Bankruptcy

Despite repeated promises made during bankruptcy proceedings last week–the Casper Star-Tribune reports that the sale of two Wyoming coal mines has yet to be finalized and hundreds of workers remain out of work. A federal judge approved the sale transfer of bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel’s Wyoming mines to its previous owner Contura Energy on Tuesday,…

Attorneys for Blackjewel say the bankrupt coal company continues to seek funding to reopen two large coal mines in Wyoming. The Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines have been closed since July 1. The Milton, West Virginia-based company is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy and hundreds of Wyoming miners are out of work. Eagle Butte and…

Shopko Hometown in Worland will be closing its doors late this Spring. A report from the Northern Wyoming News indicates the scheduled store closing is May 12th. Other Shopko stores around the Big Horn Basin had already announced closings; including the Thermopolis and Greybull stores. Greybull’s Shopko doors are expected to close on March 2nd.…


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