Wyoming

Wyoming lawmakers have decided to build a state-run nursing home for veterans in Buffalo after going back and forth between two potential host cities. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the state Senate voted Thursday for the northern Wyoming town instead of Casper following weeks of location-changing amendments to legislation authorizing the construction. State officials studied potential…

Wildlife managers in the Cody Region have put to use multiple new trail cameras recently donated by local sportsmen’s groups. Wildlife Biologist Tony Mong said the cameras will be used in conjunction with other techniques currently used to monitor mule deer populations in the Cody area. The cameras were placed along migration routes delineated from…

A proposal to repeal the death penalty has failed in Wyoming after getting more support from state lawmakers than ever before. The Wyoming Senate voted against the proposal 18-12 on Thursday. This is the sixth year in a row that death penalty repeal has failed in the Wyoming Legislature but this year the idea got…

The Wyoming Highway Patrol released a statement to their Facebook page concerning the now confirmed fatal crash Tuesday, February 12th east of Ten Sleep on Highway 16. Wyoming Highway Patrol Officers responded to a single vehicle rollover at milepost 37 on US 16 east of Ten Sleep, Wyoming — round 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. A 2001…

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) announced Tuesday the Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy (WCCA) in Guernsey received its educational accreditation from AdvancedEd, a national non-profit organization that accredits educational institutions based on standards of quality. Of all the National Guard-sponsored ChalleNGe programs, WCCA is the seventh academy to gain full accreditation. Credits students earn while…

A suspended Wyoming basketball player Ny Redding has pleaded not guilty to assault and battery charges. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Redding entered the plea last Friday in Albany County Circuit Court to two counts of simple assault and one count of battery through his attorneys. Redding also requested that his initial court appearance set…

A complaint has been filed by Wyoming Equality regarding a visit to the Capitol from students participating in the Gay-Straight Alliance Civics Day. In the complaint, Senator Lynn Hutchings of Cheyenne is alleged to have compared homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia in remarks made to students representing the Gay Straight Alliance. Wyoming Senate President Drew…

A Wyoming man has been sentenced to a one-and-a-half-year prison term for growing and distributing marijuana and money laundering. KTWO-AM reports court records say Stuart Doty, of Big Piney, pleaded guilty to growing between 88 and 132 pounds (about 40 to 60 kilograms) of marijuana and setting up bank accounts to conceal the proceeds of…

A bill that would allow hunters to use a blood trailing dog to track big game has the support of local legislators and outdoors groups. Rep. Stan Blake, D-Green River, who is the main sponsor of House Bill 73, said he got the idea from a Facebook conversation he had with his former high school…

K2 Radio reported last week that one woman died and two people, one of them a child, were injured last Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Wyoming Highway 120 west of Thermopolis. Candis Peterson, 37, of Thermopolis, was wearing her seatbelt but died at the scene of the crash. A juvenile passenger in her…


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