Gazette to unveil revamped website

KEMMERER — On Wednesday, Feb. 28, the Kemmerer Gazette’s revamped website at kemmerergazette.com will be unveiled. Work on the site has been ongoing in recent months in an effort to bring the best online experience possible to readers in the Lincoln County area and beyond.
Wind turbines north of Medicine Bow are pictured on Feb. 9. (WYOFILE/Dustin Bleizeffer)
Four of six bills intended to give state electric utility regulators more powers to scrutinize system investments that may cost Wyoming ratepayers advanced this week out of the Senate Corporations, Business and Economic Development Committee. Though each bill addresses individual aspects of Wyoming and system-wide investments on the western electrical grid, the discussion has been mostly uniform around the entire suite of legislation; many lawmakers believe that shifting away from fossil fuels in favor of renewable forms of electrical power creates reliability risks and unnecessary costs for Wyoming ratepayers.
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Sports
Boys' Basketball
The KHS boys’ hoops team went 2-2 at the 2A West Regional Tournament over the weekend, punching their ticket to this week’s 2A State Tournament, and earning the No. 4 seed out of the West. They play Wright in Thursday’s opening round of State in Casper.

Rangers punch ticket to 2A State Tourney with timely wins

Appearing to peak at the right time, the Kemmerer High School boys basketball team played its way into the 2A State Basketball Tournament over the weekend, posting a 2-2 record at the 2A West Regional Tournament in Riverton.

Lady Rangers second at 2A West Regionals in Riverton

The Kemmerer High School girls’ hoops team are headed back to the 2A State Basketball Tournament in Casper this week, courtesy of a strong performance at last weekend’s 2A West Regional …

Crash kills three University of Wyoming student athletes

Three University of Wyoming student athletes died Thursday afternoon when the vehicle they were traveling in rolled multiple times on a highway just south of the border with Colorado, the school …

Ranger grapplers 3-peat as 2A West Regional Champs

Lady Ranger Kaylie Julander looks to the referee for confirmation of her pin of Shoshoni’s Lacoda Kiser in the 140-pound championship match at Saturday’s 3A West Regional Tournament in Riverton. (GAZETTE PHOTO/Don Cogger)
With three individual champions, three runners-up, three third-place finishers and 16 total trips to the podium, the Kemmerer High School wrestling team won its third consecutive 2A West Regional Tournament over the weekend at Shoshoni High School.
Obituaries
Helen Ruth Yeaman Snedden
Helen Ruth Yeaman was born on Jan. 28, 1932, in Georgetown, Idaho, to Ruth (Tippetts) and Ernest Darwin Yeaman. She was the second oldest of six children, the rest of whom were boys: Burnell, Garth, …
Wanda J. Hawes
Mrs. Wanda Hawes, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at South Lincoln Nursing Center in Kemmerer. Wanda was born on June 25, 1935, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was a devoted Christian wife and mother.
Larry Hunzie
Larry Ray Hunzie, age 74, passed away at South Lincoln Medical Center on Sunday, Jan. 14, with his family by his side. He was born on Jan. 31, 1949, in Kemmerer, to Fern and John Hunzie. He grew up in Frontier with his two brothers, John and Gary.
Afton Lake Robbins
Afton Lake Robbins, age 87, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 7, at her home in Kemmerer. Afton was born on Nov. 26, 1936, in Layton, Utah, to Lawrence and Marguerite Lake.
James Clayton Kochevar
James Clayton Kochevar, age 89, passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County in Rock Springs, on Saturday, Jan. 6, with family by his side. He was born on April 19, 1934, in Kemmerer, the son of John and Lucille Lavonne (Clayton) Kochevar.
Police reports
Kemmerer Police Reports (Feb. 15-21)
Editor’s note: Information contained in this report is compiled from a daily activities log and arrest record maintained by the Kemmerer Police Department from Thursday, Feb. 15, through …
Kemmerer Police Report (Dec. 21-27, 2023)
Editor’s note: Information contained in this report is compiled from a daily activities log and arrest record maintained by the Kemmerer Police Department from Thursday Dec. 21, through Wednesday, Dec. 27.
Diamondville Police reports (Dec. 7-13)
Editor’s note: Information contained in this report is compiled from a daily activities log and arrest record maintained by the Diamondville Police Department from Thursday, Dec. 7, through Wednesday, Dec. 13.
Diamondville Police Report (Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2023)
Editor’s note: Information contained in this report is compiled from a daily activities log and arrest record maintained by the Diamondville Police Department from Wednesday, Nov. 29, through Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Kemmerer Police Report (Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2023)
Editor’s note: Information contained in this report is compiled from a daily activities log and arrest record maintained by the Kemmerer Police Department from Thursday, Nov. 30, through Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Opinion
Michael Reagan

Hail to our criminal in chief?

T he Democrats are trying to put Donald Trump in jail. The Republicans are trying to put Joe Biden in jail — along with the rest of his extended political crime family. Both sides …

Small Town, Wyoming

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Recognizing mental health needs only the beginning

As the president of the Wyoming Association of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers (WAMHSAC), the Executive Vice President, and the Chief Business Officer for VOA Northern Rockies (VOA), we are deeply engaged in the ongoing conversation about mental health reform in our state. We acknowledge and appreciate the attention that Governor Mark Gordon brings to this critical issue, recognizing it as a vital subject in addressing the complex challenges we face in mental health care.
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Public notices
02-27-2024 Kemmerer Gazette Legals
NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED VEHICLE In regard to: 1999 Dodge 2500 truck, VIN # 1B7KF236XXJ523632. That John Schuler has applied for a title from the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office, Kemmerer, Wyoming, 83101. This vehicle was abandoned on or about Nov. 09, 2021. ...
02-13-2024 Kemmerer Gazette Legals
NOTICE OF THE LINCOLN COUNTY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION The Lincoln County Republican Party Convention will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the Afton Civic Center. Registration will open at 8:00 am, and the meeting will begin at 9:00 am.
12-19-2023 Kemmerer Gazette Legals
THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT STATE OF WYOMING, COUNTY OF LINCOLN In the Matter of the Change of Name of BRAXTON CHRISTOPHER BOOKHOUT ) Civil Case: 2023-CV-0000110 ) ...
10-31-2023 Kemmerer Gazette
IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN, STATE OF WYOMING IN THE INTEREST OF: ) Juvenile No. JV-2022-5) E.R.H.N ) (DOB: 07/16/18) ) And ) KAYLA LOUISE KARTCHNER, Mother) Respondent. ) ...
10-03-2023 Kemmerer Gazette Legals
NOTICE SETTING PUBLIC HEARING 1. Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given that a public hearing is scheduled regarding Rocky Mountain Power’s ...
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