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Most 'Tree Street' residents accept state settlements

CHEYENNE—Five years after a controversial mine subsidence project they claim wrecked their homes, 12 residents in the “Tree Street” neighborhood of Rock Springs have grudgingly agreed to financial settlements with the state, state officials and residents said.

June 17, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

BLM hopes to keep cows out of Pinedale emissions plan

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — With new air quality regulations looming for the Pinedale region, Bureau of Land Management officials are hoping they won’t have to start tracking emissions from an often-overlooked source: local livestock.

June 16, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming works quickly to replace oil and gas supervisor

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A day after state oil and gas supervisor Tom Doll submitted his resignation for making controversial comments about a water pollution debate in central Wyoming, Gov. Matt Mead and other state officials were looking to fill one of the most important jobs in state government.

June 15, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming gets $25 million in federal compensation money

CHEYENNE — The federal government will pay more than $25 million this year to Wyoming counties where it owns land, the U.S. Interior Department announced Thursday.

June 14, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Final sentences issued in Wyoming illegal hunting case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a Ten Sleep rancher and an Oregon hunter to probation and tens of thousands of dollars in fines and restitution, bringing an apparent end to one of Wyoming’s largest illegal-hunting cases in years.

June 13, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming researchers to get first crack at supercomputer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s new supercomputer comes online this fall, University of Wyoming researchers will put the machine to work on tackling problems from developing carbon sequestration technologies to examining how planets form.

June 13, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Colorado wildfire blankets southeast Wyoming in smoke

Colorado wildfire blankets southeast Wyoming in smoke

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Many residents in Laramie and elsewhere in southeastern Wyoming woke up Tuesday morning to find a thick blanket of smoke outside their windows, courtesy of a massive Colorado wildfire.

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Wildfire leads to evacuation of half of tiny Hartville

Wildfire leads to evacuation of half of tiny Hartville

GUERNSEY, Wyo. — About half of Hartville’s 67 residents evacuated their homes as a large wildfire crept closer to their town Monday.

June 11, 2012 11:30 pm Photos

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Wyoming supercomputer moves in

Wyoming supercomputer moves in

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Five years after the National Center for Atmospheric Research picked Cheyenne for its new top-of-the-line supercomputing facility, workers started moving in the massive computers last week.

June 10, 2012 2:19 pmLoading…
Wyoming supercomputer moves in

Wyoming supercomputer moves in

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Five years after the National Center for Atmospheric Research picked Cheyenne for its new top-of-the-line supercomputing facility, workers started moving in the massive computers last week.

June 09, 2012 11:30 pm Photos

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Wyoming organic farmer eyes Chinese market

CHEYENNE — This fall, China will start importing its first-ever shipments of organic millet and wheat from the United States.

June 09, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…
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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Ten Sleep outfitter gets jail time

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Ten Sleep outfitter Richard “R.C.” Carter was sentenced to five months in prison Monday for leading illegal hunts for several out-of-state hunters on his family’s ranch.

June 04, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

U.S. Senate primaries set

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two longtime Wyoming residents — and one city slicker from Brooklyn – announced this week that they’re running for U.S. Senate.

June 01, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming U.S. Senate candidate comes under fire

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Al Hamburg said he plans to file a Federal Election Commission complaint against his primary rival Tim Chesnut after Chesnut said his local Democratic party agreed to pay his candidate filing fee.

May 31, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
University of Wyoming researcher provides window into the universe

University of Wyoming researcher provides window into the universe

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Sitting in University of Wyoming astronomy professor Michael Pierce’s laboratory is a 7-foot-long, Thermos-like metal tube that he hopes will help unlock the mysteries of the early universe.

May 29, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming U.S. Sen. Barrasso: Opponent's actions are 'disturbing and wrong'

Wyoming U.S. Sen. Barrasso: Opponent's actions are 'disturbing and wrong'

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., on Tuesday criticized his Republican primary opponent, Thomas Bleming, following news reports that Bleming posted pro-Nazi material online.

