The first in a series of articles on the local and regional energy sector titled “Big Bang: The boom and bust energy industry.”
Stories and memories of the mining towns that shaped the lives of past residents and Wyoming’s energy economy.
Explore the political implications of Wyoming’s energy economy and its relationship with state and national political plans.
Questions raised in the public and private sectors have prompted a national conversation on how best to balance the economic needs of the American West with the overall health of the natural environment.
They have lived a life envious to some, getting paid to work while traveling the world, the Heids noted there have been difficulties. Particularly in the early years of his career, there were no cell phones, fax machines, Skype or email access. Instead, he would often drive 50 miles from a remote drilling location to a phone to call his family, only to find no one home.