LARAMIE, wyo – The Wyoming Cowboys basketball team has struggled in recent years, but new Coach Larry Shyatt is optimistic that things will turn around soon. Yet, Shyatt is urging patience. Shyatt coached Wyoming 13 years ago and says it's still a tough league, and he admits it's sometimes difficult to get good players to come to Laramie. But he is prepared to do what it takes to get the team winning again and he thinks his experience as a coach will help
BILLINGS, Mont. – Authorities say an Idaho couple whose plane went down southwest of Cody, Wyo., in the Teton Wilderness has been rescued and flown to the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Authorities say that Joseph Richards was piloting the single-engine plane with his wife, Maria, as the passenger on Saturday when the plane went down. A rescue official says the couple suffered "minor trauma."
Laramie, WY – Volunteers are filling sandbags to prepare for expected flooding on the Laramie River in coming weeks caused by above-average snowpack in the Snowy Range. Volunteers gathered Saturday at fire stations in Laramie and Centennial to fill sandbags. Officials with the Little Laramie Valley Fire Department tell the Laramie Boomerang that they plan to have 6,500 bags this year. Fire Chief Jeremy Chatfield says emergency management agencies have warned that a recent snowpack measure shows it at 223 percent above average.
Wyoming – With above average snowpack across the state, warm weather, and the arrival of a rainy spring, Wyoming officials are on the alert for flooding. Local emergency management agencies are working to assess water levels and develop plans to deal with the possibility of floods. The National Weather Service is monitoring rivers and weather, and the state Office of Homeland Security is coordinating efforts. Bob Beck Speaks with Tristan Ahtone.