Wyoming News

Wyoming Offers Drive Sober App

A new smartphone app gives people who have had too much to drink in Wyoming another way to find a ride home. The Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving announced the launch of the Drive Sober Wyoming app this past week. …

High Earthquake Probability for Yellowstone Region

A new U.S. Geological Survey report indicates a slightly greater earthquake hazard in the Greater Yellowstone region of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho than previously thought, a geophysicist says. “The new maps show how Yellowstone has had a relative increase in …

Wyoming County OKs Settlement in Solar Array Collapse

The Teton County, Wyoming, commissioners have accepted a $100,000 settlement from the designers of a solar array atop the Teton County-Jackson Recreation Center that collapsed in November. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported county officials say insurance could cover …

Lawsuit Over Hiker’s Death Moves to Wyoming from India

A federal lawsuit seeking damages against a Wyoming-based wilderness training academy over the death of a hiker on a 2011 trip to India will be heard in Wyoming. The lawsuit filed by Elizabeth Brenner of Minnetonka, Minnesota, against the Lander-based …

80 Mph OK on Some Wyoming Highways Starting Today

Motorists traveling in Wyoming can go a little faster on certain stretches of interstate highways. Wyoming Department of Transportation crews  began changing speed limit signs along three sections of Interstates 25, 80 and 90 to 80 mph. The higher speed limit will …

Wyoming City to Seek State Help For Landslide Costs

The town of Jackson, Wyo. plans to ask the state for help in covering the cost of a creeping landslide that damaged and threatened several homes and businesses. The Town Council will meet tonight to consider asking the Wyoming Business Council …

Tornado Touchdown Confirmed In Southeast Wyoming

A tornado touched down in a sparsely populated area of Laramie County in southeast Wyoming on Sunday, the National Weather Service has confirmed. NWS says the tornado touched down around 1 p.m. about 7 miles east of Carpenter. The agency …

No Fault For Wyoming Resort in 2009 Chair Lift Spill

A jury has ruled that Snow King Resort in Wyoming was not at fault for a 7-year-old’s 2009 tumble from a ski lift. The final judgment stated that Glenn and Leya Oswald would recover nothing from the case, and the …

Wyoming Parking Garage Shifted by Creeping Landslide

A small parking structure is the latest victim of a slow-moving landslide in Jackson, Wyo. Town officials say part of the two-story parking garage serving a restaurant and other businesses has shifted 3 or 4 inches. They say workers will …

Red Cross App Helps Colorado, Wyoming Citizens Affected By Floods

Red Cross officials have announced the release of a smartphone application they hope will save lives if Colorado and Wyoming experience floods from runoff this spring. Gino Greco, CEO of the Red Cross Colorado & Wyoming Region, says “the floods …