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.
Nebraska lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have raised the cost of a handgun permit from $5 to $25. The bill's sponsor argues that the was necessary to help counties cover their costs. However the bill was indefinitely postponed.
A Wyoming-based company that illegally dumped oilfield waste in western North Dakota has paid the state more than $950,000. Black Hills Trucking was accused of illegally dumping saltwater near Tioga in February and March 2014. Nearly all of the fine will go towards restore sites affected by oil and gas development.
Authorities had been contacted with concerns about the mental health of Matthew Riehl, 36, over a month before he shot and killed a Colorado deputy and wounded four others. But Riehl was never held for mental evaluation. After Riehl published several social media posts critical of University of Wyoming professors, the campus police chief says officers called police in Lone Tree, Colorado, in November to warn them about Riehl, suggesting his rants were indicative of mental illness. Riehl barricaded himself in an apartment Sunday morning before ambushing deputies in an attack that ended when he was killed.
For the first time in a decade the U.S. Forest Service will increase the price of its maps to $14 starting on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Visitor maps for forests and grasslands within the Rocky Mountain Region are available for purchase directly from national forest and grassland offices.
Opponents of two gold mines proposed near Yellowstone National Park are pressing Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte to sponsor legislation that would withdraw public lands in the area from future mining.