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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 the... 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 an... 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, res... 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 c... Full story

 

For Jackson Hole's Jewish community, Israel-Hamas war hits close to home

JACKSON — What Idith Almog saw in 1973 pales in comparison to what she saw Saturday morning. Fifty years ago, when war broke out between Israel and Arab states on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of a... Full story

 

Cyber Security Weekly Brief for Oct. 13

Hacker’s Brief 10/13/2023 Employment Scam: A Laramie citizen received an email from someone claiming to be an HR officer with a records management specialist job opportunity. The email had the subject line of “Sunday, October 1 2023 at 08:22:48 AM... Full story

 

Wyoming Briefs Oct. 13, 2023

Chronic wasting disease again detected near Jackson JACKSON (WNE) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has detected chronic wasting disease in a mule deer in a hunt area that includes Bondurant and stretches north, south and east from the small t... Full story

 

Veto override fails on bat endangered species listing

SUNDANCE - U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis and all members of the Senate Western Caucus on which she serves as chairman, as well as U.S. Senator John Barrasso, voted to override President Joe Biden's... Full story

 

Cybersecurity Brief Oct. 9

Hacker’s Brief 10/9/2023 An HR officer has a job for you: A Laramie citizen received an email that in exchange for her personal information, a job is waiting for her. The email address is suspicious, supposedly from Whole Foods, but with a bunch o... Full story

 

Wyoming Stands With Israel

Governor Gordon Orders Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Statewide Until Sunset on Friday, October 13 in Honor of Lives Lost in Terror Attack on Israel CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at... Full story

 

Cody LDS Temple Updates

Church asked to delay temple construction CODY (WNE) — Following a Sept. 21 scheduling conference in Park County District Court over several lawsuits filed against the proposed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints temple in Cody, the P... Full story

 

President Biden Orders Flags be Flown at Half Staff

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 to fly at half-staff immediately until the day of interment in honor and memory of... Full story

 
 By CJ Baker    Wyoming    September 14, 2023

Cody Radio Station Owner Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

Admits she tried to avoid paying $2.5 million in taxes A Cody businesswoman recently pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return, admitting she withheld and then manipulated several years of returns in an attempt to avoid paying more than $2.5... Full story

 

Mayor's claims about homelessness gained national and international attention, but are they true?

CASPER — Drive through downtown Casper on a typical summer afternoon, and more likely than not, you will see nothing remarkable. You may notice that the traffic is mild and the sidewalks are tidy and mostly empty — save for maybe a few shoppers and... Full story

 

State wants expert witnesses kept out of abortion case

None of the eight proposed expert witnesses for the plaintiffs challenging Wyoming’s abortion bans should be allowed to participate in the case, a lawyer for the state argues in a new filing. The witness list includes four of the plaintiffs, two r... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs Sept. 14, 2023

Texas man dies near Shell Falls GREYBULL (WNE) — A 59-year-old man from Texas died in what appeared to have been an accidental fall Monday night in the Big Horn Mountains. Big Horn County Sheriff Ken Blackburn withheld the man’s name, saying it wou... Full story

 

Cybersecurity weekly report 9/15/23

Brief 9/18/2023 Please pray for us…and click on this link: A Laramie citizen received a text message asking for prayers and to click on a link. CyberWyoming note: After researching the link, we found that it was for a political campaign. But it c... Full story

 

Flags at half staff Sept. 20 for Big Horn, Park counties

Governor Orders Wyoming Flag be Flown at Half Staff at the Capitol and in Big Horn and Park Counties on September 20 CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon has ordered the Wyoming State Flag be flown at half staff at the Capitol in Cheyenne and in... Full story

 

Secretary Gray Speaks Against Effort to Remove Donald Trump from Ballot in 2024

CHEYENNE, WY – On September 7, Secretary of State Chuck Gray sent a letter to New Hampshire Secretary of State David Scanlan outlining his concern with recent reports that Secretary Scanlan was considering the removal of Donald Trump from the New Ham... Full story

 

Wyoming Briefs Aug. 31 2023

Colorado couple sentenced after Laramie County fentanyl arrest CHEYENNE (WNE) — Joseph David Hylton, 23, of Arvada, Colorado, and Dana Clair Koch, 23, of Centennial, Colorado, were sentenced Aug. 25 for possession with intent to distribute f... Full story

 
 By Samir Knox    Wyoming    August 31, 2023

Cheyenne police: Couple caused brain bleed, other severe injuries to toddler

CHEYENNE — A local couple charged with attempted murder inflicted injuries severe enough for multiple bones in the 2-year-old boy’s leg to shatter and for his eyes to swell completely shut, among other injuries, according to court documents. Che... Full story

 

Friendship across barbed wire: Mineta-Simpson exhibit underway at Heart Mountain

Former Sen. Alan Simpson hopes project under construction at historic site near Cody encourages across-the-aisle efforts in today's age of polarization. CODY - In 1942, Alan Simpson was 11 years old,... Full story

 

Cyber Security Weekly Briefing 9-4-23

Brief 9/4/2023 Need your assistance urgently: A Laramie citizen received an email asking for help with an urgent matter. No other explanation, just a request to answer the email. It’s a very basic phishing email, but one that could snare a lot of p... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs 9-1-23

Wyoming decides to leave National School Board Association POWELL (WNE) — The Wyoming School Board Association, which includes Park County School District 1, is no longer a member of the National School Board Association (NSBA). Kim Dillivan, P... Full story

 

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