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Behind Wyoming and Colorado’s anomalous twin COVID-19 spikes despite their political differences


Wolf reintroduction happened so fast in Montana and Idaho, the states are expanding hunting. Here’s what Colorado can learn.

In Montana and Idaho, state officials are pushing to decrease the wolf population through expanded hunting seasons, night hunting and snare traps.


A newborn-screening program is saving Colorado babies with a rare and deadly genetic disease

In a joint project with Wyoming, 13 infants have been diagnosed early with spinal muscular atrophy. Now they have new hope.


Rural ambulance services in mountain communities are in jeopardy as volunteers age and expenses mount

In rural America, it’s increasingly difficult for ambulance services to respond to emergencies. One factor is that emergency medical services are struggling to find young volunteers to replace retiring EMTs


Wyoming backs coal with $1.2M threat to sue Colorado and other states

The law signed April 6 by Republican Gov. Mark Gordon creates a $1.2 million fund for an initiative that marks the latest attempt by state leaders to help coal in the state that accounts for the bulk of U.S. coal production


After shooting, unrest, Wyoming gets its first Black sheriff

Aaron Appelhans, who grew up in Denver, takes the helm of the Albany County Sheriff's Office in a time of turmoil following the police shooting of an unarmed man during a traffic stop.

Crime and Courts

Jim Morrissey: Wyoming wooing Weld County


Wyoming governor supports Weld County residents’ effort to join his state

Republican Gov. Mark Gordon said on Monday during an interview on KOA News Radio that "we would love that"

Politics and Government

Weld County residents propose leaving Colorado again, this time to join Wyoming

A similar idea proposed in 2013 aimed to form a new state with several northern Colorado counties. It failed.

Politics and Government

Oil companies lock in drilling on western public lands, challenging Joe Biden on climate

In Colorado, a dozen permits are approved or pending to drill in Pawnee National Grassland, a birding destination where wildflowers and cactuses bloom below the buttes


State of Wyoming proceeds with bid on massive parcel of land, much of which is in Colorado

Wyoming’s potential purchase of land and mineral rights in Utah and Colorado could raise as-yet unexplored legal questions

Politics and Government

Wyoming coal interests funneled money, experts to influence Colorado PUC decision on closing parts of Pueblo plant

The Coalition of Ratepayers, a group formed by the Denver-based Independence Institute and which received money from out of state, still couldn’t stop the shutdown of Comanche Station units in Pueblo.


Wyoming looks to buy millions of acres of mineral rights, including in Colorado and Utah

The 300-mile corridor Wyoming hopes to purchase includes 190,000 acres in Colorado and about three times that amount in northern Utah


Colorado ranchers have beef with lab-grown and plant-based “meat” — and they want well-done labeling

Cattle and bison ranchers are looking for help to let consumers know where the food in their package came from, including whether it originated in a petri dish or another country


A Colorado photographer thought he was alone in the Wyoming mountains. Then he heard a rescue helicopter.

Dean Krakel accidentally triggered a tricky search and rescue operation while sleeping in his tent -- something that can happen with satellite messengers