Wright, WY

Wright Preparedness Advisory Council receives national award

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Wright Preparedness Advisory Council, or WPAC, received national recognition Tuesday for its emergency management work. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service recognized WPAC among its 2022 “Ambassadors of Excellence.” NOAA and NWS have posted a map here that shows the nation’s 2022 Ambassadors of Excellence.
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Missing Wright man has contacted family, sister says

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Emily Rippy, the sister of a Wright man who was reported missing last weekend, said their family has now heard from him, though he’s still missing. “First of all thank you so much for doing this story,” she told County 17 at 6:13 p.m. Sept. 17. “The amount of people in the area that shared it and reached out to us has been amazing. This afternoon Keith finally reached out to his daughter via phone. He called from a restricted number and he won’t tell us where he is but he is alive which relieves his family so very much. Thank you again because I do not believe it would have happened without this story.”
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Pine Bluffs Rolls Wright to Stay Unbeaten in 1A 9-Man Football

Pine Bluffs put together another strong performance in 1A 9-Man football as they throttled Wright on Friday 40-18. The Hornets have all the pieces in place to win it all in 9-Man this year and have not been at full strength since Dalton Schaefer injured his shoulder in the season opening game against Shoshoni.
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Rose earns all-state honors

WRIGHT – The Niobrara County Tiger Golf Team concluded its 2022 fall season on Sept. 16-17 in Wright. The Hay Creek Golf Course provided a stern challenge to the 37 2A boys in attendance. The thick rough, fast greens and state championship nerves resulted in higher than usual scores.

Pursuit ends north of Wright, stolen vehicle recovered

GILLETTE, Wyo. — An 18-year-old man who fled from Gillette police attempting a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle was stopped and apprehended north of Wright yesterday, Campbell County Sheriff Scott Matheny said Thursday.,. Police attempted the stop after they received information from the Coryell County Sheriff’s Office in...

Wyoming High School State Golf Preview 2022

The two-day state championships for Wyoming High School golfers will be on Friday and Saturday in Wright, Buffalo, and Rock Springs. WyoPreps visited with the three hosting head coaches and discussed how the golf courses will play, their condition, the challenges that players will face, and a breakdown of each classification.

2022 Wyoming High School State Golf Championships At-a-Glance

The first culminating event of the fall sports calendar is on Friday and Saturday with the high school state golf championships. The three classifications will play 36 holes of medal play. That’s 18 holes both days. The weather forecast features a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Friday in...

Your Wyoming Sunrise: Monday, September 12, 2022

***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***. Today’s Wyoming sunrise was taken by Travis Harshbarger on the Boller-Mills Ranch northeast of Wright, Wyoming. Travis writes: “I like this photo because of the sun hitting the tops of the hills. You can almost smell the sagebrush in the...

Rocky Mt. Posts Huge Win over Wright to Kick-Off 9-Man Season

Rocky Mountain has serious state championship hopes in 1A 9-man football this year as they return a ton of talent from a team that played in the state championship game last season. They put that talent on full display as they drilled Wright to start the season on Friday 59-0. The Griz put 20 points on the board in the first quarter thanks to rushing touchdowns from Maddox Ames and Carsyn Weber. Weber also threw a TD pass to Brady Fossen. The 2nd quarter was pretty much a repeat of the first quarter as Weber threw a Td strike to Ben Simmons and to Jackson Hanusa. In between those 2 scoring plays was a 1-yard plunge to the end zone from Hanusa so Rocky Mountain led 39-0 at halftime. Ames Weber and Hanusa added 2nd half touchdowns so the Grizzlies started the season on the right foot.

Friday afternoon grassfire sparked by pickup on Durham Ranch

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A motorist inadvertently ignited a grass fire at the Durham Bison Ranch near Wright on Friday, which resulted in the vehicle itself being consumed by the blaze, authorities say. The fire was reported in the area of Breene Road and South Highway 59 on Sept. 2...

Your Wyoming Sunrise: Monday, September 5, 2022

***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***. Today’s Wyoming sunrise taken by Dean Koutroulis, of Wright , Wyoming. To submit yours, email us at: NOTE: Please send us the highest-quality version of your photo. The larger the file, the better. NOTE #2: Please include where you...

Campbell County Fire Dept. Report (9/5/2022)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Campbell County Fire Department responded to the following incidents on Monday, Sept. 5:. At 12:11 a.m. to the 500 block of Stocktrail Avenue for the report of a burning electrical odor inside the building. The cause of the odor was determined to be a rooftop HVAC unit.

Next appearance postponed for fiancé of missing woman

GILLETTE (WNE) —The pre-trial hearing and potential jury trial has been postponed for the man accused of stealing money and running up credit cards belonging to a woman missing from Gillette since March. Nathan J. Hightman’s pre-trial hearing, originally scheduled for Thursday, was moved to Nov. 3. Hightman,...

Western wildfire smoke to accompany mid-90s high; Wednesday may reach 100 degrees

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Widespread haze from western wildfires will be visible in Gillette and throughout Campbell County today as the smoke is carried toward Wyoming by winds. With winds from the southwest of 7 to 11 mph and high pressure still in place, today will otherwise be clear and sunny with a high of 93 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota. Winds will turn to come from the north this afternoon and gusts to 17 mph are possible. Tonight will see a low near 60 degrees.

Labor Day will be hot, but relief may come by week’s end

GILLETTE, Wyo. — It’s the Labor Day holiday, and Mother Nature has planned a near picture-perfect day weather-wise. High pressure continues to dominate the Rocky Mountain region, and that means Wyoming will continue to see sunny and hot conditions today and through most of this week, according to the National Weather Service in Rapid City, South Dakota.
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Jo Co P&Z to Discuss Minor Subdivisions at Tuesday Meeting

Two minor subdivisions will be presented and discussed at Tuesday’s Johnson County Planning & Zoning Commission meeting. The first is for the Yoder Minor Subdivision’s Preliminary Plat for the property located on Trabing Road south of Buffalo. The second is the presentation of the Sketch Plan for the...

Kelly Walsh Places 1st at Gillette Volleyball Tournament

Kelly Walsh has started out the 2022 season at 11-0 with 5 wins in the season-opening tournament in Cheyenne and 5 more in the Gillette tournament over the weekend. KW made it to the gold bracket in the Gillette tournament with straight-set wins over Rapid City Central and Douglas. In gold bracket play on Saturday, the Trojans defeated Rapid City Christian 25-9 and 25-23, then beat Scottsbluff, Nebraska 25-15 and 25-15, then defeated cross-town rival Natrona for the tournament championship 25-13 and 25-17. So far KW has lost just one set in 11 matches.