Tag Archives: Wyoming

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

Senators Urge Reinstatement of PILT Funds

piltU.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) are urging Senate leaders to fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program in any end-of-year legislation. Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) provide federal payments to nearly 1,900 local governments across 49 states to help offset losses in property taxes Continue reading

Crash Takes the Life of Rock Springs Woman

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A crash east of Rock Springs Thursday afternoon resulted in the death of 33 year old Rock Springs resident Hannah Mayfield. The crash occurred on Interstate 80 about three miles east of Rock Springs. Police say Mayfield failed to properly negotiate a right hand curve in the highway and drifted off the interstate. She overcorrected, Continue reading

Christmas Tree Cutting Permits Available for Routt National Forest

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 on National Forest System Lands. There is a limit of five permits per household. Trees must be for personal use, not for resale. Continue reading

Kentucky Man Leads Wyoming Officers on High Speed Chase

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A pursuit that spanned three counties and 185 miles on Interstate 80 yesterday ended safely west of Laramie, Wyoming. Yesterday afternoon, Wyoming law enforcement received information that a stolen car was traveling on I-80 near Rock Springs. Shortly after, a Sweetwater County Deputy spotted the stolen car about 11 miles east Continue reading

Chocolate Fest & Chili Cook-off in Baggs

CCEDC-Chocolate Fest & Chili Cook-off in Baggs
November 7, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Cost $10 per person

Carbon County Economic Development Corporation presents Chocolate Fest and Chili Cook-off at the Baggs Community Center November 7 at 5:30pm.
– chocolate tasting
– chili tasting
– wine tasting
– cash bar
– silent auction
– raffles
– dance to live music

Entry forms for chili and chocolate are available at the CCEDC office (307)324-3836 or at www.ccwyed.net

Utah Man Leads Wyoming Authorities on High Speed Chase

whpA Utah man led Wyoming authorities on a high speed chase along I-80 on the afternoon of Halloween. According to State Police, 38-year old Thomas Wixom was driving a stolen vehicle when the pursuit started, at around 3:30 in the afternoon. When Wixom didn’t stop for law enforcement, stop stick tire deflation devices were set up ahead of him on the highway. The pursuit Continue reading

Forest Service Preparing for Slash Pile Burns

controlled-burns-300Cooler weather and snow in the mountains has prompted fire crews to begin preparations for slash pile burning at multiple locations across the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming. Hundreds of piles are estimated to remain on the two National Forests, Continue reading

Rock Springs Woman Dies In Auto Accident

wyoming hpA two vehicle crash northeast of Edgerton, Wyoming yesterday resulted in the death of 26 year old Rock Springs, Wyoming resident Sarah R. Spiker.  The crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Wyoming State Highway 387 three miles northeast of Edgerton.

A westbound 2009 GMC Sierra pickup, driven by 20 year old Casper, Wyoming resident William L. Gifford, left it’s lane of travel and entered the Continue reading

Search Continues for Missing Wyoming Man

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The search for a missing Superior, Wyoming man continues. 59 year old Darrell Sowder was last seen at his Superior home around 12:30 in the afternoon on October 2nd. Family members told investigating deputies they feared Sowder might harm himself. Deputies and Superior townspeople have been searching for him on a Continue reading

Judge Rules BLM has No Authority over Fracking

frackingYesterday, U.S. District Court of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl granted a preliminary injunction of the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, finding that, “Congress has not Continue reading

Prescribed Burns Planned for Routt National Forest

routt-natl-forest-signRoutt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct multiple prescribed burns this fall near Crane Park in northern Routt County. In total, the Little Snake North burn unit consists of 800 acres and is 32 miles north of Steamboat and five miles south of the Wyoming border. The project Continue reading