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Add humans to animals being monitored in parks

Jun 19, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Scientists are putting tracking devices on a new species -- people -- as they try to learn more about how their movements affect ecosystems in ... [more]

After hearing concerns from citizens, city approves replat for apartments

Jun 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to approve the replat of lots for the new Copper Mountain Apartments.
The apartments will be constructed by BlueLine ... [more]

County on board to contribute $200,000 for better air service

Jun 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners tentatively have agreed to contribute money for a plan to obtain a new, reliable airline for Riverton Regional Airport.
The ... [more]


Jun 18, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Donald Kynion Kessler, 64, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, June 11, in Scottsbluff, Neb. Per his request, there will be no ... [more]


Jun 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Big tax bill for power developers
GILLETTE -- The developer of a proposed power plant near Wright owes Campbell County more than $207,000 in delinquent ... [more]

Young man hit, killed on ATV in Cody

Jun 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities say a young man was killed when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding was hit by a car in Cody.
Spencer Boone, 21, died of brain trauma at ... [more]

Driver who struck child in crosswalk told police she didn't see 7-year-old

Jun 18, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State legislators recently addressed the topic of special provisions for aging drivers in the state.

Investigators suspect Sandra Pennock was ... [more]

Insurers: Coverage unaffordable for many if court rules against ACA

Jun 18, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Insurers and government officials in Wyoming are bracing for an impending U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that ... [more]

Former justice center in south Riverton to house several county offices

Jun 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several county offices are moving to the former Riverton justice center building on South Federal Boulevard.
The facility was vacated this month when the ... [more]

County plans to hire interim EMS leader

Jun 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commission thinks role would be temporary

Fremont County commissioners are planning to hire an interim director for the local ambulance department in ... [more]

Helicopter helped in rescue at Ocean Lake

Jun 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  A local air ambulance crew rescued four people who were stranded Sunday on an island in Ocean Lake.
No one was injured in the incident, which was reported at ... [more]

Famed Jonah Field sold by Encana; new operators plan more development

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A year after taking over operation of one of the largest natural-gas fields in the country, Jonah Energy reports operations are going well.
"We've had a great ... [more]

Inspector reports on 2014 mining death

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Only one person died last year in Wyoming due to a mining-related accident, but state mine inspector Terry Adcock isn't bragging about the low number.
"Any ... [more]

Accidents at mines in Wyoming dipped through 2014

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lost-time accidents at Wyoming mines decreased last year, continuing a downward trend from 2012.
In 2014, the state mine inspector recorded 63 total lost ... [more]

Adding LNG power to diesel

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  GFS making dual-fuel conversion on some globe's biggest trucks

One Florida company is showing how two Wyoming energy products can work better ... [more]

Energy Fuels earns EIS for its Crooks Gap uranium project

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A uranium mine in Crooks Gap moved one step closer to a permit in February after the Bureau of Land Management issued a draft environmental impact statement on ... [more]

In Situ produces innovative water monitoring equipment from Colorado headquarters

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In Situ Inc., a Colorado-based water monitoring company with roots in Wyoming, has continued its tradition of innovation this year, with three "significant" ... [more]

State makes pitch to take over uranium reg authority from federal government

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Legislation passed this year in Wyoming paves the way for the state to assume more regulatory authority over uranium mines from the federal Nuclear Regulatory ... [more]

Shareholders eye merger of Uranerz, Energy Fuels

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two uranium companies with Wyoming operations could merge June 18.
Shareholders of Uranerz Energy Corporation and Energy Fuels are meeting to vote on the ... [more]

Maturing School of Energy has 100 enrolled at university

Jun 17, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- A student in a white lab coat exits one of the many laboratories situated on the third floor of the School of Energy Resources at the University of ... [more]

Nuclear power in Wyo?

Jun 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  No demand yet, but Idaho exploring modular installation

Wyoming is home to power plants and electrical generation based on natural gas, fuel oil, ... [more]

Contaminated river back to normal near Yellowstone; native fish may return soon

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Montana waterway severely contaminated with mine tailings has been cleaned and moved back to its original channel.
Officials say native fish soon could be ... [more]

Aethon buy of Moneta Divide assets includes ingenious water treatment plant

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Encana Corporation has sold the Moneta Divide Natural Gas and Oil Development Project to Aethon Energy, effective April 30.
The transaction was part of ... [more]

Six-plus decades in trona for FMC ends with mine, mill sale to Tronox

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Now doing business as Alkali Chemical, the operation near Green River has seen no layoffs or reductions in force since the sale closed in ... [more]

UP manages coal haul after floods wreck track

Jun 17, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Flash floods in early June sent huge waves of water along the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad from the small hamlet of Manville 9 miles west of Lusk and ... [more]

Planners of huge wind farm keep sage grouse in mind at every turn

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wind turbines have the potential to disrupt sage grouse habitat or impact the birds in other ways.
Renewable energy companies face series of challenges when ... [more]

New Peabody CEO identifies four immediate areas of emphasis

Jun 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It didn't take long for the new chief executive officer of Peabody Energy to advance up the company's ladder.
Glenn L. Kellow joined Pea-body in 2013 as ... [more]

Peabody eyes modified lease to add reserves

Jun 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Peabody Energy has requested a lease modification for the Rawhide mine 10 miles north of Gillette which would add an estimated 26 million tons of recoverable ... [more]

Brook Mine would dig Sheridan County

Jun 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It's been more than 50 years since a new coal mine has been under review in Sheridan County. That's changing.
Kentucky-based company Ramaco filed a mine and ... [more]

Energy task force tackles big job

Jun 17, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A group of lawmakers, industry and representatives from government and the public will spend the next two years figuring out how to make Wyoming's mineral tax ... [more]