April 5, 2013 4:27 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A new snowmelt forecast predicts an even greater water shortage in the upper sections of the North Platte River and its tributaries in coming months. At this rate, priority administration of water rights that has been in effect for the Wyoming portion of the river system... more »
March 17, 2013 12:43 PM
ENNIS, Mont. (AP) - About 500 wild horses have arrived so far at the Spanish Q Ranch in western Montana as Bureau of Land Management officials work to reassure neighboring landowners about the long-term holding facility. The Montana Standard reports the horses, all geldings, began arriving Feb. 27. Officials say... more »
March 7, 2013 12:38 AM
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Colton Iverson scored 20 of his career-high 29 points in the first half to pace Colorado State to a 78-56 win over Wyoming on Wednesday night. Dorian Green added 18 and Greg Smith had 12 for Colorado State (23-7, 10-5 Mountain West). Larry Nance Jr. had... more »
February 26, 2013 11:51 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Kamryn Williams had a career-high 25 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to lead Air Force to a 72-66 win over Wyoming Tuesday night. The Falcons (16-10, 7-6 Mountain West) completed a season sweep of the Cowboys (18-10, 4-10), their first against a... more »
February 10, 2013 11:18 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney says President Barack Obama is jeopardizing U.S. national security by nominating substandard candidates for key cabinet posts and degrading the U.S. military. Cheney, a Wyoming native, made his comments Saturday night to about 300 members of the state's Republican Party in... more »
January 27, 2013 11:56 AM
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming some lives even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy. In Pennsylvania royalty payments could top $1.2 billion for 2012, according to an... more »
December 4, 2012 4:08 PM
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A student who witnessed last week's bow-and-arrow killing of a Wyoming community college instructor says she thought at first that the assailant brought the weapon into the classroom only to try to scare the victim. Casper College student Alexus Knight tells KTWO-AM (bit.ly/VqC19M) that slain computer... more »
November 26, 2012 8:44 PM
DENVER (AP) - Two Colorado companies have won contracts to thin national forests in Wyoming and Colorado, with some of the wood likely going toward heating homes. The U.S. Forest Service said Monday that the 10-year stewardship contracts will reduce help threats of catastrophic wildfires on at least 20,000 acres.... more »
November 7, 2012 10:22 AM
DENVER (AP) - King Soopers and City Market are recalling ice cream because of concerns over pecan allergies. The recall involves Kroger Deluxe French Vanilla ice cream sold in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The federal Food and Drug Administration says people... more »
November 3, 2012 8:16 PM
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Brett Smith passed for four touchdowns and ran for another in leading Wyoming past Colorado State 45-31 Saturday. Wyoming (2-7, 1-4 Mountain West) snapped a four-game losing streak and won its fourth straight over the Rams (2-7, 1-4). It is the Cowboys' longest win streak in... more »
October 13, 2012 11:07 PM
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Backup quarterback Kale Pearson scored on a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter on his only play of the game, lifting Air Force over Wyoming 28-27 Saturday night. Connor Dietz, who left the game for one play because of an injury, passed for 141 yards and... more »
August 28, 2012 1:12 PM
RED FEATHER LAKES, Colo. (AP) - Firefighters are battling a small wildfire burning in northern Colorado near the Wyoming border. The Roach Fire was estimated to be burning on between 60 and 75 acres Tuesday in northwest Larimer County in the Roosevelt National Forest. No structures are threatened. A twenty-person... more »
July 1, 2012 2:50 PM
Those in Woodland Park grieve the loss of four of their own. An accident in Wyoming yesterday killed three Woodland Park High School students and a community member. Paul Kekich, 16, Nick Naples, 17, Alex Ragan, 17, and Richard Kleiner lost their lives. We will have more on this accident... more »
April 22, 2012 12:30 PM
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Entrance fees are being waived this week at Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming, as well as at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. The National Park Service is offering free visitor admission in honor of National Park Week from Saturday... more »
February 18, 2012 11:28 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Ultra Resources is moving ahead on its plans for drilling in El Paso County. The AP reports crews started work Friday on an access road that will lead to the first drilling site in the county, and a drilling rig is expected to pop up... more »
February 15, 2012 11:27 PM
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Michael Lyons sank six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead Air Force to a 58-53 win over Wyoming on Wednesday night, snapping the Falcons' seven-game losing streak and handing Dave Pilipovich his first win as a college head coach. The Falcons (12-11, 2-7 Mountain West)... more »
January 18, 2012 7:34 AM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming state troopers arrested a man who sped away from Colorado patrolmen before crashing into a van carrying a family of eight on Interstate 25 in Cheyenne. None of the family members was seriously hurt. The Wyoming Highway Patrol said Tuesday the man demanded that troopers... more »
November 14, 2011 7:55 PM
Many were shocked when the former long-time defensive coordinator of the Penn State football team, Jerry Sandusky, was arrested on charges related to sexual abuse of children. The fallout of the news extended to the University's iconic football coach, Joe Paterno, and an assistant coach who says he witnessed Sandusky... more »
November 12, 2011 7:46 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Freshman quarterback Brett Smith ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, lifting Wyoming to a 25-17 win over Air Force in a howling wind that was gusting up to 60 mph Saturday. Smith finished with 75 yards rushing and threw for another 139... more »
November 10, 2011 3:06 PM
DENVER (AP) - Two senators say the construction of a veterans hospital serving Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming is bogged down in the contracting process but the reason isn't clear.
