Wyoming News

Wyoming Tornado Reported by National Weather Service

A tornado touched down south of Torrington, Wyo. on Friday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Chad Hahn is meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Cheyenne. He says the tornado touched down near Yoder just before 4 …

Montana Law to Raise Some Highway Speed Limits to 80 Mph

Speed limits on rural interstate highways in Montana will increase to 80 mph this fall, but the cost of a speeding ticket will go up, too. Gov. Steve Bullock signed Senate Bill 375 on Monday. The new law will increase …

Makers of Sanitary Wipes Sued by Minnesota City over Clogged Pipes

A Minnesota city is suing six makers of sanitary wipes, saying their “so-called flushable wipes” are clogging sewer systems. According to the Star Tribune, the lawsuit from the city of Wyoming says flushable wipes stay intact long enough to pass …

North Dakota Joining Wyoming Lawsuit over Federal Fracking Rules

North Dakota, whose oil riches have been unlocked by the use of hydraulic fracturing, said it will join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal rule requiring more information about the process when it’s used on U.S. government lands. …

Number of Doctors Licensed in Wyoming Could Rise Under New Law

A new law could increase the number of doctors licensed to practice in Wyoming. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Wyoming became the first state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, which seeks to create a fast-track process for physicians …

Safety Probe Underway of Montana Plant Fire That Burned 3

Wyoming workplace safety officials say they’re investigating a fire that burned three men at a chemical plant that manufactures explosives near Cheyenne. The fire happened Thursday morning at the Dyno Nobel plant a couple miles west of town. Wyoming Department …

Wyoming Lawmakers Consider Raising State Highway Speed Limits

State senators have advanced a bill that would increase the speed limit to 70 mph on some Wyoming highways. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported the Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs committee advanced the bill this week by a 3-2 vote. The …

Insurance Among Reasons Organizers End Wyoming Hot-Air Balloon Fest

Organizers of an annual hot-air balloon festival in Wyoming have reluctantly decided to end the event after 19 years. Mikki Smith, organizing committee president, says the 12-member panel voted unanimously Jan. 21 to end the Wild West Balloon Fest in …

Wyoming Fracking Trade-Secret Justification Required Under Deal

A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they ask Wyoming regulators to withhold from the public details about the chemical products they pump underground. Last year, the Wyoming Supreme Court sided with a landowners group and …

Committee Advances Bill To Increase Wyoming Workplace Safety Fines

A bill to increase penalties against Wyoming employers when safety violations result in worker fatalities has cleared its first hearing. The Senate Labor, Health and Social Services Committee on Wednesday recommended approval of the bill. Wyoming long has been among …