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 […]

West Virginia Bankruptcy Judge Keeps Hope Alive For Displaced Mine Workers In Campbell County

A bankruptcy judge today in West Virginia approved a motion on behalf of Blackjewel, Llc. It was an, ‘Emergency Motion For an Order Authorizing Debtors to Obtain Interim Junior, Postpetition Financing From New DIP Lenders.’ Blackjewel secured a short-term loan in the amount of $2,900,000 from two lenders, Highbridge Capital & Management, LLC and (ii) […]

Black Jewel Ch. 11 – Emergency Bankruptcy Hearing Underway NOW – Judge Considers Interim, Junior, DIP Financing In Bid To Buy A Few Extra Days For Black Jewel To Find Permanent Solution

The emergency hearing also comes on a day when Black Jewel employees learned their health-care and medical coverage had been dropped with medical facilities refusing Black Jewel employee’s insurance and demanding payment for medical services in cash. The court is now in recess for thirty minutes as the issue of which creditors will be given […]

Attorneys General For Virginia & Kentucky Plead With Judge For Relief To Miners Hung Out To Dry By Black Jewel’s Incompetence

In a joint letter to the bankruptcy court handling the Chapter 11 proceedings of Black Jewel, LLC, The Attorneys General of Virginia and Kentucky pleaded with the Hon. Matthew J. Hayes to provide relief for hundreds of miners and their families facing catastrophe after Black Jewel abruptly filed for bankruptcy two weeks ago. The checks […]

Powder River Basin Resource Council Statement on Contura-Blackjewel Permit Transfer Hearing

“In light of Blackjewel’s bankruptcy and how chaotically this situation evolved, we thank the EQC for staying the permit transfers at this time. We are relieved that the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr permits will remain under Contura,” said Powder River Basin Resource Council Chair Joyce Evans.  “However, we are disappointed that we ended up […]