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Deal for Wyoming mines called best-case for idled miners

Oct. 21, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two of the biggest U.S. coal mines have been sold, raising the possibility that miners in Wyoming could return to work. Tennessee-based Contura Energy announced Monday that Blackjewel closed Friday on the sale of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines to a subsidiary of Alabama-based FM...

Native tribes adding to buffalo herd on Wyoming reservation

Oct. 21, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wind River Reservation in Wyoming is experiencing an increase in buffalo as two Native tribes attempt to re-establish a herd of the animals. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Sunday that the Northern Arapaho Tribe brought its first 10 buffalo to the reservation last week. Officials...

Wyoming's economic growth may be slowing down

Oct. 21, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A new report indicates Wyoming's economic growth has started to show subtle signs of slowing. The quarterly report published by the state's Economic Analysis Division shows coal and natural gas production in the state continues to falter even though statewide employment rates have...

UW considers increasing advising fees, services

Oct. 21, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is in the initial stages of possibly increasing fees in order to add more student advising services. Associate Director of Academic Advising Richard Miller tells the Laramie Boomerang that the proposal aims to improve student experiences and extend their stay...

Wyoming man sentenced to 9 months in jail for poaching deer

Oct. 20, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to serve nine months in jail for illegally killing deer in northern Wyoming. The Sheridan Press reported Gregg Lambdin was convicted of 11 counts of wanton destruction of a big game animal in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Officials say a plea agreement...

Wyoming Game And Fish completes part of mule deer project

Oct. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has completed the first part of its project to improve mule deer habitat in the southern Bighorn Mountains. Wyoming Public Radio reports that the agency and the Bureau of Land Management have been working on a crucial winter range for the Upper...

Chambers, Valladay lead Wyoming past New Mexico 23-10

Oct. 19, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Sean Chambers passed for a touchdown and ran for another, Xazavian Valladay added 187 yards and a score and Wyoming led from the get-go defeating New Mexico 23-10 on Saturday. Chambers scored from the 1 as the first quarter ended, boosting Wyoming (5-2, 2-1 Mountain West Conference) to...

Juvenile accused of falsely reporting school threat

Oct. 19, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a juvenile was arrested for allegedly falsely reporting a threat that led to extra security measures at three Wyoming schools. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that authorities said the juvenile admitted to telling the Safe2Tell program Friday that there was an armed...

Wyoming city to pay back more than half of $100,000 grant

Oct. 19, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming mayor was required to pay back more than half of a grant given to a city to help develop inventive ideas tackling issues in the community. Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Friday that Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge awarded the city of Cheyenne $100,000 in 2018, but...

US officials propose less paperwork for mineral royalty cuts

Oct. 18, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A U.S. Bureau of Land Management proposal published Friday would make it easier for mining companies to request lower government royalty rates for certain minerals, an idea backed by supporters of an industry that supplies much of the world's baking soda. The proposal would reduce...