SE Wyoming Mountains Could Get Two Feet Of Snow Midweek
While it looks like southeast Wyoming residents will be enjoying a nice break in the winter weather today and tomorrow [Feb. 19 and 20], another blast of winter weather could be headed out way towards the middle of the week, according to the Cheyenne Office of the National Weather Service.
1 Killed, 1 Injured After Semi Hits Jackknifed Semi Near Gillette
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says speed may be to blame for a two-vehicle crash that left one trucker dead and another injured. The crash happened around 10:10 a.m. last Thursday, Feb. 15, at milepost 19 on Wyoming 50 near Gillette. According to a fatality crash summary, a semi was headed...
Tom Lubnau: How Wyoming's Tax Structure Works
The topic of property tax relief is hot on the tongues of legislators in Cheyenne. To be able to judge political campaign rhetoric, it is important for all Wyoming voters to understand how Wyoming’s tax structure works, and the consequences of different political options. This column examines the technical...
These Are The 5 Most Dangerous Prisons in Wyoming!
Wyoming’s prison population remains low, primarily due to the state’s smaller population size. Based on the data provided by Prison Policy Initiative, Wyoming has a significantly higher rate of incarceration compared to other democracies, with 850 individuals per 100,000 people being locked up. In 2022, the state prisons...
League City Police Address Potential School Threat: Two Wyoming Juveniles Arrested in Colorado
Two juveniles from Wyoming, involved in a potential threat to a school in League City, Texas, were arrested early Friday in Colorado. The arrest of the juveniles, whose names have not been disclosed due to their age, followed their alleged involvement in issuing a threat against an unspecified school in League City on February 8th. According to LCPD spokesperson Jose Ortega, the threat was investigated but found to be non-actionable.
Wyoming's Legislative Battle Over Transgender Rights
The Wyoming Legislature's budget session began with a flurry of proposed bills concerning transgender issues, gender-affirming care, pronouns, obscenity, and school programming, showcasing the state's engagement with national debates on gender identity. Out of at least 10 bills introduced, only three survived the week, as the rest failed to secure the supermajority required for non-budget bills to proceed. This outcome may reflect lawmakers' focus on budget matters or possibly a growing weariness among the populace and legislators towards contentious debates on gender identity.
Mountain snow and valley rain for Monday afternoon
TONIGHT: The amount of snow showers in the region continues to decrease the further we get into Sunday night with the last stray bits of snow expected only in western WY for the late-night hours. Winds will be mostly light between 5-15 mph. Low temperatures get down to the teens and lower 20's.
Wyoming High School Girls Basketball 1A-2A Regional Scoreboard: Feb. 22-24, 2024
The post-season for Wyoming high school basketball teams in Classes 1A and 2A is here. This is the schedule for girls’ basketball teams at the regional tournaments. Burns, Lander, Laramie, and Riverton are hosting the action on the court from Thursday through Saturday. The top four teams from each region will qualify for the state tournament in Casper on Feb. 29 through March 2, 2024. These are eight-team double-elimination tournaments.
Wyoming Arts Council Opens Applications for FY25 Community Support Grant: $15,000 Funding Available for Local Arts Organizations
The Wyoming Arts Council is now accepting applications for the FY25 Community Support Grant. The deadline is March 29, 11:59 p.m. MST. This grant targets organizations that use arts for community services. It offers operating or project support, and funds for arts learning activities.
Gas Prices Jump Up 13 Cents per Gallon in the Cowboy State
Average gasoline prices in Wyoming have risen 13.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.80/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 494 stations in Wyoming. Prices in Wyoming are 17.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 59.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Another scam targets Wyoming Medicaid clients
After hearing of another attempted scam targeted at Wyoming Medicaid clients, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is warning residents to be cautious with unexpected callers.
Utah cougar’s 1,000-mile adventure involved crossing I-80 twice
SALT LAKE CITY (KTVX) — In May of 2022, a female cougar dubbed F66 left her home in the Wasatch mountains and undertook a 1,000-mile journey through Wyoming, eastern Utah and most of Colorado. It was the longest trek ever recorded in a GPS-collared cougar, according to Morgan Hinton,...
Wondrous Wyoming (2/19/24)
CASPER, Wyo. — “This photo was taken coming down Casper Mountain,” said photographer Aubrie Shanafelt. “It was at 5:55 p.m. and I [captured] this beautiful sunset. I love living in Casper, Wyoming!”. Do you have a photo that captures the beauty of Wyoming? Submit it by...
Wyoming Moves to Protect Ratepayers Amid Renewable Energy Transition
This week, the Wyoming Senate's Corporations, Business, and Economic Development Committee took significant steps toward enhancing the oversight capabilities of state electric utility regulators. Amidst ongoing debates about the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, four out of six proposed bills aimed at scrutinizing system investments were advanced. These investments, which could potentially increase costs for Wyoming ratepayers, have sparked concern among lawmakers about the reliability and financial implications of moving towards renewable energy.
Wyoming’s Legendary 100-Year-Old Brooks Lake Lodge Is ‘Where The West Begins’
BROOKS LAKE LODGE — No one knows quite when Mortimer the Moose came to call Wyoming’s legendary Brooks Lake Lodge home, nestled on the western edge of the Shoshone National Forest on what was once the Yellowstone-Lander Road over Togwotee Pass. But there are photos of Mortimer going...
Wyoming Man Killed After Colliding With Snowplow Near Jackson
A 31-year-old Wyoming man is dead after colliding with a snowplow near Jackson early Friday morning. It happened around 3:30 a.m. at milepost 151 on U.S. 89, a quarter of a mile south of Jackson. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, Sublette County resident Shane Copeland was behind the wheel...
Wyoming High School State Wrestling 2024
This year the state wrestling tournament in Casper is a 3-day event for both genders. The first round starts on Thursday, February 22nd at 12-noon, followed by first round wrestle-backs at 5pm. The quarterfinals start at 10:30am on Friday, February 23rd and second round wrestle-backs begin at 1:30pm. The semi-finals...
Young athletes take part in statewide free throw shooting competition
CASPER, Wyo. — Young basketball players from across the state took part in the Elks Lodge’s annual Wyoming State Hoop Shoot Finals, and several athletes will now be advancing to compete in the regional finals in Colorado Springs this March. Winners were:. Girls ages 8–9: Hattie Dearcorn of...
Don Day Wyoming Weather Forecast: Friday, February 16, 2024
Chance for snow in much of Wyoming on Friday with some winter storm warnings and advisories in effect. Colder with highs from the upper teens to the mid 30s and lows from just below 0 to the single digits.
Protestors demand ceasefire at the capitol- vosot- Cheyenne News Now at 5:30 pm - VOD - clipped version
The legislative session’s first day wasn’t without controversy. Protestors were out in force, asking to put Wyoming on the budget agenda first. Pro-Palestine protesters were out on the front steps of the capitol for the first day of the legislative session.