Wyoming News

Damage From Storm That Struck Colorado and Wyoming Exceeds $25M

A hail storm that struck northern Colorado and Wyoming in July has caused at least $25 million in damage to insured private property. The Greeley Tribune reported insurance professionals have deemed the July 29 storm catastrophic, which means the insured …

More than 200 Homes Damaged in Wyoming Flooding

Officials say four homes were destroyed and 200 more were damaged by flooding in Wyoming. The Ranger reported that the American Red Cross says flood waters in the Wind River Basin destroyed the Fremont County homes in early May. The …

Fewer Fatal Crashes on Wyoming Roads in 2016

Wyoming authorities say the number of people killed in crashes on state roads has decreased by more than half this year compared to the same time in 2015. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that there have been 18 fatal crashes on …

Wyoming Hospital Headed for Bankruptcy after Numerous Lawsuits

A Powell, Wyo. hospital has filed for bankruptcy as it faces about 20 lawsuits over surgeries performed by a former orthopedic surgeon. The Powell Tribune reported that Powell Valley Healthcare’s board of directors approved filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday. …

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 …

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 …