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Sublette leak spilled 21,000 gallons of produced water

November 12, 2014

The Department of Environmental Quality has told QEP Resources, Inc. of its options to clean up the spill, which was discovered Oct. 26.

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake

Republicans’ majority in Senate could be short-lived

November 11, 2014

Republicans need to be cautious not to overstep their mandate, and Democrats need to avoid further missteps.

Peaks To Plains Wyoming winter

Where’s the big snow?

November 11, 2014

Forecasters are still unsure about what kind of winter we’ll have in Wyoming.

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BLM posts federal mineral lease parcels for February sale

November 6, 2014

The sale includes parcels located in Big Horn, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Natrona, Niobrara, Park, Washakie and Weston counties in Wyoming.

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Panel for students with disabilities sets meeting for public comment

November 4, 2014

Panel for students with disabilities sets meeting for public comment
(Press release) — The Wyoming Advisory Panel for Students with Disabilities (WAPSD) will hold a public …

Featured O'gara

Political allies Simpson and Cheney differ greatly in public life

Commentary by Guest Column November 4, 2014 November 4, 2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is taking part in a new PBS documentary, but isn’t likely to “spill his guts,” says journalist Geoffrey O’Gara.

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake

Papers make case against Mead, but endorse him for re-election

November 4, 2014

Wyoming’s two largest newspapers go through Houdini-like contortions to support Gov. Mead’s bid for re-election.

Peaks To Plains Kelsey Dayton

Author: There’s a lifetime of skiing south of Teton Pass

November 4, 2014

Jackson Hole Backcountry Skier’s Guide: South features backcountry skiing opportunities in the Snake River, Salt, Wyoming and other mountain ranges south of Teton Pass.

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UW professor previews book critical of energy influence

October 31, 2014

Jeffrey Lockwood says the book documents how the energy industry has colluded with government in Wyoming to censor freedom of speech and education.

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Wyo. energy revenue flat as state braces for power plant rule

October 31, 2014

Recent forecasts indicate Wyoming can expect little growth in its energy revenue, while officials say EPA’s CO2 reduction targets are unreasonable.

Peaks To Plains Yellowstone grizzly population

Reports say Yellowstone grizzly population is strong

October 30, 2014

Biologists this week reported a record estimate for female Yellowstone grizzlies with cubs born this year, the lowest mortality since 2009, and an estimated 1,000 …

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Fortification Creek gas development monitoring meeting scheduled

October 30, 2014

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO) will host a Fortification Creek Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) Monitoring meeting on Nov. 19

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake

Is there a doctor in the Senate who can actually help us?

October 28, 2014

Kerry Drake calls out Senator Barrasso for his cynical reaction to the Ebola crisis.

Peaks To Plains Kelsey Dayton

Yellowstone’s scariest stories

October 28, 2014

This Halloween, skip the ghost stories and curl up with true tales of horror from the nation’s first National Park.

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Group plans $100 million project to remake science at UWYO

October 23, 2014

A task force is nearing completion on a $100 M “Science Initiative” plan to remake the teaching of science at the University of Wyoming.

The Drake's Take kerry drake

The fight for equal rights in Wyoming isn’t over

October 21, 2014

Marriage equality represents a good step forward, but there is still much work to be done.

Peaks To Plains kelsey Dayton

Three people inducted into Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame

October 21, 2014

David Sweet, David Lockman and Abraham Archibald “A.A.” Anderson dedicated time and careers to helping the state’s forests, fish and wildlife.

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Wilderness at 50: Understanding its role in today’s economy

Commentary by Guest Column October 14, 2014 October 14, 2014

A survey from earlier this year found that “69 percent of Westerners are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports protections for some …

The Drake's Take Kerry Drake

Satire: Mead can use what he’s done as governor to kick-start career

October 14, 2014

A satirical look at Gov. Mead’s accomplishments after the end of his likely second term suggests a career in suing the feds, no matter the …

Peaks To Plains backcountry conservation

Groups propose new ‘Backcountry Conservation’ designation

October 14, 2014

The proposed new designation would protect land for hunting and fishing, while allowing agricultural and energy uses with landscape-wide planning.