ASU students who filmed incident at multicultural center say they are facing disciplinary action
The video showed a confrontation where two white students sitting at the center with a 'Police Lives Matter' laptop sticker and an anti-Joe Biden t-shirt were accused of being racist. Now, the students who filmed the incident say they are being disciplined by university officials. FOX 10's Matt Galka reports.news.yahoo.com
Bill Gates venture picks Wyoming city for sodium nuke plant
A small city in the top U.S. coal-mining state of Wyoming will be home to a Bill Gates-backed experimental nuclear power project near a coal-fired power plant that will soon close, officials announced Tuesday. Bellevue, Washington-based TerraPower will build its Natrium plant in Kemmerer, a southwestern Wyoming city of 2,600 where the coal-fired Naughton power plant operated by PacifiCorp subsidiary Rocky Mountain Power is set to close in 2025.news.yahoo.com
Wyoming GOP votes to stop recognizing Cheney as a Republican
The Wyoming Republican Party will no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP in its second formal rebuke for her criticism of former President Donald Trump. The 31-29 weekend vote by the state party central committee followed votes by local GOP officials in about one-third of Wyoming's 23 counties to no longer recognize Cheney as a Republican. In February, the Wyoming GOP central committee voted overwhelmingly to censure Cheney, Wyoming's lone U.S. representative, for voting to impeach Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.news.yahoo.com
Well-known grizzly, 4 cubs spotted in Wyoming downtown
A grizzly bear and her four cubs who are already well-known to wildlife watchers got even more attention by taking a nighttime stroll through a city in northwestern Wyoming. Security video showed the bears wandering around downtown Jackson on Tuesday night, according to local police. Police and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials shooed the five bears into a less populated area near town, the Jackson Police Department said in a statement Wednesday.news.yahoo.com
Where electric cars could help save coal
This electrified future in North Dakota, as proponents see it, would encompass wind — and coal, too, that most reviled of fuels. If carbon capture technology could be made economically feasible, at scale, the day could come when cars in North Dakota are powered not by gasoline from Bakken oil but by electricity from coal strip-mined out of the world’s largest deposit of lignite.washingtonpost.com
Rep. Liz Cheney urged her Republican colleagues to 'step back from the brink' while calling out Kevin McCarthy's 'active' obstruction of the January 6 investigation
"I ask each one of you to step back from the brink. I urge you to do what you know is right, to think of the long arc of history," Cheney said.news.yahoo.com
Capitol officer charged with obstructing riot probe
A Capitol Police officer has been arrested and charged with obstructing the investigation into the January 6 riot. Michael Riley is accused of tipping off a protester, allegedly telling them to remove photos and videos from social media.news.yahoo.com
Kanye West puts Wyoming ranch, business sites up for sale
Rapper, music producer and clothing entrepreneur Kanye West has put his ranch and business properties in northwestern Wyoming up for sale. The West Ranch, formerly known as Monster Lake Ranch, went on the market Monday for $11 million. The listing came days after West listed his seven commercial properties in Cody for more than $3.2 million, the Cody Enterprise reported.news.yahoo.com
Wyoming coroner set to announce how Gaby Petito was killed
Authorities in Wyoming plan to announce Tuesday how they believe slain traveler Gaby Petito was killed. Teton County Coroner Brent Blue is scheduled to announce the findings of Petito's autopsy at an early afternoon news conference. The body of Petito, 22, was found on Sept. 19 near an undeveloped camping area in remote northern Wyoming along the border of Grand Teton National Park.news.yahoo.com
Wyoming librarians under fire for books about sex, LGBTQ
Books about sex, LGBTQ issues and how to have a baby have public library employees in a deeply conservative Wyoming city facing possible prosecution after angry local residents complained to police that the material is obscene and doesn't belong in sections for children and teenagers. For weeks, Campbell County Public Library officials have been facing a local outcry over the books and for scheduling a transgender magician to perform for youngsters, an act canceled amid threats against the magician and library staff. The books are “This Book is Gay” by Juno Dawson, “How Do You Make a Baby” by Anna Fiske, “Doing It” by Hannah Witton, “Sex is a Funny Word” by Corey Silverberg, and “Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy” by Andrew P. Smiler, according to Susan Sisti, a local pastor who has been raising concerns about those and other books in the library.news.yahoo.com
Bolivian coca farmers throw dynamite at police to try to regain control of market
Anti-government coca farmers throw homemade dynamite sticks at the police in La Paz, as they continue their attempts to regain control of the building that houses the coca market, which a rival group backed by the government forcefully took over.news.yahoo.com
24 Levels of Balisong Flipping: Easy to Complex
SAFETY DISCLAIMER: Talent is a trained expert at operating these knives. Anyone who is not a trained professional and is learning to operate these knives should only use a dull trainer knife to prevent injury. Professional balisong flipper Corbin Lovins explain balisong tricks in 24 levels of difficulty.news.yahoo.com
Missing Houston hiker found in Wyoming forest died by suicide, coroner confirms
More than a month after 46-year-old Robert “Bob” Lowery vanished while visiting Wyoming, authorities received a tip that there had been a sighting of the Houston father back on August 20, 2021, on the Black Canyon Trail in Bridger-Teton National Forest, near Grand Teton National Park.
