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The second largest coal mining company in the United States filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday. Arch Coal Inc. CFO John Drexler said in the bankruptcy filing with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis, that “over the past several years, a confluence of economic challenges and regulatory hurdles has hobbled the coal industry”.

Update: The Wyoming Highway Patrol has identified the driver as 52-year-old Michael Robeson of Las Vegas, Nevada. According to the patrol report, he was driving a 2001 Freightliner commercial truck pulling a trailer westbound on I-90 when a passing motorist motioned to him that some of the tires on the trailer had caught fire. After pulling over, Robeson and responding Troopers were able to dampen the fire with extinguishers but were unsuccessful in fully putting the fire out.

A tea party held over the weekend in Sheridan commemorated the start of the last season of a popular televisions series that takes place in England’s Edwardian period. Leslie Stratmoen stopped by to bring us the report.

Education is the key to fulfilling dreams. This was the message passed on by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, recently, to the students, parents and staff of Big Horn High School, in celebration of the school’s national recognition.

A judge has sentenced a Riverton man to life in prison for the shootings last summer of two American Indian men at a detox center in Riverton that’s operated by Sheridan’s Volunteers of America Northern Rockies organization.

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The Buffalo Rabies Clinic is coming up this Saturday, giving area pet owners a chance to protect their dogs and cats with low-cost vaccinations.

Students will begin taking classes in the University of Wyoming’s new Michael B. Enzi STEM Facility when spring semester classes begin later this month.

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