News Letter Journal

ROCK SPRINGS — There was a sigh of relief among representatives for public libraries and art institutions as the sponsor of an obscenity bill suggested that her draft “be put on hold’ during the senate education committee meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the state capitol in Cheyenne. Before the...
CASPER — The Legislature wrapped up its fourth week in session on Friday, finishing up final budget amendments despite a power outage at the Wyoming Capitol.    The end of the week marked the halfway point of the session. Friday was also the last day for bills to make it out of committee, meaning...
CHEYENNE —Data from the early pandemic years shows that more people migrated into Wyoming than left the state, and most came to the Equality State from Colorado.   An influx of people from the Front Range means potential new businesses and additional workforce, but also puts a strain on the Capital...
CASPER — As lawmakers continue to debate how to address Wyoming’s troubled housing market, a legislative panel narrowly rejected a bill to create a state housing trust fund.    A housing trust fund, at its most basic, is a standing pot of money for housing needs. Typically, a portion of that money...

Prell's mugshot provided by the Weston County Sheriff's Office

A longtime volunteer firefighter and coach was arrested last month, and is being charged with sexual assault and multiple counts of first and second-degree sexual abuse of a minor who was under his supervision in 2015 and 2016.   Lovell James “Jim” Prell, 45, of Newcastle, was bound over to the...
ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — According to city officials, the deer population within the city limits of Green River increased by 15  compared to last year. Green River Chief of Police Tom Jarvie said several officers from the police department, Wyoming Game and Fish and volunteers did the visual count...
JACKSON  (WNE) — A former Jackson resident died in Ukraine Thursday, making him the seventh American to die in that conflict. Pete Reed, 33, was working as a volunteer for Global Outreach Doctors in Bakhmut when his ambulance was shelled Thursday. The area is in eastern Ukraine, an area of heavy...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — From third quarter 2021 to third quarter 2022, Wyoming added 5,955 jobs (2.2%), and total payroll rose by $396.7 million (11.3%), according to a news release from the Department of Workforce Services. Despite the recent job growth, employment has not fully returned to pre-pandemic...
LARAMIE, Wyo. (Feb. 5, 2023) – The Wyoming Cowboy wrestling squad wrapped up their home slate on Sunday as they welcomed No. 19 Northern Colorado to the UniWyo Sports Complex for senior day. In a dual that came down to the final match, the Cowboys battled all afternoon but came up short against the...
Maldonado scored season-high 34 points San Jose, Calif. (Feb. 4, 2023) – The Cowboys could not overcome turnovers in 84-64 loss to San Jose State in the Provident Credit Union Event Center in San Jose, Calif. on Saturday evening. Wyoming recorded 17 miscues in the game with the Spartans scoring 31...

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