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Wyoming highways close to prevent stranded travelers

Jan. 18, 2020 12:59 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials have shut down long stretches of highway across the southern part of the state due to winter conditions and as a precaution against travelers becoming stranded without services. State Department of Transportation officials say that some areas, including stretches of...

Wyoming OKs permit to test treated oil wastewater on a farm

Jan. 18, 2020 11:14 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming regulators have issued a one-time permit for a company to test whether its technology to treat oil drilling and manufacturing wastewater can help vegetation grow on a farm. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality permit issued this month allows Encore Green...

Wyoming's capital sees economic downturn due to job decrease

Jan. 17, 2020 7:50 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's capital city is experiencing an economic downturn driven by a reduction in local mining and construction jobs, a new report said. Cheyenne experienced a 5.5% reduction in local mining and construction jobs in the past year, The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports. The state...

Runway project totaling $62M planned at Cheyenne airport

Jan. 17, 2020 2:02 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A $62 million repair project is in the works for the runways at Cheyenne Regional Airport. The work will happen in phases over several years and could stretch into 2025. The Federal Aviation Administration will contribute $39.5 million for the project and Air National Guard $18...

Wyoming lawmakers to consider switch to daylight saving time

Jan. 15, 2020 6:23 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming state lawmakers in the new legislative session will have another opportunity to permanently shift the state to daylight saving time. A change to Mountain Daylight Time would essentially add an extra hour of daylight between November and March, The Casper Star Tribune reported...

This Jan. 2, 2020, photo shows red lights from wind turbines in the distance in the area of Genoa and Hugo, Colo., where sightings of unidentified large drones in the air have been reported. An official investigation into reports of large drones flying in groups over the western U.S. plains in the hours after sunset has confirmed nothing illegal or out of the ordinary, a finding of little solace to folks who say the truth is still out there. Investigators will scale back flights of a heat-detecting plane to try to corroborate reports as they're made but will continue to look into new reports, Colorado officials said Tuesday, Jan. 14. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP)

Theories persist about mystery drones seen in rural region

Jan. 15, 2020 1:07 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — People insist they have spotted fleets of large drones crisscrossing rural America’s night sky, their mission mysterious, raising questions that have veered into conspiracy theories and launching an investigation. Authorities in Colorado have tried to put those theories to...

This Jan. 2, 2020, photo shows red lights from wind turbines in the distance in the area of Genoa and Hugo, Colo., where sightings of unidentified large drones in the air have been reported. An official investigation into reports of large drones flying in groups over the western U.S. plains in the hours after sunset has confirmed nothing illegal or out of the ordinary, a finding of little solace to folks who say the truth is still out there. Investigators will scale back flights of a heat-detecting plane to try to corroborate reports as they're made but will continue to look into new reports, Colorado officials said Tuesday, Jan. 14. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via AP)

Report: No large drone groups confirmed at night in Colorado

Jan. 14, 2020 8:48 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An official investigation into reports of large drones flying in groups over the western U.S. plains in the hours after sunset has confirmed nothing illegal or out of the ordinary, a finding of little solace to folks who say the truth is still out there. Investigators will scale back...

School district, coalition talk responses to hateful flyers

Jan. 10, 2020 4:51 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming coalition has asked a school district to make multiple changes to better protect students from racism and homophobia after hateful flyers were spread at a junior high in Cheyenne last year. The Wyoming Independent Citizens Coalition has asked Laramie County School District 1...

Wyoming firefighters investigate cause of house fire

Jan. 7, 2020 3:39 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have started an investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed a southeast Wyoming house. Laramie County fire authorities responded Monday to a house fire north of Cheyenne near Interstate 25, Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported. The fire was extinguished Monday and...

Gillette woman wanted in meth distribution case in custody

Jan. 5, 2020 12:14 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming woman wanted in connection with a federal investigation into a methamphetamine distribution ring has been arrested. The Gillette News Record reports that 40-year-old Billie Jo Adams was arrested Dec. 28 in Cheyenne. Federal authorities had been seeking Adams and others in...