2011

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Official studying Wyoming’s workplace fatality problem resigns

December 30, 2011

State Occupational Epidemiologist Timothy Ryan, the man hired a little more than a year ago to analyze Wyoming’s long-standing workplace fatality problem, has resigned to …

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A Curious One

December 30, 2011

A Curious One
 

COLD SNAP RUNNER-UP: A bighorn ewe stops to watch while traversing through Yellowstone National Park. (Dawn Wilson/WyoFile)

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Second Saturday Scotch Tasting: Connoisseurs of Scotch whisky gather in remote Atlantic City to sip and discuss

December 27, 2011

The monthly “Second Saturday” scotch tasting in the Miner’s Delight Inn Bed and Breakfast in Atlantic City has steadily fermented into the rhythm of cultural …

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Boehner let the Tea Party bare its rear

by The Sage Grouse December 27, 2011 December 27, 2011

John Boehner, according to The Sage Grouse, has somehow saved face in the last-minute deal to get the extension, leaving folks like Eric Cantor baring …

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WyoFile editor discusses fracking in radio interview

December 23, 2011

 WyoFile editor discusses fracking in radio interview
My apologies for this late post of my December 13 radio interview on Canadian Public Broadcasting about hydraulic fracturing …

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Wonderland

December 23, 2011

Wonderland
 

COLD SNAP RUNNER-UP: Twilight descends on a calm day over a frozen Fremont Lake. (David J. Bell/WyoFile)
 

Energy Thumbnail image for California company & Wyo legislator seek to delay well-plugging with hopes that microbes will rebuild production

California company & Wyo legislator seek to delay well-plugging with hopes that microbes will rebuild production

December 20, 2011

The persistent low price of natural gas continues to push coal-bed methane gas operators in the Powder River Basin to the brink of bankruptcy, leaving …

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WyoFile’s Cold Snap Champ

December 20, 2011

WyoFile was floored with the amazing photography sent in to the 2011 Cold Snap Challenge. Picking a winner wasn’t easy, but it happened:
"Bison Caravan" — …

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Newt Attacks the Courts

by The Sage Grouse December 20, 2011 December 20, 2011

The Sage Grouse reacts to recent comments by GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich about going after “activist judges.”

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A Different Kind Of Icicle

December 16, 2011

A Different Kind Of Icicle
 

A frozen waterfall stops short of the hot springs in Thermopolis. (Photo by Mike Willard/Flickr)

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Wyoming Delegation: Rep. Cynthia Lummis among Richest Members of Congress

December 13, 2011

An examination of public records reveals how Cynthia Lummis became one of the richest members of Congress, with a wealth of business holdings throughout Wyoming.

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Proposed law could ban bicyclists from some roads in Grand Teton National Park

December 13, 2011

A new park road law under consideration by state Congress includes a so-called “bicycle safety” provision that enthusiasts view as a threat to their sport.

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The Problem With Elections is Re-Election

by The Sage Grouse December 13, 2011 December 13, 2011

The Sage Grouse contemplates how current term limits have fallen victim to extended campaign seasons, essentially neutering the opportunity for real policy work.

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Salazar wants Wyo-style sage grouse management across the West

December 9, 2011

Salazar wants Wyo-style sage grouse management across the West
At a press conference in Cheyenne today Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wyoming’s “core areas” sage grouse …

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Winter Waddle

December 9, 2011

Winter Waddle
 

Two geese trek across an icy patch nearby the Bighorn River in Thermopolis. (Photo by Teresa Hooper/Flickr)

Energy Thumbnail image for EPA Pavillion report stokes fire over fracking

EPA Pavillion report stokes fire over fracking

December 8, 2011

EPA Pavillion report stokes fire over fracking
An Environmental Protection Agency draft report on Thursday confirms that chemicals commonly used in hydraulic fracturing in the extraction …

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Windsor drops bid for #26-2 well near Clark

December 8, 2011

Windsor drops bid for #26-2 well near Clark
This week Windsor Energy Group notified Shoshone National Forest and Wyoming Bureau of Land Management officials that it …

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Drilling to Energy Independence: Can the West save us from foreign oil imports?

December 6, 2011

— This story was written in collaboration with the Rural West Initiative at the Bill Lane Center for the American West.
True to the frontier attitude …

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Appeals court says Yellowstone grizzlies must remain protected

December 6, 2011

Reprinted with permission from Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC. Not for republication by Wyoming media.
A federal appeals court last week upheld a Montana judge’s decision …

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Abel lost long ago, Cain loses now

by The Sage Grouse December 6, 2011 December 6, 2011

Abel lost long ago, Cain loses now
 
Folks, we in Wyoming were maybe not that far from the Great Fall, the exit from the Garden of …