A Wyoming lawmaker is sponsoring legislation to create a new state compensation program for ranchers who lose livestock to wolves.

The Casper City Council on Tuesday granted a request on first reading to rezone 2.8 acres near Interstate 25 and Highway 20-26 for development that business neighbors said could affect the attractiveness of the area.

Attorneys for bankrupt coal company Blackjewel LLC and its creditors are asking a judge to let them examine the finances of former CEO Jeff Hoops, alleging that he took millions of dollars for personal gain.

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