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Rocky Mountain wildfires keep growing after torching cabins

Oct. 1, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two big mountain wildfires in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming were growing Thursday after burning dozens of cabins and other structures. A forecast calling for at least several more days of dry, breezy weather offered little help in the fight against the Cameron Peak Fire 20...

University of Wyoming wrestling reports 6 COVID-19 cases

Oct. 1, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming has announced that its wrestling program halted activities after the team confirmed six cases of COVID-19. The university said in a statement that the team won't engage in any athletic activities and members are being asked to self-isolate through Oct. 14,...

Judge grants extension in Wyoming sheriff appointment

Sep. 30, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has granted a request to extend a deadline to replace a Wyoming sheriff. A deadline this Thursday to replace Albany County Sheriff Dave O’Malley was too soon after the county commission accepted O'Malley's resignation Sept. 15 to properly vet candidates to take his place...

Wyoming wildfire destroys 29 homes, 31 other structures

Sep. 30, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire destroyed 29 homes and 31 other structures in a southeastern Wyoming forest and threatened to remain active for weeks to come, officials said. The fire in Medicine Bow National Forest about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Cheyenne has slowed somewhat since more than...

Wyoming governor loosens restaurant coronavirus restrictions

Sep. 30, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has loosened public health restrictions on restaurants, even though the coronavirus has been spreading more quickly in recent weeks. As many as eight people will now be able to sit at a table in a restaurant, up from six previously. Still more people from the...

Court upholds decision to prevent Wyoming coal merger

Sep. 30, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal court said it would uphold a Federal Trade Commission decision to block a proposed merger between two leading Wyoming coal companies. The FTC had said a merger between Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Resources Inc. would have created a monopoly that could have resulted in...

Wyoming Democrats sue to extend deadline to replace sheriff

Sep. 29, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming county's Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit against its local county commission in order to extend the deadline to replace its longtime retiring county sheriff. The Albany County Democrats said in the lawsuit filed Monday that the Oct. 1 deadline to replace Sheriff Dave...

Breezy weather continues to fan Wyoming wildfire

Sep. 29, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Breezy weather continued Tuesday to fan a wildfire threatening a handful of cabin communities in southeastern Wyoming. Firefighters worked to protect the mainly recreational cabins on private land within Medicine Bow National Forest. They were moving wood piles, propane tanks and...

Grizzlies killed in attacks on 2 bow hunters in Wyoming

Sep. 29, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — One hunter was injured and another unhurt by grizzly bears in two separate attacks in Wyoming. Neither bear survived the encounters, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The department gave few other details about the attacks in a statement Monday but said it was helping the...

Cool, clear weather aids plane, chopper work at Wyoming fire

Sep. 29, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Firefighters took advantage of cooler weather Monday to protect cabins and dump water on a wildfire that grew rapidly over the weekend into one of Wyoming's biggest in recent years. The fire in Medicine Bow National Forest about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Cheyenne more than...