Wyoming

As his first official action as chief of police, Charles Bowles requested a $2 per hour pay increase for the Newcastle Police Department’s nine employees and a $2 per hour increase to the base pay for new officers. Bowles asked for the pay raises during the Jan. 17 Newcastle City Council meeting...
Bruce Moats, the attorney representing the News Letter Journal, Kari Drost, Patricia Bauman and Raymond Norris, has filed a motion in the District Court for the Sixth Judicial District to amend the complaint against the Board of Weston County Commissioners to include text messages in which county...
LANDER — Lander school leaders, for the most part, embraced a proposed policy that would have students involved in extracurricular activities tested for drugs and alcohol and face consequences spanning being barred from practice to being outlawed from activities. But they did suggest the edict...
CASPER —A series of bills could eliminate gun-free zones in government buildings and meetings for those with concealed carry permits and introduce an “enhanced” permit that would allow firearms in the Wyoming Capitol.    One of the three bills introduced at this year’s legislative session seeks to...
CHEYENNE — Efforts to improve safety at school crosswalks throughout the state have continued throughout the Wyoming Legislature’s general session.   Rep. Bill Henderson, R-Cheyenne, brought forward a bill that would require vehicles to stop for pedestrians in school zone crosswalks and implement...
LARAMIE (WNE) — The University of Wyoming has banned the social media app TikTok from all UW hardware and internet, following suit after dozens of universities across the country have done the same. “We are following the governor’s directive,” Chad Baldwin, associate vice president for the...
GILLETTE —Gail Heath had a chronic cough that just wouldn’t go away.   It started in the winter of 2020. For anyone sick at that time, there were a number of reasons to be concerned or, at the very least, hyper-aware of even the slightest coughs and chest pains. The Gillette woman, now 75 years old...
CASPER — Wyoming leaders are jazzed about nuclear. The hope, for many, is that the advanced reactor set to be built in Kemmerer next decade will mark the emergence of a lucrative new industry.    Particularly beyond the state, however, experts are continuing to debate the technology’s potential —...
CODY — Wyoming legislators are inundated daily by different voices and perspectives.   But it’s not often that they hear directly from the people who could be most affected by their work, especially when those constituents are still in high school and not even voting age.   However, for the better...
LANDER — A recent publication that measured the rate of deaths associated with drunk driving in the United States just published its findings and declared that Fremont County ranked number one in auto accidents that resulted in death caused by driving drunk per capita.     The report, published by...

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