Author Archives: Associated Press

Same-sex marriage: It’s the law of the land

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing… Continue Reading

Sheridan man pleads guilty in counterfeiting case

CASPER (AP) — A man and a woman have pleaded guilty to counterfeiting-related charges in federal court in Casper. The change-of-plea hearings for Wyatt T. McMahon, of Sheridan, and Amanda Buell, of Buffalo, were held Thursday before U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl. KTWO radio in Casper reports that McMahon pleaded guilty to one count… Continue Reading

Access disagreement stalls new coal mine

SHERIDAN (AP) — A legal dispute over surface access has threatened to derail a company’s plan to open a new coal mine in northern Wyoming that could employ 600 people. Ramaco Wyoming Coal had hoped to open the proposed Brook Mine a few miles north of Sheridan next year. The company plans to mine up… Continue Reading

UW to provide student-athletes $3,200 for expenses

UW to provide student-athletes $3,200 for expenses

LARAMIE (AP) — For student-athletes, it’s good news. For schools having to fund it, it’s a challenge. Yet it’s something most feel they have to do to remain competitive. Athletics departments at the NCAA Division I level will leap into uncharted territory Aug. 1 by providing the full cost of attendance to existing scholarships for… Continue Reading

UW’s Larry Nance Jr. invited to NBA Draft Combine

LARAMIE (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. has received an invitation to participate in the NBA’s Draft Combine in Chicago next week. He is the first Wyoming Cowboy to participate in the event since Theo Ratliff in 1995. The invite-only NBA Draft Combine is a showcase where players show their basketball skills to league personnel, as… Continue Reading

I-80 closes again due to crash

I-80 closes again due to crash

LARAMIE (AP) — Trucks and cars piled into one another in dense fog on Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming, resulting in a fiery chain-reaction crash that killed one person and injured 16 others Monday. The crash in a rural area 18 miles west of Laramie occurred four days after several pileups during a blinding snowstorm… Continue Reading

UW plans $44 million athletic center improvement

UW plans $44 million athletic center improvement

LARAMIE (AP) — The University of Wyoming announced plans for a $44 million expansion and renovation of its athletic training and student-athlete facilities on the Laramie campus. The new addition will be called the High Altitude Performance Center. It will be built onto the current Rochelle Athletics Center on the north end of War Memorial… Continue Reading

Sheridan VA wait times far below national average

CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming veterans are experiencing fewer long delays for medical appointments at federal hospitals and clinics around the state as compared to the national average. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health system’s standards call for veterans to be seen within 30 days for non-emergency appointments. A national review of VA records by… Continue Reading

Gov. Matt Mead: I will wage fight for Wyoming coal

Gov. Matt Mead: I will wage fight for Wyoming coal

CHEYENNE (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead is pledging to keep fighting “with bulldog determination” for the future of Wyoming coal. Mead told Wyoming legislators in his state of the state address Wednesday that he has never seen an onslaught against a single industry like what he described as the Barack Obama administration’s anti-coal agenda. Mead,… Continue Reading

Wyoming comes back to beat Air Force 17-13

Wyoming comes back to beat Air Force 17-13

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming’s last-minute come-from-behind victory over Air Force is more than just a win in first-year coach Craig Bohl’s eyes. “It’s a program builder,” Bohl said after Colby Kirkegaard threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to J.D. Krill with 58 seconds left to lead Wyoming over Air Force 17-13 Saturday night. Kirkegaard’s TD pass… Continue Reading

Ancient bones found in Wyoming cave

CHEYENNE (AP) — North American lions, cheetahs and short-faced bears: Those are just a few fearsome critters from 25,000 years ago paleontologists already might have found in their first excavation of a bizarre northern Wyoming cave in 30 years. Good fossils also come in small packages: Exquisite rodent bones best examined by microscope, or even… Continue Reading

UW coach Bohl expects more from defense

LARAMIE. (AP) — It is one of the more common things first-year University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl has said since he was hired in December. “Leverage our defense.” That means Bohl wants his defense to be the strength of both this season’s team and future teams. The good news is nine defensive starters… Continue Reading

