The governors of 10 Western states, including Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, began a three-day meeting Wednesday in Lake Tahoe to tackle drought and other problems that don’t respect state boundaries.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has reiterated the federal government will decide whether the greater sage grouse should get protected status despite legislation attempting to block such a listing.
The Western Sugar Cooperative has paid a $7,000 fine in connection with a workplace accident that killed a woman at its beet-processing plant in Lovell early this year.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has been appointed vice chair of the National Governors Association’s Natural Resources Committee.
An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the U.S. Senate in November.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency promoted proposed clean power plant rules to Western governors Tuesday.
President Barack Obama on Monday encouraged a group of governors to support a plan to pay for wildfire suppression, and the proposal got a positive reception from the 10 leaders gathered for an annual summit.
Ten Western governors are meeting this week in Colorado Springs to discuss issues including the drought and the environment.
The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board has approved $13 million in grants to help a Colorado producer of ammunition magazines for guns move its manufacturing operations to Wyoming.
One of the country’s largest producers of ammunition magazines for guns is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of new state laws that include restrictions on how many cartridges a magazine can hold.