Don Sammons is the last remaining resident of the nation's smallest town of Buford, Wyoming. KUSA reports.
Alaska and Wyoming are the biggest benefactors of Monday's announcement by the Department of Transportation that it intends to set aside nearly $62 million for states to cover repair costs for roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters and accidents.
The Environmental Protection Agency said this week that chemicals from "fracking," a controversial method of extracting natural gas from the ground, have polluted groundwater in Wyoming.
Three workers were killed in an explosion and fire near an oil well in eastern Wyoming on Monday morning.
The West's top national monuments: Build a great vacation around a spectacular island, forest, cliff dwelling, canyon, fossil bed, tower or volcano.
The American economy grew at a snail's pace of 2.9% last year, but some surprising states did better (and worse) than the overall economy.
My husband and I are 48. A couple of years ago he started buying collectible guns for our retirement and has spent over $250,000 on them so far. I totally disagree with his strategy, but would like to know what you think. Is this a good idea? -- D.K., Laramie, Wyoming
When it comes to small business success, California is the not-so-Golden state -- at least that's what a recent report from Dun & Bradstreet suggests.
A rider in the budget bill to keep the federal government in operation has triggered fury among some wildlife groups because it would remove certain wolves from the endangered species list.
Coal mining on public lands will expand in the coming months in Wyoming, as the federal government makes more coal-rich land available for lease by mining companies.
An American Airlines 757 ran off a runway while landing Wednesday in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but none of the 181 passengers and crew members on board were injured, officials said.
Officials search for a plane that disappeared from radar after taking off from a Wyoming airport.
Teams in their sixth day of searching for a missing plane in Wyoming were attempting to stay ahead of bad weather Sunday. Two search teams spent Saturday night at an elevation of 10,000 feet because of "blizzard-like" conditions, authorities said.
More ground searchers will be deployed Wednesday as authorities in Wyoming look for a small plane that dropped off radar.
A 4.4-magnitude earthquake appeared to trigger a small landslide in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton National Forest on Saturday, an emergency management official said.
Land-locked surfers from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming gather at the Snake River to ride the river-driven waves.
A surfboard atop a vehicle, 700 miles from the nearest ocean, is your first clue that the surf's up in Wyoming.
A record number of vacationers found a way to escape the sizzling heat in July: head to the cooler climates and natural beauty of Yellowstone National Park.
When it comes to call centers filled with English-speaking employees, India likely comes to mind. Not a tiny town in Wyoming called Ten Sleep, population about 300.
At the Apres Vous chair lift, Nick Merluzzi is always quick with a smile and a greeting: "Have a good run, sir," is his sendoff to one skier. "How are you doing today?" is his greeting to the two that approach next.
The Senate on Wednesday narrowly rejected a controversial measure to allow people to carry concealed weapons from state to state.
Sitting at a pink formica table in the breakfast room of a Howard Johnson in Spearfish, S.D., my expectations are low.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming closed briefly Monday because of an avalanche, two days after a different avalanche killed a man there.
We all know about the Confederate states leaving the Union. But that was far from the only secessionist movement in American history. Here are some rebellious regions you won't find in too many history books.
Across the United States, an increasingly panicked rush to extract every last drop of domestic oil and gas seems inevitable. Our already unimaginative energy policy and insatiable addiction seems to have been further reduced in election-year hysteria to bumper-sticker thoughtlessness - "Drill, baby, drill."
The United States is in the midst of one of the biggest domestic oil drilling booms in recent history. High prices and better technology mean that previously inaccessible energy reserves across the nation are ripe for exploitation.
Nearly every college-bound student in Wyoming can get money to attend a state school. For many, tuition can be nearly cut in half.
Working on a drill rig in western Wyoming must be a bit like working on the surface of the moon.
A Native American who shot a bald eagle for use in a tribal religious ceremony must stand trial, a federal appeals court has ruled
Call it modern horse-trading. Balancing the nation's energy needs with its interests in protecting wildlife and habitats.
Is the natural gas boom in Wyoming helping the economy at the expense of wildlife? CNN.com's Ashley Fantz reports
After losing Democratic contests in the delegate-rich states of Ohio and Texas this week, presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama won the Wyoming Democratic caucus Saturday.
Sen. Barack Obama captured the Wyoming Democratic caucuses Saturday, seizing a bit of momentum in the close, hard-fought race with rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were in Wyoming Friday, wrangling last-minute votes before Saturday's caucuses.
Are you cross-eyed trying to figure out which tax breaks you can take this year?
A United Airlines plane slid off the runway in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Monday evening, a spokeswoman for the airline told CNN.
For Wyoming forward Hanna Zavecz, the biggest shock upon arriving in Laramie from Melbourne 3 1/2 years ago was not cultural, it was climatic. "It didn't take long before I realized the sweater I wore during the winter in Australia wasn't going to cut it here," she says.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Wyoming Republican caucus on Saturday.
