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Mobile "Vaxi Taxi" offers COVID-19 shots in Wyoming county

Jun. 20, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — With 80% of adults over 18 fully vaccinated in Teton County, vaccinated individuals now make up the majority of the community. Now health officials are launching an innovative vaccination effort to further increase the community protection from COVID-19. ...

Colorado woman wins 60th Mount Washington Road Race

Jun. 19, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

A Colorado woman raced to the top of the tallest mountain in the Northeast on Saturday to win the 60th Mount Washington Road Race. Kim Dobson, 37, of Eagle, Colorado, earned her victory at the mountain's fogged-in summit, which was being buffeted by gusts up to 60 mph (90...

New classroom helps Wyoming workers learn virtual reality

Jun. 19, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — It took a few minutes to get used to. The classroom full of city of Gillette workers, not students, sat in desks facing the front of the Gillette College Technical Education Center classroom, but they also were faced in all different directions,...

More help sought for Montana fires ahead of weather shift

Jun. 18, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s firefighting aircraft returned to duty Friday as officials sought even more personnel and aircraft ahead of a shift in the weather that could stir up a large blaze on the Wyoming border. A red flag warning — indicating critical fire...

PacifiCorp proposes big build of Rocky Mountain region wind

Jun. 18, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A utility proposes to build six wind farms that could supply enough electricity for over 1 million homes by 2024. Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp, whose subsidiary Rocky Mountain Power serves Wyoming, Utah and Idaho, announced the plan this week. ...

Liz Cheney opponent pays visit to Arizona election audit

Jun. 18, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A candidate running against Liz Cheney in next year's Republican primary has paid a visit to an effort in Arizona to cast doubt on the outcome of the presidential election. State Rep. Chuck Gray, of Casper, on Monday visited the partisan audit that...

Northwestern Band of Shoshone sues Idaho over hunting rights

Jun. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation is suing Idaho Gov. Brad Little and state wildlife officials in federal court, contending the state has wrongly denied the tribe hunting rights guaranteed by the 1868 Treaty of Fort Bridger. The lawsuit,...

White-nose syndrome confirmed in Wyoming bats for 1st time

Jun. 17, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Two bats from northeastern Wyoming's Devils Tower National Monument have been found with the state's first confirmed cases of a deadly fungal disease. White-nose syndrome has killed millions of bats in North America since the fungus first appeared...

Fires stoked by heat, wind force evacuations in Montana

Jun. 16, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildfires in Montana have exploded in size, triggering evacuations and destroying an unknown number of homes as furious winds stoked the blazes and caused a firefighting helicopter to crash-land, officials said Wednesday. The sudden ramping up of...

Sheriff: Fatal Wyoming cliff fall apparently accidental

Jun. 16, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A fatal fall from a cliff in northern Wyoming appears to have been an accident, sheriff's officials said Wednesday. Sheridan County sheriff's officials identified the victim as Calli Aust, 28, of Sheridan. She fell from Steamboat Point about 20...