Albany County

LARAMIE —  As Wyoming residents and businesses struggle with inflation and staffing shortages, more than 25% of Cowboy State workers face another hurdle in surviving a turbulent economy: low wages.  Wyoming workers are some of the lowest paid in the nation, according to a recent study by the...

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CHEYENNE —  A wildfire in northern Albany County has grown further in size, drawing additional firefighting personnel, although it continues to be about one-fifth contained. The Sugarloaf Fire near Laramie Peak has expanded to close to 700 acres in size, a few hundred acres larger than it was in...
LARAMIE — After three years of evaluation, the Western Area Power Administration has approved a request to connect the Rail Tie Wind Project with its transmission system.  The decision marks one of the many permissions required for ConnectGen to move forward with building the wind farm, which will...
LARAMIE —A wildfire sparked in northern Albany County last week has forced a widespread wildfire response and prompted evacuations of the area.  Known as the Sugarloaf Fire, the blaze was reported Friday afternoon near Laramie Peak and encompasses roughly 396 acres as of Tuesday afternoon,...
CHEYENNE — In an already challenging industry, farmers in southeastern Wyoming are feeling the brunt of inflation and record-high fuel prices.  The average diesel fuel price in Wyoming is up to $5.70 per gallon, according to AAA. Feed and fertilizer costs have risen sharply, as well.  Farmers in...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — Gas prices this past week across Wyoming are the highest they’ve been in about 10 years, at an average of $4.784 per gallon on Tuesday, according to GasBuddy.  Prices rose 22.2 cents per gallon in the last week, according to data from GasBuddy, and are up 55.5 cents from last month...

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LARAMIE – In another step in a years-long battle over the proposed Rail Tie Wind Project, some area residents are making their case to the Wyoming Supreme Court.  The Albany County District Court upheld an Albany County Commission on March 30 decision to grant a permit to ConnectGen, the company...
LARAMIE — Area law enforcement agencies have been working with the FBI to investigate a sexual extortion case involving teens on Snapchat and Instagram, the Laramie Police Department reports.  More than 150 victims nationwide have so far been identified, including students in Albany County and...
LARAMIE – Albany County officials altered and destroyed evidence related to the police-shooting death of Laramie resident Robbie Ramirez, according to a motion filed as part of a wrongful death lawsuit brought by his family.  Former Albany County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Derek Colling killed Ramirez...
LARAMIE — More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s some hope that the worst of the virus is behind us. Last Monday, Gov. Mark Gordon lifted the state’s emergency declaration and case numbers have been low throughout Albany County.  Despite that hope, local nurses continue to work...

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