Weather Shuts Down Stretch of I-80
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Winds gusting up to 60 mph are keeping some highways in southern Wyoming closed. The snow that fell Tuesday night and early Wednesday has ended, but strong winds are blowing the snow onto road surfaces and reducing visibility. Sections of I-80 between Cheyenne and Evanst…
Changes to the Hathaway Scholarship
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — State lawmakers are working to make changes to Wyoming’s Hathaway Scholarship in response to the increasing cost of tuition at the University of Wyoming and the state’s community colleges. The Joint Education Committee on Friday proposed drafting legislatio…
Some Hope to Bring Back Horse Racing Terminals
Wyoming Downs part owner Eric Nelson says he will seek approval for a limited offering of new horse racing games during the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission meeting set for Nov. 13 in Casper.
Famous Yellowstone Grizzly Bear Approaching the End
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Grizzly bear No. 211 has been captured by scientists 17 times in Yellowstone National Park. Born in 1990 during the midst of a grizzly bear baby boom, he witnessed the return of wolves, and has become one of the most recognizable bruins by visitors who’ve dubbed him…
Wyoming Professor Leaves Gun in Classroom
Patterson says he left his backpack with the gun inside after finishing with his Introduction to Criminal Justice class.
Rocky Mountain Power Backs Coal
President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan will push the company to be more environmentally conscious, but not to eliminate coal plants.
Wyoming Revenue Down – Budget Cuts Coming
Wyoming schools also stand to see lower funding as a result of falling property tax valuations and the mineral production slowdown.
Nuclear Tourism in Wyoming?
The state and F.E. Warren Air Force Base signed an agreement this month that paves the way for the building to be turned into an interpretive museum and historical site.
University of Wyoming Enrollment Down
But more students are on the Laramie campus thanks to a large freshmen class and greater retention of undergraduates.
Driver in Triple Fatal Accident Gets 30 Days
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Gillette bus driver accused of slamming into a line of stopped cars in a construction zone last year — killing three people — has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. Rhoda Steel was sentenced Wednesday under a plea agreement. She previously pleaded guilty …
Wyoming Wind Park Battle
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to create a wind farm in eastern Wyoming could be stalled by further court battles from a group of landowners that has been fighting the project since 2011. The Wyoming Industrial Siting Council approved the 46-turbine project last week, ruling that the park…
VP Biden Will Not Run For President
Vice President Joe Biden says he won't run for president in 2016.