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Feds to boost mine blasting emissions rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal agency in charge of environmental protection at surface mines including Wyoming's huge open-pit coal mines has agreed to work toward regulating the toxic chemicals that sometimes get ejected into the air during blasting.

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BLM seeks comment on proposed Wyoming dunes rules

BLM seeks comment on proposed Wyoming dunes rules

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Off-road vehicles driven on the Killpecker Sand Dunes in western Wyoming would need to be fitted with safety flags under rules proposed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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Canada approves Burger King-Tim Hortons takeover

TORONTO — Burger King Worldwide Inc.’s takeover of the Canadian coffee and doughnut shop chain Tim Hortons Inc. has been approved by the Canadian government, bringing it one step closer to completion.

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Wyoming Lottery sponsor for UW, Cheyenne Frontier Days and the State Fair

Wyoming Lottery sponsor for UW, Cheyenne Frontier Days and the State Fair

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The new Wyoming lottery has made winners out of some players and a few venerable state institutions and events as well.

November 25, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…

$5,000 fine for uranium spills at new Wyoming mine

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An energy company has agreed to pay a $5,000 state penalty for two spills of uranium solution from pipelines at a new Wyoming mine.

November 11, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…

Arch revises Montana coal mine application

State regulators say Arch Coal Inc. has submitted a revised application for a major coal mine near the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

October 29, 2014 5:10 pmLoading…

Jackson Hole restaurants get new safety rule

JACKSON, Wyo. — Restaurants around Jackson will soon have to have staff certified in food safety.

October 20, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
Ghost towns of the Southwest

Ghost towns of the Southwest

DEATH VALLEY JUNCTION, Calif. — The Amargosa Hotel was once a hub of activity, the Spanish Colonial-style buildings filled with workers from the Pacific Coast Borax company.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos



Rapid online growth helps Costco end fiscal year on high note

Costco Wholesale has been a bit stodgy when it comes to the Internet — but its e-commerce sales boomed this year, helping it beat Wall Street expectations when it posted year-end results this week.

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Newspaper Group sells Northern Wyoming Daily News

WORLAND, Wyo. — The Wyoming Newspaper Group has sold the Northern Wyoming Daily News after 75 years of ownership.

October 06, 2014 1:10 pmLoading…

Canadian company proposes rare earths mine in WY

CASPER, Wyo. — A Canadian company has proposed a rare earths mineral mine in northeastern Wyoming.

September 29, 2014 3:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming's oil boom makes hotel rooms scarce

CASPER, Wyo. — Oilfield workers are packing Wyoming's hotels and staying there longer as the state's oil and gas development grows.

September 21, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…

Subaru plant in Lafayette marks 25th anniversary

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Workers at a Subaru factory have marked the 25th anniversary of the first vehicles rolling off assembly lines at the plant, which is projected to make more than 260,000 vehicles this year.

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Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can’t force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state’s legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court, an appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

Tribal members funneled cash from lending company

HELENA — The Chippewa Cree tribe’s former health director and two former leaders of a tribe-owned online payday loan company secretly received more than a third of the revenues of the company that has made $25 million since 2011, new court documents revealed.

September 08, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

Largest corn waste-to-ethanol facility launches

^pDES MOINES, Iowa — The world’s largest refinery that turns corn plant waste into ethanol began production recently in Iowa, and many national and international dignitaries have touted the technology as a major step in the shift from the fossil fuel age to a biofuels revolution.

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Wyoming carbon test site could be chosen soon

CASPER, Wyo. — The location of a proposed facility to test new technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from a working power plant could be selected by state officials within the next few months, a utility official said.

September 01, 2014 9:30 pmLoading…
Judge rejects Montana Senate leader's conspiracy claims

Judge rejects Montana Senate leader's conspiracy claims

HELENA — A Helena judge has dismissed claims by the Montana Senate majority leader that the governor, a state senator and two commissioners of political practices conspired to drive him out of office.

August 27, 2014 1:53 pmLoading…

Head of securities firm sentenced for fraud

BOISE, Idaho — The president of a failed southwest Idaho property-management company has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for defrauding investors.

August 21, 2014 9:15 pmLoading…

Target signs legal brief backing gay marriage

Target Corp. has for the first time come out publicly in support of gay marriage, as a growing number of high-profile businesses take positions on the divisive issue.

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