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Weston County School District #7, TeamMates Mentoring, Upton Chamber of Commerce, and Upton Economic Development Board hosted a Career Exploration Barbecue at Upton High School...
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Posted on Nov 26, 2019
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While the curriculum of WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) is advertised as being identical at each of the partnering states’ campuses, students and...
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Posted on Nov 26, 2019
Category: Higher Education

The Wyoming Department of Education notified educational institutions around that state of a program that allows amateur radio hosts to contact astronauts aboard the International Space...
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Posted on Nov 26, 2019
Category: Education and Workforce

Like most who are on Wyoming’s unclaimed property list, Bonnie Rice was shocked to find out she had money waiting for her. According to the Wyoming...
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Posted on Nov 26, 2019
Category: Government

Leadership Wyoming kicked off celebrating its 20th year as a leadership program with a series of events last week in Cheyenne. The first-ever Alumni Summit was...
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Posted on Nov 26, 2019
Category: Community

Nearly all gambling in Wyoming is illegal, but what agency investigates infractions and enforces the law in cases of legalized gambling – or who investigates...
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Posted on Nov 26, 2019
Category: Gambling Enforcement, Gaming

Locals have known for generations what makes the Upper North Platte River Valley special: 360-degree sunsets in colors so vivid they seem unreal, sagebrush taller...
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Posted on Nov 26, 2019
Category: Tourism, Resorts

If Wyoming’s coal industry is going to survive, the state and all of its counties need to be united and fully support carbon capture technology. That...
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Posted on Nov 26, 2019
Category: Energy, Coal

According to the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Wyoming experienced the second-fastest growth in GDP in the second quarter of 2019, with a 4.2 percent increase...
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Posted on Nov 26, 2019
Category: WY Wyoming

The pay rates for jobs available in Wyoming have increased! See the new rates here. The Census is actively recruiting for positions across Wyoming. Please...
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Posted on Nov 23, 2019
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On day one of boot camp, every recruit is taught the values of punctuality, personal grooming and working together, but some lessons gleaned from military...
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Posted on Nov 12, 2019
Category: Education and Workforce

The air is filled with the whine of turning metal being cut on a lathe or milling machine, mixed with the scent of oil. For some...
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Posted on Nov 12, 2019
Category: Education and Workforce

One hundred Wyoming educators will have the opportunity to earn the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Certification for Educators with financial support from...
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Posted on Nov 11, 2019
Category: Education and Workforce

The chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts announced in her keynote address at the Wyoming Arts Summit that this trip to Cheyenne not...
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Posted on Nov 11, 2019
Category: Culture and Arts

The Wyoming Trucking Association Scholarship Program and Trust Fund will be awarding scholarships for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Scholarships are awarded to graduates of...
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Posted on Nov 11, 2019
Category: Education and Workforce

I have had the honor of working with Wyoming high school students who participate in Girls and Boys State, a summer leadership and civics program....
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Posted on Nov 11, 2019
Category: Education and Workforce

