CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The developer of a proposed 46-turbine wind farm near Glenrock is racing to secure financing and finalize a utility contract before its state permit expires early next year.

Wasatch Wind of Park City, Utah, successfully fought off a series of legal challenges from a group of landowners seeking to block the planned 80-megawatt wind farm. And the company has faced other hurdles in breaking ground on a project it first announced in 2010.

Despite the obstacles, Wasatch President Christine Mikell says that the company is moving forward with the project.

Mikell says the company must have its finances in line by May 18 and start construction by July 18.