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Wyoming customers surprised by high natural gas bills By Carrie Haderlie Rawlins Times Via Wyoming News Exchange RAWLINS —As temperatures dropped below zero this week, people across Wyoming reported a steep increase in their natural gas bills, with charges $100 or more greater than in the same...

Eric Hanson sits for a portrait in the mayor’s quarters in Gillette City Hall last week. Hanson was selected to replace former Mayor Louise Carter-King after she resigned following the release of thousands of texts that showed she made disparaging comments about a wide range of people in and out of office. (Photo by Celia Talbot Tobin, Gillette News Record)

New Gillette mayor wants to repair, restore city’s image   By Jonathan Gallardo Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Gillette’s new mayor doesn’t plan on coming in and making a lot of changes. Eric Hanson, who was appointed to be mayor by a 4-2 vote among the City Council...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Editor   The Dogie swimmers continue to churn up the water by not only qualifying a new person for the fast approaching state meet, but also a total of four new individual events were added to the collective state slate over the weekend as they competed in the Gillette Pre-...

Bryce Rumph, 96, plays a little ditty on his harmonica on Wednesday at his home in Gillette. He was 8 years old when his father taught him how to play, and he’s been playing ever since.  Photo by Ashley Detrick, Gillette News Record.

Never too old: Bryce Rumph is 96 and for hire   By Jake Goodrick Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Bryce Rumph sat on the edge of the bed in his spare bedroom next to a pile of harmonicas. A few guitars stood propped throughout the room, as well as a small guitar amp and a...

Nate Master stands at Observation Hill, nicknamed “Ob Hill,” a 754-foot observation point near McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Master, a Laramie resident, is spending the winter in Antarctica and calls the assignment a combination of adventure, professional challenges and Wyoming-tested endurance. (Photo courtesy of Nate Master)

Laramie resident finds beauty, adventure in Antarctica   By Carol Ryczek Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Living in Antarctica means adjusting to altitude, high-velocity dry winds and periods of biting cold. That’s why one Laramie resident found Wyoming a perfect training...
Traffic rebounds at Gillette airport   GILLETTE (WNE) — Last year was a rebound year for the Northeast Wyoming Regional Airport, but its numbers weren’t quite back to pre-pandemic levels. After a 2020 that saw fewer than 30,000 passengers use the local airport, which was the lowest mark in years,...
Wyoming State Parks will start collecting sales tax   GILLETTE (WNE) -– As of Jan. 1, Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails will begin collecting sales and lodging taxes to comply with state law. Tax rates vary by county and will be collected on fees for overnight camping, annual camping...
Semi rolls over south of Wright, spills 'copious amounts' of Bud Light   GILLETTE (WNE) — No one was hurt in a semi rollover Thursday evening south of Wright, but someone did make off with a couple of kegs of beer. A truck carrying kegs and cans of Bud Light rolled over Thursday evening on Highway...
Off-track betting’s gamble pays off – for now   By Jonathan Gallardo Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Since May, the historic horse racing machines at the Gillette locations of Wyoming Horse Racing and Wyoming Downs have been shut down, but they could soon be up and...
Gillette College district starts receiving money   By Jake Goodrick Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Trustees for the newly formed Gillette Community College District had and still have a long list of things to do before it achieves true independence. And many of those...

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