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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A mountain, 4,018.4 m (13,175 ft) high, in the Bighorn Mountains of north-central Wyoming. It is the highest elevation in the range.


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  • Shares will be sold by selling Rio Tinto and its affiliate, with Cloud Peak not receiving any proceeds.

    Stormy Day For Cloud Peak, Western Refining Hit With Downgrade

  • Cloud Peak, "we shall go up almost directly toward that highest mountain of all."

    A Daughter of the Middle Border

  • While still the mist curled about my horse's hoofs, I looked across a shoreless ocean with only Cloud Peak and its granite crags looming above its surface.

    A Daughter of the Middle Border

  • Behind them, glinting in the slanting rays, Cloud Peak, snow clad still although it was late in May, towered above the pine-crested summits of the range.

    Warrior Gap A Story of the Sioux Outbreak of '68.

  • "It's one of the closest jumping-off points for climbing Cloud Peak," Holak says; at 13,167 feet, Cloud Peak is the highest point in the Bighorn range.

  • A price tag of about $1.8 billion for Cloud Peak, not including $604 million in net debt, would equate to 11.5 times analysts' estimated net income of $157.3 million this year. -- Top News

  • With Rio Tinto Group's sale of the stake in its former coal unit in December removing an obstacle, Cloud Peak may now lure takeover interest from BHP Billiton Ltd., Xstrata Plc or Glencore International Plc, according to Morningstar Inc. An acquirer could export Cloud Peak's thermal coal to China and India as the world's fastest-growing major economies ramp up electricity production, Morningstar said. -- Top News

  • Rio, now the world's second-biggest mining company, took its Cloud Peak coal unit public in November 2009 and retained a 48 percent stake. -- Top News

  • Cloud Peak also produces cleaner coal that will be more coveted as power plants reduce emissions to comply with new pollution regulations, said Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. -- Top News

  • A buyer willing to pay 56 percent more than Cloud Peak's closing stock price yesterday -- matching the highest premium in a coal deal greater than $1 billion -- would value the company at about $29.69 a share, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. -- Top News


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