Snow causes travel mayhem across US just before Thanksgiving

U.S. 11/26/19, 10:50

A storm dumping heavy snow buried highways in Colorado and Wyoming Tuesday, prompted school closures in Nebraska and forced more than 1,000 travelers to sleep overnight in Denver’s airport after hundreds of flights were canceled as the busy Thanksgiving week travel period went into high gear. That storm was heading toward ...

Parched US Southwest gets reprieve as snowmelt fills rivers

U.S. 06/12/19, 23:57

A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern United States, fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks. Last winter brought above-average snowfall to much of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, so an abundance ...

Problems persist at Wyoming’s largest mental health facility

Health 05/25/19, 10:12

Serious problems persist at Wyoming's largest mental health facility four years after employees left an incapacitated woman on a couch without food, water or bathroom use for over 24 hours, according to two groups that provide legal and advocacy services to patients in need.They include a suicide, attempted suicides, the ...

Update: I-70 in Colorado partially reopened after slide

Baseball 05/21/19, 14:35

The Latest on a late spring snow storm in the Rockies (all times local):1:35 p.m.Interstate 70 in western Colorado has partially reopened after a rock slide.Frisco resident Dianne Stuhr walks with her dogs, Winston and Patty, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, along Tenmile Creek in Frisco, Colo. Nearby Breckenridge Ski Resort ...

Late spring Rockies snow cancels flights, downs limbs

Baseball 05/21/19, 11:26

A late spring storm has dumped heavy, wet snow in Colorado and Wyoming, cancelling flights and snapping newly greened up tree limbs.The check in lines were long at Denver International Airport Tuesday morning with travelers from earlier canceled flights hoping to fly out.In western Colorado, a rock slide has closed ...

Tribes seek ban on public hunting of revered grizzly bears

Politics 05/15/19, 12:13

Native American groups are pressing lawmakers in Congress to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming and Idaho. Tribal representatives were due Wednesday before a House subcommittee to testify in support of legislation that would block grizzly ...

Restored steam locomotive rolls to anniversary event

U.S. 05/07/19, 00:02

It's longer than two city buses, weighs more than a Boeing 747 fully loaded with passengers and can pull 16 Statues of Liberty over a mountain.The Big Boy No. 4014 steam locomotive rolled out of a Union Pacific restoration shop in Cheyenne over the weekend for a big debut after ...

Wyoming US Sen. Mike Enzi won’t seek re-election in 2020

Politics 05/04/19, 15:07

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) announced Saturday that he will retire from the Senate at the end of his current term, capping off a 22-year career in Washington. Enzi, 75, announced his pending retirement in his hometown of Gillette, where he owned a shoe store and "never intended to get into politics." ...

People in Colorado, Wyoming urged to get home ahead of storm

Baseball 04/10/19, 14:10

People in Colorado and Wyoming were urged to get home early Wednesday and stay there before snow and wind from a powerful spring storm make travel all but impossible.The warning came less than a month after a blizzard stranded drivers while paralyzing parts of the two states.The Colorado Department of ...

Update: Storm impacting flights, schools, even baseball

Baseball 04/10/19, 11:06

The Latest on severe weather impacting the central U.S. (all times local):11:05 a.m.Flights, baseball and school classes are being canceled ahead of a looming spring blizzard in the Rockies.In this undated March 2019 photo provided by Henry Red Cloud, shows flooding on Cloud's Lakota Solar Enterprises property on the Pine ...

Scientists release most detailed map of Teton quake fault

Science 04/05/19, 14:29

Scientists have completed the most detailed map yet of one of North America's most spectacular geologic faults with the hope of providing a better understanding of the earthquake risk at a popular vacation destination.Millions of tourists visit Jackson Hole, Wyoming, every year to sightsee, hike or ski the Teton Range, ...

Billionaire’s climate-change fight includes Wyoming research

Sports 03/28/19, 14:33

A British billionaire who's a major contributor to environmental causes, including fighting climate change, will fund carbon-capture research in Wyoming, the top U.S. coal-mining state.Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and Carbontech Labs announced Thursday they're providing $1.25 million to help researchers find ways to turn greenhouse-gas emissions from coal-fired power plants ...

Arizona Sen. McSally promises swift action on drought plan

U.S. 03/27/19, 16:23

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally vowed Wednesday to take quick action on a plan to preserve a drought-stricken Colorado River, which serves about 40 million people in the U.S. West and Mexico.Seven states are looking to Congress to pass legislation to implement drought contingency plans that would mean voluntary cuts to ...

Grand Teton National Park pursuing disputed cell-tower build

U.S. 03/13/19, 14:45

People who have long been critical of a plan to put more cell towers in Grant Teton National Park are getting the opportunity to officially weigh in on the project.Grand Teton National Park in western Wyoming seeks thoughts from the public on plans for a new network of cell towers ...

Update: Storm causes avalanche, crashes across Utah

U.S. 01/22/19, 12:42

The Latest on a snowstorm in the Rockies (all times local):10:30 a.m.A powerful winter storm has caused traffic accidents, power outages and even an avalanche in Utah.Little Cottonwood Canyon reopened Tuesday morning, a day after an avalanche closed the canyon and State Route 210.Meanwhile, state troopers reported more than 200 ...

New Wyoming governor: Keep fighting for coal exports

Enviroment 01/09/19, 18:55

Wyoming should continue to fight to enable more U.S. coal exports overseas, the state's new governor said in a state of the state speech Wednesday that also called for more spending restraint and better returns on state reserve funds.Republican Mark Gordon criticized permit delays that have prevented significant new coal ...

Supreme Court hears case involving Crow tribe hunting rights

U.S. 01/08/19, 21:41

The Supreme Court is wrestling with a case out of Wyoming in which a Crow tribe member was cited for hunting elk in the Bighorn National Forest. Crow tribe member Clayvin Herrera wound up with a fine of more than $8,000. His defense is a treaty his tribe signed with the ...

Ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunt plans appealed by US

U.S. 12/21/18, 14:35

U.S. government attorneys filed notice Friday that they are appealing a court ruling that restored protections for grizzly bears in the Northern Rockies and blocked plans to hold the first public hunts for the animals in decades.The legal move challenges a September ruling from U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in ...

Environmentalists: Plan to reduce elk feeding is overdue

Enviroment 12/08/18, 15:09

An environmental group is urging federal wildlife managers to quickly develop an overdue plan to reduce the amount of supplemental feed given to wild elk on the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming.In a Dec. 4 letter to refuge officials, attorneys for Earthjustice said the plan was supposed to be ...

Wyoming runs over New Mexico 31-3 to become bowl eligible

Football 11/24/18, 17:36

Xazavian Valladay and Nico Evans combined for more than 300 yards rushing and three touchdowns for Wyoming as the Cowboys became bowl eligible Saturday with a 31-3 win over New Mexico.Valladay had 192 yards and two scores, and Evans went for 142 yards and a one touchdown.Wyoming running back Nico ...

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