The Casper Star-Tribune’s owners and a labor union formed by reporters enter a key round of contract negotiations and a critical crossroads for Wyoming journalism this month.
The Powder River Basin power plant promoter reported to a minimum security federal prison in California this week to begin serving an 18-month sentence.
Rent money that now goes to the U.S. Treasury would instead be used to approve expansions, reduce ski-area costs.
One reporter brought the Two Elk scandal to light and tracked the twisting tale of greed, fraud and government ineptitude for more than a decade.
A federal judge in Pittsburgh on Wednesday sentenced the power plant promoter to prison for stealing $5.7 million in federal stimulus funds.