Archives for March 2017

Spring Storm Could Bring Snow to Parts of I80

A spring storm is expected to bring snow to parts of Wyoming through tomorrow.

The National Weather Service has posted various storm watches and warnings, including a blizzard warning for the Wind River Mountains west of Lander. Up to several feet of snow is possible in the mountains.

Travel along Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Rawlins, could become hazardous due to blowing snow.

Casper-Natrona County Airport Could Be Busy During Eclipse

As the state prepares for the August Solar Eclipse, the Casper-Natrona County Airport has become a hot bed of inquiries. People and companies from 19 foreign countries have have contacted the U.S. Customs office in Casper about flying private jets into the airport during the celestial phenomenon.
Natrona County Airport has the only immigration officer in Wyoming and the ability of international jet setters to fly straight to Casper. This may give the city added tourism because of the five international airports that lie within the eclipse path, Natrona County’s will offer the longest viewing duration.

CFD Concert Addition

The entertainment lineup for Cheyenne Frontier Days just got a little longer. It’s been announced that a concert on July 28th will feature pop and hip-hop stars Jason Derulo and Flo Rida. Two days earlier, country music is the theme as Chris Janson opens for Luke Bryan. Tickets for the Jason Derulo / Flo Rida show will go on sale next Friday at cfdrodeo.com, the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Ticket Office or by calling (307) 778-7222.

CBI Final Tonight

After a second half surge led the Cowboys to a 81-57 win over Coastal Carolina in the second game of the best of three series on Wednesday evening, the teams will meet for one final winner take all game for the College Basketball Invitational Championship today at 5 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium. This will be the first postseason championship game for UW since the Cowboys played in the NIT title game in 1986. You can find ticket info at gowyo.com.

Jackson Wy Has 55ft Mountain of Snow Left

What do you do with a 55 ft mountain of snow? Well if you’re Jackson Wyoming, you spread it out. Crews are working to dismantle the massive snow pile that was a result of extreme weather in the Northwest part of the state. Several residence and businesses have estimated the pile to be around 52,000 cubic yards. It’s the largest collection Jackson has had in years. The snow is being spread over fairgrounds so it can thaw and dissipate quicker.

Campbell Co School Considers Lawsuit Over Budget Cuts

The Campbell County School District has taken a step toward filing a lawsuit against Wyoming over budget cuts approved by the Legislature.
District trustees on Tuesday approved a resolution that authorizes legal action against the state.

Superintendent Boyd Brown says the resolution allows the district to begin litigation if that’s what they choose. He says it does not guarantee a lawsuit. Brown says he will ask boards in other districts if they would like to join Campbell County in any possible future actions.

UW Forces Game 3

The University fo Wyoming caught fire in the second half of last night’s must-win game against Coastal Carolina, rattling off 48 points for an 81-57 win and forcing a third and final game for the College Basketball Invitational Championship. Junior guard Alexander Aka Gorski scored 14 points in the second half to lead the Cowboys to the win. The final game of the series is set for Friday at 5 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium on ESPNU.

WY #1 Biz Tax

Wyoming ranks number-one in a report by the financial-assistance website 24/7 Wall Street on states that are considered the most tax-friendly for business. Based on the latest data gathered by the Tax Foundation, Wyoming is tied for the seventh-lowest state sales tax rate at four percent. And the Cowboy State has no individual or corporate income taxes. Rounding out the top five tax-friendliest states for business are South Dakota, Alaska, Florida and Nevada.

Police Warn of Danger From 2 Liter Bottle Litter

As the weather warms and Wyoming residents begin the spring cleaning process. Police warn of a possible danger from 2 liter bottles that have been thrown out. Those that operate portable meth labs use the plastic containers from soft drinks and even Mason jars to make meth. Under the right conditions they can explode, resulting in burns. Officials say look for salt containers nearby and a tube coming from out of the cap.

Cheyenne Resident Wins 50K in Lottery

A Cheyenee resident is $50k richer after purchasing a Powerball ticket at the Dell Range King Sooper.

The woman has chosen to remain anonymous, she shared that she hasn’t played the lottery in over a year, but was randomly decided to buy a Powerball ticket.

The next morning, she checked the numbers and said she couldn’t believe what she had seen. She even had a friend to double-check the numbers.

She secured her winnings on Monday at the WylLotta headquarters, where she discovered if she had purchased the PowerPlay, she would have won $200,000.