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2 big US coal companies combine Wyoming, Colorado operations

Jun. 19, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

Two of the world's largest coal producers have announced they will combine mining operations in Wyoming and Colorado in an attempt to improve their competitiveness against natural gas and renewable energy sources. Arch Coal and Peabody Energy are based in St. Louis and announced the joint venture on Wednesday. It...

Wyoming airport rated top 'tiny airport' in US by Fodor's

Jun. 15, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Fodor's Travel has rated Jackson Hole Airport in northwest Wyoming as the best "tiny airport" in the United States. The airport in Grand Teton National Park beat out second-place Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in neighboring Montana. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports...

Utah-Detroit Delta flight makes emergency Wyoming landing

Jun. 15, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Delta flight has made an emergency landing in Wyoming after instruments detected a possible fire in the plane's cargo area. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that there were no injuries among the more than 200 passengers and crew Friday afternoon when a Delta Airbus A321 headed from...

Snowmelt fills rivers in US Southwest, easing drought fears

Jun. 13, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks. Last winter brought above-average snowfall to much of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming,...

Elderly Wyoming inmate convicted of killing husband dies

Jun. 12, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

TORRINGTON, Wyo. (AP) — An 80-year-old Wyoming inmate who was convicted of murder nearly 40 years after her husband went missing has died. The Wyoming Department of Corrections says Alice Uden died Wednesday from chronic health issues at a hospital in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Uden had been incarcerated at...

Some rural states double down on attracting new residents

Jun. 12, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — With jobs unfilled and young people moving away, some rural states are doubling down on efforts to attract new blood by expanding programs that offer incentives to live there. Over the past decade, states including South Dakota, Maine and Vermont have lured new residents with...

$1.6B pipeline proposed to move North Dakota crude oil

Jun. 11, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project to move oil out of the state since the Dakota Access pipeline that sparked violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement in 2016 and 2017. Houston-based...

Groups seek ban on bear-baiting in Idaho, Wyoming forests

Jun. 6, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hunting black bears by using bait in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming should be banned because hunters have killed federally protected grizzlies that were attracted to the food, conservation groups say in a lawsuit. Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth Guardians and Wilderness...

Ex-Rhode Island politician changes political parties _ again

Jun. 5, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has a new home and has changed his political affiliation for the fourth time. Chafee tells The Boston Globe he has registered in Wyoming as a member of the Libertarian Party. It continues a political odyssey for Chafee who served one term in...

Wyoming mayor: Governor cursed, slammed fists in meeting

Jun. 3, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon used foul language and "his physical presence in an aggressive and threatening manner" in a meeting with the mayor of Wyoming's capital city, the mayor said Monday. Gordon slammed his fists on a table and shouted "F--- you, mayor" in the meeting last Friday,...