Wyoming

Council hires consultant to review cost hike   Following blowback from the community on rate increases for city utilities that saw some customers paying up to 200% more a month for water and sewer services, the Newcastle City Council has decided to hire a consultant to review fees and fee...
LANDER — Wyoming’s suicide rate may be down this year. But what does that actually mean for mental health in the Cowboy State?    Of three states that frequently lead the nation in suicide rates – Wyoming, Montana and Alaska – Wyoming’s suicide rate has long been the highest. The suicide rates in...
CHEYENNE (WNE) —  Gov. Mark Gordon has sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning requesting the BLM withdraw its Rock Springs Draft Resource Management Plan with its conservation-dominated Preferred Alternative.The draft RMP covers 3.6 million acres managed by the BLM’...

Andrew Parker, who described himself as a friend of Robbie Ramirez, a Laramie resident slain by Albany County Sheriff’s Deputy Derek Colling, holds a skateboard with a “Fire Colling” sign taped to it during a June 4, 2020 protest. Ramirez was a skater. (Andrew Graham/WyoFile)

FROM WYOFILE:    State law is inhibiting the decertification of a sheriff’s deputy who killed an unarmed man. Lawmakers are eyeing a fix.   The state agency that certifies Wyoming’s law enforcement officers doesn’t have the authority it needs to effectively investigate misconduct violations, the...

Rising land values are making it more difficult for young producers to enter agriculture. Photo by Ethan Weston, Buffalo Bulletin. 

Local rancher, assessor say out-of-state money pushing up demand for ag land   BUFFALO — In rancher Dave Belus' eyes, rising prices for agricultural land in Johnson County and across Wyoming are making it increasingly difficult for young producers to get into the ranching and farming business...
  CHEYENNE (WNE) — U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyo., joined U.S. Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, in introducing legislation to prevent the government from imposing new federal mask mandates for domestic air travel, public transit systems and in schools.   The Freedom to Breathe Act...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Bureau of Land Management’s Wyoming State Office conducted a competitive oil and gas lease sale Wednesday, offering 81 parcels covering 67,183.78 acres in Wyoming. In total, 53 parcels covering 35,701.21 acres sold for $13,207,883.   The environmental assessment, maps, parcel...
GILLETTE — A rezoning request that would allow for apartments to be built off of Tanner Drive in south Gillette made it through the City Planning Commission and will go before the Gillette City Council for three readings.   The residents of the nearby Legacy Ridge subdivision are upset with the...

Gas prices for Newcastle as of July 19 at 11 a.m. via GasBuddy.com

CHEYENNE (WNE) — Average gasoline prices in Wyoming have risen 2.8 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.59 on Monday, according to Gas-Buddy.com’s survey of 494 stations in Wyoming.   Prices in Wyoming are 5.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, and stand $1.12.4 per gallon lower...
 KEMMERER (WNE) — According to local realtors, Evanston houses are selling in spite of recent years’ economic difficulties.    “Even with high interest rates, the Evanston market is still hot,” Evanston Coldwell Banker owner and Realtor Britany Erickson told the Herald.   Buyers, she said, are...

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