Wyoming News

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 …

Worker Claims Retaliation over Asbestos Report at Wyoming’s Old Faithful Inn

A maintenance worker at Yellowstone National Park in Montana said a park concession company retaliated against him after he reported that he and five other employees were exposed to asbestos at a more than century-old lodge. Jon Kline told The Associated …

Wyoming Workplace Safety Meetings Planned Around State

Responding to the trend of workplace shootings that have happened around the country, the state of Wyoming is offering free workplace training in April and May to inform workers and supervisors how to respond to active shooter situations and other …

Wyoming Man Sentenced to Probation For Workers’ Comp Fraud

A Sheridan, Wyo. man accused of collecting disability payments while working for a tree service company has entered a no contest plea to one count of workers’ compensation fraud. The Sheridan Press reported that Victor Rodriguez recently entered the plea …

Wyoming Acknowledges Coal Mine Cleanup Insurance Policy is Flawed

A program that has allowed U.S. coal companies to forego cleanup insurance on massive western mines is flawed and needs to be fixed, Wyoming officials have told federal regulators. Coal companies must restore the land around spent mines, but roughly …

Worst State for Emergency Response Times: Wyoming

According to a recent study, Wyoming is worst in the nation for response times for road emergencies. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that a national study by Auto Insurance Center using National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data concluded that the slow …

‘Average’ Would Describe Wyoming Wildfire Season, Forester Says

Wyoming firefighters put out a typical number of wildfires in 2015 despite a surge in blazes nationwide. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that Wyoming state forester Bill Crapser says the state’s weather helped. According to Crapser, Wyoming’s spring was wetter than …

Montana County Reaches $650K Settlement in Asbestos Exposure Case

Yellowstone County, Mont. has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle a case brought by a former courthouse janitor who eventually died of mesothelioma. The Billings Gazette reported the county reached the settlement in November with the estate of Lauren DuPuis, …

Widow of Wyoming Man Killed by Sleeping Trucker Files Suit

The widow of a man who died after a truck driver fell asleep at the wheel and struck him in southern Wyoming is suing for wrongful death. The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reported that Katsiaryna Krauchanka has filed a complaint against …

Judge Orders Wyoming Restaurant to Pay $11.4M in Salmonella Case

A judge has ordered a Cheyenne, Wyo. restaurant to pay a Nebraska couple nearly $11.4 million after the husband contracted salmonella poisoning. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Christopher Gage and his wife, Heather, sued the Old Country Buffet and its operator …