Researchers say the fungus behind a disease called Valley fever may spread in the Mountain West as rain and temperature patterns change.

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.

Riverton High School

The University of Wyoming marching band "Western Thunder" took a trip to Riverton to perform at a high school football game against Cody. The event, called "Bring the Thunder" is part of an effort to get students excited about going to college - and to recruit new members of the marching band. Wyoming Public Radio's Savannah Maher was there to see the two bands meet, and she sent us this postcard.

Catherine Wheeler

The U.S. Forest Service has approved a proposal to expand the Red Grade Trail System near Big Horn.

Catherine Wheeler

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and the Sheridan VA Health Care System is encouraging everyone to support veteran suicide prevention efforts.

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