From coal-plant workers to conservation heroes and wild-eyed broncos, WyoFile captured the state’s 2019 stories in images.
Looming coal plant closures, energy industry layoffs and an exodus of young people has several Wyoming communities scratching their heads about how to forge economic transitions.
The future is uncertain for the more than 800 workers who run the Jim Bridger power plant and associated mines in southwest Wyoming. Are they the canaries of their industry?
The Bridger Underground Mine’s 2021 closure could end a unique and difficult way of making a living and powering the nation in southwest Wyoming.