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LGBTQ, sex ed books bring group, protests to Wyoming library

Nov. 20, 2021 10:13 AM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — For the last four months, people have been protesting the presence of sexual education and LGBTQ books in the children’s and teen sections of the Campbell County Public Library. It’s reflective of a larger national trend. Across the country,...

Wyoming veteran reflects on Vietnam through old letters home

Nov. 13, 2021 10:13 AM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Dave Olsen found them 26 years ago. He recognized them immediately while going through his mother’s belongings after she died. That was in 1995. The sight alone took him 25 years into the past. Back to 1969. He never knew, or...

Inmate's projects recognized by Wyoming sheriff's office

Nov. 06, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — For the past nine months, Juan Guajardo Jr. has been taking up temporary residence at the Campbell County jail. Serving time while awaiting a sentence for check fraud and bringing drugs into jail, Guajardo quickly earned a spot on the work block...

No charges for Wyoming librarians over sex ed, LGBTQ books

Oct. 28, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A prosecutor won't charge library employees for making sex education and LGBTQ-themed books available to young people in a deeply conservative city in Wyoming coal-mining country, saying he wouldn't have a case. The three books in the teenager...

Police: Man in Wyoming facing DUI blames 4-year-old son

Oct. 25, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A man in the U.S. state of Wyoming allegedly tried getting out of a drunken driving charge by claiming his 4-year-old son was behind the wheel. Campbell County sheriff's deputies pulled the 39-year-old man over Saturday. They were responding to a...

112 semi-truck tires nabbed from Wyoming business

Oct. 22, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Dozens of tires were stolen from a business in the Gillette area. GCR Tires and Service employees arrived to work Tuesday to find 112 tractor-trailer tires missing from a shipping container and elsewhere on the company's lot, Campbell County...

Public comment suspended amid Wyoming library book furor

Oct. 20, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Commissioners of a Wyoming county have suspended all in-person public comment at their meetings amid a furor over library books involving sex and LGBTQ issues. Campbell County commissioners in recent months have heard hours of public comment about...

Wyoming's Sissy Goodwin remembered with museum exhibit

Oct. 17, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Vickie Goodwin was supposed to meet her husband at the Smithsonian Museum, and he was very, very late. The Wyoming natives were visiting D.C. for her job, and while she attended a meeting, Sissy had gone off to sightsee. Now he was nowhere to be...

Wyoming librarians under fire for books about sex, LGBTQ

Oct. 01, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Books about sex, LGBTQ issues and how to have a baby have public library employees in a deeply conservative Wyoming city facing possible prosecution after angry local residents complained to police that the material is obscene and doesn't belong in sections for...

Wyoming city reflects vaccine hesitancy in conservative US

Sep. 28, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — As her beloved grandmother’s health declined, Lauren Pfenning's family insisted that she get a COVID-19 vaccine before paying her a final visit. She spent over a week researching vaccines on the internet and anguished over the decision during and...