Rare earth shortage sparks international concern

Geologist Adrian VanRythoven (right) discussing the focus of the Bull Hill area of the Bearlodge with senior geologist Richard Larsen of Rare Element Resources. Larsen stated, “We will develop a reliable domestic rare element source and will always be compliant with mining and environmental laws. We will be good neighbors.” (Curt Moberg photo)

Wyoming to step up the search for new potential sources   By Sarah Pridgeon As the United States, in collaboration with the European Union and Japan, challenge the World Trade Organization against export restrictions on rare earth minerals from China,…

“False spring” triggers early fire season

By Sarah Pridgeon Crook County was among the low-lying areas of the state to be issued a Red Flag warning from the National Weather Service last week. Because the recent mild weather has caused a “false spring,” there is concern…

Redistricting plan gets approval

Crook, portions of Weston & Campbell Counties to make up new senate district   By Sarah Pridgeon The state’s redistricting plan passed the Senate vote last Thursday and now requires only Governor Matt Mead’s signature to become law. The plan,…

City council to appoint new member

Council hopes to have Goodson replacement in place next month   By Sarah Pridgeon Following the announcement of Council Member Larry Goodson’s resignation at this month’s regular meeting of the City Council, Mayor Paul Brooks and the remaining council members…

County Republicans choose Romney

By Sarah Pridgeon Bruce Brown, supporting presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has been selected to attend the National Republican Party Convention in August. The vote to select an alternate delegate, which took place at the Crook County Republican Party’s 2012 Convention…