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U.S. Senate Candidates Challenge 18-year Incumbent Enzi

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The Wyoming race for U.S. Senate in 2014 pits a well-funded incumbent against three candidates who have shunned money from political action committees. (WyoFile/Gregory Nickerson)

By Gregory Nickerson - Wyoming voters will have four choices for the U.S. Senate seat that is up for election this November, in a race where the 18-year incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi (R) has all the advantages of name recognition and a well-funded campaign.

After 40 Years, Water Claims are Settled in Bighorn Basin

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by James Wynn - The Wind River is not a monumental river by most of the world’s standards. It has no major shipping or ports; it has no commercial fishing; and for most of its length is not navigable by more than the shallowest drafted boats.

Complaint Filed Against DOE Asks for Records in Two Elk Case

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WyoFile.com - Wyoming journalist and WyoFile contributor Rone Tempest has filed a complaint against the U.S. Department of Energy

Bighorn Basin Fossils Could Teach About Climate Change

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Paleontologist Ken Rose examines the fossilized jaw and some teeth of a Coryphadon, an extinct, galumphing, cow-sized herbivore from the Eocene. Four decades of work in the Bighorn Basin gives the fossil-hunting professor insight about what happens on earth when the climate changes. (Angus M. Thuermer Jr./WyoFile — click to enlarge)

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr. - wyofile.com

Fossil hunter Ken Rose pauses during a stifling day in the BLM badlands west of Worland to take in the variegated sunbaked cliffs eroding around him.

Retired Firefighters; Wildland Colleagues in Danger

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By Angus M. Thuermer Jr.

— July 22, 2014

Five retired federal fire managers are criticizing a national wildfire group for failing to ensure firefighters’ safety by falling short on everything from decision-making to communications and even supplying crews with maps.

Wyoming wrestles with gas flares that might not help oil production

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by Dustin Bleizeffer Originally published June 11, 2012 on WyoFile.com

Wyoming’s top oil and gas officials today declined a request by SM Energy Co. to continue flaring — or burning — natural gas from two horizontal oil wells in southeast Wyoming at a rate beyond Wyoming’s standard allowable 60 thousand cubic feet (mcf) per day.

Audit mistakes mar Wind River schools' success story

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By Ron Feemster
Originally published May 28, 2013 on WyoFile.com

The schools in Arapahoe, a small town near Riverton on the Wind River Indian Reservation, have attracted national attention twice in the past 18 months.

State's Education Committee discusses slew of important topics

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By Gregory Nickerson
Originally published June 4, 2013 on WyoFile.com

The Joint Interim Education Committee held its first meeting this week.

Wyoming's energy-based budget still prone to busts

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By Gregory Nickerson WyoFile.com

Here’s what budget doomsday could look like for Wyoming:

Reservation-based pre-K bus takes school to students

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By Ron Feemster for WyoFile.com
Originally published on May 28, 2013

It’s playtime for Cordelle, a two-and-a-half-year-old who lives with his mother, grandfather and aunt on a 10-acre parcel of land up a series of dirt roads 15 miles outside Pavillion, Wyo. And it’s fun for Carr. But the exercise is also serious diagnostic and educational work for the teacher. And an intense workout of Cordelle’s fine motor skills and vocabulary.

State is stuck with increasing number of 'orphaned' coal-bed methane wells

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By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com

Love of powwow spurs huge turnout at CWC event

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by Ron Feemster

Originally published May 7, 2013 on WyoFile.com

Orphaned oil and gas wells on the rise in Wyoming

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By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com

Oil and gas companies are walking away from non-productive or marginally-commercial wells at an increasing rate here in Wyoming.

Advocates say they want more 'stick' in workplace safety

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By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com

Cheyenne-based Great Lakes Airlines tops others in federal funding

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By Gregory Nickerson
Originally published on April 23, 2013 on WyoFile.com

As Obamacare deadline approaches, Wyoming lawmakers keep watch

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By Ron Feemster
Originally published April 23, 2013 on wyofile.com

U.S. Attorney fraud specialist reviews Two Elk stimulus project

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By Rone Tempest, WyoFile.com contributor

— Originally published at WyoFile.com on April 16, 2013

Future of full-scale energy development in Wyoming may rely on ‘ecological currency’

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By Dustin Bleizeffer | WyoFile.com

The private Sweetwater River Conservancy northeast of Rawlins has been spending about $1 million annually for the past several years gathering an inventory of existing natural resources for what might one day become “ecological currency”

Locals say DKRW’s coal-to-gasoline plant needs more scrutiny

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By Allen Best

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DKRW Advanced Fuels’ first proposed its Medicine Bow Fuel & Power coal-to-liquids complex in Carbon County about eight years ago. It’s supposed to be the first of its kind in the United States and, according to some, one of the cleanest energy plants in the world.

Two Elk coal-fired power plant granted another delay

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By Dustin Bleizeffer
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After 17 years of promises and delays, the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council on Monday granted Two Elk Power Co. another extension on its construction commencement date.