Wyoming

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    Although the merger has been a complicated process, the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies took over the Northern Wyoming Mental Health Center after entering a management agreement, effective June 1, according to Aimee Foster, VOA vice president of behavioral...

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Bailey and Paul Eitel, pictured with their two sons Trey and Jace, own and operate Broken Arrow Farm just outside of Newcastle. The young couple raises meat chickens, beef cows and meat rabbits along with a variety of other animals on their 90-acre farm. 

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    Whether it’s butchering 320 chickens, raising emus or growing a 525-pound pumpkin, life is never boring for Paul and Bailey Eitel at the Broken Arrow Farm just outside of Newcastle. According to the farm’s website, the animals are fed with a hormone-free diet in a...
Avery Chick NLJ Correspondent    Newcastle is full of rich history, but the very foundation of that history has started to crumble. According to WyoHistory.org, Newcastle was founded in 1889 as an expansion of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. As coal was found in the northeast corner of...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County now has a public health officer after going nearly 18 months without one. The Board of Weston County Commissioners unanimously voted during its June 21 meeting to appoint Kristen Johnson, an advance practice nurse.  Johnson was the only person to...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent    Upton is on its way to becoming the first location in the western hemisphere to have a demonstration-scale rare earths processing and separation plant, according to Rare Element Resources consultant George Byers. A plan that has been in the making for several years...
Guernsey State Park begins reservoir silt run   WHEATLAND (WNE) — The annual Guernsey Reservoir silt run began the evening of July 5, and boat ramps are expected to no longer be usable by July 9, according to information provided by the Bureau of Reclamation. Due to low water levels at Guernsey...
Man arrested after pretending to be undercover cop at National 9 Inn   GILLETTE (WNE) — A 33-year-old man was arrested after claiming he was an undercover cop at the National 9 Inn at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. A 26-year-old desk clerk reported there was an armed man in the lobby. The suspect told the...
Average gasoline prices unchanged in the past week   CHEYENNE (WNE) —Average gasoline prices in Wyoming are unchanged in the last week, averaging $4.83 per gallon Tuesday, according to GasBuddy.com’s survey of 494 stations in Wyoming.  Prices in Wyoming are 30.8 cents per gallon higher than a month...
State hands out millions in rental assistance money   By Mary Steurer Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER  — The Wyoming Department of Family Services in June doled out more pandemic rental relief than any other month in the program’s tenure.  The federally funded Emergency...
Stigma and limited resources stifle rural mental health care   By Kevin Killough Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — For too long, Wyoming has had the dubious distinction of having the highest rate of suicide in the nation. Total numbers of deaths from suicide are among the lowest,...

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