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Wyoming native Breezy Johnson takes 7th place in Olympic downhill

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wyoming native Breezy Johnson skied to a seventh-place finish in the downhill race at the Olympics in South Korea.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 5:32 pm

How one Wyoming chef found community through her vegan cooking business

A savory barbecue aroma filled the kitchen as vegan chef Kiki Rochelle chopped potatoes, mixed seasonings and tended the simmering pot of sauce on the stove.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 3:00 pm

Prosecution concludes its case in Cercy sex assault trial; Judge denies motion to acquit

The prosecution rested its sexual assault case against Tony Cercy shortly before midday Tuesday. The prosecutor is expected to bring at least one rebuttal witness after the defense makes its case.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 2:00 am

Wyoming native to race in Olympic downhill

Wyoming native Breezy Johnson will race Tuesday night in the Olympic downhill event in South Korea. The 22-year-old Johnson is ranked 14th in the world in the discipline and is coming off back-to-back World Cup downhill top 10 finishes. Johnson…

Published on 21 February 2018 | 1:00 am

Rocky Mountain Power to build new wind farms in four Wyoming counties; plans to add 200 full-time jobs

Wyoming’s largest utility has selected four wind projects to help meet its expansion goals, growing its wind development in the Cowboy State by 60 percent, enough to power about 450,000 homes.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 1:00 am

Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon says he plans to run for governor

CHEYENNE -- State Treasurer Mark Gordon said he intends to run for Wyoming governor this year, confirming widespread speculation that he had decided to run after months of deliberation.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 12:30 am

Wyoming police investigate prank call reporting shooting at elementary school

The Casper Police Department investigated a report of a shooting at the vacant Grant Elementary late Tuesday morning and determined the threat came from a prank phone call made by a small child.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 12:00 am

United Airlines plane slides off runway in Wyoming, no injuries

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A passenger jet carrying 33 people slid off the runway at the Gillette-Campbell County Airport in northeast Wyoming.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 11:15 pm

Stand your ground bill endorsed by Wyoming House panel

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would offer protection against both criminal charges and civil lawsuits for people who defend themselves against an attacker.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 11:00 pm

Yellowstone National Park starts capturing and shipping bison to reduce population

Officials began the controversial Yellowstone National Park winter bison capture operation on Friday, Feb. 16.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 9:28 pm

Yellowstone seismic swarm reflect changes in stress along small faults, YVO says

Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week's contribution is from Mike Poland, USGS research geophysicist and YVO scientist-in-charge, and Jamie Farrell, assistant research professor with the University of…

Published on 20 February 2018 | 5:27 pm

Cheyenne students build "purses with a purpose" for agencies

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When a woman leaves a dangerous living situation, she might do so without a dime to her name, facing a possible custody battle and with no solid plan to build a future.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 3:00 am

Wyoming bill would limit health fund to veteran coal miners

Coal miners that have worked fewer than 10 years would no longer be eligible for a state fund that assists with medical bills, if a measure that passed in the Wyoming Senate last week continues successfully through the House.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 2:00 am

Man who died in avalanche near Wyoming resort identified as Utah resident

SALT LAKE CITY — A family says an Orem, Utah, man they considered to be part of their family died in an avalanche in Wyoming.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 11:45 pm

2 dead in western Wyoming plane crash

EVANSTON — Two people have died in a plane crash in western Wyoming.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 11:30 pm

Former Wyoming lawmaker Tom Lockhart dies at 82, represented Casper for 15 years

CHEYENNE — Longtime state lawmaker Tom Lockhart of Casper has died, House Speaker Steve Harshman announced Monday morning. He was 82 years old.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 6:21 pm

With church donation, Wyoming organization to create info packets for families affected by suicide

After the loss of a loved one to suicide, family members are left to navigate difficult, unthinkable questions in a haze of loss.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 3:00 am

