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$28.2 million CO poisoning jury decision not a 'runaway verdict,' judge rules

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge on Tuesday upheld a jury’s decision to award $28.2 million to a Casper woman who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty furnace, perhaps the largest civil judgment in Wyoming’s history.

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Into the cave: Is 'Little Man Mine' site where mummy was found?

Into the cave: Is 'Little Man Mine' site where mummy was found?

CASPER, Wyo. — We zigzagged across the sage and stone, following a line visible only on a map — 7,700 feet above sea level.

September 15, 2014 7:15 am Photos

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Hundreds of Hells Angels visit Cody for annual USA Run

Hundreds of Hells Angels visit Cody for annual USA Run

CODY, Wyo. — The metal-plated Purple Heart insignia attached to the side of the Harley-Davidson vibrates as the biker guns his motorcycle up U.S. Highway 16.

August 03, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Cody police chief meets with Hells Angels

Cody police chief meets with Hells Angels

CODY, Wyo. — Cody Police Chief Perry Rockvam met Wednesday with representatives of the Hells Angels motorcycle club, seeking an “open dialogue” with the group, a police spokesman said.

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Hells Angels roll into Cody for weeklong 'run'

Hells Angels roll into Cody for weeklong 'run'

CASPER, Wyo. — Members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club rolled into Wyoming on Monday for the start of an annual week-long gathering.

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More questions than answers raised by tiny, blond, 500-year-old mummy

More questions than answers raised by tiny, blond, 500-year-old mummy

George Gill hands over the never-published photos of the infant he calls Chiquita.

July 06, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Audit: Terrorism prevention money paid for take-home SUV, anti-drug cameras

Taxpayer money meant to protect Wyoming from terrorist attacks instead helped pay for a take-home vehicle for the undersheriff of the Laramie County Sheriff's Office and was used by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation to pay for neighborhood drug activity surveillance cameras, a f…

May 18, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Mead: Medicaid decision not political

CHEYENNE — The two Democrats on the state Legislature's 12-member Joint Appropriations Committee questioned on Monday Gov. Matt Mead's recommendation against expanding the Medicaid program to cover about 16,000 uninsured residents.

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Wyoming meeting with KKK didn't have approval of NAACP higher-ups

Wyoming meeting with KKK didn't have approval of NAACP higher-ups

CASPER, Wyo. — A Saturday meeting between leaders of the Casper branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a Ku Klux Klan organizer didn’t have the approval of higher-ups in the civil rights organization.

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In possible first and under heavy security, KKK and NAACP meet in Wyoming

In possible first and under heavy security, KKK and NAACP meet in Wyoming

They didn’t think he would come. He was a Ku Klux Klan organizer, after all, and they were local leaders of the NAACP, historic enemies.

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Worker dies at Wyoming's Black Thunder mine

CASPER, Wyo. — One miner is dead and another injured after an early Friday morning incident at Arch Coal's Black Thunder coal mine in Wyoming, officials say.

August 16, 2013 6:02 pmLoading…

DKRW to face meeting on its $1.75B coal-to-gasoline project

The Houston company planning a $1.75 billion coal-to-gasoline plant near Medicine Bow might soon have to justify to a state board recent changes it’s made to plans for the long-delayed project, or face not getting a key permit extension.

July 15, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Some Wyoming theaters face death by digital

Some Wyoming theaters face death by digital

CASPER, Wyo. — Bob Rollings loved that robot, but it had to go.

January 20, 2013 2:12 pm Photos

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Russia seeks full buyout of Uranium One

Russia seeks full buyout of Uranium One

CASPER, Wyo. — A Russian state-owned uranium company wants to fully buy out Uranium One Inc., a firm with uranium projects in Wyoming, although company executives insist no uranium from the state will go to Russia.

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Environmental group sues EPA over Wyoming haze plan

CASPER, Wyo. — An environmental group is challenging a federal haze management plan for Wyoming, claiming it's not tough enough.

