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Wyoming police report multiple stolen military medals

Oct. 22, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming authorities have reported military medals dating back to World War II were stolen from a trailer outside a veteran organization. Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Monday that Cheyenne police were alerted of the theft Monday after a passerby found an emptied shadow box near...

Teen accused of killing Wyoming girl waives speedy trial

Oct. 22, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager charged with fatally shooting a girl from Wyoming has waived his right to a speedy trial. The Argus Leader says the waiver means the 17-year-old defendant gave up his right to have his case brought to trial in 180 days from his arraignment as specified under...

Wyoming wind farm project set to clear hurdle

Oct. 22, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Power Company of Wyoming has moved a step closer to clearing a final environmental requirement for its massive Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project in Carbon County. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the Bureau of Land Management recently released the third environmental...

Deal for Wyoming mines called best-case for idled miners

Oct. 21, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two of the biggest U.S. coal mines have been sold, raising the possibility that hundreds of miners in Wyoming could return to work almost four months after the owner of the mines filed for bankruptcy protection. Tennessee-based Contura Energy announced Monday that Blackjewel closed...

Native tribes adding to buffalo herd on Wyoming reservation

Oct. 21, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wind River Reservation in Wyoming is experiencing an increase in buffalo as two Native tribes attempt to re-establish a herd of the animals. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Sunday that the Northern Arapaho Tribe brought its first 10 buffalo to the reservation last week. Officials...

Wyoming's economic growth may be slowing down

Oct. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A new report indicates Wyoming's economic growth has started to show subtle signs of slowing. The quarterly report published by the state's Economic Analysis Division shows coal and natural gas production in the state continues to falter even though statewide employment rates have...

UW considers increasing advising fees, services

Oct. 21, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is in the initial stages of possibly increasing fees in order to add more student advising services. Associate Director of Academic Advising Richard Miller tells the Laramie Boomerang that the proposal aims to improve student experiences and extend their stay...

Wyoming man sentenced to 9 months in jail for poaching deer

Oct. 20, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to serve nine months in jail for illegally killing deer in northern Wyoming. The Sheridan Press reported Gregg Lambdin was convicted of 11 counts of wanton destruction of a big game animal in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Officials say a plea agreement...

Wyoming Game And Fish completes part of mule deer project

Oct. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has completed the first part of its project to improve mule deer habitat in the southern Bighorn Mountains. Wyoming Public Radio reports that the agency and the Bureau of Land Management have been working on a crucial winter range for the Upper...

Chambers, Valladay lead Wyoming past New Mexico 23-10

Oct. 19, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Sean Chambers passed for a touchdown and ran for another, Xazavian Valladay added 187 yards and a score and Wyoming led from the get-go defeating New Mexico 23-10 on Saturday. Chambers scored from the 1 as the first quarter ended, boosting Wyoming (5-2, 2-1 Mountain West Conference) to...