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shot highway signs costing wyoming thousands

cody, wyo. (ap) — people shooting highway signs are costing wyoming big money year after year. the wyoming department of transportation is preparing to replace more than 500 signs on federal highways in park, big horn, fremont and teton counties. department traffic supervisor steven otto says almost 100 of those signs have been shot by […]

wyoming to pilot digital driver’s license phone app

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — wyoming is set to run a pilot program that will make driver’s license accessible through a phone application. the wyoming tribune eagle reported (http://bit.ly/2y3mjzd ) thursday that about 100 people statewide within the wyoming department of transportation and wyoming highway patrol will be using the pilot program. wyoming is joining three […]

wyoming officials test pilot digital driver’s licenses

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — wyoming officials and an international technology company tested the state’s pilot digital driver’s licenses. the wyoming tribune eagle reports a total of 64 people within the wyoming department of transportation downloaded the licenses, and wyoming highway patrol troopers conducted mock traffic stops thursday using the technology. wyoming joins colorado, idaho, maryland […]

wyoming wolf hunts to start again after us court decision

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — wyoming will hold a wolf hunt for the first time in four years this fall now that a federal court has lifted endangered species protection for wolves in the state, the wyoming game and fish department said wednesday. planning is now underway for the hunt in northwestern wyoming, which will probably […]

wyoming accident claims 5 lives, 4 from colorado

baggs, wyo. (ap) — a suv crossed the center line of a highway in south-central wyoming and collided with a pickup truck, killing four members of a colorado family and another person. the wyoming highway patrol said monday the accident occurred about 2:50 p.m. friday on wyoming 789, 22 miles north of baggs. the patrol […]

more than 40 wyoming air guard members return from kuwait

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — forty-four members of the wyoming air national guard’s 153rd airlift wing have returned home from a deployment overseas. gov. matt mead and wyoming adjutant general maj. gen. luke reiner were among those on hand saturday in cheyenne to welcome the service members back. the wyoming tribune eagle reports that the airmen […]

wyoming wolf hunts to start again after us court decision

wyoming will hold a wolf hunt for the first time in four years this fall now that a federal court has lifted endangered species protection for wolves in the state, the wyoming game and fish department said wednesday.

2 florida men caught with 40 pounds of pot in wyoming

casper, wyo. (ap) — court documents say two florida men are facing felony drug charges after wyoming highway patrol found them with about 40 pounds (18 kilograms) of marijuana. ktwo-am reports (http://bit.ly/2fi3upg ) a wyoming highway patrol trooper pulled over the two men of palm harbor for speeding sept. 13 in southeast wyoming. the traffic […]

along with population, wyoming k-12 school enrollment down

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — enrollment in wyoming’s public schools is falling along with the state’s population. almost 300 fewer students enrolled in wyoming schools this year compared to last year, bringing the total below 93,000. the northern wyoming daily news reports it was the first enrollment drop in at least a decade. u.s. census data […]

snow falls in parts of wyoming

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — up to a foot (30.5 centimeters) of heavy snow fell in parts of southeast and western wyoming. the national weather service posted winter storm warnings monday for the laramie mountains, the snowy range and sierra madre mountains in southeast wyoming. no unnecessary travel was advised monday on wyoming 130 in the […]

wyoming migration initiative studies, protects corridors

laramie, wyo. (ap) — the university of wyoming’s migration initiative has made waves in the field of migration research, mapping some of the longest and most famous corridors in the country — and protecting those corridors through education and conservation efforts. wyoming cooperative research unit leader matthew kauffman said wyoming has emerged as a leader […]

aclu urges wyoming lawmakers to consider justice reform

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — the wyoming chapter of the american civil liberties union is urging lawmakers to take a serious look at criminal justice reform in an effort to fix inflating prison numbers and budget cuts. the wyoming tribune eagle reports an american civil liberties union report says one in 58 people in wyoming are […]

roadshow: clear up wyoming speeding tickets

plus: not everyone feels that wyoming is a speed trap waiting to happen.

wyoming 2017 wildfire season saw many relatively small fires

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — wyoming recorded an above-average number of wildfires in 2017 but the state escaped the large conflagrations that plagued other western states. state forester bill crapser says wyoming had a comparatively moderate fire season as far as large fires last year. crapser says wyoming recorded about 760 wildfires on federal, state, county […]

photos: wyoming cowboys vs oklahoma state cowboys in college wrestling

the no. 19 wyoming cowboys lost to the no. 3 oklahoma state cowboys, 20-15 tuesday, december 19, 2017 in cheyenne, wyoming.

