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Woman gets probation in Wyoming shoplifting case

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A 24-year-old Wyoming college student who claimed she stole more than $10,000 in store merchandise as research for a term paper on kleptomania has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation.

Published on 5 June 2018 | 2:15 am

Wyoming economy continues to improve

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming economist says certain indicators continue to point to an improving state economy.

Published on 5 June 2018 | 2:00 am

6 file for Wyoming US Senate seat now held by John Barrasso

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Five candidates have filed to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. John Barrasso in the Aug. 21 primary.

Published on 5 June 2018 | 1:45 am

Wyoming's beleaguered environmental review council plays "pivotal role," regulator says.

Wyoming’s head of environmental regulations told lawmakers Friday that an embattled citizen’s review council is an important resource in the state.

Published on 4 June 2018 | 2:00 am

University of Wyoming looks to become less reliant on state funds

LARAMIE — Just more than half of the University of Wyoming’s $400 million annual budget comes in the form of a state block grant — money allocated by the Wyoming Legislature every other year during budget sessions.

Published on 4 June 2018 | 1:00 am

Legal bare-knuckle fighting makes bloody debut in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The first ever state-sanctioned bare-knuckle boxing match got a bloody ending Saturday night — and a big response from a raucous crowd.

Published on 3 June 2018 | 11:00 pm

In the age of school shootings, a Wyoming district prepares

“Look at me when I shoot you.”

Published on 3 June 2018 | 12:00 pm

Wyoming State Supreme Court disbars Cody attorney

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Supreme Court has issued an order disbarring Cody attorney Samuel P. Krone from the practice of law.

Published on 2 June 2018 | 10:45 pm

Wyoming man killed in accident near Pinedale

PINEDALE -– A motorcycle crash Saturday, May 26, at milepost 2 on Fremont Lake Road killed a Casper man and left a Pinedale woman in the hospital.

Published on 2 June 2018 | 10:30 pm

Officials: Wyoming grizzly killed in encounter with hikers

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wyoming game wardens say hikers near the Wind River Range shot and killed a grizzly bear sow in self-defense.

Published on 2 June 2018 | 10:15 pm

Biplane crash lands into swine truck on Wyoming interstate

CASPER, Wyo. — Authorities say a biplane that lost power hit a tractor-trailer carrying pigs on Interstate 80 in southwest Wyoming.

Published on 2 June 2018 | 10:00 pm

PUT UP YOUR DUKES: Bare-knuckle boxing from a bygone era looks for a comeback in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In 1889, the great John L. Sullivan, the Boston Strong Boy, beat Jake Kilrain in 75 rounds — yes, 75 — in what the International Boxing Hall of Fame has called the "last significant bare-knuckle bout in…

Published on 2 June 2018 | 1:15 am

Kanye West holds listening party in Wyoming for new album

JACKSON HOLE — Kanye West headed to the mountains to debut his new album, "YE."

Published on 1 June 2018 | 10:00 pm

Yellowstone boss to retire after Trump agency proposed move

Yellowstone National Park's superintendent said Friday that he plans to retire next year from a job he called "the best in the National Park Service" and dismissed speculation that the Trump administration pushed him out for political reasons.

Published on 1 June 2018 | 9:00 pm

Wyoming renewables boom prompts study of pronghorn and wind development

From mule deer in the gas fields to sage grouse in coal country, Wyoming knows quite a bit about how its staple industries affect wildlife.

Published on 31 May 2018 | 10:45 pm

Brew fest season is ramping up in Wyoming; Here's a roundup some of the top beer festivals this summer

A Saturday in Wyoming on the grass, live music, food and cold beer – it’s a combination that’s hard to get wrong. It’s the typical scene at Wyoming’s summer beer festivals.

Published on 30 May 2018 | 3:00 pm

Graffiti wall opens in Wyoming for artists to practice

LARAMIE — Laramie’s muralists and graffiti artists have a new canvas on which to practice their craft.

Published on 30 May 2018 | 2:00 pm

Wyoming town looks at banning plastic bags

JACKSON — With a biodegradable life span of 500 to 1,000 years, every piece of plastic ever made still exists in some form unless it was incinerated. With the average American throwing out 185 pounds of plastic each year, it…

Published on 29 May 2018 | 1:00 pm

Wyoming Department of Family Services mum on juvenile detention center

The agency responsible for investigating Natrona County’s Juvenile Detention Center won’t say whether it has done so in the wake of allegations a worker there sexually assaulted a female inmate.

Published on 29 May 2018 | 12:00 pm

Wyoming legislative committee looks at trust fund to maintain voting systems

LANDER –- The Wyoming Legislature will look at a measure to create a trust fund to maintain its voting systems going forward.

Published on 29 May 2018 | 3:15 am

Tornado damages property in Wyoming town; no injuries

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Thunderstorms that moved through Wyoming spawned tornadoes that damaged homes in Laramie County, large hail in parts of the county and flash flooding in Casper.

Published on 29 May 2018 | 3:00 am

Man injured in Wyoming officer-involved shooting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A man was injured in an officer-involved shooting in southeastern Wyoming.

Published on 29 May 2018 | 3:00 am

Tourism spending in Wyoming's Fremont County increased in 2017

RIVERTON — Travel spending was up in 2017, both in Fremont County and throughout the state.

Published on 29 May 2018 | 2:45 am

Wyoming student wins national cursive award

LAGRANGE – “It’s not just a pretty face – cursive goes far beyond that,” LaGrange teacher Charlene Meier told school board members and attendees at a special meeting Tuesday evening.

