The body of former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is transported to Gillette's Pronghorn Center on Friday. A visitation was held prior to Enzi's memorial service, which was attended by numerous Wyoming officials including all the members of the state's congressional delegation. (Photo by Mike Moore, Gi…
The Biden administration’s pause on federal drilling leases alarmed the oil and gas industry. But a new report argues that its economic impacts will be negligible — even for Wyoming.
Nearly 40 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Converse County on Monday, a big jump from the week before as the case count continues to climb exponentially this month.
A federal judge has prevented drilling and construction on 449 oil and gas leases covering 334,762 acres in Wyoming, saying the federal government didn’t examine potential effects to imperiled greater sage grouse when it leased those lands in 2017.
TerraPower, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and PacifiCorp today announced efforts to advance a Natrium™ reactor demonstration project at a retiring coal plant in Wyoming. The companies are evaluating several potential locations in the state.
Roughly four months into Converse County’s administration of the coronavirus vaccine, and one month after the vaccine become available to all adults, only about 24 percent of adult county residents are fully vaccinated, according to the latest figures from the Wyoming Department of Health.
Phillip Hand, 36, has lived in Glenrock for 15 years – 2021 will be his last. This summer, he plans to move with his wife and three children to Houston, to continue his work as a machinist for the oil and gas industry.
Gov. Mark Gordon announced that effective March 16, Wyoming will remove its statewide mask requirement and allow bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms to resume normal operations.
National weather issues are temporarily preventing some shipments to Wyoming and other states of vaccines intended to help prevent future COVID-19 illnesses, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
Gov. Mark Gordon sent a letter to the Biden administration Feb. 17 criticizing a recent order which he says severely hampers oil and gas development, and threatens Wyoming’s economic well-being.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is encouraging the public to attend a virtual meeting to begin development of the adaptive management plan for non-eagle raptor timing limitation stipulation (TLS) relief within the Converse County Oil and Gas Project area.
GILLETTE — For nearly 600 Powder River Basin coal mine workers, July 1, 2019, is as infamous a date as Sept. 11, 2001, Nov. 22, 1963, or perhaps even Jan. 6, 2021.
A Senate committee advanced a bill Thursday that would remove some of the public notices that local governments are required to publish in newspapers, instead making cities and counties provide them on their websites.
The Wyoming Legislature formally advanced a bill creating the state’s first short-time compensation program Thursday which, if signed by Gov. Mark Gordon, would allow workers whose hours are reduced by their employer to apply for partial unemployment benefits.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Gov. Mark Gordon is slamming plans by the Biden administration to halt the issuing of new oil and gas leases on federal land, calling the decision a misguided approach that will have severe economic consequences to Wyoming and other western states.
The Department of Interior temporarily suspended issuing new federal oil and gas permits or leases for 60 days unless approved by new appointees, to give the agency time to review existing policies.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved a major pipeline project proposed for Wyoming Jan. 19, effectively designating about 1,100 miles of federal land for potential pipeline development in the future. The initiative aims to expand the state’s pipeline infrastructure and help energy co…
Following the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) welcomed 15 Wyoming National Guardsmen and women for a meet-and-greet at her office in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has praised the completion of an environmental review and release of a record of decision for the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) as a critical step for enabling a carbon capture facility to be built in Wyoming.
Cheyenne – Yesterday the Bureau of Land Management approved the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI). The WPCI designates nearly 2,000 miles of corridors for new carbon dioxide, oil, and gas pipelines. About 1,100 miles cross public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
U.S. Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) said today that when it came to her vote to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, politics did not play into her decision.
GILLETTE — In a move that could potentially stave off a second Chapter 11 bankruptcy in five years for Peabody Energy Corp., the company has announced an agreement with its creditors to refinance $459 million of debt.
After months of waiting, The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has finally released their decision regarding the Converse County Oil & Gas Project.
CHEYENNE – Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced updated public health orders Monday which include a statewide mask mandate in certain indoor public places, tighter restrictions on gathering sizes and a reduction in hours for certain businesses.
Gov. Mark Gordon last week sent proposed budget cuts to the Wyoming Legislature that slash public services and weaken the already thin safety net supporting Wyoming’s most vulnerable.
JACKSON — Wyoming is on pace to see nearly 400 more fatalities in 2020 than in 2019, but a lack of consistent rules for coroners and the dearth of testing at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic make it difficult to know exactly how many of those will be from COVID-19.
GILLETTE — With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Montana and both medical and recreational in South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming has become surrounded by weed-friendly states.
To address the surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations around the state, Gov. Mark Gordon has authorized a three-pronged approach to provide additional support to Wyoming medical facilities.
Gov. Mark Gordon’s face was red and it appeared he was close to spilling tears of frustration during his press conference Friday morning, where he stated Wyoming is under the most strain its ever been since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March.
Arch Resources is accelerating its efforts to divest itself of its Powder River Basin coal mines as it expects to produce about 27% less coal this year than in 2019 and plans to wind down its Wyoming operations by an additional 50% over the next two to three years.
As part of the Trump Administration’s goal of promoting responsible energy development, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wyoming state office plans to offer 261 parcels totaling about 280,162 acres in an oil and gas lease sale the week of Dec. 14. The sale will occur online at www.energynet.com
Gov. Mark Gordon, pursuant to U.S. President Donald Trump's proclamation issued today, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, Oct. 4 in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. President Tru…
A Tuesday U.S. District Court ruling increases the likelihood that eventual mine closures in the Powder River Basin will happen under the ownership of smaller, less financially stable operators, putting Wyoming miners and taxpayers at higher risk, an expert says.
LARAMIE — A recent cold front provided a little relief for firefighters, but not much as the Mullen Fire burning in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest about 40 west of Laramie and just southwest of Centennial is still active and growing.
Gov. Mark Gordon has announced the launch of the Wyoming Meat Processing Expansion Grant Program to provide support for Wyoming meat processing facilities and Wyoming citizens impacted by supply chain disruptions and regional shut-downs of processing facilities resulting from the COVID-19 pu…
Farmington, New Mexico-based Navajo Transitional Energy Company has laid off approximately 80 Antelope Coal Mine employees today (Aug. 28) who were previously in furlough status since May, company officials stated.
Gov. Mark Gordon said today Wyoming’s current public health orders will remain in place through Aug. 15 as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the state.
Bill reauthorizes fee collection for seven years, prioritizes cleanup of the most environmentally hazardous abandoned mine sites and lowers the fee by 35% to provide relief to coal producers as production declines.
The State of Wyoming, Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance a carbon capture test project to be conducted at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center in Gillette.