Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:58:16 GMT
File - In this Aug. 26, 2016 file photo, firefighters just in from Pennsylvania get briefed a wildfire as it burns off the shore of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. With measureable snowfall already in parts of the Rockies and Northwest, the 2016 wildfire season is pretty much over in much of the West.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:58:15 GMT
Firefighters just in from Pennsylvania get briefed a wildfire as it burns off the shore of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park in August. With measurable snowfall already in parts of the Rockies and Northwest, the 2016 wildfire season is pretty much over in much of the West.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:40:09 GMT
The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services couldn't confirm that number, which includes fines going back to 2009. Officials say the department has asked federal investigators to verify how they came to that amount.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 03:51:31 GMT
Friends of Animals has a huge cheer for the news that the 10thCircuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the Bureau of Land Management broke the law when the agency removed wild horses from Wyoming's Checkerboard region in 2014. The checkerboard area is made up of alternating blocks of public and private land, and the BLM's mismanagement resulted in treating the entire area as private because the agency is wedded to cattle and sheep ranchers.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:51:05 GMT
Wyoming hunting seasons are in full swing in many areas, and residents still have a chance to go afield before the seasons' end. Wyoming residents may purchase a general deer or elk license- also known as an over-the-counter license- at any Game and Fish office, license selling agent, or at the Department website.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:28:03 GMT
Wyhatt Morris, 8, digs though bins of materials during the annual Duct Tape Duel on Saturday evening. The annual duel is a fundraiser for Wyoming Cares, and organization that provides temporary financial assistance for families in need.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 21:04:19 GMT
The need for the repaving and rehabilitation project became obvious in the early 2000s when engineers discovered distress in the joints of concrete laid in the 1990s. Work is under way on a repaving and bridge rehabilitation project of more than 6 mi.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:34:47 GMT
Brenda Tracy's story is a heavy one. In 1998, she was gang raped by four college football players.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:58:19 GMT
Wyoming is poised to see the first opening of a coal mine in decades. The Brook Mine, near Sheridan, still has a few permitting issues to resolve before it can open, but it cleared a major hurdle in September.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:55:11 GMT
Reminding motorists of a 2001 state law, 10 signs are being installed in northwest Wyoming to encourage passing vehicles to "move over for parked emergency vehicles" that are displaying flashing lights. Wyoming's move-over law requires motorists to change lanes to move away from parked emergency vehicles that are displaying flashing lights; on two-lane roads, or where traffic prevents a driver from moving over, motorists are required by law to slow down to 20 mph below the posted speed limit and "change lanes as long as it's safe to do so."
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 06:50:32 GMT
As UW undergraduate students file into Room 255 at the Laramie Plains Civic Center, their heads all turn to the brightly colored, three-paneled mural that spans almost the entire width of the wall. Clustered depictions of Latinos from the history of Albany County, Wyoming, and the nation comprise the mural that adorns of the wall of the bilingual radio station KOCA 93.5. The students were stepping off the UW campus for the morning to engage in an interactive visual learning assignment, reported the Laramie Boomerang ( , UW associate professor and director of the Latina and Latino studies program, said the idea of the exercise is to help the students intimately understand Latino culture and the role is has and does play in Wyoming.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 18:19:55 GMT
Wyoming's Rib & Chop House plans to open a new restaurant at the site of the former Jordans, 2721 S. Douglas Highway, in mid-November. The restaurant has announced it will hire more than 50 full-time workers, as well as 25 part-time employees.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 14:21:44 GMT
Alana Hespin, 6, left, and her sister Bella, 4, decorate pumpkins Saturday at the farmers market in the parking lot of the Gillette College Technical Education Center. Kids decorate pumpkins Saturday with help from adults at the farmers market in the parking lot of the Gillette College Technical Education Center.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 04:50:47 GMT
Central Wyoming College has agreed to stop displaying the remains of a Native American after Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen ruled such displays are illegal. Former coroner Ed McAuslan allowed the college to perform research on the body of the young woman, which was found near Dubois.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00:29:18 GMT
U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging students and graduates from all backgrounds to apply for a spring internship in his Washington, D.C. office. The deadline for applications is November 4. "An internship in my office is rich with opportunity and provides students with firsthand knowledge and experience," Enzi said.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:53:07 GMT
Growing up, I had plenty of time to view the state from my back car window, driving with my family through Evanston on our way to Bear Lake, and up to Jackson Hole for my little sister's ice skating competitions. When I thought of Wyoming, I usually pictured lots of open space and not a lot to do - boring and bland.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:15:12 GMT
A new dual speed limit between Cody and Yellowstone may save people and animals there. Wyoming Department of Transportation spokesman Cody Beers said 70% of the collisions on highway 14/16/20 west of Cody involve wildlife.