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Feds give Wyoming more time on coal mine bonding inquiries

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Federal regulators are giving Wyoming officials more time to explain why they approved less-than-full bonding for two coal mining companies that have filed for bankruptcy. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement originally gave the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality 10 days to respond to notices Jan. 21. On Monday, the federal agency extended the deadline to Feb. 22 for Arch Coal’s bonding and until Feb. 12 for Alpha Natural Resources’ bonding. Each company operates two mines in Wyoming and both have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Bonding helps ensure cleanup of industrial sites. Environmental groups say the coal companies might prove unable to pay for filling in the mines should the mines close. DEQ officials sought a longer extension but say they’re working to respond in time. … Read entire article »

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Wyoming coach Craig Bohl announces latest recruits

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming coach Craig Bohl landed 23 new recruits, including two in-state athletes, for his program on Wednesday. The class included 11 offensive players, 11 defensive players and one kicker. They consist of 22 high school seniors and one junior college transfer. The included running back Theo Dawson of Jackson and fullback Zack Taylor of Gillette. Bohl also noted that the Cowboys signed four recruits from Colorado. Offensively, the 2016 class features three offensive linemen, three running backs/fullbacks, two wide receivers, two tight ends and one quarterback. On defense, five linebackers and five defensive backs were joined by one defensive lineman.   … Read entire article »

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Jerry Bath finishes 1st In Stage 4

Lander musher Jerry Bath finished first on Wednesday in the annual Eukanuba Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. The Pinedale leg of the multi-day race was 43 miles with Bath and his team finishing 15 minutes ahead of the second place team. Overall, Jerry Bath is in 5th place about 50 minutes behind last year’s first-place winner Buddy Streeper. Today’s leg of the race started in Big Piney, tomorrow is Kemmerer, and the final stage on Saturday will be in Bridger Valley.  Full results and hundred of pictures from the Race are available at the Eukanuba State Stop Sled Dog Race website. … Read entire article »

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Summer internship opportunities for Senator Enzi’s D.C. office

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and recent graduates to apply for a summer internship in his Washington, D.C. office. The deadline for summer applications is April 1. “Past interns gained valuable work experience and created friendships and memories that lasted far beyond their time in my office,” Enzi said. “I encourage anyone who is interested to apply as soon as possible. Interns are an important part of my office and have the chance to meet some remarkable people, work on important projects and experience the dynamic opportunities offered by living in Washington, D.C.” Senator Enzi’s Internship Coordinator, Dea Kollekowski, will be at the University of Wyoming’s job fair on February 23 to answer any questions and to provide necessary materials for the internship application process. The … Read entire article »

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The 2015-16 enrollment data for Wyoming public schools

The 2015-16 enrollment data for Wyoming public schools is now available at http://edu.wyoming.gov/data/statisticalreportseries-2/. Overall enrollment is up to 94,002 from 93,303 last school year. Fall Enrollment Summary Ranked by District Total – Graph Fall Enrollment Summary By Grade For Districts Sorted by Size School Level Fall Enrollment by Ethnicity and Gender School districts submitted the data to the WDE based on a snapshot of October 1, 2015 … Read entire article »

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Enzi: America runs on coal

Washington, D.C. – The importance of coal in powering America simply cannot be overstated, according to U.S. Senator Enzi, R-Wyo. Unfortunately, he said, neither can this Administration’s deliberate attempts to use executive power to put the coal industry out of business.   “This issue hits close to home for me because approximately 40 percent of this country’s coal is produced in my home state of Wyoming,” Enzi said. “Coal supports more 27,000 jobs in my state, which is over 9 percent of the workforce.”   As the Senate considers bipartisan legislation to reform our nation’s energy infrastructure, Enzi took to the Senate floor today to explain how coal, which generates 39 percent of U.S. electricity, plays an essential role in keeping America running.   The Administration recently announced that it would halt new federal coal leases, followed closely … Read entire article »

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Health officials say Wyoming not at risk for Zika virus

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming health officials say that the state is not at risk for mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus, but they are counseling residents who have traveled to countries where the virus is present. The mosquito that carries the virus does not live in Wyoming, which means the virus does not appear to be a threat to the general public. Wyoming Department of Health employees are talking to residents who have traveled or plan to travel to other countries where the Zika virus has been confirmed. State epidemiologist Dr. Tracy Murphy says there have been no cases of Zika in Wyoming. Zika has generally mild symptoms but is suspected in a surge of birth defects in Brazil, where infections were first identified last year. … Read entire article »

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Riverton woman attacked with a knife

(RIVERTON, Wyo.) Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 1575 East Monroe Avenue in Riverton just before midnight on Tuesday for the report of an assault involving a weapon. Undersheriff Ryan Lee said a 34 year old adult female victim, who was also the reporting party, indicated she had been attacked with a knife while she was standing in the street engaged in a verbal argument with 22 year old Ezeekiel Osterkorn when he allegedly brandished a folding knife and began to “swing it around and thrash it at her” while physically attacking her. Osterkorn was located at a residence nearby and admitted to the incident, indicating he was afraid that the victim was going to hit him so he took action. Osterkorn was arrested on one count of Aggravated Assault alleging that he knowingly caused … Read entire article »

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Wyoming’s flu season starts to pick up, cases increasing

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Cases of the flu are on the rise in Wyoming as flu season picks up in the state. There have been 142 flu-related cases reported this season. Though that number is relatively low, 78 of those cases were reported in the last two weeks. Wyoming Department of Health spokeswoman Kim Deti says flu season typically runs from October to May. With such a large window, it can be hard to pinpoint when there will be an uptick in cases of the illness. State epidemiologist Dr. Tracy Murphy says there were 29 influenza-associated deaths in Wyoming last year, which was unusually high. The Wyoming Department of Health recommends that nearly everyone 6 months or older receive an annual flu shot. … Read entire article »

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Crooks gap road closed

(Lander, Wyo.) Fremont County Transportation Superintendent David Pendleton authorized the closure of Crooks Gap Road due to winter conditions. The road has become impassable. Pendleton indicated the road will reopen when conditions allow. … Read entire article »

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