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Jun 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Progress seen on new fire
CHEYENNE -- Firefighters are hoping to take advantage of cooler weather in battling a wildfire burning in a remote and ... [more]

Coal likely to remain dominant for years

Jun 20, 2012 - By Renee Schoof, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's proposal in April to put the first limits on greenhouse gases from new power plants could mean that no new coal-fired ... [more]

Bumbling feds blamed in slow energy permitting

Jun 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A federal energy policy would streamline processes nationwide, a state official said.

There's a flow chart containing myriad energy permitting ... [more]

Interns get experience in tech field

Jun 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Cedric Bennett and Eric Fabrizius aren't typical summer interns.
Sure, their jobs are filled with challenges they might not have faced in a college classroom, ... [more]

Firing up the Carissa

Jun 20, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  The Carissa is going to start rumbling again.
Beginning this summer, the Carissa mine and mill near the South Pass City State Historic Site will undergo some ... [more]

Korean partnership keeps uranium plan on track

Jun 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Gas Hills area of central Wyoming produced 100 million pounds of uranium during its peak production period in the 1960s and 1970s.
Strathmore Minerals ... [more]

All eyes on energy revenue

Jun 20, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Wyoming industrial history will record 2011 and 2012 as a period when two of the state's most-powerful economic engines -- the production of coal and natural ... [more]

Congress reps blast regulatory climate

Jun 20, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Over-regulation.
It's what all three of Wyoming's legislators in Washington, D.C., feel is slowing mining and energy development, both in the state they ... [more]

Today

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
RICHEY

Allen "Duane" Richey, 55, died of cancer Friday, June 15, at his home in Hattiesburg, Miss. He was the father of Amy McDonald of ... [more]

Reduce mosquito breeding grounds, prevent West Nile

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  West Nile virus can cause potentially serious illness in humans. Because mosquitoes spread the virus by feeding on infected birds and then biting people, other ... [more]

Digest

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Captured inmate to return
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A Wyoming fugitive who spent two days on the run before being captured in South Dakota's Black Hills will ... [more]

Game warden commended

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND -- A Worland game warden has been named officer of the year by two organizations.
Matt Lentsch was named 2011 Wildlife Officer of the Year by both the ... [more]

Utility awarded a smaller rate increase than it had requested

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Rocky Mountain Power has reached an agreement with consumer groups that would stagger a $50 million electric rate increase over the next two years.
The ... [more]

Yellowstone conducts safety checks on commercial vehicles

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- If you're driving -- or following -- a commercial bus or truck traveling through Yellowstone National Park this summer, be prepared ... [more]

Fast-growing fire triples in one day near Glenrock

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Winds gusting up to 40 mph tripled the size of a wildfire in southern Converse County on Monday, and authorities advised residents east of the fire ... [more]

Driver injured in one-vehicle wreck Sunday

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  At 4:03 p.m. Sunday, emergency personnel responded to a one-vehicle rollover about 20 miles outside Shoshoni on Highway 20/26. According to the Fremont County ... [more]

Embezzlement suspect still jailed after June 6 hearing postponed

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The former financial manager for Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis continues to remain in jail during his prosecution, where he faces embezzlement charges ... [more]

Tucker, Ashdown first to file for Riverton school board vacancy

Jun 19, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  By noon Tuesday, two men had filed letters of interest to be appointed to the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education, replacing Bill Russell, who ... [more]

Magnetic decals might prove answer to vehicle disagreement

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners and Coroner Ed McAuslan recognize at least one goal in their ongoing debate over identification decals placed on his vehicle.
"As ... [more]

Solid waste board relents on trash station cutbacks

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In an effort to address complaints about decreased operations at trash transfer stations, the county solid waste board approved a new schedule Monday that ... [more]

Loggers: Fires show need for more logging

Jun 17, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  By Ben Neary
Associated Press

CHEYENNE (AP) -- As crews continue to face off against a fast-moving wildfire in northern Colorado, some in the timber ... [more]

Enzi accepting fall internship applicants

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., offices this fall. The deadline ... [more]

Training starting for writers workshop

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Writing Workshop, a train-the-trainer professional development in collaboration with the University of Wyoming's Wyo-ming Writing Project, kicks off ... [more]

Shoshone Nat'l Forest planners set meeting

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  Shoshone National Forest managers and representatives of cooperating agencies are meeting on June 27-28 at the Big Horn Federal in Thermopolis.
The meeting ... [more]

Union Pass is Firewise for 10 years

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  The county program is recognizing the efforts that include fire prevention measures taken by the Dubois-area community a decade ago.
Union Pass in the ... [more]

Woman gets two-year term connected to fatal rollover

Jun 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A federal judge on Friday ordered an Ethete woman to serve two years in prison for being the intoxicated driver during a rollover crash on 17 Mile Road that ... [more]

RPD using Taser less frequently as policies change

Jun 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Last in a series
The use of the electric-shock Taser by the Riverton Police Department has decreased substantially in the past two years as ... [more]

Tribal elders aim to connect with modern kids through ancient ways

Jun 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Saturday's Gathering of Healthy Families focused on building relationships, trust and positive interaction.
About 25 people, mostly children, gathered ... [more]

Improvement in jobs picture

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  There was good news across the chart in April for Fremont County's employment picture, with more people working, a larger work force, and fewer people out of ... [more]

Main Street building demolished

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Contractor Jerry Bornhoft's excavator lifted a piece of debris from the old Daisy Cleaners building Thursday at East Main and Fifth streets in downtown ... [more]