Wyoming

Dockstader drops out of secretary of state race, endorses Nethercott   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Senate President Dan Dockstader announced Wednesday he is leaving the Wyoming secretary of state race to endorse a fellow Republican legislator. He...
Monkeypox detected in surrounding states, Wyoming still clear   SUNDANCE (WNE) — Several surrounding states have now joined the list of locations where the 2022 outbreak of monkeypox has been detected, including Nebraska, Colorado and Utah. While Wyoming still remains free of the disease, the...
Cheyenne hospital staffer improperly accessed records   CHEYENNE – Cheyenne Regional Medical Center officials announced Wednesday that a former employee inappropriately accessed several patients’ personal health records between August 31, 2020, and May 26, 2022. “Although certain employees have...
Man suspected of killing, trying to dismember another at local motel   LARAMIE (WNE) —What started as a “date night” around downtown Laramie ended in an alleged attempted rape, murder and an attempt to dismember the victim, according to a court document.  A California resident, Hunter O. Fulton, 29...
Gillette, Campbell County work together to provide more effective fire service   By Jonathan Gallardo Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — It’s a new era for the Campbell County Fire Department, as well as for the joint powers fire board that governs it. Now that the city...
Pro-choice protest: Sheridan County residents march in support of abortion rights   By Margaret O’Hara The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange   SHERIDAN — Pro-choice Sheridanites took to Main Street Sunday, demonstrating in support of abortion rights. Protesters, which included more than 200...
Don Botkin NLJ Reporter   Three local men recently competed in Laramie at the U.S. Powerlifting Association’s Powerlifting Drug Tested Wyoming State Championship. Laramie Fitness hosted the event on June 11-12. The powerlifting meet served as a qualifier for several national powerlifting events,...

Photo courtesy of Tom Wing

Ham operators Tom Wing and Darrel Schlup hosted the annual Amateur Radio Relay League field day exercise on June 25-26. Pictured is the radio they used to communicate during the exercise. They used rope, wire and 90-foot trees as their tower and powered the radio through solar-charged batteries.

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    The Amateur Radio Relay League has been hosting its annual ARRL Field Day exercise the final full weekend in June since 1933 in locations across the United States. Ham operators locate contact to as many stations as possible in 24 hours during the exercise. Tom...

Cutline for top photo: Photo courtesy of Diana Douglas-Turner

The second annual Handgun Hunter’s Competition occurred June 17-18 at the Cross H Ranch near Newcastle. The event, organized by Joe Sandrini and Chris Rhodes, offers a variety of scenarios to sharpen handgun hunting skills and also benefits the Handgun Hunters Charitable Foundation, founded by Sandrini and Rhodes last year. Above, Mark Hampton enjoys one of the shooting stations.

 

Second Photo: Photo courtesy of Diana Douglas-Turner

Guest of honor Matt Codney prepares to shoot while others look on during the second annual Handgun Hunter’s Competition June 17-18 at the Cross H Ranch near Newcastle.

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   For two years now Newcastle has been the scene of a unique handgun contest that draws participants from all over the country. The second annual Handgun Hunter’s Competition just took place June 17-18. The competition, organized by Newcastle’s Joe Sandrini and Chris...
Wyoming population continues to gray   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER —Wyoming is getting older — and it’s happening fast. The state’s elderly population — 65 and over — grew 3.6% between July 2020 and July 2021, while the state’s total population only grew...

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