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International Scamming Operation Reaches Gillette

A remote access application scam surfaced in Campbell County Monday with one resident losing nearly $1,600, Gillette Police Department officials said Tuesday. The resident, a 61-year-old female, received a phone call shortly before 9:45 p.m....
Rocking machines for oil production in a private sector.

This Law Shaped the Future of Wyoming: #ThisWeekInWYHistory

It’s a story with familiar elements that arise from time to time throughout our nation’s history; the federal government notices land with valuable qualities and then reaches out and takes it “for the good...
Cattle grazing near Elk Mountain in southern Wyoming.

Wyoming’s Gov. Gordon Pushes Plan to Build Economic Resilience

By Elyse Kelly, The Center Square Gov. Mark Gordon is advocating an approach to boost Wyoming’s economic recovery by bolstering the state’s major economic pillars. Wyoming Business Council CEO Josh Dorrell said this economic development strategy...

Cheyenne Man Held in Connection With Toddler’s Death

By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily) A Cheyenne man is being held in connection with the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a dumpster...
COVID-19, CDC

Nine More Statewide COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported

Nine more Wyoming residents have died of complications related to COVID-19, according to a Feb. 23 release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). This brings the total number of statewide deaths to 671, including...
Hacker's Brief

Hacker’s Brief

    Two Amazon Phone Scams Reported: A Laramie citizen reported receiving a recorded call from Daniel (with a woman’s voice) who claimed to be Amazon customer service, saying the citizen’s account had been charged $349.99 and...
Dakota is available for adoption at the City of Gillette Animal Shelter. (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

Local Veterinary Clinic Raises $3000 for Shelter Animals

Today is World Spay Day, an internationally recognized day that focuses on the importance of spaying and neutering companion animals.  Spaying or neutering your pets has medical and behavioral benefits and helps to control pet...

Local Legislator Speaks Out Against New College District

Wyoming Rep. Bill Fortner (R-Gillette) objected Thursday to a bill that would allow Gillette College to become its own college district, citing concerns of the move potentially having a negative impact on Campbell County...
Tori Beck and Brenton Lucas rehearse an act from the play "The Fancy Hat Hat". (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

CCHS Junior Writes and Directs “The Fancy Hat Family”

Anthony Monteleone is a junior at Campbell County High School and is proud to be directing an upcoming student play named "The Fancy Hat Family." This 45-page script is humorous, but also follows a plot...
A group of pronghorn gather near a house by the Bell Nob Golf Course. (Photo: County 17 / Brooke Byelich)

Game and Fish Collect Record-Breaking Number of Big Game Teeth

The 2020 hunting season has provided more than 4,000 big game teeth to be processed and analyzed by The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), according to a recent press release. This is the...