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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - News reporters on urgent deadlines will need to file a time-consuming public records request in order for the Wyoming Department of Corrections to answer any of their questions after the agency lays off its public information officer, a state corrections official said Tuesday.

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A forest fire about eight miles west of the Cheyenne’s Rob Roy Reservoir - which is south of Saratoga in the Snowy Range - has quickly grown to 13,835 acres, and as of Monday was about 2% contained, forest officials said.

Wyoming is leading one of the latest trend in finances—cryptocurrency—by being the first US state to OK a bank that caters to users of cryptocurrency.

Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming’s Public Health Orders have been extended an additional two weeks through Sept. 30. One change has been made to Order No. 1, which now permits indoor close-contact group activities and sports to occur in all settings.

Wildland fire fighters from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along with crews from Carbon County, and the State of Wyoming are working on the RR 316 fire located near the town of Hanna, WY. Fire resources responded yesterday afternoon to the fire working to protect residences and infrastr…

Governor Mark Gordon recently announced that the closing of the land exchange necessary to complete the Pilot Hill Project in Albany County is great news for Wyoming's citizens and the state’s recreation economy.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from th…

As of today, September 2, 2020, the number of active COVID cases (confirmed positives) and recoveries (previously confirmed positives that have been cleared by the Wyoming Department of Health to return to the general inmate population or to work) within the Wyoming Department of Corrections…

A new wind project proposed for Albany County near Veduawoo has run into strong headwinds from local residents. Houston-based ConnectGen wants to put wind turbines on 26,000 acres of private and state land stretching from near the Ames Monument and Vedauwoo to an area west and south of Tie Siding. 

Christian Vivet stood beside his camper at a riverside campground in central Wyoming’s Sinks Canyon State Park, peering through binoculars at the limestone cliffs above — a landscape vastly different from his home state of Florida.

As previously reported, mandatory COVID-19 testing took place earlier this week for all staff and inmates at the Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk.  A total of 350 tests were administered (260 inmates and 90 staff).   

As of today, August 18 2020, the number of active COVID cases (confirmed positives) and recoveries (previously confirmed positives that have been cleared by the Wyoming Department of Health to return to the general inmate population or to work) within the Wyoming Department of Corrections pr…

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Two well-known and well-funded candidates dominate a dozen Republicans while a bigger-than-usual field of Democrats seek nomination for the U.S. Senate and House in Wyoming's primary Tuesday.

As of yesterday, August 13, 2020, the number of active COVID cases (confirmed positives) and recoveries (previously confirmed positives that have been cleared by the Wyoming Department of Health to return to the general inmate population or to work) are as follows:

A Fremont County man previously confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19 recently died.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state of Wyoming isn't the lead contender to buy a vast swath of land and mineral rights in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah offered for sale by Occidental Petroleum, the governor's office said Tuesday.

The Mountain West has announced the indefinite postponement of all scheduled fall sports contests and MW championship events in response to ongoing challenges with the effective mitigation and management of the COVID-19 virus in conjunction with athletic competition. The MW Board of Director…

CHEYENNE — A Laramie County judge threw out drug trafficking charges against hemp advocates and farmers Debra Palm-Egle and Joshua Egle Thursday, finding prosecutors lacked probable cause that the mother-and-son duo intended to grow and distribute marijuana.

Minimal Fire activity occurred on the Richard Mountain Fire and crews were able to achieve 90% containment yesterday. The BLM Wyoming Type 3 Incident Management Team is also working to demobilize units assigned to the fire and prepare to turn management of the incident over to a local Type 4 team. 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park is seeking volunteers to shoot nonnative mountain goats this fall after calling off a helicopter goat shoot amid criticism from Wyoming's governor last winter.

Fire activity on the Richard Mountain Fire has diminished over the past 24 hours, but dangerous red flag weather conditions remain. Fire crews remain focused on keeping the fire west of Red Creek, south of Clay Basin Road, East of Highway 191, and north of Browns Park Road. Crews will also b…

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – Several wildland firefighting resources have arrived at the Richard Mountain fire burning approximately 50 miles south of Rock Springs in both Utah and Wyoming. A total of 217 firefighters are now working to keep the fire west of Red Creek, south of Clay Basin Road, East…

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The coronavirus has prompted cancellation of a charity antelope hunt that has drawn teams of famous, powerful men to central Wyoming for over 75 years and now faces growing criticism that ceremonies tied to the event crudely and inaccurately appropriate Native American …

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming will not issue a statewide mask order despite record-high reported cases of the coronavirus, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday.

DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) — Residents in Wyoming have raised concerns about a dozen piles of human feces and wads of used toilet paper found lining residential roads near a highway rest area that closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bob Lampert, long-time director of the Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC), has announced that he is resigning his position and retiring.  Lampert has been Director of that agency since November 10, 2003, making him the longest-tenured state correctional agency head in the nation.

A contract healthcare worker from the Wyoming State Penitentiary (WSP) in Rawlins has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and is currently self-quarantined.  This individual did not have any exposure to WSP inmates.  An additional five WSP staff members who had extended direct contact wit…

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's governor and top public health officer spoke firmly in support of wearing face masks in public amid accelerating spread of the coronavirus and doubt among some that masks are necessary.