Wyoming

United States News: THREE MEN SENTENCED FOR MULTI-STATE CRIME SPREE INCLUDING CARJACKING AND PHARMACY ROBBERIES IN WYOMING AND NEW MEXICO

United States – New Mexico residents Antoine Mitchell, Moses D. Dickens III, and Christopher Dominguez, were all sentenced in a Cheyenne federal court recently after pleading guilty to crimes related to a violent crime spree that included armed pharmacy robberies in Wyoming and New Mexico. On October 6, 2016, the three men, disguised in ski … Continue reading United States News: THREE MEN SENTENCED FOR MULTI-STATE CRIME SPREE INCLUDING CARJACKING AND PHARMACY ROBBERIES IN WYOMING AND NEW MEXICO

WASHINGTON | Matthew Shepard, LGBTQ movement symbol, being laid to rest

WASHINGTON — The ashes of Matthew Shepard, whose brutal murder in the 1990s became a rallying cry for the gay rights movement, will be laid to rest in Washington National Cathedral. Shepard’s remains have for 20 years been kept by his family in Wyoming, where the 21-year-old college student was killed in 1998. His ashes … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Matthew Shepard, LGBTQ movement symbol, being laid to rest

DENVER | Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

DENVER— Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight. The storm caused crashes, snarled traffic and temporarily closed some major highways due to icy conditions. The heaviest snow fell … Continue reading DENVER | Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

LARAMIE | Matthew Shepard’s murder still haunts Wyoming 20 years later

LARAMIE, Wyo. — When two roofing workers beat a young gay man to death in Wyoming in 1998, the gruesome crime quickly reverberated around the U.S. and turned the sandy-haired college student into a powerful symbol of the quest for acceptance and equal rights. But two decades after Matthew Shepard was bludgeoned, tied to a … Continue reading LARAMIE | Matthew Shepard’s murder still haunts Wyoming 20 years later

Wyoming News: Wyoming Opens Trade Office in Taiwan

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has completed a successful trade mission to Taiwan, where he opened the Wyoming – Asia Pacific Trade Office.  The goal is to establish and grow trade between Wyoming and Taiwan in agriculture, manufactured goods, minerals and tourism.  He was joined by a number of Wyoming legislators, agriculture producers … Continue reading Wyoming News: Wyoming Opens Trade Office in Taiwan

Wyoming News: Grizzly Bear Rule Vacated

WY – Yesterday, a Federal District Court Judge in Montana vacated a 2017 rule promulgated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that ended Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE).  Effective immediately grizzly bears are again listed as threatened under the ESA.  Accordingly, the grizzly … Continue reading Wyoming News: Grizzly Bear Rule Vacated

WYOMING | Wyoming Game and Fish Department finalizing investigation after hunting guide killed by grizzly bears

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is working to finalize its investigation into a recent grizzly bear attack that killed a local hunting guide and injured his client. Sunday, Game and Fish killed the two grizzly bears believed to be involved in the attack JACKSON, WYOMING – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is working to … Continue reading WYOMING | Wyoming Game and Fish Department finalizing investigation after hunting guide killed by grizzly bears

WYOMING | Aquatic invasive species check stations close for the season

Boating season in Wyoming is coming to a close and so are the Wyoming Game and Fish Department aquatic invasive species check stations. CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Boating season in Wyoming is coming to a close and so are the Wyoming Game and Fish Department aquatic invasive species check stations.  Check stations throughout the state close … Continue reading WYOMING | Aquatic invasive species check stations close for the season

WYOMING | Wyoming Backcountry Hunters and Anglers donation provides 4,650 acres of hunting and fishing public access

Wyoming Backcountry Hunters and Anglers’ generous donation of $1,500 will provide nearly 4,650 acres of access, which truly impacts hunters and anglers in Wyoming CHEYENNE, WYOMIMG – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently received a $1,500 donation to support access for hunters and anglers through the Access Yes program.  This donation comes from the … Continue reading WYOMING | Wyoming Backcountry Hunters and Anglers donation provides 4,650 acres of hunting and fishing public access

Wyoming News: Governor Matt Mead Appoints New Justice to the Wyoming Supreme Court, Kari Jo Gray

