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Crater Ridge fire grows to 600 acres, still 0% contained

Over the weekend, the fire grew around 200 acres thanks to hot weather drying out fuel in the area. Read more


Federal grant could cover costs of broadband, devices for Wyoming schools, libraries

Dubbed the Emergency Connectivity Fund, the federal program aims to bridge the gap to internet access, particularly in rural and low-income communities. Read more


Daily Wyoming coronavirus update: 200 new cases, 286 new recoveries

The state's number of total active cases is 716. That number is up 204 from a month ago. Read more


Teen dies in rollover crash in southeastern Wyoming

A Wyoming teenager died Sunday after the car he was driving rolled along a state highway east of Laramie. Read more

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Cops & Courts

Trans woman sent to hospital after attack at Casper apartment complex

Rilee Bumgardner-Shipley was reportedly kicked in the head several times at a dog park in the 12th Street complex around 11:30 p.m. on July 15. Read more

307 Politics

Buffalo Bill Center of the West trustee resigns after racist newsletter comes to light

Henry "Rip" McIntosh, who owns homes in Florida and Montana, had been a trustee at the museum since September 2012. Read more


Prominent political consultant and county commissioner arrested on DWUI charges

Bill Novotny's blood alcohol content was recorded twice at .186% and .187%. Wyoming's legal limit is 0.08%.   Read more


Watch now: Teen hit in face by seagull on N.J. amusement ride

A 13-year-old girl was hit in the face by a seagull while riding an amusement park ride in New Jersey. Here's video courtesy of the Press of Atlantic City. Read more

Wyoming News

Carbon County searchers receive report of possible sighting of missing hiker

Red Lodge Search and Rescue has received a report of a Friday, July 2, sighting of a lone female hiker matching the description of Tatum Morell, the 23-year-old woman who remains missing and is presumed dead after she failed to return from a hiking trip in the Beartooth Mountains earlier this month. Read more

307 Politics

New attack ad brands Cheney as 'Clinton Republican'

"Hillary Clinton? No, Liz Cheney," the voiceover says as a photo of Hillary Clinton morphs into Rep. Liz Cheney. Read more

Wyoming News

Delta now dominant virus strain in Wyoming; cases surge as vaccines plateau

The reality that the pandemic is not over in Wyoming is growing clearer each day, with the metrics that guide public health decisions ticking back toward concerning levels. Here’s a look at some of the numbers. Read more

Wyoming News

Man killed in coal mine accident

Jeff A. Wendland and four other workers were adding a section to the boom of a 200-ton crane at Black Thunder mine when fell onto the right side of his shoulder and neck area. Read more


Trial Lawyers College lawsuit against Gerry Spence drags on, more than a year later

The college says the dispute began when it declined to build a library in Spence's honor on rented land. Spence and other defendants say the college strayed from its mission statement. Read more

Wyoming News

Gillette grapples with anti-LGBTQ bigotry

GILLETTE — It was just supposed to be a magic show. Read more

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