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New bypasses improve traffic flow, quality of life in Bakken towns

New bypasses improve traffic flow, quality of life in Bakken towns

WATFORD CITY, N.D. -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined with state and local officials here Tuesday to christen three truck bypasses in western North Dakota, paving the way for once-quiet communities to regain some semblance of normalcy amid the region’s energy boom.

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Wyoming workers get time off Tuesday to vote

Wyoming workers get time off Tuesday to vote

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield reminds employers that state law requires them to give employees one hour off to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.

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Man accused of pointing gun at girlfriend's head, firing shot into ceiling

CASPER, Wyo. — A 34-year-old Casper man accused of pointing a gun at his girlfriend's head before firing a shot into their living room ceiling has denied several charges.

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Road closures in Grand Teton planned for Friday

Road closures in Grand Teton planned for Friday

MOOSE, Wyo. — Two roads in Grand Teton National Park are set to close to vehicle traffic for the winter season this week.

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Utilities open new gas-fired plant in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Power company officials on Tuesday marked the opening of a new gas-fired power plant in Cheyenne that replaces several old coal-fired plants elsewhere in the state.

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Arch Coal posts $97 million loss in 3rd quarter amid Wall Street concerns over debt

Arch Coal posts $97 million loss in 3rd quarter amid Wall Street concerns over debt

CASPER, Wyo. — Arch Coal posted a $97 million third-quarter loss on Tuesday, as the St. Louis mining firm sought to allay Wall Street concerns over the company’s debt levels.

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HollyFrontier refinery to pay $153,000 for safety, reporting violations

CASPER, Wyo. — HollyFrontier Corp. has agreed to pay a $153,000 penalty for faulty emergency management planning and reporting at its Cheyenne refinery, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.

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Grand Teton lodge under review after Biden stay

Grand Teton lodge under review after Biden stay

WASHINGTON — The National Park Service is reviewing its policy for VIP stays at a lakeside vacation lodge in the Grand Tetons after a visit by Vice President Joe Biden.

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Wyoming woman accused of soliciting murder will receive new competency evaluation

Wyoming woman accused of soliciting murder will receive new competency evaluation

CASPER, Wyo. — A woman suspected of soliciting the murder of her ex-husband requested a second competency evaluation Tuesday in Natrona County Circuit Court.

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Parks association honors Yellowstone superintendent

Parks association honors Yellowstone superintendent

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The National Parks Conservation Association has honored the superintendent of Yellowstone National Park with an award.

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Wyoming voters get help on judicial retention ballot

JACKSON, Wyo. — Voters who want more information on candidates for judicial retention on their general election ballot are getting help from the League of Women Voters in Wyoming.

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Wyoming man gets 7 years for for 11th DUI conviction

LARAMIE, Wyo. — An Albany County man has been sentenced to up to seven years in prison after his 11th conviction for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

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Converse County denies Chesapeake exemption

Converse County denies Chesapeake exemption

CASPER, Wyo. — Converse County recently rejected Chesapeake Energy’s bid to earn a tax exemption for pollution controls on its flaring equipment in a move that state and local officials say could set an important precedent for Wyoming’s growing oil fields.

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Teachers group withdraws Balow endorsement

Teachers group withdraws Balow endorsement

CASPER, Wyo. — A political group representing Wyoming teachers announced Monday it has withdrawn support for GOP schools chief candidate Jillian Balow based on attacks she made against Democratic opponent Mike Ceballos in a campaign fundraising letter sent last month.

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Man accused of trying to run over wife now charged with attempted murder

CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County District Attorney’s Office is charging a Casper man with attempted murder for trying to hit his wife with his truck.

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Riverton man faces vehicular homicide charge

WORLAND, Wyo. — A Riverton man faces a charge of aggravated vehicular homicide in the death of a Worland woman.

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Man struck, dies after stopping to help driver on Highway 30

CASPER, Wyo. — A 25-year-old man from Burns died Friday after being struck by a car on U.S. Highway 30 while he was helping a man whose vehicle had stalled, the Wyoming Highway Patrol reported Monday.

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Undersheriff running unopposed for sheriff retired

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Campbell County undersheriff, who is running unopposed for sheriff, has retired so he can collect his retirement pay as well as his sheriff's salary.

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Judge fines irrigation district and manager $600K

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge has ordered a Fremont County irrigation district and a former manager to start work immediately to remove four dikes that he ruled were illegally constructed in the channel of the Wind River, west of Riverton.

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Yellowstone roads to close to cars on Nov. 3

Yellowstone roads to close to cars on Nov. 3

There are only a few days left before the interior roads in Yellowstone National Park close for the season.

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Powering down: Wyoming video game collector selling hoard for $164K

Powering down: Wyoming video game collector selling hoard for $164K

CASPER, Wyo. — There are 27 Home Depot boxes in a Gillette storage space. The boxes are labeled, each weighing in at more than 60 pounds, filled to the top with a collection that took five years to accumulate. The treasures are carefully bubble wrapped: about 6,000 video games and 50 differe…

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Google names Cheyenne Cowboy State's digital capital

CASPER, Wyo. — Cheyenne business owners are the best at working the Internet to their advantage, according to search-engine leader Google.

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Lawmakers consider missile site as tourist attraction

Lawmakers consider missile site as tourist attraction

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A legislative committee plans to sponsor a bill that could turn a Missile Alert Facility near Cheyenne into a historic site and tourist attraction.

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Wyoming livestock producers seeking balance in predator management

Wyoming livestock producers seeking balance in predator management

CASPER, Wyo. — Albert Sommers and his fellow ranchers of the Upper Green River Cattlemen’s Association ranch in one of the toughest ranges in the United States.

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Ed Presley's effort to revive High Plains Gas nears key date

Ed Presley's effort to revive High Plains Gas nears key date

SHERIDAN — In late September, seated in his office amid mountains of maps, financial documents and other paperwork, Ed Presley contemplated the future of an industry many have left for dead.

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