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Westmoreland's Bankruptcy And The Fall of Coal-Fired Power Plants

In southwest Wyoming, the Kemmerer coal mine is the largest contributor of tax revenue to Lincoln County and a big employer. It's owned by Westmoreland Coal Company, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It's one of the largest and oldest coal producers on the continent and some think it's another sign coal markets are not bouncing back, despite the Trump administration's efforts.

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Wyoming Wilderness Association

In 2014, the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative assembled committees in eight counties with wilderness study areas, in hopes of getting consensus on how to manage those lands going forward, but three counties have now opted out. Lincoln, Bighorn and Sweetwater Counties are joining a bill recently introduced in Congress by U.S. Representative Liz Cheney that would lift protections on wilderness study areas without getting buy-in from local stakeholders.

Generalized Schematic of ISR Extraction Process for Uranium
United States Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn a proposed rule that would limit contamination of groundwater from uranium mining long-term. The regulation was proposed on former President Barack Obama's last day in office.

Archives On The Air 72: The Early Byrd—First African American In Wyoming State Senate

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American Heritage Center

Harriett Elizabeth Byrd was an African American woman born in Cheyenne. She graduated from West Virginia State College in 1949 and was an elementary school teacher in Cheyenne for 27 years.

National Digital Library of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Since the last week of September when the grizzly bear returned to the federal threatened species list, there have been 15 grizzly mortalities. But are these numbers especially high?

The outdoor clothing company Patagonia made the rare move of endorsing two Democratic Senate candidates on Friday — Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada. It’s part of a larger trend in corporate America to get employees out to vote.

Since taking power at the U.S. Interior Department last year, Secretary Ryan Zinke has been the subject of more than a dozen investigations by the DOI’s Office of Inspector General. Some are ongoing and the latest report was released Monday.

Wyoming Department of Education

For the first time the Wyoming Department of Education, Wyoming's community colleges and the University of Wyoming are teaming up to share data that will reveal what helps and hinders students on their journey through the state's education system.

Tom Mangelsen

Photographer Tom Mangelsen may be most known for introducing the world to grizzly bear 399 but he hasn’t only photographed wildlife in the states. A new exhibit, Tom Mangelsen: A Life in the Wild showcases 40 of his most iconic works.

Archives On The Air 71: Personalities Of War—Nguyen Cao Ky Papers

Oct 22, 2018
American Heritage Center

Nguyen Cao Ky was the Prime Minister of South Vietnam from 1963 to 1971. His correspondence, interviews, photos, and speeches show us a view of the Vietnam War from the inside.

Singer-Songwriter Lang Termes On Wyoming Sounds

Oct 22, 2018
Melaina Nielson

Lang Termes live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 10/12/18.

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