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DEQ Investigation: No Permit Updates Necessary For Blackjewel Mines

Wyoming's Department of Environmental Quality says Contura Energy does not have to revise its permit to mine or for reclamation plans right now. It comes in response to an August 28 complaint from the Powder River Basin Resource Council (PRBRC), a landowners' group, arguing the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines have been inactive for enough time without seeing updated relevant plans that Contura is in violation of state and federal rules.

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Wyoming Public Media presents NPR humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris at the University of Wyoming Arts & Sciences Auditorium. Join us Monday October 28 at 7:30 p.m.

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The Lander Art Center is highlighting artists from the Wind River Reservation with an exhibit called "Art of Home." The show features beadwork, paintings, photography, sewing and sculpture from more than a dozen Native artists.

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Inspection Log From DEQ
Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Wyoming's Department of Environmental Quality says Contura Energy does not have to revise its permit to mine or for reclamation plans right now.

It comes in response to an August 28 complaint from the Powder River Basin Resource Council (PRBRC), a landowners' group, arguing the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines have been inactive for enough time without seeing updated relevant plans that Contura is in violation of state and federal rules.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced rollbacks to the Clean Water Act. These rollbacks will repeal some of the rules put into place by the Obama Administration that protect smaller bodies of water and intermittent streams.

Rawlins listeners can now hear Wyoming Public Radio news, music and cultural programs from 88.9 FM.

KAIW/Saratoga 88.9 was moved to Elk Mountain in 2017 to provide Wyoming Public Radio programming to a much larger area. The 89.9 FM signal will be broadcasting Classical Wyoming, and the transition was made throughout August and September.

Along with its new headquarters in Grand Junction, Colorado, the Bureau of Land Management is expected to bring hundreds of jobs to our region. But, there is some confusion on the specifics.

Our region is leading the way on training helicopter pilots to fight fires at night.  There are costs and hazards involved but the move could also help firefighters get the most threatening blazes under control more quickly.

Dennis Davis

Northwest College's Sinclair Gallery is celebrating a local journalist's new book with a photo exhibit. The exhibit titled, "Wyoming - Perspectives on a Small Town with Long Streets," is by longtime Powell journalist Dennis Davis. The exhibit also debuts Davis' new book of the same title.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a sweeping new labor law Wednesday extending wage and benefit protections to about a million workers and aimed primarily at drivers contracted by ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft.

Newsom had argued that when workers are misclassified as independent contractors rather than as employees, they lose basic benefits such as minimum wage, paid sick days, and health insurance.

Former wives and partners of servicemen who survived domestic abuse told their harrowing stories before the House Armed Services military preparedness subcommittee as they pressed for more attention to and resources for the growing problem within the armed forces.

"We are here today because domestic violence has become a forgotten crisis in our military," chairwoman Jackie Speier, D-Calif., said in her opening remarks before the military preparedness subcommittee.

American military and intelligence officials say they are accumulating a growing mound of evidence that Iran launched the airstrikes that idled about half of Saudi Arabia's oil production capacity over the weekend. But the Trump administration has been slow to respond to those attacks.

New Mexico has announced a plan to make public college and university free for all residents in the state, a proposal considered one of the most ambitious attempts to make higher education more accessible.

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President Trump's brand-new national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, will inherit a National Security Council struggling to attract talent, current and former U.S. officials tell NPR.

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