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Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wyoming's Year in News Photos

Wild horses are transported to a temporary holding facility Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 in Sweetwater County. The Bureau of Land Management is removing more than 800 horses from the checkerboard lands in southwest Wyoming, a largely-unfenced mosaic of public and private grazing parcels. The re…

December 17, 2014 6:13 pm

Researchers outline hurdles to saving deer route

JACKSON, Wyo. — Protecting a recently discovered mule deer migration corridor in western Wyoming will require cooperation among a host of government agencies and private landowners, wildlife researchers said.

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Management plan defines battle over Wyoming's federal lands

Management plan defines battle over Wyoming's federal lands

Nothing stirs in the Red Desert before sunrise. There is no wind. There are no people to talk or laugh; no machines to whir or hum. Through the darkness, one can vaguely make out the sand dunes. They look like black waves, sometimes climbing 100 feet into the sky, rolling across the land.

January 26, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Researchers study Wyoming pronghorn

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. - State and federal wildlife researchers are undertaking a study of pronghorn antelope in south-central Wyoming.

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Environmentalists, energy industry clash over Wyoming Red Desert proposal

CASPER, Wyo. — State lawmakers bristled Thursday at a proposal to increase environmental protections in parts of the Red Desert, expressing concerns that it would hinder oil and gas development and harm the state economy.

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Groups want more Red Desert drilling protections

CASPER — Some conservation groups want more environmental protections before a large drilling project in Wyoming's Red Desert is developed.

March 06, 2013 9:11 amLoading…

Judge blocks halt to Wyoming uranium project

CASPER, Wyo. — A district judge has denied a Wyoming conservation group's request to stop construction work on a Red Desert uranium project, saying much of the work has already been done.

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BLM extends public comment period on expansive drilling project

CASPER, Wyo. — The federal Bureau of Land Management will allow nearly two extra months for the public to comment on a large drilling project expansion in Wyoming’s Red Desert.

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BLM seeks comments on Red Desert natural gas proposal

CASPER, Wyo. — A group of more than 20 natural gas operators is looking to drill 9,000 new wells in Wyoming's Red Desert.

December 07, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Wild horses

Wild horses

Wild horses traverse the Red Desert area of central Sweetwater County in November 2008. The BLM and the Wyoming Honor Farm are holding a wild horse and burro adoption this weekend in Riverton.

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Wild horses

Wild horses

Wild horses traverse the Red Desert area of central Sweetwater County in November 2008.

May 17, 2012 12:30 pmLoading…

Company proposes uranium mine in Wyoming Red Desert

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A company is proposing what would be the first in-situ uranium mine in southern Wyoming, a roughly 150-acre site where hundreds of wells would pump uranium solution from the ground in a remote corner of the Red Desert.

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BLM: No 'crown jewels' in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management has waved off a request by the Interior Department to list public lands in the state for possible wilderness protection.

September 01, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
UW student bikes 701 miles for energy documentary

UW student bikes 701 miles for energy documentary

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A few weeks ago, Mark Pedri was riding a Schwinn bicycle 701 miles along Wyoming’s back roads, towing a trailer loaded with camera equipment.

August 31, 2011 11:45 pm Photos

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Judge partially blocks BLM's Green Mountain Grazing Allotment proposal

Judge partially blocks BLM's Green Mountain Grazing Allotment proposal

CASPER, Wyo. — Plans for about 40 miles of fencing and future water wells and troughs on the Green Mountain Grazing Allotment came to a halt following a judge’s decision on Aug. 5.

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Conservation groups name Wyoming wilderness areas they want protected

CODY, Wyo. — Ten conservation groups have identified 51 recommended wilderness areas across Wyoming worthy of protection and are asking the Bureau of Land Management to consider passing them on to Washington for consideration.

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Wyoming outdoors: Wilderness walks offer opportunity to explore outdoors

This summer there are plenty of opportunities to explore and enjoy the region. Foremost are the unique hiking trips that the Wyoming Wilderness Association is offering starting May 22 and ending Sept. 25.

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Wyoming priest helps spark faith-based conservation movement

Wyoming priest helps spark faith-based conservation movement

CODY, Wyo. — If the desert was good enough for Jesus, Moses and the Essenes, the Rev. Warren Murphy believes, then it’s good for Wyoming.

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The Rev. Warren Murphy

The Rev. Warren Murphy

The Rev. Warren Murphy, who helped spark a faith-based approach to conservation in Wyoming by founding On Sacred Ground, enjoys the solitude and splendor of Sheep Mountain, west of Cody.

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Debate lingers after legislation kills 'very rare or uncommon' practice

Debate lingers after legislation kills 'very rare or uncommon' practice

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Starting in July, the state of Wyoming will lose one of its primary tools for preserving lands: labeling them as “very rare or uncommon.”

March 04, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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