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Wyoming town settles $90K racial discrimination lawsuit

Jan. 21, 2020 7:59 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A town in Wyoming has settled a civil rights lawsuit filed by a former town employee who accused his supervisor of allegedly calling him racial slurs before firing him. The town of Evansville will pay $90,000 to former employee Roy Mestas, Casper Star-Tribune reports. Mestas' attorney...

Sleeping Giant Ski Area to suspend winter operations

Jan. 21, 2020 7:30 PM EST

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — Sleeping Giant Ski Area in northwest Wyoming is suspending winter operations after this season because of financial problems. Amy Woods, manager of the Yellowstone Recreations Foundation, announced the board of directors' decision Tuesday, saying "the number of skiers and snowboarders we...

Groups prepare to sue over grazing in Wyoming grizzly range

Jan. 21, 2020 6:36 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Conservationists worried that continued livestock grazing in a Wyoming forest could endanger grizzly bears are preparing to sue the U.S. government. Western Watersheds Project, Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Yellowstone to Uintas Connection allege a 2019 decision to allow grazing to...

Wyoming man pleads guilty to stealing from Boy Scouts, woman

Jan. 21, 2020 4:51 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man pleaded guilty to taking more than $30,000 from the Boy Scouts while he was a scoutmaster, court records said. Jason Ray Barnum, 42, of Gillette pleaded guilty to three counts of theft for using bank account information to steal money the Boy Scouts received from...

University of Wyoming professor enters US Senate race

Jan. 21, 2020 2:32 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A second Democrat has entered the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Wyoming. University of Wyoming ecology professor Merav Ben-David, of Laramie, announced her candidacy Saturday at the annual Women's March in downtown Cheyenne. A native of Israel, Ben-David has lived in Wyoming...

Wyoming, Montana seek Supreme Court ruling on coal exports

Jan. 21, 2020 2:16 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming and Montana asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule on Washington State's denial of a permit for a port facility that could boost U.S. coal exports. The coal-producing Rocky Mountain states argue the denial violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, photo, a mountain lion scares away magpies from the deer carcass it has been watching on High School Butte in Jackson, Wyo. The cougar remained in a juniper tree about 50 yards away from the kill for multiple days and attracted large crowds of onlookers. (Kathryn Ziesig/Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP)

Mountain lion feeding on carcass thrills wildlife viewers

Jan. 20, 2020 12:45 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Photo safari trip leader Brent Paull’s game plan one day this month happily went out the window. A traveling wildlife guide from Tulare, California, Paull had just wrapped up leading three West Coast photographers on a three-day Yellowstone National Park tour. The group rolled...

Army Corps studying weather network to help control flooding

Jan. 20, 2020 11:53 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is studying the possible construction of an $11.1 million network of weather stations to improve flood control across the Upper Missouri River Basin, officials said. Stations are being upgraded for proof of concept in Bozeman at Montana State University...

Dog-sledding guide Tim Thiessen of Leadville brings his huskies down a trail off Tiger Road on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at Good Times Adventures in Breckenridge, Colo. (Liz Copan/Summit Daily News via AP)

Colorado dog sled guide preparing for Wyoming's Stage Stop

Jan. 20, 2020 11:19 AM EST

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Six snowy miles up Tiger Road, seemingly closer to Keystone than Breckenridge, a cacophony of Siberian husky howls fill the air. At the foot of Mount Guyot, Good Times Adventures is a dog-sledding and snowmobiling oasis deep in the woods. If you hop on a snowmobile from the main...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, photo, Norm Bishop sits inside his home with a photo and award from his years of working with wolves, outside Bozeman, Mont. Bishop, who was Yellowstone’s resource interpreter, had spent years giving public presentations about the science of wolf reintroduction. He would explain what the experts thought would happen if gray wolves were restored to the Yellowstone ecosystem. (Ryan Berry/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

Wolves' return to Yellowstone recalled on 25th anniversary

Jan. 19, 2020 11:55 AM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The day the wolves arrived in Yellowstone National Park was busy. At least that’s how Norm Bishop remembers it. The wolves came in aluminum crates on horse trailers Jan. 12, 1995. Passing through the gates, the Canadian-born carnivores were the first of their kind in the park...