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POWELL — A concerning trend in nursing care in Montana may offer a glimpse of what’s to come in Wyoming.  Seven nursing homes have closed in Montana, which represents about 10% of its nursing home beds.  “There are a few others in Montana that have voiced their concerns about their long-term...
CHEYENNE — Firefighting crews and resources are being reassigned to other areas as activity at the Sugarloaf Fire near here slowed over the weekend. The incident was put into patrol status Monday, meaning fire engines will continue to monitor its perimeter while most on-scene personnel are no...
Republicans, Democrats differ on solutions, blame for high prices   CASPER —  Competing ideas about how the U.S. should safeguard its energy resources continue to fuel a largely partisan debate about the value of fossil fuels compared with their low-emissions alternatives.  “Our world is facing an...
JACKSON (WNE) — The bull elk was standing in the rain, grazing, when Adam Collins pulled into the parking lot Friday to see the Chapel of the Sacred Heart in Grand Teton National Park. The 44-year-old visitor from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, stopped the car and got out to take a few photos, making sure...
CHEYENNE (WNE) – The Laramie County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate a woman after a Monday morning stabbing that left a man dead. Rocsand Bocanegra, 42, is considered a person of interest, the LCSO said in a news release.  At 5:26 a.m. Monday morning, it said, deputies responded to the 700...
CHEYENNE — To counteract bullying in Cheyenne schools, Laramie County School District No.1 is implementing a prevention program this fall. Sources of Strength is a violence, bullying and suicide prevention program used in schools across the U.S. and Canada.  “It’s an upstream approach to prevention...
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...
This story contains references and information about suicide. If you or someone you know is in crisis or concerned, please call the National Suicide Lifeline at 988, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   GILLETTE — Campbell County recorded 15 suicides in the first seven months of the year, tying its...
JACKSON (WNE) –- The Shoshone National Forest advises recreationists to be careful at Brooks Lake and certain other lakes in the Wind River Ranger District because of harmful cyanobacterial blooms in the water. Where blooms are present, people and their dogs should avoid any contact with the water...
LARAMIE — While there are no confirmed cases of monkeypox in Wyoming, the virus is spreading elsewhere across the United States. At the same time, the BA.5 subvariant of COVID-19 is now the most dominant in the state. In the third year of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, monkeypox now also is...

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