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 By Cali O Hare    Wyoming    May 30, 2024

'Hope' lost and found in Daniel, Wyoming

PINEDALE - Approximately 200 folks were on the ground in the unincorporated community of Daniel in Sublette County on Sunday, May 26 for the planned Hogs for Hope ceremonial check presentation... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Wyoming    May 23, 2024

Defaced cattle case moves up to District Court

SUNDANCE — The case of the defaced herd is moving up to District Court following a preliminary hearing last week, at which the prosecution argued that restoring the cows to their previous condition cost the alleged victim thousands of dollars. Two r...

 

Hacker's Brief

The Geek Squad scam is making the rounds again: A Wyoming citizen reported that he received multiple invoices from The Geek Squad for hundreds of dollars…despite never having had an account with them. CyberWyoming note: Even if you have an account w... Full story

 

'The world is watching.' WGF Commission over wolf case

RIVERTON — State troopers and regional law enforcement agents staged barricades and a decontamination unit at Riverton City Hall and stood poised to intervene if the dozens of death threats lodged against state wildlife officials were realized. And w... Full story

 

Wyoming tourism social media goes dark amid wolf furor

As incident impacts ripple worldwide, state tourism agency is also temporarily suspending ‘all ads related to wildlife experience.’ Wyoming’s state tourism agency has suspended social media posts and paid ads relating to wildlife amid the world... Full story

 

WYDOT proposes $285M Jackson overpass

WYDOT on Friday announced plans for a $285 million overpass over Jackson Hole's city core, citing long-standing complaints from every driver who has ever passed through the tourist spot. The overpass... Full story

 

U.S. Attorney's Office declines to prosecute an officer involved in a fatal shooting

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming announced today that federal authorities will not pursue criminal charges against the Wind River Police Department officer involved in... Full story

 

Pierce Brosnan fined for foot travel in a thermal area in Yellowstone National Park

Pierce Brosnan, 70, of Malibu, California, was fined $500, and required to pay a $1,000 community service payment to the Yellowstone Forever Geological Fund, a $30 court processing fee, and a $10 special assessment. U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A.... Full story

 

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 S... 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 the... 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 ha... 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 s... 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 by po... 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 C... 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 W... 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 "Blu... 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 swo... 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 surve... Full story

 

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