Albany County

CHEYENNE — In an already challenging industry, farmers in southeastern Wyoming are feeling the brunt of inflation and record-high fuel prices.  The average diesel fuel price in Wyoming is up to $5.70 per gallon, according to AAA. Feed and fertilizer costs have risen sharply, as well.  Farmers in...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — Gas prices this past week across Wyoming are the highest they’ve been in about 10 years, at an average of $4.784 per gallon on Tuesday, according to GasBuddy.  Prices rose 22.2 cents per gallon in the last week, according to data from GasBuddy, and are up 55.5 cents from last month...

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LARAMIE – In another step in a years-long battle over the proposed Rail Tie Wind Project, some area residents are making their case to the Wyoming Supreme Court.  The Albany County District Court upheld an Albany County Commission on March 30 decision to grant a permit to ConnectGen, the company...
LARAMIE — Area law enforcement agencies have been working with the FBI to investigate a sexual extortion case involving teens on Snapchat and Instagram, the Laramie Police Department reports.  More than 150 victims nationwide have so far been identified, including students in Albany County and...
LARAMIE – Albany County officials altered and destroyed evidence related to the police-shooting death of Laramie resident Robbie Ramirez, according to a motion filed as part of a wrongful death lawsuit brought by his family.  Former Albany County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Derek Colling killed Ramirez...
LARAMIE — More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s some hope that the worst of the virus is behind us. Last Monday, Gov. Mark Gordon lifted the state’s emergency declaration and case numbers have been low throughout Albany County.  Despite that hope, local nurses continue to work...
LARAMIE — Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, Albany County is seeing a reprieve from the high case numbers that hit midwinter. Last week, University of Wyoming announced its first day with no positive COVID-19 tests since summer 2020. As of Tuesday, Albany County had an average rate of 2.7 cases...
CASPER — A federal judge has once again dismissed the wide-ranging vaccine mandate lawsuit originally led by Grace Smith, the Laramie high schooler arrested for trespassing in October after returning to school while suspended for refusing to wear a mask on campus.  The plaintiffs in the case failed...
Laramie council passes rental reforms   By Ariel Bernath Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Rental horror stories are not hard to come by in the Laramie community as stories of vermin, mold or lack of heat in the wintertime make the rounds. For years, Laramie officials...
Snowpack up, but drought persists   By Abby Vander Graaf Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Despite recent snowfall across southern Wyoming the last couple weeks of last year, the state enters the New Year in a drought that’s held since 2020. This is the 36th driest year of the...

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