With a sale expected to close in early February, representatives from Black Hills Corporation (NYSE: BKH
are touring Wyoming and taking the opportunity to meet with local community
leaders to share the specifics of this transaction.
County 10 caught up with these representatives in Fremont County today at
the Oxbow Restaurant, in Lander to better understand what this would mean
for local consumers.
"As part of our settlement, rates will not change soon for consumers,"
reported Shirley Welte, Vice President, Operations for Black Hills. "This
deal is a great strategic fit bringing together two well-regulated utility
operators and creating a strong utility company. We're headquartered in
Rapid City, but have 68 additional offices and service centers in Colorado,
Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming."
With 110 employees in Wyoming, and 18 in Fremont County Source Gas's team
will combine with Black Hills to be a force of 219 total employees in the
*About Black Hills Corporation:*
As a $3.46 billion company, Black Hills Corp. is one of the largest
publicly traded companies headquartered in South Dakota. They employ over
2,000 people across 7 states and provide customers with natural gas and
utility services, generate wholesale electricity and produce natural gas,
crude oil and coal.
(photo Lander Chamber of Commerce Director, Brian Fabel and Black Hills VP
Operations Shirley Welte)
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