Elk are plentiful in Wyoming as the state's famed elk hunting season gets underway, according to Game and Fish Department estimates. The agency early this year estimated populations to be 29 percent above objective for those herds it counts, according to WyoFile calculations from agency data.
CHEYENNE – The two adults killed in Monday's shooting in east Cheyenne have been identified by police, and the shooting is believed to be drug-related.
ROCK SPRINGS — The Judicial Nominating Commission listed three nominees for the seat of Third Judicial District Judge Nena James, who is retiring effective Oct. 18.
CHEYENNE — Governor Gordon signed a proclamation designating September as Wyoming School Bus Safety Month. The proclamation is to remind Wyoming drivers to stop when a school bus is stopped with red flashing lights and its mechanical stop signal displayed. The number of drivers illegally pas…
GREEN RIVER — The Sweetwater County Commission unanimously approved a conditional-use permit Tuesday morning to allow construction of a Love’s Travel Stop & Country Store west of Green River.
LARAMIE — A $1 million gift to the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing by longtime supporter the McMurry Foundation aims to boost the delivery of psychiatric mental health nursing and integrated care in Wyoming through UW’s undergraduate and graduate programs.
TEN SLEEP (WNE) — A competition among some of Wyoming’s best musicians in Ten Sleep tops this weekend’s list of activities around the state.
CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Laramie County School District 1 Board of Trustees voted Monday night to add girls fast-pitch softball to its athletics offerings next school year.
LARAMIE — Groundbreaking research by a University of Wyoming economist has shed new light on the controversial topic of the value of “thoughts and prayers” in response to natural and human-caused disasters.
LARAMIE — The state's Blockchain Task Force will meet in Laramie on Thursday and Friday to discuss potential legislation that could further shape Wyoming's landmark blockchain laws. If enacted, the laws under consideration could change the landscape for real estate, banking and energy, among…
CHEYENNE — A free, customized mobile phone app offered by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) can boost Wyoming family wellness by offering useful health tools and tracking resources.
CASPER — The country's energy data center tempered forecasts for Western coal production as demand for the mineral declines nationwide and market uncertainty persists, according to a new report released last week by the Energy Information Administration.
A diverse group of citizen stakeholders this week refined its recommendations for how Wyoming can stem the tide of Chronic Wasting Disease, which is plaguing cervid populations in the state.
CASPER — Lawyers for a Casper man whom a local judge found immune from a murder prosecution on the basis of a new law filed arguments last week with the state's highest court, largely outlining the issues to be decided following oral arguments this fall.
SHERIDAN — About halfway through suicide prevention month, the Violence Policy Center released the results of a study Wednesday that shows Wyoming has the second highest rate of suicides and gun suicides in the nation. Montana had the highest rates and Alaska ranked third.
GILLETTE (AP) — At two of the world’s biggest coal mines, the finances got so bad that their owner couldn’t even get toilet paper on credit.
LARAMIE — Tom Burman, athletic director for the University of Wyoming, delivered history’s first apology from the university to the Black 14 on Friday evening. Those 14 black football players, many of whom were on campus this week, were kicked off UW’s football team 50 years ago for asking t…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that he won’t back GOP congresswoman Liz Cheney and her support for “endless wars” if she decides to run for the Senate from Wyoming.
CASPER — A company co-owned by two Wyoming legislators is suing its former CEO over the use of a trademark attributed to the blockchain-based agricultural company they founded together.
CHEYENNE – Zoos are known for the viewing of rare and unusual animals. It is where wild animals are kept in captivity. In many cases, zoos are the only place to see wildlife that might come from regions halfway around the globe.
POWELL — Golden rays of morning sunlight highlighted tanned tops of wild grasses as three white-tailed deer browsed on the edge of a field outside Meeteetse. They had no idea the Sisters of the Sage were on their trail.
GILLETTE — Local school trustees reached a consensus this week to go ahead with an armed educator policy, but the direction is anything but clear.
