Tag Archives: Wyoming

Wyoming Cowboy Claims Steamboat Cops Used Excessive Force

Steamboat Police BadgeA Wyoming cowboy who competed in the July Fourth rodeo last year has filed a lawsuit alleging two Steamboat police officers used excessive force when they arrested him. A Lakewood attorney filed the lawsuit Thursday on behalf of Trey Sheets, who lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming. According to the lawsuit, police officers Ross Continue reading

Judge Stays Ruling on Fracking

frackingU.S. District Judge Skavdahl, of Wyoming, has granted a stay of the BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing rule. The judge ruled that the states of Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah and Independent Continue reading

Senators Push Interior Secretary to Come to Craig

JEWELLSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he, Wyoming Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi, and Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer have sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell regarding the Colowyo Mine. The mine is threatened by a recent Federal Court decision which determined that the Office of Surface Mining’s plan for the mine failed to Continue reading

Wyoming Woman Arrested for Several Probation Violations

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A felony-grade drug offender sought by Wyoming authorities since last month has been tracked down and captured. According to Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell, in February of 2009, 26-year old Brittany Poignee of Rock Springs pled no contest to Unlawful Manufacture or Delivery of methamphetamine, Continue reading

Peabody Plans to Cut 250 Corporate and Regional Jobs

PEABODYReports say Peabody Energy plans to cut 250 jobs in the near future, due to a historic slow down in the coal industry. They say that slow down shows little sign of stopping. The jobs to be cut would come from corporate and regional Continue reading

Wyoming Fugitive Caught in Western Colorado

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs fugitive sought since March by Sweetwater County authorities was captured yesterday in western Colorado. Sheriff Mike Lowell said detectives from the Sheriff’s Office SNAAG unit followed up on information they developed concerning the whereabouts of 27 year old Matthew Fernandez, who was wanted for 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

BLM Releases Sage Grouse Plan a Day Early

sage_grouse-300The Bureau of Land Management has released their plan to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the Endangered Species List a day early. The deadline for releasing the plan was tomorrow, but the agency says the plan is now under review. The BLM was supposed to be working with local and state agencies, and in a press release say the plan Continue reading

BLM Plan to Keep Sage Grouse Off ESL Expected Tomorrow

sage_grouse-300The Bureau of Land Management will release their plan to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the Endangered Species List tomorrow. The BLM has been working on the plan, and was supposed to be working with local and state agencies in coming up with that plan. However, those agencies have said the BLM had no interest in their input, and Continue reading

Wyoming Man Added to Sweetwater County Most Wanted List

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A former Rock Springs man who failed to appear for sentencing last month has been added to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office most wanted list. 39-year old Matthew Payne was arrested by county deputies in July of last year and charged with aggravated assault and battery, strangulation of a household member, false Continue reading

Birds Eye View Of Wyoming I-80 Crash Site

MP 292 I 80 Photogrammetry

Interstate 80 westbound out of Laramie, Wyoming is now open. Reduced speeds near the crash scene have been lowered to 65 mph. the Wyoming Department of Transportation said approximated that 220 linear feet of roadway was damaged from the fire that ensued from Monday’s crash.  Crews have been able to make emergency pavement repairs to the damaged section. Motorists are asked to slow down and follow the warnings as debris and repair crews are still in the area. Continue reading

Colorado Woman One Of Two Dead Following 2nd I-80 Pileup

DSC_0002One more fatality has been confirmed from from Monday’s 64 vehicle pileup on Interstate 80 in Wyoming between Cheyenne and Laramie. 58 year old Lynn Freeman of Williford, Arkansas and 23 year old Jenay L. Breden of Continue reading