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Casper author one of two winners in national book award

July 31, 2014 in News

Nina McConigley, a Wyoming author and lecturer in the department of English at the University of Wyoming, has received a $5,000 PEN Open Book Award, the university announced Wednesday. The award recognizes the best book written by a writer of color in 2013. McConigley, 38, is the author of "Cowboys and East Indians," a compilation of short stories about immigrants who move to Wyoming. ... continue reading

Anadarko reports $266 million profit, Wyoming production holds steady

July 30, 2014 in News

Anadarko Petroleum reported a $266 million profit for the second quarter of 2014 on Wednesday. The Texas company's strong performance came on the back of strong returns in on-shore U.S. oil production, with output in the Rocky Mountain region rising 24 percent compared to the same period last year. Read Full Sto... continue reading

Estimate 250,000 attend Cheyenne Frontier Days this year

July 29, 2014 in News

Preliminary estimates show that this month's Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo drew an estimated 250,264 people. Rodeo officials say if the numbers hold up it will be either the second- or third-largest attendance in the rodeo's long history. Read Full Story... continue reading

First WyoLotto drawing will be 2 days after first day of sales

July 28, 2014 in News

Wyoming Lottery Corp. has launched a marketing campaign just a month before people can purchase tickets and play. WyoLotto tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 24. Read Full Story... continue reading

Feds to review proposed Wyoming gas pipeline

July 25, 2014 in News

Federal regulators say they will issue an environmental review this February on the proposed pipeline across southwestern Oregon to carry natural gas from Wyoming to the Port of Coos Bay for export to Asia. Read Full Story... continue reading

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
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