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WYDOT’s John Cox hopes Congress can pass large transportation funding bill

August 1, 2015 in News

Congress passed a bill Friday extending the federal Highway Trust Fund for another three months, giving lawmakers until Oct. 29 to find a way to cover projects in Wyoming and other states over the course of several years. Read Full Story... continue reading

Cloud Peak reports $53 million second-quarter loss

July 30, 2015 in News

GILLETTE -- Cloud Peak Energy reported a nearly $53 million second-quarter loss Wednesday. Read Full Story... continue reading

July snow strikes high elevations in Jackson Hole

July 29, 2015 in News

TETON VILLAGE — The middle of summer looked like the middle of winter in the mountains of western Wyoming. Read Full Story... continue reading

Oilfield job losses exceed projections

July 28, 2015 in News

Wyoming continues to shed oilfield jobs. State data shows employment in the oil patch was down 13 percent year over year in June, a loss of ro… Read Full Story... continue reading

Reenactors celebrate anniversary with a fully functional fort

July 21, 2015 in News

Con Trumbull reached into his haversack and produced a 4-by 4-inch block. It was beige and thick, and he thumped it on the wood table like a slab of rock. “Take a bite,” he said. The stale, salty, tooth-chipping snack is known as hardtack. It’s over-baked flour and water. It was used in the 1800s to nourish soldiers, but today, it’s still eaten by people like Trumbull and Steven Dacus to reenact pieces of history. “Like any other hobby, you can go as deep into (reenacting) as you want,... continue reading

Wyoming approves self-bonding for three Peabody Energy mines

July 20, 2015 in News

Wyoming regulators recently renewed the preferred bond status of three Peabody Energy mines, allowing the company to forgo millions in reclamation payments and relieving some of the financial uncertainty surrounding the coal giant. Read Full Story... continue reading

Alpha Natural Resources suspended from NY Stock Exchange amid bankruptcy talk

July 17, 2015 in News

The New York Stock Exchange suspended trading in Alpha Natural Resources' shares Thursday amid reports the coal miner is in talks with creditors over a possible bankruptcy filing. Alpha, one of the largest mining firms in the Powder River Basin, has struggled to remain afloat in the face of a downturn in thermal and metallurgical coal prices. The news came on the heels of Walter Energy Inc.'s decision Wednesday to file for bankruptcy protection in attempts to restructure its debts. NYSE officials... continue reading

Free wildlife photography workshop offered

July 16, 2015 in News

Learn how to take better photographs of Wyoming’s wildlife and scenery through a free wildlife workshop by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Read Full Story... continue reading

Property tax dollars not enough to cover uncompensated care at Wyoming hospitals

July 15, 2015 in News

Wyoming hospitals received $40 million in property taxes last year. But although the money helps the hospitals’ bottom line, it doesn’t cover Read Full Story... continue reading

Utility Black Hills Corp. acquires SourceGas for $1.2B

July 14, 2015 in News

Regional utility Black Hills Corp. is buying natural gas provider SourceGas, which serves 425,000 customers in Nebraska, Arkansa Read Full Story... continue reading
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