CASPER, Wyo. — Unemployment has fallen in Natrona County from 3.6% at this point last year to roughly 2.8%, according to a recent study by Wyoming’s Economic Analysis Division. The report comprises four components. Two elements, the unemployment rate and total nonfarm employment, show broader labor market dynamics of Natrona County. The third element, sales […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming has produced several NFL players currently making an impact. Here’s how they did in the most recent week’s slate of games. Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills It was another great week for the Bills’ star gunslinger, as Allen put up big numbers in his team’s 32–6 domination over the […]
by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Factors that led to the recent demise of a “small modular reactor” energy project in Utah do not directly apply to TerraPower’s nuclear energy project in Wyoming, the company says. Timing delays, forecasted cost overruns and a growing lack of faith in the effort foiled the NuScale Power Corporation’s plans. In contrast […]
If Austin Engineering expands with the help of a $20 million state business grant and loan package awarded to the City of Mills, the company says the major rebuild and expansion will add 50 jobs to 111 already at its manufacturing plant in Mills.
Board applications are due by 4 p.m. Dec. 20.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Cheyenne Police Department is charging a 30-year-old man with aggravated robbery after responding to a dropped 911 call in which the last thing a dispatcher heard was a threat to fire a weapon. Bryan Christopher Morgan of Cheyenne is charged with a felony count of aggravated robbery with serious injury and […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The nation’s average price for a gallon of regular gasoline dropped for the ninth week, falling another 6.2 cents. Meanwhile, gas prices in Natrona County followed suit and outperformed by falling 12 cents. The national average fell Sunday to $3.27 per gallon, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 12 million […]
by Madelyn Beck, WyoFile Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Keith Kautz will retire in March, but not because he wants to. “I’m not tired, I’m not burned out, I don’t feel like I’m not useful,” he told WyoFile during an interview at the supreme court building in Cheyenne. “In fact, I feel the opposite.” At 70, Wyoming […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s outdoor recreation economy increased to $2.02 billion, or 4.1% of the state’s GDP, according to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis. The total value added by outdoor recreation rose from $1.5 billion, or 3.6% of state GDP in 2021, representing a $520 million overall […]
CASPER, Wyo. — American foulbrood AFB is a devastating honeybee brood disease and was recently confirmed in a hive in Lincoln County, Wyoming. American foulbrood is an infectious, notifiable, bacterial brood disease that weakens and kills honeybee colonies. Early detection of the disease is important because routine apiary management and interchange of hive components can […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Casper Area Transit, operated by the City of Casper, will have altered times for its Thanksgiving holiday schedule. The schedule is as follows: Changes to ASSIST rides scheduled for Monday, Nov. 27, must be made by Wednesday, Nov. 22, before 3 p.m., depending on availability. The Transit Office will be closed Thursday, […]
by Maggie Mullen, WyoFile It’s the beginning of the end of the federal funds that bailed Wyoming out of its last financial bust, according to Gov. Mark Gordon, who submitted his written budget recommendations to the Legislature on Friday and warned lawmakers of tough decisions that lie ahead in the 2024 legislative session. “The Legislature has […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Snow is in Casper’s forecast. Although that kicks off with a slight chance tonight through Monday morning, a more impactful system is expected on Thanksgiving. The National Weather Service in Riverton has forecast today’s high near 51 under mostly sunny skies. As a low-pressure system and cold front that’s brought rain and […]
LARAMIE, Wyo. — An explosive first half by Wyoming’s offense and a smothering Cowboy defense fueled a 42–9 victory for the Wyoming Cowboys over Hawaii in the final home game of the 2023 season. Wyoming scored five touchdowns on its first six possessions of the first half, while the Poke defense shut out the Rainbow […]
by Katie Klingsporn, WyoFile A measure to create “education savings accounts” using state funds for parents to pay for costs associated with their children’s preschool education or non-public-school expenses is headed to the legislative session, despite concerns it may not be constitutional. The Legislature’s Joint Education Committee advanced the bill on Wednesday. Under the measure, Wyoming parents whose […]
The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources announced today it will lead a fourth carbon capture and storage project.
CASPER, Wyo. — Firefighters and law enforcement responded to an early Saturday morning vehicle fire on Willer Drive. There were no injuries as a result of the fire or fighting it, according to the Natrona County Fire District. Natrona County Sheriff’s Office deputies dispatched at 1 a.m. to the fire arrived to find “a large […]
by Madelyn Beck, WyoFile One of the two Wyoming clinics offering elective abortions will close in December. State lawmakers have been trying to restrict abortions here for years, but financial strain — including the rising costs of labor, supplies and rent — finally forced the closure, instead, according to a letter sent to patients. Wyoming’s two […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Highway Patrol has promoted Lt. Marc Russell to captain. Russell has been with WHP since 2011. His duties have seen him stationed in Rawlins, Wamsutter, Wheatland, Douglas and Rock Springs, where he was the Troop E lieutenant, according to a news release. Russell started his law enforcement career with Platte […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Here are the week’s compiled arrest logs for law enforcement agencies in Natrona County. The logs represents law enforcement contact with suspects who were arrested, and the recommended charges against them. The arrest log is not a comprehensive document and may not represent all of the arrests made in a given time […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Casper is in store for a warm, if breezy, weekend followed by a slight chance for snow Sunday night into Monday morning. The National Weather Service in Riverton has forecast a high today of 57 under mostly sunny skies. Winds will come from the west-southwest at 11–16 mph with gusts as high […]
People may take part in the Treedition Lights of Honor by purchasing a light to honor someone they love for $20 by Nov. 20.
CASPER, Wyo. — Here is the latest recent arrests log for law enforcement agencies in Natrona County. The log represents law enforcement contact with suspects who were arrested, and the recommended charges against them. The arrest log is not a comprehensive document and may not represent all of the arrests made in a given time […]