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Coal bankruptcy plan approved amid bonding uncertainty

Dec. 5, 2019 8:22 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge approved a bankruptcy reorganization for one of the biggest U.S. coal companies Thursday amid ongoing uncertainty about how its mines will be bonded in the long term. Gillette-based Cloud Peak filed for bankruptcy in May. In 2018, the company was the third-highest-producing...

Liz Cheney a solid 'no' vote on impeaching Trump

Dec. 5, 2019 3:51 PM EST

Wyoming's lone congresswoman is a solid “no” vote on impeaching President Donald Trump. Republican U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney has been outspoken against impeachment, calling it in recent speeches a “sham” and waste of time. Cheney is the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House. She...

Wyoming wind farm gets permit for 277 turbines

Dec. 5, 2019 11:44 AM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Industrial Siting Council has approved a permit to construct a 277-turbine wind farm on the border of Albany and Carbon counties. The Laramie Boomerang reports that when the council approved the permit application last month, it also required developer BluEarth Renewables...

Walker scores 20 to lead Air Force over Wyoming 86-77

Dec. 4, 2019 11:23 PM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A.J. Walker tied his career high with 20 points as Air Force beat Wyoming 86-77 in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams on Wednesday night. Lavelle Scottie had 19 points for Air Force (4-5, 1-0). Ryan Swan added 17 points and five assists. Caleb Morris had 15 points for...

Hundreds of Yellowstone bison to be culled this winter

Dec. 4, 2019 10:02 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — National park officials in Wyoming have announced plans for the selective slaughter of between 600 and 900 Yellowstone bison this winter to help manage population numbers. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported Tuesday that the officials expect most of the animals to be taken by...

Showdown of NFL's next generation of QBs: Jackson Vs Allen

Dec. 4, 2019 7:55 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It's easy to forgive Ravens coach John Harbaugh for forgetting this weekend's showdown of two of the AFC's more dynamic quarterbacks won't be the first meeting between Baltimore's Lamar Jackson and the Buffalo Bills' Josh Allen. The score was so lopsided and the 15 months which...

Coal bankruptcy judge asks company to explain attorney costs

Dec. 4, 2019 6:35 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has ordered a bankrupt coal company to provide more information about over $73,000 in expenses accrued by its attorneys while miners awaited back pay. Attorneys for Blackjewel have asked the court to approve reimbursement for a range of expenses including meals, transportation...

Department of Energy, university to research carbon capture

Dec. 4, 2019 5:04 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A federal energy agency has announced plans to partner with the University of Wyoming for further research on how to trap carbon dioxide before it leaks into the atmosphere. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Energy and university researchers plan to...

Cat quarantine at Wyoming shelter ends, no new parvo cases

Dec. 4, 2019 2:44 PM EST

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A quarantine for cats at a Wyoming animal shelter has ended. The Park County Animal Shelter quarantined its cat population for three weeks after a litter of kittens came in with feline parvo. Fifteen kittens died of the virus but none of the 73 other cats in the shelter became infected....

Wyoming governor promises Medicaid expansion 'fair hearing'

Dec. 4, 2019 12:21 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor promises to give any bill passed by the Legislature to expand Medicaid in the state a “fair hearing," even though he has strong reservations about the idea. The Legislature's Joint Revenue Committee recently endorsed a bill that would allow the governor to...