Latest Wyoming News

Bike accident hospitalizes ex-US Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming

Jul. 26, 2021 18:17 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A recently retired U.S. senator from Wyoming is hospitalized with a broken neck and ribs Monday, three days after a bicycle accident outside his hometown, police and friends say. The accident Friday night near Gillette sent Mike Enzi, 77, to a...

Airports in the US West dealing with shortage of jet fuel

Jul. 25, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

A shortage of jet fuel, coupled with supply chain issues and an urgent demand from firefighting aircraft, continues to cause problems at airports around the West. In Nevada, state and federal lawmakers said they are investigating a possible shortage of jet fuel that could...

Rat nests contribute to fossil record in odd Wyoming cave

Jul. 25, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

NATURAL TRAP CAVE, Wyo. (AP) — It’s time to praise pack rats. The small rodents with big eyes are helping scientists decipher climate change deep inside a chilly Wyoming cave. “Pack rats compulsively gather all kinds of stuff in their nests —...

Fringe still in, clear bags new, at Cheyenne Frontier Days

Jul. 24, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Desperado Depot owner Devon Von Krosigk expects this year’s Cheyenne Frontier Days fashion to go above and beyond, as patrons look to make up for time lost last year with the first-ever CFD cancellation. While the traditional rodeo-goers will...

Messy Grand Teton camp draws bear; Idaho woman fined $5.8K

Jul. 23, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has ordered an Idaho woman to pay over $5,800 for leaving trash out that attracted a grizzly bear to her campsite in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park. Wildlife officials had to tranquilize the bear and move it by boat elsewhere in the park...

Drought expected to persist, spread throughout Wyoming

Jul. 23, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Officials expect moderate to extreme drought to persist and spread throughout Wyoming. The multiyear drought is the state's worst since 2013. Last year was Wyoming's fifth driest and 16th warmest since 1895, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. ...

Falling boom section kills Wyoming coal mine worker

Jul. 22, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Falling equipment killed a man at a Wyoming coal mine. A section of a boom on a 200-ton (181-metric-ton) crane fell Wednesday and hit the shoulder and neck of Jeff A. Wendland, 31, at the Black Thunder mine, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin...

Wyoming governor lifts trucker rules to boost fuel delivery

Jul. 21, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor is allowing truck drivers to work longer hours while they deliver fuel that might be needed for firefighting aircraft. So far this summer, Wyoming hasn't had significant fuel shortages or major wildfires. Gov. Mark Gordon's...

Wyoming river boat fishing accident kills woman

Jul. 21, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A woman has died in a boating accident on a river in western Wyoming. The 67-year-old was on a guided fishing trip on the Snake River when the drift boat she and two others were in tipped, took on water and overturned Tuesday, Teton County Search...

Trump: Liz Cheney opponents to meet with him pre-endorsement

Jul. 20, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Donald Trump will meet with Republicans running against Rep. Liz Cheney next week, and endorse one in the next few months, the former president said in a statement Tuesday. Trump will meet with them in Bedminster, New Jersey, home of the Trump...