Contura Announces Agreement to Resolve Reclamation Obligations Related to Powder River Basin Mines

In a news release, Contura Energy says it may have found a new buyer for the so called, Western Assets. That’d be Belle Ayr & Eagle Butte coal mines. The initial plan to have Contura take over and resume operations at the mines here hit a snag in trying to negotiate several million dollars worth […]


On various dates in September, Special Olympics Wyoming athletes from Wyoming’s communities will compete at Area Fall Tournament competitions at venues throughout the state. These competitions are in preparation for the State Fall Tournament that will be held in Casper, WY on October 9-11, 2019.  State Fall Tournament is one of the four main Special Olympics Wyoming […]

Riverstone Credit Partners Says Blackjewel Told Them Contura Deal Is Dead

In court documents filed yesterday in Federal Bankruptcy Court, Riverstone Credit Partners, a company to whom Blackjewel, LLC owes millions of dollars said, Blackjewel has told them the deal with Contura Energy to buy the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr surface mines here is “dead.” The reason says Blackjewel is Contura’s insistence on shortening the […]

AARP Wyoming Shows Impact of Skyrocketing Drug Prices on Wyomingites with New Data and Infographic

AARP Wyoming today released new state data and an infographic illustrating the impact of high prescription drug prices for Wyoming residents, specifically those living with cancer, prediabetes or diabetes, and heart disease. AARP unveiled the infographic at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) annual conference as part of AARP’s nationwide Stop Rx Greed […]

Enzi, Library of Congress to host Veterans History Project Day Sept. 7 in Cheyenne

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging veterans in Wyoming to share their stories as part of the Veterans History Project, an initiative that aims to preserve and make accessible the personal recollections of American veterans. Enzi, in collaboration with the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress, is hosting an […]

Wyoming Legislature Considers Measure To Allow Challenge To Adjudication Of Mental Illness

A Joint Judiciary Interim Committee of the Wyoming Legislature is meeting for a second day today at Casper College. One of the items the committee will consider is a draft proposal for a bill to establish a process, pursuant to federal law, whereby a person adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed […]

Basin Radio Network Opinion Poll Question

Campbell County will look into whether charges can be brought against the former CEO of Blackjewel Jeff Hoops who’s mismanagement of the company led to led to it’s sudden collapse. According to the Gillette News-Record at the Commission’s monthly meeting with elected officials, Commissioner Mark Christensen asked County Attorney Ron Wirthwein to look into how […]