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Rawlins Wind Farm Revived

A wind farm project that originally got a permit from Carbon County 14 years ago but never got developed could be headed for a revival. Terra Moya Aqua Global Wind first obtained a conditional use permit for the Simpson Ridge project in 1999. Carbon County officials say the permit issued back then is still good.

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Green River City Employees Get Raise Across The Board

A bit of a pleasant surprise for the majority of City workers at last nights city council meeting, a 2% pay increase across the board.....sorta. The council voted 4-2 to give a raise to All full time, regular part-time , and part time employees, with contract employees and seasonal highers not seeing any change. The decision was an amendment to a resolution to amend the city's personnel manual, and the way in which performance evaluations are given for the previous year and into the future. Councilman Gary Kilpack, said it was unfair to the employees to have not been notified at the beginning of the year what requirements they must meet in order to receive performance based raises.

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Number of Rigs Increases

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by six this week to 1,771. The Houston-based company said Friday in its weekly report that 1,413 rigs were exploring for oil and 353 for gas. Five were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,971 active rigs.