CASPER, Wyo. — U.S. House Rep. Liz Cheney, state lawmaker Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, and Uranerz Energy Corp. Vice President Paul Goranson are scheduled as keynote speakers at a Wyoming chapter of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration trade show and conference.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports ( ) the show and conference event will be Aug. 21-25 at the Ramkota Hotel in Casper.

Sheryl Garling, organizer for the event, says she hopes the gathering can create a spark for Wyoming’s uranium industry, which has trudged through low prices in recent years. The largest known uranium reserves in the U.S. reside in Wyoming, but as a global commodity, the state’s sector is moved, shaped and shaken by an international market.

The event will offer limited tours of uranium mines north of Casper.

Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune,