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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...

Gov. Mark Gordon spoke with Advance Casper members Feb. 13 2024 in Casper. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile)

FROM WYOFILE:    The Biden administration stands in the way of implementing Wyoming’s lower-carbon energy and climate vision, according to Gov. Gordon.   Gov. Mark Gordon’s push for carbon capture at coal-fired power plants and for pumping planet-warming carbon dioxide underground to produce more...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — This week, U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis and U.S. Rep. Harriet Hageman, all R-Wyo., sent a letter to United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy expressing their strong opposition to proposed changes to remove mail sorting facilities from Wyoming that...
TORRINGTON (WNE) —  The number of newly diagnosed cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections statewide increased during 2023, according to a recent release issued by the Wyoming Department of Health Public Health Division.    “Provisional 2023 data indicated HIV diagnoses have increased...
Group wants Weston County’s legislative representation restored   The Board of Weston County Commissioners was made aware of a resolution coming its way that, if approved, would declare two vacancies in the Wyoming State Legislature, one for representative and one for senator for Weston County.   ...
LANDER — Two teens from Lander who ran away last week in a stolen car have generated social media posts and headlines fearing the pair, who are reportedly armed, are headed to Texas and may pose a threat to a preschool.    The two teens, identified by the Amarillo, Texas, Police Department as...

Elk Mountain Ranch on Feb. 8, 2024. (Tennessee Watson/WyoFile) Credit: Tennessee Watson

FROM WYOFILE:    In what could be the last filing in an appeal, Elk Mountain Ranch owner says he’s not blocking access, just preventing trespassing.   “Corner crossing is a civil trespass under Wyoming Law,” and an 1885 federal prohibition against blocking passage to public land does not override...
CHEYENNE — Floating ideas like a property tax holiday, exemptions from taxes for residential structures, a tax deferral program and even relief for renters, the Wyoming House of Representatives spent much of the morning Tuesday addressing the state’s rising property taxes.   “Whatever your...
JACKSON — Only two days into the Wyoming Legislature’s budget session, House Minority Floor Leader Mike Yin described his side of the Capitol building as “chaotic.”   The Senate had its own fire to extinguish.   The tumult started within hours of Gov. Mark Gordon kicking off the session by calling...

Sen. Dave Kinskey (R-Sheridan) on the Senate floor on Feb. 12, 2024 (WyoFile/Ashton J. Hacke)

FROM WYOFILE:    In defiance of Senate President Odgen Driskill, the upper chamber voted to oust Sen. Tara Nethercott as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and to reinstate Sen. Dave Kinskey to head the powerful panel.   CHEYENNE — The 2024 budget session turned contentious almost...

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