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Wyoming governor: Carbon capture technology can help coal

Jan. 25, 2020 10:20 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Climate change is a man-made problem, but the solution doesn't have to come at the expense of fossil fuels, said Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon. Gordon, who spoke Friday at the Wyoming Press Association's banquet in Casper, said developing carbon capture technology could be the solution....

Judge finds probable cause to charge Wyoming man with murder

Jan. 25, 2020 4:52 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming judge has found probable cause to pursue a first-degree murder charge against a Cheyenne man charged with killing his girlfriend in November. A preliminary hearing was held Friday for Joseph Underwood, 45, in the Nov. 1 death of Angela Elizondo, 40, also of Cheyenne, the...

Authorities rule deaths of Wyoming couple as murder-suicide

Jan. 25, 2020 3:20 PM EST

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The deaths of a married couple were ruled as a murder-suicide, authorities in southwest Wyoming said. Hunter Jeremy Sewell, 26, and Whitney Nicole Sewell, 29, were found dead in their home in Rock Springs on Dec. 16, Rock Springs Police Department officials said. They both died of...

Documentary examines a Western town: Jackson Hole, China

Jan. 25, 2020 11:25 AM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Halfway around the world from this Western ski town there’s a place called Jackson Hole, China. And no, the name isn’t a coincidence. Located a few hours north of Beijing, Jackson Hole, China, is a small town that bears an uncanny resemblance to Jackson, Wyoming, and the...

Wyoming teen pleads guilty to bringing guns to school

Jan. 24, 2020 6:34 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming teenager told a judge his biological father had died just days before he brought two guns to his eighth-grade English class with what he said was an “intent to threaten others.” Dale Warner, now 15, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of possession of a deadly...

Lawsuit planned to stop Idaho-Wyoming natural gas pipeline

Jan. 24, 2020 3:50 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two environmental groups have given notice they intend to file a lawsuit to stop a proposed underground natural gas pipeline from Idaho to Wyoming the groups say will harm protected grizzly bears and other wildlife. The Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Yellowstone to Uintas Connection...

Wyoming's Teton National Park sees high annual attendance

Jan. 24, 2020 1:46 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park stayed near its highest visitation levels in 2019, while Yellowstone National Park had its slowest tourism year since 2014, officials said. Grand Teton's 2019 attendance trailed only 2018 for tourists visiting the park, The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported...

Cheyenne police say they can't enforce federal tobacco law

Jan. 24, 2020 1:08 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Police in Cheyenne don't have the authority to enforce the new federal law that increased the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21, the agency said. Officers can only legally enforce state laws and Cheyenne city ordinances, spokesman David Inman said. He said city...

New coal mine operator behind on federal, county taxes

Jan. 24, 2020 12:10 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The newest operator of three coal mines has fallen behind on federal and county mineral taxes, federal officials said. The Navajo Transitional Energy Company owes the federal government more than $10 million in unpaid taxes accrued from mining coal in three Powder River Basin mines in...

Jackson Hole parcel added to Grand Teton National Park

Jan. 23, 2020 1:10 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A small piece of land in western Wyoming has become part of Grand Teton National Park. The National Park Service acquired the 35-acre (14-hectare) parcel in the southern part of the park earlier this month. The Conservation Fund took part in acquiring the land from a private owner with...