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Coal in Wyoming - Parts 1, 2 and 3

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:50:59 GMT

A PERFECT STORM FOR WYOMING'S COAL INDUSTRY. SWEEPING ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS ON TOP OF COMPETITION FROM CHEAPER NATURAL GAS AND MILD WINTERS MEANING NORMAL ENERGY LEVELS WEREN'T NEEDED.




CWC Students have Best Anthropology Research Paper

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:24:29 GMT

Central Wyoming College Anthropology students, Bailey Lewis and Sara Bales, both from Lander, received the "Best Student Research Paper" award at the Wyoming Archaeological Society/Wyoming Association of Professional Archaeologists annual joint conference in Cody this month. Their paper titled, Spiral Petroglyphs and the Solstice: Archaeoastronomy in the Wind and Bighorn River Basins, discussed several archaeological sites that appear to be linked to astronomical events.




'Wind River' Gives Jeremy Renner More To Talk About Than Hawkeye - Cannes Studio

Fri, 26 May 2017 03:02:49 GMT

This is the third year in a row that Taylor Sheridan has a film in Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival . But the Sicario and Hell Or High Water writer is making his Croisette debut as director with Wind River .




Wyoming 2017 wildfire season predicted to be about average

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:22:36 GMT

In this Aug. 26, 2016 file photo, firefighters just in from Pennsylvania get briefed on a wildfire as it burns off the shore of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. State forester Bill Crapser says most of Wyoming is predicted to have slightly below average to average large wildfires this year.




Wi-Fi Comes to Wyoming Rest Stops

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:48:07 GMT

New partnerships with telecommunications companies has added to the number of rest areas, welcome and information centers throughout the state at which Wi-Fi is available. The newest locations with Wi-Fi are the rest areas located at Chugwater, Dwyer Junction and Orin Junction, all on Interstate 25 between Cheyenne and Casper.




US 14A in north-central Wyoming set to open Thursday

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:54:17 GMT

The annual spring opening of U.S. 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell in north-central Wyoming is scheduled for noon Thursday. The Wyoming Department of Transportation annually closes a 22-mile stretch of the highway in the Bighorn Mountains about Nov. 30 for winter.




Wyoming lawmakers consider tax increases to ease deficits

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:23:36 GMT

A legislative committee's task of finding new sources of revenue for Wyoming's state government, which depends heavily on the boom-and-bust-prone energy industry, includes looking at new taxes or increasing existing taxes, a co-chairman of the panel said. The Legislature's Joint Revenue Interim Committee was directed by legislative leadership to identify ways to raise new revenue in order to offset the deficits in state government operations and funding for public schools.




Wyoming psychologist charged with 234 counts of fraud

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:45:58 GMT

A Wyoming psychologist accused of submitting about $6.8 million in fraudulent health care bill has been indicated by a federal grand jury. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Wyoming announced Wednesday that Gibson Condie , of Powell, is charged with 234 counts of health care fraud.




Wyoming Psychologist Charged With 234 Counts of Fraud

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:45:57 GMT

A Wyoming psychologist accused of submitting about $6.8 million in fraudulent health care bill has been indicated by a federal grand jury. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Wyoming announced Wednesday that Gibson Condie, of Powell, is charged with 234 counts of health care fraud.




Wyoming inmates take pride in giving back to community

Wed, 24 May 2017 09:26:41 GMT

In this undated photo, Carbon County Higher Education Center director David Throgmorton speaks to Sgt. Wrisley of the Wyoming State Penitentiary, who helped show around a tour of the Pen's industries, a garment shop and print shop which help save the state money and rehabilitate inmates in Woessner, Wyo.




Coal in Wyoming Part 1 - The Downturn

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:05:32 GMT

A PERFECT STORM FOR WYOMING'S COAL INDUSTRY. SWEEPING ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS ON TOP OF COMPETITION FROM CHEAPER NATURAL GAS AND MILD WINTERS MEANING NORMAL ENERGY LEVELS WEREN'T NEEDED.




Wyoming's snowpack increases over last week

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:28:23 GMT

The Natural Resources Conservation Service on Monday reported that the statewide snowpack increased from 115 percent of median last week to 176 percent. The Sweetwater Basin is the highest in the state at 353 percent of median, followed by the Wind River Basin at 304 percent.




Montana road crews hope to open Beartooth Pass on Friday

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:28:20 GMT

Crews are scrambling to clear the snowpack on Beartooth Pass on the Montana-Wyoming border in hopes of opening the highway Friday. The Billings Gazette reports https://goo.gl/ZWojdM the Montana Department of Transportation started clearing the snow on U.S. Highway 212 seven weeks ago.




The last class

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:48:18 GMT

Sophia Martin, 4, peers through a chair Sunday before the start of the 2017 Campbell County High School graduation ceremony at the Cam-plex Wyoming Center. A graduate steps out of her shoes Sunday while waiting for the 2017 Campbell County High School graduation ceremony at the Cam-plex Wyoming Center.




Wyatt, Emma, Most Popular Wyoming 2016 Baby Names

Mon, 22 May 2017 18:22:23 GMT

A report from the Wyoming Department of Health says Emma and Wyatt were the most popular baby names in Wyoming last year. The report was compiled by the department's Vital Statistics Service .




Wyoming K-9s Hit the Ground Running for Yearly Cert Training

Mon, 22 May 2017 02:34:15 GMT

At various locations around Natrona County sixteen different dogs and their trainers have been chasing down and searching for narcotics. Campbell County brought seven dogs from their sheriff and police forces along with dogs and trainers from Cheyenne, Douglas and a few from Rapid City.




More Wyoming rest stops get free Wi-Fi

Sun, 21 May 2017 22:02:38 GMT

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has expanded free Wi-Fi availability at rest stops, welcome and information centers around the state. The newest locations with Wi-Fi are the rest areas located at Chugwater, Dwyer Junction and Orin Junction, all on Interstate 25 between Cheyenne and Casper.