Latest Wyoming News

New company enters possible deal for idle Wyoming coal mines

Sep. 19, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Another buyer has entered a potential bankruptcy deal that could allow two idle Wyoming mines to reopen but would in effect pay the coal company to do so. Bristol, Tennessee-based Contura Energy said Wednesday it reached a tentative deal to pay Jasper, Alabama-based FM Coal $90...

Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier parks allow e-bikes

Sep. 19, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Park Service officials say motorized electric bicycles are now allowed in Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier national parks, along with Wyoming's National Elk Refuge. The joint announcement Thursday follows an order signed late last month by Interior Secretary David...

Lawmakers advance Wyoming bill increasing smoking age to 21

Sep. 19, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have voted to advance a bill raising the state minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 years. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that lawmakers aim to limit minors' access to tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewable tobacco and nicotine-infused...

Remains of veterans laid to rest at Wyoming cemetery

Sep. 19, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Wyo. (AP) — The remains of 23 veterans who had no family to claim them have been given proper burials at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in Wyoming. A ceremony attended by about 200 service members, veterans, public officials and others was held in their honor Wednesday the cemetery in...

BLM lease sale in Wyoming nets $8.3 million in bids

Sep. 19, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An oil and gas lease sale on federal land in Wyoming resulted in bids totaling $8.3 million on 175 parcels. The Bureau of Land Management says about 264,000 acres were involved in the sale this week. Leasing is the first step in the process to develop federal oil and gas resources,...

Wyoming governor approaches Mexico about exporting coal

Sep. 18, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor has approached Mexican government officials about the possibility of using their ports to export the state's coal to overseas markets. Consul General Berenice Rendon-Talavera of the Mexico consulate's Denver office and Gov. Mark Gordon's spokesman, Michael Pearlman,...

Wyoming Business Council CEO to leave

Sep. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Business Council CEO Shawn Reese has announced he will be leaving the state's chief economic development agency. Reese says in a statement that he plans to spend more time with his family and noted it is a good time for a CEO change at the agency. No specific date for the end...

UW trustees OK Wyoming Hall demolition, new parking garage

Sep. 18, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved proceeding with several aspects of the work involved with constructing at least $300 million worth of dormitories in the coming years. The Laramie Boomerang reports that trustees voted this week to have UW administrators proceed...

Wyoming lawmakers reject voter ID and crossover voting bills

Sep. 17, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have defeated two bills that would have impacted voting regulations. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Monday that state legislators voted against crossover voting in primary elections and a requirement to produce photo identification at the polls. The bills were...

The Latest: Possible murder charges after Wyoming shooting

Sep. 17, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in Wyoming that killed two and injured two others (all times local): 2:45 a.m. A man faces possible charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder after a shooting in Cheyenne that killed two and injured two others. Police say 37-year-old...