• Courtesy photo | While the Wyoming Department of Corrections utilizes county jails throughout the state to house prisoners, officials said those facilities can’t offer the same support and programs offered through the state penitentiary.

Uinta County authorizes land sale for detention center

By |Jan. 24, 2020|

The Uinta County Commission Chambers were again full for the regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, when commissioners voted unanimously to pass a land transfer resolution authorizing the transfer of approximately 63 acres of county property located adjacent to the Bear River State Park to CoreCivic for the intended purpose of constructing an immigration detention/processing center.

Wyoming close to finalizing hemp rules

By |Jan. 23, 2020|

The Wyoming attorney general said her office is close to gaining approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a statewide hemp-growing plan amid mounting pressure from growers around the state, who have expressed concern they would miss out on the 2020 growing season following the USDA’s previous rejection of an earlier plan.

Mine operations threatened by shovel dispute

By |Jan. 22, 2020|

Three months after being called back to work at a pair of shuttered Powder River Basin coal mines, the jobs of hundreds of workers at the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines hang in the balance as Eagle Specialty Materials spars with Komatsu Mining Corp. over a pair of industrial shovels.

Wyoming news briefs

By |Jan. 17, 2020|

Catch up on headlines from across the state, thanks to The Sheridan Press’ partnership with the Wyoming News Exchange.

Supreme Court hears arguments in fair board lawsuit

By |Jan. 17, 2020|

For the first time in more than 80 years, Wyoming Supreme Court justices sat in the Historic Supreme Court Chamber in the state Capitol, hearing oral arguments from two high-profile attorneys representing the Laramie County Board of Commissioners and the Laramie County Fair Board.

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