Category Archives: Regional News

Crashes near Casper on Interstate 25 kill 2

CASPER (AP) — Authorities say wintry conditions caused two fatal crashes east and west of Casper.Russ Dalgarn, Converse County’s emergency manager, tells The Casper Star-Tribune a man driving a tractor-trailer was killed when the vehicle skidded off a bridge on Interstate 25 near Glenrock on Monday morning. The truck driver’s name has not been released. Continue Reading

Mont. gov. overhauls Fish, Wildlife, Parks panel

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The governor has named three new members to the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks commission, an overhaul to the panel that is a lightning rod on issues from wolf and bison management to conflicts between landowners and hunters. Richard Stuker of Chinook, Matthew Tourtlotte of Billings and Lawrence Wetsit of Wolf… Continue Reading

Police seek source of Gillette’s mystery blast

GILLETTE (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine the origin of a blast that shook homes and businesses across Gillette.The Gillette News Record reports sheriff’s deputies and police were sent out across the western half of town at about 1 p.m. Tuesday to locate the source of the blast.Investigators have not determined the source of… Continue Reading

Wind farm tax deal hits Converse County revenue

DOUGLAS (AP) — A property tax settlement between Wyoming and Duke Energy will result in less tax revenue for Converse County. The Wyoming Department of Revenue originally valued Duke’s Top of the World wind farm near Glenrock at nearly $415 million. Continue Reading

Sculpture to honor late UW employee

LARAMIE (AP) — Friends describe the late Tommy Thompson as the “perfect unsung ambassador” for the University of Wyoming, a man with a warm and infectious smile and a dedicated employee who worked hard to beautify his campus. “What made Tommy such an institution at (UW) was that everyone knew (him) — 33 years of… Continue Reading

Game & Fish looks at cuts after fee hikes nixed

CASPER (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is considering a range of cuts after the Legislature decided not to approve license fee increases. The cuts could include not stocking more than a million fish next year. Game and Fish might also postpone habitat projects and cancel an annual hunting and fishing expo. Continue Reading

Man denies shooting father in Lockwood gunfight

BILLINGS (AP) — A 23-year-old man charged with shooting his father in the back during a gunfight in Lockwood has pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault with a weapon. Brandon Jay Joseph White appeared before District Judge Mary Jane Knisley on Friday by video from the Yellowstone County jail. He also denied an… Continue Reading

03-11-13 Wyoming Briefs

Granstrom top skier at Jackson Hole Town Downhill JACKSON (AP) — U.S. Ski team member Colby Granstrom was the fastest skier at this year’s Jackson Hole Town Downhill. Granstrom, of Lake Stevens, Wash., had a combined time of 1 minute 37 seconds in his two runs down the course at Snow King Mountain Sunday. Miles… Continue Reading

Xanterra retains Y-stone contract

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Xanterra Parks & Resorts will continue to provide a wide range of visitor services in Yellowstone National Park for the next two decades. The National Park Service recently awarded its concession contract to Xanterra, which has held the contract since 2005. Continue Reading


Grand Teton cuts speed but sees more roadkillJACKSON (AP) — The number of animals struck by vehicles in Grand Teton National Park rose last year despite a speed limit reduction on the park’s main road. Grand Teton had 110 reported animal strikes on park roads last year, up from 102 in 2011.Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs… Continue Reading

Colo. school funding challenge goes to high court

DENVER (AP) — A lawsuit challenging Colorado’s school funding system as unconstitutional goes before the state Supreme Court on Thursday, an epic case that can have far-reaching implications on the already cash-strapped budget. The case aims to settle a yearslong debate: How much money should the state spend on education to adequately fund school districts… Continue Reading

03-06-13 Wyoming Briefs

McClements resigns from Fremont District 21 RIVERTON (AP) — Richard McClements is resigning as superintendent of Fremont County School District 21. McClements joined the Fort Washakie district at the start of the 2011-12 school year. Before moving to Wyoming, he was a superintendent at a K-12 school on the Navajo Reservation in Shonto, Ariz. Continue Reading

Plowing Beartooth an idea to save Yellowstone access

CHEYENNE (AP) — Plow the Beartooth Highway. It’s one idea being floated to aid tourism in Cody during a delay in opening Yellowstone National Park to automobiles this spring. The annual job of clearing snow from park roads was supposed to begin Monday. Because of federal budget cuts, park officials announced Monday, spring plowing won’t… Continue Reading

Menendez’ bill could have aided donor’s investment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Robert Menendez sponsored legislation with incentives for natural gas vehicle conversions that would benefit the biggest political donor to his re-election, the same eye doctor whose private jet Menendez used for two personal trips to the Dominican Republic, an Associated Press investigation found. The disclosure reflects the latest intersection between the… Continue Reading

Vandalism spree in Cheyenne continues

CHEYENNE  (AP) — Cheyenne police are investigating after vandals shot the windows out of several vehicles for the second time in the past week. KGWN-TV reports several windows were shot out a few blocks north of Holliday Park on Thursday night, but this time police think three of those windows were blasted by a .22-caliber… Continue Reading

Cody teens held in triple slaying in Clark

POWELL (AP) — Two teens from Cody are being held in the slayings of three members of a family in the tiny northwestern Wyoming town of Clark. Sheriff Scott A. Steward said 19-year-old Stephen Hammer and 18-year-old Tanner Vanpelt were arrested Saturday after neighbors gave deputies a description of two men seen entering the home.… Continue Reading

Mont. lawmakers seek answers to bison management

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Legislature will consider year-round bison hunting and prohibitions on the animals’ movements amid a slew of bison-related measures to be tackled during the second half of the legislative session. Senate Bill 143 is one of the most contentious bison bills this session. Besides extending the current three-month bison hunting… Continue Reading

Prosecutors: 10K debt motive in Lockwood shooting

BILLINGS (AP) — A $10,000 debt that may be drug-related may have been the motive for a shooting in Lockwood in which a 23-year-old man is charged with shooting and injuring his father, Yellowstone County prosecutors said. Justice of the Peace Pedro Hernandez on Thursday set bail at $150,000 for Brandon White, who is charged… Continue Reading

4,000 books lost at Meeteetse library

POWELL (AP) — The Meeteetse library has lost nearly a quarter of its books after its sprinkler system accidentally turned on. The library is located in the town’s school. On Sunday, a malfunctioning heating unit began pumping hot air into the library, causing the sprinklers to turn on. Firefighters were able to turn off the… Continue Reading

Study: Wyoming 2nd highest in juvenile incarceration rates

SHERIDAN — A nationwide report released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation claims Wyoming trails only South Dakota when it comes to the rate at which the state imprisons juveniles. According to figures compiled by the foundation’s Kids Count Data Center, the Cowboy State detained or incarcerated 440 juveniles per every 100,000 in… Continue Reading

Petition drive to repeal “Hill bill” underway

CHEYENNE (AP) — The Wyoming Constitution Party is collecting signatures to repeal the new state law that removed state education superintendent Cindy Hill from office. The effort’s chairwoman, Jennifer Young of Torrington, told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle the drive isn’t about Hill. She believes the law violated the state constitution because it stripped the superintendent’s… Continue Reading

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