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Saving the silver screen: Owner of Sheridan movie theater helps other indies survive

April 17, 2015 in News

Bill Campbell knew he was destined for the movie theater business, just like his father. When he was 8 years old, his job was to pop the popcorn. He’d spend a couple of days a week in the basement of his father’s WYO Theatre in Sheridan, popping and salting kernels for hours, tossing them into large plastic garbage bins, soon to be reheated in the warmers on the main level for patrons throughout the week. ... continue reading

Jonah Energy suspends NPL development for sage grouse review

April 16, 2015 in News

Jonah Energy will suspend all interim development for a planned 3,500-well natural gas field in southwestern Wyoming until federal and state agencies have completed a review of the area's sage grouse population, its regulatory director said Wednesday. The Denver-based firm did not have imminent plans to drill in the Normally Pressurized Lance, a 141,000-acre area south of Pinedale known to boast the largest population of wintering sage grouse in Wyoming. Development cannot begin there until the U.S. Bure... continue reading

Denver artist wins Wyoming’s conservation stamp contest

April 15, 2015 in News

A Denver artist has won the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's conservation stamp contest. Department officials say Dan Andrews' painting of a swift fox was selected by a panel of judges out of 58 entries from 22 states. This year, 25 Wyoming artists entered the competition. Read Full Story... continue reading

Wyoming approves 500-foot setback for oil and gas operations

April 14, 2015 in News

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved a measure Tuesday to increase the buffer between homes and drilling operations to 500 feet. The rule, which was passed unanimously and without debate, requires companies working within 1,000 feet of a home to provide notice to surface owners and submit mitigation plans aimed at reducing dust, light, noise and traffic from operations at well sites. ... continue reading

Film Festival goes to Sheridan

April 9, 2015 in News

The Wyoming Wilderness Association and the WYO Theater are hosting the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at 6:30 p.m. April 21 in Sheridan. Read Full Story... continue reading

Wyoming Capitol restoration work set to start this summer

April 8, 2015 in News

Work on a nearly $300-million restoration of the Wyoming Capitol building and a neighboring state office building is set to start this summer. Gov. Matt Mead and top state legislators are sitting as an oversight group to manage the project. They heard briefings Tuesday from architects and a representative of contractor J.E. Dunn Construction, a company based in Missouri that has handled renovations of capitol buildings in Kansas, Minnesota and other states. ... continue reading

Chesapeake Energy follows trend, cuts drilling in Powder River Basin

April 7, 2015 in News

Chesapeake Energy's plan to maintain drilling levels in the Powder River Basin this year has fallen victim to oil prices' prolonged slump. The company revised its 2015 outlook recently, saying it would run an average of two to three rigs in the region this year. The Oklahoma City-based firm initially projected operating three to four rigs in the basin during 2015. Chesapeake said it now expects to finish the year with one to two rigs working in the region. ... continue reading

Oilfield service companies rush to cut costs to stay in business

April 6, 2015 in News

Oilfield service firms flush with cash as recently as six months ago are competing vigorously to cut costs and win the few remaining oil field…. Read Full Story... continue reading

Have a Safe and Happy Easter Weekend

April 3, 2015 in News

Have a Safe and Happy Easter Weekend!!... continue reading

Anadarko sells Salt Creek oil field

April 3, 2015 in News

Wyoming's largest oil field has been sold to a Texas energy company and a New York private equity firm. Read Full Story... continue reading
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