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Traditional Republicans hold onto leadership

CASPER – House Republicans chose Rep. Albert Sommers to be the next speaker of the House on Saturday, passing over his far-right colleague Sheridan Rep. Mark Jennings for the post, a lawmaker who attended the GOP caucus in Casper told the...


Amateur radio-aided rescue highlights useful hobby

BUFFALO - Two miles from U.S. Highway 16, a Nebraska man drove his truck through Crazy Woman Canyon before he slid off the road on Halloween night. Unharmed, but without a functioning vehicle or a...

 By Billy Arnold    News    November 23, 2022

In the Rockies, goats beat bighorn sheep

JACKSON -It doesn't take much to get a mountain goat's goat. They go from "passive to aggressive really fast," said Joel Berger, the Barbara Cox Anthony University Chair of Wildlife Conservation at Co...


Wyoming News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS for Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 From Wyoming News Exchange newspapers Gas prices drop by nearly 5 cents a gallon in past week CHEYENNE (WNE) - Average gasoline prices in Wyoming have fallen 4... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    November 17, 2022

Carbon County leading Wyoming in jail technology

SARATOGA - For the Carbon County Sheriff's Office, safety at the county jail for both inmates and staff is tantamount. Now, the facility has a new piece of equipment which can better ensure safety in...


Governor Gordon's chief of staff retiring; replacement named

CHEYENNE (WNE) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced a change to his leadership team Thursday, as current Chief of Staff Buck McVeigh will retire at the end of the year. To take his place, Gordon has named Sen. Drew Perkins, R-Casper, his new chief...


An endea(ring) journey: Locals find wedding ring in Hawaii, owners found in Switzerland

GILLETTE- Jonathan Monney was snorkeling in the clear waters of Hawaii, enjoying time spent with his new wife Diana. After a couple of minutes underwater, a current took him farther outside of the...

 By Hannah Romero    News    November 3, 2022

Time to vote

It's time for the people to make their voice heard. The Wyoming General Election is Tuesday, November 8. Those who haven't already voted by absentee ballot can show up to the polls to cast their... Full story

 By Caleb Smith    News    November 3, 2022

Enroll Wyoming offers assistance with health coverage

Are you struggling to understand and/or afford health insurance? It can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why the nonprofit Enroll Wyoming offers free assistance to walk people through health coverage resources so they can find solutions... Full story

 By Stephen Dow    News    November 3, 2022

Zerkle finds healing after battle with substance abuse

CODY -Around the Cedar Mountain Center, Jillian Zerkle is known as the kind of person who "opens doors, both literally and metaphorically," said Steve Humphries-Wadsworth. Zerkle has only worked at...


Spicer promoted to leader

Justin T. Spicer, AAMS of the financial services firm Edward Jones recently received a promotion to the position of regional leader for the Wyoming region. Spicer will now be responsible for the... Full story


WYDOT tries variable speed limit plan

CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Wyoming Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced an “innovative” pilot program to semi-automate variable speed limit signs this winter. Typically, VSL changes are prompted by WYDOT and Wyoming Highway Patrol... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    October 27, 2022

Genesis Alkali's Granger expansion gets boost

Genesis Alkali’s plans to expand its existing Granger soda ash production facility are continuing to make progress, with the most recent development being the award of $665,000 through the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services’ Pre-Obligation...


Four athletes involved in grizzly mauling talk about group effort to save teammates

POWELL —Brady Lowry noticed bear scat as he walked with three fellow Northwest College wrestling teammates along a hillside on the South Fork. They were searching for shed antlers — one of their...

 By Alex Hargrave    News    October 20, 2022

Fall spawning: Story Fish Hatchery creates conditions ideal for trout eggs to thrive

BUFFALO - If you've caught a trout in Wyoming, chances are it grew from an egg spawned at Story Fish Hatchery. Operated by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the hatchery located just over the bor...

 By Jasmine Hall    News    October 20, 2022

Allred asks clerks to remove ballot drop boxes

CHEYENNE -Interim Secretary of State Karl Allred has moved quickly to request the removal of absentee ballot drop boxes statewide.  Three days after he was sworn into office, he sent a letter on...


Man gets jail for role in Jan. 6 riot

CASPER — A man who entered the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot after traveling from Wyoming to Washington D.C. was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail. A federal judge in Washington also fined Andrew Galloway $1,000 and ordered him to pay...

 By Hannah Romero    News    October 13, 2022

New soda ash project

Ciner and WE Soda Ltd, a Ciner company, have announced a new soda ash project which will be coming to Green River in the next decade. Project West is the name of a new greenfield soda ash project whic...


Flaming Gorge drawdown threatens local fishing, recreation economy

FLAMING GORGE RESERVOIR-The shoreline of this large reservoir on the Wyoming-Utah border has steadily receded this summer as the Bureau of Reclamation pumped more water out to help maintain critical... Full story

 By Hannah Romero    News    October 6, 2022

Raising awareness all month

October is a month set aside for raising awareness for a variety of causes, many of which were recognized this week through events and public proclamations. The Green River City Council meeting Tuesda... Full story

 By Jonathan Make    News    October 6, 2022

Military academy closure draws concern

CHEYENNE – The unexpected closure of a military-like academy for Wyoming high schoolers in Guernsey drew concern and sadness, sentiments that were universally expressed among all of the stakeholders who reacted to the disclosure.  Some thought...

 By Mary Steurer    News    October 6, 2022

Governor eyes affordable housing

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon’s office wants to put $25 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars toward affordable housing. The office is preparing to submit a funding proposal to the State Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee, policy...


Barrasso, Lummis and Cheney Urge Environmental Protection Agency to Work with WY Town on Spring Water Issue

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis (both R-WY) and Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the EPA to work with the town of Afton and Wyoming Department of En... Full story


Local carbon capture project expects to be world's largest

Sweetwater County is slated to become home to the world’s largest atmospheric carbon removal project within eight years, though the two companies planning the project, dubbed Project Bison, aren’t yet publicizing exactly where it will be located....

 By LENA WARREN    News    September 29, 2022

Bring on the Pink! It's time to paint our town pink

Bring on the pink! It’s time to paint our towns. Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center staff would like to invite the community to help kick off Paint the Town Pink as we proclaim October Breast Cancer...


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