Laramie, Wyo. – More than a foot of snow has fallen on parts of Western Wyoming since New Years Day. But National Weather Service Forecaster Kevin Lynott says relief is finally on its way.
"What's clear cut about it, it should end pretty abruptly sometime tonight or at the very latest Saturday morning. And then it looks like it will just be cold, and at the very least a few flurries in the high country."
Laramie, Wyo. – The Wyoming Cowboys begin conference play this weekend at Utah. Head Coach Heath Schroyer says this year's Mountain West Conference is ranked 6th in the country. He says it's the most competitive he's ever seen the league.
"I think this league is as good as it's ever been," he says. "From top to bottom, you have to be ready to play 16 nights. And on any given night, anybody can beat anybody."
Schroyer says the Cowboys face an early schedule challenge.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – A new computer program developed in Wyoming helps energy companies mitigate the effects of drilling on the environment.
The program was developed as a result of work by The Nature Conservancy and BP America Production Co. to replace habitat lost from prolific drilling in the natural-gas-rich Jonah Field in southwest Wyoming.
Their effort was to be included as a case study published this month in the scientific journal BioScience.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – More earthquakes are rattling Yellowstone National Park.
The small earthquakes that began in the park a week ago continue. They include three more earthquakes Friday that measured stronger than magnitude 3.0. A quake of magnitude 3.5 happened at 11:30 a.m., followed by quakes measuring 3.2 and 3.1 at 12:40 p.m. and 1:15 p.m., according to the University of Utah Seismic Stations.
Cheyenne, wyo – A draft bill would establish a procedure for judges to follow in ordering mentally ill people accused of serious crimes to take anti-psychotic drugs to make them competent to stand trial.
The Select Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services is sponsoring a bill in the legislative session that starts Jan. 13. The State Hospital in Evanston requested the bill. Officials say the bill would make state law conform with the latest U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the issue.