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An open pit coal mine. (Sean Gallup/Getty)
An open pit coal mine. (Sean Gallup/Getty)
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BLM Accepts $793 Million For Coal Lease Sale [AUDIO]

Scientists are using computer models to gain a better understanding of what makes wildfires go. Doug Randall reports.  Federal land managers  say they have accepted a $793 million bid from Peabody Energy to mine a massive reserve of publicly-owned coal in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. But an environmental research group says the deal dramatically underestimates the coal’s value. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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C-130 Hercules (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tony R. Tolley)
C-130 Hercules (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tony R. Tolley)
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C-130 Out of North Carolina Crashes in South Dakota

United States Northern Command public affairs says  a C-130 airplane crashed Sunday night in southwestern South Dakota where it was assigned as an airborne tanker fighting a wildfire there.

The plane equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System, otherwise know as MAFFS,  was fighting the White Draw Fire near Edgemont, S.D.  at t

Squirrel Creek Fire (Facebook)
Squirrel Creek Fire (Facebook)
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UW Has Wildfire Information For Homeowners [AUDIO]

The University of Wyoming Extension Disaster education Network site contains emergency contacts and information to help homeowners with wildfires and other natural and human-caused disasters. Doug Randall reports. Gov.  Matt Mead says  the state will do what’s necessary to cover its costs of fighting wildfires around wyoming. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Tribal Group Likes the Health Care Decision [AUDIO]

A national trial advocacy group is praising the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act. Doug Randall reports. The Medicine Bow National Forest in southeast Wyoming is seeing  its third wildfire of the season. Spokesman  Larry Sandoval says the 5,000 acre Arapaho fire is the second so far in the Laramie peak area in northern Albany County. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis
U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis
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Lummis: State’s AML Funds Taken

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)Friday voted against the two-year Transportation Conference Committee Agreement, after it was discovered that U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) removed  Abandoned Mine Land (AML) funds guaranteed to the state of Wyoming to cover the legislation’s hefty price tag on items unrelated to highway spending.

Although many states, including Montana, tribes, and union miners from the east all receive AML funds,  Lummis, in a news release, says Wyoming was the only one targeted.

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Curt Gowdy State Park (Courtesy of Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trailsks
Curt Gowdy State Park (Courtesy of Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trailsks
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State Parks Bans All Open Fires [AUDIO]

U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY)  said despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring the individual mandate int he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional, the bill is unworkable and needs to be repealed.  The Wyoming Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails has instituted a ban on all open fires at sites located on state lands. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News. 

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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NFIB: Disappointed in SCOTUS Decision on ACA [AUDIO]

A spokesman for the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the lead plaintiff in the Affordable Care Act” lawsuit says the organization is disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the individual mandate. Divergent interests in Wyoming say they are pleased the Bureau of Land Management has postponed a decision on new rules for hydraulic fracturing. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News. 

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Gov. Matt Mead (Courtesy of Governor's Office)
Gov. Matt Mead (Courtesy of Governor's Office)
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Gov. Mead:EPA Should Drop Proposed Emission Standards

Gov. Matt Mead says the Environmental Protection Agency should drop a proposed rule on carbon dioxide emissions standards for new power plants. Keyhole State Park is the latest place to ban open fires. Doug Randall reports. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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