Most Texas Republicans in Congress stay silent as GOP ousts Liz Cheney from leadership ranks
<figcaption> U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, during a House Republican Leadership press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on April 14, 2021. <cite>Credit: Graeme Sloan/Sipa USA via REUTERS</cite> </figcaption>
Scientists: Grizzlies expand turf but still need protection
Fish and Wildlife Service is a grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. Grizzly bears are slowly expanding in the northern Rocky Mountains but scientists say they need continued protections and have concluded no other areas of the country would be suitable for the fearsome animals. The Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday released its first assessment in almost a decade about the status of grizzly bears in the contiguous U.S. Conservationists and some university scientists have pushed to return bears to areas including Colorado’s San Juan Mountains and California’s Sierra Nevada. Grizzly bears have been protected as a threatened species in the contiguous U.S. since 1975, allowing a slow recovery in a handful of areas.
Wyoming election changes pushed by Donald Trump Jr. fail
FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, Donald Trump Jr. waits by Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. – Wyoming lawmakers rejected a measure that would have required candidates to win a majority of votes in primary elections to avoid runoffs — a change endorsed by Donald Trump Jr. in his campaign to undermine Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney. Trump Jr. called for Cheney’s defeat after she voted to impeach President Donald Trump over the storming of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of his supporters. But for the most part, Wyoming’s Republican elected officials have continued to support her. AdTwo Republican state legislators —- Sen. Anthony Bouchard, of Cheyenne, and Rep. Chuck Gray, of Casper — already have announced they are running against Cheney, Wyoming’s lone congresswoman.
Denver's airport reopens after powerful winter storm
The storm system, fueled by moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, had moved out of the region and into northeastern Nebraska by Monday, said Evan Direnzo, a meteorologist for the weather service in Boulder. Denver's airport runways were closed just before noon on Sunday due to blowing snow and poor visibilities and some stranded passengers spent the night at the airport. AdIn Wyoming, the National Weather Service warned that driving would remain dangerous for the next several days there because of slick and snow covered roads. Classes were also called off at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the University of Colorado’s main campus in Boulder. In the Denver metro area, all bus routes were suspended but limited train service was operating, including from downtown’s Union Station to the airport.
Winter storm closes roads in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)A powerful late winter snowstorm intensified over the central Rocky Mountains on Sunday with heavy snow and wind leading to airport and road closures, power outages and avalanche warnings in parts of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska. The National Weather Service in Wyoming called it a “historic and crippling” winter storm that would cause extremely dangerous to impossible travel conditions through at least early Monday. Farther south, a record of over 2 feet (61 centimeters) of snow had fallen just outside Cheyenne by noon Sunday, the weather service reported. More than 19 inches (48 centimeters) of snow had fallen at the airport by 11 a.m. Sunday, the weather service said. AdAn avalanche blocked Colorado Highway 14 in north-central Colorado on Sunday, the Department of Transportation said.
