Tag Archives: Wyoming

Wyoming Traffic Stop Nets 59 Pounds of Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300A traffic stop for speeding on November 7th resulted in the seizure of approximately 59 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred at on Interstate 80, about 11 miles east of Lyman, Wyoming. A State Trooper observed a car going 87 mph in an 80 mph zone. When he stopped the car, he became suspicious that the occupants Continue reading

Permits for Christmas Tree Cutting Now Available

christmas treePermits to cut Christmas trees on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are now available at multiple locations in Colorado and Wyoming. Each permit costs $10 and allows for the cutting of one tree. There is a limit of five permits per household. Trees must be for personal use, not for resale. The permit must be clearly displayed Continue reading

Child’s Body Recovered from Flaming Gorge

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A four-year-old girl died in Flaming Gorge Saturday afternoon when the vehicle she was in went into the water.  The names of those involved in the tragedy are being withheld for the time being pending notification of family members. Continue reading

Gunnison Sage Grouse Listed as Threatened

sage_grouse-300The Federal Government is going against the will of individual states, when it comes to listing sage grouse as threatened. That’s according to Governor Hickenlooper’s point man on sage grouse, John Swartout. Swartout says yesterday’s decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as threatened means that control of the species goes Continue reading

Accident Claims Wyoming Man

fatal-300A single vehicle rollover crash on Sunday resulted in the death of a Wright, Wyoming man. The crash occurred about 26 miles east of Kaycee, Wyoming. A pickup driven by 60 year Continue reading

Partial Solar Eclipse This afternoon

Partial_solar_eclipseA rare opportunity to view a partial solar eclipse will occur this afternoon across much of the country, including Colorado and Wyoming.  A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, with total eclipse leaving just the corona visible while a partial eclipse, which we will see today, will produce a crescent-shaped sun. For eye safety reasons do not directly look at the sun with the naked eye.  In Colorado and Wyoming the Solar eclipse will start around 3:15 this afternoon, with the greatest eclipse expected around 4:30 and ending at 5:45.  Almost 50% of the sun is expected to be obscured at maximum eclipse.
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Wyoming to Allow Same-Sex Marriages

civil-union-3001Wyoming is now allowing and recognizing same-sex marriages. Attorneys for the state filed notice yesterday morning that they would not challenge a federal judge’s ruling striking down a Wyoming law defining marriage as between a man Continue reading

Bairoil Mayor Charged with Nepotism

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sue Rigano, the mayor of Bairoil, Wyoming, was served with a summons yesterday charging her with two counts of Nepotism. Rigano was served with the summons following a County Commission meeting in Green River. Nepotism, a misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $1,000, is part of the Ethics and Disclosure Act under Continue reading

Judges Refuse to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Appeal

civil-union-3001State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The high court yesterday cleared the Continue reading

Forest Service Planning Slash Pile Burns

controlled-burns-300With the onset of fall weather and snow in the mountains, fire crews are beginning to burn slash piles at multiple locations across the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming. It’s estimated that thousands of piles Continue reading

Colorado Juveniles Arrested in String of Vehicle Thefts

whpOn Friday, two juvenile runaways from Colorado were arrested by a Wyoming State Trooper for a string of vehicle thefts from Colorado and Wyoming. While Deputies from the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and Troopers from Patrol were looking for a pickup reported stolen in the Dubois area, the Fremont County Continue reading

State Approves Incentive for Tarantino Film

tarantinoColorado has approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film “The Hateful Eight.” The state Economic Development Commission approved the package Friday. Colorado’s incentives beat out those of Utah and Wyoming. The film could be filmed on a 900-acre ranch west of Telluride, depending on local permit approval. Budgeted at $44 million, the film would be the most significant production in Continue reading