Colorado Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, both Democrats, said Thursday they don't know whether the holdup is the... more »
November 8, 2011 8:41 PM
DENVER (AP) - Wyoming is tops among states that shared in revenues from oil, gas and mineral production on federal land within their borders in the last fiscal year.
The Interior Department said Monday it collected $11.16 billion from energy production on public lands and offshore areas in fiscal... more »
October 22, 2011 10:58 AM
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - The wife of a Colorado man convicted of conning more than 100 Wyoming residents out of money he said would be used to send disabled children to a magic show has turned herself in.
The Gillette News Record reports 50-year-old Debra Sue Magnus of Las... more »
September 2, 2011 5:43 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming congressional leaders say they're glad the Obama administration has backed away from lowering the federal limit for ozone pollution, but environmentalists say it is stepping away from fixing the state's ozone problem.
Last winter, ozone levels near gas drilling areas in the Upper Green... more »
August 16, 2011 11:30 AM
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - Fremont County authorities have identified the two people killed in a small plane crash in western Wyoming as a Colorado couple.
Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says the plane crash in the Wind River Range killed 71-year-old Robert A. Dawson and his 69-year-old wife, Elaine,... more »
August 7, 2011 11:57 PM
Three cars were destroyed by flames Sunday morning in Pueblo; it was near the Nature Center, just off 11th and Pueblo Boulevard.
Onlookers couldn't believe it; some even snapped pictures of the three cars on fire and sent them in to News First 5.
The fire was even... more »
July 29, 2011 9:14 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - An official says the deputy who disappeared after swimming into a swollen eastern Wyoming river was trying save a girl who had jumped in because she was upset with her boyfriend.
The search continues for the 29-year-old Converse County deputy, Bryan Gross, a newlywed.
... more »
July 27, 2011 1:10 PM
Family members have just entered the Heritage Ballroom at the Antlers Hilton in downtown Colorado Springs for a celebration of life for members of the Constantinides family killed in a flash flood in Wyoming last week.
Laurel Constantinides and her three adopted children, Hannah, Zoe, and Lucia were killed... more »
July 24, 2011 12:37 AM
Colorado's mixed martial arts community is rallying around one of their own. Alex Constantinides lost his wife, Laurel, and three daughters when they died in rushing waters that pushed their family S.U.V. off a southern Wyoming highway early Tuesday.
Alex is a nationally known ringside doctor for the sport.... more »
July 21, 2011 12:37 AM
Friends of the Constantinides are speaking out about a family whose mother and three children were taken in an instant. Alex and Laurel Constantinides adopted 8 year old Hanna and 5 year old Zoey through Chinese Children Charities. They're a group based in the Denver suburb of Centennial that finds... more »
July 20, 2011 12:31 AM
Friends of the Constantinides still can't believe the news. Alex Constantinides and his family were caught in the middle of tragedy as they tried to evacuate the North Brush Creek Campground in Southeastern Wyoming early Tuesday morning. Their VW Van was sent crashing into a raging river after the road... more »
July 19, 2011 6:05 PM
The Wyoming Highway Patrol just released the names of four Colorado Springs family members, killed in a washout.
Laurel Constantinides, 39
Zoey Constantinides, 5
Lucia Constantinides, 2
Hanna Constantinides, 8
Alex Constantinides, 39, survived the accident.
Investigators say the family had just been told... more »
May 31, 2011 9:56 PM
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - Federal aviation investigators say the pilot of a small plane had no contact with air route traffic controllers before it crashed in Wyoming, killing both people aboard.
