Wyoming News

Theories Persist About Mystery Drones Seen in Rural Region

CreplaceENNE, Wyo. — People insist they have spotted fleets of large drones crisscrossing rural America’s night sky, their mission mysterious, raising questions that have veered into conspiracy theories and launching an investigation. Authorities in Colorado have tried to put those …

Bus Carrying Chinese Tourists Crashes in Wyoming

Authorities say a bus carrying mostly Chinese tourists flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, and eight people were hospitalized. Two of the victims were airlifted to a medical center in the …

Wyoming Volunteer Firefighters Train for Wildfires

With a tree behind his fire engine engulfed in flames, Mike Morin called in the Blackhawk. “We’ve got a torcher,” the Big Laramie Valley Volunteer Fire Department engine boss shouted. Men and women on the line looked up from their …

Construction Equipment Damaged by Vandals in Wyoming

Police say vandals commandeered heavy equipment at a construction site outside Casper, Wyo., and caused extensive damage. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Wednesday the vandalism occurred over the weekend at the future site of Jump Craze, a trampoline park under construction …

Slow Moving Landslide Threatens Wyoming Town

A slow-motion disaster continued unfolding in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson on Saturday, as a creeping landslide that split a hillside home threatened to swallow up more houses and businesses. The ground beneath the 100-foot hillside had been slowly …

Safety Group’s Report Highlights Worst Traffic Laws in Wyoming

An alliance of insurers and safety groups ranks Wyoming’s traffic laws as among the worst in the country in part because state law permits drivers in their early teens to get behind the wheel although the state’s top police chief …

Report Doesn’t Fault Guides in Wyoming Climbing Death

Investigators have concluded that climbing guides are not to blame for a 55-year-old client’s fatal slip while descending the Grand Teton in northwest Wyoming last June. The report by Grand Teton National Park rangers says the Exum guides made sound …

Jackson Outlaws Cellphone Use While Driving

The town of Jackson, Wyo., has banned the use of cellphones while driving or biking. The Jackson Town Council approved the ban on Monday but the new ordinance doesn’t take effect until March 1. Mayor Mark Barron tells the Jackson …

Wyoming Workplace Deaths Reach 5-Year High in 2012

Workplace fatalities in Wyoming reached the highest number in five years in 2012, slightly surpassing the number of deaths the state has seen in each of the past several years. Last year, 35 people died on the job in Wyoming, …

Court: Wyoming Hospital to Pay Woman $2 Million

A federal appeals court has ordered Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Wyoming to pay a Nevada woman $2 million for damages she suffered when a doctor there failed to diagnose that her husband had broken his neck in a vehicle …