Articles by Bob Moen

Average 2017 Wildfire Season Predicted for Wyoming

State forester Bill Crapser says most of Wyoming is predicted to have slightly below average to average large wildfires this year. Crapser says there could be a lot of wildfires started by lightning but most are not expected to grow …

Wyoming Flood Preparations Follow Flood Predictions

Fremont County, Wyo. residents and disaster response officials are making preparations for spring flooding. Predictions are that the county could see its biggest runoff from the mountain snowpack in decades. National Weather Service hydrologists say the Wind and Little Wind …

Big Snow Could Mean Big Flooding along Major Wyoming Rivers

The heavy snowfall so far this winter in parts of central and western Wyoming has forecasters looking at potential spring flooding in some major watersheds that haven’t seen it in decades. National Weather Service hydrologist Jim Fahey in Riverton says …

Lawsuit Takes Aim at Wyoming School District in Teacher Abuse Case

A lawsuit accuses Cheyenne school officials of failing to stop a sixth-grade female teacher from sexually abusing a student over a two-year period even after they became aware of an inappropriate relationship. The lawsuit contends an “environment based upon preconceptions …

Wyoming Losing Workers Due to Energy Downturn

More people are leaving Wyoming than are coming to the state in the wake of thousands of jobs being lost in the fossil fuels extraction industry, and it’s a trend that an economist doesn’t see reversing until oil and gas …

Wyoming Gets Federal Disaster Declaration After June Flooding

Wyoming homes and businesses damaged by flooding in Niobrara and Johnson counties can seek federal aid thanks to a federal disaster declaration. President Barack Obama has approved a federal disaster declaration requested by Gov. Matt Mead, according to the Federal …

Cloud Seeding Can Increase Snowpack, Says Wyoming Study

State-funded research in Wyoming suggests that cloud seeding can increase mountain snowfall by up to 15 percent a year, has negligible environmental effects – and almost no impact on precipitation in surrounding areas. In a nearly decade-long study, researchers found …

Anti-Drunken Driving Campaign Launches in Wyoming

A new statewide advertising campaign against drunken driving takes aim at the culture of drinking and driving in Wyoming by centering on an alcohol-related crash that killed eight University of Wyoming student-athletes in 2001. “This media campaign is based on …

Wyoming Governor Lambasts EPA Over Haze Plan

Gov. Matt Mead sharply criticized a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce regional haze, saying it did more to kill the coal industry than clear Wyoming’s air. The EPA plan seeks to reduce haze in national parks …

Wyoming Supreme Court Hears DUI Testing Case

The Wyoming Supreme Court is considering whether the state constitution is adaptable to changing technology when it comes to police officers obtaining search warrants to draw blood or perform other tests on people suspected of drunken driving. The court heard …