Complete coverage on


The gray wolf population in Wyoming has grown enough to be removed from the endangered species list and will stop receiving federal protection next month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday.

Latest Stories

2010: Wyoming man has his own ZIP codeupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 16:36:00

Don Sammons is the last remaining resident of the nation's smallest town of Buford, Wyoming. KUSA reports.

U.S. shells out $62 million for highway, bridge disaster relief updated: Mon Apr 02 2012 18:48:00

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.

CNNMoney: EPA sounds alarm on fracking in Wyomingupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 19:14:00

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.

3 workers killed in explosion near Wyoming oil wellupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 21:18:00

Three workers were killed in an explosion and fire near an oil well in eastern Wyoming on Monday morning.

Best of the West: 10 top monumentsupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 17:08:00

The West's top national monuments: Build a great vacation around a spectacular island, forest, cliff dwelling, canyon, fossil bed, tower or volcano.

CNNMoney: How North Dakota outpaced the U.S. economyupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 09:56:00

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.

Money Magazine: Husband's retirement strategy -- $250,000 on collectible gunsupdated: Mon May 23 2011 09:47:00

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

CNNMoney: States with worst business failure ratesupdated: Fri May 20 2011 15:05:00

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.

Budget bill add-on would impact wolvesupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 11:58:00

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 to expand on public lands in Wyomingupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 07:23:00

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.

American flight goes off runway in Wyomingupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 19:04:00

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.

Plane goes missing with 4 aboardupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 13:01:00

Officials search for a plane that disappeared from radar after taking off from a Wyoming airport.

Searchers racing weather in day 6 of search for missing planeupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 13:01:00

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.

Search for missing plane, with 4 aboard, continues in Wyomingupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 07:11:00

More ground searchers will be deployed Wednesday as authorities in Wyoming look for a small plane that dropped off radar.

Quake triggers small landslide in Wyomingupdated: Sun Oct 24 2010 16:41:00

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.

Surf's up in Wyomingupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 08:50:00

Land-locked surfers from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming gather at the Snake River to ride the river-driven waves.

Catch a wave in Wyomingupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 08:50:00

A surfboard atop a vehicle, 700 miles from the nearest ocean, is your first clue that the surf's up in Wyoming.

Cool Yellowstone becoming hotter vacation spotupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 13:50:00

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.

New global outsourcing hub - Wyoming?updated: Mon Jul 05 2010 10:08:00

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.

Tourists return to Wyoming parks, but hold tight to moneyupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 10:37:00

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.

Senate rejects law on carrying concealed weaponsupdated: Wed Jul 22 2009 16:21:00

The Senate on Wednesday narrowly rejected a controversial measure to allow people to carry concealed weapons from state to state.

FSB: Going tribal in the Badlandsupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 17:53:00

Sitting at a pink formica table in the breakfast room of a Howard Johnson in Spearfish, S.D., my expectations are low.

Wyoming resort briefly closes after 2nd avalancheupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 18:59:00

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming closed briefly Monday because of an avalanche, two days after a different avalanche killed a man there.

Eight rebellious U.S. regions and secessionist effortsupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 08:36:00

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.

CNNMoney: Commentary: Drilling's darker sideupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 12:12:00

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."

CNNMoney: Small town, big changesupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 05:21:00

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.

CNNMoney: Drilling's bounty: Easy come, easy goupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 11:35:00

Nearly every college-bound student in Wyoming can get money to attend a state school. For many, tuition can be nearly cut in half.

CNNMoney: 'I do it for the money'updated: Fri Oct 17 2008 10:56:00

Working on a drill rig in western Wyoming must be a bit like working on the surface of the moon. Native American in Eagle Slay Rowupdated: Fri May 09 2008 12:40:00

A Native American who shot a bald eagle for use in a tribal religious ceremony must stand trial, a federal appeals court has ruled

Energy, wealth and wildlife: Wyoming looks for harmonyupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:25:00

Call it modern horse-trading. Balancing the nation's energy needs with its interests in protecting wildlife and habitats.

Wyoming wealth vs. wildlifeupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:25:00

Is the natural gas boom in Wyoming helping the economy at the expense of wildlife?'s Ashley Fantz reports

Obama takes Wyoming caucusupdated: Sat Mar 08 2008 21:33:00

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. Obama Pads Lead in Wyomingupdated: Sat Mar 08 2008 19:00:00

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

Obama, Clinton rustle up support in Wyoming updated: Fri Mar 07 2008 18:41:00

Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were in Wyoming Friday, wrangling last-minute votes before Saturday's caucuses.

CNNMoney: 10 sure-fire tax breaksupdated: Sun Mar 02 2008 08:12:00

Are you cross-eyed trying to figure out which tax breaks you can take this year?

United Airlines plane slides off runway in Wyomingupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 01:10:00

A United Airlines plane slid off the runway in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Monday evening, a spokeswoman for the airline told CNN. Kelli Anderson: Choice Importupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 13:21:00

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.

