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16 hurt in balloon crash

JACKSON - Three hot air balloons carrying dozens of people lost control Monday morning and came to a crashing halt in a field near Teton Village. The multi-balloon incident is under investigation by...

 
 By Allayana Darrow    News    August 5, 2020 

Minerals committee moves to support big business

SHERIDAN — A bill to create a relief program for businesses with 100 employees or more passed through the Wyoming Legislature Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee Tuesday. Rep. Donald Burkhart, R-Rawlins, said the program...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    July 29, 2020

Well cleanup may spur jobs

Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — The COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding collapse in energy markets have wreaked havoc in the oil and gas sector. An estimated 76,000 direct oil and gas jobs were slashed across the U.S. from...

 
 By Kathryn Palmer    News    July 29, 2020

Footage aids in acquittal

CHEYENNE -- Laramie County District Judge Steven Sharpe acquitted Michael Abrams of two felony counts of attempting to injure a police officer Thursday afternoon. “The system worked in this case,” Robert Moxley, Abrams’ attorney, told the...

 
 By Ethan Sterenfeld    News    July 29, 2020

Feds: Laramie research nonprofit lied to get $500k in grants

LARAMIE — The federal government is investigating the Western Research Institute, a Laramie-based nonprofit, for making false claims to win more than $500,000 in research funding between 2015 and 2018, according to a document obtained by the...

 
 By Joel Funk    News    July 22, 2020

Pro-police marchers rally in Laramie

LARAMIE — Dozens of American and Blue Lives Matter flags flew at the corner of Third Street and Grand Avenue Saturday as pro-police demonstrators filled the intersections’ four corners. The demonstration was loosely organized by local citizen...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 15, 2020

Tensions with China may impact land deal

CASPER — If Wyoming plans to double down on minerals to save its future, then trona – one of the Equality State’s most critical natural resources – is probably its safest bet. Worldwide, Wyoming stands as one of the world’s richest stores...

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 15, 2020

University expects 20% enrollment drop this fall

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming is expecting to have about 1,900 fewer students enroll this fall than were enrolled at the university in fall 2019. UW had 6,212 undergraduates enroll for fall 2019 and, according to preliminary headcounts, that...

 

State budget cut by $250 million

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon has signed off on more than $250 million in state budget cuts that includes furloughs and layoffs for state employees, a significant hit to senior services and a $90 million reduction to the Department of Health amid a...

 

Recoveries outnumber new COVID cases Tues.

By The Wyoming News Exchange The number of confirmed coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the illness was first detected here in mid-March grew by 29 on Tuesday. However, the number of recoveries seen in all the cases recorded since the pandemic...

 
 By Tom Hallberg    News    July 8, 2020

Jackson man survives 88-day COVID battle

JACKSON - Eighty-eight days. That's how long Anthony Parker spent in the hospital. He first felt sick with symptoms that didn't mirror a typical cold or flu on March 30. "The last thing I remember, I...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    July 8, 2020

Peabody, Arch battle federal block of joint venture

CASPER — Over one year ago, two of the nation’s leading coal companies proposed a plan to form a joint venture and combine operations in Wyoming. The decision came as a surprise to many in the state where the companies operate five coal mines....

 

Sales tax income drops in Q1

PINEDALE — Figures released Monday by the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division report Sublette County collected 42% less sales and use taxes in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the previous year. That is the largest decline experienced by any...

 

Wyoming to submit bid for Occidental land

CASPER — Wyoming is expected to bid on 5 million combined acres of land sometime this week after the State Loan and Investment Board authorized the treasurer’s office Monday to make a play on the Occidental Petroleum property. The language of...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    July 8, 2020

Outlook improves for Wyoming's children

CASPER — Wyoming ranked 16th in the country for overall children’s well-being in a national report that found the Equality State above average generally, though the state continues to struggle with youth health. Last year, the Annie E. Casey...

 
 By Katie Roenigk    News    June 24, 2020

Lawmakers hear grim fiscal news from CREG chair

RIVERTON — The state will enter a “cash negative situation” by the end of 2020 unless huge budget cuts are made, revenue experts told the Joint Appropriations Committee. A 7-10 percent cut would allow the state to pay its bills through the...

 
 By Gregory Hasman    News    June 24, 2020

Senate, House hopefuls discuss energy

GILLETTE — The COVID-19 pandemic, health care and the future of the energy industry were among the topics addressed at the first Campbell County League of Women Voters candidate forum of the local primary election season. Most of the U.S. Senate...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    June 17, 2020

University braces for $35 million in cuts

CASPER — The University of Wyoming is preparing to absorb $35 million in cuts in the coming years, reductions that are expected to hit every public agency here as state revenues continue to plummet. Gov. Mark Gordon instructed agencies and the...

 

Councilman asked to resign because of Facebook 'likes'

From The Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange GILLETTE — Responding to what it calls inaccuracies on local social media in response to the resignation of former Gillette city councilman Shay Lundvall, the council released a statement afte...

 
 By Ethan Sterenfeld    News    June 17, 2020

Coronavirus relief funds won't help cities

LARAMIE — The $1.25 billion that Wyoming received in the last federal stimulus cannot help local governments make up for depressed revenues, even though that is the most significant challenge facing Wyoming governments, a representative of Wyoming...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    June 17, 2020

Social distancing support wanes

CASPER - More than half of Wyomingites say they're comfortable attending large outdoor events this summer, according to the latest University of Wyoming survey on the impacts of coronavirus. The...

 
 By Margaret Austin    News    June 3, 2020

Residents mark man's death

CHEYENNE – Cheyenne South student Isabel McClendon said when she saw the news that another black man had died at the hands of the police, she cried. The story of George Floyd – who died last week...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    June 3, 2020

Renewables top coal for 1st time

GILLETTE — For the first time since before 1885, the annual United States energy consumption from renewable sources outpaced coal, according to a new report released Thursday by the federal U.S. Energy Information Administration. Market pressures...

 
 By Allayana Darrow    News    June 3, 2020

Worst of unemployment claims may have passed

SHERIDAN — As far as unemployment claims in the state, the worst may have passed, according to Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Director Robin Cooley. The Wyoming Legislature Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee addressed...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    June 3, 2020

HollyFrontier announces plan to lay off employees

CHEYENNE— HollyFrontier Corporation announced Monday that it will be laying off about 200 employees at its Cheyenne refinery over the next 18 months. The layoffs will come as part of the company’s plan to convert its Cheyenne oil refinery into...

 

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