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Contaminated river back to normal near Yellowstone; native fish may return soon

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Montana waterway severely contaminated with mine tailings has been cleaned and moved back to its original channel.
Officials say native fish soon could be ... [more]

Aethon buy of Moneta Divide assets includes ingenious water treatment plant

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Encana Corporation has sold the Moneta Divide Natural Gas and Oil Development Project to Aethon Energy, effective April 30.
The transaction was part of ... [more]

Six-plus decades in trona for FMC ends with mine, mill sale to Tronox

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Now doing business as Alkali Chemical, the operation near Green River has seen no layoffs or reductions in force since the sale closed in ... [more]

UP manages coal haul after floods wreck track

Jun 17, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Flash floods in early June sent huge waves of water along the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad from the small hamlet of Manville 9 miles west of Lusk and ... [more]

Planners of huge wind farm keep sage grouse in mind at every turn

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wind turbines have the potential to disrupt sage grouse habitat or impact the birds in other ways.
Renewable energy companies face series of challenges when ... [more]

New Peabody CEO identifies four immediate areas of emphasis

Jun 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It didn't take long for the new chief executive officer of Peabody Energy to advance up the company's ladder.
Glenn L. Kellow joined Pea-body in 2013 as ... [more]

Peabody eyes modified lease to add reserves

Jun 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Peabody Energy has requested a lease modification for the Rawhide mine 10 miles north of Gillette which would add an estimated 26 million tons of recoverable ... [more]

Brook Mine would dig Sheridan County

Jun 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It's been more than 50 years since a new coal mine has been under review in Sheridan County. That's changing.
Kentucky-based company Ramaco filed a mine and ... [more]

Energy task force tackles big job

Jun 17, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A group of lawmakers, industry and representatives from government and the public will spend the next two years figuring out how to make Wyoming's mineral tax ... [more]

Busy Process Systems has doubled work force so far in 2015

Jun 17, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Process Systems International was born in 2012 as an electrical company. Electrical work, through the company's subsidiary, Process Electrical, remains the ... [more]

Wyoming bentonite? The best in the world

Jun 17, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The old adage that quality is better than quantity rings true again at Wyoming Bentonite (Wyo BEN) of Lovell, Greybull and Lucern.
"There is bentonite, then ... [more]

Permitting task time consuming, even with bentonite

Jun 17, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Challenges are simply part of doing business, no matter what industry you are involved in.  The challenges facing the bentonite industry are not in core of the ... [more]

Even amid low prices, state's uranium expansion continues

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The uranium industry continues to expand in Wyoming, but low prices for its product are keeping growth slow.
Wyoming produced about 3.5 million pounds of ... [more]

Jonah reclamation specialist finding success in the sage

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Along with weeds and weather, Jonah Energy reclamation specialist Josh Sorenson contends with misconceptions.
"A lot of people say it takes 50 years to ... [more]

High Bay Research Facility holds big promise for UW and Wyoming

Jun 17, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- Research on improving recovery from oil and gas reservoirs will be the main focus of a new high-bay laboratory space the University of Wyoming broke ... [more]

Opening in August, Job Corps stresses energy focus

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Job Corps Center opening this summer in Riverton will be the first in the nation to specialize in training for students interested in the energy ... [more]

Partners aid Carissa restoration

Jun 17, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Restoring historical exhibits at the Carissa Mine in South Pass City benefits from several partners.
Historian Jon Lane at the South Pass City Historic Site ... [more]

Today

Jun 17, 2015 - Staff:  Births
WHITEPLUME

A child was born to Torrey Ferris of Riverton and Karl Whiteplume of Arapahoe at 3:38 p.m. May 22 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Digest

Jun 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man's body found in reservoir
CODY -- Searchers in Wyoming have found the body of a Montana man who went missing last week in Buffalo Bill Reservoir ... [more]

City weighs $33 million fiscal year budget

Jun 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The plan proposes a cost of living adjustment for municipal employees.

City staff has presented a balanced budget of roughly $33 million to the ... [more]

Man charged after arrest sparked threat against deputy

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A man is facing charges in Lander District Court that he threatened a Fremont County Sheriff's Office deputy.
He could see up to 12 years in prison if ... [more]

Museums ask for $19,000 spending hike for FY15-16

Jun 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County museums system is asking for $19,290 more in funding this year from the Fremont County Commission.
Museums director Scott Goetz told ... [more]

Year of the grouse

Jun 17, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's 'sage chicken' part of nearly every energy discussion

Watching the colorful strutting behavior of Centrocercus urophasianus roosters, ... [more]

Economists crunch data on impact of EPA regs on coal

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  During an eight-month study, University of Wyoming researchers concluded coal is a major part of the state's economy.
That was unsurprising, but they wanted ... [more]

Giant scrubber has Riverton tie-in

Jun 17, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It's the man, not the machine, with the local connections.

That gleaming silver monolith rising nearly 20 stories above the plains of southeast ... [more]

Cloud Peak's reclamation among best in America

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Cloud Peak Energy was recognized in 2014 for its reclamation work at the Antelope Mine in northeastern Wyoming.
The company received the 2014 Excellence in ... [more]

Railroad transport delay fixed after years of negotiations

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Rail traffic delays that impacted Cloud Peak Energy in 2014 had been resolved by the beginning of this year.
Cloud Peak spokesman Rick Curtsinger said the ... [more]

Inspector: Coal on 'tough road,' but big Wyoming mines still compete well

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The coal industry is "taking a beating" in Wyoming of late, as evidenced by the state mine inspector's report for 2014.
Coal companies in Wyoming produced at ... [more]

This is no movie set

Jun 17, 2015 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Real-deal gold-mine restoration is even better

The elaborate, ancient interior of South Pass City's Carissa Mine and Mill site seems less like an old ... [more]

Full speed ahead on rare earths

Jun 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The company behind the Bear Lodge Critical Rare Earth Project in northwest Wyoming anticipates the mine will provide a major new source for the supply of the ... [more]