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CASPER — Wyoming leaders exhaled Thursday after the Biden administration announced a tentative agreement expected to prevent a national railroad shutdown.  Without a deal, railroad workers may have begun striking over working conditions as soon as 12:01 a.m. Friday.  Railroads and labor unions...
CASPER  — The Biden administration legally postponed the oil and gas lease sales scheduled for the first quarter of 2021, a federal judge ruled Friday, in a blow to Wyoming and oil and gas industry groups.  U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl of Wyoming determined that the first-quarter delays “...
CASPER — Democrats’ efforts to curb climate change drew considerable ire from speakers at an oil industry event on Thursday in Cheyenne.  Former Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. John Barrasso said the Biden administration had renounced the “American energy independence” achieved during the Trump...
CASPER — President Joe Biden’s recently announced student loan forgiveness plan could bring welcome relief to some students in Wyoming.  “It’s going to help a lot of our students,” Brandy Payne, Laramie County Community College financial aid director, said. “We needed relief in the wake of the...
CASPER — The federal government must reevaluate the environmental impacts of coal mining on federal lands before it can issue new leases, a judge ruled Friday.  Just over a week after he ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to revise its coal leasing allowances in the Powder River Basin for...
JACKSON (WNE) — The Teton County Health Department has shifted attention to monkeypox as containing COVID-19 becomes less of a priority. “It’s not that we don’t want to stop the containment of [COVID], but what we really want to stop are the hospitalizations and deaths, and we’re seeing that,” said...
POWELL — More than 300 people, including former incarcerees and a slew of high-powered politicians, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Mineta-Simpson Institute at Heart Mountain Saturday during the annual pilgrimage to the interpretive center designed to preserve what remains of the World War II...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — Wyoming is one of 17 states that have joined a petition for a preliminary injunction against the Biden administration’s “Ghost Gun” and Gun Registry Final Rule, which will go into effect on Aug. 24.  On Monday, Gun Owners of America and the Gun Owners Foundation filed the motion in...

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Jeff Jordahl, local entrepreneur who owns a yard service, fills up at Maverik in Newcastle. Jordahl expressed frustration with recent gas price increases, and he said it affects his business and the prices he has to charge his clients. 

 
Consumers continue to watch the prices at the pump, even as the cost of gas has leveled off and started to decline in some areas.  Gasoline prices were on the rise nationwide for several months, and the increase accelerated after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The national average, as of July 19...
CHEYENNE — A state official testified Wednesday to the Select Natural Resource Management Committee and criticized delays in the most recent federal oil and gas lease sale. It was the first in the state in a year and a half.  “The bad news is the sale was 18 months late, was approximately 75%...

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