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COAL BANKRUPTCY-WYOMING

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming coal workers who were locked out of their jobs after Blackjewel LLC filed for bankruptcy protection are wondering whether they'll ever be called back to work.

Wyoming returns $6.8M worth of previously unclaimed property

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming returned more than $6.8 million worth of previously unclaimed property to businesses, residents and former residents during the past fiscal year, which ended Sunday.

Woman's body found in Wyoming river in apparent drowning

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CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A woman working at a resort in northwest Wyoming has died of an apparent drowning.

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INVASIVE AMERICAN BULLFROGS

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — Several northern Colorado communities are banding together to rid the region of American bullfrogs, an invasive species hurting the native population of northern leopard frogs.

Coal CEO to Resign as Part of Company's Bankruptcy Deal

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $5 million lifeline to help one of the country's largest coal producers navigate bankruptcy on the condition that its CEO step down.

US judge rejects bankrupt coal operator's new financing plan

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a proposed new financing agreement for a West Virginia coal operator that filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this week.

Positive economic news a day before Wyoming mine layoffs

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's first-quarter economic report shows a modest recovery, but the news came out just a day after the unexpected closure of two coal mines in Campbell County put more than 600 people out of work.

Superintendent extended in challenged Wyoming school system

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — School trustees in Wyoming have extended the contract of a superintendent in a district where students recently made racist and anti-gay statements.

Filings show Wyoming tribe funded anti-gambling campaign

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Reports show that the Northern Arapaho Tribe was the sole backer of an advocacy group that fought Wyoming legislation aimed at expanding gambling operations.

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COAL BANKRUPTCY

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Another large Wyoming coal producer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Blackjewel LLC operates the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayre mines in the Powder River Basin and several other U.S. coal properties.

Wyoming boy killed in all-terrain vehicle crash

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ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy died in a weekend all-terrain vehicle crash near the Killpecker Sand Dunes in southwestern Wyoming.

Wyoming firearms museum reopening after renovation

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Wyoming firearms museum reopening after renovation

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming museum devoted to guns is reopening after a major renovation.

Admission to the Cody Firearms Museum will be free Saturday night following the renovation, which cost $12 million.

Operator of Major Wyoming Coal Mines Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Another large Wyoming coal producer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Wyoming sailor killed at Pearl Harbor laid to rest at home

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A sailor who died during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has been laid to rest in Wyoming.

Racist, anti-gay student flyers challenge Wyoming district

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The leaflets distributed by students at a junior high school told pre-teens to "Join the KKK" and that "It's not OK to be gay."

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WYOMING SCHOOL-OFFENSIVE FLYERS

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — School officials in Wyoming's largest city say they're making changes after students distributed racist and anti-gay flyers at a junior high school.

Wyoming judge will not allow 2 assault trials for NFL player

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has ruled against holding two sexual assault trials for a former University of Wyoming football star.

The Laramie Boomerang reported Wednesday that a district court judge did not approve a request by an attorney representing Carl Granderson.

Wyoming governor urges caution with state budget

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon is urging caution with the state budget.

Gordon said at a news conference Thursday he has told state agency directors that revenue remains tight and not all funding requests will get approved.

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YELLOWSTONE BISON

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Five genetically pure Yellowstone National Park bison have been delivered to Wyoming's Wind River Indian Reservation.

Wyoming agency sent resident details in unprotected email

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming state agency has sent an unencrypted email containing the private information of more than 2,000 residents.

The Casper Star-Tribune reported Wednesday that an employee with the state Department of Health's Aging Division accidentally sent the unprotected message.