WY Inmate Death

John Manuel Garcia, a Wyoming inmate, died Wednesday, January 16, 2019 following an apparent suicide attempt at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington.  Garcia was taken by paramedics to the Banner Health Community Hospital in Torrington where he was pronounced dead shortly after 1 am.  Garcia was sentenced on September 24, 2018 by Carbon […]

Wild Horse Ruling

A Wyoming Federal Court ruled against the Bureau of Land Management in the most recent court activity. (1-10-19) A victory was recently handed to the American Wild Horse Campaign in favor of a lawsuit to stop the BLM from illegally rounding up hundreds of wild horses in a helicopter capture in the southwestern part of the […]

Fig Facts for Fun

There seems to be a designated day for everything and today is National Fig Newton Day! Growing up this was my favorite “cookie”. I am pretty sure my grandparents convinced me they were cookies for some random “health” reason. -WF, News Director/Basin RadioDid you know these fun facts? Until the late 19th century, many doctors […]

Meet Your Chairman

The Campbell County Board of Commissioners nominated and approved Rusty Bell to serve as Chairman for 2019 today; Jan. 15, 2019 Born and raised in Gillette, Rusty Bell graduated from Campbell County High School in 1992 and received his BA in Biology in 1997 from Jamestown College in North Dakota. After graduation, he worked as […]

Fast Food Feast in DC

Platters of burgers, fries and a variety of pizzas accompanied the smell of  victory through the White House yesterday as President Trump congratulated college football National Champions– the Clemson Tigers.  Trump, is a fast food lover and he paid for the fast food feast out of his personal pocket citing the partial government shutdown. Some […]

Retirement Rankings

With almost 25 percent of all working age adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released their report on 2019’s Best States to Retire To help retirees find a safe, enjoyable and wallet-friendly place to call home, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 46 key metrics. The data set ranges […]

The Cost of Smoking

The combined economic and societal costs of smoking now totals more than $300 billion a year and continues to rise. The personal-finance website WalletHub released a report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State.  There are an estimated 37.8 million tobacco users in the U.S. and WalletHub calculated the potential monetary losses including the […]

Oath in the Rotunda

Wearing a yellow safety vest Mark Gordon is shown flanked by four statewide elected officials and Wyoming Chief Justice Michael Davis. The Republican took the oath of office today in the Rotunda of the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne with the American flag draping the scaffolding. The building which is more than 128 years of […]

First Deadline Approaching

As we shared last week, many big game applications are now open and must be submitted online. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds hunters that ‘Residents’ and ‘Non-Residents’ can apply for: Elk, Antelope, Deer, Spring Turkey, Bighorn Sheep, Moose and Mountain Goat. The first deadline is approaching for Non-Resident Elk as well as Resident […]