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Black 14 members (from left) Lionel Grimes, Mel Hamilton and John Griffin speak to students and University of Wyoming staff in front of their mural in downtown Laramie this week.  The trio visited UW to help students create an exhibit about the 1969 incident.  Photo courtesy of Phil White.

LARAMIE — More than 50 years after John Griffin, Lionel Grimes and Mel Hamilton took a stand for human rights, they returned to the University of Wyoming to help a new generation do the same. The trio is part of the Black 14, a group of University of Wyoming football players who were suddenly...
LARAMIE — After three years of evaluation, the Western Area Power Administration has approved a request to connect the Rail Tie Wind Project with its transmission system.  The decision marks one of the many permissions required for ConnectGen to move forward with building the wind farm, which will...
CHEYENNE — Spirit Airlines Inc. flew away from a major Denver-based discount air carrier, into the waiting hands of another corporate marriage partner.  This is perhaps the culmination of months of high profile corporate fighting over the fate of the low-cost purveyor of flights. Industry officials...
CHEYENNE — A former Cheyenne day care worker convicted in the death of an 8-month-old girl received probation Monday in Laramie County District Court. Kristina Eileen Croy was sentenced to five years of probation, with a suspended sentence of five to seven years imprisonment, by Laramie County...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — Wyoming is one of 17 states that have joined a petition for a preliminary injunction against the Biden administration’s “Ghost Gun” and Gun Registry Final Rule, which will go into effect on Aug. 24.  On Monday, Gun Owners of America and the Gun Owners Foundation filed the motion in...
CASPER — The U.S. became the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) during the first half of 2022, the Energy Information Administration said Monday. Over those six months, the price of natural gas — which began the year unusually high — nearly tripled.  Natural gas is transported...
JACKSON — Overcome with emotion, Dr. Giovannina Anthony tearfully hugged her attorneys minutes after a court hearing temporarily halted Wyoming’s abortion ban the same day it went into effect. Calling it an “extraordinary remedy,” 9th District Court Judge Melissa Owens granted the temporary...
Drivers should expect short delays on northeast Wyoming highways because the Wyoming Department of Transportation Dist. 4 annual chip sealing project has started, according to a press release from WYDOT Dist. 4.  The district’s public relations specialist, Laura Dalles, said work in Weston County...
The Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees approved a $15.7 million general fund budget on July 20 for fiscal year 2022-23, which is a little higher than last year’s. According to business manager Deb Sylte, the school expended $12.8 million in the previous fiscal year, leaving a $2....
The Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce expressed frustration with cuts in funding from both the city of Newcastle and the Board of Weston County Commissioners on July 18 during Monday night’s regularly scheduled council meeting and a public hearing for the county budget held earlier that day. At...

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