Wyoming Business

Towing, trucking companies at odds with agencies over pricing

LARAMIE — Slick, snowy highways are a well-known concern to anyone driving through Wyoming during winter. But for some, the worst part of sliding off the interstate or having your semitrailer blow over from the Cowboy State’s famous winds is dealing with the aftermath. Reports of some towing companies charging excessively high prices for vehicle recovery are common throughout Wyoming and the trucking community. In an industry deregulated by the federal government — and left that way by local and state agencies — there’s a...
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Mine clean-up financing may be poised for an upgrade

Mine operators in Wyoming may soon have another financial tool to help them meet reclamation obligations as coal bankruptcies are making traditional bonding options more expensive and difficult to rely on. The Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee will consider the draft Mine reclamation bonding-voluntary assigned trusts bill when...
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Federal, state officials spar over Bridger

CASPER — On unit 2 of the Jim Bridger power plant, Wyoming isn’t taking no for an answer. State leaders and operating utility Rocky Mountain Power have doubled down on their commitment to resolving a dispute over pollution controls, and keeping the unit open past its impending April compliance deadline, after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this past week that it would propose disapproving the state’s alternative plan.
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Dennis Sun: Livestock Producers Need To Keep An Eye On Restaurant Trends

***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter***. Those in the business of beef, pork or lamb are usually watching the trends of the nation’s restaurants as close as they watch meat exports. When one part of the meat chain is not doing so well, the need for change is there. The bad part is, change is harder for some parts of the food supply chain.

Fill your fridge with Wyoming bison

JACKSON, Wyo. — Picture it: the thrill of a bison hunt, followed by the satisfaction of eating meat you harvested and prepared yourself. You can make that dream a reality at CL Bar Ranch. The ranch now offers bison hunts and harvests of its own cow bison, and even trophy bulls when available. Anyone can now experience bison meat directly from the source, and support local butchers in the process.

COPL Makes Significant Wyoming Oil Find

Conventional light oil discoveries of this magnitude have been rare in continental North America. Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (CSE: XOP, LSE: COPL) has announced a “significant” conventional light oil discovery at its Wyoming asset. The company noted that the discovery has been confirmed on COPL’s large leasehold position...

Lenhardt: Oil, gas made our education system one of the best

Claiming to speak for Wyoming’s teachers, the Wyoming Education Association recently joined hands with the Wilderness Society to argue that relying on oil and gas revenue to fund our schools (and teachers’ salaries) is “dangerous,” and won’t “provide for the health or well-being of our communities.” As a graduate of Wyoming’s public schools, and now as a Wyoming public school teacher and coach, I want you to know that on this, the WEA does not speak for me. As I consider my life and career in Wyoming, I’m not persuaded by WEA’s doom and gloom. I believe Wyoming’s teachers should instead be filled with gratitude.
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Head of Ucross, artist community in northern Wyoming, to retire in April

Sharon Dynak, longtime president and executive director of the Wyoming artists’ retreat in Ucross, will pass the torch onto new leadership and retire in April. The organization’s board of trustees tapped William Belcher, the organization’s current director of development and external relations, to take Dynak’s place, according to a Thursday news release.