Teton Pass Semi Tractor-Trailer Cited for Violating Winter Ban

Teton Pass is extremely dangerous, especially for semi-trucks. Due to its grade steepness, grade length, and curve severity it can cause trucks to lose control. Teton Pass closes for semi tractor-trailers from Nov. 15 to April 1. This is to ensure safety on the pass to both the trucks and other drivers. Unfortunately, one tractor-trailer … Continued

Employees take local café owner to court over unpaid wages

The former owner of Lotus Organic café appeared in Teton County Circuit Court to a bench trial after three of her former employees filed wage claims against her company, Planet Palate LLC. The court found that Planet Palate LLC owes nearly $4,000 to the three former employees. Despite the court’s decision – the three former … Continued

Icy Winter Roads – Two Dead in a Tractor-Trailer Pile-Up

With winter upon us, traveling on snow packed, or icy highways is a common occurrence. In December 2018 two people died in an early morning tractor-trailer pileup on an I-90 west highway outside of Missoula, MT. The pile-up involved five different tractor-trailers. The first tractor carrying a trailer of lumber started to slid broadside. It … Continued

North Dakota Oil Field Accident – Payout for Victim’s Family

An oil company has plead guilty to a fatal accident that killed one in Williston, North Dakota. The accident occurred in October of 2014, where a 28-year-old war veteran died when an oil tank exploded. A U.S. District Judge sentenced the company to pay a $500,000 file, $1.6 million in restitution to the victim’s estate … Continued

Oilfield Workers Suffer Severe Burns at Wyoming Oil & Gas Site

Three oilfield workers suffered severe burns at a Wyoming oil and gas site last week. An oilfield compressor exploded causing serious injuries to the workers. Two of the men were taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, and the other man was airlifted to the Western States Burn Center in Greeley, Colorado. Firefighters were dispatched at … Continued