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Land agency moving back to DC, reversing Trump-era decision

Sep. 17, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is moving the national headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management back to the nation’s capital after two years in Colorado, reversing a decision by former President Donald Trump's administration to move the agency closer to the region it...

Wyoming governor, delegation plan to attend Enzi funeral

Aug. 04, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor and congressional delegation all plan to attend former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi's funeral in Gillette on Friday. The service is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Gillette College Pronghorn Center, which has a capacity of 4,000 people. A...

Ex-US Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming dies after bicycle accident

Jul. 27, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Retired Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican known as a consensus-builder in an increasingly polarized Washington, has died after he broke his neck in a bicycle accident. He was 77. Enzi died peacefully Monday surrounded by family and friends,...

Ex-US Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming dies after bicycle accident

Jul. 27, 2021 02:58 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Retired Sen. Mike Enzi, a Wyoming Republican known as a consensus-builder in an increasingly polarized Washington, has died. He was 77. Enzi died peacefully Monday surrounded by family and friends, former spokesman Max D’Onofrio said. ...

Democrats back Biden US lands pick assailed by Republicans

Jul. 22, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bitterly divided U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday on President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, as Democrats united behind a nominee whose credibility was assailed by Republicans over her links to a 1989 environmental...

Northeastern Wyoming rebranding itself as coal research hub

Jul. 17, 2021 08:11 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Going carb-free may be the diet du jour for people looking to drop a few pounds, but when it comes to re-imagining the Powder River Basin’s coal-dependent economy, many believe in carbon-loading. Even as PRB thermal coal production has declined...

Retired investigator: Biden nominee stonewalled 1989 probe

Jul. 15, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee U.S. lands in the Western states stonewalled a 1989 investigation into the sabotage of an Idaho timber sale, a former federal law enforcement officer alleged in a letter released Thursday. The former U.S....