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Rocky Mountain Power to build new wind farms in four Wyoming counties; plans to add 200 full-time jobs:


Wyoming's largest utility has selected four wind projects to help meet its expansion goals, growing its wind development in the Cowboy State by 60 percent, enough to power about 450,000 homes. Rocky ...


Wyoming 2018 Budget Session will work on economic diversification, government efficiency, reducing deficit:


In Wyoming, we believe in leaving things better than we found them. Be it our jobs, water, lands or communities, our strong work ethic and commitment to making things better for current and future generations ...


Wyoming's Solution For Brain Drain? Computer Science:


Coal country and computer science country used to be different places. But Wyoming, much like Liz Lemon, is trying to show us that we really can have it all. In the next few weeks, the Wyoming State ...


Governor Mead warns against deep cuts to education in State of the State address to Wyoming Legislature:


Gov. Matt Mead cautioned against deep cuts to state spending on education and social services, while praising the overall reduction in the size of Wyoming's government during his tenure as governor in ...


4 Wyoming Bills Could Boost Blockchain, Tech Growth:




Wyoming intends to ENDOW workforce with tools for success:


We're way past the time when the horse lost its job, but we're still in a race to educate our youth in preparation for future jobs in Wyoming. That was the message Jerimiah Rieman shared with visitors ...


Wyoming Governor Matt Mead signs orders aimed at economic diversification:


Two executive orders supporting efforts to diversify Wyoming's economy and edge away from the mineral extraction industry are now in effect. Gov. Matt Mead signed an order Friday aimed at increasing ...


How strong is Wyoming's oil recovery, and will it last?:


Wyoming oil is saving the day, something that hasn't been said for more than two years. State revenue forecasts are improving. The oilfield service industry is climbing. And the general mood has gone ...


After 30 years in California, rifle manufacturer Weatherby is leaving for Wyoming:


Specialty rifle manufacturer Weatherby Inc. -- a Paso Robles mainstay for decades -- has announced it is relocating to Sheridan, Wyoming. The company, which also manufactures ammunition and shooting ...


Bracing for a boom, dealing with the bust: Converse County lives by the whims of energy prices:


Converse County, a gently hilled landscape of ranches, sits above a layer cake of rock formations rich in oil. When the price of crude shot over $100 a barrel a few years back, interest in Wyoming's Powder ...


ENDOW Executive Council Calls For Private & Public-Sector Input - 1/25-26 - Cheyenne, Wyoming:


Governor Mead to Make Announcement on Recently Released Preliminary Recommendations Cheyenne, Wyoming - With the goal of soliciting feedback from private and public-sector stakeholders and ...


More Wyoming Airbnb users, combined with new tax deal, lead to revenue boost for state:


More Wyomingites than ever appear to be using online platforms to rent their homes to travelers looking for somewhere to stay other than a hotel. Airbnb, the largest online hospitality company, experienced ...


Defining 'small town' Wyoming: In the country's least populous state, what qualifies as rural?:


It's hard to say whether this former airstrip is a small town or an extension of Casper. It's only 10 minutes from the city, depending on traffic, but many residents say it's a world apart: few services ...


Wyoming has struggled to increase population since it was a territory :


In 1977, the cash was flowing into Wyoming's coffers from the coal boom in the Powder River Basin. The future was bright as the state with its mercurial feast-or-famine economy entered another boom. People ...


ENDOW Releases Preliminary Recommendations to 'Chart New Course' for WY's Economy:


After eight months of meetings with community and business stakeholders, collecting and analyzing data and identifying barriers to, and opportunities for, economic diversification, the ENDOW http://www.endowyo.biz ...


Why people really want to move to Idaho but are fleeing its neighbor, Wyoming:


Half of its neighbors are in the top five. All but one are in the top 13. The "but one" is Wyoming. It's dead last. 51st out of a possible 51 (our ranking is adjusted for population and includes Washington, ...


Wyoming loses over 6,500 residents since start of energy bust -- largest drop since 1989:


Wyoming's population has dropped for the second consecutive year, according to data released by the state's Economic Analysis Division on Wednesday. In total, the state has lost 6,649 residents since ...


Casper leaders decide to sell city-owned buildings to local entrepreneurs:


Downtown Casper should soon have more apartments and an expanded apparel store after city leaders approved the bids at the end of a contentious, three-hour meeting Tuesday night. The Casper City Council ...


Shifters closure prompts questions about the effect of Casper's downtown boom:




As part of incentive program, 10 percent of district workforce says they'll leave by 2020:




50 things that make Casper, Wyoming great :




36 Hours in Jackson Hole, Wyoming:


Expansive wilderness, superlative skiing and a top-notch food scene await visitors to this charming, idiosyncratic town and valley. By HANNAH SELIGSON https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/07/travel/what-to-do-36-hours-in-jackson-hole-wyoming.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=mini-moth®ion=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below *** ...


Wyoming Smart Capital Network spreads statewide :


"If you had a business and wanted to expand or start a new one and you went to the bank to get some money, but you did not have enough money up front to cover getting into this business," Hannum said, ...


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 ...

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