Wyoming News

Bill Gates Venture Picks Wyoming City For Sodium Nuke Plant

CreplaceENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A small city in the top U.S. coal-mining state of Wyoming will be home to a Bill Gates-backed experimental nuclear power project near a coal-fired power plant that will soon close, officials announced Tuesday. Bellevue, Washington-based …

Data Accident Releases Covid-19 Results for 25% of Wyoming

CreplaceENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming Department of Health employee working with computer code accidentally released COVID-19 test results for one-quarter of the state’s residents as well as associated names, addresses, birth dates and other information, the department announced Tuesday. …

New Wyoming Law Will Allow People to Take Road kill to Eat

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Thousands of times a year, motorists inadvertently smash into Wyoming wildlife like mule deer, elk and pronghorn antelope, littering highway right-of-ways with carcasses that sometimes include dozens or hundreds of pounds of fresh, lean, edible meat. …

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 …