jammed: eclipse crowds may have doubled wyoming’s population

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — the least populated state in the nation has seen total eclipses before but likely never as many people. the amount of traffic during monday’s eclipse suggests wyoming may have temporarily doubled its population of 585,000 — as some predicted it would. the wyoming department of transportation counted 536,000 more vehicles than […]

san jose state spartans vs. wyoming cowboys: tv info and other fast facts

records: san jose state 1-11, 0-7 in the mountain west. wyoming 7-4, 5-2. kickoff: 2 p.m. saturday at cefcu spartan stadium, san jose, calif. tv: espn3. radio: kliv 1590. series history: wyoming has the edge in the all-time series with a record of 6-3. the two schools will be meeting for the first time since an oct. 18, 2014, when […]

blackwater founder considering wyoming senate bid, ap sources say

blackwater worldwide founder erik prince is considering a republican primary challenge to wyoming sen. john barrasso, a senior member of the senate republican leadership team. a person familiar with prince's thinking says he was in wyoming this weekend to discuss a possible senate campaign with...

accident on wyoming road project kills worker

billings, mont. (ap) — a worker at a highway project in northern wyoming has died from injuries he received when a falling rock hit him in the head. wyoming transportation department spokesman cody beers says the incident occurred sept. 14 just west of the tunnels outside cody. the victim was taken to a hospital in […]

wyoming man gets prison sentence after plea to sexual abuse

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — a wyoming man was sentenced to at least 18 years in prison after pleading guilty for sexually abusing a teenage girl who was in foster care. the wyoming tribune eagle reports that 60-year-old mervin scofield jr. pleaded guilty this week to two counts of sexual assault of a minor while in […]

i25 in southeast wyoming closed monday

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — blowing and drifting snow forced the closure monday of a 70-mile stretch of interstate 25 in southeast wyoming. the wyoming department of transportation shut down both lanes between wheatland and cheyenne late monday morning and for most of the afternoon. the highway was expected to reopen sometime later monday. a large […]

midwest, wyoming lawmakers target wolf protections again

minneapolis (ap) — pressure is building in congress to take gray wolves in the western great lakes region and wyoming off the endangered list, which would allow farmers to kill the animals if they threaten livestock. representatives from minnesota, wisconsin, michigan and wyoming have asked house speaker paul ryan of wisconsin for a fast floor […]

wyoming courts plan upgrades funded by higher fees

wheatland, wyo. (ap) — some wyoming courtrooms will be getting an upgrade under a plan by state court officials. the wyoming tribune eagle reports that a five-year plan includes the earliest upgrades in the northeast corner of the state and the east-central region. the $7 million plan depends on a fee paid by people convicted […]

wyoming study focuses on major interstate’s future needs

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — wyoming officials say traffic on a major interstate will continue to grow, requiring careful long-term planning for work that could come at a high cost. consultants on thursday laid out the start of a master plan for the interstate-80 corridor that crosses southern wyoming. the casper star tribune reports that state […]

photos: the great american eclipse in wyoming and nebraska

nebraska and wyoming are two states in the path of totality. both, with their many quiet towns, will see thousands of new visitors.

kanye west might have dipped to wyoming to create new music

kanye is cooking up somthing new in the mountain of wyoming.

poaching of 2 wyoming mule deer

casper, wyo. (ap) — wyoming game wardens say somebody shot and left two mule deer to waste. a landowner near casper recently found the bucks with their heads removed. the wyoming game and fish department said wednesday it is seeking the public’s help investigating the case. game wardens say they are looking into whether the […]

wyoming natural disasters bring in $14.8 million in fema aid

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — the federal emergency management agency has compensated wyoming entities for more than $14.8 million for various natural disasters since 1998. unlike many other states, wyoming did not have any cases where an agency decision to deny money was appealed, according to an analysis by the associated press. in some states, fema […]

high winds topple more than a dozen semi-trucks along i-25 in colorado and wyomi

the colorado department of transportation said i-25 was closed in both directions between wellington and the wyoming state line.

everything you need to know for wyoming at air force football

the wyoming-air force game might not be considered a rivalry in the traditional sense, but these two front range foes battle every year like bitter rivals.

trump's rollback of coal rules electrifies wyoming workers

this hardscrabble wyoming city of about 30,000 people proclaims itself the "energy capital of the nation" on the mayor's blue blazer and even the parking ticket payment boxes.

dramatic video shows big rig toppled by high winds crushing cop car on wyoming h

dramatic video of a tractor-trailer toppling onto a wyoming highway patrol car shows just how windy it can get on the high plains. the truck was driving on interstate 80 in southern wyoming on tuesday when it blew over onto the parked patrol car. no one was inside the patrol car, and patrol lt....

gao: climate change already costing us billions in losses

a non-partisan federal watchdog says climate change is already costing u.s. taxpayers billions of dollars each year, with those costs expected to rise.

wyoming sees no change in jobless rate in september

casper, wyo. (ap) — wyoming’s unemployment rate remained at 4 percent in september. the wyoming department of workforce services reports that the jobless rate was unchanged from august and was significantly lower than a year ago when it was 5.1 in september 2016. the highest unemployment rates in september were found in natrona county at […]

wyoming lawmakers look to update sexual harassment policy

cheyenne, wyo. (ap) — a wyoming lawmaker said this week he thinks incidents of inappropriate sexual behavior by state legislators likely are underreported. with resignations in state legislatures around the country related to inappropriate sexual behavior, the wyoming legislature is reviewing its current policies and trainings. the legislative service office, or lso, formed a team […]