CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor expressed support Friday for ensuring that the news media have access to state documents and other information that must be available to the public by...
Winter storm takes aim at parts of Wyoming, Colorado
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A developing late winter storm is expected to bring blizzard conditions to parts of southeast Wyoming and eastern Colorado.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming-based fast-food chain is acknowledging its roots for its 50th anniversary.
Taco John's has grown to nearly 400 locations in 26 states since two businessmen...
Man sentenced in carjacking, pharmacy robbery
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The last of three New Mexico men charged for their roles in a carjacking and pharmacy robbery in Wyoming has been sentenced.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Temperatures have warmed up after a bitterly cold night across Wyoming.
Nearly all of the state dipped below zero (-18 Celsius) Sunday night into Monday...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Eliza Moore started coding in the second grade.
She came home from school one day after doing Hour of Code — an online course that teaches computer coding — in one of...
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming police have arrested a 17-year-old student who shot at a vehicle parked at a Cheyenne high school parking lot.
Snowstorm takes aim at southeast Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Southeast Wyoming is now the target of the latest snowstorm to hit Wyoming.
The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for the Interstate 80...
With no momentous change for Wyoming, Legislature adjourns
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Legislature adjourned for the year Thursday after a turf squabble with the governor, a late night session and hundreds of bills that for the most part didn't result in...
Jury rules in case of Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A jury has ruled that while gender did play a part in a Wyoming Highway Patrol female trooper's demotion in 2016, the Highway Patrol would have made the same decision...
Colorado slaying may be linked to robberies in Wyoming, Utah
DENVER (AP) — Attackers who killed a man in Colorado may have held up a store in Wyoming and a bank in Utah later the same day, authorities said.
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Groups: New Wyoming auditor delivers spending records sought
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's state auditor has provided all state spending records that two government transparency groups sued to get from her office under the state's public records law, the...
I-80 reopened in Wyoming; winter storm in western Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A 100-mile (161-kilometer) section of Interstate 80 in southern Wyoming reopened Friday after being closed the day before because of snow and strong winds.
However, sections of the interstate in the southeast part of the state remained closed to light, high-profile vehicles because of persistent strong winds. I-25 between Cheyenne and Wheatland also was closed to light, high-profile vehicles because of the wind.
Death-penalty repeal fails in Wyoming despite new support
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to repeal the death penalty failed in the Wyoming Legislature on Thursday after drawing far more support from state lawmakers than ever before.
The 18-12 vote in the state Senate ended a fairly long run for a bill that failed early each of the past five legislative sessions. This year, concern about the death penalty's costs amid tight state budgets won over new repeal supporters.
Death penalty repeal getting first serious debate in Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Repealing the death penalty, a non-starter in Wyoming each of the past five years, got a serious look Wednesday from a legislative committee that voted to advance the idea to the full Senate for what could be a last dash to the governor's desk.
Repeal proponents significantly outnumbered opponents in over an hour of testimony before the 4-0 Senate Judiciary Committee vote.
Wyoming lawmaker disputes account of remarks about gays
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming state lawmaker accused of comparing homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia while talking to a group of high school students denied Tuesday that she made any such comparison but now said she faces "racial slurs" and threats as a result.
Proposed Wyoming state amphibian heads to governor’s desk
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor will consider a proposal by high school students to recognize the state's only species of salamander.
A bill designating the blotched tiger salamander as Wyoming's state amphibian cleared the Wyoming House on a 50-9 vote Monday. The bill earlier passed the Senate.
Students at Pathfinder High School in Lander came up with the idea.
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High winds expected in southeast Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A high wind warning remains in effect through Tuesday for southeast Wyoming.
The National Weather Service in Cheyenne said Monday that winds are expected to reach 35 to 45 miles per hour (56.32 kph). Gusts could reach up to 70 miles per hour (112.65 kph).
Travelers in vehicles with a high risk of blowing over, including camping and travel trailers, are encouraged to be cautious.
Widow of Wyoming train crash victim sues Union Pacific
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The widow of a Union Pacific engineer who died in a train crash in southern Wyoming has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company.
