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Basin Electric Power Cooperative's Dry Fork Station north of Gillette was one of the last coal-fired power plants built in the U.S., commencing operations in 2011. The $1.35 billion power plant has a generating capacity of 385 megawatts. (Dustin Bleizeffer).

Lawmakers try new ways to block coal plant closures

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Wyoming lawmakers are considering a suite of bills to help keep aging coal-fired power plants in the state in operation, including one measure that would allow the state to possibly take over...

Lawmakers Pass Bills to Protect Tax Revenue From Coal Bankruptcies

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Lawmakers have finalized a pair of bills designed to guard against delinquent and unpaid mineral-production taxes and strengthen the ability of local governments to collect those debts in the event of mineral-industry...
Jacob Ladd, fall student at Gillette College, completes an online enrollment application.

WIN to Bolster Education, Diversify Economy

The state's higher education institutions are partnering to address Wyoming's economic needs, Governor Mark Gordon announced Monday. The new initiative, called the Wyoming Innovation Network (WIN), will look to create a more cohesive effort between the...
Gov. Mark Gordon

Millions Cut From State Budget, Gov. Gordon Calls for ‘Streamlined’ Budgeting Process

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon revealed his answer to the state’s funding crisis late Monday afternoon, which includes slashing $500 million from statewide agency funding. The supplemental budget, if approved by the state legislature, would satisfy...
Average Number of Lab Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Date of Report (screenshot taken at 4:20 p.m. on November 6, 2020) (Courtesy Wyoming Department of Health, Public Domain)

Governor, WDH Work to Address COVID-19 Surge

As COVID-19 continues to rage in Wyoming, Governor Mark Gordon today drew attention to the state’s COVID-19 dashboard and the stressed state of Wyoming’s healthcare system. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Wyoming,...

Wyoming employers thank Gordon for cutting off Federal COVID unemployment checks

By Jennifer Kocher, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  By 7 a.m. Monday, the line of vehicles at Starbucks on Highway 59 in Gillette was already at least a dozen deep....

Local Legislator Unveils Bill, Resolution for Government Elected Recalls

The power to recall elected officials of all levels could be placed in the hands of the Wyoming people, assuming a bill and a resolution granting such power advances through the State Legislature. House Bill...

State’s Revenues ‘Deeply Concerning,’ Gov. Gordon Says

Governor Mark Gordon urged legislators Monday to work with him to lower state spending after a newly published report predicted ongoing revenue deficits for the state’s oil, natural gas and coal industries. Managing the state’s...
An oil and gas rig overlooking Wyoming's Wind River Range. (H/t Larry Zuckerman/BLM Wyoming)

Gov. Gordon Pledges Millions to Put Oil and Gas Workers Back to Work

Employment numbers within the oil and gas industry could improve as  Governor Mark Gordon pledges millions of dollars to complete new and sealed off old wells. The funds, up to $15 million, will come from...
Ogden Driskill

Wyoming lawmakers to introduce bill to combat critical race theory in schools

By Brianna Kraemer, The Center Square Republicans in the Wyoming Legislature hope to prevent critical race theory (CRT) from being taught in the state's schools by introducing a bill that they argue will increase curriculum...