Nicole Pollack, Casper Star-Tribune

Nicole Pollack

Casper Star-Tribune

Casper, WY, United States

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Past articles by Nicole:

Barrasso, Lummis try again to ban Russian uranium

Wyoming's U.S. senators hope the ban would help domestic uranium mining resume. → Read More

Rocky Mountain Power looks to raise electricity prices by over 20%

Wyomingites could see their electric bills jump next year. If state regulators OK the utility's plan, the average residential electric bill will go up by over $16 per month. → Read More

Yellowstone visitation down 32% in 2022 after flood

Wyoming's most popular tourist attraction reported 3,290,242 visitors in 2022, its least busy year since 2013. → Read More

After two dry winters, Wyoming's snow supply is growing

Statewide, Wyoming's snow water equivalent hit 112% of the median on Monday, a big jump from this time last year. → Read More

State seeks more control over burgeoning rare earths industry

Lawmakers want to help the growing rare earths industry by easing the regulatory process. → Read More

Disputed rooftop solar changes will not advance

A bill that would have eliminated net metering in Wyoming died Thursday in the House Travel Committee. → Read More

State expands access to $1.2 million for lawsuits defending coal

House Bill 69 gives Gov. Mark Gordon more ways to use money already set aside to defend the coal industry in court. → Read More

Lawmakers look to boost Wyoming's rare earths industry

The rare earths industry could grow in Wyoming amid rising demand for the materials. → Read More

Casper philanthropist Susie McMurry laid to rest

“It was a beautiful ceremony, just perfect for what Susie would have wanted,” said Judy Catchpole, her close friend. → Read More

American Rare Earths appoints executive with roots in Casper

A part-time Casper resident is taking charge of the rare earths mining company making waves in southeastern Wyoming. → Read More

'She gave from her heart': Wyoming philanthropist Susie McMurry mourned

Susie McMurry, a Casper philanthropist and volunteer known for her decades of generous giving around Wyoming, died Saturday. She was 76. → Read More

Wyoming granted $9.6 million for abandoned mine cleanup

The money is part of the more than $11 billion earmarked for former mine land by the 2021 Infrastructure Law. → Read More

Lawmakers propose sweeping electric vehicle charging tax

The bill's backers say it's only a starting point for a discussion about tax equity on Wyoming's roads. → Read More

After heavy snows, drought starts to abate

A little more than a quarter of Wyoming is drought-free — the state's highest share since the summer of 2020. → Read More

Fallen power lines caused outage that left 4,500 without electricity amid cold snap

High winds are one of the biggest hazards that power lines face. The near-record cold that hit Wyoming earlier in the day left its grid especially vulnerable. → Read More

Biden administration let pause on coal leases stand

The Biden administration chose not to challenge a judge’s suspension of most federal coal leasing. → Read More

Wyoming nuclear plant delayed, tentative start date pushed to 2030

Difficulty securing fuel without Russia will put the advanced nuclear reactor planned for southwestern Wyoming at least two years behind schedule, its developer says. → Read More

After oil and gas leasing loss, Wyoming sues feds — again

Wyoming will file suit for a second time over missed federal oil and gas lease sales. The lawsuit comes almost three months after a judge sided with the Biden administration. → Read More

Wyoming lease sale revenue hits pre-pandemic levels

The three lease sales held on state lands this year yielded about $10 million -- the highest total since 2018. → Read More

Biden administration moves to tighten methane rules

Environmental groups in Wyoming and some in industry favor the move. → Read More