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Parental Rights in Education measure resurrected in Education Committee

CHEYENNE — State lawmakers on the Joint Education Committee spent most of Tuesday considering a controversial bill that was resurrected from the previous legislative session. Sen. Bo Biteman, R-Ranchester, reintroduced the Parental Rights in... Full story


UPDATE: Star Plunge now open after temporary closure

Wyoming State Parks regretfully announces the temporary closure of the Star Plunge at Hot Springs State Park on Tuesday, Aug. 15, due to their failure to provide proof of liability insurance in compliance with their Wyoming State Parks contract. The... Full story

 By Aedan Hannon    Wyoming    August 3, 2023

Abortion in Wyoming: the inexact numbers

CASPER - The Wyoming Department of Health's 2022 report didn't capture all abortions in the state. The number of women who received abortions in Wyoming doubled last year to 200, according to the... Full story


Wyoming Briefs for August 3 2023

Alleged drunk driver causes two-hour power outage Sunday CODY (WNE) — An allegedly intoxicated driver caused the city of Cody to lose power for about two hours on Sunday, July 30, after he crashed into a city utility pole on Stampede Avenue at... Full story

 By Mark Davis    Wyoming    August 3, 2023

Is a Yellowstone eruption closer than thought?

Scientists say not necessarily POWELL — In the same way digital photography has evolved from 3 megapixel state-of-the-art professional DSLR cameras in the late 90s to folks now carrying 15 megapixel... Full story


Wyoming Briefs from Aug. 4 2023

Colorado man arrested after 40-plus mile chase from Gillette to Upton GILLETTE (WNE) — A 59-year-old Colorado man was arrested early Wednesday morning after leading deputies and Wyoming Highway... Full story

 By Mark Davis    Wyoming    August 3, 2023

Pilgrimage honors those who refuse to forget

POWELL — Tears were flowing as former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson for the first time walked through the shell that will soon house the Mineta-Simpson Institute at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center Saturday morning during the annual pilgrimage to... Full story

 By Kate Ready    Wyoming    August 3, 2023

Judge: State must clarify abortion laws

JACKSON - The state must clarify two abortion laws, a Teton County judge ruled last week. The order comes after the state refused to respond to a series of questions regarding the medical literature... Full story

 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    August 3, 2023

Pro-life advocates appeal to state Supreme Court in abortion battle

CHEYENNE - Pro-life advocates who were denied intervention in the state's ongoing abortion court battle have appealed the decision to the Wyoming Supreme Court. Teton County District Court was... Full story


Temple decisions tabled, delayed again

CODY —- Yet again, the city of Cody Planning and Zoning board has delayed making final decisions on the proposed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple to be located off Skyline Drive, as members tabled approval of the site plan during... Full story


Wyoming Briefs July 27 2023

Cheyenne teen dies in Colorado crash that results in death of two others CHEYENNE (WNE) — A Cheyenne teen was among three individuals killed in a car accident last week, according to Colorado State Patrol. The crash happened after a collision with... Full story


WHP celebrates 90 years with party at Hot Springs State Park

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be hosting the last 90th-anniversary celebration on July 19, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will take place in Thermopolis, Wyoming at Hot Springs State Park, 51 Highway 20 North. The event will be adjacent to the... Full story


A roadside breakdown in the Shirley Basin changed his perspective on life

Douglas Balmain tramps about the Shirley Basin as a 'student,' drawing inspiration for what it might teach him about leading a lifestyle with purpose. SHIRLEY BASIN-Douglas Balmain weaved through... Full story


July 10 Weekly Cyber Security Column

Tap to reset your Instagram password: A Colorado citizen received a text message with a link to reset her Instagram password. It turns out this is a common Instagram and Facebook scam. Never click on a link in a text message like this – if you’re... Full story


Cyber Security Column Week of July 3

USPS trick: A Big Horn citizen reported receiving a text that the United States Postal Service couldn’t deliver a package because the address was invalid. The citizen was instructed to click a link to update the address. Typically these USPS... Full story

 By Zac Taylor    Wyoming    June 22, 2023

After a nearly 6 hour meeting, Cody LDS temple plans still up in the air

By Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — The debate over the proposed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in Cody is not over. During a packed, standing room-only Thursday meeting with hundreds of people that ran until ro... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs June 23, 2023

Dayton discusses defecating deviant SHERIDAN (WNE) — Dayton residents expressed concern Wednesday over another resident defecating in public areas and burning human feces on their property. Mayor Clifford Reed said he has spoken with the resident... Full story


Douglas community members voice concern over hiring teacher in gender transition

DOUGLAS — The hiring practices of the Converse County School District No. 1 board and its selection of a person in gender transition to teach middle school students drew fire during the board’s last meeting. CCSD#1 Superintendent Paige Fenton... Full story


One year after Dobbs decision, abortion remains legal in Wyoming

SHERIDAN – Sheridan City Councilor Andrew Patceg begins each regular meeting reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, with an addition. “...With liberty and justice for all — born and unborn,” he says. Patceg isn’t the first to say those three... Full story


Cybersecurity Briefing June 18

Text messages with Hi! A Laramie citizen received one of these text messages that start out with “Hi” from an unknown number. If you answer, they will attempt to suck you into their scam. Just don’t answer. If it’s from someone you know,... Full story


Wyoming Briefs June 16, 2023

Barrasso praises House for passing Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act CHEYENNE (WNE) - U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources,... Full story


Lovell school board approves competitive video gaming

LOVELL — In a 5-1 vote, the school board of Big Horn County School District No. 2 approved the creation of Esports, or competitive video gaming, for the next school year during its June 12 regular meeting. With Rebecca Moncur absent and Marianne Gr... Full story

 By Rana Jones    Wyoming    June 15, 2023

Man driving across country for veterans

KEMMERER - Cpt. Scott Montefusco is driving down the road in a restored 1952 Korean War Willys Jeep, with a picture of Horatio Nelson Jackson - the first person to travel across the United States in... Full story

 By Madelyn Beck    Wyoming    June 15, 2023

Surgical abortions likely to remain legal until April 2024 trial

Jackson judge will decide next week whether to also halt a medication abortion ban. The lawsuit over Wyoming’s abortion bans is scheduled for trial on April 15, 2024. Unless the trial is avoided or delayed, surgical abortions in the state are... Full story

 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    June 15, 2023

Wyoming advocates applaud Supreme Court's decision to uphold ICWA

CHEYENNE — Wyoming advocates pushing to preserve the Indian Child Welfare Act celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court decision issued Thursday. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivered the majority opinion that rejected all constitutional... Full story


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