Wyoming News

Volkswagen Wants Judge to Reject Wyoming Lawsuit

Volkswagen AG, trying to put a massive emissions-cheating scandal behind it, has asked a U.S. judge to reject a lawsuit by Wyoming potentially seeking more than $1 billion in additional penalties for environment damages. The ruling could help decide whether …

Air Guard Tankers Being Activated to Combat Western Wildfires

Air National Guard C-130s from Wyoming, Nevada and Colorado that are equipped to battle fires have been activated to fight wildfires in the Western U.S. The three large aircraft will be stationed in Fresno, Calif. Currently, the activation is scheduled …

Wyoming QB Looks to Be First to Take Out Insurance Against Injury

Wyoming is working with quarterback Josh Allen on obtaining an insurance policy in case Allen suffers an injury that might diminish his prospects for the NFL. Allen is considered by many to be among the top college quarterbacks in the …

Wyoming Wildfire Caused by Lightning, Investigators Say

Investigators have determined that lightning ignited a wildfire that has burned about 3 square miles of timber in southeast Wyoming. The fire burning in the Keystone area of Medicine Bow National Forest began July 3. After growing quickly last week, …

Wyoming Flood Preparations Follow Flood Predictions

Fremont County, Wyo. residents and disaster response officials are making preparations for spring flooding. Predictions are that the county could see its biggest runoff from the mountain snowpack in decades. National Weather Service hydrologists say the Wind and Little Wind …

Wyoming to Protect Homeowners from Storm-Chasing Contractors

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead made his the 28th state to enact legislation designed to protect homeowners who have suffered damage as a result of a hailstorm from being victimized a second time by storm-chasing contractors. The move was applauded by …

Fire Season in Wyoming’s Yellowstone Seen as One of Worst in Decades

The wildfire season this summer in Yellowstone, Wyo. is being called the worst in decades. A larger percentage of Yellowstone National Park burned this summer than in any year since 1988. The wildfire season of 2003 was also one of …

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 …