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As drivers hit road for Thanksgiving, Wyoming gas prices reach new low

November 25, 2015 in News

Gasoline prices are expected to hit their lowest level in six years by Thanksgiving, leaving motorists with some extra jingle in their pockets as they stock up for turkey day. Average gasoline prices are projected to fall below $2 a gallon nationally by Thursday, according to GasBuddy.com. The national average was $2.05 a gallon Tuesday. ... continue reading

Fort Caspar to host “Candlelight Christmas at the Fort”

November 24, 2015 in News

Fort Caspar Museum will once again host "Candlelight Christmas at the Fort" this holiday season. Read Full Story... continue reading

Scars of a boom: The lingering impact of coal-bed methane

November 23, 2015 in News

Salt glistened in the sun along the banks of the Powder River south of Arvada, where dead cottonwoods loomed like ghosts over the rushing water. “It was like a national park. It was beautiful,” said Brett Sorenson, a local rancher who once rode his blue roan quarter horses beneath the cottonwood canopy near the river’s shores. “And to not have that anymore, it blows my mind.” ... continue reading

River restoration at Morad Park nearly complete

November 20, 2015 in News

Work is nearly finished on a project that will revitalize a section of the North Platte River at Morad Park, city officials said Thursday. Construction crews remain at the park in southwest Casper, but will depart by around the end of the month, said Jolene Martinez, a special projects analyst for the city who is helping spearhead the river restoration. The park will reopen when construction is finished. ... continue reading

City council approves plans for downtown plaza

November 19, 2015 in News

The Casper City Council unanimously approved conceptual plans for a proposed $8.5 million downtown public plaza. A bevy of downtown business owners and others spoke in favor of the undertaking at the council's Tuesday meeting. The plaza would be located between David and Ash streets, along Second Street and West Yellowstone Highway. ... continue reading

High winds cause road restrictions and closures in Wyoming

November 18, 2015 in News

Windy conditions caused at least one crash in Wyoming on Wednesday, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Interstate 25 southbound between Cheyenne and the Colorado state border was closed Wednesday morning due to a crash. Specifics on the crash, including possible injuries, were not available. ... continue reading

Coal companies, short on cash, abandon future Wyoming projects

November 17, 2015 in News

Coal companies have abandoned applications for federal leases boasting nearly 2 billion tons in reserves this year, offering further evidence of the industry's deteriorating financial condition and raising doubts over its future. Peabody Energy, America's largest coal company, withdrew its four-year pursuit of the Antelope Ridge lease in October. The roughly 8,200-acre parcel near the North Antelope Rochelle Mine has reserves of 1 billion tons, or roughly a 10-year supply at current production levels. ... continue reading

Powell business man learned the secrets of successful economic development

November 16, 2015 in News

Dave Reetz was so dedicated to economic development in Powell that, while working for a bank, he encouraged new businesses, housing and other projects to move to the area, even if it meant they were not going to obtain financing from his company. “I never, ever promoted the bank’s financing,” he said. “It was always the best financing for them.” Reetz will be named to the Wyoming Business Hall of Fame, a list of honors started by the Wyoming Business Alliance, Wyoming Business Council and Un... continue reading

Lander to host new art exhibit

November 13, 2015 in News

A new art show is on display in Lander. "Around Town: Native American Art Show" features the work of local Native American artists. The artwork is on display at the Lander Art Center, the Middle Fork and the Lander Library. The Around Town exhibit runs until December 19. Read Full Story... continue reading

Oil and Gas Commission provides first look at flaring proposal

November 12, 2015 in News

Wyoming regulators provided a glimpse Tuesday of a new rule aimed at reducing oil well emissions. The proposal is the latest in a series of reforms proposed by Gov. Matt Mead intended to update the state's oil and gas regulations. Under the plan, companies would be required to submit as part of their drilling permits plans for capturing natural gas that is flared off from oil wells. The proposal also calls for monthly reporting of flaring and venting volumes. The plan notably leaves the threshold for... continue reading