Wyoming

CHEYENNE (WNE) — A bill that would have defined the term “woman,” among other identifiers, died on the House floor Thursday.   HB 50, “What is a Woman Act,” sponsored by Rep. Jeanette Ward, R-Casper, failed on introduction in a 37-24 vote. Non-budget bills must get a two-thirds vote of support to...
JACKSON (WNE) — Financial fraudsters are calling valley residents but finding them not so susceptible to their tactics.   Earlier this month, residents reported 15 fraud calls, the majority of which took similar approaches. Ten of those calls were reported within 24 hours.   Two common threads...
CHEYENNE — A citizen-led ballot initiative designed to cut property tax bills in half for Wyoming homeowners won’t appear on this year’s general election ballot.   A spokesperson with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office confirmed Wednesday that the ballot initiative, “People’s Initiative to...
JACKSON — Some lawyers say they are carrying the brunt of marketing a new law that took effect Jan. 1. The Corporate Transparency Act orders small businesses across the country to report key information that feeds into a national database aimed at assisting law enforcement in rooting out criminals...
School’s chief will be back for another year   The Weston County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees voted to renew Superintendent Brad LaCroix’s contract for another year at their Jan. 31 meeting, but also made changes to the staff conflict of interest policy and discussed ways to create a...
City eliminates 37 deer, feeds 25 families   Newcastle was able to feed 25 families during its first year of deer culling, according to Greg Stumpff, public works supervisor, and also removed at least one diseased animal from the local herd.    The City Council first explored the option of culling...
Don Thorson recently announced that a new scholarship will be  available to both Newcastle and Upton high schools, and will be offered to two students from each school.    One scholarship will go toward studies in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field at any college, and...

A Gillette Police Department Special Response Team member takes cover behind the turret of a Bearcat as fellow SRT officers take cover behind it during a standoff on Sixth Street and North Sheridan Avenue Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Members of the Sheridan Police Department, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wyoming Highway Patrol established a perimeter and determined the subject was barricaded inside a residence. Photo by Clint Wood, The Sheridan Press.

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Police Department staff and the Sheridan community is mourning the death of Sgt. Nevada Krinkee, who was shot and killed while attempting to serve a trespass warning on a male subject Tuesday morning.    Krinkee, a veteran of the department for more than six years, was...

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Replacement of the Old Highway 85 bridge has been delayed until 2025, according to Weston County Road and Bridge superintendent Jim Hansen. The delay was announced at the Board of Weston County Commissioners meeting on Feb. 6.

Costs increases are major concern   The replacement of the Old Highway 85 bridge has been delayed until 2025, according to Weston County Road and Bridge superintendent Jim Hansen. The delay was announced at the Board of Weston County Commissioners meeting on Feb. 6.    According to Scott Taylor,...

Two Gillette Police officers walk back from the department's BearCat, which is a wheeled SWAT vehicle designed for military and law enforcement use, during a standoff on Sixth Street and North Sheridan Avenue Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024. Members of the Sheridan Police Department, Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wyoming Highway Patrol established a perimeter and determined the subject was barricaded inside a residence. Photo by Clint Wood, The Sheridan Press.

SHERIDAN — The suspect in the earlier shooting death of Sheridan Police Department is dead after more than 24 hours of negotiations.    The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation issued a release at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday stating the suspect exited a house on Seventh Street in Sheridan with a...

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