A NEUROSURGEON WHO WORKED AT THE MOUNTAIN VIEW REGIONAL HOSPITAL HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO ACCESS HER PATIENTS' RECORDS AFTER THE WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER BOUGHT IT EARLIER THIS YEAR.
ON FRIDAY AND MONDAY, ATTORNEYS FOR DR. ANJE KIM ASKED THE NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT TO GRANT HER A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER DEMANDING BOTH HOSPITALS STOP WITHHOLDING ACCESS TO HER RECORDS SO SHE CAN TREAT THEM AND COMPLY WITH HER ETHICAL AND LEGAL OBLIGATIONS.

KIM WAS RECRUITED BY THE FOR-PROFIT MOUNTAIN VIEW REGIONAL HOSPITAL IN 2012.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE NONPROFIT WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER BOUGHT MOUNTAIN VIEW AND WITH THAT ITS EQUIPMENT AND OTHER ASSETS -- THE MOST IMPORTANT ASSET BEING THE PATIENTS.

BUT IN HER LAWSUIT, KIM SAID SHE DIDN'T CONSENT TO HAVING PATIENT RECORDS TRANSFERRED, AN ACT THAT SHE SAID USURPED HER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HER AND HER PATIENTS WITHOUT HER CONSENT.

BESIDES THAT, THE ACTION VIOLATED HER OBLIGATIONS REQUIRED BY THE WYOMING MEDICAL PRACTICE ACT, THE WYOMING BOARD OF MEDICINE RULES AND REGULATIONS, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID.

FRIDAY, WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER'S ATTORNEY SCOTT ORTIZ REJECTED KIM'S REQUEST FOR THE RESTRAINING ORDER, SAYING SHE SIGNED A VOLUNTARY AGREEMENT THAT IS NOW PART OF THE WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER.

ORTIZ SAID KIM ALSO VIOLATED THE TERMS OF HER AGREEMENT WITH MOUNTAIN VIEW INCLUDING A PROMISE NOT TO COMPETE WITH THE WYOMING MEIDCAL CENTER.

DISTRICT COURT JUDGE CATHERINE WILKING HEARD THE CASE AND WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO GRANT KIM'S DEMAND THAT THE WYOMING MEDICAL CENTER GIVE HER ACCESS TO HER RECORDS.
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A BANK WITH OVER 20 BRANCHES IN WYOMING HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL NO LONGER DO BUSINESS WITH COMPANIES INVOLVED IN CERTAIN TYPES OF PROJECTS IN THE ENERGY INDUSTRY.

ON THEIR WEBSITE, BANK OF THE WEST RECENTLY MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THEY WILL NOT FINANCE COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS AND COAL MINES WHICH ARE NOT INVOLVED IN TRANSITIONING TO OTHER ENERGY SOURCES.

THE COMPANY ALSO SAID THEY WILL NO LONGER DO BUSINESS WITH COMPANIES INVOLVED IN THE MARKETING, EXPLORATION, TRADE OR DISTRIBUTION OF OIL AND GAS THAT COMES FROM SHALE AND TAR SANDS.

PER THEIR STATEMENT, THEY WILL BE INVESTING WHERE THEY FEEL THEY CAN MAKE THE MOST IMPACT, LIKE ADVANCING DIVERSITY AND WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS, FINANCING FOR MORE SMALL BUSINESSES, PROMOTING PROGRAMS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, AND WITHDRAWING SUPPORT FROM COMPANIES AND BUSINESS ACTIVITIES THAT ARE DETRIMENTAL TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND PEOPLE'S HEALTH.

AS A LONG-TERM PARTNER OF THE ENERGY INDUSTRY, THE COMPANY SAID, THEY ARE PROUD TO WORK WITH COMPANIES IN OIL, COAL AND GAS THAT ARE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE ENERGY TRANSITION AND COMMITTED TO BUILDING A MORE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE.

BANK OF THE WEST HAS 23 BRANCHES IN WYOMING, IN LOCATIONS INCLUDING CHEYENNE, CASPER, GILLETTE, SHERIDAN, GREEN RIVER AND SEVERAL OTHER COMMUNITIES. THE BANK IS BASED IN SAN FRANCISCO AND IS A SUBSIDIARY OF A FRENCH COMPANY.
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ONE OF THE UNFORTUNATE BITS OF CALCULUS FOR AN OIL PRODUCING STATE LIKE WYOMING, IS THAT WHEN GASOLINE PRICES GO DOWN, THAT USUALLY MEANS THAT OIL PRICES ARE DOWN, TOO.

AND DAN MCTEAGUE OF GASBUDDY DOT COM SAYS, THAT'S WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.

AND PART OF THE REASON IS THE TENSIONS WITH OUR TRADING PARTNERS OVER TARIFFS, AND THE WITHDRAWAL FROM THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR TREATY.

MEANWHILE THE PRICE OF GASOLINE IN WYOMING THIS WEEK IS IN THE $2.80 RANGE.
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ONE OF THE THREE MEN VYING FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION TO BE WYOMING'S NEXT TREASURER SAYS HIS OPPONENTS AREN'T SEEING SOME OF THE REAL ISSUES IN THE TREASURER'S OFFICE..

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JACKSON, WYO. (AP) - A NEW SEARCH IS BEING CONDUCTED IN NORTHWEST WYOMING FOR A MISSING UTAH MAN SUSPECTED OF KILLING TWO WOMEN AND A 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL LAST YEAR IN IDAHO.

AUTHORITIES BELIEVE MIKE BULLINGER HAS DIED IN A REMOTE AREA OF THE BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST.

TETON COUNTY SHERIFF'S SGT. TODD STANYON SAYS THE SEARCH TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY IS CONSIDERED TO BE A FOLLOW-UP SEARCH TO RECOVER EITHER A BODY OR ANY EVIDENCE. THE NEW SEARCH WAS FIRST REPORTED BY THE JACKSON HOLE NEWS & GUIDE.

THE BODIES OF 56-YEAR-OLD CHERYL BAKER, WHO WAS BULLINGER'S WIFE, 48-YEAR-OLD NADJA MEDLEY AND HER 14-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER PEYTON WERE FOUND IN JUNE 2017 IN A CALDWELL, IDAHO, SHED. ALL THREE, WHO WERE FROM OGDEN, UTAH, HAD BEEN SHOT.

A CAR CONNECTED TO BULLINGER WAS LATER FOUND IN WYOMING.