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Vincent's ride: Bikers make young man's dream come true

ROCK SPRINGS — The biker community made a young man’s dream come true Sunday morning. Motorcyclists from all over joined together to give Rock Springs resident Vincent Johnson, an 18-year-old with...

 

Fearing misconduct, lawmakers consider opening teacher personnel files

Spurred by constituent accounts of harassment and bullying by teachers and coaches, the Legislature’s Joint Education Committee debated Tuesday how to best hold K-12 employees accountable when they behave inappropriately with students. “I think...

 

Shell woman's podcast teaches listeners about Wyoming

GREYBULL - Podcast host Carla Mowell first got into podcasting when "This American Life" started posting show episodes online in the mid-2000s. "I had an office job, so when I was doing things that...

 

ExxonMobil to store CO2 on BLM lands in Wyoming

ExxonMobil has received a federal permit to inject CO2 for permanent underground storage below public Bureau of Land Management property in southwest Wyoming. The company will inject up to 60 million cubic feet of CO2 per day from its Shute Creek...

 
 By Hannah Black    News    September 8, 2022

Trooper's case gets special prosecutors

CHEYENNE - Prosecutors from the Sweetwater County and Prosecuting Attorney's Office will handle a criminal case against a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper. County and Prosecuting Attorney Daniel E....

 
 By Mark Davis    News    September 8, 2022

Powell resident aims to help those suffering from mental illness

POWELL- The family of Thomas "TG" Howard wanted to make sure they didn't hide his mental illness and depression, listing it as his cause of death in his obituaries. It was important to find a positive...

 
 By Ellen Gerst    News    September 8, 2022

Former Wyoming prisoner releases critical thinking book

CASPER —Two years ago, Jon Guy was in prison, serving 17 years for a 2004 stabbing in Laramie. On Friday, he was headed to a signing for his first book, released this week. The book, “Think Straight,” is a self-proclaimed “owner’s manual...

 

Game and Fish predicts good season for elk hunters

BUFFALO - This fall is a great time to be an elk hunter, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's 2022 hunt forecast. That's especially true for those who are willing to hunt antlerless...

 

Loan plan reactions mixed; many students look forward to relief, but politicians are critical

CASPER — President Joe Biden’s recently announced student loan forgiveness plan could bring welcome relief to some students in Wyoming. “It’s going to help a lot of our students,” Brandy Payne, Laramie County Community College financial...

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    September 1, 2022

Liquor licenses: Legislative solutions for limited licenses moving forward

SHERIDAN — At least one bill designed to increase liquor license availability in Wyoming is moving forward to the 2023 legislative session, with others potentially on the way. During its Aug. 25 meeting in Casper, the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 25, 2022

Monkeypox in Wyoming

This week the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced the first monkeypox case in a Wyoming resident was identified in Laramie County. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH, said public health...

 

Wyoming soldier named best warrior of the Army National Guard

Sgt. Tyler Holloway, a fire support specialist with the 115th Field Artillery Brigade in the Wyoming Army National Guard, was named top Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year in the Army National...

 

Plaintiffs file request for preliminary injunction

CASPER — Plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Wyoming’s abortion ban filed a motion for a preliminary injunction on Wednesday. If granted, the preliminary injunction would block the ban’s enforcement for the duration of the lawsuit. The plaintif...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 4, 2022

Primary election debates upcoming

Debates among candidates in the upcoming primary election will be held locally and across the state. Primary election debates hosted and sponsored by SweetwaterGOP will take place the evenings of Aug. 8, 9 and 10 at the Broadway Theater in Rock...

 

Primary election voter's guide

Editor's Note: For our primary election edition, local candidates were given the opportunity to run short articles free of charge and/or to place paid advertisements. The following are the articles...

 
 By Hannah Romero    News    July 28, 2022

Embezzlement accusation

Rock Springs Young at Heart (RSYAH) has filed a civil suit against Candace Rachelle Morris, the center's former executive director, for embezzling funds from the center. The total amount of funds...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 21, 2022

Dial 988 for Wyoming help

Last Saturday, the United States fully transitioned the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 988 – a three-digit number anyone can call or text for crisis care. In Wyoming, those who...

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    July 7, 2022

Candidates promise to 'take wokeness' out of education

SHERIDAN — Wyoming is a state blessed with bountiful natural resources ranging from coal to natural gas, Wyoming governor candidate Brent Bien said Tuesday, but “our children are our greatest natural resource.” That might be why several of the...

 

Man gored by bison in Yellowstone National Park

AFTON (Wyoming News Exchange) — According to information from the Yellowstone National Park Communications Office, a 34-year old male from Colorado Springs, Colorado was gored by a bull bison near Giant Geyser at Old Faithful on June 27. The man...

 

UW begins nuclear energy research

LARAMIE — As nuclear energy makes its way into Wyoming, local scientists will join a nationwide effort to learn more about emerging nuclear technologies and potential impacts on communities. University of Wyoming has been awarded an $800,000 grant...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    June 23, 2022

Wildlife task force takes shaky aim at hunting license abuses

Elk hunt area 124 south of Interstate 80 in the Red Desert, has been held up as a poster child for what’s wrong with the way Wyoming distributes special hunting licenses to landowners. The hunting zone reaching from Rock Springs to Baggs is 70%...

 

Flooding forces evacuation of Yellowstone

POWELL - Unprecedented rain, combined with fast melting late season snow, has flooded nearby communities and forced the closure and evacuation of Yellowstone National Park and nearby attractions. Visi...

 
 By Kate Ready    News    June 9, 2022

Wyoming in top three states for suicide, most by gun

JACKSON — Two suicides have occurred in Teton County this year, both young adults in their early twenties and both by firearm. The first occurred March 28, a 20-year-old Teton County resident who was attending the University of Wyoming. The latest...

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    June 9, 2022

Land use money for Wyoming schools drops

CASPER — Land use revenue earmarked for Wyoming’s schools dropped for the fifth year in a row, the Legislative Service Office reported Monday. It’s the least the state has earned from activities on school trust lands in at least 15 years. The...

 
 By Dustin Bleizeffer    News    June 2, 2022

Drought prompts 'unprecedented' drawdown of the Flaming Gorge

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will release an extra 500,000 acre feet of water from Flaming Gorge Reservoir to help maintain hydroelectric generation at Lake Powell’s Glen Canyon Dam amid drought conditions that have parched the West for more...

 

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