Briefcase

DEALS

High Plains signs natgas deal

High Plains Gas Inc. has signed a contract to sell natural gas from their coalbed methane wells to United Energy Trading of Lakewood, Colorado. Terms of the agreement have not been released, but the company expects to begin producing gas immediately.

High Plains filed an 8-K on March 3, 2014 disclosing the acquisition of approximately 1400 coalbed methane wells from Luca Technologies  Inc. Per the agreement, High Plains Inc. acquired all member interest in Patriot Energy Resources LLC and Patriot Energy Gathering LLC.

The acquisition has cleared Bankruptcy court and High Plains has now taken possession of the wells. Including the Patriot wells, High Plains Gas, Inc., now owns approximately 3,000 coalbed methane wells and expects to begin production in immediately. High Plains’ CEO Ed Presley adds, “We will start producing wells on a small scale, but our intention is to produce all 3,000 wells within 18 months.”

KUDOS

Campbell County Memorial Hospital recognized for infection prevention

GILLETTE – Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) was recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health–Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Health for achieving excellence in infection prevention, awarded during the recent Infection Prevention Conference in Casper, Wyo.
Campbell County Memorial Hospital achieved Zero Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI) in 2013.
All 27 Wyoming Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Critical Access (CAH) hospitals are committed to reporting at least one unit to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) national healthcare acquired infection database and to implement research-based best practices. Wyoming is the only state that has all CAH and PPS hospitals voluntarily reporting these numbers, which reflects their dedication to providing the best patient care possible.

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

New Wyo service center for DUECO

WAUKESHA, WI– DUECO, Inc., the largest independently owned final-stage manufacturer of Terex aerial buckets and digger derricks in the nation, has expanded its representation of the Terex line to include the states of Wyoming and Montana. According to the company website, the new Wyoming location will be in Gillette.

“We are excited to provide support to customers in Montana and Wyoming,” said Judie Taylor, president of DUECO, a third-generation, women-owned family company. “Many of our current customers have operations in these states, so we will continue to build on those strong relationships while also developing new ones.”

NONPROFIT NOTES

The 117th CFD posts record profit

The 2013 edition of Cheyenne Frontier Days posted a new, all-time attendance record when 25,000 people came to hear country star Jason Aldean, making Frontier Park the fifth largest ‘city’ in Wyoming for the evening. Rodeo attendance was up more than 9 percent over 2012, and the estimated total spending by CFD patrons in and around Cheyenne was $25 million. The 2013 event will go down in the CFD record book as the largest combined ticketed attendance since the 100th Annual event in 1996, and 4th largest overall.


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