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Devils Tower was named the first official national monument in 1906. Now Representative Cynthia Lummis is fighting to protect its name.

Sen. Lummis Introduces Bill Blocking Devils Tower Name Change

U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis introduced legislation, co-sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso, to protect the name of one of northeast Wyoming's most recognizable landmarks: Devils Tower National Monument. Despite the monument being known as Devils Tower...

Wyoming Supreme Court Reverses Conviction in Sundance Murder Case

A Sundance woman will have another day in court after successfully winning her appeal to the Wyoming Supreme Court Friday. Marty Smith was charged and convicted as an accessory in the death of Doug Haar...

Shoes Made From Human Skin #ThisWeekInWYHistory

(Gillette, Wyo.) What do a medicine bag and pair of shoes made of human skin, an ashtray made from the top of a human skull, Wyoming’s first female doctor, and a Wyoming governor all...
Stock Image: Changing blocks from 2020 to 2021.

2020’s Most-Read Stories

As we all know, 2020 was a year unlike any other and it involved plenty of tragedy for Campbell County. Some of 2020's most-read stories show us how little we initially knew. Others remind...

99 Dead in Kemmerer Mine Explosion: #ThisWeekInWYHistory

It was a quiet morning in Kemmerer, Wyoming, as families smiled amongst one another mere hours after wishing their fathers, husbands, and sons a safe day working in the local coal mines. Children played...
Campbell County Courthouse

Gov. Gordon Appoints Heally as District Court Judge

Governor Mark Gordon announced Friday the appointment of Stuart S. Healy III to fill the upcoming District Court Judge vacancy for the Sixth Judicial District, following the retirement of Judge Michael “Nick” Deegan, who's last...

It Shook the Midwest: #ThisWeekInWyHistory

It was a calm, peaceful Thursday afternoon. Birds softly chirped their songs amid babbling brooks as a gentle breeze kissed the treetops of Yellowstone National Park. Joe Carder, of the National Park Service, had just...
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Price of freedom on display in Gillette through Sunday

Tribute to American Veterans The price of freedom is the writing on the traveling wall which arrived Tuesday in Gillette. This sentimental tribute to our fallen hero’s killed in the line of duty from Vietnam...
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The Bad Pardon

#ThisWeekInWYHistory On Feb. 4, 1889, Wyoming Territorial Governor Thomas Moonlight decided to pardon a man who was incarcerated for stealing a horse, a saddle, and a gun from a ranch near Sundance. It would turn...
Verna Ann Gilbertz Photo

Pioneer Dinner Celebrates Old Friends, Local History

Verna Ann Gilbertz made her way through the crowd at the Cam-Plex Frontier Hall Saturday morning to a table where her long-time friend Marge Ruby and others waited. Around them, tables filled as volunteers...