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Nevada quarterback Carson Strong (12) throws a touchdown pass against Wyoming State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Lance Iversen)

Strong gets Nevada past Wyoming 37-34 in OT to open season

Oct. 24, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Carson Strong threw his fourth touchdown pass, a nine-yarder to Romeo Doubs in overtime as Nevada beat Wyoming 37-34 on Saturday night in the Mountain West Conference and season openers for both teams. Strong was 39-of-52 passing for 420 yards. Cole Turner had seven receptions for 119...

Smoke from the Cameron Peak Fire fills the sky Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 in Masonville, Colo. Strong winds fanned two Rocky Mountain wildfires Wednesday, prompting new evacuation orders as one of them spread toward communities that lie outside Rocky Mountain National Park (Bethany Baker/Fort Collins Coloradoan via AP)

Strong winds fan Colorado's largest recorded wildfire

Oct. 17, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The largest wildfire in Colorado history grew overnight as high winds pushed the blaze through rural communities and the forecast predicts more “extreme fire behavior” on Saturday. Gusts of up to 70 mph (112 kph) overnight created “very significant" fire...

Fierce winds fan Rockies wildfires, new evacuations ordered

Oct. 14, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Strong winds fanned two Rocky Mountain wildfires Wednesday, prompting new evacuation orders as one spread toward communities outside Rocky Mountain National Park. Cool autumn weather had been helping firefighters in their efforts to quell the Mullen Fire in southeastern Wyoming and...

Gusty forecast as firefighters gain ground on Rockies fires

Oct. 13, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters gained ground on two Rocky Mountain wildfires Tuesday after a spell of cool, damp weather but more strong wind threatened to complicate their efforts. Forecasters expected winds gusting 60 mph (100 kilometers per hour) through Wednesday, fanning flames and possibly...

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management Acting Director William

Pendley says he's still on the job as acting director of BLM

Oct. 10, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — William Perry Pendley wants Wyoming to know that he’s still on the job as the nation’s acting head of public lands. “I have not been ousted. That is not true,” Pendley, the Bureau of Land Management’s deputy director of policy and programs, said during...

Wyoming opens national cemetery to honor veterans, families

Oct. 9, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Officials have opened the first national cemetery in Wyoming, a place where veterans can be laid to rest alongside fellow service members and honored with their families for their sacrifices. The Cheyenne National Cemetery is designed to serve more than 55,000 veterans, their spouses...

FILE - In this June 26, 2020 file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom holds a face mask as he urges people to wear them to fight the spread of the coronavirus during a news conference in Rancho Cordova, Calif. A member of Newsom's office staff tested positive for COVID-19 this week and contact tracing has begun, the office said in a statement Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. The staff member had not interacted with Newsom or with staff that routinely interacts with the governor, the statement said. Separately, a state employee who works in a space shared with some staff from the governor's office also tested positive for COVID-19 but the person also had not interacted with the governor or his close staff, the office said. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)

The Latest: California governor tests negative for virus

Oct. 8, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has tested negative for the coronavirus. The governor’s office said Newsom was tested on Wednesday after someone in the governor’s office tested positive. The staff member who tested positive had not interacted with Newsom or anyone else who often...

A woman wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus, walks near the social distancing signs at a park in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Seoul region remains virus hot spot for S Korea

Oct. 7, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has 69 new confirmed coronavirus cases, most of them in the Seoul region area where health workers are struggling to track transmissions tied to hospitals, churches, schools and an army unit. The figures released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on...

More cabins at risk as Rocky Mountain wildfires keep growing

Oct. 6, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — More dry, breezy and warm weather kept two big wildfires in Wyoming and Colorado growing Tuesday and put firefighters in a battle to save cabins. Firefighters didn't expect much relief until at least this weekend, when cooler weather is forecast in the densely forested mountain...

2 Wyoming residents injured in small plane crash in Colorado

Oct. 6, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado have identified the pilot and passenger who were injured in a small airplane crash and fire over the weekend. The Delta County sheriff’s office said Tyler Beyer, 35, was flying the Cessna twin-seater airplane with his spouse Jessica Beyer, 33 on...