Latest Wyoming News From The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — A report by U.S. House Democrats says Wyoming accounts for more than 800 of the 2,000 citations issued over a 13-year period to companies for safety and drilling violations on public lands in 17 states. The report says federal policing of oil and natural gas drilling on public lands is lax and inconsistent. Only 6 percent of the 2,000 violations resulted in monetary fines.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Cheyenne lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would require roofing contractors to give full written disclosures of the work they will perform. It also would prohibit contractors from advertising to pay or rebate insurance deductibles. Republican Rep. Pete Illoway tells the Casper Star-Tribune his bill is partly the result of a flood of homeowner complaints after a hail storm in Cheyenne on July 12.
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — The Western Sugar Cooperative is nearing the end of delivering sugar beets to the Lovell processing factory in northern Wyoming. Randall Jobman of Western Sugar says hauling the beets to factory has taken longer this season because of the record harvest in 2011. The Lovell factory district yield averaged 28.9 tons of sugar beets per acre.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Clint Oldenburg says he’s still chasing his dream of playing professional football. The 28-year-old former Gillette standout is out of football now and residing in Florida, where he’s serving an internship with EA Sports. Oldenburg tells the Gillette News Record there’s a chance of returning to the NFL but he can’t go into specifics right now.