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A railroad restoration company’s C.E.O. will serve over two years in prison after defrauding the federal government and knowingly exposing his employees to hazardous material. Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced today (July 11, 2022) that John Eldon Rimmasch, 47, of Cheyenne, and his company Wasatch Railroad Contractors, appeared before Federal District Court Judge Alan…

Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company (CLFP), doing business as Black Hills Energy, announced today it will serve its first customer under its Blockchain Interruptible Service Tariff, a new electric rate option to support the growing blockchain industry in Wyoming. “We are pleased to deliver yet another innovative solution to support business and technology growth…

With the complete closure of Yellowstone, the State of Wyoming encourages suddenly-stranded tourists to consider the many opportunities in Wyoming State Parks. After extensive damage and flooding in Yellowstone National Park, park officials evacuated the entire park to keep visitors safe. Many tourists suddenly found themselves stranded in northwest Wyoming with no contingencies. There is…

Touropia cites Cody’s charm, cost of living, and excellent schools as its rationale for naming Cody as the best place to make a living in Wyoming. The travel and tourism website Touropia published its list of the “12 Best Cities in Wyoming to Live and Visit” on April 19, 2022. Rather than focus on each…

A railroad restoration company owner has been found guilty of charges that could mean over 100 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines. 47-year-old John Eldon Rimmasch, the founder and C.E.O. of Wasatch Railroad Contractors, was found guilty of five counts of wire fraud and one count of knowing endangerment. His trial occurred…

W.Y.D.O.T. will soon have the resources needed to make Wyoming roads and highways more amendable to a future of electric vehicles. Wyoming will soon receive nearly four million dollars of federal money for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula. The funds will be expressly used to facilitate electric vehicle infrastructure development, especially charging stations,…

A Cody teacher is one of two Wyoming educators selected to receive the most prestigious education awards offered in the United States in 2022. The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (P.A.E.M.S.T.) is the highest recognition that K-12 mathematics, science, or computer science teachers can receive in the nation. Enacted by Congress…

Wyoming legislators may use 2022 to legally define the ownership of the state’s undiscovered dinosaurs, mammoths, and other fossils on private land. The 66th Session of the Wyoming Legislature will convene on Monday, Feb. 14. There are dozens of House Bills and Senate Files for legislators to consider during the session. One of the proposed…

With winter around the corner, W.Y.D.O.T. is looking for dozens of operators to keep Wyoming roads free of snow – but there’s not much interest in these jobs. Snow removal on Wyoming highways is one of the most important tasks for the Wyoming Department of Transportation. But now, they’re dealing with low supply and –…

Cody joins five other Wyoming cities by hosting events to decide the future of medical and recreational marijuana through votes rather than bills. Oil City News reports that the Libertarian Party of Wyoming has joined forces with Compassionate Options Wyoming. Their goal? To decriminalize marijuana in the State of Wyoming. Specifically, the groups are holding…


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