Behavioral health murals enlist patients, provide meditation

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Behavioral Health Services unit of Ivinson Memorial Hospital just got a little more colorful.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 2:00 am

Despite violation, coal company not at fault in death of miner last year, inspector says

The roof was secured with bolts driven 12 feet into the rock. The face, a 10-foot high wall of coal, was abnormally quiet. There were no pops or cracks in the dark before the wall rolled on Jaime Olivas, a…

Published on 19 February 2018 | 1:30 am

Winter storm takes aim at Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A major winter storm is spreading over much of Wyoming, bringing heavy snow and bitter cold temperatures.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 9:45 pm

How a coalition of caretakers is keeping Wyoming's ghost towns alive

JAY EM — They used to hold Saturday night dances on the top floor of the general store that grew so large the building started to sway.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 3:00 am

Alleged Wyoming pain pill "bully" faces felony charges

WORLAND, Wyo. — A northern Wyoming man is facing 14 felony blackmail and drug charges after authorities say he badgered and bullied neighbors into giving him their pain medications over the course of a year.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:15 am

Minority population growth shifts Wyoming demographics

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A report from a nonprofit group says minority populations in Wyoming have been growing faster than the white population as the Cowboy State's demographics slowly shift toward greater diversity.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 12:00 am

Skier killed in avalanche outside Wyoming resort

JACKSON, Wyo. — A skier has been killed after triggering an avalanche just outside the boundary of Wyoming's Jackson Hole ski resort.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 11:45 pm

Man dies after car gets stuck, burns in Wyoming

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Authorities say a 47-year-old man is dead after his car got stuck and caught fire at the base of White Mountain in southwestern Wyoming.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 11:30 pm

Prison for deadly texting while driving fails in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Lawmakers in the Wyoming House have voted down a bill that would have meant prison time for drivers who cause a deadly wreck while texting on their phones.

Published on 16 February 2018 | 8:40 pm

'Stand Your Ground' bill clears hurdle in Wyoming House

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A so-called "stand your ground" bill has cleared an introductory vote in the Wyoming House of Representatives.

Published on 15 February 2018 | 10:20 pm

Wyoming House advances bill requiring ‘In God We Trust’ displayed in all public school classrooms

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House moved forward a bill that would require “In God We Trust” to be displayed in all public school classrooms across the state, as well as in the lobby of state government buildings.

Published on 15 February 2018 | 8:45 pm

Volunteers needed for Wyoming state park

Hot Springs State Park is recruiting volunteers to work at Legend Rock State Archaeology Site this summer.

Published on 15 February 2018 | 8:21 pm

Buffalo jump talk Feb. 22 in Powell

“Organized Chaos: The Importance of Buffalo Jumps and Their Impact on Native American Culture” will be the subject of a talk on Feb. 22.

Published on 15 February 2018 | 7:02 pm

Wyoming woman pleads guilty to stealing more than $300K from trucking company

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A 50-year-old Wyoming woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $310,000 from a Wyoming trucking company over a five-year period.

Published on 14 February 2018 | 10:30 pm

Coal bust has Wyoming looking locally to fund new schools

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Now that a more than $1 billion school construction boom funded by coal mining has ended, Wyoming voters could soon be asked if they want to go back to using local tax revenue to pay for building…

Published on 14 February 2018 | 9:58 pm

Liquor tax fails in Legislature; hostile environment for other revenue bills

CHEYENNE -- Even Valentine’s Day couldn’t make Wyoming lawmakers love taxes. The House rejected a small increase in the tax on liquor in the state by an overwhelming margin Wednesday morning.

Published on 14 February 2018 | 6:00 pm

Mishaps, pranks and firsts: Wyoming actors recount stories of kissing in the spotlight

The two 14 year olds were supposed to kiss each other on the cheek during a rehearsal for “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at the Casper Children’s Theatre.