The single-engine plane crashed May 18 about 45 miles north of Rock Springs. Authorities identified the victims... more »
May 24, 2011 1:34 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - A Wyoming native has been named the top graduate of the Air Force Academy class of 2011.
The academy board chose Hal Schmidt Jr. of Cody for the award last week. He will graduate on Wednesday with about 1,000 other seniors. Schmidt graduated from... more »
May 14, 2011 2:17 PM
SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) - A rising North Platte River has prompted the town of Saratoga to build a 3-foot berm to protect the town from predicted flooding.
Saratoga is building a 3-foot berm of plastic-wrapped dirt and sandbags on both sides of the river. Mayor John Zeiger says the... more »
May 8, 2011 2:51 PM
ALCOVA, Wyo. (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is suing and seeking fines against the owner of two Wyoming trailer parks over allegations that he's not conducting the proper required tests on the properties' drinking water.
The lawsuit against Colorado resident Roy Stricklin alleges that the EPA has been... more »
April 16, 2011 6:27 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man suspected of attacking two people in Cheyenne, Wyo., forcing one of them to cross into Colorado and assaulting her again.
Wyoming officials say 23-year-old Anthony M. Gonzales was arrested by Colorado authorities Thursday on suspicion of assault and kidnapping.
... more »
March 27, 2011 4:31 PM
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming climatologists say they're grateful for above-average snowpack levels to help with drought conditions but they're wary about potential flooding.
Several basins were listed as "high" risk for flooding by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The forecast is for when snow melts in the... more »
March 23, 2011 8:53 PM
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming gets another home game in the Women's National Invitation Tournament when the Cowgirls host Colorado. But other than the crowd, the Cowgirls won't have as much of a homecourt advantage as it normally enjoys over its opponent. The Cowgirls (24-8) host Colorado (17-15) in the... more »
February 5, 2011 11:45 PM
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Pierce Hornung had 10 points and 11 rebounds off the bench Saturday night to lift Colorado State to a 59-56 victory over Wyoming. In a game that saw seven ties and 14 lead changes, Colorado State (16-7, 6-3 Mountain West) finally gained the upper hand with... more »
January 22, 2011 5:55 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY , Colo. (AP) - Michael Lyons scored all of his game-high 17 points in the first half Saturday as Air Force snapped a three-game losing skid with a 72-51 win over Wyoming. Tom Fow added 14 points for the Falcons (11-7, 2-3 Mountain West), who hit 11... more »
November 20, 2010 8:03 PM
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Alvester Alexander ran in a school record five touchdowns as Wyoming beat Colorado State 44-0 in the Border War rivalry Saturday. Wyoming (3-9, 1-7 Mountain West Conference) broke a six-game losing streak while the Rams (3-9, 2-6) struggled on both sides of the ball. Alexander ran... more »
November 14, 2010 9:30 AM
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - Opponents of a $3 billion plan to pipe water from southwest Wyoming to Colorado now have lined up opponents in three states. It appears that opposition is mounting to the proposal to tap water from the Green River, and the Flaming Gorge Reservoir it feeds,... more »
September 25, 2010 9:16 PM
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Tim Jefferson ran 7 yards for the decisive score late in the fourth quarter and Jared Tew ran for 136 yards and a score to lead Air Force past Wyoming 20-14 on Saturday. Wyoming (1-3, 0-1 Mountain West Conference) blocked the extra point after Jefferson put... more »
August 17, 2010 11:07 PM
A spokesman for EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) says the energy company has filed a plea agreement with the federal government in allegations that it is responsible for the deaths of migratory birds in Wyoming and Colorado. EnCana spokesman Doug Hock said Tuesday the company agreed to a plan that... more »
August 9, 2010 1:48 PM
Federal agents on Monday captured one of two inmates who escaped from an Arizona prison as he walked, armed with a handgun, outside a Wyoming church, and were still hunting for the other fugitive and a suspected accomplice.
Convicted killer Tracy Province told authorities he was relieved that the... more »
July 30, 2010 8:06 AM
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is arbitrarily excluding "critical habitat" that could be occupied by the elusive Canada lynx.
U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ruled Wednesday the agency excluded large swaths of Western habitat from protection when it recommended in 2009 that... more »
July 22, 2010 8:14 AM
Crews on the ground and in the air resumeed the search at daybreak for a climber missing in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.
