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Wyoming lawmakers to consider switch to daylight saving time

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Wyoming state lawmakers in the new legislative session will have another opportunity to permanently shift the state to daylight saving time. The Casper Star Tribune reported that a change to Mountain Daylight Time would essentially add an extra hour of daylight between November and March.

Trihydro executive to lead Wyoming Business Council

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The Wyoming Business Council has announced a new CEO. Josh Dorrell will replace Shawn Reese, who announced in 2019 he was stepping aside after leading the state business-development agency for five years.

Wyoming News Update

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Former Wyoming patrol officer settles lawsuit over crash

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A Montana food distributor reached a settlement with a former Wyoming Highway Patrol officer stemming from a 2015 collision that forced the trooper into medical retirement from field duty. The Cody Enterprise reported Monday that Sysco Montana notified a district judge on Dec.

Woman, man died in apparent murder-suicide in Gillette

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A 36-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in northeastern Wyoming. Gillette Police Lt. Brent Wasson said a relative found their bodies late Friday morning.

Wyoming News Update

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WYOMING-NEVADA

Highway workers to close Teton Pass to trigger avalanches

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Wyoming Department of Transportation officials plan to close a highway so they can deliberately trigger avalanches on a mountain pass. Avalanches closed Wyoming Highway 22 over Teton Pass on Thursday. One slide trapped a delivery truck but nobody was hurt.

Wyoming lawmaker sponsoring wolf-kill compensation bill

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A Wyoming lawmaker is sponsoring legislation to create a new state compensation program for ranchers who lose livestock to wolves. The bill sponsored by Republican Rep. John Winter, of Thermopolis, would create a fund with $90,000 to reimburse ranchers over a two-year period.

Wyoming News Update

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WYOMING WOLVES-LIVESTOCK

Four Bodies Recovered From Small Plane Crash in Montana

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the bodies of four people from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in southern Montana.

'No signs of life' in crash of small airplane in Montana

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The Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office says a small airplane crashed north of Billings, and Sheriff Mike Linder says there were “no signs of life” in the wreckage. The Cessna 182 crashed at about 6 p.m. Saturday. The wreckage was found Sunday morning between Billings and Roundup.

Bankrupt coal company Blackjewel accuses former CEO of fraud

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Attorneys for bankrupt coal company Blackjewel LLC and its creditors are asking a judge to let them examine the finances of former CEO Jeff Hoops, alleging that he took millions of dollars for personal gain. In documents filed Friday in U.S.

Wyoming News Update

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DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS

2 men banned from park for years for walking on Old Faithful

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Two men who pleaded guilty to trespassing on the cone of Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park last fall were sentenced to 10 days in jail and have been banned from the park for five years. Park employees and other witnesses saw two people on the geyser on Sept.

Wyoming lawmakers to try again with Interstate 80 toll bill

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Wyoming lawmakers will try again to enact tolls on Interstate 80. The Legislature's Joint Highways, Transportation and Military Affairs has endorsed an I-80 toll bill for the annual legislative session, which begins Feb. 10. This year's session is dedicated primarily to the budget.

Wyoming News Update

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OLD FAITHFUL TRESPASSING-SENTENCE

Deputies at Wyoming jail now required to wear body cameras

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A Wyoming sheriff says deputies who work in the Sweetwater County Detention Center are now required to wear body cameras. Sheriff John Grossnickle says in a statement the program is the first of its kind in a county jail in Wyoming.

Federal felon escapes from Wyoming re-entry center

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Federal authorities have confirmed a prisoner escaped from a Wyoming re-entry center in December after leaving to report to Healthcare for the Homeless and then perform a job search. KTWO-AM reported Tuesday that 45-year-old Jeremiah Anthony Mahoney left the Casper Re-Entry Center Dec.

Wyoming News Update

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FELON ESCAPES RE-ENTRY CENTER

Wyoming firefighters investigate cause of house fire

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Authorities have started an investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed a southeast Wyoming house. Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported that Laramie County fire authorities responded Monday to a house fire north of Cheyenne near Interstate 25.