CHEYENNE, WY – Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has appointed Kari Jo Gray to the Wyoming Supreme Court.  Gray replaces Justice E. James Burke who has served on the Court since 2005 and retires effective October 8, 2018. A native of Lusk and long-time Douglas resident, Gray has served as Governor Mead’s Chief of Staff since … Continue reading Wyoming News: Governor Matt Mead Appoints New Justice to the Wyoming Supreme Court, Kari Jo Gray

MISSOULA, Mont | Judge halts Saturday’s grizzly hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

MISSOULA, Mont — A federal judge has put a 14-day hold on the first public grizzly bear hunts in Wyoming and Idaho in more than 40 years, as he considers whether the government was wrong to lift federal protections on the animals. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen‘s order came just two days before the states … Continue reading MISSOULA, Mont | Judge halts Saturday’s grizzly hunts in Wyoming, Idaho

WYOMING | CWD found in new elk hunt area near Meeteetse

Game and Fish continues to notify hunters of new areas where CWD is found CHEYENNE, WYOMING – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department confirmed a bull elk harvested by a hunter tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Elk Hunt Area 66.  The elk was killed northeast of Meeteetse and this is the first … Continue reading WYOMING | CWD found in new elk hunt area near Meeteetse

WYOMING | Cutt Slam challenge offers new commemorative medallion

If adding one’s name to the small pool of anglers who have completed the storied Wyoming Cutt Slam isn’t enough, there are even more rewards to lure trout-seekers to embark on the challenge CHEYENNE, WYOMING – If adding one’s name to the small pool of anglers who have completed the storied Wyoming Cutt Slam isn’t … Continue reading WYOMING | Cutt Slam challenge offers new commemorative medallion

WYOMING | Be bear aware this fall when recreating

While enjoying the outdoors with your activity of choice this fall, stay safe by being alert for signs of bears. CHEYENNE, WYOMING – While enjoying the outdoors with your activity of choice this fall, stay safe by being alert for signs of bears. All people recreating in bear country should maintain awareness and take safety … Continue reading WYOMING | Be bear aware this fall when recreating

WYOMING | Fall hunting application deadlines approaching

As fall hunting season begins, there are still a few last deadlines to keep in mind for beaver, special pheasant hunts, and preference points. CHEYENNE, WYOMING – As fall hunting season begins, there are still a few last deadlines to keep in mind for beaver, special pheasant hunts and preference points. Application Ends 12 midnight … Continue reading WYOMING | Fall hunting application deadlines approaching

WASHINGTON | Powell could tackle key issues in high-profile speech Friday

WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will not lack for urgent topics to address when he gives the keynote speech Friday to an annual gathering of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Fed watchers will be listening for anything Powell has to say about financial turmoil in emerging markets, the economic threats posed by … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Powell could tackle key issues in high-profile speech Friday

CHEYENNE, Wyo | The Latest: Hunter wins Wyoming Dem US House primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo — The Latest on Wyoming’s primary election (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney will face a little-known Democrat from Laramie in her first campaign for re-election. Businessman Greg Hunter beat Laramie attorney Travis Helm to win the Democratic nomination for Wyoming’s lone U.S. House seat on Tuesday. Hunter says … Continue reading CHEYENNE, Wyo | The Latest: Hunter wins Wyoming Dem US House primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo | Sen. John Barrasso wins GOP Senate contest in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso on Tuesday fended off a well-funded challenger in Wyoming’s Republican primary. He beat five opponents, including investor and Stanford University lecturer Dave Dodson of Jackson Hole. Dodson put $1 million of his own money toward a campaign that questioned Barrasso’s ties to corporate interests and Washington political insiders. … Continue reading CHEYENNE, Wyo | Sen. John Barrasso wins GOP Senate contest in Wyoming

WYOMING | Boaters advised of low water levels statewide

August is a great time for boating and spending time on Wyoming waters, but be aware that in the late-summer season water levels on many reservoirs quickly fluctuate. CHEYENN, WY – August is a great time for boating and spending time on Wyoming waters. To take advantage of this opportunity, boaters should be aware that … Continue reading WYOMING | Boaters advised of low water levels statewide

