Rawlins, Wy – The state Industrial Siting Council has been informed that construction on a proposed coal-to-liquids plant near Medicine Bow will be delayed for nearly a year until 2010. Tom Schroeder of the ISC told the Carbon County Commission that DKRW officials informed him that the plant is likely to break ground in January 2010 instead of April 2009 as planned. Plans for the $2 billion plant have not been canceled, he said. The proposed plant would use clean-coal technology to convert
U-S House candidates Gary Trauner and Cynthia Lummis held a debate
Wyoming – Sunday, October 12, 2008 in Laramie U-S House candidates Gary Trauner and Cynthia Lummis held a debate moderated by Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck. The candidates debated for an hour on issues ranging from the economy to winter use. The debate was sponsored by the Wyoming Restaurant and Lodging Association and recorded by Wyoming Public Radio.
Laramie, Wyo. – The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared upward by more than 900 points today. But this has been a difficult month on Wall Street. You may be tempted to avoid the potholes, but the UniWyo Federal Credit Union's Shannon Markle says converting your investments to cash will devalue your money over time.
That's because money in a traditional savings account cannot grow fast enough to keep up with inflation.
Laramie, Wyo. – The National Weather Service says up to three feet of snow could fall on the mountains outside of Lander by Saturday. Riverton forecaster Paul Skrbac says the snow will fall statewide. Skrbac says wind gusts could reach 55 miles per hour in southern Wyoming and cause blizzard conditions along Interstate 80 near Rock Springs. He says the conditions will deteriorate through the weekend.
Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Health says it can't pinpoint the source of bubonic plague that infected a Boy Scout from Connecticut who visited Yellowstone National Park and other sites this summer.
Kim Deti, spokeswoman for the health department, says the Boy Scout was diagnosed after he returned home. She says he was hospitalized and fully recovered.
The scout was with a group that traveled to Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park and other places in Wyoming in late July and early August.
Great Falls, Mont. – Senators from Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota are all lobbying the U.S. Air Force to choose their respective states as the site of a new command center to oversee the nation's nuclear arsenal.
The Air Force recently decided to consolidate under one command center control over land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, and airborne bombers capable of carrying nuclear bombs. All three states hold ground-based intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Cheyenne, Wy – AAA says the average price for a gallon of gasoline in Wyoming has dropped below $3.41 for the first time since April. And the group says it expects prices will continue to drop. The auto club says that the recent slide in fuel prices is because of the sharp drop in the price of oil, to near $90 a barrel. In addition, it says that lower demand for petroleum in both the United States and Europe and the weakening of the Euro are bringing gas prices down. Denice Harris is spokeswoman for the association. She says the
Sheridan, Wy – Downtown Sheridan has been designated one of the country's "10 Great Neighborhoods" by the American Planning Association. W. Paul Farmer, the association's executive director, calls Sheridan a "role model of good planning for communities around the country." The association says neighborhoods are evaluated on a range of features, including design, architecture, safety, and accommodation of multiple uses and multiple modes of transportation. Sheridan associate city planner Elizabeth Wood says Sheridan's
Lander, Wy – A genetically pure species of trout is being sucked into irrigation ditches near Dubois. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Erin Smith says biologists are tracking 41 Yellowstone cutthroat trout with radio transmitters in the East Fork of the Wind River. She says the department is gathering data so it can better manage the animal's habitat.