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Wyoming’s higher education leaders are looking at ways to increase the number of Wyoming residents with college degrees or postsecondary certificates. The task is grounded in...
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Posted on Sep 25, 2017
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Addressing the concerns around rural health care isn’t a simple endeavor and will require many people to come together. For this reason Community Conversations Wyoming...
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Posted on Sep 25, 2017
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Wyoming business advocates want to help manufacturers promote and celebrate the industry with their neighbors this fall. The Wyoming Business Council, Manufacturing-Works and Alliance of Wyoming Manufacturers...
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Posted on Sep 21, 2017
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Hunting, fishing, hiking, climbing, mountain biking or kayaking — they’re more than just a way of life for most Wyomingites. They’re also big money. A new...
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Posted on Sep 20, 2017
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Workforce development and retention of a trained, skilled workforce - issues that remain a priority for Wyoming to compete in the ever changing global job...
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Posted on Sep 18, 2017
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Join us in Laramie from September 20th – 22nd for the WEDA Fall 2017 Conference. WEDA is joining with the Wyoming State Chamber of Commerce and Wyoming...
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Posted on Sep 13, 2017
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Posted on Sep 11, 2017
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Expand Your Business in Mexico! The United States Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, is organizing a Sustainable Construction Trade Mission to Mexico that will introduce...
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Posted on Sep 06, 2017
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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...
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Posted on Sep 04, 2017
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Wyoming has the country’s largest share of good jobs for workers without a four-year degree, according to a Georgetown University Center on Education and the...
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Posted on Aug 28, 2017
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The Wyoming Business Council has grant money available to help small businesses, agricultural producers, nonprofits and local governments make energy efficiency improvements to their facilities. “Energy...
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Posted on Aug 21, 2017
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A stone’s throw from Wyoming’s eastern border is a bright red, low-slung warehouse amid acres of rustling grain. The mid-July sun glinted off giant granary...
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Posted on Aug 15, 2017
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Nearly 150 years after the Golden Spike in Promontory Summit, Utah, completed this nation’s first transcontinental railroad, America’s freight railroad industry remains an emblem of...
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Posted on Jun 28, 2017
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Posted on Jun 25, 2017
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross has announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.9 million grant to the Upton Economic...
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Posted on Jun 13, 2017
Category: Wyoming, Weston County, Upton

Posted on Apr 02, 2017
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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!