Cheyenne, WY – Three companies have applied in recent weeks to drill more than two dozen oil wells in southeastern Wyoming, an area that has had little oil development.
Industry officials say new techniques that have opened up North Dakota's Bakken shale to oil drilling over the past couple years might soon be used to exploit the Niobrara shale underlying eastern Wyoming.
Laramie, WY – Relatively stable oil prices, along with improved technologies, are raising optimism about the oil industry in parts of Wyoming. Oil prices have remained relatively steady since August - between about 70 and 83 dollars a barrel.
Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Department of Health is reminding people to protect themselves against Hantavirus as they do their spring cleaning. The virus can be spread through urine, droppings, and saliva from rodents. Humans can become infected by direct contact with these contaminated materials, including ingestion or inhalation of small contaminated particles.
Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming Department of Health officials say the state experienced about twice the normal number of flu cases and deaths during the recent flu season. The department has confirmed about 4,100 flu cases and 10 deaths over the extended flu season that started last May and wound down a few weeks ago. The Health Department first detected swine flu in Wyoming in late May. State epidemiologist Dr. Tracy Murphy says the flu bug normally appears in November and hits a peak in February.