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On Friday, April 12, 2019, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) filed a Notice of Violation with Maverik Inc. regarding the recent release of gasoline from their Maverick Country Store #389 in Lander, WY. Since April 3, staff from DEQ, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and local emergency responders have been working…

The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors will consider updates to the Wyoming State Broadband Enhancement Plan during its quarterly meeting May 16 in Riverton and is seeking public input on the changes until April 26. The proposed additions have been recommended by the Broadband Advisory Council, an 11-member board appointed by the Business Council…

Wyoming officials hope to study tolls as a means of improving and maintaining Interstate 80. The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports that the Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee named a study of I-80 tolling among its top priorities before the next legislative session. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has studied the possibility in 2008 and…

A man who allegedly killed his ex-wife in Lovell more than a year ago is headed for trial. Donald Joe Crouse has been held at the Wyoming State Hospital since December of 2018, after a court-ordered evaluation to determine whether or not he was competent to stand trial. Crouse is accused of murdering his ex-wife,…

A new fundraising phase is kicking in for the Park County Animal Shelter, which plans to construct a new facility east of Cody. Officials from the Shelter held a press conference yesterday announcing the final phase of their capital campaign. After several years of collecting private donations, Shelter Board President Ken Markert says they are…

Be careful with spring burning. That’s the message from Big Horn Rural Electric, which posted photos on Facebook yesterday of a utility pole that was burned all the way to the top, due to a controlled burn that got out of hand. Officials say it’s the fourth pole burnt already this spring by people doing…

The new Washakie County Emergency Management/Homeland Security director is a familiar face for the county and emergency res ponders. The Northern Wyoming News reports the Washakie County commissioners, after receiving nine applications and interviewing four candidates, made an offer to Kami Neighbors, who accepted late last week, Commission Chairman Fred Frandson said. Neighbors will begin…

An article in the Thermopolis Independent Record highlights Hot Springs County School District #1’s parent and staff celebration held on Tuesday evening. Power Parent Awards were given to TJ Owsley, Amber Cox and Jennifer Duncan for going above and beyond as parents with children in the school system. A new award was started this year…

A trial involving a man who allegedly killed his ex-wife, Carol Barnes, more than a year ago will move forward after a hearing on April 2, per an article in the Lovell Chronicle. A competency review hearing was held in Big Horn County Fifth Judicial District Court to go over the evaluation that was performed…

The Bureau of Land Management Cody Field Office reminds the public to always maintain a safe distance from wild horses. BLM Supervisory Range Management Specialist Tricia Hatle says it’s the time of year when new foals begin to appear in the McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area. She says that it’s imperative that people give the…


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