In July, a group of senators including John Barasso introduced the Wildland Firefighter Paycheck Protection Act. The motion will ensure the federal government provides funding to continue to recruit and retain wildland firefighters and provide pay increases. Senator Lummis has co-sponsored this movement, saying wildlife firefighters have dangerous jobs and the current pay rate is not enough to incentivise wildland firefighters to stay on the job.
Blue Federal Credit Union and the Blue Foundation are partnering with the American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming to provide disaster relief for victims of the devastating 2020 Colorado and Wyoming wildfire season.
Two of the world's largest coal producers have announced they will combine mining operations in Wyoming and Colorado in an attempt to improve their competitiveness against natural gas and renewable energy sources.
The American Red Cross of Colorado & Wyoming is sending disaster relief volunteers to help the people of Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa that have been devastated by floods. More than 40 locations on rivers, creeks or streams in Iowa, eastern Nebraska, southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois experienced major flooding.
A proposal to strip gray wolves of federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S., yet the predators already are proving to be resilient in states where hunting and trapping occur.
Kroger says its Smith's Food & Drug Stores division will be the company's second banner to stop accepting Visa credit cards as a form of payment, beginning April 3, 2019. Smith's will continue to accept all other forms of payment.
According to Donate Life America, “More than 95 percent of donor registrations come through DMV and driver license transactions.” In Colorado and Wyoming, that amounts to the question, “Would you like to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor?” being asked about 1.5 million times each year.
A Casper police officer wounded in a shootout is now breathing on his own and can nod and shake his head in response to yes or no questions. Despite the improvements, Casper police Chief Keith McPheeters said Monday that Jacob Carlson remains in critical condition.
Forecasters say this year's outlook for the most important river in the Southwestern U.S. remains grim. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that April storms failed to produce much snow in the mountains that feed the Colorado River.
Western U.S. governors have compiled their first region-wide list of the worst invasive species for their states. They've released a compilation of 50 pests ranging from weeds and wild boars to insects and amphibians.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is encouraging the National Rifle Association to hold its annual convention in his state after one of Dallas' top elected officials urged the group to find another location.
Officials in Casper have adopted a resolution affirming the right of LGBT residents to live free of discrimination. The group Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays backed the resolution, telling the council that it would demonstrate goodwill toward the LGBT community.
The remaining employees at Cabela's former headquarters in western Nebraska have received buyout offers.
Bass Pro Shops delivered the offers to Cabela's employees in Sidney, Nebraska, last week, but it's not clear how many positions will be eliminated.
Authorities said Flick and other officers were investigating a stolen vehicle in Colorado Springs when they approached a suspect, struggled with him and gunfire began. Police said the only suspect was shot and killed, while three other law enforcement officers and a bystander were injured by gunfire.
Starting Thursday, February 1, visitors to Yellowstone National Park can purchase digital annual and seven-day entrance passes online at YourPassNow. YourPassNow provides an alternative to the traditional paper-based, in-person purchase method while also providing the park with a tool to help manage the visitor experience
A light but widely felt earthquake has shaken southern Idaho, northern Utah and western Wyoming. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.3 quake was centered about 8 miles (14 km) southeast of Soda Springs, Idaho.
Yellowstone National Park experienced the second busiest year on record in 2017. The park recorded 4,116,525 visits, a decrease from 2016. Last year was a record year for visitation with 4,257,177 visits to the park.
Authorities say the body of a missing Minnesota native, and University of Wyoming graduate, has been found in Denver about a month after he was last seen. The Denver Medical Examiner's Office on Sunday identified the man as 29-year-old Adam Gilbertson. He graduated from a nursing program in Wyoming last year.