Peabody lays off 50 temporary workers

GILLETTE — Peabody Energy Corp. has laid off about 50 workers from its flagship North Antelope Rochelle coal mine in southern Campbell County.

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NEWS BRIEFS for Friday, March 6, 2020

News in Brief from across the Cowboy State

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WBC doesn’t recommend money for biomedical company

CHEYENNE — The $3 million loan and $3 million grant designed to help a biomedical company expand its operation in Cheyenne failed to get a recommendation Thursday from the Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors.

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Transgender worries threaten female genital mutilation ban

Concerns in the Wyoming Senate over gender reassignment surgeries threaten an effort to criminalize female genital mutilation that soared through the House.

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Senate advances bill designed to protect counties from unpaid taxes

CHEYENNE – After two days of debate – and nearly punting the bill to the interim for another year – the Wyoming Senate will be taking up legislation requiring extractive industries to pay ad valorem taxes on a monthly basis.

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New game warden station to cost more than $600,000

NEWCASTLE — The Newcastle Game Warden Station currently under construction on Musser Road will cost the Wyoming Game and Fish Department over $600,000, according to updated information received from Mark Nelson, the official custodian of records for the agency.

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