Wyoming

Wyoming’s first case of vaping-associated lung illness has been confirmed in a Uinta County resident, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. The young adult was hospitalized with severe lung disease. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH states quote–“many states have already reported vaping-associated lung illness, including six deaths. The…

The Northern Wyoming News reports that Rachel’s Challenge will be returning to Worland Middle and High School’s this coming Monday and Tuesday. Rachel’s Challenge was set up 18 years ago by Rachel’s father Darrell, just two years after the Columbine High School mass shooting in 1999 in memory of Rachel Scott–the first of the 13…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that the first not guilty plea was made in a major drug case in Hot Springs County on Monday. Tiffany Ringgenberg of Cody pleaded not guilty to felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and conspiracy to deliver meth. The charges carry with them a combined possible sentence of 27 years…

Americans continue to rack up credit card debt at an alarming rate–this according to a study by the personal finance website WalletHub. Americans added a record $35.6 billion in credit card debt in the second quarter of 2019. Wyomingites are only responsible for about $62.1 million of that total–the 2nd least in the entire country.…

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a 44-year-old man has died after his vehicle crashed into the rear of a school bus carrying a middle school football team. Lt. Travis Hauser tells KTWO-AM that eight students and the bus driver suffered minor injuries and were treated and released after the accident, which occurred about 8:30 p.m.…

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking input on a proposed plan to provide housing in the Worland area for seasonal firefighters from the BLM’s Devil’s Canyon Hand Crew. This plan is in line with the BLM’s commitment to job creation and supporting veterans in the BLM workforce. The BLM is considering the construction…

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Montana can’t ban political robocalls based on their content alone, marking the latest in a string of court decisions against U.S. states that attempt to restrict automated phone calls promoting political campaigns. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Montana’s law prohibiting…

Some Wyoming mountains are expected to receive the first accumulating snow of the approaching winter season. The National Weather Service says rain was expected to turn to snow late Tuesday night at elevations above 8,000 feet. The snow is expected to continue through Wednesday night. Mountain ranges that are expected to see snow include the…

On September 6th a fatal crash occurred around milepost 134 on US Highway 20 near Thermopolis. Around 4:45 p.m.–Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a motor vehicle collision. A 2009 Harley Davidson was traveling northbound on US Highway 20 and had started to enter a construction zone. A Ford F-550 was…

Members of Governor Gordon’s Big Game Migration Corridor Advisory Group issued a range of recommendations to the Governor. Among them is a call for the Governor to issue an Executive Order (EO) to create a state-directed program that would codify policies that balance conservation with multiple-use opportunities. The core aim of the recommendations is to…


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