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Wyoming landowners appeal permit for new coal mine business

Aug. 10, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A landowners organization in Wyoming has filed an appeal last week challenging a decision by environmental regulators to grant a mining permit to a coal technology firm. The Powder River Basin Resource Council submitted the appeal to the state's Environmental Quality Council,...

Boy, 9, found on I-80 in Wyoming reunited with parents

Aug. 10, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was reunited with his family after a driver found him walking alone alongside Interstate 80 in southwestern Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol got word about the boy Saturday afternoon. Troopers were headed to the area when a passing motorist picked him up and...

Boy, 7, missing after dad found dead in Wyoming reservoir

Aug. 10, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Searchers continued to look for a 7-year-old boy Monday, two days after finding his father dead in a submerged all-terrain vehicle in southwestern Wyoming. A witness told investigators the pair rode the vehicle away from a campsite near Flaming Gorge Reservoir around 11:30 p.m....

Central Wyoming wildfire prompts evacuations

Aug. 9, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A central Wyoming wildfire prompted evacuations of area residents after burning across several square miles. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said the fire about 50 miles north of Rawlins has burned almost three square miles (about seven square kilometers). It started Friday on...

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Rural neighborhood drew app-dependent Yellowstone tourists

Aug. 9, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — “This is not it.” Eugenio Bautista uttered that all-too-common realization after rolling to a stop along Stateline Road recently. En route with his family from Yosemite National Park, the roadtripper from Chicago had slept in Idaho Falls. Awakening, he punched...

1 injured and 1 dead in shooting in Casper

Aug. 8, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A shooting in Casper, Wyoming, has left one dead and one person injured. The Oil City News reports Casper Police Department spokesperson Rebekah Ladd said at about 7:00 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a reported kidnapping on South Jefferson. Reports said a person was being held...

Casper man sentenced to more than 6 years in firearms case

Aug. 8, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Casper man will spend six years five months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the sentence handed down by a federal judge in Cheyenne on Friday. Jeremy Dean Priebe, 43, also must pay a $100 special assessment, a $200 fine and be on supervised...

Public Health Nurse Joli Carr asks a series of questions to someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus while conducting a contact tracing phone call on July 24, 2020, at Campbell County Public Health in Gillette, Wyo. (Mike Moore/Gillette News Record via AP)

Contact tracing means long hours for public health nurses

Aug. 8, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Behind a series of locked doors, a temperature screening area and at the back of highly sanitized pathways sits the quaint office of Campbell County Public Health nurse Joli Carr. Inside, she sits at a desk surrounded by piles of forms with contact tracing notes. It’s her...

Wyoming delays fall football camp ahead of altered schedule

Aug. 7, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming football has delayed the start of fall practice from Friday to next Tuesday amid plans to alter the game schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Mountain West Conference plans to have each team play 10 regular-season games including up to two non-conference games. A...

Man dies after fall at Keyhole State Park in Wyoming

Aug. 7, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man died after falling off an embankment during a late-night walk while camping with his girlfriend at Keyhole State Park, park officials said. Cameron MacNeil, 29, was at the Wind Creek Campground near the reservoir when he fell July 22 around 2 a.m., The Gillette News...