Investigation of Wyoming toddler found dead continues
Stuffed animals and notes of condolences are seen attached to a fence Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, around a dumpster at a Cheyenne, Wyo., apartment complex where a 2-year-old boy was found dead. – Police in Wyoming continued Monday to investigate the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a dumpster at an apartment complex. Orona didn't return a Facebook message seeking comment and didn't have a listed phone number. AdPolice and firefighters conducted an extensive search Friday after hearing of the missing toddler. They used a reverse 911 call to tell people within a half-mile (1 kilometer) of the Lexington Hills apartment complex to be on the lookout for him.
McCarthy meets with Rep. Greene; GOP faces Cheney decision
House Republicans are effectively deciding whether to prioritize the former president’s norm-shattering behavior and conspiracy theories and retain the loyalty of his voters over more establishment conservative values. AdThe House GOP Steering Committee, a leadership-dominated body that makes committee assignments for the party, also met late Tuesday but no decision was announced. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and others have boosted pressure this week on McCarthy and the House GOP to act. McConnell praised Cheney, R-Wyo., as “a leader with deep convictions and courage,” but House GOP lawmakers planned to meet privately Wednesday to decide her political fate. AdThe looming decisions over Cheney and Greene represent a moment of reckoning for a party struggling with its future.
Grizzly, 34, confirmed as Yellowstone region's known oldest
This 2020 photo provided by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department shows the worn, mostly toothless jaw of Grizzly 168. – A 34-year-old grizzly bear captured in southwestern Wyoming has been confirmed as the oldest on record in the Yellowstone region, Wyoming wildlife officials said. Grizzly bear 168 was captured last summer after it preyed on calves in the Upper Green River Basin area. Biologists could tell grizzly 168 was responsible after examining the calves. Grizzly 168 has outlived all females documented within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem by four years, and female grizzly bears tend to live longer, officials said.
US government approves routes for Wyoming CO2 pipelines
The U.S. government has approved routes for a system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming in what could be by far the largest such network in North America, if it is developed. – The U.S. government has approved routes for a system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming in what could be by far the largest such network in North America, if it is developed. In all, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management designated 1,100 miles (1,770 kilometers) of federal land for pipeline development through the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative, the Casper Star-Tribune reported. Energy markets drive development of carbon capture projects for oil development, said Matt Fry, state of Wyoming project manager for the pipeline initiative. Sage grouse numbers have dwindled substantially over the past century and much of their habitat in Wyoming carries development restrictions.
Effort in Arkansas to enact hate crimes law in jeopardy
Hutchinson is advocating for a hate crimes bill in the upcoming legislative session, but the measure faces some obstacles. Georgia in June became the latest to enact a bill, leaving Arkansas, South Carolina and Wyoming as the remaining outliers. Asa Hutchinson, who as a U.S. attorney prosecuted racist militia members but without a hate crimes law's specific penalties. The potential for hate crimes laws getting approved is mixed in the other remaining states. Bentonville-based Walmart and Springdale-based Tyson Foods have also said they support enacting a hate crimes law.
Utah man pleads guilty in Yellowstone dig seeking treasure
This undated photo provided by the National Park Service shows Fort Yellowstone Cemetery, in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. A Utah man has pleaded guilty after authorities said he was caught digging in a Yellowstone National Park cemetery in search of hidden treasure. – A Utah man has pleaded guilty after authorities said he was caught digging in a Yellowstone National Park cemetery in search of hidden treasure. Craythorn caused more than $1,000 in damage by digging in the Fort Yellowstone Cemetery between Oct. 1, 2019, and May 24, 2020, prosecutors alleged. Several people seeking the treasure had to be rescued from precarious situations and as many as six died.
$2K reward offered in Wyoming grizzly bear killing case
FILE - In this July 6, 2011, file photo, a grizzly bear roams near Beaver Lake in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wildlife managers are offering an up to $2,000 reward for information about the illegal killing of a grizzly bear in central Wyoming. Grizzlies in the Yellowstone region are federally protected as a threatened species. – Wildlife managers in Wyoming are offering an up to $2,000 reward for information about the illegal killing of a grizzly bear. Grizzlies in the Yellowstone region are federally protected as a threatened species.
