City council approves land transfer to senior center

During the Kemmerer City Council meeting on May 13, a public hearing was held about the possible sale of a lot totaling just over 23,000 square feet, located at 105 JC Penney Dr. Although the senior …

PacifiCorp sues Wyoming regulators who rejected major electric rate hike

Wyoming’s largest energy supplier sued state regulators Thursday claiming they wrongly reduced a rate hike by disregarding federal requirements. Filed in U.S. District Court by PacifiCorp, …

Kemmerer’s Chaulk named superintendent of the year

Teresa Chaulk has served as superintendent of schools for Lincoln County School District No. 1 (LCSD No. 1) for 17 years and has a long career in education. It was recently announced that Chaulk was …
Kemmerer City Administrator Brian Muir and Mayor Bill Thek are pictured with ECA participants from Coalstrip, Montana, who attended the conference to learn more about nuclear energy and waste.

Thek, Muir join energy panel at Washington conference

Kemmerer received attention at the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) conference for leading the way as the first community in the country to build a natrium nuclear reactor. Kemmerer City …
Ranger thrower Derek Hagler won a state championship in the shot put at last weekend’s 2A State Track and Field Championships in Casper, with a toss of 47 feet, 5 inches.

Lady Rangers win state!

The Lady Rangers track and field team is all smiles after winning the 2A State Track and Field Championship over the weekend in Casper. It’s the first state title for the program since 1984. …
Sports
The Lady Rangers 4x100 team of Laynee Walker, Natasha Martinez, Tyler Thatcher and Jolee Swasey took first in the event last weekend at the 2A State Track and Field Championships in Casper, with a time of 52.19.

Lady Rangers win 2A State Track and Field Championship

CASPER — Heading into last week’s 2A State Track and Field Championships in Casper, Lady Rangers head track coach Phil Thatcher knew he had the horses to make a run at a state title. …

KHS track and field teams compete at Schuler Invitational

The Kemmerer High School track and field teams traveled to Evanston Tuesday for the Rick and Wendy Schuler Invitational, taking advantage of the sunny — albeit windy — conditions to turn …

KHS track and field teams complete busy week of meets

The Kemmerer High School track and field teams got a sneak peak at the venue that will host the 2A West Regional Meet in a few weeks, competing Friday at the Shoshoni Invitational. While head …
Lady Ranger pole vaulter Laynee Walker won the event at Friday’s Puncher Invite, with a height of 9 feet, 6 inches.
The Kemmerer High School track and field teams were in Big Piney Friday for the Puncher Invitational, enjoying some of the best weather of the season and turning in another round of solid …
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Obituaries
Lee Royl Bienz May 17, 1946 – April 22, 2024
Lee Royl Bienz, age 77, passed away on Monday, April 22, at his home in Opal. He was born on May 17, 1946, in Springport, Michigan, the son of Robert Royl and Marilyn Earle (Wortman) Bienz. Lee …
Diane Caldwell Sept. 22, 1946 – April 13, 2024
Diane Caldwell, born on Sept. 22, 1946, in the small town of Montpelier, Idaho, was a beacon of light and love in a world that so often needed it. Her journey on this earth was marked by her …
Bradford George McMillan July 14, 1954 – April 29, 2024
Well, ain’t that somethin’. Brad has actually pulled his leg out of the closet and kicked the bucket. Bradford George McMillan, age 69, kicked the bucket on Monday, April 29, at St. …
Rea Jill Buck
Rea Jill Buck, age 67, passed away in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 16. She was born Nov. 7, 1956, in Kemmerer, the daughter of James Raymond and Annie Louise (Castano) Buck. She graduated …
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, …
Police reports
Kemmerer Police Report (April 16, 2024)
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, April 4, through …
Diamondville Police report (April 9, 2024)
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 Friday, March 22, through …
Diamondville Police report (April 2, 2024)
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 Friday, March 22, through …
Diamondville Police Reports (March 19, 2024)
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, March 7, through …
Kemmerer Police Report (March 12, 2024)
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. 29, through …
Opinion

Defending Wyoming’s access to our public lands

In Wyoming, we have always relied on access to America’s public lands for our way of life and our livelihood. It is essential for energy and mineral development, ranching and agriculture, …

Sommers seeks state senate seat

Hello, residents of Wyoming Senate District 14. I am seeking the Republican nomination for SD-14 in the primary election on Aug. 20. This decision comes after much reflection and with a deep …

It’s time to draw the line on wildlife abuse and unfair chase

As a lifelong Wyoming hunter, I, like so many others I’ve spoken to since, was totally disgusted when I first read the news stories and saw the images of the torture and killing of a young wolf …
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Public notices
03-26-2024 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: …
Kemmerer Gazette, March 19, 2024
THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT STATE OF WYOMING, COUNTY OF LINCOLN In the Matter of the Change of Name of ) Sean Michael Wallentine ) Minor Child, By Next …
Kemmerer Gazette Legals, March 12. 2024
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF WYOMING, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF LINCOLN, THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: Brenda Leigh Bennett-Williams, …
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.
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