A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance...
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Posted on Nov 07, 2019
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A measure that would have allowed the state to negotiate with the federal government over the possible storage of spent nuclear fuel rods in Wyoming...
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Posted on Nov 07, 2019
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Today, national general aviation organizations applauded Governor Mark Gordon for declaring October “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Wyoming, general aviation airports contribute over $73 million...
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Posted on Nov 02, 2019
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An education report released Wednesday shows Wyoming students scored higher than national averages on standardized reading and math tests. Wyoming students outperformed students nationwide on the...
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Posted on Nov 01, 2019
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Lawmakers voted narrowly Tuesday to approve a recommendation that Wyoming’s public school system be given a $19 million bump and that the recommendation be sent...
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Posted on Nov 01, 2019
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It’s a pretty common story. You’re looking to start up a small business. You know what you want to do. You’ve written a business plan....
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Posted on Nov 01, 2019
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A native plant nursery, a traveling physical therapy service and a sports pain relief aid manufacturer are this year's winners of the Sheridan Start-Up Challenge. The...
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Posted on Nov 01, 2019
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You can expect to see a “complete revamp” of the way that the Wyoming Business Council carries out its economic diversification efforts, Gov. Mark Gordon...
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Posted on Oct 31, 2019
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Wyoming hopes to make computer science education available across the state by 2022, and a new federal grant of about a half million dollars is...
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Posted on Oct 29, 2019
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Hathaway funding is now within reach for many students in Wyoming’s career and technical education fields. In early 2019, the Legislature passed the Hathaway Scholarship Eligibility...
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Posted on Oct 29, 2019
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As a state, we must create opportunities for women to succeed – and we must recognize when they do. “When women succeed, their families succeed and...
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Posted on Oct 29, 2019
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The sale of two Powder River Basin coal mines owned by bankrupt operator Blackjewel closed Friday, leading the new owner to begin mobilizing furloughed employees...
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Posted on Oct 23, 2019
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The Maschhoffs LLC has acquired a pod of sow farms, nursery and finishing space, a feed mill and a truck wash near Albin, Wyo., in...
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Posted on Oct 23, 2019
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    Do you know anyone who is looking for a flexible job? The federal government is hiring Census workers in Upton and these jobs offer the...
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Posted on Oct 18, 2019
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Gov. Mark Gordon lauded the vision and leadership of former Wyoming Governor Matt Mead and the Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming Executive Council in a...
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Posted on Oct 16, 2019
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The Wyoming Business Council board of directors has begun its search for a new Chief Executive Officer. The board hopes to have the new CEO in place...
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Posted on Oct 15, 2019
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At the start of the summer, Gov. Mark Gordon sat down with top officials within the Wyoming’s economic development think tank, Endow, with orders to pare...
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Posted on Oct 11, 2019
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The Glenn L. Martin Company, known today as Lockheed Martin, built the first-ever Viking sounding rocket in 1949 for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, racing...
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Posted on Oct 11, 2019
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Focus will now shift to implementation & empowering WY citizens and decision-makers with key data to inform next steps CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon lauded the vision...
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Posted on Oct 09, 2019
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Economic growth in the Equality State blossomed during the second quarter, with a surge in the number of construction jobs thanks to a continued boom...
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Posted on Sep 30, 2019
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The University of Wyoming has received a $15.8 million National Science Foundation grant that will provide weather instrumentation and other equipment for a new research...
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Posted on Sep 24, 2019
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A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance...
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Posted on Sep 24, 2019
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The 2020 census could result in the federal government directing more funds towards Upton and Weston County. That’s because for every person missed in the...
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Posted on Sep 20, 2019
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The Frederick family on hand to help celebrate Arrow Service's 50th anniversary were (l-r) Jason Frederick, Lou Frederick, Debbie Douglas, Mason Frederick, Jerry Frederick, Sandee Aune, John...
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Posted on Sep 13, 2019
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By Gazette Reporter Brittany Trandahl People in the area now have a new option for their cosmetic needs with the opening of Kimberly Anne’s Hair Design....
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Posted on Sep 13, 2019
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Education Week’s 23rd annual report card, Quality Counts 2019, ranks Wyoming sixth nationally in education quality - up one spot from seventh nationally in 2018. Once...
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Posted on Sep 11, 2019
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Millennials across the country are playing an active role in shaping the future – and young Wyomingites are doing the same. “Millennials are voting,” Gov. Mark...
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Posted on Sep 11, 2019
