2014 already a nasty year for Wyoming oil spills

FILE - In this May 22, 2014 file photo provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, a 25,000-gallon oil spill burns in the Powder River Basin southeast of Buffalo, Wyo., after officials deliberately ignited the crude in what they say was their best cleanup option in the rugged area. State records show the 25,000-gallon spill was one of three big oil spills in northeast Wyoming last spring that involved a storage tank and two pipelines owned by Casper-based Belle Fourche Pipeline. Amid booming oil production, 2014 already is Wyomings worst year for oil spills since at least 2009.(AP Photo/U.S. Bureau of Land Management, File)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An oil boom in Wyoming has a filthy side effect: A string of accidents from a remote gulley in the Powder River Basin to a refinery in downtown Cheyenne already has made this year the state’s worst for oil spills since at least 2009, state records show.

Days of the milkman aren’t bygone in Wyoming

Sarah Mercer holds open her bag as Frank Wallis of Recluse, Wyo., pulls out jars of non-processed whole milk for her Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 near the Sheridan County Fairgrounds in Sheridan, Wyo. (AP Photo/The Sheridan Press, Justin Sheely)

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — In much of the nation, it’s been a couple generations since those “remember when” days of the milkman bringing fresh milk to the door in glass jars, but a milkman in northeast Wyoming has resurrected those bygone days for more than 125 families in the area.

Remains of WWII airman returned to Montana

The remains of WWII casualty Montana Airman 1st Lt. William D. Bernier are carried from a Delta plane by a Honor Guard in Billings, MT Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014. Bernier will be buried in Augusta Saturday. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Bob Zellar)

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The remains of a missing World War II airman have been returned to Montana 70 years after his plane went down over Papua New Guinea during World War II.


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