Authorities still haven't determined what started the wildfire that burned 15,000 acres on Casper Mountain this summer.
Natrona County Fire Inspector Dave Baker told the Casper Star-Tribune that investigators believe it was human-caused. The leading theories are that the fire was accidentally started by ATV use or discarded smoking material or that it was intentionally set.
The fire destroyed 37 homes and cabins. Authorities know of only one person who has rebuilt so far.
An undercover probe of a pig farm near Wheatland by the Humane Society of the United States has resulted in misdemeanor charges against nine former workers.
The Platte County Attorney's Office filed the charges. Officials are still attempting to serve warrants on some defendants.
The Humane Society last summer released what it said is an undercover video, shot in April, showing workers abusing pigs at Wyoming Premium Farms in Wheatland. The society also claimed animals at the farm were kept in what it called inhumane conditions.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe are urging a federal judge not to reconsider his recent ruling banning the Northern Arapaho Tribe from killing bald eagles on a central Wyoming reservation.
The Northern Arapaho Tribe last month asked U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne to change the ruling he entered earlier saying that the tribe couldn't kill the birds on the Wind River Indian Reservation because of objections from the Eastern Shoshone. The two tribes share the reservation.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld permits issued by the state and Converse County allowing construction of two wind farms in the Laramie Range.
Wasatch Wind of Salt Lake City plans to construct 62 towers at two locations. The Northern Laramie Range Alliance had challenged permits issued to the company by the Converse County Board of County Commissioners and Wyoming Industrial Siting Council.
A statement from the Northern Laramie Range Alliance says it still intends try to block construction of the wind farms.
A new study estimates that ecosystems in the western U.S. absorb and contain nearly 100 million tons of atmospheric carbon each year.
The Interior Department said Thursday that's nearly 5 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. In other words, ecosystems in the West help to offset the air pollution that contributes to climate change.
The study authored by U.S. Geological Survey scientists is part of a congressionally mandated national assessment of how ecosystems capture and contain carbon from the atmosphere.
Two university foundations have asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that is holding up their plans to sell a ranch.
Laramie County District Judge Thomas Campbell is scheduled to hear arguments in the dismissal request Tuesday.
Amy Davis donated the Y Cross Ranch to the University of Wyoming Foundation and Colorado State University Research Foundation in 1997. She filed suit in September, saying the two foundations haven't honored her intent that they use the ranch as a site for hands-on teaching.
A report by consultants hired by the Legislature gives the Wyoming Department of Education poor marks in implementing state education reforms.
The report says the agency has failed in some of its responsibilities and hindered other entities involved in the state's initiative to better prepare its public school students for college and careers.
The report blames much of the agency's failings on loss of too many key personnel in the last two years.
Wyoming authorities say a 39-year-old Montana man has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl in Wyoming.
Court records filed in Cody identify the suspect as Jesse Paul Speer. He was arrested Saturday in Belgrade, Mont., on a hold for Wyoming. He faces extradition to Wyoming on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault and felony use of a weapon.
Speer's bond is set at $2 million and he faces a court appearance in Bozeman on Monday afternoon.
The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal challenging a federal rule that bars development on 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests.
The justices said Monday they will leave in place a federal appeals court decision that upheld the so-called roadless rule that took effect late in the presidency of Bill Clinton.
The state of Wyoming and the Colorado Mining Association said closing so much forest land to development has had serious consequences for residents of Western states and the logging, mining and drilling industries.
The number of jobs Alpha Natural Resources plans to cut in Wyoming's Powder River Basin remains unclear after the coal giant said it plans to cut production by 16 million tons.
About 40 percent of Alpha's production cuts will come from high-cost eastern mines while about half will occur in the Powder River Basin. The company is eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide, laying off 400 workers immediately by closing mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
But, the company says most of the displaced workers may eventually be rehired.
Officials say the Sheep Herder Hill fire on Casper Mountain is about 50 percent contained.
Officials also say there was a lot more damage then previously thought. They have counted 36 homes and cabins destroyed by the wildfire burning on Casper Mountain. The number is a big jump from the seven confirmed earlier this week.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Michael K. Davis to the state Supreme Court.
Davis is current a state district judge for Laramie County. He will succeed Justice Michael Golden, who is retiring effective Sept. 30. Within the next month, Golden will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 set in the state Constitution.
Davis will be the first Justice chosen by Governor Mead. The Wyoming Supreme Court consists of five justices who serve eight-year terms. It decides cases and exercises administrative supervision over the Wyoming State Bar.
The Bureau of Land Management is backing a proposal to open a wild horse sanctuary in the Centennial Valley. The BLM announced its decision Wednesday following a month-long public comment period.
The owners of the 4,000-acre Deerwood Ranch about 30 miles west of Laramie want to provide long-term care for up to 300 wild horses gathered from Wyoming rangelands. The horses would not be kept on public lands and would all be geldings.
The state of Wyoming says Secretary of State Max Maxfield has no legal basis to file a lawsuit over term limits for state elected officials.
In a recent filing with the state Supreme Court, Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips argued that because Maxfield has not said whether he will seek a third term he hasn't been harmed by the term limit law.
A new federal report says a flight instructor had warned a Minnesota man of the dangers of flying his single-engined airplane over the mountains of northwestern Wyoming just weeks before the 2010 crash that killed the pilot and his three sons.
The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday published its report on the crash in Wyoming's Wind River Range that killed 41-year old Luke Bucklin of Minneapolis and his three young sons.
Firefighters quickly pounced on new wildfires started by lightning in northern Wyoming as they contained or gained near containment on the state's largest fires. The fire situation has improved a great deal in Wyoming because of rain and cooler weather over the weekend. Firefighters are being reassigned elsewhere or are being rested.
A new wildfire has erupted in Wyoming. The Fontenelle Fire is burning in the Bridger-Teton National Forest about 30 miles northwest of LaBarge in western Wyoming. It has burned about 100 acres and firefighters are being deployed to combat it. The cause of the fire, which was reported on Sunday, is under investigation. Meantime, the Russell's Camp fire burning south of Glenrock grew to more than 8 square miles over the weekend, but firefighters have managed to gain 25 percent containment.