July 13, 2012 |
WILSON, Wyo. - On the campaign trail over the last year, there are two names that Mitt Romney almost never mentions: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. That approach got tricky on Thursday as Romney brought his campaign to Cheney's home near Jackson Hole, where the former Massachusetts governor mingled with deep-pocketed donors at a country club with views of the towering Grand Tetons in the distance. The private reception for more than 200 donors was followed by a smaller, more intimate dinner at Cheney's house.
June 25, 2012 |
The five states that are home to many of the top driving destinations in the U.S. also have the highest average car repair prices, according to a study by CarMD.com. The study by the Irvine company found that Wyoming, Utah, California, Montana and Arizona, which are home to popular attractions including half the nation's national parks, have the highest costs. CarMD, which sells automobile diagnostic systems, analyzed more than 160,000 repair bills given to drivers in 2011 who pulled into auto shops because the "check engine" light came on. The average nationwide cost of repairs in that situation was $334 in 2011, down 6% from 2010, primarily because of a drop in labor costs, the study found.
June 8, 2012 |
Parts of Wyoming and Colorado were working Friday to recover from the week's harsh weather, including tornadoes that caused minor injuries. A rare tornado cut through open country in southeastern Wyoming on Thursday, injuring at least one person and causing some property damage in the Wheatland area. In Colorado, four tornadoes were reported in the Elbert County area, southeast of Denver. A minor injury was also reported there. The tornadoes were blamed on an unusually powerful storm system moving through the region packing heavy rains, strong winds and conditions that can spawn twisters.
June 2, 2012 |
If the success of History's recent miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" is any indication, it's still tough to beat a good tale from the frontier. Whether emanating from an iPhone or a 90-inch flat screen, there's something about hoofbeats stirring up mountainous mulch and men in big hats meting out justice that twangs the American heartstrings deep and true. Though set in the modern west, A&E's new law enforcement drama "Longmire" hits many of the same notes. A place of flat plains edged with pine-crowded mountains, Absaroka County, Wyoming, still answers to its sheriff, one Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor)
May 18, 2012 |
If you're headed anywhere near Jackson , Wyo., this summer, leave open a few hours for the National Museum of Wildlife Art , which turns 25 this month. The museum sits on a butte at the edge of Jackson, overlooking an elk refuge, and its collection includes paintings, sculpture and photography - a great way to glimpse nature in all four seasons, no matter when you're there. I was introduced to the place two years ago. Besides beholding many great images of critters, I learned that the folk artist behind the “Peaceable Kingdom” image (lion, lamb, etc., gathered in an idyllic rural setting)
April 25, 2012 |
Fly-fishing season in Wyoming starts next month and lasts well into fall. The Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa in Jackson offers a three-night package perfect for those who want a few quiet days of fishing with a little luxury too. The Angler's Dream package includes three nights lodging and two days of private guided fishing on the Snake River just a few miles away. When not on the river, guests can relax at the spa or take a dip in one of the lodge's heated pools. It's a good jumping off point for visiting Grand Teton National Park (from the southern entrance)
April 5, 2012 |
The town of Buford , Wyo. -- one resident (who's leaving), one ZIP Code (82052) and five buildings (a home, a store and three old buildings) -- sold at auction Thursday for $900,000. Real estate auction company Williams & Williams of Tulsa, Okla., sold the 10-acre town to a buyer from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, who flew to Wyoming for the auction, a statement from the company says. The buyer was not identified. Bidding started at 100,000 in an auction that took place in Buford and online.
March 1, 2012 |
Mitt Romney has won the Wyoming caucus straw poll, according to the state Republican Party in Casper. The former Massachusetts governor received 39% to Rick Santorum's 32%. Ron Paul was next at 21% and Newt Gingrich got 8%. The results, compiled during a series of precinct caucuses, are non-binding but will have an impact on the selection of at-large delegates at the state convention in April. The selection of the first 12 Wyoming delegates to the Tampa convention will begin on Super Tuesday at county conventions, which take place over several days.
December 17, 2011
Ohio quarterback Tyler Tettleton scored on a one-yard run with 13 seconds left to give the Bobcats a 24-23 victory over Utah State on Saturday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at Boise. Tettleton also threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns. He led a 61-yard drive in the final two minutes to give Ohio (10-4) its first bowl victory and first 10-win season since 1968. Utah State (7-6) dominated most of the game behind a rushing attack that rolled up 345 yards. Michael Smith ran for 157 yards and two touchdowns, including a 63-yard scoring run early in the third quarter.