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Centuries-old Medicine Wheel draws thousands to national forest in Wyoming

April 25, 2017 in News

For centuries, the Medicine Wheel in the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming has been used for prayer and vision quests by the Crow Tribe and other Native people. Visitors come from all over the world to hike up Medicine Mountain to the wheel, a National Historical Site managed by the Bighorn National Forest with guidance from the Medicine Wheel Alliance. ... continue reading

Wyoming coal production rises from last year’s slump

April 24, 2017 in News

Wyoming coal production shot up by nearly 15 million tons in the first quarter of the year compared with 2016, when the coal industry was staggering toward the bottom of a historic bust. Wyoming’s 18 mines carved 80 million tons of coal out of the state’s seams from January to March this year. Powder River Basin mines, the heart of the U.S. coal industry, provided the lion’s share of total production, with 77.7 million tons coming out of the PRB in the first three months of the year, according to t... continue reading

Flood predictions prompt Wyoming flood preparations

April 20, 2017 in News

Fremont County residents and disaster response officials are making preparations for spring flooding. Predictions are that the county could see its biggest runoff from the mountain snowpack in decades. National Weather Service hydrologists say the Wind and Little Wind river watersheds in Fremont County have a high potential for flooding. ... continue reading

Free admission to Yellowstone during National Park Week

April 19, 2017 in News

Yellowstone National Park will offer free admission during the weekends of April 15-16 and 22-23 in honor of National Park Week.... Read Full Story... continue reading

Happy Easter Weekend 307!

April 14, 2017 in News

Happy and Safe Easter Weekend to everyone in and out of the 307! ... continue reading

Music scene evolves and expands in Casper

April 13, 2017 in News

Acoustic rock tones drifted out the open door and onto Casper’s Ash Street. A small crowd mingled though Urban Bottle Wine & Spirits last Saturday night to hear the music. The fiddle, upright bass and singer/guitarist harmonized and occasionally chatted with the audience and led a hand-clapping rouse to a stomping beat. Carrie Grissom danced near the front of the crowd as Laramie band Moral Panic played its last song. The Casper College nursing student loves live music shows, from Beartrap Summer Music... continue reading

As coal production fell in 2016, carbon dioxide emissions from energy also tumbled

April 12, 2017 in News

Carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation fell by nearly 5 percent in 2016, as the coal industry, a key contributor to emissions, was in the midst of a historic downturn, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Wyoming’s annual production, the largest single source of national coal, fell below 300 million tons last year, for the first time since 1998, the result of a sequence of blows to the industry. ... continue reading

Beartrap Summer Festival announces lineup

April 11, 2017 in News

Grammy-winner Wynonna & the Big Noise is coming to Casper Mountain this summer along with Joan Osborne to headline the Beartrap Summer Festival. The lineup announced Monday also features local and regional acts in a mix of folk, blues, bluegrass, country and rock, according to a news release from festival organizers at Townsquare Media. “This is the most variety we’ve had in a long time but still holding true to our roots,” Townsquare Media live events manager Amy Crawford said. ... continue reading

New justice has deep roots in Wyoming

April 10, 2017 in News

Newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch hails from a family with deep ties to Wyoming and the West. Gorsuch’s mother was born in Casper and led the Environmental Protection Agency under Ronald Reagan. His family was prominent in the Saratoga area back when the state was still a territory. Read Full Story... continue reading

State finds $3 million for Bar Nunn interchange

April 7, 2017 in News

Wyoming officials gave preliminary approval to $3 million in state funding Thursday morning for an Interstate 25 interchange in Bar Nunn. The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board unanimously approved $1 million in a Wyoming Community Readiness Grant. Additionally, the SLIB is authorizing Natrona County officials to work with the Wyoming Department of Transportation to reprioritize other highway projects in the area to free up an additional $2 million for the interchange. Supporters of the Westwinds Road ... continue reading