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UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Melania Trump to visit national parks in Wyoming on Thursday

Melania Trump will promote U.S. national parks and her youth initiative later this week in Wyoming.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Better Business Bureau shutters Spokane office, lays off sales staff

The Better Business Bureau of Spokane closed its doors Monday and laid off most of its sales staff, a company spokesman said.


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Third-largest U.S. coal company files for bankruptcy

The nation’s third-largest coal company by production volume filed for bankruptcy Friday as utility companies increasingly turn to gas-fired generation and renewable energy for electricity.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019

Wyoming governor vetoes coal-export terminal lawsuit bill

Wyoming governor vetoes bill that would have allowed state Legislature to sue the state of Washington over coal exports.


Colorado’s ‘bomb cyclone’ storm barrels toward Midwest

A blizzard that paralyzed parts of Colorado and Wyoming barreled into the Midwest on Thursday, bringing whiteout conditions to western Nebraska and dumping heavy rain that prompted evacuations in communities …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019

Wyoming lawmakers seek bigger role in coal-export litigation

Lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday that Wyoming isn’t being more aggressive with legal action involving a disputed coal-export facility and advanced a measure to pursue their own lawsuit against Washington state.


Wyoming lawmakers look to sue Washington state over coal

Wyoming lawmakers are looking to sue Washington state over coal. The Casper Star-Tribune reports lawmakers will try to set aside $250,000 to sue Washington, bypassing Wyoming’s attorney general and hiring …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

Environmental groups threaten to sue Forest Service over bear baiting in Idaho and Wyoming

A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the U.S. Forest Service for allowing black bear hunters in Idaho and Wyoming to hunt over bait stations.


Wyoming elk refuge steps up chronic wasting disease testing

An elk refuge in Wyoming will now require hunters to participate in a program to monitor the spread of a deadly wildlife disease.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018

Moose bomb: Rotting carcass blown up in Wyoming forest

A dead moose in Wyoming is much less likely to attract bears now that its carcass has been blown to smithereens.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

Matthew Shepard’s murder still haunts Wyoming 20 years later

When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the sandy-haired college student into …


Grizzly bear killed by hunting guide in northern Wyoming

Wildlife managers in Wyoming are investigating the shooting of a grizzly bear by a hunting guide as the animals become more active searching for food before the harsh winter sets …


Wyoming wildfire destroys more than 40 homes; highway closed

A wildfire in Wyoming has destroyed more than 40 homes, and firefighters have closed a highway while they set their own fires to try to stop the main fire’s spread.


GOP seeks changes to species law, including stripping wolf protection, after grizzly hunts halted

Galvanized by court rulings protecting grizzly bears and gray wolves, Congressional Republicans on Wednesday launched a push for sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act despite strong objections from Democrats …


A visit to Cheyenne won’t disappoint if you’re seeking the Wild West in all its glory

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – When I started out on my trail ride on a scorching day with temps well into the 90s, I didn’t know I would be riding from Wyoming …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

Grizzlies suspected in fatal Wyoming attack trapped, killed

Wyoming officials have trapped and killed two grizzly bears they believe killed a hunting outfitter and injured his client.


Washington man pleads guilty to sex trafficking charge

Federal court records show a Washington man arrested in southern Wyoming has pleaded guilty to trafficking girls for sexual activity.


Idaho couple lost in Wyoming ice cave for nearly 2 days rescued

A man and woman got lost inside a mazelike ice cave in Wyoming for nearly two days and were hypothermic when rescuers found them.


Wyoming OKs increased wolf hunting season

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission on Wednesday approved a wolf hunting season this fall that allows for hunters to take up to 58 wolves, up from the 44 that …


Yellowstone fee proposal receives Wyoming governor’s OK

Wyoming will seek an agreement with U.S. Interior Department and National Park Service officials about collecting a fee at Yellowstone National Park to fund wildlife conservation efforts in the states …


Wyoming state House advances Yellowstone fee proposal

A proposal to collect a fee at Yellowstone National Park to fund wildlife conservation efforts in the states surrounding the park has passed the Wyoming House of Representatives.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court awards damages in Montana-Wyoming water dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the state of Wyoming to pay Montana over $38,000 in damages and interest and $67,000 in court costs in a long-running dispute over water …


Why people really want to move to Idaho but are fleeing its neighbor, Wyoming

Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the union.


Cheney bill would boost heli-skiing in Wyoming

Wyoming U.S. Rep Liz Cheney has introduced a bill to increase the number of days that heli-skiing is allowed in wilderness-quality land south of Teton Pass.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017

Agency pulls some Idaho, Wyoming snowmobile maps after suit

The U.S. Forest Service has withdrawn snowmobile use maps for two national forests in Idaho and part of another in Wyoming after environmental groups said the maps violate the federal …


Montana wildlife officials ask Wyoming to stop feeding elk

Montana wildlife officials are asking their Wyoming counterparts to stop feeding elk after chronic wasting disease has appeared in the state.


Wyoming to cooperate on coal with other states, province

Western coal states and a Canadian province have signed an agreement to collaborate on coal research as part of an effort to help the struggling industry adapt to pressures over …


U.S. considers logging project along scenic Wyoming highway

The U.S. Forest Service is considering allowing logging along a scenic highway leading to Yellowstone National Park to remove insect-infested trees and reduce fire danger.


Judge forwards first-degree murder case to District Court

An Idaho judge has found probable cause for a Jackson, Wyoming man to be charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the July 2016 shooting deaths of his girlfriend …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

Grizzly bear tracks found east of Cody in Wyoming

Fresh tracks found on a dirt road in a rural, northwest Wyoming prairie are the latest example of grizzly bears roaming a type of habitat where they have not been …