 

Wyoming Briefs 10-19-23

Gillette woman rescued after 100-foot fall in the Big Horns GREYBULL (WNE) - For the second time this fall, Big Horn County Search & Rescue team members were summoned on Sunday afternoon to rescue... Full story

 

State seeks updated historic landmark designation for Capitol

CHEYENNE — When Gov. John Allen Campbell signed an act granting women’s suffrage in 1869, Wyoming became the first state in the country to give women the right to vote. The room where the act was signed, known as the Historic Supreme Court Room,... Full story

 
 By CJ Baker    Wyoming    October 12, 2023

Powell man charged with embezzling $1.3 million

POWELL — A Powell accountant is facing allegations that he embezzled more than $1.2 million from his employer over a 12-year period. Carl W. Wheeler, 74, was arrested by Cody police on Monday and charged with four felony counts of theft. The... Full story

 

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