Articles written by Jonathan Gallardo

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  • Father and son explore commercial viability of wind turbine recycling

    Jonathan Gallardo|Dec 7, 2023

    GILLETTE — In the past several years, wind turbines have been popping up all over Wyoming. For Jess Anderson, this raised a question that he wanted to find a better answer to: What happens to the wind turbine blades when they’re no longer usable? “I read they were burying them in landfills, and I felt like there ought to be something better to be done with them than bury them,” he said. But Jess learned it was hard to do any research on the idea. “I just found it difficult to get much informati...

  • State group explains process behind proposed sage-grouse protections

    Jonathan Gallardo|Jul 13, 2023

    GILLETTE — The process to revise what areas of the state are designated as core areas for the protection of sage-grouse is very much a work in progress, and a lot of work is yet to be done. That was the message the sage-grouse Implementation Team tried to get across during a meeting in Lander last week. When the proposed revisions to the sage-grouse core areas were released to the public, many ranchers were upset because of the perceived lack of transparency and communication on a decision that would potentially affect their future revenues. T...