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The Mountain West Brings Native Lessons To The Classroom

The United States has a grim history when it comes to our indigenous people, from the multiple massacres of native men, women and children to Indian boarding schools where native children were taken from their families and in many cases physically and sexually abused. For the most part, this history isn’t taught in our public schools; neither is indigenous culture. But that’s changing, and the Mountain West is on board.

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 The Albany County Sheriff’s Department released body cam footage from Corporal Derek Colling, who fatally shot 39 year old Laramie resident Robert Ramirez following a traffic stop earlier this month. What was recorded cuts off before Colling fired the fatal shots.

 

Market Summary of Cloud Peak Energy just after announcing its potential sale
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Cloud Peak Energy, one of the largest coal producers in the country with two mines in Wyoming, announced today it will review strategic alternatives which include a potential sale of the company. The announcement comes after company stock shares hit a 52-week low today at $1.32. That’s nearly half of its value from this time last year.

Salt Lake City and Denver are the last two American cities vying for the 2030 Winter Olympic Games.

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Cloud Peak Energy

One of Wyoming’s largest coal companies cut health care benefits for its retired workers. In its third quarter report released October 25, Cloud Peak Energy said the move will provide it with $19.4 million in net income. It was announced to employees in August. The report also recounted an approximately 15 percent reduction in coal shipments compared to Q3 last year. Coal has been costlier to remove from the ground due to additional overburden from digging deeper.

Wyoming Department of Education

The transition from the No Child Left Behind Act to the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been a multi-year affair, and Wyoming is nearing the completion of the process.

Archives On The Air 84: The Secret Of Happiness—The Virginia Scully Papers

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American Heritage Center

Virginia Scully was a journalist and nonfiction writer until the 1970s. Her papers contain an unpublished poem called “The Secret of Happiness.” 

Archives On The Air 83: Adrian Scott—Secret Screenwriter—Miscellaneous Collections

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The Red Scare of the 1940s and 50s hit Hollywood hard.

The United States has a grim history when it comes to our indigenous people, from the multiple massacres of native men, women and children to Indian boarding schools where native children were taken from their families and in many cases physically and sexually abused. For the most part, this history isn’t taught in our public schools; neither is indigenous culture. But that’s changing, and the Mountain West is on board.

At least two states in the Mountain West have opened ski resorts early due to healthy dumps of snow. Many more are scheduled to open next week. This could be a good sign for our region’s economy this winter.

Tennessee Watson / Wyoming Public Radio

On Saturday afternoon a vigil for Robbie Ramirez was held at the Laramie Skatepark. The 39-year-old Laramie resident was shot and killed a week ago by Albany County Sheriff's Deputy Derek Colling following a traffic stop.

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