May 29, 2012 2:10 pm Photos

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World War II vet fulfills 68-year-old dream of earning high school diploma

ROCK RIVER — On stage before their family and friends on Thursday, the six teenage graduates of Rock River High School talked about what all graduates talk about: their hopes, their plans and their values they will carry as they approach adulthood.

May 27, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

State of Wyoming proposes cisterns for Pavillion residents

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Wyoming will hear out Pavillion residents’ opinions later this month on whether to establish a series of water cisterns for households whose groundwater has allegedly been contaminated from hydraulic fracturing.

May 23, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming pushes workplace safety with new hire

Wyoming pushes workplace safety with new hire

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming hired a new state occupational epidemiologist to analyze ways to lower the state’s distressingly high workplace death rate, Gov. Matt Mead announced Wednesday.

May 23, 2012 6:12 pmLoading…

Horse slaughterhouse slated for Riverton

CHEYENNE, Wyo. —A Wyoming company is looking to build one of the only horse slaughterhouses in the country in the Riverton area within the next year, according to state Rep. Sue Wallis, R-Recluse, the company’s chief executive.

May 22, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Proposed cuts could cost 80-125 positions at University of Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming on Tuesday unveiled plans for $15.7 million in budget cuts starting next summer that would eliminate 80 to 125 jobs, reduce course offerings, and slash scholarship funding.

May 22, 2012 1:02 pmLoading…

Mine faces state, federal fines for massive blast

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cloud Peak Energy Inc. is facing state and federal violations after blasters at its Cordero Rojo coal mine in the Powder River Basin set off a massive explosion earlier this month that was more three times its intended size.

May 21, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Casper soldier maintains positive outlook after Afghanistan explosion mangles his body

Casper soldier maintains positive outlook after Afghanistan explosion mangles his body

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Last week, Pfc. Colton Sasser opened his eyes for the first time in almost a month to find his soon-to-be amputated leg mangled, his back broken, and his chest stapled shut.

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Wyoming man running for U.S. Senate denigrates Jews

Wyoming man running for U.S. Senate denigrates Jews

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Thomas Bleming, a former anti-communist soldier of fortune who launched his campaign for U.S. Senate while carrying an M1 carbine on Friday, came under fire later that afternoon after it was discovered he had posted material online denigrating Jews and praising the murder of…

May 18, 2012 5:41 pmLoading…

Wyoming father, daughter enter political fray

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For Riverton truck driver Richard Brubaker, politics is all in the family.

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Wyoming basketball star sentenced; second player pleads guilty after April fight

Wyoming basketball star sentenced; second player pleads guilty after April fight

CHEYENNE — University of Wyoming basketball forward Leonard Washington, the Cowboys’ leading scorer last season, was fined and sentenced to probation Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to criminal entry and battery charges.

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Rosie Berger seeks sixth Wyoming House term

CASPER, Wyo. -- State Rep. Rosie Berger, a Sheridan Republican who co-chairs the powerful Joint Appropriations Committee, announced Thursday that she'll seek a sixth term in office.

May 10, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyo state Rep. Bryan Pedersen declines re-election, considers bid for state treasurer

CASPER, Wyo. — State Rep. Bryan Pedersen, R-Cheyenne, said Thursday that he won’t seek another legislative term this year — possibly to prepare for a run for state treasurer.

May 10, 2012 11:15 pmLoading…

Wyoming refinery fire victims in critical condition

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Three of the four workers injured in a Sinclair Oil Corp. refinery fire remained in critical condition Wednesday at a Colorado burn center, according to a hospital official.

May 09, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Fed president: Economy slowly recovering

Fed president: Economy slowly recovering

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George voiced confidence Monday that the U.S. economy is slowly but surely recovering from recession, though she warned against “unintended consequences” of the Fed keeping interest rates near zero.

May 07, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Mixed Wyoming reaction to proposed federal fracking rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Obama administration said Friday it will for the first time require companies drilling for oil and natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.

May 04, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Studies present differing views on EPA fracking report

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Several months after the Environmental Protection Agency issued a draft report suggesting hydraulic fracturing contaminated groundwater near Pavillion, proponents and critics of the practice have weighed in with their own expert studies of the EPA's findings.