January 14, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Rumors of threats sweep Wyoming schools

CASPER, Wyo. — Officials at several Wyoming school districts are working to get to the bottom of rumors of threats against their schools related to the last day of the ancient Mayan calendar on Friday — a day some believe will bring a world-ending apocalypse.

December 18, 2012 9:45 pmLoading…

State DEQ rushes air monitor near Converse County drilling

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming environmental regulators rushed a mobile air quality monitoring station to Converse County after complaints because of oil drilling and gas flaring in the area.

December 17, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Court upholds Glenrock wind project

Wyoming's highest court ruled a state board properly approved a proposed 62-turbine wind farm south of Glenrock — a project whose funding partner just filed for bankruptcy protection.

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Montreal family plans Casper bakery, restaurant

Montreal family plans Casper bakery, restaurant

CASPER, Wyo. — A former downtown Casper pharmacy will soon begin a new life as a Great Harvest Bread Co. bakery, the centerpiece of a Canadian family also starting life anew.

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Group makes final push to buy out Wyoming Range drilling leases

A group seeking to protect a Wyoming Range site from oil and gas exploration is more than a million dollars short of the money it needs, with only days to go.

December 15, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…
Wyoming Whiskey e-marketing primed thirsty bourbon buyers

Wyoming Whiskey e-marketing primed thirsty bourbon buyers

KIRBY, Wyo. — The video’s visuals are warm, Western and backed by finger-picked guitar strings.

December 09, 2012 2:30 pm Photos

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Wyoming lawmakers: Energy boom-era savings was correct choice

CASPER, Wyo. -- Three leading state legislators and one former lawmaker on Thursday defended Wyoming's savings and spending choices in recent boom years, as budget cuts loom in the upcoming legislative session.

November 15, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
University of Wyoming president hits back on Carbon Sink sculpture

University of Wyoming president hits back on Carbon Sink sculpture

CASPER, Wyo. — University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan denies that he was pressured to remove an on-campus sculpture some saw as anti-coal, and he calls those who questioned its early removal "conspiracy theorists" in an opinion piece submitted to the Star-Tribune on Friday.

October 26, 2012 8:22 pmLoading…

Emails: University of Wyoming officials sped up, touted removal of anti-coal sculpture

University of Wyoming officials sped up the removal of a controversial anti-coal sculpture because of the furor it caused, but chose to tell the public the removal was as scheduled and because of water damage, emails show.

October 13, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

EPA hits refinery with $378K fine

CASPER, Wyo. — Sinclair Oil will pay a $378,000 fine under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stemming from a 2010 inspection of the company's troubled oil refinery near Rawlins, the agency announced Thursday.

October 11, 2012 11:55 pmLoading…

Task force OKs nuclear waste bill

CASPER, Wyo. -- A state legislative task force signed a bill that would allow nuclear waste storage in Wyoming, as long as it came from a nuclear power plant in the state.

October 11, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

So far in 2012, 14 workers dead in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Fourteen Wyoming workers have died so far in 2012, the state's new workplace epidemiologist said Thursday.

October 04, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Carbon County OKs 1,000-turbine wind farm in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. -- Carbon County officials approved a 1,000-turbine wind farm, which now goes to a state board for review.

October 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

BLM reviews road upgrade for wind farm

CASPER, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management is opening an environmental review of a Converse County road upgrade crucial to plans for a contested wind energy project.

September 27, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
DC-10, other firefighting aircraft rally from Casper airport

DC-10, other firefighting aircraft rally from Casper airport

CASPER, Wyo. — Rick Hopf needs to go bomb a fire. The DC-10 air tanker he flies has stood by, resting on the apron of the Casper/Natrona County International Airport all day Tuesday, as smaller aircraft fight the flames scorching Casper Mountain. But the midafternoon call has come. Hopf is p…

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Firm plans to buy Atlantic Rim natural gas project in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. -- A New York City-based firm says it will acquire Andarko's Atlantic Rim natural gas project in the Washakie Basin in south-central Wyoming.

September 04, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Officials dedicate Cheney Cowboy Ethics Club in Casper

Officials dedicate Cheney Cowboy Ethics Club in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — It was only 20 feet across, squeezed between the new pool table and the wide kitchen area.

