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Lawmakers form committee to protect miners, Wyo. in bankruptcies

Staff from the Wyoming Legislative Service Office take notes during a Management Council meeting in Cheyenne on Thursday. No lawmakers were present in person at the meeting, which was conducted via teleconference while lobbyists,...

Advanced Carbon Products Innovation Center Coming to Gillette

Commissioner Mark Christensen and Mayor Louise Carter-King Stand with Phil Christopherson at the Grand Opening of the new Energy Capital Economic Development location. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding...

Cloud Peak Sale Set to Close in October

A corporate change document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today outlines the terms of an asset purchase agreement between Cloud Peak Energy, Inc. and Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LLC (NTEC). According to the...

Top Energy Official to Visit the Cowboy State

Former Wyoming Governor Matt Mead (fourth from the left) poses for a photo with other dignitaries at the grand opening ceremony of the Integrated Test Center northeast of Gillette in May 2018.  The Assistant Secretary...

Judge to Rule on New Cloud Peak Owner Monday

  Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LLC has been selected the winning bidder in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing for Cloud Peak Energy Inc. The sale hearing for the judge’s final approval is scheduled for Monday,...

Power play: Big investment firm escapes Blackjewel ‘unscathed’

Blackjewel’s bankruptcy, at least the public portion, has played out at the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia. (Google street view) By Andrew Graham, WyoFile.com Though Wyoming miners and local businesses struggle with...
Haul trucks sit idle at Eagle Butte Mine July 1, 2019, after employees were escorted from the property and the gates locked.

Still no Action in Blackjewel Sale Hearing

Haul trucks sit idle at Eagle Butte Mine July 1, 2019, after employees were escorted from the property and the gates were locked.  According to a Blackjewel employee update filed with the West Virginia court...

New Contura CEO a restructuring expert with a $1M salary

A sign greets a skeleton crew of Blackjewel employees who have returned to work at the Belle Ayr mine. (Andrew Graham/WyoFile) By Andrew Graham, WyoFile.com UPDATE: This story was updated on Aug. 5 with the results of...

Blackjewel Issues Weekly Employee Update

A sign greets a skeleton crew of Blackjewel employees who have returned to work at the Belle Ayr mine. (Andrew Graham/WyoFile) The rescheduling hearing in the Blackjewel bankruptcy case is set for Aug. 5...
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Cloud Peak Energy Bankruptcy Delayed

In a motion filed Wednesday afternoon, the auction and sale schedule for Cloud Peak Energy was delayed by one week. The auction is now scheduled to take place Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. (EDT) Stalking horse...