POWELL — Gary Olson has rocks in his shop, rocks in the yard and an entire storage unit full of rocks across town. He swears he knows every single rock in his collection of tens of thousands.
University of Wyoming students are having a semester unlike any other. A phased return saw students arrive on campus in waves, gradually filling a campus resplendent with hand sanitizer stations, social-distance floor stickers and banners reminding Pokes to cover their faces.
SUNDANCE — Backed by a much larger crowd than the council chamber usually enjoys, two citizens expressed dissent last week over a fledgling plan to replace Sundance Police Department with contracted service through the Crook County Sheriff’s Office.
CASPER — Crews have managed to contain about one-third of the wildfire engulfing much of Medicine Bow National Forest in southeastern Wyoming, a significant milestone in the nearly three-week battle against the blaze.
Three more Wyoming residents have died as a result of coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday, bringing the state’s death toll from the illness to 57.
CHEYENNE — Nona Nissen never thought of herself as a hunter. But as a retired lieutenant colonel in the Wyoming Army National Guard’s 1041st Engineering Company, she’s been on the other side of a loaded gun (and IED) plenty of times.
On Sunday, an interchurch group gathered at the flagpole near Buffalo City Hall to pray for the local community and its government officials.
JACKSON — “Mountaineering with a rifle” is how Taylor Glenn summed up his first few hours of pursuing mountain goats in Grand Teton National Park.
JACKSON — An avalanche, believed to be skier-triggered, barreled onto Highway 22 from Twin Slides, entombing a Jeep and forcing the driver to “swim” out of the debris. A now famous picture captures the snow-choked vehicle caught in the 2016 slide near the summit of Teton Pass.
POWELL — Two weeks after a federal judge in Montana ruled the Trump administration’s choice to direct the Bureau of Land Management rose to his position illegally, William Perry Pendley told an audience in Cody that the decision has changed nothing. Pendley paraphrased Mark Twain in saying, …
CASPER — A firefighter injured while battling the Mullen Fire in southeastern Wyoming on Wednesday is out of the hospital and recovering, according to Russ Bacon, the forest supervisor of the Medicine Bow-Routt national forests.
SHERIDAN — It might be impossible to determine whether the products of Rooted in Wyoming are more literal or metaphorical. Literally, the organization has grown into a diverse, far-reaching educational mission that facilitates an opportunity for children to cultivate plants from seed to harv…
Woman charged with stealing from Evanston Police Department
All that carving, tossing, dropping and chucking this time of year could turn any toothy pumpkin smile upside down.
LARAMIE — The nonstop lingering smoke the past couple of days and nights in the Laramie Valley was the best indication the Mullen Fire kept expanding in adverse weather conditions for firefighting.The massive forest fire burning in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest about 40 miles west o…
CASPER — Crews braced for another active day on the fire line on Monday, as increased winds and lower humidity intensified the spread of the Mullen Fire in southeastern Wyoming.
T.K. Stoudt bought his Fox Park home in April. Though most of the structures that comprise the forested hamlet in the Medicine Bow mountains are summer cabins, Stoudt, who teaches at the University of Wyoming, lives there full time.
SARATOGA — Before you can even make it to the Brush Creek Distillery to quaff a couple of its newly released spirits, chances are you’ll be escorted down a long basement tunnel, adorned with stone walls and arched ceilings reminiscent of medieval bridges.
Three more Wyoming residents have died as a result of the coronavirus, bringing the number of fatalities related to the virus to 53, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Thursday.
LARAMIE — A couple of cooler October nights provided a little help this week to the now 1,057 firefighting personnel battling the Mullen Fire.
JACKSON — News about the dozens of COVID-19 vaccine trials can seem removed from the coronavirus outbreak in Teton County, vague science experiments with no bearing on local life.
RAWLINS (WNE) – Although COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Wyoming, new health orders set to take effect Oct. 1 will ease restrictions on restaurants.
LARAMIE — A recent cold front provided a little relief for firefighters, but not much as the Mullen Fire burning in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest about 40 west of Laramie and just southwest of Centennial is still active and growing.Although it’s growing at a much slower rate than th…
SHERIDAN — When Samantha Bublich made the decision to keep her kids at home this school year, she did so with reservations. She believes in public schools, in-person learning and classrooms where students interact with other learners on a regular basis.She does not believe, however, that mas…
CASPER — Wyoming taxpayers lost billions of dollars in potential revenue from oil and gas lease sales over the past decade due to outdated royalty and lease terms, according to a new report published Thursday by Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting A…
TORRINGTON — Applications are now open for a program designed to address supply-chain concerns in Wyoming’s meat industry. The Wyoming Meat Processing Expansion Grant will funnel as much as $10 million from federal CARES Act funding to grants for Wyoming-based meat processors looking to expa…
DOUGLAS — Roni VanOsdol is fighting a battle she may or may not win against mask mandates, but it’s one she believes is worth the war.
CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon testified to a congressional committee in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday in support of legislation amending the Endangered Species Act that its proponents say would give more authority to states in the conservation process.
LARAMIE — The Mullen Fire increased in size to 14,653 acres and is now taking aim at the Platte River Wilderness with activity picking up as of Wednesday evening.
JACKSON — The ongoing effort to eradicate nonnative mountain goats from the Teton Range is predictably going slower using ground-based volunteer hunters than with a helicopter flying contracted gunners.
JACKSON (WNE) — Ever since police announced Monday that they’re investigating four recent reports of a man preying on women in East Jackson, detectives’ phones have been ringing with tips and leads.
Wyoming has one of the highest juvenile incarceration rates in the nation, and state budget cuts are likely to make that problem worse, according to members of the State Advisory Council on Juvenile Justice.
The number of Wyoming residents to die from coronavirus has grown to 50 with the death of a Big Horn County man, the Wyoming Department of Health reported Wednesday.
LARAMIE (WNE) – The Mullen Fire in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest southwest of Centennial spread rapidly Sunday and Monday in extremely rugged terrain, dense vegetation and live, blowdown and beetle-killed deadfall lodgepole pine trees.
CODY — Tourism has taken a rather meandering path in Cody this summer.
CHEYENNE – After at least one teacher and one student at McCormick Junior High School tested positive for COVID-19 last week, the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department is urging continued use of face masks among all students and staff.
CODY — The Shoshone National Forest has released a travel management plan that could close popular snowmobiling areas and transition many roads to trails.
JACKSON — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has released plans to limit crowding on its slopes to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus while other Teton County resorts are still working out details for their winter operations.
GILLETTE — A Gillette man is accused of kidnapping his wife and leaving her naked at Walmart, allegedly telling her he wanted her to be embarrassed.
CASPER — Once the Big Ten changed course and announced earlier this week that it will play a fall football season beginning in late October, players, coaches and fans of Wyoming and the rest of the Mountain West schools began asking the same question: Are we going to get a fall season, too?
CASPER — More than a month after what he described as a “strong, strong consensus” among Mountain West presidents to postpone football and other fall sports indefinitely, University of Wyoming President Ed Seidel said the school is trying to resume competition in those sports sooner rather t…
DOUGLAS — When Allie Oban qualified for the Boston Marathon on her first try, it was one of the biggest accomplishments of her life. When the in-person event was postponed, then cancelled, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it threatened to ruin the milestone she worked years to achieve. Inste…
GILLETTE — The wind whipped through a recent cool Saturday morning as about 20 people gathered at the Sage Hoppers RC Club’s annual Fly-In at its airfield east of Cam-plex in Gillette.Biscuits and gravy served alongside hot coffee helped warm up the remote-control pilots as they gathered in…
CASPER — The Trump administration delivered another blow to Wyoming’s oil refineries when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency denied relief to several small operators struggling to meet biofuel standards this month.
As elk hunters begin the general rifle season they’ll pursue animals that the Game and Fish Department found to be 32% above its population objective in the bulk of the state’s herds.
CODY (WNE) — Sleeping Giant Ski Area is in the process of changing hands to private ownership.
CHEYENNE (WNE) – Three people were shot near the Loaf ’N Jug on Dell Range Boulevard early Tuesday morning in Cheyenne, police officials have confirmed.
GILLETTE (WNE) – The Campbell County Fire Department recently sent two firefighters to Oregon to help fight the wildland fires raging along the West and Northwest coasts, as part of a multi-state task force to provide help.
DOUGLAS — Wyoming’s rig count skyrocketed by the end of last week, with four operating — a significant turnaround from not so long ago when the rig count hit zero, but still a far cry from the height of the most recent boom last year. The four rigs are in four counties – Converse, Campbell, …
JACKSON – A black-and-white American flag with a centered blue stripe rose above the gathered crowd Sunday to show support for local police funding. A few dozen people stood on the corner of Town Square, backdropped with “Trump 2020” banners, waving signs to energize passing pedestrians and …
CHEYENNE (WNE) – Wyoming’s public health orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have been extended through Sept. 30, with a restriction lifted to allow for indoor contact sports, Gov. Mark Gordon announced Tuesday.