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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...

Wyoming COVID-19 survivor urges people to get vaccinated

Sep. 25, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Her symptoms came on suddenly. It was early February, when everyone looked out for and knew what a headache, fever and loss of taste and smell meant. The symptoms for Kristi and Andy Gabriel came on at the same time. From the...

Wyoming man recovering from fiery truck crash near Gillette

Sep. 19, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The last thing Shane Fortner remembers is driving by the last big hill before entering Gillette. He was in his truck, tailing his dad, Bill, who was driving ahead of him north on Highway 59, heading into the south side of Gillette. ...

Donations help Wyoming sheriff's office acquire 2 new K-9s

Aug. 29, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Before they were together on the streets, they were together in a barn. Temporarily living in a two-bedroom barn loft in Alabama, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office deputies Trevor Osborn and Kyle Rhoades had the time to get close to Torc and...

Wyoming judge thriller writer to publish 3rd novel

Aug. 22, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The last nine months have moved quickly for Paul Phillips. A Circuit Court judge by day, he has a lot on his docket from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. But in his free time, he’s been writing a series of thrillers under the pen name James Chandler. ...

Campbell County votes to form 8th Wyoming college district

Aug. 20, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is set to gain an eighth community college district after Campbell County voters decided to spin off their own district. Of the 5,886 who voted on the issue Tuesday, 4,161 supported creating a new district and 1,725 voted against it, the...

Huge electric guitar art project taking shape in Gillette

Aug. 14, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Laid out across the large floor space inside of the Area 59 workshop — and taking up a lot of it — was about 22 feet of giant guitar. Designed and mapped out in paper, its blueprint stretches across the middle of the work space floor, right...

University of Wyoming will still require face masks for now

Aug. 12, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming will require people to wear face masks indoors through at least Sept. 20 amid an increase in COVID-19 throughout the state. The face mask requirement carries over from last school year as students prepare to return to...

Wyoming coal production seeing modest bump after dismal 2020

Aug. 07, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Given the choice of what to hear first, good news or bad news, Powder River Basin coal producers and the thousands of people who work the mines are used to asking for the good news only to be told there is none. Five years of working through a...