LARAMIE -- Double Dub’s food truck owner Trent Weitzel said he was just thrilled to be able to finally compete in this year’s National Buffalo Wing Festival over Labor Day weekend — and then he won "the most prestigious award, basically, for buffalo wings."
JACKSON — Eco Tour Adventures wildlife safari guide Josh Metten spotted a common raven with a metallic band clamped onto its right foot while wildlife watching north of Blacktail Butte.
SUNDANCE — With the help of Senator Ogden Driskill, the City of Sundance will try one last time to sidestep repayment of $225,000 in emergency funding that it was granted by FEMA in 2012 to relocate the Cole Water Tank when it began to slide off the hill.
LARAMIE — The search committee tasked with finding 12 candidates for the University of Wyoming's presidency hosted its first of three "listening sessions" at the Wyoming Union on Monday afternoon.
ROCK SPRINGS — Western Wyoming Community College took one step closer to handing out bachelor degrees in applied sciences to graduates. A simple endorsement vote from the Board of Trustees on Thursday night was all that was required for WWCC to next approach the Wyoming Community College Com…
GREYBULL — A group of investors who are looking to get in on the ground floor of the nascent hemp production industry has agreed to the terms of the purchase of three lots totaling 2.52 acres in the Greybull Business Park.
LARAMIE — On a fateful Friday morning in October 50 years ago, 14 members of the University of Wyoming football team were suddenly dismissed from the team.
CASPER — In a surprisingly sharp letter to the University of Wyoming’s board of trustees Thursday, Gov. Mark Gordon called on the board to undertake a “thorough and transparent” presidential search that resists the temptation to “insert a familiar face into the top position.”
CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s first case of vaping-associated lung illness has been confirmed in a Uinta County resident, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. The young adult was hospitalized with severe lung disease.
GILLETTE — A letter to locked out Blackjewel LLC coal workers at the company's shuttered Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr operations foreshadows a possible reopening of the mines and leaves almost 600 employees with more questions than answers.
RIVERTON — After earning authorization last week from the Wyoming Community College Commission, Central Wyoming College will now seek approval from the Higher Learning Commission accrediting agency to offer a four-year Bachelor of Applied Science degree.
CASPER — Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and the public face of the national opioid epidemic that has contributed to tens of thousands of deaths, has reached a $3 billion settlement agreement with thousands of cities, counties, tribes and other entities across the country, including se…
LARAMIE -- Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Black 14, the University of Wyoming is hosting nine of the 14 players for a series of events on campus this week, including “The Black 14 & the First Amendment, 1969-2019, Panel Discussion” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Arts & Sciences…
CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers made it clear last week they are serious about exploring the possible construction of a nuclear waste storage facility within state borders. Whether it will even be possible, however, still remains to be seen.
JACKSON — Jackson Hole pronghorn's critical winter range doubles as one of the largest natural gas fields in the U.S. But new research shows that the native tawny-and-white residents are avoiding, and even abandoning, the altered landscape.
KEMMERER — A special fall program series will be offered at Fossil Butte National Monument revolving around the nighttime sounds of the autumn sagebrush ecosystem, with particular focus on elk bugling.
LANDER — Terri Watson has been selected by the National Outdoor Leadership School Board of Trustees to serve as the school’s sixth president. Watson will succeed John Gans, who announced last November that he planned to step down after 24 years as president.
CASPER — Throughout the summer months, an eight-person team has been stewing over how to preserve two key pillars in Wyoming — economic growth and migratory ungulates.
LARAMIE — A 35-year-old Colorado man who exploited the Badger Creek Fire to burglarize evacuated homes in the area of Woods Landing and Jelm Mountain was sentenced to 5-8 years imprisonment this week.
SWEETWATER COUNTY — A Sweetwater County historian earned a special recognition Saturday for her article about the history of the Green River railroad passenger depot.