Tag Archives: Wyoming

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.
Viewing safety information.
Additional information about today’s solar eclipse.

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

Wyoming Suspect May Have Committed Suicide During Pursuit

whpA Be On The Look Out (BOLO) report out of Casper, Wyoming resulted in a 16 mile long pursuit east of Lyman on yesterday involving state troopers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The suspect was located on Interstate 80 at around 7:15 last night. A traffic stop was initiated by a Wyoming State Trooper and the Continue reading

Officials Remind Hunters to be Bear Aware

grizzly bearIn light of two recent bear attacks in Wyoming, one of them fatal, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging hunters who venture north into grizzly country to be “bear aware.” Sheriff Rich Haskell said that many county residents hunt in areas within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem identified by the Continue reading

Football Players to go Through Diversionary Program

BULLDOGSThe Uinta County Attorney has decided not to press charges against any Moffat County High School students associated with the alleged hazing incident at a football camp in Wyoming this summer. Attorney Dean Stout says instead, they will have the students go through a youth Continue reading

Wyoming Woman Killed in Highway Accident

whpA single vehicle rollover about 15 miles south of Green River, Wyoming resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. The accident occurred September 10th. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise Olson of Rock Springs. The truck was traveling south on WY 530 when it went Continue reading

Joe Meyer Named Northwest Colorado District Manager of BLM

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has named long-time employee Joe Meyer as the new Northwest Colorado District Manager based in Grand Junction. Meyer comes to BLM Colorado from Wyoming, where he has been the Field Manager for the BLM Casper Field Office since Continue reading