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Wyoming News Briefs: September 12, 2019

SVI Media is part of the Wyoming News Exchange. The following stories are courtesy of the WNE.   Mistaken identity leads to Yellowstone gate closure POWELL (WNE) — With guns drawn, Yellowstone National Park law enforcement officers stopped two visitors…

County urging area residents to take the time to be prepared

September is National Preparedness Month. According to Stephen Malik, public information officer for Lincoln County Emergency Management, September is a great time to take stock of your families preparedness level. “September marks a great time to evaluate our level of…

UW search committee hosts first ‘listening session’

By Daniel Bendtsen Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — The search committee tasked with finding 12 candidates for the University of Wyoming’s presidency hosted its first of three “listening sessions” at the Wyoming Union on Monday afternoon. The…

Study shows antelope pushed out of Anticline by drilling

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Jackson Hole pronghorn’s critical winter range doubles as one of the largest natural gas fields in the U.S. But new research shows that the native tawny-and-white residents are…

PacifiCorp: Early closure of Wyo coal plants saves $599 million

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com PacifiCorp and its 1.9 million utility customers could save $599 million by retiring several coal-fired electrical generating units in Wyoming and elsewhere — including early closures at the Jim Bridger and Naughton plants — …

Group proposes changes to migration corridors

By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Throughout the summer months, an eight-person team has been stewing over how to preserve two key pillars in Wyoming — economic growth and migratory ungulates.  After laboring over the…

CWC seeks federal approval for 4-year degree

By Katie Roenigk Riverton Ranger Via- Wyoming News Exchange RIVERTON — After earning authorization last week from the Wyoming Community College Commission, Central Wyoming College will now seek approval from the Higher Learning Commission accrediting agency to offer a four-year…

Wyoming News Briefs: September 4, 2019

SVI Media is part of the Wyoming News Exchange. These stories come courtesy of the WNE.   Pedro Mountain Fire tops 20,000 acres RAWLINS (WNE) — A plan to allow evacuated residents near the Pedro Mountain Fire to return had…

BLM Fights Currant Creek Fire near Rock Springs

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – A wildfire in the Currant Creek Watershed Area, northwest of Little Mountain and south of Rock Springs, began Sunday, Sept. 1, at approximately 1 p.m. More than 380 acres is involved, with 5 percent of the…

Wyoming’s Alijah Halliburton is Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week

DALLAS (FWAA) – Wyoming strong safety Alijah Halliburton posted a career-high 17 tackles and returned a fumble 79 yards to set up a field goal as the Cowboys beat Missouri, 37-31, in their season opener and earned a fifth consecutive…