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No Mail Delivery for the Juneteenth Holiday

Postal Service is Closed on Monday, June 19 Wyoming – Postal Service retail locations will be closed, and there will be no regular mail delivery except for holiday premium Priority Mail Express on Monday, June 19 in observance of the Juneteenth... Full story

 By Marit Gookin    Wyoming    June 15, 2023

Lander proclaims stance against discrimination

LANDER — By Oakley Boycott’s count, 145 people showed up at this past Tuesday’s city council meeting in Lander. People crowded into the room until they couldn’t anymore; so many were in attendance that even with people sitting on the floor... Full story


June 7 2023 Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp inmate escapes custody CHEYENNE (WNE) — An inmate at the Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp escaped during a work detail assignment Monday, according to a news release from the Wyoming Department of Corrections. Monday... Full story

 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    June 8, 2023

Laramie County school district considers offering parents four book options

CHEYENNE - The library book policy in Laramie County School District 1 is set to expand, but it will remain opt-out for the immediate future. English language arts secondary curriculum coordinator... Full story


Gillette City Council passes hate crime ordinance 4-3 on final reading

GILLETTE - The Gillette City Council remained split on a proposed malicious harms ordinance, but the group passed it on a third and final reading Tuesday night with a 4-3 vote. Amendments were made... Full story


Third-party takes over investigation of Cody police officer

CODY (WNE) — The City of Cody will bring in a third party to review its investigation and findings regarding Cody Police Officer Blake Stinson’s conduct during an arrest of a 17-year-old juvenile in January. A formal complaint was filed in early... Full story


Earthquakes felt two nights in a row in SE Wyoming

CHEYENNE — Earthquakes were recorded two nights in a row almost exactly 24 hours apart along the Continental Divide in southeastern Wyoming this week. The first incident, a 3.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 2:14 a.m. Friday, had an... Full story

 By Samir Knox    Wyoming    June 1, 2023

Teen allegedly part of park shooting to face trial

CHEYENNE - The charges against a second Cheyenne teen who was allegedly involved in a shooting at Lincoln Park will be bound over to district court. Julian Espinoza, 16, will face felony conspiracy... Full story


Neighbors have LDS temple concerns

CODY - "First and foremost, it's not personal or against all the LDS faithful whatsoever," Terry Skinner said in discussing his opposition to the construction of a Mormon Temple in Cody. "It's really... Full story


Park County school district approves new set of school book policies

POWELL - After several months of collaboration, including the forming of a special committee, the Park County School District 1 school board unanimously passed the new book selection and adoption poli... Full story


May 24 Briefs - Gas Prices, 14A to open, jobless rate

Gas prices back up by more than 4 cents a gallon in Wyoming CHEYENNE (WNE) — Average gasoline prices in Wyoming have risen 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.40 per gallon on Monday, according to Gas-Buddy.com’s survey of 494... Full story


Towns face chicken-and-egg dilemma with nuclear project needs

The pathway to federal funds is uncertain for Kemmerer and Diamondville despite major infrastructure needs to host a nuclear power plant project. KEMMERER-When a 16-inch diameter ductile-iron municipa... Full story


Group forms to fight book challenges

Effort also seeks to combat vilification of Wyoming teachers CASPER - Laramie County resident Jen Solis started going to her local district's school board meetings in July of 2021, just around the... Full story

 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    May 25, 2023

Reopening Cowboy Challenge Academy seen as an uphill battle

CHEYENNE - State lawmakers have been tasked with studying how to reopen the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy following its closure in September due to sustained staff vacancies and safety concerns.... Full story

 By Aedan Hannon    Wyoming    May 25, 2023

Wyoming losing edge on teacher salaries

Recruitment more difficult as pay gap shrinks, experts say CASPER - Wyoming's neighbors are catching up on teacher salaries and making it more challenging for school districts to recruit educators, re... Full story

 By Kate Ready    Wyoming    May 25, 2023

Jackson grocery store denies teens entry

Market declines to explain policy, after kids report meeting an ‘aggressive’ guard. JACKSON — After Avery Ward wrapped up her day at the Teton Literacy Center on May 23, her stomach hurt so she headed to Smith’s with a friend to grab some... Full story

 By Joseph Beaudet    Wyoming    May 25, 2023

ERAP's end brings concerns from those helping local families

SHERIDAN — Final payments from the Wyoming Emergency Rental Assistance Program will come in June. Those helping families with the program in Sheridan County expressed concern about potential impacts of the program’s end. ERAP began April 29, 2021... Full story

 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    May 18, 2023

Cheyenne gym patron tackles man in attempted robbery

CHEYENNE - A Gold's Gym patron tackled and subdued a local man Friday before he was arrested for allegedly trying to steal a vehicle and rob the establishment. Brandon B. Creel, 37, of 505 Williams... Full story


Rockfall changes world-famous Teton skyline forever

A 'big chunk of the mountain' fell off last fall, altering the profile of the Grand's East Ridge so drastically that people can see the difference from the valley floor. A giant rockfall has forever... Full story

 By Aedan Hannon    Wyoming    May 18, 2023

Sweetwater County school district questions suit's legitimacy

Parents challenge policy on student names, pronouns CASPER - Lawyers for Sweetwater County School District No. 1 issued a blistering response on Monday to a lawsuit filed by two parents over the... Full story

 By Stephen Dow    Wyoming    May 18, 2023

Citizens still hold key to solving 60-year-old murder

CODY - "Maybe a lot of people don't know that most cases are solved by the average citizen," Cody Police Chief Al Vanderpool said in a Nov. 1, 1962, Cody Enterprise article. "That is, by something... Full story

 By Billy Arnold    Wyoming    May 18, 2023

Prosecutors agree to release man detained after Yellowstone death

JACKSON — Michael Wayne McCollum will be released from a Montana jail where he was held on Yellowstone National Park’s behalf — even though federal prosecutors initially labeled him a flight... Full story

 By Carol Ryczek    Wyoming    May 18, 2023

Interstate 80 crash sends 63 animals to local shelter

Exotic creatures find care in Laramie LARAMIE - The Laramie Animal Shelter has become something of an ark. The shelter unexpectedly found itself caring for 63 exotic pets following a rollover... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs May 19, 2023

Cheyenne population estimates show shift of residents from city to county CHEYENNE (WNE) - Although Wyoming's largest city lost population between 2021 and 2022, rural Laramie County gained nearly as... Full story

 By Mark Davis    Wyoming    May 11, 2023

Yellowstone Park east gates swing open

Powell family first in line welcomed by new entrance supervisor POWELL - When Chris Baltz, East Entrance fee supervisor at Yellowstone National Park, saw a car parked in front of the closed entrance... Full story


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