Latest Wyoming News

Ex-Wyoming football player to be jailed over sexual battery

Jul. 11, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A former University of Wyoming football player, who recently signed an NFL contract, had been accused of inappropriately touching two women while in college and was sentenced Thursday to six months in jail after pleading no contest to reduced charges. Carl Granderson, 22, entered the...

Wyoming coal miners left wondering after bankruptcy filing

Jul. 7, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming coal workers who were locked out of their jobs after a company filed for bankruptcy protection are wondering whether they'll ever be called back to work. The West Virginia-based Blackjewel LLC has 580 employees at two open-pit mines in northeastern Wyoming, Eagle Butte and...

Blackjewel CEO confident bankrupt coal operator will rebound

Jul. 2, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The CEO of one of the nation's largest coal producers says he's confident the company will bounce back despite the shutdown of several mines after it filed for federal bankruptcy protection. Milton-based Blackjewel LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday in U.S....

Genesee & Wyoming being taken private in $6.37B deal

Jul. 1, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — Railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming is being taken private by Brookfield Infrastructure and GIC in a deal valued at about $6.37 billion. Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns 120 short line railroads, mostly in North America, with operations in Europe and Australia. Through its...

Racist, anti-gay student flyers challenge Wyoming district

Jun. 30, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The leaflets distributed by students at a junior high school told pre-teens to "Join the KKK" and that "It's not OK to be gay." In the capital of the state known for the 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, school officials have worked to respond to the spring incident....

Group wants grizzly bears restored to more US states

Jun. 27, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates are seeking a court order that would force U.S. officials to consider if grizzly bears should be restored to more Western states following the animals' resurgence in the Northern Rockies. Grizzly bears are protected as a threatened species outside Alaska. An...

Kings add scoring with Wyoming's Justin James

Jun. 21, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Without a first-round pick for the first time since 2003, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac loaded up in the second round of the NBA Draft and went for potential and depth in their backcourt over need. The Kings added a pair of scorers in Wyoming's Justin James and...

2 big US coal companies combine Wyoming, Colorado operations

Jun. 19, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

Two of the world's largest coal producers have announced they will combine mining operations in Wyoming and Colorado in an attempt to improve their competitiveness against natural gas and renewable energy sources. Arch Coal and Peabody Energy are based in St. Louis and announced the joint venture on Wednesday. It...

Wyoming airport rated top 'tiny airport' in US by Fodor's

Jun. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Fodor's Travel has rated Jackson Hole Airport in northwest Wyoming as the best "tiny airport" in the United States. The airport in Grand Teton National Park beat out second-place Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in neighboring Montana. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports...

Utah-Detroit Delta flight makes emergency Wyoming landing

Jun. 15, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Delta flight has made an emergency landing in Wyoming after instruments detected a possible fire in the plane's cargo area. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that there were no injuries among the more than 200 passengers and crew Friday afternoon when a Delta Airbus A321 headed from...