Felony fleeing police advances in Wyoming Legislature
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A House committee has given its recommendation to legislation that would toughen penalties for people who commit serious offenses while fleeing police.
The House Judiciary Committee voted 9-0 Thursday evening in favor of Senate File 127. The proposal now goes to the House floor for more debate.
Woman pleads not guilty to helping boyfriend escape jail
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Cheyenne woman has pleaded not guilty to helping her estranged boyfriend escape from jail.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Jasmine Lieurance faces charges of conspiring to commit a felony and being an accessory after the fact to a felony crime.
Dangerously cold weather hitting Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Dangerously cold weather is hitting Wyoming, with wind chill readings lower than 40 below zero recorded in some areas.
Some of the coldest spots were in southeastern Wyoming. The National Weather Service says the wind chill near Pine Bluffs was minus 48 and negative 27 in Cheyenne early Thursday morning.
But it was also very cold in Casper, which set a new record low when the regular temperature hit 20 below zero Thursday morning. The previous record was minus 16 set in 1971.
Man sentenced to 40 years for killing near Cheyenne
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A 22-year-old Wyoming man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing a 19-year-old Cheyenne man while robbing him of marijuana and cash.
Armando Ramirez-Serna was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson.
Ramirez-Serna has pleaded guilty on Oct. 9 to interference with commerce by robbery and use and discharge of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence causing death as part of a plea agreement.
Wyoming developer plans 70,000-square-foot convention center
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming developer plans to build a 70,000-square-foot hotel and convention center in the state's capital.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the $55 million project in south Cheyenne is expected to open in the summer of 2021.
Bill defining cryptocurrency passes Wyoming Senate
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill that would classify digital assets, including cryptocurrency, as legal property passed the Wyoming Senate.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Senate File was approved on 28-1 vote Thursday and now goes to the House for more debate.
Wyoming may boost fees for electric, hybrid vehicles
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — People who own electric vehicles would need to pay more for not using gasoline under a bill making its way through the Wyoming House.
The House gave initial approval to the bill Wednesday.
Wyoming requires plug-in electric cars to have a decal that costs $50 a year. The measure would increase that fee to $200 a year.
Wyoming man pleads not guilty to sex assault charge
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man charged with sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that 23-year-old Cody Brown entered his plea on Thursday in Laramie County District Court.
UW fails to nix bill on 4-year degrees at community colleges
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Opposition from top University of Wyoming officials didn't prevent state lawmakers from advancing legislation Friday that would allow community colleges to offer certain bachelor's degrees.
The bill would enable Wyoming's seven community college districts to offer programs like an applied bachelor's of science degree in nursing or electrical engineering, though specific programs would still need case-by-case approval if the bill became law.
Wyoming committee won’t reconsider party affiliation bill
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming legislative committee won't reconsider changing the rules for voters to declare their political party affiliation ahead of primary elections.
KGAB Radio in Cheyenne reports the Senate Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee voted 3-2 Thursday not to take up the proposal again after voting 3-2 against it Tuesday.
Death penalty repeal heads to Wyoming House floor
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposed measure to end the death penalty in Wyoming has won the endorsement of a legislative committee.
The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports House Bill 145 advanced out of the House Labor, Health and Social Services Committee on a 5-4 vote Wednesday. It goes to the full House for more debate.
Wyoming panel shoots down gun bill
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming legislative committee has rejected a bill that would have repealed most gun-free zones in public places.
KGAB-AM reports Senate File 75 failed on a 3-2 vote Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee. However, a bill that mirrors the Senate legislation remains alive in the House.
Wyoming lawmakers nix GOP-backed party registration bill
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An all-Republican Wyoming legislative committee defeated a GOP-backed bill Tuesday that would have prevented voters from changing party affiliation in the months before a primary, but the panel advanced a Democrat's proposal to institute ranked-choice voting.
WPA annual awards announced
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Newspapers in Casper, Jackson and Lovell were named the best in Wyoming on Saturday during the Wyoming Press Association's annual convention here.
The Casper Star-Tribune, Jackson Hole News & Guide and Lovell Chronicle were named winners of the WPA's "general excellence" awards for daily, large weekly and small weekly newspapers, respectively.