May 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Mead launches pipeline discussion

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday called on federal and state officials to map out the state's first statewide plan for underground pipeline corridors on federal lands in Wyoming.

May 01, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Mine blast rattles Gillette

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- An unusually strong blast at Cloud Peak's Cordero Rojo coal mine rocked the Gillette area Tuesday morning, shaking the ground for miles and activating seismographs hundreds of miles away.

May 01, 2012 5:50 pmLoading…
Legal challenges force delay in Wyoming wind farm project

Legal challenges force delay in Wyoming wind farm project

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Utah wind developer announced Friday that it is delaying half of a planned $180 million-plus wind farm south of Glenrock because of ongoing appeals by an opposition landowners group.

April 27, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Longest-serving Wyoming representative has GOP challengers

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Pat Childers has represented much of Park County in the Wyoming House of Representatives for the past 16 years, the longest tenure of any currently serving House member.

April 26, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming city councilman faces drug charge

Wyoming city councilman faces drug charge

CHEYENNE,Wyo. -- Buffalo City Councilman Justin Gerard could face up to 10 years in prison after police said they found two ounces of marijuana that he intended to sell in his car.

April 24, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming House incumbents announce re-election bids

Wyoming House incumbents announce re-election bids

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Two Wyoming House members, including the potential new speaker of the house, announced this week that they'll seek re-election.

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Wyoming Democrats mull Senate run despite party ambivalence

Wyoming Democrats mull Senate run despite party ambivalence

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Even though the Wyoming Democratic Party has planned to yield this year's U.S. Senate race to the Republicans, a couple of candidates are exploring the formidable task of taking on incumbent U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., this fall.

April 21, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming legislators announce re-election bids

CHEYENNE — Three Republican state legislators announced this week that they'll run for re-election.

April 19, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…
Wyoming's biggest hospitals explore partnership

Wyoming's biggest hospitals explore partnership

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming's two largest hospitals are exploring whether to partner to form a new company that would operate both organizations, they announced Tuesday.

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University of Wyoming students take advice from Warren Buffett

CHEYENNE -- Most Fridays this semester, University of Wyoming student Kaitlin Inchauspe would normally spend her day doing homework or lounging around.

April 17, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Microsoft coming to Wyo: $112 million data center expected to be completed in spring 2013

CHEYENNE -- Microsoft will start work this summer on a $112 million data center near Cheyenne, Gov. Matt Mead and state business officials announced Monday.

April 09, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Longtime GOP official seeks Jennings' seat

For the past three decades, Jim Anderson has been involved with Wyoming politics, serving as the Wyoming Republican Party’s former finance chair and treasurer, as well as two terms as Natrona County Republican Party chairman.

April 09, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Microsoft coming to Wyoming: $112 million data center expected to be completed in spring 2013

Microsoft coming to Wyoming: $112 million data center expected to be completed in spring 2013

CHEYENNE -- Microsoft will start work this summer on a $112 million data center near Cheyenne, Gov. Matt Mead and state business officials announced Monday.

April 09, 2012 2:47 pmLoading…

Lawsuit looks to force separation of Medicine Bow bighorns, domestic sheep

CASPER, Wyo. -- An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to force the U.S. Forest Service to separate domesticated sheep from a small herd of wild bighorn sheep in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest.

April 06, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Teton County tops health study

For the second year in a row, Teton County has been ranked the healthiest county in Wyoming, according to a newly released national health institute report.

April 02, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Gap widens between UW costs, Hathaway aid

CASPER, Wyo. — When the University of Wyoming hikes in-state tuition and fees starting next year, the thousands of Hathaway Scholarship recipients attending there shouldn’t count on any more help from the program.

March 31, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Presidential candidate Randall Terry halts illegal robocalls in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Anti-abortion activist and fringe Democratic presidential candidate Randall Terry on Thursday pledged to stop an illegal robocall campaign urging state Republicans to switch parties and vote for him in next month's Democratic caucuses.

March 29, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

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