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LCCC board to consider renewing one mill tax levy | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 20, 2018
CHEYENNE – Local college trustees will decide tonight whether to continue collecting additional property taxes from Laramie County residents.
China's coal tariffs unlikely to affect Wyoming | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 20, 2018
CASPER — China’s potential tariff s on coal are not likely to have a direct impact on Wyoming’s hopes to tap Asian markets, experts in the state say.
Renovations to LCSD1’s Storey Gym are nearing completion | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 20, 2018
CHEYENNE – One of the local school district’s oldest buildings is undergoing the final stages of a long-running renovation.
Commission denies request to close roads through public lands | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 20, 2018
CHEYENNE – The Laramie County Commission unanimously rejected a rancher’s request to close two rural roads running through federal land near the Albany County line Tuesday in the face of opposition from local sportsmen, the Bureau of Land Management and…
Paper company sues former Cheyenne printing business | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 20, 2018
CHEYENNE – A California paper company is suing a longtime local print shop for more than $187,000 in unpaid expenses.
Wyoming ranchers use blockchain technology in beef production | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 20, 2018
CHEYENNE – Wyoming startup company BeefChain is at the intersection of traditional cattle ranching and the state’s economic diversification efforts.
Hutchings to challenge incumbent in Senate District 5 | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 20, 2018
CHEYENNE – A former state representative is throwing her hat in the ring for the Senate District 5 seat in the Wyoming Legislature.
Cheyenne Woman Wanted for Violating Probation [VIDEO] | KGAB
KGAB | June 20, 2018
The Laramie County Sheriff's Office is once again asking for the public's help in finding 21-year-old Kyli Defreese. Continue reading…
Online Survey Finds Little Support for Changing Cheyenne Streets | KGAB
KGAB | June 20, 2018
The two avenues have been one-way streets for several decades. Continue reading…
Federal Judge Denies Ex-Wyoming Trooper's Sentence In Kidnapping Plot | KGAB
KGAB | June 20, 2018
A former Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment for a kidnapping and murder plot lost an appeal of his sentence in federal court on Tuesday. "In the present case, the Court is denying Mr... Continue reading…
Donations Sought for 28th Annual Operation Back to School | KGAB
KGAB | June 20, 2018
Volunteers are seeking basic school supplies and monetary donations for kindergarten through college-aged students in Laramie County. Continue reading…
Cheyenne Urban Forestry Crews Setting Traps For Insect Pests | KGAB
KGAB | June 20, 2018
The emerald ash borer has killed millions of ash trees across the country and is expected to arrive in Cheyenne in the near future. Continue reading…
Wyoming News | June 20, 2018
POWELL — With a Republican in the White House, Park County commissioners say it’s high time for the federal government to lift some restrictions on local oil and gas development.
Wyoming News | June 20, 2018
LARAMIE – With the Badger Creek Fire nearing full containment, evacuated residents were allowed to return to their homes and Wyoming Highway 230 reopened, Rocky Mountain Team Black spokesperson Lori Iverson said.
Committee attempts to keep most records free under new fee schedule | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 19, 2018
CHEYENNE – A City Council committee gave its blessing Monday to a plan to formally charge for public records requests after adding a line that attempts to keep most records available without cost.
New company mentors southeast Wyoming business owners | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 19, 2018
CHEYENNE – A volunteer-based consulting firm hopes to provide local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with the support they need to flourish in southeast Wyoming and northern Colorado.
State council promotes restorative justice | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 19, 2018
CHEYENNE – A group of Wyomingites trying to change the way people approach justice and healing hosted a forum Monday at Laramie County Community College.
Cheyenne attorney announces candidacy for Wyoming Legislature | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 19, 2018
CHEYENNE – A local defense attorney is hoping to unseat an incumbent in the state House of Representatives this year.
Cheyenne Council committee OKs Hynds subsidy despite concerns | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 19, 2018
CHEYENNE – A City Council committee unanimously recommended renewing a $750,000 subsidy for Hynds Building redevelopment Monday, despite questions about legal issues and a provision benefiting the Downtown Development Authority.
GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Foster Friess Opens State Headquarters In Casper | KGAB
KGAB | June 19, 2018
Republican gubernatorial candidate has hired a former employee of i360, a data processing company backed in part by the Koch brothers. Continue reading…
BLM Offers Wildfire Prevention Tips For Wyoming Residents | KGAB
KGAB | June 19, 2018
Operating unauthorized unmanned aircraft system (drone) flights over or near a wildfire endanger the lives of pilots, firefighters and the public. Continue reading…
Cheyenne Mayor, PETA, Clash Over Circus Performances | KGAB
KGAB | June 19, 2018
PETA released a statement on Monday criticizing the circus for allegedly abusing elephants with bullhooks to make them perform. Continue reading…
Wyoming Jobless Rate Falls to 3.7 Percent in May | KGAB
KGAB | June 19, 2018
Economist David Bullard said the fact that the state's big energy producing counties have seen the biggest drops in unemployment over the past year bodes well for the overall state economy. Continue reading…
Wyoming News | June 19, 2018
CHEYENNE – The following people had filed for political offices that affect Laramie County in the Aug. 21 primary election as of the end of the filing period Friday afternoon.
Wyoming News | June 19, 2018
LARAMIE – Fire crews are nearing total containment of the 20,090-acre Badger Creek Fire as the National Weather Service calls for more rain throughout the week.