New migration maps serve as tools to help big game in West
They watch as big game animals in the West chase emerging spring greenery to ever-higher elevations, then return to lowlands to avoid the worst of winter's cold and snow. Roads, such as Interstate 80 from Wyoming to California, also hold up and kill migrating big game animals. Reintroduced populations of Western big game animals need decades to rediscover migration routes, research suggests. Mark Gordon in February designated three mule deer migration corridors with plans for others where state officials would encourage but not force help from landowners. And we now have a whole toolbox full of tools that we can use to maintain these migration corridors,” Kauffman said.
RECRUITING: St. Thomas' Kopp releases Top 5, includes University of Houston
HOUSTON - The Elite 11 changed everything for Maddox Kopp. On Wednesday, Kopp narrowed his list to a Top 5 - Houston, Tulane, Wyoming, Colorado and Ole Miss. When asked what he's examining the most in his ultimate decision, Kopp said it all comes down to fit. (recruitment still open) @STHFootball pic.twitter.com/FMwbpWfLIn Maddox Kopp (@maddox_kopp) August 5, 2020Having a Division I prospect in the Kopp household is nothing new. Miller (2018 Houston Christian graduate) is currently at Northwestern and Anderson (2019 St. Thomas graduate) is at Lamar University, both of whom play basketball.
One Good Thing: Stars celebrate boy who saved sister from dog attack
A 6-year-old boy in Wyoming is being hailed as a hero for saving his sister from a dog attack. Bridger Walker jumped into action when a German Shepherd mix charged toward his 4-year-old sister. Bridger’s family says while he was shielding her, the dog leaped and latched onto his cheek. Hathaway said, "I'm not an Avenger, but I know a superhero when I see one!" The Walker family says they’ve also heard from Mark Ruffalo, Tom Holland and Hugh Jackman.
Kanye West Names His VP Running Mate: Here's What We Know About Michelle Tidball
In a new interview with Forbes, West names Michelle Tidball, whom the publication refers to as "an obscure preacher from Wyoming," as his vice presidential pick. Tidball runs the website Yarash, which is a Hebrew word meaning "to seize or to inherit," and offers biblical life coaching and weekly teleconferences. Her individual life coaching is available for a suggested donation of $65 per 50-minute session. I worked as a mental health therapist for ten years and then shifted into life coaching. Forbes states that Tidball is 57, and that during a recent teleconference, she claimed she did not "watch news."
Kim Kardashian Shares Adorable Horse-Riding Photos From North West's 7th Birthday in Wyoming
Kim Kardashian West has shared picturesque outdoor snaps from a birthday celebration for her daughter North in Wyoming. In another pic, Kim and North enjoyed a horse-riding trek, holding hands while photographed on the animals. Norths 7th Birthday Wyoming Style , Kim captioned the slideshow of images. Kim previously gushed about her growing girl on her actual birthday, posting cute photos in honor of the creative Gemini performer.Happy 7th Birthday to my first born baby North! RELATED CONTENT:Kim Kardashian Rocks New Red HairKim Kardashian Teases Her '40th Birthday Look' With Throwback VideoKim Kardashian Celebrates North West's 7th Birthday
House moves to approve DC statehood; Senate GOP opposes
will hold a vote on D.C. statehood on July 26. Or Congress can live up to this nations promise and ideals, end taxation without representation and pass the statehood bill. The House vote would mark the first time a chamber of Congress has passed a D.C. statehood bill, but the legislation faces insurmountable opposition in the GOP-controlled Senate. In a Senate speech, he dismissed Washington, D.C., as a city with little more to offer than lobbyists and federal workers. In other words, Wyoming is a well-rounded working-class state.Cotton also criticized Democrats for prioritizing the D.C. statehood vote while there is mob violence in the streets.
Rescuers relieved after legendary $2M treasure found
Treasure hunters have run into trouble there a couple times every year, Johnson said. Not far away, two treasure hunters using snowmobiles needed rescue twice this past February and March. In January, treasure hunter David Christensen, of Winamac, Indiana, needed rescue after rappelling deep into Yellowstone National Parks Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. A photo not made public confirmed the chase was over, Fenn told the Santa Fe New Mexican. The statement especially the canopy of stars part has settled little for avid Fenn treasure hunters in online forums: They want to know the solution.