Showing: 1-50 of 168

Search / Found (168)

Waiting for untasted Wyoming Whiskey

Waiting for untasted Wyoming Whiskey

KIRBY — Barrels sit in a warehouse off a dusty dirt road in the town of Kirby, population 92.

July 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…
Wyoming ranchers sell off cattle in record amounts to cope with drought

Wyoming ranchers sell off cattle in record amounts to cope with drought

CASPER, Wyo. -- Normally the Torrington Livestock market sells about 3,500 head of cattle in May. This year, it sold more than 18,000, said Michael Schmitt, one of the market's owners. In June, it normally moves about 1,800. This year, it sold more than 17,000 head.

July 07, 2012 9:55 amLoading…

Arapaho fire destroys Christian youth camp

LANDER, Wyo. — When the call came at 1:30 a.m. Friday to evacuate a Christian camp near Wheatland, Grace Camp Director Marlin Driskell thought it was just a precaution.

July 02, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Residents mourn loss of Lander Community Center to fire

LANDER, Wyo. — Lander Mayor Mick Wolfe couldn't recall how many times he had danced with his wife, Marge, at the Lander Community Center.

June 29, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Fire destroys Lander Community Center

Fire destroys Lander Community Center

LANDER — A late Thursday afternoon fire gutted the Lander Community Center.

June 29, 2012 9:31 am Photos

Photos

Loading…

Wyoming wildfire bill already at $6 million

LANDER, Wyo. — Fire season has just begun but the state has already spent $6 million in fighting flames.

June 28, 2012 5:49 pmLoading…

As best they can, Wyoming officials prepare for busy fire season

CASPER, Wyo. — Smoke-filled skies and temperatures creeping near 100 degrees could confuse people in Wyoming. The weather experienced by the state has been like that normally seen in August, not June.

June 25, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Shuttered Wyoming gold mine coming to life

CASPER, Wyo. — Prospectors knew there was treasure deep in the South Pass City ore. Efforts to get the gold out in mass quantity started at the Carissa Mine in 1867. Equipment such as a 9-ton ball mill pulverized the ore and revealed the priceless nuggets inside.

June 15, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Sides take issue with forest plan

LANDER, Wyo. — Some Fremont County residents are worried their voices aren’t being heard as the U.S. Forest Service works on revising its management plan for the Shoshone National Forest.

June 10, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Public weighs in on Bridger-Teton National Forest drilling proposal

CASPER, Wyo. — Comments on a Casper company’s proposal to drill two exploratory natural gas wells near Big Piney varied from worries about wildlife to concerns about restrictions limiting economic access to resources.

June 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

State of Wyoming offers cisterns to Pavillion area residents

PAVILLION, Wyo. -- Thirty-five homes outside Pavillion have the option of receiving a free cistern, or water tank, paid for by the state to ensure residents have clean drinking and household water.

June 01, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…
Rocky Mountain Power provides tree-trimming service near power lines

Rocky Mountain Power provides tree-trimming service near power lines

LANDER, Wyo. -- Years ago, one of the trees on William Reed’s property succumbed to Casper's high winds, tipped into a power line and caught fire.

May 29, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

EPA proposal accelerates Wyoming coal-fired power plant pollution reduction

LANDER, Wyo. — A federal proposal to accelerate the reduction of air pollution from coal-fired power plants in Wyoming has drawn strong opinions from both sides of the issue.

May 28, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Group wants to buy Wyoming Range drilling leases

LANDER, Wyo. -- A group opposed to natural gas drilling in the Wyoming Range says it wants to buy leases planned for development by Plains Exploration and Production Co., a move that would halt the company's controversial project in its tracks.

May 24, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming grasshoppers emerging earlier than usual

LANDER, Wyo. — Rancher Scott Fluer hoped there wouldn’t be a prevalence of grasshoppers this season. It was supposed to be the end of their cyclical boom, and the insects had thrived the past two years. Instead, weeks ahead of schedule, Fluer started seeing grasshoppers on his property north…

May 20, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Some Wyoming towns are thirsty

LANDER, Wyo. -- Water concerns resulting from low snowpack during the past winter have some Fremont County city officials thinking conservatively.

May 18, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Postal Service shutters Wheatland processing center

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wheatland will lose its mail processing center but not its post office, U.S. Postal Service officials announced Thursday.

