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Wyoming legislators advance bills to cut $16 million from schools, add computer science:


Lawmakers advanced one bill to cut roughly $16 million from Wyoming schools and another to add computer science to the educational program Tuesday in what was almost certainly the last Joint Education ...


Snapshot shows an improved Wyoming economy, but downturn's fallout continues to mar outlook:


Wyoming's economy is now performing better than it was during the energy bust, but has yet to catch up with the losses of recent years, according to a snapshot of employment, energy spending and tourism ...


Wyoming expected to create Office of Outdoor Recreation:


Wyoming is expected to announce the creation of an Office of Outdoor Recreation at a legislative committee meeting Monday, WyoFile has learned. Sources close to and familiar with the Governor's Outdoor ...


With future uncertain, Wyoming school board prepares for doomsday scenario:


If the state of Wyoming were to solve its current education funding crisis solely through cuts, it could have devastating effects on Natrona County, school officials said this week. "It's pretty dramatic," ...


National & local leaders consider Wyoming's economic future in new ENDOW video:


"There's some secret sauce that exists in this place that grows great people." - Greg Hill, ENDOW Co-Chair & President of Hess Corporation There is a lot happening in Wyoming this fall as ...


A study found that Wyoming could save $200 million. Now what?:


A report commissioned by the Legislature on how Wyoming's state government can save money has found as much as $227 million in possible annual savings -- but lawmakers are a little stumped on how to actually ...


New nonprofit seeks to advance Wyoming cybersecurity:


Made Safe http://www.madesafeinwyoming.org in Wyoming, a new nonprofit based in Laramie, is working to protect personal information from credit cards and Social Security numbers and make sure they are ...


Why wind? Why now? Experts say Wyoming needs to face challenges and opportunities of new wind development:


Sen. Cale Case doesn't dislike wind power, but he believes that putting up wind turbines reduces the beauty of Wyoming's wide open panorama, its steppes and its sagebrush-coated hills. And the Republican ...


Jackson Hole Releases Impassioned Commercial to Charlie Chaplin Speech:


This video produced by the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board uses an unlikely narrator to remind everyone to "Stay Wild." Charlie Chaplin is most famous for his silent movies, with characters like ...


Wind conference highlights Wyoming's fiscal troubles, and how hard it is to fix them:


Wyoming has a reputation for not liking wind, and that's a problem if it's trying to diversify its economy via wind farms or wind industry manufacturers. That's according to Riata Little, vice president ...


University of Wyoming sees high amount of faculty resignations :




Wyoming Governor Mead expects major funding for workforce development to pass Legislature:


Despite the state's major funding shortfalls, Gov. Matt Mead said he expects Wyoming lawmakers to pass a workforce training package worth tens of millions of dollars when they meet this winter. Mead ...


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, ...

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