Wyoming News

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 …

Mother Of Wyoming Student Wrestler Sues Hospital

The mother of a 16-year-old boy who was paralyzed after breaking two vertebrae during high school wrestling practice has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a Wyoming hospital that treated him. The lawsuit from Melissa Plumley alleges Cheyenne Regional Medical …

Wyoming City Weighs Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving

The Jackson Town Council is considering a ban on cellphone conversations while driving that could start in Wyoming town in mid-December. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported the council gave preliminary approval to the proposed ban this week. Two …

Rain, Snow Help Wyoming Emerge From Drought

Most of Wyoming has emerged from drought thanks to heavy rain in September and substantial snow over the past few weeks. Only 39 percent of Wyoming is experiencing drought right now, down from 98 percent of the state a year …

Wyoming Traffic Fatalities Decrease In 2013

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says traffic fatalities in the state have decreased this year. Sgt. Steve Townsend tells KGWN-TV that 120 people died in traffic accidents in Wyoming last year. There have been only 67 traffic deaths as of Sept. …

Wyoming Government, Pool Paid $1.25M To Man Cleared Of Murder

Wyoming government agencies paid $1.25 million last month to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a Montana man who was cleared of a murder conviction. The state recently entered a confidential settlement with Troy Willoughby of Wickes, Mont. Payment records …

Wyoming Court Oks Phone Approvals For DUI Testing

The Wyoming Supreme Court has endorsed a 2011 state law allowing judges to grant authority to police over the telephone to force motorists to submit to DUI testing. In Friday’s ruling, the court concluded it’s not a violation of the …

Willis Names Long Regional Placement Officer in West

Willis North America named Linda Leigh Long regional placement officer in its West region. Long will lead a team insurance placement professionals across Willis’ West region, which includes operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. She will …

Wyoming Workplace Deaths Reached 5-Year High In 2012

Workplace fatalities in Wyoming reached the highest number in five years in 2012, slightly surpassing the number of deaths the state has seen in each of the past several years. Last year, 35 people died on the job in Wyoming, …

Hail Damages Barley Crops In Wyoming

Farmers around Powell, Wyo. say hail from a violent storm last week damaged or destroyed barley and other crops. The storm brought hail up to a half-inch in diameter, about a half inch of rain and 50 mph winds. It …