WYOMING | Trout projects receive grant funding

Grants benefiting native trout watersheds awarded in five western states CHEYENNE, WYOMING – The Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) is awarding $232,640 in grant funding for eight projects that benefit native trout species across the western United States, including two in Wyoming.  The community-based projects are funded through the National Fish Habitat Action Plan and … Continue reading WYOMING | Trout projects receive grant funding

WYOMING | Hunters urged to submit blood samples from elk for brucellosis research

Submissions earn a chance to win hunting equipment CHEYENNE, WYOMING – Hunters who submit blood samples and other information about elk they harvest will be entered into a raffle to win high-quality outdoor equipment.  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department established the brucellosis raffle as a thank you for participating in the monitoring program and … Continue reading WYOMING | Hunters urged to submit blood samples from elk for brucellosis research

WYOMING | Game and Fish staff rise at dawn to count wild pheasant cackles near Lovell

Dawn is the best time to listen for the distinct kaa-caw of a male pheasant at the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area. CHEYENNE, WY – Dawn is the best time to listen for the distinct kaa-caw of a male pheasant at the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area.  Since 1969, biologists and other Wyoming Game and … Continue reading WYOMING | Game and Fish staff rise at dawn to count wild pheasant cackles near Lovell

WYOMING | BUFFALO BILL STATE PARK HOSTS GREAT DAM DAY, AUG. 18

WYOMING– Buffalo Bill State Park, the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center and Wild West Paddle Clubhosts this year’s annual Great Dam Day August 18, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center located 6 miles west of Cody on HWY 14/16/20. In addition to the … Continue reading WYOMING | BUFFALO BILL STATE PARK HOSTS GREAT DAM DAY, AUG. 18

WYOMING | Updated gap analysis report identifies sagebrush conservation priorities

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) has released a new report that provides a comprehensive assessment of fire and invasive management options for the conservation of sagebrush in the western United States. CHEYENNE, WY – The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) has released a new report that provides a … Continue reading WYOMING | Updated gap analysis report identifies sagebrush conservation priorities

WYOMING | Wyomingites asked to report dead sage grouse during West Nile virus season

All Wyomingites, especially landowners, are again being asked to assist in the management of the state’s sage grouse populations this summer by immediately reporting dead sage grouse to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department so they can be tested for West Nile virus.   CHEYENNE, WY – All Wyomingites, especially landowners, are again being asked … Continue reading WYOMING | Wyomingites asked to report dead sage grouse during West Nile virus season

WYOMING | Super Tag raffle raises $913,550 for wildlife conservation

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department Super Tag raffle generated $913,550 in sales this year for conservation, a win-win for both hunters and wildlife. CHEYENNE, WY – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department Super Tag raffle generated $913,550 in sales this year for conservation, a win-win for both hunters and wildlife.  The program, created by … Continue reading WYOMING | Super Tag raffle raises $913,550 for wildlife conservation

WYOMING | Gillette resident,James Potter Jr, breaks state fishing record for freshwater drum

CHEYENNE, WY – For the second time in as many months, a state record-breaking fish has been caught in the Sheridan region.  On July 15, 2018, Gillette resident James Potter Jr. caught a 22.58-pound freshwater drum in Keyhole Reservoir, breaking the existing state record by more than four pounds. Potter and his father in law, … Continue reading WYOMING | Gillette resident,James Potter Jr, breaks state fishing record for freshwater drum

JUNEAU, Alaska | US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

JUNEAU, Alaska — Carol Hafner is on the Democratic primary ballot for an Alaska U.S. House seat. She doesn’t live in Alaska. In fact, she’s never been to the state. Hafner, who listed New Jersey and South Dakota addresses in her candidate filing, says she’s serious about running, though she doesn’t plan to campaign in … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

WYOMING | Wyoming conservation partners unite for habitat projects

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department, in collaboration with many partners, invested $5.7 million in direct on-the-ground contributions for habitat projects in 2017 to make sure all of the more than 800 species in Wyoming remain for future generations. CHEYENNE, WY – All wildlife rely on good habitat to grow hearty and healthy populations. The … Continue reading WYOMING | Wyoming conservation partners unite for habitat projects