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Four more years: What a second Obama administration could mean for energy in Wyoming (November 16, 2012)

Wyoming’s economy is enormously dependent on the energy industry. The state produces the most coal in the country, and natural gas production flourishes here. Before the 2012 election, industry leaders warned that re-electing President Obama could cripple the state’s economy… … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Tourists Warned To Watch For Bears (June 18, 2012)

After reading about a string of human deaths caused by bears in Yellowstone National Park, I pitched a story to NPR looking into the needs and habits of bears… and the habits and misconceptions of park visitors. I spent a … Continue reading

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Farmer has big plans to make the Valley beef central (Sunday, January 30, 2011)

Rebecca Martinez/staff STAUNTON — For all the cattle raised in Augusta County, they sure don’t stick around. Calves were sold, often in lots, at the Staunton Union Stock Yards Friday. Most of them will be sent to Pennsylvania or the … Continue reading

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Trash talk: Landfill does what it can with what it’s given (Monday, January 24, 2011)

Rebecca Martinez/staff  From atop a million tons of garbage, you can see pretty far. “Nothing beats seeing the sun rise above the mountains from the top of the landfill,” said Greg Thomasson, director of Solid Waste Management at the Augusta … Continue reading

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