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The Kemmerer City Council meeting on March 11 began with a request to apply for a grant for emergency insect management. Kemmerer City Administrator Brian Muir presented to the council about updates on The Gateway PUD Development, which plans to build more than 80 townhomes and more than 50 stand-alone homes. He said that, as the developer awaits final approval, they are working with the county for a loan to help with the infrastructure. Muir said more drafts are required before it is ready for final approval.

KEMMERER — After nearly a decade of service in the Wyoming Legislature, Sen. Fred Baldwin announced he will not seek another term. He is far from retiring, however, and said he plans to continue to dedicate himself to a life of service for others.

The state has plans to demolish 26 Wyoming State Hospital buildings in Evanston, but some local residents believe the site, which dates back to 1886, is an important part of the town’s cultural …

The Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (WWPC) is reminding citizens in the Cowboy State to be on the lookout for invasive species by using six tips to help prevent the spread of unwanted plants and …

There’s a lot of hope, and maybe some hype, for commercial-scale rare earth element mining in Wyoming, which is home to one of the largest proven high-concentrated deposits in North America. …

CHEYENNE — Hours before the end of the session, and days after a failed first round of negotiation, the Wyoming Legislature passed a budget for the 2025-26 biennium early Friday afternoon. …

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon will have the option to choose from several bills which to sign to provide property tax relief in Wyoming. All bills differ on approach on how to provide relief. …

Another successful craft day at the Cokeville Branch Library took place on Thursday, March 7. Those in attendance created a fun Easter decoration. Special thanks to Tracey Whitehead and Angela …

LANDER (WNE) — Wyoming’s senior Senator John Barrasso won’t seek to replace Mitch McConnell as Senate Republican leader. Instead, he’ll bid for the Republican whip …

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Seuss Geisel on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts. As a child, Theodor, who was called Ted, showed an interest in drawing and language. When he was a young man, …

The book “Silver in the Bone” by Alexandra Bracken is set in contemporary Boston. Tamsin is a young human hollower with no magic to help her in the dangerous life of being a hollower. …

CHEYENNE — When Rep. Karlee Provenza arrived at the Wyoming Capitol this legislative budget session, three death threats were waiting in her mailbox. The Democrat from Laramie says she has …

COKEVILLE — Areawide snowpacks in southwest Wyoming climbed to above median, for the most part, except in the Upper Green River Basin, during the past month of February. The high elevation snowpacks gained the most last month with increases of 10-15% more in Snow Water Equivalent (SWE).

ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — During a visit to speak with the students participating in the speech and debate tournament at Rock Springs High School on Saturday, March 2, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) sat down with the Rocket Miner to discuss how the Resource Management Plan will affect the community.

SHERIDAN (WNE) — The Sheridan City Council voted unanimously to waive all building permit and landfill fees for a house destroyed during a police standoff earlier this month. The home located at 1050 N. Sheridan Ave —  which is owned by Karo Hamilton — was destroyed during the standoff between the Sheridan Police Department and William Franklin Lowery following Lowery’s alleged shooting of Sheridan Police Sgt. Nevada Krinkee  Feb. 13.

The Cokeville boys’ basketball team began its quest for a 1A State Basketball Championship on Thursday, Feb. 29, in Casper, taking on the Kaycee Buckaroos. The Panthers won this matchup easily, 64-34.

The Lady Rangers’ bench cheers during the Wyoming state basketball tournament last week. The Kemmerer girls’ team went 1-2 in the tourney, beating Rocky Mountain before they were eliminated, earning them fifth place. The boys’ team went 0-2 over the weekend.

JACKSON — Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife managers completed an aerial population survey of the renowned Wyoming Range mule deer herd, and now have a better understanding of how the 2022-23 severe winter impacted the population. Wildlife biologists estimate the current herd number to be about 11,000 animals —  a considerable decline from the February 2023 estimate of 30,000 individuals.

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