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A bullet-riddled sign at the abandoned Two Elk power plant site. (Rone Tempest)

Two Elk developer charged with federal criminal fraud

Federal prosecutors have charged Michael J. Ruffatto, developer of the once-proposed Two Elk coal-fired power plant near Gillette, with criminal fraud for bills he submitted under a 2009-2010 federal stimulus grant to research carbon storage on his site in rural …

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Why do voters think Trump will be good for Wyoming?

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates that Trump's plan, which includes massive tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans, would increase the national debt by more than $5 trillion during the next four years. Republicans who say reducing our debt is their No. 1 priority should be apoplectic, not defending this nominee.
The moon rises over a coal silo at the Dry Fork Mine just north of Gillette. The Dry Fork Mine feeds the Dry Fork Power Station, where the Integrated Test Center is being constructed. (Andrew Graham/WyoFile)

Moonrise in coal country

In Gillette, people point hopefully to the uptick in mining activity as a good sign for the local economy, following a year-long slide.