Rescue teams on Wednesday used helicopters to remove 16 other injured climbers in three climbing parties from the exposed mountain after a thunderstorm and lightning struck... more »
July 8, 2010 3:32 PM
Canon City police say a Penrose woman was kidnapped and sexually assaulted. The Fremont County Combined Investigative Response Team (CIRT) has arrested a Wyoming man on more than a dozen charges in connection with the case.
Christopher Jeffries was arrested Wednesday in Laramie, where he still being held.
... more »
July 7, 2010 9:05 AM
As if the beetles that have killed millions of pine trees in the region weren't enough, there's a new bug looking to eat what the others haven't.
Colorado forest officials say the latest troublesome bug is the twig beetle, which is attacking smaller trees the pine beetle has overlooked.... more »
June 16, 2010 2:45 PM
A former recruiter for the Wyoming National Guard has pleaded not guilty to taking sexually explicit photos of a girl who wanted to join the military.
Thirty-nine-year-old Martin Craig Frank entered his plea Tuesday in Casper. He's charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Investigators allege... more »
March 10, 2010 11:36 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Air Force Falcons are getting good at play-in games. Now, they'd love to parlay that into an upset of top-seeded New Mexico. For the second straight season, the ninth-seeded Falcons won in the opening round of the Mountain West Conference tournament, beating Wyoming 59-40 Wednesday.... more »
March 9, 2010 10:09 AM
They're considered an American icon and a symbol of the West. But very soon, thousands of wild horses could be moving east. The Bureau of Land Management says wild horse populations are growing so quickly, they can barely keep up with them. In fact, in the tiny Wyoming city of... more »
March 8, 2010 6:08 PM
Highway travel in Colorado just went from bad to worse.
I-70 is already closed indefinitely in both directions because of a massive rock slide.
Now, according to the State Patrol, westbound Highway 50 has chain restrictions at Monarch Pass because of snow. Eastbound is closed.
The best... more »
March 7, 2010 11:13 AM
An Interior Department announcement Friday that it won't list sage grouse as an endangered or threatened species opens the way for continued development of the West's wind energy and oil and gas industries.
Those industries will still face scrutiny in sage grouse habitat but much less so than if... more »
March 3, 2010 1:11 AM
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Djibril Thiam scored 13 points, and Wyoming pulled away from Air Force late to end its eight-game losing streak with a 58-49 men's basketball victory Tuesday night. Ryan Dermody and Desmar Jackson each had 12 points for the Cowboys (10-19, 3-12 Mountain West Conference). Tom Fow... more »
February 16, 2010 3:46 PM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a report summarizing public comments it received on a proposed Wyoming-to-Colorado water pipeline.
The Corps of Engineers on Tuesday said it received more than 1,500 written public comments and more than 570 comments at public meetings about the pipeline.
Fort... more »
February 8, 2010 6:24 PM
U.S. Forest Service officials in Colorado are getting $30 million to deal with the aftermath of the bark-beetle epidemic that have killed about 3.6 million pine trees in the state and southern Wyoming.
U.S. Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet said Monday the funds are a sign federal officials... more »
February 7, 2010 10:00 AM
Police say a man suspected of stealing a bottle of Schnapps from a Wyoming grocery store didn't have the best escape route planned.
Riverton police say the 26-year-old ran out of the store after grabbing the bottle of booze and a package of cough drops Wednesday and hid in... more »
January 30, 2010 7:11 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - Evan Washington scored eight of his career-high 23 points in the final 1:21 as Air Force snapped a 22-game conference losing streak with a 70-63 victory over Wyoming on Saturday. The win was the first in the Mountain West Conference for the Falcons (9-11,... more »
January 25, 2010 6:19 PM
Avalanches have killed eight people in the West so far this winter. The latest was a Utah skier who died Sunday when a wall of snow broke away near Snowbasin resort.
Utah Avalanche Center Director Bruce Tremper says more than a month of drought conditions followed by last week's... more »
January 19, 2010 11:19 AM
Colorado water officials are optimistic that a California court ruling invalidating a conservation plan won't derail agreements affecting seven Western states.
Dick Wolfe, director of the Colorado Division of Water Resources, said Tuesday that water officials have shown a "collective will" to overcome obstacles.
A judge last week... more »
December 8, 2009 11:28 AM
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the U.S. Forest Service is funneling an additional $40 million to Rocky Mountain states to address the effects of a bark beetle infestation that has killed millions of acres of trees. Vilsack said Tuesday that the focus will be the most severely affected states: Colorado,... more »