Tag Archives: Wyoming

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

Another Pileup On Wyoming I-80 Kills At Least One Person

DSC_0002For the second time in less than five days, Interstate 80 in Wyoming is closed due to a major vehicle pileup approximately 18 miles west of Laramie.

Dense fog and light slush conditions are being cited as Continue reading

Over 60 Vehicles Involved In Pileups On I-80 In Wyoming

342 Pileup 1342 Pileup 2Three major vehicle pileups near mile post 342 on Interstate 80 on both the east and westbound sides currently have I 80 closed between Cheyenne and Laramie. Blizzard conditions were present at the time of the crashes that involved approximately 40 – 50 commercial vehicles and 20 passengers vehicles between the three pileups. Continue reading

Woman, Two Children Escape Serious Injury in Rollover

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001The Colorado State Patrol and Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a rollover accident on Highway 13 about 20 miles south of Craig yesterday. Troopers say 42-year old Tonya Humphrey of Wyoming was driving toward Craig, when she drove off the side of the road and rolled her car. There were two children in the car with her. Everyone was wearing seatbelts, and no one Continue reading

25 Pounds of Pot Seized in Wyoming Traffic Stop

MARIJUANA-300A traffic stop for speeding on Monday morning resulted in the seizure of approximately 25 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred on Interstate 80 eastbound about 16 miles east of Evanston, Wyoming. A Wyoming State Trooper stopped a speeding car, and became suspicious when he smelled an overwhelming odor of raw Continue reading

Senators Reauthorize Rural Drinking Water Act

WATER CONSERVATIONSenators from Colorado, Wyoming and Montana are co-sponsoring a bill to re-authorize training and other assistance for rural water providers. Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet said Wednesday the bill will renew the Environmental Protection Agency’s technical assistance to small utilities Continue reading

Kinkaid Lobbying Lawmakers to Visit Craig

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was in Washington D.C. this week representing the National Association of County Commissioners. Kinkaid says he has been working on getting Congressional members to visit Northwest Colorado. He says that he has convinced Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Continue reading

Westvaco Mine Receives Safety Citations

MSHA-300The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration yesterday announced that federal inspectors issued 176 citations, eight orders and one safeguard during special impact inspections conducted at 13 coal mines and three metal and nonmetal mines Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance Bill to Ban Palcohol

palcoholLegislation to put the sale of powdered alcohol on hold in Colorado advanced in the state Senate as lawmakers grapple with how to regulate a product that’s not in stores yet. The product called Palcohol is still awaiting federal approval. It Continue reading

Bill Would Encourage Spending Lottery Proceeds on Bike Trails

Bicycle 32A recreational bike trail from Wyoming to New Mexico is a goal set by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. A proposal before the Colorado Senate could play a part in that goal. The Senate Finance Committee started work yesterday on a bill to encourage Parks and Wildlife and local governments to spend a portion of the net lottery Continue reading