Growing list of bicyclists clash with automobiles

Growing list of bicyclists clash with automobiles

GILLETTE (AP) — On a warm Sunday afternoon in early April, Nathan McLeland decided to take his light, fiber-carbon bicycle out for a ride along the winding roads of Gillette. The 38-year-old pedaled east on Southern Drive toward a loop he likes to ride and powered up the hill. As he began his descent down… Continue Reading

Pundits evaluate Wyo. draft prospects

LARAMIE (AP) — The speculation is almost over. The NFL Draft descends on New York City this week, and in the days leading up to it talking heads and anonymous bloggers will continue to deliberate — pumping out mock draft after mock draft, pondering potential trades and examining “deep sleepers” on grainy YouTube game reels.… Continue Reading

Cowboys upend No. 5 SDSU

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt was familiar with this feeling — even if it had been a while. Riley Grabau scored 17 points, Larry Nance Jr. had 14 and the Cowboys beat No. 5 San Diego State 68-62 on Tuesday night to end the Aztecs’ 20-game winning streak. Shyatt was Wyoming’s coach 16… Continue Reading

UNLV holds on for 48-46 win over Wyoming

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Deville Smith made a layup with 1:16 remaining to give UNLV just enough cushion to get past Wyoming 48-46 Saturday night. Riley Grabau made a 3-pointer with 1:05 remaining to close the gap to 48-46 and give Wyoming a chance for the victory. UNLV was running the clock down when Derek… Continue Reading

New Mexico outlasts Wyoming in overtime 66-61

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Although New Mexico power forward Cameron Bairstow stands 6-9, he’s not exactly a terror on the glass. But in the four previous games this season that he reached double-digit rebounds, the Lobos have won. They made it five-for-five with a 66-61 overtime victory over Wyoming as Bairstow had 23 points and… Continue Reading

Start dreaming

Start dreaming

CHEYENNE (AP) — Meet YoLo the Jackalope, the face of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation. It beat out the bucking horse and other state icons to star as the centerpiece of the lottery logo. Warehouse Twenty One, a Cheyenne-based marketing firm, designed YoLo and the insignia. The fictitious critter received its name because it is jumping… Continue Reading

Cowgirls get big win over Fresno

Cowgirls get big win over Fresno

LARAMIE — The Wyoming women’s basketball team responded from a three-point loss over the weekend with an 87-76 victory over Fresno State on Wednesday at the Arena-Auditorium. Junior guard Kaitlyn Mileto led all scorers with 21 points and forward Kayla Woodward added 20 for the Cowgirls (13-5, 4-3 Mountain West). “This was a really nice… Continue Reading

Wyoming beats Nevada 64-62 in OT; Cowgirls falter

LARAMIE — After the first meeting between Nevada and Wyoming, Wolf Pack forward A.J. West said he didn’t know who Larry Nance Jr. was. He does now, after Nance scored 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and sank a running 8-foot hook shot over West with four seconds remaining in overtime to lift Wyoming over Nevada… Continue Reading

Pokes comeback, beat Air Force 66-59

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Larry Nance Jr. had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Wyoming’s 66-59 comeback victory against Air Force on Wednesday night. Nathan Sobey’s 3-pointer with 3:59 left put Wyoming (12-6, 3-2 Mountain West) ahead 56-54, its first lead since the opening minutes. The Cowboys had battled for over 20 minutes… Continue Reading

Cowboys defeat SJSU 67-56

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming’s Larry Nance Jr., the leading shot-blocker in the Mountain West Conference, showcased his defensive prowess during crunch time Saturday, swatting away several San Jose State shots and helping the Cowboys to their second straight victory. Nance, who was averaging 3.3 blocks per league contest, added five more in a 67-56 win… Continue Reading

Officials: Wyoming concussion policy working well

CHEYENNE (AP) — New protocols for dealing with concussions suffered by student-athletes in junior and senior high school sports appear to be working well, but more can be done, such as educating classroom teachers about brain injuries, officials say. Ted Schroeder, executive director of the Wyoming Coaches Association, said he hasn’t heard any concerns or… Continue Reading

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