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BLM proposes new fees for oil and gas wells

July 24, 2014 in News

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is requesting authority from Congress to levy new inspection fees on oil and gas wells drilled on federal lands, in a bid to address the large number of uninspected wells in Wyoming and throughout the country. The request is not new. BLM submitted similar proposals in each of the last two budget cycles. But the stakes are higher following a series of unflattering reports that showed a department struggling to keep up with inspections amid growing domestic energy product... continue reading

‘Longmire’ puts Buffalo on the map

July 23, 2014 in News

Toes tapped, two-steppers dusted the the dance floor and Rainier beer flowed freely at the Occidental Hotel as several thousand literature lovers descended on this central Wyoming cattle town last weekend to celebrate Longmire Days. As in Walt Longmire, a fictitious character created by writer Craig Johnson, a Wyoming rancher-turned-New York Times bestselling author. ... continue reading

Wyoming oil production steady through July

July 22, 2014 in News

Wyoming oil's slow and steady climb continued through the first half of 2014. The state's fleet of drilling rigs added to their ranks in recent months and their numbers are greater compared with the similar period last year. Oil and gas jobs increased over this time last year. And the number of wells drilled per rig continued to climb. ... continue reading

Register now for entrepreneur academy

July 21, 2014 in News

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is now taking applications for its second year at Gillette College. The program guides 6th through 12th graders in a 29-week course developing ideas, creating a business plan, and helping them find funding for a business. Read Full Story... continue reading

Wyoming in 100 objects

July 18, 2014 in News

A 100-day project by the Casper Star-Tribune, featuring our 100 favorite, most meaningful and memorable objects in the state. Read Full Story... continue reading

Research firm ranks Wyoming No. 2 in business

July 17, 2014 in News

An independent economic research firm ranks Wyoming second in the nation in its ranking of states for being pro-business. Wyoming rose from number five in Pollina Corporate Real Estate's ranking last year. This year's ranking is Wyoming's highest. Read Full Story... continue reading

State grants Wasatch Wind site final extension

July 16, 2014 in News

The Industrial Siting Council granted Wasatch Wind a final permit extension to begin construction on the company’s long disputed Pioneer Park wind farm near Glenrock. The proposed development would include 46 wind turbines. Read Full Story... continue reading

Wyoming in 100 objects

July 15, 2014 in News

A 100-day project by the Casper Star-Tribune, featuring our 100 favorite, most meaningful and memorable objects in the state. Read Full Story... continue reading

Powder River Basin coal producers face Korean tax

July 11, 2014 in News

Powder River Basin coal producers face a new tax in South Korea, which has emerged as one of the bigger foreign markets for American coal in recent years. The tax represents an effort by the Korean government to prevent rolling blackouts by limiting demand for electricity. The country has struggled to meet electricity demand in recent years at times of peak power use following a scandal over the safety of South Korea's nuclear reactors. ... continue reading

Sheridan College gets $25.3 million gift from foundation

July 9, 2014 in News

Sheridan College has received the largest gift in the history of the college, a $25.3 million commitment from the Sheridan-based Whitney Benefits foundation. Whitney Benefits is a nonprofit educational foundation created by the investor and banker Edward A. Whitney, who died nearly a century ago. In addition to its support of the college and other Sheridan institutions, Whitney Benefits has provided more than $20 million in no-interest loans to about 5,000 college and vocational students. ... continue reading
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