The state is going ahead with its primary on Jan. 5, despite a penalty by the Republican National Committee that will strip it of half its delegates
A Detroit couple has a close call when a giant tree crashes onto their SUV as they pull into their driveway.
With help from the NRA, nearly 50 Senators are pushing to end a two-decade-old rule forbidding people from openly carrying firearms in most national parks
The once vanished gray wolf has made a comeback in the Northern Rockies. The fight is over whether to remove them from the Endangered Species list and let hunters have at them
The new formula for doling out money was supposed to redistribute it more equitably among states most at risk. But small states are still getting more than their share
A Democratic governor picks a Republican for the Senate, with everyone's eyes on 2008
Some college sports require helmets and shoulder pads, others require a glove and a bat, but on Saturday night in Casper, Wyo., the outfit of choice was cowboy hats, vests and boots. It was all for the 59th annual College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).
Republican Sen. Craig Thomas of Wyoming, who had been battling leukemia since November, died Monday night at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, a family spokesperson told CNN. He was 74.
On a windy Friday afternoon in Sublette County, Wyo., Ensign Rig No. 121 clanks and moans as it drives steel pipe 11,500 feet into the ground to capture natural gas. Just a few hundred yards away, ...
It arrived on a Tuesday morning. I flipped open my buzzing Motorola cell phone and found a text message from someone called Casey@fullrate.dk. "Hush hush wink wink," it began, "Castleguard Energy (...
(TIME.com) Some places on Earth are simply too big to photograph: the Grand Canyon, the Great Wall, Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Those monuments don't fit in any frame; they were made -- by God or man -- to overwhelm.
Look down from the cabin of Kevin Schieffer's twin-engine King Air 5,000 feet over Wyoming's Powder River Basin, and it's easy to see why he and his investors want to build the first major new rail...
In Washington, the revolving door usually leads lawmakers to become lobbyists so they can cash in on their connections. But in some cases, it spins all the way around; creating a rare circumstance in which a lawmaker turns lobbyist turns lawmaker.
Wyoming tops the list of states with the most business-friendly tax system, according to a report released Monday.
ON A FREEZING, PRISTINE DAY, WITH the Bighorn Mountains shining nearly 100 miles away across the Wyoming prairie, a huge dragline with an arm longer than a football field gulps 100 cubic yards of r...
Your credit report is your financial resume that's seen by creditors, insurance companies, landlords and potential employers.
Widely dispersed populations connected by narrow two-lane highways are a recipe for dangerous driving, according to a simple look at state-by-state traffic fatality counts as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
I turned 40 the other day. You may have missed the news, since no one bothered to write about it.
These are sweet days for deal-hungry entrepreneurs putting their firms on the selling block. At this time last year, small-business owners were lucky even to find a serious buyer--let alone one wil...
The Wyoming titan's world-class terrain has always been able to deliver a beating; now its village can rejuvenate you.
Investing in small companies sounds like a great idea, but it's hard to know where to start looking. That's why we asked 12 of the smartest small-cap-fund managers we know to recommend their favori...
Sound upgrade Even as the war over digital music rages, Americans download. In fact, according to research firm Ipsos-Reid, by February of this year nearly 25% of Americans over the age of 12--abou...
When looking for a home, a million dollars can go a long way--depending on where you're looking. These days, in pricey locales like New York City and Silicon Valley, you can't get much bang for you...
We asked locals to recommend child-friendly hotels and restaurants near each of the dinosaur facilities. The restaurants are all low- to mid-priced. The hotel rates are for one weekend-night stay f...
I'm sitting in the back of a battered, cluttered van parked at a North Dakota truck stop, playing cards with someone I met a week earlier. We both have the punchy, dazed look of people who've spent...
January is the slowest month of the ski season--everyone's worn out from the holidays--so bargains abound. From Jan. 2 to Jan. 26, Aspen Ski Tours (800- 778-8589) offers five nights in Jackson Hole...
YOUR JUNE NEWSLINE REPORT ABOUT the high cost of fines for drivers caught speeding seemed to suggest that speeding is acceptable behavior. What a foolish way to think. For example, the Wyoming spee...
Smart manufacturers these days don't give a supplier blueprints for parts; they set performance targets and let the supplier figure out how best to meet them. Is that the way monetary policy should...
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Disney World aside, the travel biz has never much catered to the needs of parents. But these days, with families accounting for roughly 75% of U.S. leisure travel and with a staggering 4.2 million ...
There's no better time to rediscover America. Not only will your U.S. dollars buy more in the U.S. than in Europe or the Orient, but you'll find an oversupply of bargain-priced hotel rooms, less ex...
Frightened by the prospect of unrelenting tuition inflation, nearly 160,000 parents have latched on to plans that allow them to prepay college tuition for their kids. Should you? While the principl...
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-- PETE WILLIAMS, 36, spokesman for Wyoming Congressman Dick Cheney, on the state's love affair with ranching: ''There are a lot of sacred cows in Wyoming, and cows are one of them.''
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