Wyoming

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead will be in the local area this week to honor a local school district for its high ranking against schools throughout the nation.

This year’s New Year’s holiday weekend passed by with no fatal crashes, which came as a welcomed relief to the state patrol after last year’s three crashes that left four people dead.

The date for the newly hired president of the University of Wyoming to take the helm has been confirmed. Under the terms of a contract signed with the board of trustees, Lauri Nichols will assume the office on Monday, May 16. The news is coming straight from the university’s public relations office.

Because January is designated as National Radon Action Month, the manager of the state department of health’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is encouraging state residents to test their homes for gas emissions.

Last week we told you about the top scam for 2015 according to the Better Business Bureau. That scam involved a bogus member of the Internal Revenue Service contacting people by phone to inform them that they owed back taxes, and that they needed give the caller their bank account information in order to take care of the issue.

Today, Carrie Rossman, Director of the Better Business Bureau Institute for Marketplace Trust gives us a few tips intended to keep the scamsters at bay.

As we reported earlier, Sheridan Memorial Hospital has announced the first baby born there in 2016. Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair recently interviewed the parents and filed this story.

The 2016 primary elections won't be held until August, and general elections are nearly a year away, but election preparations have already started.

A 53-year-old Gillette woman has been arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder after her husband was shot to death over the weekend.

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