Romney wins Wyoming GOP caucusesupdated: Sun Jan 06 2008 08:15:00

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Wyoming Republican caucus on Saturday. And Now On to ... Wyoming?updated: Mon Dec 31 2007 16:40:00

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

SUV hit with a treeupdated: Tue Dec 25 2007 20:04:00

A Detroit couple has a close call when a giant tree crashes onto their SUV as they pull into their driveway. The Gun Lobby Targets Yellowstoneupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 17:00:00

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 Yellowstone Wolves: Embattled Again updated: Wed Oct 10 2007 16:00:00

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" Homeland Security Mathupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 18:00:00

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 Wyoming's New Senatorupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 14:55:00

A Democratic governor picks a Republican for the Senate, with everyone's eyes on 2008 Saddle up: Hundreds come out for the college rodeo finals updated: Tue Jun 19 2007 00:56:00

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).

Wyoming Sen. Craig Thomas diesupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 22:35:00

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.

Fortune: Wyoming's natural gas boom sees growing painsupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 16:27:00

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, ...

Fortune: Get outta my phone!updated: Fri Feb 09 2007 06:05:00

It arrived on a Tuesday morning. I flipped open my buzzing Motorola cell phone and found a text message from someone called "Hush hush wink wink," it began, "Castleguard Energy (...

America by the numbersupdated: Sun Oct 22 2006 11:08:00

( 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.

Fortune: What It Takes to Build a (21st Century) Railroadupdated: Thu Mar 16 2006 15:24:00

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...

Fortune: South Dakota's $2.5 billion railroad jackpotupdated: Mon Feb 27 2006 19:02:00

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.

CNNMoney: Best and worst tax codes for businessesupdated: Mon Feb 27 2006 06:31:00

Wyoming tops the list of states with the most business-friendly tax system, according to a report released Monday.

Fortune: OLD KING COAL COMES BACKupdated: Mon Feb 21 2005 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: Time for a (credit) check-up?updated: Tue Nov 16 2004 16:16:00

Your credit report is your financial resume that's seen by creditors, insurance companies, landlords and potential employers.

CNNMoney: Deadliest states for drivingupdated: Mon Aug 23 2004 15:45:00

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.

CNNMoney: Want to party like a rock star?updated: Thu Jul 15 2004 11:03:00

I turned 40 the other day. You may have missed the news, since no one bothered to write about it.

FSB: Ready to Sell Your Business? Now that the M&A market is heating up, small businesses are finding innovative ways to lure morupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 00:01:00

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...

Where Now: Jackson Hole, Wyomingupdated: Fri Mar 19 2004 13:38:00

The Wyoming titan's world-class terrain has always been able to deliver a beating; now its village can rejuvenate you.

FSB: Small-Cap Stocks To Watchupdated: Wed May 01 2002 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Aprilupdated: Mon Apr 01 2002 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Million-Dollar Home Sweet Homeupdated: Tue Aug 01 2000 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Places To Eat And Sleep On Your Dino-Hunting Expeditionsupdated: Tue Feb 01 2000 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Riders On The Storm Our reporter tries tornado chasing--a new, distinctly American, form of tourism.updated: Fri Oct 01 1999 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Januaryupdated: Fri Jan 01 1999 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: The price for speeding goes beyond any fine updated: Mon Aug 01 1994 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE SETTING GOALS FOR THE FEDupdated: Mon Oct 18 1993 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: FORTUNE Magazine contents page JANUARY 27, 1992 VOL. 125, NO. 2 updated: Mon Jan 27 1992 00:01:00

1990s SURVIVAL GUIDE/COVER STORIES 40 PREPARING FOR LEANER TIMES Expectations are lower and anxiety is higher as everybody worries about his job. Maybe it's time to play down money, and emphasize v...

Money Magazine: WHERE TO TAKE THE KIDS -- AND ENJOY THE TRIPupdated: Thu Aug 01 1991 00:01:00

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 ...

Money Magazine: WHERE TO GO IN AMERICA CALENDAR U.S.A. '91/'92updated: Fri Mar 01 1991 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: The pros and cons of prepayingupdated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Going solo updated: Wed Aug 01 1990 00:01:00

Q. I am 26 and love to travel. My problem is finding reasonably priced short vacations for the single traveler. I've tried Club Med, and I'm not interested in cruises like Singleworld's. Any ideas?...


Your questions this month are answered with the help of George E.L. Barbee, ! executive director of personal financial services for Price Waterhouse in Waltham, Mass.

Fortune: INVESTING FOR BABY'S B.A. updated: Mon Oct 30 1989 00:01:00

If you think you needn't worry yet about your toddler's future tuition expenses, it's time to get real. Already room, board, transportation, books, supplies, and late-night pizzas add up to $14,000...

Money Magazine: GETTING UNDERWAY IN GRADE SCHOOL Fight the urge to avoid risk -- go for growthupdated: Fri Sep 01 1989 00:01:00

Those families with more than 10 years until they ship their tyke off to college have the best savings tool that money can't buy: time. They not only have time to set dollars aside, but those dolla...

Money Magazine: THE NIFTY NINETIES Your 175 Safest Banks You have to give up a little yield get a lot of safety.updated: Wed Oct 12 1988 00:01:00

Despite the record number of 714 bank failures in the past five years, there are still many safe havens for your savings, often near you. An exclusive MONEY survey identified these 175 safest banks...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Aug 29 1988 00:01:00

-- 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.''

Fortune: NOW HEAR THISupdated: Mon Sep 30 1985 00:01:00

''I don't think anybody in our business is truly creative. What we do is copy something better than the next person.'' -HENRY SIEGEL, 44, chairman of LBS Communications, a television syndication co...

We recommend