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Wyoming town officials 'ecstatic' about landing nuke project

Nov. 21, 2021 10:15 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — With just four years left before its coal plant shutters, the southwestern Wyoming town of Kemmerer, population 2,750, has been bracing for a seemingly inevitable loss. Along with the neighboring coal mine, the Naughton Power Plant is one of the...

Wyoming company to pay $2M in Yellowstone oil pipeline spill

Nov. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming pipeline company agreed to a $2 million settlement for damages caused by a 2015 crude oil spill that fouled a section of the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana and contaminated a city's water supply, officials said Wednesday. The...

Wyoming GOP votes to stop recognizing Cheney as a Republican

Nov. 15, 2021 18:19 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Republican Party will no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP in its second formal rebuke for her criticism of former President Donald Trump. The 31-29 vote Saturday in Buffalo, Wyoming, by the state party central committee...

Court to hear cases of docs convicted in pain pill schemes

Nov. 05, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear appeals from two doctors who were convicted of illegally distributing pain medication after writing thousands of prescriptions in short periods. The court will take up the case of Xiulu Ruan of Mobile, Alabama,...

Workers brace for Wyoming underground coal mine closure

Oct. 31, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — With just a few weeks left before Wyoming’s last underground coal mine shutters, the employee transition is well underway. The long-anticipated closure of the Bridger Underground Coal Mine was originally expected to impact 94 mine workers,...

New Wyoming COVID-19 hospital high amid low vaccination rate

Oct. 22, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The coronavirus has hospitalized more people in Wyoming than at any point in the COVID-19 pandemic, with one public health officer saying the situation is “like a war zone” at one of the state's biggest hospitals. Wyoming hospitals had 249...

Wyoming lawmakers plan anti-vaccine-mandate special session

Oct. 18, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers plan to hold a rare special session next week to counter President Joe Biden's proposal to require COVID-19 vaccination for certain workers. Whether the session Oct. 26-28 in Cheyenne, at a cost of $25,000 per day, proceeds to...

Wyoming's Sissy Goodwin remembered with museum exhibit

Oct. 17, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Vickie Goodwin was supposed to meet her husband at the Smithsonian Museum, and he was very, very late. The Wyoming natives were visiting D.C. for her job, and while she attended a meeting, Sissy had gone off to sightsee. Now he was nowhere to be...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Casper Natrona 28, Thunder Basin 14 Cheyenne East 40, Casper Kelly Walsh 7 Cody 47, Green River 20 Cokeville 28, Big Piney 21 Douglas 41, Buffalo 7 ...

Wyoming race takes distance runners off road in Red Desert

Oct. 09, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Runners trickled across the finish line all afternoon. Windswept, beaming, the triumphant finishers jogged between a pair of wooden barrels marking the end of the race. They collected high-fives and congratulations and meal vouchers and the wooden...