May 17, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming native played key role in space shuttle program

Wyoming native played key role in space shuttle program

LANDER, Wyo. — Before the Columbia went into space in April 1981 as part of NASA’s space shuttle program, Larry LaRose was in a plane checking the area’s weather, making sure everything was safe for takeoff.

May 14, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Group funds 4 projects to protect wildlife

Group funds 4 projects to protect wildlife

PINEDALE, Wyo. -- The Pinedale Anticline mesa is a sea of muted greens and browns, sagebrush and dirt, surrounded by a horizon dotted with natural gas rigs.

May 11, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Some rural post office users anxious for news on closures

LANDER, Wyo. — Since Mary Spence was born in the Cora area more than 70 years ago, one thing has been constant: the post office.

May 07, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Forest officials work to keep deadly fungus from Wyoming bats

LANDER, Wyo. — New information on bat populations and habitat will be used in evaluating whether caves in the region closed to public access three years ago because of concern over “white nose syndrome” will be reopened in July.

May 05, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Elderly faction takes issue with Riverton center's board of directors

Elderly faction takes issue with Riverton center's board of directors

RIVERTON, Wyo. -- Seniors living in Riverton can agree on one thing: The Riverton Senior Citizens and Community Services Center has good food.

May 04, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…

EPA: Upper Green River Basin exceeded federal multi-year air standard

LANDER, Wyo. — Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin breached a key federal barrier for multiyear air pollution limits, forcing federal regulators to demand changes in the area.

May 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Committee revises Yellowstone grizzly count procedures

Committee revises Yellowstone grizzly count procedures

JACKSON, Wyo. — Researchers will employ new techniques and scale back mortality rate monitoring areas in an effort to better estimate the greater Yellowstone ecosystem’s grizzly bear population.

April 29, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Riverton lab accelerates water, soil, emissions, gas analysis work

Riverton lab accelerates water, soil, emissions, gas analysis work

RIVERTON, Wyo. -- It began as a project in the garage.

April 28, 2012 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…
Wyoming avalanche center works to keep people informed and safe

Wyoming avalanche center works to keep people informed and safe

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. -- Beneath a beckoning blanket of snow is a story. Or perhaps a warning -- if you know how to read the layers beneath the frosted surface.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

Wyoming avalanche center's communications ability expands

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. -- Bob Comey grew up skiing in Massachusetts. As a kid, he knew he wanted to move to a ski area. Jackson Hole was the "biggest and baddest," and he knew that's where he wanted to go. He also knew he'd need some sort of skill to make a career in a ski town. So at the Unive…

April 21, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Bob Comey, director of the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Forecast Center

Bob Comey, director of the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Forecast Center

Bob Comey, director of the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Forecast Center, checks snow collected at a monitoring station at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort late last month.

April 21, 2012 4:56 pmLoading…
Yellowstone group recommends whitebark pine study in pursuit of delisting grizzlies

Yellowstone group recommends whitebark pine study in pursuit of delisting grizzlies

JACKSON, Wyo. — Grizzly bears could again be recommended for removal from the endangered-species list — in approximately two years — after federal land managers and scientists study the impact of declining whitebark pine trees on the animals.

April 19, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

Photos

Related Loading…
New bear warning signs to greet Yellowstone hikers

New bear warning signs to greet Yellowstone hikers

JACKSON, Wyo. — People who venture onto the trails in Yellowstone National Park this summer will see new signs warning them about avoiding bears and what to do if they should encounter one.

April 19, 2012 11:40 pmLoading…
Instructors: Wyoming Catholic College program makes for well-rounded students

Instructors: Wyoming Catholic College program makes for well-rounded students

LANDER -- Gabriella Furgiuele almost went to Georgia State for college.

April 16, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…

Big Horn Mountains mine put on hold

CASPER, Wyo. — Actions by the State Loan and Investment Board have put a proposal for a controversial dolomite and limestone mining operation in the Big Horn Mountains on hold.

April 07, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
College students spread faith through performing

College students spread faith through performing

LANDER, Wyo. — A scandal isn’t always a bad thing. It’s something out of the norm. It makes you pause and stare. And, in certain cases it might make you laugh.

