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PINEDALE (WNE) — The visitors center in Pinedale welcomed 4,600 tourists in June, up 24 percent from 2021, according to Sublette County Visitors Center’s director Peter Paulin.  He said people from 48 states, except for Maine and Delaware, stopped at the facility on Pine Street in June.  In July,...

Newcastle gas prices via GasBuddy. com at 10 a.m. on June 24. 

CHEYENNE (WNE) — There’s both good and bad news for drivers expecting to hit the highways during the July 4 holiday period.  Due to surging gasoline and other commodity prices, “drivers will be facing the most expensive July 4th at the pump ever this year,” according to GasBuddy. The gas price...

First Peoples Mountain, pictured, was formerly known as Mount Doane, named after Gustavus Doane.

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CASPER —A peak at Yellowstone National Park that had been named after an Army lieutenant who led a massacre of Native Americans will now be known as First Peoples Mountain, the National Park Service announced Thursday.  The change follows an unanimous vote by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. ...
JACKSON — Hundreds of students left Jackson Hole High School at 10 a.m. Monday to protest gun violence in response to recent mass shootings such as the Uvalde, Texas, massacre, where an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 elementary school students and two teachers. “This could happen to us any day,” said...

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On April 11, during one of several dispatch meetings held over the last year, Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller, Upton Police Chief Susan Bridge, and Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard sat together at the front of the room. During the meeting, deputy county attorney Jeani Stone presented the options that each of the involved entities would have to consider moving forward. 

 
Two dispatch centers — one run by the Sheriff’s office and another by the Newcastle Police Department — are on the horizon for Weston County. The Board of Weston County Commissioners voted on May 2 in favor of a dispatch center operated by the Weston County sheriff. According to Deputy County...
SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Revenue Committee will spend a portion of its interim session considering whether to increase the state’s cigarette tax for the first time since 2003. During its first meeting of the interim in Lander April 28, the committee voted to create a bill draft to be...
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Supreme Court recently ruled that a traffic stop by a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was unconstitutional, and that the Laramie County District Court failed to consider the full circumstances when it denied a motion to suppress evidence. An appeal to the state Supreme Court,...
CHEYENNE — With financial assistance from the federal government, the state of Wyoming is looking to help vulnerable populations of people stay in their homes.  Using up to an initial $1 million, the Wyoming Department of Health is accepting applications from state residents who are already...
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