Wyoming Free Fishing Day is June 6. That means both residents and nonresidents alike can fish for free without a license. There’s no need to wait for the free day, though. Grab the fishing license and dust off the tackle box; the fishing season is off and running.
CODY — In a reversal to a statement made by Gov. Mark Gordon on Wednesday and continued Friday morning regarding the state’s six biggest rodeos being cancelled, the Cody Stampede Board announced in a press release Friday that it is still trying to hold the 101st Cody Stampede Rodeo and Xtrem…
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.
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.
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.
Laramie’s seniors have wrapped up school year and are set to move on the next chapter of their lives. None of them expected their high school careers to end on such a note — without the tradition they were expecting, but memorable nonetheless.
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.
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.
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.
Four Laramie women face criminal prosecution after they allegedly ignored orders to quarantine after being suspected of having COVID-19.
CHEYENNE – Starting Monday, people may gather outdoors in groups up to 250 people, Gov. Mark Gordon announced at his Wednesday afternoon press conference.
Two of Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park gateway communities are budgeting for a drop in sales tax revenues of between 20% and 50% for the fiscal year beginning in July, underscoring the uncertainty facing pandemic-plagued tourism revenues.
POWELL — An Indiana treasure seeker who had to be rescued by park rangers after illegally rappelling into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone last winter has received multiple penalties for his actions. David Christensen must serve a week in jail, reimburse the Park Service more than $4,000 …
Wyoming’s Department of Corrections has yet to report a confirmed COVID-19 case among its inmates, according to the department, even as state and federal prisons nationwide have proven hotbeds of infection.
Repairs and upgrades are planned for 4th Street, between Harney and Flint streets, and Grafton Street following the Laramie City Council’s approval at its May 19 regular meeting.
Three of Albany County’s recent cases have impacted employees at one Laramie business and led to the closure of another.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has dealt another blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to increase domestic oil and gas output from public lands, saying officials failed to protect habitat for a declining bird species when it issued energy leases on hundreds of square miles.
GILLETTE — When the coronavirus pandemic began to impact the economy more than two months ago, there was a lot of uncertainty on how it would play out. Today, as states and communities start to reopen, it’s difficult to predict what the recovery will look like.
The Albany County Planning and Zoning Commission plans to review the county’s wind energy regulations in its upcoming June 10 meeting. The decision came amid the outpouring of opposition from numerous county residents who oppose the Rail Tie Wind Project, a wind energy facility south of Laramie.
The sudden increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Albany County appears to have resulted from reduced social distancing, not increased testing, Albany County Public Health Officer Jean Allais said in a press release.
GILLETTE — The city of Gillette’s decision to kill an ordinance to regulate “skills” games does not end a larger debate about whether businesses and organizations across Wyoming should be allowed the have the games.
The annexation of 24.3 acres of empty land into West Laramie and its development into homes and apartments has been approved by the Laramie City Council, with its third and final reading passing at its regular meeting last week.
Driving from Laramie to Walden, Colorado in the 1980s and 1990s, travelers passed a stockpile of white material filling long trenches perpendicular to Highway 125 just a few miles north of Cowdrey. This material was fluorspar, the industrial name given to the mineral fluorite, a mixture of c…
CHEYENNE – With the state facing more than $100 million in annual unmet road needs, the head of the Wyoming Department of Transportation offered his support Thursday for a funding option that’s gained momentum in other Western states.
GILLETTE — More than 100 Antelope coal mine workers lost their jobs Thursday morning when Navajo Transitional Energy Co. furloughed 93 hourly employees and laid off eight salaried staff.
Television and Armory Streets won’t be repaired this year afterall. Laramie City engineers discovered old documents indicating the city had handed over the deeds to those streets several years ago.
It probably comes as no surprise that as more Albany County residents lose their jobs because of closure orders put in place to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, more residents are also struggling to pay their bills and put food on the table.
The Laramie Skatepark has re-opened after a few weeks of closure, and local skaters are looking forward to resuming a pastime with natural social distancing enforcement now that summer has arrived.
CHEYENNE — After holding its first special session since 2004 last week, the Wyoming Legislature likely won’t have to wait another 16 years for its next one.
More than three weeks after the city planning commission recommended that the Laramie City Council approve more land for the Grand View Heights project, the city council was ready to talk dirt (and roads) this week.
The Albany County Planning and Zoning Commission made more proposed changes to the Aquifer Protection Overlay Zone development regulations in a meeting last week. The most recent proposals would be less stringent than the previously drafted changes that had been considered a few months ago.
At least a fourth of Laramie’s 100+ restaurants and bars have opened their doors again in recent weeks, following Gov. Mark Gordon’s easing of shutdowns on May 15 and an early exception for Albany County on May 8.
BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration has started giving energy companies temporary breaks on royalties and rent they pay to extract oil and gas from leases on public lands because of the coronavirus pandemic.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — As if Southwest Colorado’s extreme drought wasn’t enough to raise concerns about a potentially destructive wildfire season, the added complications of the coronavirus have only fueled that anxiety.
CASPER — One of Wyoming’s most prolific natural gas producers, Ultra Petroleum Corp., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday evening in Texas following months of financial instability.
CHEYENNE — The award-winning yearbook staff at Cheyenne’s East High had a plan for documenting this school year – and a global pandemic wasn’t a part of it.