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University of Wyoming Opens Oil and Gas Drilling Simulation Lab

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WyoFile.com - Over the past two years, the University of Wyoming has installed a supercomputer, a virtual-reality cave with 3-D graphics, and now an oil and gas drilling rig simulator.

Veterans Donate, But Food Pantry Still In Need

Residents of the Veteran's Home of Wyoming, just west of Buffalo at the old Fort McKinney site, gave a substantial gift to Buffalo's Bread of Life Food Pantry this week.

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

Water Investigation Continues at Slow Drip

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WyoFile.com - There were frustratingly few answers for Pavillion-area residents, and interested parties throughout the nation in the most recent report in the ongoing groundwater pollution investigation in central Wyoming. At the same time, industry officials say the report helps to affirm that there’s still no evidence to connect polluted drinking water to oil and gas activity.

Reasons Differ, But Wyoming and China Agree On Cutting CO2 From Coal

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Four Wyoming lawmakers came away from a recent trip to China with a deeper perspective on China’s CO2 emissions policy, and what it means to Wyoming’s coal industry.

Bighorn Basin Fossils Could Teach About Climate Change

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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.

County Attorney Hopefuls Share Views

Last Week's Candidate Forum was held at Crazy Woman Square and those running for County Sheriff and Clerk of District Court were joined by the two candidates for Johnson County Attorney, incumbent Ken DeCock and challenger Tucker Ruby.

G&F: Be Aware Of Boating and Watercraft Safety

Now that summer is in full swing many in Wyoming will hook up to the boat and head for the lake. Boating, when done safely, can be an enjoyable family experience. However, boat owners need to take boating safety seriously or that enjoyable day can quickly turn to tragedy.

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