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Section of Beartooth Highway closes temporarily due to winter weather 

CASPER, Wyo. — A section of Beartooth Highway, or US 212, is closing temporarily due to winter weather, according to a press release from Yellowstone National Park. The highway between Long Lake barricade, near Top of the World Store, and the Montana–Wyoming state line is closed due to winter weather conditions.  This is a temporary closure in response to about 4 […]

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Lawmakers back off effort to curb impending Wyoming electricity hike

by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Lawmakers agreed Wednesday to change course on a raft of legislation that was hastily thrown together in recent weeks in hopes of heading off Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed 29.2% electricity rate increase. After hearing pleas to proceed with caution, a legislative committee agreed to set aside some of the draft bills, including […]

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Man rescued from Grand Canyon’s North Rim returns with Casper mentor to finish business

CASPER, Wyo. — An 18-year-old California man who nearly lost his life earlier this year attempting the Grand Canyon’s rim-to-rim-to-rim, or R3, hike is ready to return to the challenge, and this time he’s bringing friends. Those friends are his rescuers-turned-mentors, a group that includes Casper resident and former Colorado Rockies pitcher Josh Kalinowski. The […]

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Agency that certifies Wyoming’s cops can’t access their files

by Tennessee Watson, WyoFile The state agency that certifies Wyoming’s law enforcement officers doesn’t have the authority it needs to effectively investigate misconduct violations, the agency’s top official says.  The Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission has been repeatedly denied access to officers’ personnel records — including those belonging to controversial former Albany County sheriff’s deputy […]

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Wondrous Wyoming (9/19/23)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wondrous Wyoming brings us to Alcova, where this rising moon was captured peeking out from the clouds and casting a gorgeous reflection! Do you have a photo that captures the beauty of Casper, Natrona County or Wyoming? Submit it via Facebook Messenger or email to and we may share it!

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Casper man sentenced in fentanyl case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Casper resident Christopher Willmer was sentenced on Aug. 21 to 48 months’ imprisonment for possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute. U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson imposed the sentence, which includes three years of supervised release. According to court documents, on Dec. 29, 2022, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted […]