Wyoming News

Airbnb Generates $1.1M in Wyoming Taxes, 56k Visitor Stays

Online hospitality company Airbnb says its hosts generated about $1.1 million in tax revenue during the first year of its agreement with the state of Wyoming. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that Airbnb started collecting and remitting taxes on behalf …

Tornado Warnings in Wyoming Increasing This Year

The National Weather Service has issued more than double the number of tornado warnings in Wyoming so far this year than are typically issued. The Casper Star-Tribune reported the service has issued 51 warnings in Wyoming this year. The state …

Weather Services Confirms Wyoming Tornado

A tornado that tore across the prairie was about as big as they get in Wyoming. The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado in a rural part of the state, and estimates the twister’s winds reached 150 mph and its …

Wyoming Bill Seeking Prison for Deadly Texting While Driving Fails

Lawmakers in the Wyoming House have voted down a bill that would have meant prison time for drivers who cause a deadly wreck while texting on their phones. Texting while driving in Wyoming currently is a misdemeanor punishable by a …

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 …