Disability advocate takes another shot at Cheyenne Council seat | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 18, 2018
CHEYENNE – A pastor and disability advocate is taking a fifth run at a Ward 1 Cheyenne City Council seat.
American Legion hosts 100th state convention, celebrates centennial | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 18, 2018
CHEYENNE – A century ago, Frank Bowen signed up in Paris to be one of the first members of the American Legion.
Meteorologist Sees Bad Fire Season Easing Through Late June | KGAB
KGAB | June 18, 2018
Day expects cooler, wetter weather through the rest of this month to reduce the fire danger going into early July. Continue reading…
Wyoming Religious Activist Praises Colorado Cake Ruling [Poll] | KGAB
KGAB | June 18, 2018
Jonathan Lange says the ruling won't prevent lawmakers from passing an anti-discrimination bill, but it will change the way the bill can be written. Continue reading…
Wyoming News | June 18, 2018
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A welcome dose of rain spawned by a hurricane that churned through the Pacific has given a boost in the battle against two large wildfires in Colorado and Wyoming.
Wyoming News | June 18, 2018
CHEYENNE – The division of the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office that pays for medical bills, counseling, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages and other costs related to injuries for victims of crime has seen an influx in the amount and number of…
Cheyenne councilman wants to renew $750K pledge for Hynds | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 17, 2018
CHEYENNE – A Cheyenne City Council member wants to take another shot at reviving the Hynds Building with help from city coffers.
Police offer tips for 'deadliest 100 days' on Colorado roads | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 17, 2018
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Last June, 25-year-old Austin Sherwood was riding his motorcycle from one job to another after stopping at home for a sandwich when he was struck and killed by an impaired and distracted driver.
Family planning clinics in Wyoming operate despite funding cuts | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 17, 2018
CHEYENNE – Family planning agencies want to remind Wyoming residents that low-cost reproductive health services are still available in the state – despite talk of federal funding cuts.
Humidity slows down Badger Creek Fire activity | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 17, 2018
LARAMIE – Composed of burnt vegetation, rock outcroppings and stubborn, green groves tucked into steep draws, the eastern edge of the Badger Creek Fire created a mosaic on the slopes west of Jelm Mountain.
Magic City resident shares his passion for firefighting, safety | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 17, 2018
CHEYENNE – When Brandon Kehl walks into Station 2 of Laramie County Fire District 2, he knows exactly where to find all the equipment.
Pastor returns to Cheyenne after 52 years in ministry | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 17, 2018
CHEYENNE – In 1966, at just 6 years old, the Rev. Dr. Hilton McClendon Sr. began his career in ministry after hearing what he believed to be the voice of God speaking to him from a choir stand in Omaha,…
Fathers' Rights Supporters Rally in Cheyenne [Video, Poll] | KGAB
KGAB | June 17, 2018
Organizers of the event say dads don't get fair treatment in the Wyoming Court system. Continue reading…
Heavy Rain, Possible Flash Flooding Expected In SE Wyoming | KGAB
KGAB | June 17, 2018
Heavy rain and possible flash flooding are in the forecast for the area on Sunday, June 17. Continue reading…
Wyoming News | June 17, 2018
The Laramie County Sheriff’s Department, in cooperation with the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, advises residents that state law requires notification if a registered sex offender is living within a minimum of 750 feet of certain areas.
Councilman Jeff White offers new records fee plan | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 16, 2018
CHEYENNE – After making a few tweaks, City Councilman Jeff White is reintroducing a plan to formally adopt fees for public records requests.
Hundreds of Colorado wildfire evacuees return to homes | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 16, 2018
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) – Hundreds of Colorado residents who were forced to evacuate from a wildfire were allowed to return home Friday, while crews in Wyoming were encouraged when a fire there moved into less volatile areas.
Pappas announces re-election bid for Senate District 7 | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 16, 2018
CHEYENNE – Laramie County’s senator for Senate District 7 is running for his second term in office.
More aerial resources added to Badger Creek firefighting plan | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 16, 2018
LARAMIE – Thick, white smoke coated Lake Hattie midday Friday as two Bombardier “Super Scoopers” swooped down, filling their bellies with crystal-blue water, and disappeared into the haze, headed for the Badger Creek Fire.
Former state rep makes run for Laramie County Commission | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 16, 2018
CHEYENNE – A former state representative is turning his sights to the Laramie County Commission with an eye toward tightening up its budget.
UW devotes $5.5 million to employee raises | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 16, 2018
LARAMIE – University of Wyoming employees – especially staff members – will likely see bigger paychecks within a couple of months, following the passage of UW’s $498 million annual budget Wednesday.
Cheyenne Weather Service: Golf Ball Size Hail Possible Today | KGAB
KGAB | June 16, 2018
Large hail, flash flooding, and even an isolated tornado are possible. Continue reading…
Wyoming News | June 16, 2018
The Cheyenne Police Department is seeking help investigating a burglary that occurred around the first week of June.
Interactive map of the 2018 Badger Creek Fire | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 15, 2018
This digital map shows the outline of the areas Affected by the Badger Creek Fire, made with files from the GeoMac Wildland Fire Support service. To use, click the button on the top left of the map to bring up…
Airplane crash reported near Converse Avenue | Wyoming News
Wyoming News | June 15, 2018
Updated at 6 p.m.: New information added to the story including updating the specific location.