Wyoming

High winds topple more than a dozen semi-trucks along I-25 in Colorado and Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – High winds toppled more than a dozen tractor-trailers in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming Monday.A Denver7 crew reported …

Denver

Lawmakers could up Wyoming booze taxes

An interim legislative committee is considering higher taxes on alcohol sold in Wyoming.<p>Bills before the Interim Joint Revenue Committee would raise …

Business

Wyoming backup QB makes first start in 2 years in loss

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Nick Smith's first start in two years was one play away from a perfect ending.<p>The junior backup quarterback led the Cowboys down the field for their only scoring drive of the day late in the fourth quarter. After Wyoming's defense regained possession with a three-and-out, Smith …

Sports

The smallest mammal that ever lived could be sitting right on your shoulder, and you’d hardly know it. Batodonoides vanhouteni (model pictured) lived about 50 million years ago in what is now Wyoming, and was so small that it could climb up a pencil. It also weighed as little as a dollar bill! Several slightly larger species of these mini-mammals lived between 55 and 42 million years ago, but they are now all extinct. Its closest living relatives are modern-day shrews and moles. Photo: randychiu

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Natural History

All signs point to Wyoming QB Josh Allen entering 2018 NFL Draft

If there was any chance Josh Allen would come back for his senior season at Wyoming, it’s pretty much out the window now.<p>During his first season as a …

Sam Darnold

New York Jets: Would QB Josh Allen be a good choice?

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Josh Allen<p>From the three standout quarterbacks in the upcoming draft class, one has stood out to the New …

Sports

These states lost the most jobs in 2017

While the unemployment rate continues to decline under President Donald Trump, hitting 4.1%, the lowest since 2000, there are certain industries—and states—that continue to experience job losses.<p>GoBankingRates analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to track the number of employees in …

South Dakota

Fresno State beats Wyoming 13-7 to reach MWC title game

Marcus McMaryion threw for 186 yards and a touchdown, and Fresno State clinched a spot in the Mountain West title game by beating short-handed …

College Football

2018 NFL Draft: New York Jets zeroing in on Wyoming QB Josh Allen

IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 2: Quarterback Josh Allen<p>New York’s quarterback carousel continues to turn going into the 2018 NFL Draft<p>Franchise …

Sports

Wyoming's Most Remote Location is the State's Best-Kept Secret

Wyoming's most isolated place might just be the state's best-kept secret. Maybe it is America's best-kept secret. Continue reading…

National Parks

Bankers: economy to remain slow in rural parts of 10 states

The economy will likely remain slow in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states in the months ahead.<p>The overall Rural Mainstreet Index for the …

Business

3 injured in plane crash near Wyoming airport

Three people suffered minor injuries in a plane crash near a Wyoming airport.<p>The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports Wyoming Highway Patrol Sgt. Kyle …

Business

Panel advances bills to cut $16M from Wyoming schools

A legislative panel has advanced a bill to cut roughly $16 million from Wyoming schools and another to add computer science to the educational …

Business

Bengals sign former Wyoming RB Brian Hill off Falcons practice squad

CINCINNATI — The Bengals filled their need for a running back by signing Brian Hill off the Falcons practice squad Tuesday.Hill was a fifth-round …

Denver

Backup Wyoming QB prepares for starting role

The last time Nick Smith started a game, Wyoming was hosting Colorado State in 2015. The Cowboys had just one win on the season to that point, and …

Sports

Snapshot shows an improved economy in Wyoming

Various indicators show that Wyoming's economy is now performing better than it was during the energy bust but has yet to catch up with the losses of …

Business

Dalton scores 22 to help Wyoming beat Oregon State 75-66

Hayden Dalton had 22 points, including four-3-pointers, and nine rebounds to help Wyoming beat Oregon State 75-66 on Monday night.<p>Justin James scored …

College Basketball

Report: Wyoming's Allen suffers sprained AC joint, to undergo X-rays

Josh Allen could be facing some time away from the gridiron.<p>The Wyoming quarterback is set to undergo X-rays on his throwing shoulder Monday after …

Sports

Wyoming QB Josh Allen has injured throwing shoulder

Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, who has been looked at as a possible high NFL draft pick next year, injured his right shoulder during the Cowboys' …

College Football

Allen injured in Wyoming's 28-14 win over Air Force

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Josh Allen paved the way for Wyoming's latest win, and his teammates closed it out after he went down with an injury.<p>Allen passed for one touchdown and ran for another before being sidelined, and Wyoming's stout defensive play helped it weather the loss of its …

College Football

Improvements expected for nuclear missile system in Wyoming

The military is expected to spend between $4 billion and $5 billion over the next 10 to 20 years to modernize the intercontinental ballistic missile …

War

Wyoming Considers a Tourism Tax to Pay for Its Destination Marketing

A legislative panel tasked with finding ways to raise revenue for the cash-strapped state is considering a new tax to pay for Wyoming’s efforts to …

Tourism

Wyoming Joins The Innovation & Startup Train

While it often seems as if everything in America has become politicized, the one topic where there is bipartisan support at the national, state and local level is the growing importance of innovation and high-growth startups to economic development. Across the United States, cities and states are …

Entrepreneurship

Wyoming police at scene of stabbing involving brothers

WYOMING, MI -- Wyoming police are at the scene of a stabbing involving a man who reportedly stabbed his brother.<p>Police responded about 6:25 p.m. …

Michigan

Wyoming's defense prepares for another triple-option offense

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Since head coach Bob Davie and offensive coordinator Bob DeBesse came to New Mexico in 2012, there has been a reality for defensive coordinators in the Mountain West's Mountain Division, whether they like it or not:<p>"When you're looking at building your defense, you're looking …

Sports

The Worst Week Ever for Montana Deer Hunters: CWD Arrives in the State

For us deer hunters, this is the best week of the year, the week that the rut strips bucks of their inhibitions and gives us a fighting chance to …

Hunting

Everything you need to know for Wyoming at Air Force football

Wyoming (6-3, 4-1 Mountain West) at Air Force (4-5, 3-2)<p><b>When:</b> 8:15 p.m. Saturday<p><b>Where:</b> Falcon Stadium<p><b>TV:</b> ESPNU<p><b>Radio:</b> KKFN-FM 104.3, KVOR-AM</b> …

College Football

Who won the Wyoming school board race?

Who won the Wyoming school board race?

Education

Wyoming proposes stronger rules for coal clean up

Wyoming regulators are proposing changes to how coal companies secure the cost of cleaning up any of their mines that close in the state.<p>The state's …

Business

Foes of Obama oil-gas rule ask court to reconsider ruling

DENVER – Opponents of some Obama-era oil and gas regulations say a decision by a federal appeals court in Denver could allow those rules to go into effect temporarily, even though the Trump administration plans to revoke them.<p>Four states, two industry groups and a Native American tribe filed …

Business