Sweetwater County jail inmate death under investigation
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office says a 28-year-old man in its custody has died after experiencing a medical emergency in his jail cell.
New state judge appointed for Sweetwater County
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has appointed Suzannah Robinson as a district court Judge for the Third Judicial District serving Sweetwater County.
73-year-old Wyoming inmate dies from illness
TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Corrections says a 73-year-old inmate from Rock Springs has died from a long-term illness.
The department says Galen Van Tolar died Saturday...
Investigators determine propane leak caused ski lodge fire
PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — Investigators have determined a fire at a ski lodge in western Wyoming was caused by a propane leak.
The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reported Monday that investigators...
Wyoming man dies after ATV hit by truck in Utah
STRAWBERRY RESERVOIR, Utah (AP) — A Wyoming man has died after his ATV collided with a pickup truck on a Utah highway.
The Utah Highway Patrol says the fatal accident occurred Sunday morning...
Gas euthanasia at Wyoming animal shelter protested
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Two Wyoming residents are trying to end the use of a gas chamber for euthanasia at an animal shelter.
The Humane Society of the U.S. says Wyoming is one of just...
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and another was injured in a house fire in western Wyoming.
The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports firefighters were called to...
THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. (AP) — The skeleton of a nearly 3-foot-tall (1-meter) cousin of the velociraptor will go on display at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wants people to turn in dead sage grouse they find so the birds can be tested for West Nile virus.
Wyoming boy killed in all-terrain vehicle crash
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy died in a weekend all-terrain vehicle crash near the Killpecker Sand Dunes in southwestern Wyoming.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $5.1 million for a Wyoming airport to improve its taxiway.
The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reported Monday that the...
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — PacifiCorp officials say there would be potential savings for electricity customers by closing down two Wyoming coal-fired power plants in phases.
Rock Springs newspaper plans reduction of print days
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming newspaper says it is reducing the number of days it goes to print each week from five to two.
The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports it will become a twice...
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Federal officials say they have ticketed a Colorado woman for dumping a large pile of roofing material and other trash on public land in Wyoming.
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Horse races may be ending at an events center in southwest Wyoming.
Employees at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs say they will recommend discontinuing...
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Census Bureau data shows the populations of Casper, Worland, Rock Springs and many other Wyoming cities and towns decreased last year.
Man dies in Rock Springs house fire
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A 70-year-old man has died following a fire at a Rock Springs residence.
KTWO-AM reports that the Rock Springs Police Department says Charles Berti died from...
Late spring snowstorm hits parts of Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Another late spring snowstorm is causing problems for motorists traveling in Wyoming.
A 50-mile (80.4-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 80 from Cheyenne to Rawlins was...
Utility eyes early retirement for Wyoming coal-fired units
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — One Wyoming coal-fired power plant and part of another could face early retirement as part of ongoing efforts to keep down costs for electricity customers, PacifiCorp said...
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A recycling center in Rock Springs might close soon if it doesn't get more funding.
Directors of the Ray Lovato Recycling Center say it may need to cease operations...
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Western Wyoming Community College has chosen a Nebraska college administrator to be its next president.
The Rock Springs Rocket Miner reported Friday the Western...
Man fined for illegal taking of bull elk in Wyoming
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A Rock Springs man has been fined over $5,000 and his hunting and fishing privileges suspended for two years for two hunting violations in Wyoming.
Spring snowstorm hits Wyoming on Friday
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An early spring snowstorm brought heavy snow to areas of Wyoming on Friday.
The National Weather Service reports that up to 20 inches (50.8 centimeters) of snow had...
GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — A former city councilman in southwest Wyoming was sentenced to five years of probation for sexually abusing a child.
Wyoming coal ash ponds rank among worst in study
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A report published by environmental groups says Wyoming has two coal-fired power plants that rank high nationally in producing ash that is polluting groundwater with...
The Latest: I-80 in Wyoming could remain closed until Friday
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on I-80 closure in south-central Wyoming (all times local):
Wintry weather could keep a long section of Interstate 80 in south-central Wyoming closed until midday Friday.
Highway officials on Thursday reopened some routes in Wyoming, including Wyoming 28 from Lander to Farson and U.S. 287 north of Rawlins.
Wintry weather closes I-80, other Wyoming routes
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wintry weather has closed Interstate 80 across much of Wyoming.
The road is closed in both directions from Rawlins to Rock Springs and eastbound from Evanston to U.S. 189. The Wyoming Department of Transportation says those sections of highway are unlikely to reopen until Thursday night.
Other roads closed due to snow and blowing snow include Wyoming 28 from Lander to Farson, Wyoming 789 north of Baggs, U.S. 287 north of Rawlins and U.S. 30 from Bosler to Walcott Junction.
Utah family rescued after plane runs out of fuel in Wyoming
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A Utah family, including 2-year-old twins and a 2-week-old infant, are safe and unharmed after their small plane ran out of fuel and landed in a snow-covered field in a remote area of southwest Wyoming.
The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office says the family was rescued about 8:45 p.m. Monday by helicopter about three hours after the single-engine plane made an emergency landing while flying from Wayne, Nebraska, to Heber, Utah.
Snowy weather causes travel problems in southern Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Winter weather conditions closed sections of Interstate 80 in southern Wyoming for much of Friday.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed I-80 in both directions between Rawlins and Rock Springs.
That closure forced WYDOT to shut down westbound lanes between Cheyenne and Rawlins and eastbound lanes from Evanston to Rock Springs.
Wyoming lawmaker seeks to boost animal-cruelty fines
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming lawmaker wants to raise the state's maximum penalties for cruelty to animals.
The crime currently is punishable by a fine up to $750 for a first-time misdemeanor and up to $5,000 for a repeat misdemeanor or felony offense.
Democratic state Sen. Mike Gierau (GAH'-roo) of Jackson, is sponsoring a bill to increase the fines to $2,500 for a misdemeanor and $10,000 for a repeat or felony conviction.
Rock Springs schools consider 4-day week, other options
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The Rock Springs school district will consider moving to a four-day school week, but officials say nothing has been decided.
The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reported Saturday that calendar committee for Sweetwater County School District No. 1 will weigh both a four- and five-day week.