LARAMIE, wyo – The National Weather Service says a powerful winter storm will bring snow, wind and subzero temperatures to the entire state by Thursday. National Weather Service forecaster Todd Baker says the amount of expected snowfall is normal for this time of year but what's abnormal is the low temperatures.
SEATTLE, wa – Efforts by the U.S. coal industry to expand its export market have taken a significant step forward, as officials in Washington state approved a plan to ship the fuel to Asia through a Columbia River port.
Commissioners in Washington voted Tuesday to allow a subsidiary of Australia-based Ambre Energy to redevelop a port in Oregon to handle five million tons of coal annually.
LARAMIE, wyo – Governor-elect Matt Mead says he will appoint federal prosecutor and longtime friend Greg Phillips to be the next Attorney General for the state. Hot button issues like heath care and wolf management await Phillips in that post, but Phillips says he has already begun preparing
RIVERTON, Wyo – The Fremont County sheriff's and coroner's offices face bills of nearly $185-thousand dollars for locating a crashed airplane and recovering the four bodies of its occupants.
About $155,000 in costs incurred by the sheriff's office should qualify for reimbursement from the state. But the nearly $30,000 in costs incurred by the coroner's office to recover the bodies may have to be paid by the county.
The single engine plane crashed in the Wind River Range on Oct. 23, killing the pilot and his three sons.
CASPER, WY – A report says higher salaries have made a difference in recruiting and retaining new teachers in Wyoming, but didn't have an effect on teacher quality.
Seven out of every 10 new hires with bachelor's degrees in 2009 came from outside Wyoming. Compare that to about 55 percent in 2005, the year before base pay for first-year teachers increased by about $10,000.
Also, exit rates for new teachers in Wyoming are now the nation's lowest.