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People owe Wyoming $80 million worth of debt -- the state wants to get better at collecting it:


Everyone likes free money. But with the Wyoming Legislature facing a more than $700 million deficit in education funding, lawmakers are especially eager for ways to generate new revenue without raising ...


Lawmaker proposes constitutional amendment to divert $158 million annually to help fund education:


Facing a $530 million school funding deficit, the Wyoming Legislature has been scrambling to avoid massive cuts to education ahead of their winter session. So far, most of the proposals have centered ...


Should Wyoming tax bars, restaurants, museums and hotels to pay for tourism promotion?:


The Wyoming tourism industry says it wants to tax itself in order to cover the cost of promoting the Cowboy State to visitors around the country and world. But while legislators were generally supportive ...


Economic diversity committee releases first report, but real challenge is yet to come:


A committee working to diversify Wyoming's economy last week released its first report, detailing what many already knew: the Cowboy State faces a steep road in any effort to move away from economic ...


Casper College offers new online programs in office management:


Casper College announced recently a new online program in office management, available as both an associate degree and a certificate. Prior to this semester, the degree was offered only on-campus. Interim ...


Air Wyoming? State explores behaving like an airline to ensure regular service to cities:


The impending departure of Allegiant Air from Casper, announced last week, signaled more than the end of popular discount flights to Las Vegas. It showed the extent to which Wyoming is dependent on the ...


Lander Economic Development Association's enterprise park gets first tenant:


Wyoming is known for having a boom or bust economy that largely hinges on the energy market, but the Lander Economic Development Association http://www.landereda.org/ is hoping to lessen the effects the ...


University of Wyoming looking to add tourism degree program:


University of Wyoming is looking to add a tourism bachelor's degree program in an effort to help diversify the state's economy. The Laramie Boomerang reports (http://bit.ly/2wMe4Gg) the university ...


Epic Challenges Are Gripping Jackson Hole But For Hank Phibbs Surrender Is Not An Option:


More than three decades ago, you were among a group of citizens who advanced the concept of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, believing that conservationists, public land managers, local governments ...


Wyoming lawmakers to consider 'menu' of new taxes as education funding crisis looms:


The Wyoming Legislature is taking baby steps toward considering new taxes in a state known for heavily relying on the boom and bust energy industry for revenue. Arno Rosenfeld 307-266-0634, ...


Wyoming announces times, locations of education meetings:


Education officials will meet in four towns in the next nine days to discuss state lawmakers' review of Wyoming's school finance system. In June, legislative leadership hired Denver-based consultants ...


Lawmakers, educators weigh how to compare Wyoming's education system to rest of the country:


In the background of broader discussions about how to fund education in Wyoming, lawmakers and educators have discussed and often debated how to compare Wyoming schools -- and its students' results -- ...


With emphasis on enrollment and collaboration, University of Wyoming board approves strategic plan for first time in years:


The University of Wyoming aims to recruit and retain more students as it moves beyond a year dominated by severe budget cuts and staffing reductions, according to a five-year plan approved by the school's ...


University of Wyoming nursing professor wins nearly $1 million federal grant to integrate mental health into primary care:


Kooienga will work with other mental health and family nursing officials in Cheyenne to provide real-life clinical experience for UW nursing students and other aspiring health care professionals. ...


Wyoming Business Council - Program upgrades benefit clients, customers:


Manufacturers and producers in Wyoming will have new opportunities to expand their customer base thanks to developments with two Wyoming Business Council programs designed to brand and market locally ...


Jackson Hole's quality convenience store worth a stop:


The scene: Wyoming's Jackson is one of the few ski towns in the country that is busier in the summer than winter, thanks to its status as the gateway to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, ...


Californian selected for Wyoming travel adventure :


Quin Schrock, a California adventure and lifestyle photographer, has been selected from 2,100 applicants for the "Call of the WY" Wyoming tourism promotion this summer. "To be able to explore Wyoming ...


Three local entrepreneurial teams win Casper Start-up Challenge:


Lots of people have ideas for businesses they want to start. But among other responsibilities -- kids, full-time jobs or the pursuit of higher education -- those ideas often fall by the wayside. However, ...


American Pickers TV Show Headed to Wyoming - looking for collections:


"American Pickers" Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are filming in Wyoming in July and looking for large and rare collections and "things they've never seen before," according to a news release. Full ...


Wyoming statewide school construction shortfall may reach $205 million by 2022, report says:


A state school construction funding shortfall, created as coal lease bonus money has dried up, could grow to more than $205 million by 2022, according to a legislative report. More than $2 billion ...


Casper experienced Wyoming's largest population drop during bust:


Casper experienced the largest population drop in Wyoming during last year's energy bust, losing nearly 1,000 residents, new figures show. The city, a hub for the oil and gas fields, lost about 1.6 ...


Casper experienced Wyoming's largest population drop during bust:


Casper experienced the largest population drop in Wyoming during last year's energy bust, losing nearly 1,000 residents, new figures show. The city, a hub for the oil and gas fields, lost about 1.6 ...


Casper City Council to consider laying off dozens of city staff, shuttering facilities:


Disregarding warnings from Casper city staff and City Council veterans, a contingent of council members led by Dallas Laird -- in his first week on the job -- has asked to consider an austerity budget ...


Wyoming lawmakers consider tax increases to ease deficits :


A legislative committee's task of finding new sources of revenue for Wyoming's state government, which depends heavily on the boom-and-bust energy industry, includes looking at new taxes or increasing ...


More Wyoming rest stops get free Wi-Fi :


The Wyoming Department of Transportation has expanded free Wi-Fi availability at rest stops, welcome and information centers around the state. The newest locations with Wi-Fi are the rest areas located ...


University of Wyoming president says 37 staff members will lose their jobs next week:


Thirty-seven University of Wyoming employees will lose their jobs next week in the latest in a series of moves by the school to tackle a $41 million budget cut. Seth Klamann 307-266-0544, seth.klamann@trib.com ...


Lev'sonic - Through late nights and long hours, University of Wyoming student builds a business:


Levente Pap knew he wanted to own a business. He thought about it as he walked around a University of Wyoming laboratory. What did people need? And, more specifically, what did chemists and researchers ...


Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announces board for economic diversification effort :


Gov. Matt Mead has chosen business and community leaders from across the state to serve on a board focused on diversifying and strengthening Wyoming's economy for the long term. Mead announced the ...


Wyoming State Education Department's long-term student goals include 89 percent grad rate:


The Wyoming Department of Education has released a draft plan that, among other things, proposes 15-year school achievement goals, including an 89 percent high school graduation rate. The 72-page document ...


FIRST CLASS: New school infuses Wyoming workforce with tech-trained employees:


"Our number one mission is to put these students back into the Wyoming workforce," Trowbridge said. "Governor Matt Mead has spoken extensively about bringing the technology industry to Wyoming, and we're ...

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