August 28, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Coin flip wins failed Senate candidate other post

CASPER, Wyo. — With one vote and a flip of a coin, Tom Bleming won a Republican party election.

August 27, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
4 burned in Lost Cabin gas plant flash fire

4 burned in Lost Cabin gas plant flash fire

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wednesday morning flash fire burned four contractors working on maintenance at the ConocoPhillips Lost Cabin natural gas processing plant in central Wyoming, the company said.

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Wanted: Applicants for top Wyoming oil, gas regulator job

CASPER, Wyo. — With only a handful of qualified applicants for the state’s top oil and gas regulator job, Wyoming’s oil and gas commission is seeking more candidates.

August 14, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming awards $17M for highway projects

CASPER, Wyo. — Contracts totaling nearly $17.8 million for 11 highway projects around the state were awarded by the Wyoming Transportation Commission during its July teleconference meeting.

July 29, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

FCC slaps Casper radio station owner with $68,000 fine

CASPER, Wyo. -- Nearly a year ago, a Federal Communications Commission inspector tuned in to several radio frequencies in Casper and heard music where it didn't belong.

July 27, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming seeks California, Colorado wind power buyers

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming officials have started a campaign to sell Wyoming wind to California and are preparing a similar sales pitch to Colorado.

July 26, 2012 12:58 pmLoading…

Anti-coal group nixes Wyoming protest

CASPER, Wyo. — A anti-global-warming activist group has canceled a coal protest camp slated to take place next month in Wyoming’s massive Powder River Basin coal field.

July 06, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Utility builds plaza at Casper museum

CASPER, Wyo. - The company that provides Casper’s electricity added a plaza and shelter to a local art museum to mark the utility’s mark 100th year.

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Wyoming groups, governor laud fracking rules delay

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's governor, its oil and gas industry, a key legislator and a conservation group in the state agree on at least one thing: A federal decision to delay rules for hydraulic fracturing is a good thing.

June 26, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Officials delay release of draft federal fracking rules

CASPER, Wyo. — Proposed federal rules for the oil and gas industry practice of hydraulic fracturing will get a two-month delay, officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Monday.

June 25, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Feds target Sinclair refinery emissions

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal investigative agency says it will study sulfur dioxide emissions from the Sinclair oil refinery near Rawlins, a move that could open the way for a harder look at the plant’s release of the pollutant.

June 25, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Mead picks interim Wyoming oil and gas supervisor

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Bob King as interim oil and gas supervisor for Wyoming.

June 21, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Legislators: Energy coalition struggling

CASPER, Wyo. — A coalition meant to strengthen ties between legislators in energy-producing states such as Wyoming and Alaska isn't going too well, some state legislators say.

June 21, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Mead asks for more time on federal fracking rules

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s governor is asking the Interior Department for more time to study its proposed rules for the use of hydraulic fracturing on federal land.

June 21, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Conservation groups sue over Fortification Creek gas wells

CASPER, Wyo. -- Three conservation groups filed suit against the Interior Department in federal court Tuesday over a plan to open an ecologically fragile piece of northeast Wyoming to the development of hundreds of coalbed methane wells.

June 19, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
CNFR's success hinges on ticket sales, sponsorships after loss of tobacco money

CNFR's success hinges on ticket sales, sponsorships after loss of tobacco money

CASPER, Wyo. — It was a steady stream of money, and as any junkie would know, a guaranteed fix is a hard thing to turn down.

June 16, 2012 11:55 pmLoading…

Top Wyoming oil-gas regulator quits after 'greed' comments

Wyoming oil and gas supervisor Tom Doll has resigned, Gov. Matt Mead announced late Thursday, slightly more than a week after Doll came under fire for remarks about some residents and a federal water investigation in west-central Wyoming.

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Wheatland area residents begin cleanup effort from tornado

Wheatland area residents begin cleanup effort from tornado

WHEATLAND, Wyo. — Twelve years ago, Ida Black bought an empty stretch of pasture south of town.

June 08, 2012 10:10 pm Photos

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