KEMMERER, Wyo. – Each year, The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) celebrates National Public Lands Day by coordinating and participating in hundreds of outdoor clean up and improvement projects across the country.
RIVERTON — After a year of diligent work on preparations for building a new full-service hospital, leaders of the Riverton Medical District say a key provision in the effort will be ensuring that the hospital is owned locally and controlled locally.
CASPER — Proposed legislation would give officials in Wyoming a clearer picture of missing and murdered Indigenous people while improving cooperation among federal, state, local and tribal authorities when investigating cases.
LARAMIE — As technology becomes more ingrained with everyday life, skills in computer science are becoming increasingly necessary to compete in the modern world.
ROCK SPRINGS -- Western Wyoming Community College will host C.J. Chivers on campus at three events on Friday, Sept. 6. There will be readings at noon in the WWCC Theatre and 7 p.m. in Room 1302 in addition to a panel discussion on veterans, war and the stresses of being a soldier at 2 p.m. i…
CASPER –- Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the Wyoming Community Development Authority’s Homeownership Mortgage Revenue Bonds from an Aa2 rating to an Aa1 rating with a stable outlook on Aug. 5.
SWEETWATER COUNTY -- The Colt Single Action Army revolver, often referred to as the Colt "Peacemaker," is among the most iconic firearms in American history.
CHEYENNE – Mayor Marian Orr and Cheyenne City Council members agree the city needs to address the backlog of road maintenance work caused by a wet spring and an understaffed Public Works Department.
TORRINGTON -- Residents are invited by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) to offer their continued thoughts, ideas and perspectives on a proposed Medicaid waiver plan for Wyoming air ambulance services during upcoming public meetings or online.
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) warns that fraudulent activity by individuals claiming to represent the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is targeting Wyoming residents.
The for-profit prison company that proposed building an immigration jail in Evanston has withdrawn its interest, but a Uinta county commissioner says a different prison company will keep the project alive.
ROCK SPRINGS – Family can extend beyond blood. It can mean the people you share your lives with, through highs and lows. And when hard times come, you can tell who your family is by looking for those who work to do some good amidst the bad.
PINEDALE—Aubree Corona was found dead by search and rescue members Tuesday, and law enforcement said no foul play is suspected.
ROCK SPRINGS — It has taken a lot of studying and laboring to get Western Wyoming Community College ready for the first day of fall classes on Wednesday. Syllabuses have been revamped, textbooks have been restocked, and fresh paint is on the walls, all in preparation of the newest school yea…
GREEN RIVER — Sweetwater County Commissioners considered a proposal Tuesday that is estimated to cost nearly $22 million to consolidate the county’s public works and fire facilities at a location on Lagoon Drive off Wyoming Highway 191 South.
GREEN RIVER — Forty artists from Wyoming and Utah had 24 hours to complete a work of art during the 15th annual Art on the Green live competition at Expedition Island on Friday and Saturday.
PINEDALE — Aubree Corona, who had been missing since July 13, has been found dead. Her body has been found according to information relayed by a church prayer chain on Tuesday evening.
GILLETTE — Saying Cloud Peak Energy Corp. conducted “a very robust auction process,” a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge needed less than 30 minutes Monday morning to approve a sale of the coal giant’s Powder River Basin assets to Navajo Transitional Energy Co.
ROCK SPRINGS — The Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall Memorial will be on display Thursday through Monday at Western Wyoming Community College at 2500 College Drive in Rock Springs. The exhibit is free, and visitors are welcome to experience the wall for themselves at any time while it is on display.
CHEYENNE (AP) — Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow an electric utility to redevelop Wyoming’s first commercial wind farm so it produces the same amount of power with far fewer turbines, an example of the growing feasibility of renewable energy in the top U.S. coal-mining state.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — More than 6 million acres of state property scattered across 11 states in the U.S. West are landlocked by private property and largely inaccessible to hunters, anglers and other recreational users, public lands advocates said Monday.
ROCK SPRINGS — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., traveled to Sweetwater County on Friday to attend the 18th annual River Festival in Green River. His visit included a stop by the Rocket-Miner office to provide an update on legislative initiatives he’s been working on as well as to respond to …
CASPER — More people who say they’re victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Wyoming clergymen have come forward since the release in early June of a list of 11 men who the Diocese of Cheyenne deemed had faced substantiated accusations of abuse.
GILLETTE — Cloud Peak Energy Corp., one of the Powder River Basin's largest coal mine operators, has accepted a bid from Navajo Transitional Energy Co. to buy "substantially all of Cloud Peak Energy's assets."
ROCK SPRINGS — Downtown Rock Springs is a pilot community for a new program by the National Main Street Center called Made on Main Street, according to the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency. Organizers seek input and ideas from home business owners along with current storefront b…
CASPER — Farmers in the Platte River Valley affected by an irrigation tunnel collapse are beginning to lose hope that their crops will be salvageable this year.
CHEYENNE — A bill to mandate Wyoming share disqualifying mental health information on potential firearms purchasers with the federal background check system is still alive for a potential 2020 vote.
SUPERIOR -- The Wyoming Department of Transportation has closed a section of roadway underneath the bridge at the WYO 371 Superior Road and Interstate 80 interchange through Tuesday. WyDOT, along with contract crews Kilgore Companies doing business as Lewis & Lewis, Inc. and DeBernardi C…
CHEYENNE – An effort to change the state’s trespass laws to punish violators even if they were unaware they were on private property failed to make it out of committee Thursday.
JACKSON — Sitting around a campfire is the stereotypical camping activity: Flames lick the logs, someone roasts marshmallows while bats and nighthawks swoop around, eating mosquitoes.
MOOSE — World-renowned filmmaker and climber Jimmy Chin, who with his wife Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi made the Oscar-winning documentary “Free Solo,” said countless people have told him his work inspired them to get outdoors, the first step in the making of a conservationist.
Staffing issues at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins and the Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk could jeopardize prison safety, Wyoming Department of Corrections Director Bob Lampert told lawmakers in Casper on Thursday.
LARAMIE — A hybrid species of carnivorous fish introduced into Upper North Crow Reservoir in Curt Gowdy State Park several years ago is getting big enough to give anglers a good fight.
JACKSON — Facing legal pressure, a federal agency that kills wildlife deemed to be a nuisance has agreed to reassess its plans for operating in Wyoming.
CODY — For the people who still don’t get it, the National Park Service recently spelled out – for the zillionth time in the zillionth way – the stern, common-sense advice to avoid approaching bison as if they are the family dog.
POWELL — The rate at which grizzly bears have been “lethally removed” by wildlife managers in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has dropped significantly this year.
ROCK SPRINGS — Changes at the Rocket-Miner are creating opportunities, and new General Manager Kellie Nicholson is working to help the newspaper staff and community take advantage of them.