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Companies buy and sell across Wyoming as oil and gas market improves

January 17, 2018 in News

Wyoming’s oil and gas firms, recently strapped by the sudden downturn in the price of crude, are operating in a better price environment this year. For some, that means selling Cowboy State assets and focusing elsewhere. For others, it means buying local and expanding at home. SM Energy Company, a Denver-based oil and gas firm, announced recently that it was selling about 80 percent of its Powder River Basin acreage to focus on opportunities in Texas. The sale of 112,000 net acres in Converse, Johns... continue reading

Casperites march for equality on MLK Day

January 16, 2018 in News

The temperature was hovering around 12 degrees, but that didn’t stop about 100 participants from marching Monday morning in downtown Casper to honor the legacy of late civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. “He died for the cause. The least I can do is put on my coat and walk in the cold for a few blocks,” said Judy Trohkimoinen. Participants shivered in their coats and held up signs calling for peace and equality as they made their way from City Park to the First United Methodist Church. ... continue reading

For some, downtown Casper food trucks mean more business. For others, less parking

January 15, 2018 in News

As the chilly weekend began, customers drifted into Frontier Brewing Company for beer and some local music. One stopped just out front of the downtown Casper brewery, where the Smoked N Tender big, red food truck was parked along East Second Street. She grabbed some barbecue before heading inside. “I love what our downtown is doing,” said Shauna Hult after she ordered a brisket and chips. This scene has been playing out regularly at Frontier Brewing Company since its August opening. Food trucks... continue reading

More Wyoming Airbnb users, combined with new tax deal, lead to revenue boost for state

January 12, 2018 in News

More Wyomingites than ever appear to be using online platforms to rent their homes to travelers looking for somewhere to stay other than a hotel. Airbnb, the largest online hospitality company, experienced 132 percent year-over-year growth in Wyoming last year, with 56,000 guests using the website to find homes to rent during the first year that the company turned tax revenue over to the state. ... continue reading

More Wyoming Airbnb users, combined with new tax deal, lead to revenue boost for state

January 11, 2018 in News

More Wyomingites than ever appear to be using online platforms to rent their homes to travelers looking for somewhere to stay other than a hotel. Airbnb, the largest online hospitality company, experienced 132 percent year-over-year growth in Wyoming last year, with 56,000 guests using the website to find homes to rent during the first year that the company turned tax revenue over to the state. ... continue reading

More snow coming to northwest Wyoming, high winds expected to continue in Casper

January 10, 2018 in News

Another snowstorm is taking aim at northwest Wyoming. Up to 20 inches of snow is possible in the Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains surrounding Jackson Hole, according to the National Weather Service in Riverton. A winter storm warning is in effect through noon Wednesday. Roads in the area were becoming slick early in the day, with snowfall increasing to as much as an inch per hour. The heaviest snow was expected Tuesday night. ... continue reading

‘A lot more to give’: Leslie Blythe remembered for her dedication to service

January 9, 2018 in News

Leslie Blythe’s friends agree on many points: She was smart, driven, compassionate, giving. But there’s one question they struggle to answer. How did she manage so many responsibilities? How did she do it all with such grace? Read Full Story... continue reading

Defining ‘small town’ Wyoming: In the country’s least populous state, what qualifies as rural?

January 8, 2018 in News

It’s hard to say whether this former airstrip is a small town or an extension of Casper. It’s only 10 minutes from the city, depending on traffic, but many residents say it’s a world apart: few services other than a bar, restaurant and gas station. “Bar Nunn is a lot better than living in Casper,” said Gale Gunzenhauser, 75, who has lived in the town of just under 3,000 people for four decades. “It’s not crowded. I know my neighbors and my neighbors know me, but nobody bothers nobody.” ... continue reading

Lease revenue soared in 2017, regulations fell and industries stabilized

January 5, 2018 in News

An 800 percent jump Wyoming oil and gas closed out 2017 with an impressive record on leasing activities. Between the federal and state lease auctions this year, Wyoming's revenue from leasing skyrocketed by 800 percent. Read Full Story... continue reading

Dog saves Wyoming man from burning trailer

January 4, 2018 in News

Reynaldo “Rey” Adame woke up Tuesday morning when his dog jumped on him. That’s not unusual; but anything ordinary about the morning vanished when Adame, of Powell, realized his mobile home was on fire. “When I woke up, I was sitting on top of the fire,” Adame said Wednesday. Adame had fallen asleep on the couch in the living room, the warmest room of his home, during the bitter-cold night. When his dog, Blue, woke him up at 6:55, flames were licking at the couch from underneath. ... continue reading