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LARAMIE (WNE) — A member of the Wyoming Army National Guard won the 2022 All-Guard Best Warrior Competition in Tennessee in July.  Sgt. Tyler Holloway of Sheridan earned the award Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, according to a news release from the Wyoming National Guard.  Holloway is a fire...

Active wildfire map via https://inciweb.nwcg.gov at 1:17 p.m. 

BUFFALO (WNE) –- A wildfire that ignited on July 14 northwest of Buffalo is 100% contained as of Friday, meaning that crews are no longer working on suppression, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The Gem Lake fire burned roughly 21 acres in the Bighorn National Forest, said Sara Evans-Kirol,...
JACKSON (WNE) —An organized outdoor education course turned deadly Tuesday when a 22-year old Boston student suffered fatal cardiac arrest after lightning struck his tent. Another student was injured in the strike while the group of 14 camped near Enos Lake in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. ...
DOUGLAS — Eastern Wyoming College’s new president had only been on the job about three weeks when he toured the Douglas campus and talked, at least in broad terms, about the future potential of the Douglas satellite operation.  His broad strokes were full of hope and optimism for growth, often...

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Photo via inciweb.nwcg.gov at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3

CHEYENNE —  A wildfire in northern Albany County has grown further in size, drawing additional firefighting personnel, although it continues to be about one-fifth contained. The Sugarloaf Fire near Laramie Peak has expanded to close to 700 acres in size, a few hundred acres larger than it was in...
Special Notes: This morning at 6:00 am, Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team 1 (CIMT1) assumed management responsibility for the Fish Fire. The team is one of three CIMT in the Rocky Mountain geographic area. The team thanks the Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team and the local...
Jackson man pleads no contest after second stabbing   JACKSON (WNE) — A Jackson man has pleaded no contest to two felonies after he was arrested for stabbing a man in the face March 15 while he was on probation for another stabbing. Manuel Vargas, 25, pleaded no contest to aggravated assault and...
Erin Persche W.C. 4-H Educator   The Weston County 4-H Shooting Sports program was well represented by Trevon White, Tevon White, Samuel Ferguson and Tanner Lenardson in Douglas at the 2022 Wyoming 4-H State Shoot held July 7–10.  The Wyoming State 4-H Shoot started in the late 1980s and has been...

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JoAnn Stearns recently crafted her own cedar strip kayak, a labor of love that took over 200 hours of work. Above, Stearns in the kayak on the water. Stearns said that she often gets compliments shouted from the shoreline about her homemade kayak. 

KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Reporter   JoAnn Stearns thought it would either be a beautiful boat or a fragrant bonfire when she first began working on her cedar strip kayak. However, after over 200 hours of work, a true masterpiece has emerged.  Stearns beamed. “Everything just kind of came together like...

Courtesy of Tallgrass Landscape Architecture

Matt Fridell of Tallgrass Landscape Architecture, the company steering the project through its early phases, had three preliminary concepts on display for those who attended the Newcastle Farmers’ Market on June 30. Pictured is concept C.

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   A splash pad, concert venue and veterans memorial, oh my!  All of these things and more may be a reality for Newcastle as the steering committee for Heritage Park develops a final concept for a proposed park at eastern gateway. The project is being undertaken through...

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