As companies replace aging wind turbines, blades are being buried in stacks at a handful of landfills, including Casper's. The blades have swept Casper into a national discussion around renewable energy, waste and environmental responsibility.
The Senate Appropriations Committee proposed a bill to require energy utilities to provide a vast majority of their electricity from a restricted list of energy sources by 2021 — a list that excludes wind and solar. The bill did not receive enough votes Thursday morning to be introduced.
Production totals for Wyoming’s PRB mines released this past week show 2019 came in at 266.8 million tons for the year, the first time in more than two decades the basin has been below 280 million tons.
Cory Poulos never imagined his hobby would grow into a full-service event company, or that Occasions by Cory would expand in just over five years into its latest development: a downtown Casper event space.
Poulos moved his business from a smaller space and in December opened in the 21,000-square foot building on Wolcott Street.
“I never set out to do what I'm doing,” he said. “Six years ago, well, even four years ago, I mean, if somebody would have asked me where I would be today, I would never have thought that this would have been something that was feasible.”