Tag Archives: Idaho

112th Death Occurs On Wyoming Highways

Two people died in accident near Lyman, 30 miles west of Rock Springs earlier this week, making those the 111th and 112th fatality to occur on Wyoming highways this year. 54-year-old Alan Peterson of Idaho was driving on I-80 when he lost control on an icy bridge, sending the vehicle down an embankment where it rolled multiple times. Peterson and Continue reading

Hunter Attacked By Bear

A Rock Springs man was attacked by a bear last week in the Teton Wilderness. James Moore sustained injuries to his head and torso, after he was attacked by the bear while hunting elk with two other people in the area. Moore was taken to a hospital in Idaho, where he was Continue reading

90 Mile High Speed Chase

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit that spanned over 90 miles on Interstate 80. The episode began Tuesday morning when a Trooper stopped a SUV for exceeding the speed limit about 10 miles east of Rawlins. A K-9 team detected the presence of narcotics in the SUV. When the occupants were asked to get out of the vehicle, the driver started the vehicle and sped off with his girlfriend and her two kids, ages seven and Continue reading

UPDATE: Missing Man With Alzheimer’s Found Safe

The missing senior suffering from Alzheimer’s who went missing over the weekend has been found safe. 82-year-old Robert Winters, who also suffers from short term memory loss and a heart condition, stopped to get gas with his wife in Wamsutter around noon Sunday when he reportedly drove off Continue reading

Accident North Of Meeker Slows Down Traffic For Hours

highway-13-smallA tractor-trailer slid off Highway 13 just north of Meeker shortly after Midnight Friday and rolled onto its side. The accident caused the semi’s saddle tank to rupture spilling about 150 gallons of diesel fuel. Crews worked until almost 1 Friday afternoon to clean up the majority of the fuel. During the clean-up, passage through the area was down to one lane Continue reading

Kremmling Hunter not Charged for Killing Gray Wolf

gray-wolfFederal officials say no charges will be filed against a hunter who killed a protected gray wolf in Colorado after mistaking it for a coyote. The Fish and Wildlife Service said yesterday an investigation concluded the hunter didn’t intend to kill a wolf. Officials say the hunter was legally Continue reading

Judge Blocks Waters of U.S. Rule

EPA-300A federal judge in North Dakota has blocked a new rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over most state waters. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction Thursday against the Obama administration rule. The rule gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Continue reading

Rainbow Trout Populations Making Comeback from Whirling Disease

rainbow troutAfter being devastated by whirling disease in the 1990s, rainbow trout populations are increasing in most major rivers in the state thanks to a 20-year effort by Colorado Parks and Wildlife Continue reading

Rainbow Trout Making Recovery

colorado parksColorado wildlife managers say rainbow trout are finally recovering in most of the state’s major rivers after they were devastated in the 1990s by an ailment called whirling disease. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said yesterday a 15-year effort to crossbreed native trout with a disease-resistant strain from a hatchery in Germany has paid off. Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Confirm Animal Killed Near Kremmling was Gray Wolf

gray-wolfWildlife officials say a coyote-like animal killed near Kremmling was a gray wolf. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced yesterday that DNA tests were used to confirm the species. A legal coyote hunter shot the animal April 29th and immediately notified state wildlife officials. Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton underscored the impractical nature of the federal government’s proposed listing of the Greater Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act. During the House Committee on Natural Resources hearing on “Empowering State Management of Greater Sage Grouse,” witnesses Continue reading

Wyoming Fugitive Caught in Alaska

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A fugitive sex offender on the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office most wanted list has been captured in Alaska. 32-year old Robert Bousquet, who was convicted of rape in Idaho in 2004, was wanted on felony theft charges in the theft of a dozen rifles, handguns, and shotguns from a Rock Springs residence. County detectives and Continue reading