Evacuation orders remain but little growth of Wyoming fire
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Evacuation orders remain in place but a wildfire in south-central Wyoming has grown little over the past couple days.
Firefighters warn that gusty wind and warm weather...
Fire near Wyoming reservoir grows; more firefighters arrive
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire burning near Pathfinder Reservoir in central Wyoming has grown to more than 14.5 square miles (37.5 square kilometers) since it began last weekend from...
2 Colorado residents killed in Wyoming crash
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Two Colorado residents have been killed in a head-on collision on a rain slickened highway in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the accident occurred about 7 p.m....
Kansas man dies in Wyoming highway wreck
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas man has been killed after his pickup truck rolled over in a construction zone on a Wyoming interstate.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A request has been approved to extend the construction schedule of Wyoming's largest wind farm project.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports Carbon County commissioners on...
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A Marine is running 161 miles (259 kilometers) across Wyoming to honor the 161 U.S. military women killed in the line of duty since 9/11.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A city in Wyoming has settled a lawsuit over a fatal shooting by two police officers.
Attorneys for the estate of John Randall Veach said Tuesday they settled the...
Late spring snowstorm hits parts of Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Another late spring snowstorm is causing problems for motorists traveling in Wyoming.
A 50-mile (80.4-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 80 from Cheyenne to Rawlins was...
Construction of wind farm in southeast Wyoming delayed
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A contract dispute has delayed plans to erect a wind farm in southeast Wyoming.
The Rawlins Times reports that the Boswell Springs wind farm would erect up to 170...
The Latest: I-80 in Wyoming could remain closed until Friday
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on I-80 closure in south-central Wyoming (all times local):
Wintry weather could keep a long section of Interstate 80 in south-central Wyoming closed until midday Friday.
Highway officials on Thursday reopened some routes in Wyoming, including Wyoming 28 from Lander to Farson and U.S. 287 north of Rawlins.
Wintry weather closes I-80, other Wyoming routes
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wintry weather has closed Interstate 80 across much of Wyoming.
The road is closed in both directions from Rawlins to Rock Springs and eastbound from Evanston to U.S. 189. The Wyoming Department of Transportation says those sections of highway are unlikely to reopen until Thursday night.
Other roads closed due to snow and blowing snow include Wyoming 28 from Lander to Farson, Wyoming 789 north of Baggs, U.S. 287 north of Rawlins and U.S. 30 from Bosler to Walcott Junction.
Former Wyoming prison worker gets probation
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A 31-year-old former Wyoming State Penitentiary worker has received probation for having a sexual relationship with an inmate in 2015.
Shantell Ann Wyant was given a three-year suspended sentence by District Judge Dawnessa Snyder last week in Rawlins after being found guilty of three felony counts of sexual assault last September.
Accidental firearm discharge at Wyoming hunter ed course
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says no one was hurt in an accidental discharge of a firearm during a hunter education class in Rawlins.
The incident occurred Monday evening while instructors were preparing firearms for the hands-on portion of the class being held at the Department of Corrections Training Facility.
Game and Fish says it is conducting a review of the incident and will take appropriate action when the review is complete.
Rawlins elementary school student brings handgun to campus
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — An elementary school student brought a handgun to school in Rawlins and showed it to a classmate, but police say the student did not shoot the weapon or threaten anyone.
Marshal’s office trains staff in non-lethal weapons
HANNA, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming law enforcement agency has begun training its officers in how and when to use non-lethal weapons.
Staff with the Hanna Marshal's office will still carry pistols but will keep other firearms capable of firing beanbags, pepper balls and other non-lethal munitions in their vehicles for certain circumstances.
Investigators find cause of deadly Minnesota plane crash
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A final report from federal investigators says the plane that crash in northwest Minnesota killing three Wyoming residents likely occurred because the pilot lost control due to spatial disorientation.
Hanna Basin Historical Society to restore WW I monument
HANNA, Wyo. (AP) — The Hanna Basin Historical Society is undertaking an effort to restore the Wyoming town's World War I monument.
The Historical Society took over management of the monument with the support of the Carbon County School District 2 board. The monument is located on school district property.
Wyoming newspaper going to twice-a-week print issue
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A south-central Wyoming newspaper is moving to a twice-a-week printed issue.
Editor Ray K. Erku says the Rawlins Daily Times will become the Rawlins Times and will continue to publish daily stories online. The paper will print on Wednesdays and Saturdays, beginning this week.
Former prison worker found guilty of sex with inmate
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A jury has convicted a former Wyoming State Penitentiary shipping and receiving clerk of three counts of second-degree sexual assault for having on-the-job relations with an inmate.
2 wind energy projects proposed in southcentral Wyoming
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Two large wind energy projects that would generate a combined 780 megawatts of electricity are being proposed in southcentral Wyoming.
2 Colorado residents die in Wyoming accident
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A 49-year-old Colorado man and his 10-year-old daughter have died in a wreck in southern Wyoming.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the accident occurred shortly after midnight Friday near Walcott Junction on Interstate 80 when a car rear-ended a truck that had stopped on the side of the highway.
The patrol identified the victims as Leserio Garcia, of Windsor, Colorado, and his daughter, Payton Garcia Edman.
Wyoming city to keep money in bank despite fuels controversy
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — The city of Rawlins has decided to keep municipal funds at Bank of the West after the bank announced it would no longer do business with companies that it perceives as detrimental to the environment.
The Rawlins Times reports the city council voted 5-1 last week to keep an estimated $9 million at the bank.
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A memorial service was scheduled for Sunday for a Colorado bull rider who suffered fatal injuries while competing in a Wyoming rodeo.
The father of Jason Blasdel of Fruita, Colorado, says his son was injured July 7 while competing at the Platte River Rodeo in Saratoga, Wyoming.
Indiana man dies in Wyoming fall during rock climb
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A 19-year-old Indiana man has died after reportedly falling from rocks while climbing with a friend in southern Wyoming.
The Rawlins Daily Times reports that Carbon County Coroner Paul Zamora identified the victim as Justin Siler, of Indianapolis.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Laramie attorney has become the first Democratic Party candidate for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat now held by Republican Liz Cheney.
Travis Helm is a native of the small city of Rawlins who graduated from the University of Wyoming law school and specializes in immigration law.
He is the only announced Democrat for the congressional seat.
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming is sending 60 of its state penitentiary inmates to a prison in another state because of overcrowding and other concerns.
State Corrections Department Director Bob Lampert says in a statement that the penitentiary in Rawlins needs space to absorb new inmates coming into the system.
In addition, Lampert says the prison needs flexibility in case repairs of ongoing structural problems at the facility require closing a housing unit.