2011

Photo Friday

Surmountable

December 2, 2011

Surmountable
 

The sun rises over a snow-covered hill in Evanston, Wyoming. (Photo by Jay White/Flickr)

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WyoFile’s Cold Snap Challenge

November 29, 2011

WyoFile is seeking compelling photography of wintertime in Wyoming. We’re looking for people, scenery, wildlife or whatever you and your camera come across.

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Landing a Land Transaction

November 29, 2011

A Wyoming congressional representative is trying to resurrect a federal land sale act to reduce the budget deficit and help the National Park Service end …

Photo Friday

Four Wheels, One Tube

November 25, 2011

Four Wheels, One Tube
 

A group has some fun with a four wheeler and an inflatable tube on the wintery plains outside of South Baxter, Wyoming. …

Environment Thumbnail image for The Big Drain: Million pipeline proposal may be on the rocks, but the thirst for Green River water is unquenched

The Big Drain: Million pipeline proposal may be on the rocks, but the thirst for Green River water is unquenched

November 22, 2011

Flaming Gorge Reservoir has capacity to hold 3.5 million acre-feet altogether. That’s a big bucket, exceeded in the Colorado River Basin by only two others: …

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Water Pipeline Permitting is no Easy Task

November 22, 2011

Experts say Aaron Million’s pipeline project won’t begin construction any time soon, not before weaving through a wealth of legal obstacles and obtaining permission from …

Energy Thumbnail image for Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines

Feds attempt to speed complicated process of building power lines

November 22, 2011

The Obama administration announced in October a new attempt to streamline power line permitting among dozens of federal and state agencies.

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Support WyoFile’s successful mission

by The Sage Grouse November 22, 2011 November 22, 2011

The Sage Grouse makes an important pitch to readers: consider supporting WyoFile and its mission of in-depth reporting on Wyoming’s people, places and policy.

Photo Friday

Up and Coming

November 18, 2011

Up and Coming
 

A young male bighorn sheep grazes in the National Elk Refuge of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (Photo by Coulter Sunderman/Flickr)

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Can Wyoming put its mouth where its money is?

November 17, 2011

Wyoming coal — in terms that coal is one of Wyoming’s powerhouse economic drivers — is likely to continue to lose its share of the …

The Pitch

New rules for royalty-free gas flares up for comment

November 16, 2011

New rules for royalty-free gas flares up for comment
The Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments has issued its proposed policy changes regarding royalty-free flaring …

The Pitch

BLM extends review/comment period for Lander area public lands plan

November 16, 2011

BLM extends review/comment period for Lander area public lands plan
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has extended the public review and comment period for the …

Energy Report Thumbnail image for Keystone pipeline would benefit Wyo oil producers

Keystone pipeline would benefit Wyo oil producers

November 15, 2011

Oil pipeline capacity is a challenge that Wyoming officials wish to have as they look across the Colorado border with a bit of rig-envy at …

Environment Thumbnail image for From hay fields to fish flows: Pinedale irrigator first in Wyoming to convert water right for fish

From hay fields to fish flows: Pinedale irrigator first in Wyoming to convert water right for fish

November 15, 2011

The concept of protecting water to stay flowing in-stream for fish was once fiercely-fought by the agriculture community, but many things have changed over the …

Energy Thumbnail image for EPA Finds Compound Used in Fracking in Wyoming Aquifer

EPA Finds Compound Used in Fracking in Wyoming Aquifer

November 15, 2011

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica. Not for republication by Wyoming media.
As the country awaits results from a nationwide safety study on the natural gas drilling …

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Gaffes

by The Sage Grouse November 15, 2011 November 15, 2011

The Sage Grouse returns with a commentary on recent gaffes by those seeking to be the next President of the United States, and by our …

The Pitch

Great new tool for access to state lands

November 14, 2011

Great new tool for access to state lands
The Office of State Lands and Investments just launched a great new online mapping application to navigate access …

Photo Friday

Frost Flower

November 11, 2011

Frost Flower
 

A small flower emerges from the snow in Arrowhead Springs, Wyoming. (WyoFile Flickr photo by Michael Sutphin)

Energy Thumbnail image for Art & Energy: Coal’s reaction to ‘Carbon Sink’ sculpture reveals the power of art — and the essence of education

Art & Energy: Coal’s reaction to ‘Carbon Sink’ sculpture reveals the power of art — and the essence of education

November 8, 2011

When British artist Chris Drury created the “Carbon Sink” sculpture on the University of Wyoming campus earlier this year, it’s message of coal’s spiraling environmental …

Energy Thumbnail image for Up In Smoke: How much state gas will be flared without taxation?

Up In Smoke: How much state gas will be flared without taxation?

November 8, 2011

The Office of State Lands and Investment’s board is considering extending the amount of time an operator is allowed to flare state-owned minerals before severance …