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Making Wyoming a leader in supporting and promoting blockchain technology is a great way to attract entrepreneurial technologists to our state to start and support...
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Posted on Sep 08, 2019
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Entrepreneurs will continue to receive no-cost support from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network to research and develop their innovations, thanks to a...
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Posted on Sep 05, 2019
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For decades, Wyoming has had a youth problem. It’s been a well-documented trend that, for years, the state’s young people have been leaving in droves, unable to...
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Posted on Sep 03, 2019
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By Gazette Assistant Publisher/Editor Nicholas Trandahl At the August meeting of the Upton Town Council, City Clerk/ Treasurer Kelley Millar informed the Council and those present...
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Posted on Aug 28, 2019
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The American West could see some significant growth in the number of biotech jobs as companies are eying at least two states for expansions. While the...
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Posted on Aug 23, 2019
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Where you operate your business and where you incorporate do not have to be the same. Just because you live in one state does not...
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Posted on Aug 23, 2019
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Farmers in Wyoming and Nebraska affected by an irrigation tunnel collapse are losing hope their crops will be salvageable. Over 100,000 acres (40,000 hectares) of crops...
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Posted on Aug 21, 2019
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Some Wyoming businesses are starting to introduce their products into the market of Taiwan, thanks in part to assistance from the Wyoming Business Council. The Council is...
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Posted on Aug 16, 2019
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Wyoming Main Street, a program of the Wyoming Business Council, is launching a Made on Main pilot program aimed at placing small manufacturers and producers...
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Posted on Aug 16, 2019
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The Wyoming Technology Business Center (WTBC) in Sheridan, a business and economic development program of the University of Wyoming, has launched the kickoff of its...
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Posted on Aug 16, 2019
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Trusted Business Insights presents the Latest Study on United States (USA) Trona Market 2019-2025. The report contains market predictions related to market size, revenue, production,...
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Posted on Aug 12, 2019
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Owners of historical, commercial buildings located in traditional downtown districts are invited to submit a pre-application to determine eligibility for the Historic Architecture Assistance Fund...
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Posted on Aug 12, 2019
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The Wyoming State Broadband Advisory Council is seeking applications for an empty council seat. Interested parties should email a letter of interest and a list of...
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Posted on Aug 09, 2019
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Google is bringing an economic growth initiative to some Wyoming cities and towns, including Casper. “Today, Google announced that it is coming to cities and towns...
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Posted on Aug 09, 2019
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U.S. Senator John Barrasso has introduced America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. The bill includes several key provisions for Wyoming. The legislation is the largest...
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Posted on Jul 31, 2019
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A University of Wyoming program that has helped find solutions to natural resource challenges is being retooled to work with Wyoming communities in an effort...
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Posted on Jul 31, 2019
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For business schools around the country, business is anything but usual. Since fewer Americans are willing to drop out of a strong economy to earn...
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Posted on Jul 25, 2019
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Impartial observers like the late Gov. Ed Herschler would point at Lander as the “worst hit” town in the state during the 1980s Wyoming depression....
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Posted on Jul 25, 2019
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A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance...
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Posted on Jul 25, 2019
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Eon NRG has secured the necessary state and federal approvals required to drill its first oil exploration well in the prolific Powder River Basin in...
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Posted on Jul 25, 2019
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A weekly look at issues facing Wyoming business owners and entrepreneurs from the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, a collection of business assistance...
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Posted on Jul 22, 2019
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Owners of several small business across the valley convened at the La Junta Golf Club Tuesday evening for a luncheon hosted by the National Federal...
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Posted on Jul 22, 2019
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The WIA has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL), GreenOre Clean Tech LLC and Columbia University to...
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Posted on Jul 22, 2019
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A statewide effort to boost internet speeds has a new interactive tool and offers the opportunity for users to get involved and help the cause. Wyoming...
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Posted on Jul 22, 2019
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Wyoming has a new and unique tool for enhancing its broadband coverage in rural areas: an interactive map that shows the results of internet-speed tests and broadband...
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Posted on Jul 22, 2019
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Budding entrepreneurs across Wyoming will have access to experienced mentors through a new network being launched by the Wyoming Business Council (WBC) and the University...
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Posted on Jul 11, 2019
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Wyoming is best known for its picturesque views and towering mountain ranges, but if Randy Scott has his way, it’ll become famous for something else: rare...
