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Former Catholic Bishop faces Wyoming sex abuse allegations

Aug. 15, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A former Catholic bishop is facing multiple allegations of sexual abuse of boys during his career, including 25 years in Wyoming. The Casper Star-Tribune reports at least three Wyoming men say former Bishop Joseph Hart abused them while he worked in the Diocese of Cheyenne. A spokesman...

Wyoming wind farm making same power with 80% fewer turbines

Aug. 14, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Bigger, more efficient equipment will allow an electric utility to redevelop Wyoming's first commercial wind farm so it produces the same amount of power with far fewer turbines, an example of the growing feasibility of renewable energy in the top U.S. coal-mining state. Portland,...

Company stirs debate with defense of Taco Tuesday trademark

Aug. 13, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — "Taco Tuesday" may be a well-known term for a themed dinner night out or at home, but as restaurants across the U.S. have learned, it's also trademarked. Cheyenne-based Taco John's — which has nearly 400 locations in 23 states — put its legal stamp on "Taco Tuesday" 30...

Unclear when irrigation tunnel will be fixed after collapse

Aug. 12, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than 100,000 acres of farmland in Nebraska and Wyoming remain dry after an irrigation tunnel collapsed last month, and it's not clear when the tunnel will resume handling water. Officials have been working to repair the tunnel that's 100 feet (30 meters) below ground since it...

Blackjewel's coal assets sold at auction; hearing Monday

Aug. 4, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Contura Energy has made a successful bid at an auction for the assets of three Blackjewel LLC coal mines, including two of the top producers in the country. The results are subject to a federal bankruptcy judge's approval Monday in Charleston. The judge ordered the parties to post...

Portland State: Shooting victim was basketball player

Aug. 3, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland State University has confirmed that a man fatally shot Friday at a house in the city was a basketball player at the school. The school said in a statement that it "mourns the tragic loss of student-athlete Deante Strickland." Strickland, 22, played basketball at Portland...

Forest Service wants to trim habitat for sage grouse

Aug. 2, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A U.S. Forest Service plan released Friday would reduce designated sage grouse habitat in Wyoming and Nevada while easing grazing rules intended to protect the ground-dwelling birds in five Western states. The plan would target 300 square miles (800 square kilometers) now set aside...

Auction set for bankrupt coal producer Blackjewel's assets

Jul. 31, 2019 10:41 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An auction is set for the assets of bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC. A notice filed in federal bankruptcy court in West Virginia said the auction is scheduled for Thursday morning at the Cincinnati law office of attorneys representing Blackjewel. Bristol, Tennessee-based...

Bidding process set for bankrupt US coal operator Blackjewel

Jul. 26, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday approved a bidding process for mines owned by bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Volk in Charleston agreed with a motion by Blackjewel on a proposal made by Bristol, Tennessee-based Contura Energy. Contura has offered $20.6...

Tunnel collapse on Wyoming-Nebraska border threatens crops

Jul. 25, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials in Nebraska and Wyoming were scrambling Thursday to respond to an irrigation tunnel collapse that cut off water to more than 100,000 acres of farmland in both states during one of the hottest and driest times of year, a major threat to the region's economy. The collapse...