Published on 28 May 2018 | 12:45 am

Wyoming school officials apologize for casino-branded gifts

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Wyoming school officials are apologizing for cocktail glasses and playing cards branded with a casino's name handed out to students during an event to teach students about local American Indian tribes' cultures.

Published on 28 May 2018 | 12:30 am

Flood warning issued for parts of central Wyoming

TEN SLEEP — The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a flood warning for Northern Washakie County in central Wyoming due to rain and snowmelt.

Published on 28 May 2018 | 12:15 am

Wyoming proposes higher trout limit to help trophy size fish

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Biologists hope a proposal to increase the amount of trout anglers can catch on Wyoming's Flaming Gorge Reservoir will increase the number of trophy-size fish in the area.

Published on 28 May 2018 | 12:00 am

As a child, she watched a WWII bomber crash. Nearly 75 years later, she went in search of answers.

The teens heard the explosion as they skated on a small pond in rural Kansas. They looked up into the winter sky and saw a plane on fire. A plume of smoke wafted from the tail.

Published on 27 May 2018 | 11:45 pm

They might attend competing schools. But these graduating seniors are also best friends.

Hannah Henry and Liane Dia have attended conferences, been yelled at by hotel security in Portland, ridden on boat tours, organized Make-A-Wish events and driven across Wyoming, all together.

Published on 27 May 2018 | 11:45 am

Energy industry expert suggests Wyoming look at nuclear power

LARAMIE — With big changes taking place in the world’s energy markets, nuclear power could be a possibility in Wyoming, an industry expert said Wednesday.

Published on 27 May 2018 | 1:30 am

University of Wyoming to make dozens of hires but will not return to pre-bust staffing levels

The University of Wyoming is planning on hiring a few dozen faculty members for next year, officials said, after a year of cuts and departures left many of the school's departments thin on instructors.

Published on 27 May 2018 | 12:00 am

Bullies tag gay Wyoming teen’s car, then she finds a hero

RIVERTON — A high school student knew intolerance existed in this town of roughly 11,000 long before a local radio host’s homophobic remarks thrust LGBTQ issues into the spotlight.

Published on 26 May 2018 | 12:00 am

UW student government to fund study on student union

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming's student government is planning to fund a study that will analyze the current and future needs of the student union which serves as a central hub for students and services.

Published on 25 May 2018 | 11:15 pm

Landslide cuts off groups of campers in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A landslide is keeping several people from driving out of an area in northwest Wyoming where they've been camping and fishing.

Published on 25 May 2018 | 11:00 pm

Charter Spectrum closes Cheyenne call center, cuts 60 jobs

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Charter Spectrum has closed its Cheyenne call center, laying off 60 workers.

Published on 25 May 2018 | 10:45 pm

1 dead in Wyoming stabbing incident

TORRINGTON, Wyo. — Authorities say a 32-year-old man is dead and another in custody following a stabbing in southeast Wyoming.

Published on 25 May 2018 | 10:30 pm

Casper City Councilman says he will offer to buy metal detectors for Kelly Walsh, Natrona County High

Casper City Councilman Dallas Laird said he plans to offer the Natrona County school board two metal detectors for the district's two large high schools in the wake of yet another deadly shooting at yet another American school.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 11:45 am

Barrasso's carbon capture bills moves forward with bipartisan support

A bill that unanimously passed the Environmental Public Works Committee on Tuesday in Washington attracted both senators worried about climate change and ones worried about the future of coal.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 1:00 am

Wyoming jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent in April

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming's unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent in April, the lowest the rate has been since November 2008.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 10:00 pm

2 Wyoming highways opened after seasonal closure

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Crews have plowed open two Wyoming mountain highways in the southeast part of the state.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 9:45 pm

Wyoming school district to discipline students who walk out of class

CODY, Wyo. — A Wyoming school district is not allowing any more students to walk out of class during the school day without consequences.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 5:09 pm

Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 11:15 am

Trial set for Wyoming man accused of killing pregnant woman

JACKSON, Wyo. — A Wyoming man charged in the July 2016 shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her unborn baby at a cabin in Idaho is scheduled to go to trial in June 2019.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 2:00 am

Wyoming school board approves “phone-free” plan

PINEDALE — The Sublette County School Board No. 1 recently voted unanimously to make Pinedale Middle School and Pinedale High School phone-free learning environments beginning next year.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 1:45 am

Large solar project in southwest Wyoming moves forward

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — County commissioners in southwest Wyoming have granted a conditional-use permit to build the first major commercial solar energy project in the state.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 1:30 am

Cause of 2016 Wyoming plane crash determined

WORLAND – The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a final accident report for a December 2016 airplane crash that killed a Thermopolis man and injured his passenger.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 1:15 am

Jackson antler auction yields nearly $174,000

JACKSON, Wyo. — The annual auction of antlers gathered from the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming has generated nearly $174,000.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 12:45 am

Wyoming school district to conduct active shooter drill, will not use gunfire or toy weapon

One school in Casper will go through an active shooter drill this week, a Natrona County School District official said Monday, but the exercise will not include the sound of gunfire or the use of anything resembling a weapon.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 12:30 am

Wyoming opposes Supreme Court review of boundary dispute

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Attorneys for the state of Wyoming say the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes have not raised any new issues in a boundary dispute with the state that would merit a U.S. Supreme Court review.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 12:15 am

Gillette man changes plea to guilty in death of wife

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A 46-year-old Wyoming man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his wife last year at their Gillette home.

Published on 21 May 2018 | 7:01 pm

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