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Posted on Jul 11, 2019
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Working in the fast-paced technical environment, and recognizing the critical role of telehealth, education and mobile broadband to diversifying the state’s economy, Wyoming updated its...
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Posted on Jul 10, 2019
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The Wyoming State Capitol will reopen to the public Wednesday after a four-year, $300 million renovation project. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Sunday the building suffered...
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Posted on Jul 09, 2019
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One of the leading digital marketing experts in the nation will offer advice to Wyoming entrepreneurs about the latest online search engine trends. Eric Spellman will...
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Posted on Jul 08, 2019
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The state released its first quarter report on Tuesday, showing Wyoming is still in the midst of a modest economic recovery. But the positive news came...
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Posted on Jul 08, 2019
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The Campbell County Commissioner meeting was interrupted today by Gov. Mark Gordon, who came to Gillette today at 1:30 p.m., along with the heads of...
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Posted on Jul 08, 2019
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By 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services was swamped. The line of computers facing the front windows were completely full as...
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Posted on Jul 08, 2019
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One of the best lessons in life is learning the satisfaction in doing something for yourself and enjoying the rewards. It’s a lesson Guernsey-Sunrise Food...
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Posted on Jul 08, 2019
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On Monday, the 1st of July 2019, Singaporean state-controlled wealth fund GIC and Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management had reached an accord to purchase Genesee &...
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Posted on Jul 08, 2019
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Recently, Gov. Mark Gordon met with Endow and requested that their 20-year strategy be changed into actionable items. One of the five strategies outlined is...
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Posted on Jul 01, 2019
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If every public high school in Virginia offered college admission tests free, the supply of graduating seniors who could compete for entry to major universities...
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Posted on Jun 27, 2019
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A statewide education group introduced a program Thursday that will help adult students in Wyoming learn skills that lead to secure employment. The program will be...
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Posted on Jun 25, 2019
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The mayor of the coal capital of Wyoming offered pointed criticism of the Legislature earlier this month, saying lawmakers need to focus on finding solutions...
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Posted on Jun 22, 2019
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How Shifting Enrollment Trends Are Changing Business Education. For business schools around the country, business is anything but usual. Since fewer Americans are willing to drop...
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Posted on Jun 22, 2019
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For Immediate Release The Wyoming Council for Women is pleased to partner with the Wyoming Women’s Foundation in announcing June 10 is Wyoming’s Equal Pay Day....
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Posted on Jun 06, 2019
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The public is invited to review Wyoming's 2019 Action Plan during a webinar beginning at 11 a.m. on June 11. The action plan is a document...
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Posted on Jun 06, 2019
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The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) moved to begin the formal rulemaking process for Chapter 29 on Teacher Evaluation at its May meet- ing...
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Posted on Jun 06, 2019
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THE SPECIAL MEETING of the Town Council of Upton, Wyoming was held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the Upton City Hall...
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Posted on Jun 06, 2019
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High School students Emma East and Aidan Coberly washing the Gazette's windows. Members of the Upton FCCLA Chapter have been busy this summer raising money...
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Posted on Jun 06, 2019
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Thanks to an increase in revenue, the amount of money spent per student for public elementary-secondary education increased 3.2 percent to $11,762 for all 50...
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Posted on May 28, 2019
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Sixteen innovative businesses -- that range from a company that works like the Indeed job site for graduate students to find opportunities at universities to...
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Posted on May 16, 2019
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The State of Wyoming is seeking input on its annual action plan, a document provided to the federal government spelling out how the state plans...
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Posted on May 09, 2019
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As the second-largest industry in the state, it’s no surprise that tourism is big business in Wyoming. During 2018, Wyoming welcomed more than 8.9 million...
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Posted on May 09, 2019
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After a six-month long national search process, the Board is pleased to announce that they are completing contract negotiations and expect to have a signed...
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Posted on Apr 09, 2019
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Warning bells are ringing across Wyoming’s Powder River Basin that the largest producing coal region of the country is in big trouble. One of the largest...
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Posted on Apr 09, 2019
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Upton is located 70 miles east of thirteen open pit coal mines, including the Thunder Basin Coal Mine, the nation's largest. You can arrange to have guided tours to learn more about this critical industry in northeast Wyoming. Upton and Newcastle are on the railroad right-of-way that ships most of the coal to midwestern and eastern markets. There is an average of 75 Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad trains that pass through Weston County daily. This is a train watchers heaven!