Confirmed coronavirus cases No. 23 and 24 were reported in Sweetwater County. Meanwhile, concert series are returning with social distancing. The Brown Bag Concert Series will begin on July 7 at the Sweetwater County Health and Human Services building in Rock Springs, and WY5 kicked off the …
CHEYENNE – During the recent special legislative session, state legislators authorized the Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA) to receive and administer funds provided to the state from the U.S. Department of Treasury pursuant to the CARES Act. These funds are intended to be used …
JACKSON (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has killed a black bear that was believed to be the subject of several complaints in northwestern Wyoming near Jackson.
CASPER (AP) — Some 30 young protesters marched in Casper in response to the videotaped police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
ROCK SPRINGS — Wanting to exercise their First Amendment rights, a group of peaceful protesters are organizing events through the weekend to show that they too are against police brutality in America.
EVANSTON -- After receiving their diplomas, members of the Evanston High School Class of 2020 take their places along the walkway above the football field packed with cars of family members.
JACKSON (AP) — The Beartooth Highway connecting Yellowstone National Park with Red Lodge, Montana, has opened for the season, officials said.
CASPER — Vital social services like childcare assistance and the supplemental nutrition assistance program, or SNAP, are experiencing growing pressures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Department of Family Services Director Korin Schmidt told lawmakers recently, likely requiring additio…
CHEYENNE — HollyFrontier Corporation announced Monday that it will be laying off about 200 employees at its Cheyenne refinery over the next 18 months.
POWELL— A federal judge in Montana has vacated an instructional memorandum issued by the Bureau of Land Management related to sage grouse, forcing the agency to cancel 440 oil and gas leases that had brought in more than $125 million in 2018 sales.
CHEYENNE – Weeks ahead of what will likely be the Wyoming Legislature’s second special session of the year, lawmakers on an interim committee advanced a bill Friday that would provide financial aid to the state’s community health centers.
CHEYENNE – Cheyenne South student Isabel McClendon said when she saw the news that another black man had died at the hands of the police, she cried.
SHERIDAN — As far as unemployment claims in the state, the worst may have passed, according to Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Director Robin Cooley.
CASPER — In fewer than 14 days, Wyoming officials have addressed potential and realized coronavirus clusters within at least three long-term care facilities and three childcare centers.
RIVERTON — State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, lambasted his colleagues on the Joint Revenue Committee this week after the majority opposed drafting a bill to raise property taxes by 2%.
The addition of four more cases brings Sweetwater County's confirmed coronavirus total to 22. Editor Caleb Smith speaks at length about lessons he learned during the Ferguson riots in 2014 and how they may apply to the unrest that has followed in the day's since George Floyd's death in polic…
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana entrances to Yellowstone are still closed, but that hasn't stopped several Big Sky tour companies from teaming up to be ready when those gates do open.
POWELL — When EMTs rushed to load Ethan Asher into an ambulance on the second day of his senior year, they weren’t sure he would make it to the hospital. Doctors in Billings didn’t expect him to survive the night. Then specialists worried he might never be able to speak again or retain memories.
The Wyoming Department of Health announced Sweetwater County is up to 19 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases. Wyoming Legion baseball kicked off with a Rock Springs vs. Green River game, where the Sand Puppies lost to the Knights 14-5. When the Community Fine Arts Center reopens on Monday, there…
FREMONT COUNTY — The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has announced the death of another Fremont County resident previously identified as one of Wyoming’s laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands.
POWELL — Just after lunch, dark clouds moved in overhead and a cold rain began to fall. The storm was expected, but the crew couldn’t see it approaching at Dead Indian Campground — far below the surrounding peaks.
BUFFALO — In its first year, Johnson County's weed bounty was wildly successful. So successful, in fact, that the weed bounty program will return again this summer with the same purpose: providing a financial incentive for citizens to remove invasive weeds from the ecosystem.
Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County received grant money to support cancer prevention and control programs. Meanwhile, Sweetwater County libraries are reopening on June 1. After filming, the Wyoming Department of Health announced the death count in Wyoming rose to 16.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s three entrances to Yellowstone National Park will reopen to visitors Monday, as the state moves to its second phase of restarting the economy after shutdowns because of the coronavirus.
Four Laramie women face criminal prosecution after they allegedly ignored orders to quarantine after being suspected of having COVID-19.
CASPER — A health official said Thursday that at least two inmates at the Wind River Reservation's jail had tested positive for the coronavirus, making it the first known outbreak of the illness among multiple inmates at a correctional facility in Wyoming.
CHEYENNE – Just a few years ago, a global pandemic – or perhaps a more foreseeable disaster – could have spelled the end of Cheyenne Frontier Days.
CASPER — Legislation signed into law this year requires energy firms in Wyoming to fork over mineral tax payments to county governments on a more frequent, monthly basis. But the road to implementing the new tax rules could be bumpy for public officials and industry alike.
BUFFALO — Though Wyoming saw its third largest spike in positive coronavirus cases on Saturday, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso does not believe the nation or Wyoming will need to close down again.
CHEYENNE – Despite the shocking cancellation of Cheyenne Frontier Days, Laramie County School District 1 announced Wednesday that it is still moving forward with its modified in-person graduation plans.
CHEYENNE – Laramie County Community College will remain a mostly virtual campus throughout the summer. But what learning will look like in the fall for the 6,148 students enrolled at Wyoming's largest community college still remains unclear.
GILLETTE — For the first time since before 1885, the annual United States energy consumption from renewable sources outpaced coal, according to a new report released Thursday by the federal U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus deaths in Wyoming reached 15 with the death of a Natrona County man. On a better note, new Rocket Miner intern Chase Galley noted Thursday is National Burger Day and good weather is in the weekend forecast.
CHEYENNE — A resident of a Natrona County long-term care facility previously identified as one of Wyoming’s laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 has died, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
CHEYENNE — If you’re outside this spring, there is a good chance you’ll see newborn wildlife. These young elk, deer, pronghorn and other babies are charismatic and an incredible sight to view and photograph. At the same time, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department encourages people who come ac…
CHEYENNE – As Wyoming lawmakers prepare for the likelihood of more special sessions in coming months, Medicaid expansion likely won’t be a topic up for immediate consideration in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — The northern half of Yellowstone National Park remains closed due to the coronavirus, but Memorial Day weekend traffic in the park's southern half was similar to last year.