Published on 14 February 2018 | 3:00 pm

Wyoming lawmakers scrap lower speeding fines, citing concern over deaths and education funding

CHEYENNE — Citing concerns about increased traffic fatalities and a loss of funding for public schools, lawmakers in the House Judiciary Committee decided to scrap a plan that would have significantly lowered fines for speeding on state highways.

Published on 14 February 2018 | 3:00 am

Alleged victim takes the stand in Tony Cercy sexual assault trial

The young woman who reported that Tony Cercy sexually assaulted her took the witness stand Tuesday morning and said the Casper businessman frequently commented on her appearance.

Published on 14 February 2018 | 2:00 am

Hepatitis A outbreak continues in Wyoming County

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health and the Casper-Natrona County Health Department are continuing to investigate a growing hepatitis A outbreak in the county that began in October.

Published on 14 February 2018 | 12:45 am

Wyoming legislators consider bill raising animal abuse fines

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase the fines levied against people convicted of abusing animals.

Published on 14 February 2018 | 12:30 am

Wyoming college offers plan to take on WyoTech operations

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A Cheyenne community college is working on plans to acquire a private technical school in Laramie that's set to close in June.

Published on 14 February 2018 | 12:15 am

Snowmobiler killed in crash during guided trip in Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo. — Authorities say a Chicago man was killed in a snowmobile crash during a guided trip in northwestern Wyoming.

Published on 14 February 2018 | 12:00 am

Wyoming lawmakers adopt updated sexual harassment policy

CHEYENNE – Wyoming lawmakers narrowly voted down expanding sexual harassment and anti-discrimination policies to cover all public forums Saturday.

Published on 13 February 2018 | 1:00 am

Sheridan affordable housing concerns raised

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Some people are concerned whether Sheridan County in northern Wyoming will have enough affordable housing as it attracts new businesses.

Published on 13 February 2018 | 12:30 am

Wyoming Game and Fish conducting mule deer surveys

PINEDALE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is conducting extensive aerial surveys over the next couple of weeks to get a more accurate count on the number of mule deer in the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Herd.

Published on 13 February 2018 | 12:15 am

Mead warns against deep cuts to education in State of the State address to Wyoming Legislature

CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead cautioned against deep cuts to state spending on education and social services, while praising the overall reduction in the size of Wyoming’s government during his tenure as governor in his final state of the state…

Published on 13 February 2018 | 12:00 am

Yellowstone is under strain, and it can be measured

Yellowstone Caldera Chronicles is a weekly column written by scientists and collaborators of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. This week's contribution is from David Mencin and Glen Mattioli, geodesists with UNAVCO, Inc., in Boulder, Colorado.

Published on 12 February 2018 | 8:39 pm

Army presence in Yellowstone topic of Feb. 26 talk

Brandon Lewis, historical reenactor and raptor wrangler at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, will present a lecture on "From Soldiers to Rangers: The Unique Assignment in Yellowstone National Park" at the next meeting of the Pahaska Corral of…

Published on 12 February 2018 | 8:31 pm

NOAA: Wyoming precipitation in January near average

January 2018 precipitation totals across Wyoming were 90 to 100 percent of average, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which also predicted near normal spring runoff.

Published on 12 February 2018 | 7:00 pm

Casper City Council to discuss suspending parking permits for food trucks

Food trucks continue to receive parking permits from Casper while city officials work to develop a new policy on mobile vendors, but that could be changing after a local business owner asked the Casper City Council to halt this process…

Published on 12 February 2018 | 2:00 am

A prominent Casper businessman is set to go to trial on charges alleging he sexually assaulted an unconscious 20-year-old

A prominent Casper businessman accused of sexually assaulting an unconscious 20-year-old at an Alcova lake house is set to stand trial Monday.

Published on 12 February 2018 | 1:30 am

UW's new diversity head praises university efforts, says specific plan is on 'homestretch'

The University of Wyoming's chief diversity officer has been busy since she was appointed in May.

Published on 12 February 2018 | 1:00 am

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