Jeffrey City

Open Spaces
4:31 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Jeffrey City Sheriff Deputy J.D. Darnell looks back on Jeffrey City during the boom and bust

Jeffrey City is mostly empty today, though it once was home to a significant uranium boom that brought thousands of workers to the town.
Irina Zhorov

J.D. Darnell is a resident of Jeffrey City and has served as Sheriff's Deputy since the 1970s. The town is a lot quieter now than it was during the last uranium boom, which brought miners to the region, and plenty of excitement. That was all over by the mid-80s.Darnell looks back on Jeffrey City then, and now. 

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Open Spaces
4:27 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

A poem about Jeffrey City by Lori Howe

Jeffrey City might look like a lonely area to some, but it can also be inspirational.  Laramie writer and poet Lori Howe shares her thoughts in this piece called Jeffrey City, Wyoming.

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Open Spaces
5:20 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

Uranium Mining In Jeffrey City: Past, Present and Future

The McIntosh Pit in Jeffrey City is full of water that has a high content of radionucleides.
Irina Zhorov

HOST: Everyone is predicting a uranium boom internationally and Wyoming has the largest deposits in the U.S. The state has a legacy of uranium mining, as well. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov looks at the boom and its history.

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