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 By Mike Koshmrl    Wyoming    May 11, 2023

Yellowstone-area grizzly bears have stopped expanding their range

After half-century of expansion, bears reach limit of "suitable habitat," federal scientists report. CODY-For nearly five decades the grizzly population emanating from Yellowstone National Park has... Full story


Cyber Security Brief May 12 2023

Your business is owed a refund of $26,000 per employee: A Laramie citizen reported receiving a voice mail that a refund of the COVID Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was available for each employee. The citizen was to press 1 for more information.... Full story


Remains found of missing Idaho Man

On May 16th, 2023, Washakie County Sheriff’s Office was notified that two individuals had found a human skull off of the Blue Bank Road between Worland and Ten Sleep while tending to cattle in that area. Sheriff Brookwell and a deputy met with the... Full story


Hunter charged with killing grizzly found on North Fork

POWELL — The grizzly bear found dead along the North Fork Highway last week was killed by a Cody area hunter who said he mistook the animal for a black bear, according to court documents. The hunter, Patrick M. Gogerty, reportedly came forward on M... Full story


Northwest Wyoming road shoulder sealing scheduled to begin in Big Horn County on May 8

Fog sealing of highway shoulders is slated for a Monday, May 8, start in northwest Wyoming. Fog sealing uses quick-drying oil to seal highway shoulders, and is part of the Wyoming Department of Transp... Full story

 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    May 4, 2023

Wyoming Freedom Caucus continues fight for parental rights

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Freedom Caucus continues to advocate for protection of parental rights in the wake of pending litigation. Five state representatives who are members of the caucus hosted a... Full story

 By Brian Martin    Wyoming    May 4, 2023

Two teens arrested in shooting death of Cheyenne girl

CHEYENNE - Two teen boys have been arrested in connection with the April 30 shooting death of a 15-year-old local girl in a south Cheyenne park. Cheyenne Police Department detectives, working with the... Full story

 By Nicole Pollack    Wyoming    May 4, 2023

More EV chargers planned

Company founded by lawmaker expects new sites in four cities CASPER - Electric vehicle drivers are about to have a lot more charging options in Wyoming. OtterSpace, a company founded in 2021 by state... Full story


Yellowstone south entrance opens Friday

JACKSON (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park plans to open its south entrance, the most easily accessible from Jackson, at 8 a.m. Friday. If the weather cooperates, all but one of the park’s roads will be open at that time. The road between Canyon... Full story


Wyoming Briefs April 27, 2023

Authorities investigate more phone shenanigans BUFFALO (WNE) - Local law enforcement agencies continue to receive bogus phone calls, and they don't know why. Police Chief Sean Bissett last week told... Full story


Aune trial: Judge denies motion to acquit

CODY - As soon as Park County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jack Hatfield called his last witness to testify on the seventh day of Carolyn Aune's murder trial on Tuesday, her counsel, Elisabeth... Full story


Aune found guilty

CODY (WNE) - Carolyn Aune has been found guilty of murder in the first degree by recklessly inflicting physical injury on 2-year-old Paisleigh Williams. Jurors made the decision on Thursday, April... Full story

 By Madelyn Beck    Wyoming    April 27, 2023

Gov., AG oppose secretary of state's request to join abortion ban defense

Wyoming Attorney General Bridget Hill and Gov. Mark Gordon oppose the secretary of state's request to join their defense of the state's abortion ban in an ongoing lawsuit. Gordon and Hill, both... Full story


Sheridan Police Department receives 27 calls regarding armed men downtown

SHERIDAN (WNE) - The Sheridan Police Department received 27 calls to dispatch Tuesday morning from concerned citizens regarding two males seen walking down Main Street, wearing what appeared to be... Full story


Cyber Security/online scams Weekly Briefing

Hacker’s Brief 5/1/2023 Wedding Anniversary Gift: A Sheridan citizen who owns a small business has been receiving similar emails every couple of months, asking for information about purchasing products for a gift for an anniversary, a new home, and... Full story


Campbell County Lodging Tax Board votes to keep geofencing contract

GILLETTE - The Campbell County Joint Powers Lodging Tax Board is continuing with its contract with Zartico, a company that compiles anonymized geolocation and credit card data. A group of county... Full story


County clerks pen letter to Secretary of State Gray refuting election denier

Douglas Frank, a prominent election conspiracy theorist, gave six public presentations in Wyoming, and met privately with lawmakers, clerks and the secretary of state. The County Clerks' Association... Full story

 By Aedan Hannon    Wyoming    April 20, 2023

Sorority sisters reveal names in lawsuit

Move comes after judge denies requests for student anonymity CASPER - Six sorority sisters at the University of Wyoming chose Thursday to move forward with their lawsuit to remove a transgender... Full story

 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    April 20, 2023

Report: air quality worsens in many Wyoming counties

CHEYENNE - Air quality in Cheyenne has worsened since last year, and similar trends were observed statewide, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association. The... Full story


Cody student hit by vehicle

CODY (WNE) - A Cody High School student was struck by a pickup driven by another student at the intersection of Beck Avenue and 10th Street on Monday, April 17, around noon. The student was hit while...


April 12, 2023 News Briefs

Average Wyoming gasoline prices up 2.1 cents per gallon CHEYENNE (WNE) — Average gasoline prices in Wyoming have risen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.27 per gallon on Monday, according to’s survey of 494... Full story


Sheridan County school board approves first reading of policy to retain opt-out option solution for books

SHERIDAN – SCSD2 discussed two versions of a policy to determine if the school board should ban explicit books from school libraries in the district. The board passed ILJ Version 1 on first reading Monday. Several of the trustees said they believe... Full story


Game & Fish: West Fork Dam would cause 'substantial negative impacts'

Wyoming Game and Fish Department comments cast doubt on irrigators’ claims that a 264-foot-high dam proposed in Carbon County will benefit fisheries, riparian zones and wetland-wildlife habitats. The dam proposed for the West Fork of Battle Creek a... Full story


Casper Man Sentenced to 170 Years on Six Counts of Child Pornography

Salvador Salas, Jr., age 32, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced today to 2,040 months (170 years) of imprisonment, with 10 years of supervised release to follow if he were ever to be released from his term of imprisonment, for possessing and... Full story

 By Matt Adelman    Wyoming    April 13, 2023

Dog bite ignites PD political firestorm

DOUGLAS — Penny arrived at Rena Gustafson’s home on Good Friday. The 14-pound Chihuahua was a great Easter present for the grandmother raising two of her grandkids, and she immediately fell in love with it. The dog, which came from the Casper... Full story


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