April 07, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…
Students learn ecology, get outdoors in river habitat project

Students learn ecology, get outdoors in river habitat project

LANDER, Wyo. — Carly Hutson, 12, and Krysten Winn, 11, scrutinized the branch. Dead, they agreed. They moved to another stand of willows.

April 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Loading…

True Oil proposes drilling in Bridger-Teton National Forest

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper-based True Oil LLC hopes to drill two exploratory natural gas wells in the Bridger-Teton National Forest next year.

April 04, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Elise Haase and Becky Cecrel

Elise Haase and Becky Cecrel

Elise Haase, 12, and Becky Cecrel, 12, listen to last-minute instructions before cutting willow branches in Red Canyon near Lander on Tuesday. Lander Middle School students helped with a conservation project, cutting the branches which will be replanted on a river bank to help prevent erosion.

April 04, 2012 7:43 pm
Mason Jacobson hands some cut willow branches to Kiley McConnell

Mason Jacobson hands some cut willow branches to Kiley McConnell

Mason Jacobson, 11, hands some cut willow branches to Kiley McConnell, 11, Tuesday. The Lander Middle School students helped with a stream bank restoration project, cutting willows that will be transplanted to a river bank to help fight erosion.

April 04, 2012 7:41 pm
Wind River Tribal Youth Program blends prevention, treatment, tradition

Wind River Tribal Youth Program blends prevention, treatment, tradition

ETHETE, Wyo. — The heat starts dry, a warming blush on the skin over the cool air wafting in from the open door. The rocks, cooked outside on a fire, turn from gray stone to red and then the deceptive white of blistering heat. They are shoveled and piled in the center of the dome, burning th…

March 31, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…

ConocoPhillips awards nearly $100,000 in Wyoming grants

RIVERTON, Wyo. — When Casper 4-H program associate Colleen Campbell interviewed kids who sold livestock at the Central Wyoming Fair, she found most put away at least 50 percent of the money for college.

March 31, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Pavillion residents question air quality test results

CASPER, Wyo. — While a preliminary state review of data from an air monitoring station near Pavillion gives the area a clean bill of health, residents who feared nearby natural gas development polluted their air say the station was located in the wrong place.

March 28, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Yellowstone efforts make room for native fish

LANDER, Wyo. -- Decades ago it wasn't uncommon to stock lakes and streams with nonnative fish to create ample opportunities for people to catch the big one.

March 23, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Jackson federal court among 60 on chopping block

CASPER, Wyo. — The federal court in Jackson is among 60 that the federal government is considering closing to cut costs, according to information obtained by The Associated Press.

March 22, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Man camp proposal on hold

LANDER, Wyo. — Plans to house up to 20 employees for a proposed drilling project in the Wyoming Range were put on hold Wednesday.

March 14, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

2 more arrested in Hudson double slaying, fire

LANDER, Wyo. -- The Fremont County Sheriff's Department arrested a second and third suspect Monday in the Hudson double homicide/arson case.

March 13, 2012 11:07 amLoading…

Inversions trigger first ozone action days in Upper Green River Basin

Snow, a lack of wind and temperature inversions triggered the first ozone action days of the winter in the Upper Green River Basin.

March 05, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Diverse interests weigh in on proposed wild-horse roundup

LANDER, Wyo. — Rancher Rob Crofts said he can tell when it has been a few years between wild-horse gathers in Fremont County.

February 25, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Task force tackles ozone issues

LANDER, Wyo. — John Anderson considers himself a healthy man, but sometimes he becomes short of breath.

February 25, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Postal Service shutters some Wyoming processing centers

LANDER, Wyo. — If you live in the Wheatland, Rock Springs or Rawlins area, your local mail is going to take a little longer to arrive.

February 23, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Major award boosts Riverton girl's acting career

Major award boosts Riverton girl's acting career

RIVERTON, Wyo. — She expected to hear a name she knew so well: Betty White or Laurence Fishburne.

February 23, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Authorities: Florida man is fortunate to survive wintry walk

CASPER, Wyo. — A Florida man was found uninjured by Fremont County Search and Rescue after he walked about eight miles in blowing and drifting snow Monday in the Gas Hills area.

February 21, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Activate Full Access RED

Your chance to win $5000 starts in:

Details revealed only in the Thanksgiving Day newspaper.

Popular Stories

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses