Tag Archives: Wyoming

Be Patient In Eclipse Traffic

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has seen a substantial increase in traffic on Wyoming’s highways for the 2017 solar eclipse event, so drivers are being reminded that heavy traffic congestion should be expected in certain areas across the state.  All motorists should follow the law and slow down or move over for law enforcement and vehicles with flashing lights. There have also been several vehicle Continue reading

Total Eclipse Monday

The Total Solar Eclipse will occur Monday across the United States, causing day to turn to night. The path of the eclipse will cover areas of Colorado and Wyoming. In our area,  94% of the sun will be covered by the moon. Those who would like to see 100% coverage can travel to central Wyoming, as Continue reading

Practice Fire Safety While In Wyoming For Eclipse

Those traveling to Wyoming for the eclipse are being encouraged to practice fire safety while out on public lands in the state. Between 400,000 and 1.2 million people expected to travel to the state for the eclipse. Fire danger in the state is still high and fire restrictions are still in place on all Continue reading

Wyoming Bridge Closed For Repairs

The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Field Office has temporarily closed the Red Creek Lizzie Spring Bridge located near the Red Creek Ranch, on BLM Road 4415 approximately 40 miles south of Rock Springs.  This decision was Continue reading

Meetings To Talk Wyoming Conservation Projects

Local Project Development Teams for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative will host meetings this week in Carbon and Sweetwater County. The meetings will include updates on existing conservation projects, as well as an overview of project budgets and Continue reading

90 Mile High Speed Chase

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit that spanned over 90 miles on Interstate 80. The episode began Tuesday morning when a Trooper stopped a SUV for exceeding the speed limit about 10 miles east of Rawlins. A K-9 team detected the presence of narcotics in the SUV. When the occupants were asked to get out of the vehicle, the driver started the vehicle and sped off with his girlfriend and her two kids, ages seven and Continue reading

Meeting To Talk Wyoming Wild Horse Management

The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming will hold its annual statewide hearing tomorrow on the use of helicopters and motorized vehicles in wild horse management operations, at the Rock Springs Field Office. The meeting will allow the public to comment and provide suggestions regarding the use Continue reading

Alzheimer’s Patient Missing, Last Seen In Wyoming

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in locating a missing Alzheimer’s patient. 82-year-old Robert Winters and his wife had stopped in Wamsutter around noon Sunday when Winters, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, short-term memory loss and heart problems, reportedly drove off by himself and has Continue reading

Trump Nominates Gillette Native As U.S. Attorney

President Trump has nominated Gillette native Mark Klaassen to serve as the U.S. Attorney for Wyoming. Klaassen has served as an assistant U.S. attorney for Wyoming for the last eight years. He has also served as chief of staff to the general council for the Continue reading

Wyoming Unemployment Rate Dips

Wyoming’s unemployment rate decreased in June, falling to 3.9 percent, down .2% from the May unemployment rate of 4.1%. While this is a positive sign, it may be slightly misleading, as Wyoming has lost more than 5,000 people from the work force since June of last year. This suggests that the decreases Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Production Slips

Coal production in Wyoming decreased during the second quarter of 2017 according to a new report, but is still above the record low pace of 2016. Federal mine regulators found that 72 million tons of coal was produced in the state between April and June of this year, a slight decrease from the 80 million tons Continue reading

Total Solar Eclipse To Occur Next Month

A total solar eclipse will occur next month across the United States, causing day to turn to night. The path of the eclipse will cover areas of Colorado and Wyoming.  In our area, almost 95% of the sun will be covered by the moon. Those who would like to see 100% coverage can Continue reading