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Wonder Bar plans revealed: Restaurant downstairs, sports bar upstairs

October 21, 2016 in News

Wonder Bar will reopen with a restaurant downstairs and sports bar upstairs, new owner Tony Cercy announced at a press conference Friday. The restaurant will have a diverse menu ranging from steaks to more affordable fare. Tony and his son Cole said the goal was to make the downstairs a family-friendly atmosphere. “We want something for somebody to bring their family over from the plaza,” said Cole Cercy, referring to the nearby site of the planned David Street Station. The Cercys donated $1 milli... continue reading

Petroleum Association of Wyoming backs Cheney

October 20, 2016 in News

The state’s largest and oldest petroleum industry trade association is endorsing Republican Liz Cheney for the state’s only U.S. House seat. Leaders of the Casper-based Petroleum Association of Wyoming feel the oil and natural gas industry continues to be threatened by regulations from federal agencies, Randy Harris, the association’s chairman, said in a statement. ... continue reading

Tons of coal lie buried in Carbon County — but the economics may never be right to start digging

October 19, 2016 in News

Billions of tons of coal lie beneath the ground in southern Wyoming along the Interstate 80 corridor, according to a report set to be released next year. Some would like to see the coal mined, revitalizing the industry that gave Carbon County its name. Others say the coal is likely to stay put in the current market and is too deep and too expensive to mine. ... continue reading

New bar coming to Old Yellowstone District

October 18, 2016 in News

It looks like central Casper will be getting a new bar: “Roaring 22.” A team of local businessmen is moving ahead with plans to develop a building on the corner of Midwest Avenue and Ash Street into a bar and grill with adjacent retail and condo space. The site, on the corner of Midwest Avenue and Ash Street, is on the border of downtown and the Old Yellowstone District and across the street from Racca’s pizzeria. The 24,000-square-foot downstairs has been home to many businesses including housi... continue reading

Foster: Wyoming football’s strong first half a welcome surprise

October 17, 2016 in News

When I took a job in Wyoming, I was prepared for two numbers to be pretty low: the temperature, and the Wyoming football team’s win total. Wyoming is a pretty cold place, they said, and with the altitude, Laramie is even colder. So I expected to break out the coat in late September, the really big coat in October and then come November discover I needed an even bigger coat. ... continue reading

A historic preservation group wants to save Casper’s iconic Wells Fargo tower

October 14, 2016 in News

Casper’s Historic Preservation Commission will ask Wells Fargo not to tear down its distinctive downtown tower, chairwoman Connie Thompson told the Star-Tribune. “We’d hate to see it go because it’s an icon,” Thompson said. “I will be contacting someone at the bank to try and see if it will definitely have to come down.” ... continue reading

Wyoming economic downturn leveling out

October 13, 2016 in News

New reports show Wyoming’s current economic downturn appears to be leveling out. Two new reports from the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division show the downturn appeared to hit its low point in the first and second quarters of the year and recent data shows the decline has eased. “Compared with the second quarter of 2015 it’s still a deep downturn; however, the decline has clearly eased,” said economist Wenlin Liu, who wrote the reports with Amy Bittner. “You can see that from the employment c... continue reading

Last Wyoming coal company in bankruptcy seeks extension on exit

October 12, 2016 in News

Peabody Energy will likely get an extra month to finalize its exit from bankruptcy, the company announced Tuesday. A deal reached with the St. Louis-based company and its bankruptcy loan lenders would extend its deadline to file a restructuring agreement to Dec. 14. The deadline was previous set for Nov. 9. The agreement is pending court approval. ... continue reading

Wyoming brewers collect gold at Great American Beer Festival

October 11, 2016 in News

His name was announced and his legs started to move, and soon, Jesse Brown found himself standing on a Denver stage in disbelief, his adrenaline surging, head spinning, facing a room of thousands within the brewing world. The new head brewer at Altitude Chophouse and Brewery in Laramie had submitted his own recipes to the 2016 Great American Beer Festival — the largest beer festival in America — for the first time in his career. ... continue reading

New legislative leaders could mean more public lands bills become law

October 10, 2016 in News

During this year’s state legislative session, observers kept watch on a House bill that would have required the federal government to transfer all public lands to the state by Dec. 31, 2018, except for national parks and monuments and military installations. The bill‘s sponsors believe the federal government, with excessive rules and long delays, is stifling development of oil and gas, agriculture and even recreation. They say state ownership would be better, especially at a time when revenues from m... continue reading