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SHERIDAN — Jessica Garrelts’ love of food and desire to connect with people through a carefully crafted meal began as a child in her Italian...
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Posted on Apr 22, 2019
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There are a number of things that small business owners have to be concerned about these days; cybersecurity, social media marketing, finding employees, competing with...
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Posted on Apr 19, 2019
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It is no secret that Wyoming’s economy is heavily reliant on the energy and natural resources sector.  In fact, the primary forces behind the economy...
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Posted on Apr 18, 2019
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By Gazette Reporter Brittany Trandahl To begin the 2019- 2020 calendar discussion during the Weston County School District #7 (WCSD #7) Board of Trustees meeting on...
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Posted on Apr 18, 2019
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No high school state championship embodies more of the spirit of the West than the Wyoming State Youth Hunter Education Challenge. The 12th annual Wyoming State...
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Posted on Apr 18, 2019
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While the Wyoming legislature was busy fighting about private schools, the budget and a few tax issues, it also passed legislation that continues to make...
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Posted on Apr 17, 2019
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With a $33 billion cash and stock deal, Chevron’s planned acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum will create a new super major oil firm, with uncertain impacts...
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Posted on Apr 16, 2019
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Wyoming’s per capita personal income ranked 9th in the U.S. Wyoming’s per capita personal income of $60,095 in 2018 earned the state a national ranking of...
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Posted on Apr 16, 2019
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High school students from around the state competed in a Future Farmers of America (FFA) competition at Sheridan College. Over 200 students took part in...
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Posted on Apr 15, 2019
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Girls Go CyberStart Provides Opportunities for High School Girls to Explore Careers in Cybersecurity, and Cyber FastTrack Accelerates Cybersecurity Opportunities for All Wyoming College Students CHEYENNE,...
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Posted on Apr 12, 2019
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The U.S. state of Wyoming is taking the lead in matters of cryptocurrency and blockchain with the introduction of a bill that explains the legal standing of...
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Posted on Apr 10, 2019
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The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce made passenger rail in 2016 a core priority to alleviate traffic throughout I25. Dale Steenbergen, President/CEO joined the Colorado...
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Posted on Apr 10, 2019
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Wyoming, South Dakota, Washington, and Nevada top a recent poll of the states with the most business-friendly taxes. Business.org teamed up with CPA Logan Allec of MoneyDoneRight.com to delve...
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Posted on Apr 09, 2019
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The Wyoming Business Council paused its state-funded Kickstart: Wyoming program last week for review and improvement following a six-month trial period. Kickstart, launched late last year,...
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Posted on Apr 09, 2019
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State lawmakers voted earlier this year to legalize industrial hemp in Wyoming. But many details must be sorted out before hemp becomes the newest cash...
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Posted on Apr 09, 2019
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Gillette College To Offer Bachelors Of Applied Science Ryan Lewallen | Outliers NewsPOSTED ON APRIL 5, 2019        Share On Facebook Tweet It         If all goes according to plan, Gillette...
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Posted on Apr 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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Today’s rural America is a complex tapestry of communities reliant upon different segments of the economy, with different demographic and socioeconomic profiles, and facing different...
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Posted on Apr 08, 2019
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Laura Baker and Patrick Wolfinbarger have been to many cybersecurity symposiums, conferences and workshops around the country and noticed they all seemed to employ a...
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Posted on Apr 05, 2019
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We get it. Main Street Program directors are passionate, hardworking and incredibly driven to improve your communities; and you're also tired. You'd like to shop...
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Posted on Apr 03, 2019
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LUSK – Lusk Herald has printed articles about what hasn’t or can’t be done in relation to local telecommunications. An open meeting was held to discuss what...
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Posted on Mar 22, 2019
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How can you tell if a business is one you want to do business with? Both businesses and consumers want to make sure the companies...
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Posted on Mar 20, 2019
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Leadership from the Minerals, Business & Economic Development Committee announced plans to update and modernize oil and gas regulations. They plan to work with the...
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Posted on Mar 18, 2019
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Four of the five finalists for the NRG Cosia Carbon XPRIZE competition gathered at the Integrated Test Center (ITC) in Gillette. It's the first time the...
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Posted on Mar 15, 2019
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CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon has requested that $21 million be added to the supplemental budget to launch coal-based generation technology, protect wildlife and state...
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Posted on Mar 13, 2019
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The Laramie Main Street Alliance (LMSA) wants to know what transformation locals want to see downtown in coming years. The organization circulated a survey seeking input on...
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Posted on Mar 11, 2019
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Blockchain and cryptocurrency have dominated headlines, raised the blood pressure of thousands of investors and beset many industries with equal parts anticipation and fear. Erin Moore,...
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Posted on Mar 08, 2019
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The State Loan and Investment Board approved a $3.2 million grant and loan project to the Sheridan Economic and Education Development Authority joint powers board to...
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Posted on Mar 06, 2019
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The State Loan and Investment Board granted Campbell County $1.5 million for renovations and upgrades to the CAM-PLEX Multi-Events Facility in Gillette. Read full article. 
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Posted on Mar 04, 2019
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From Jan. 21 to Jan. 25, 2019, the State of Wyoming-Asia Pacific Trade Office Director, Chester Chu, took a whirlwind tour of Wyoming. He visited a ranch...
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Posted on Mar 01, 2019
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It's a frigid, blustery January day in Guernsey, Wyoming. As snow flurries whip through the air, a helmet-clad man climbs into a bucket lift, hoisting himself...
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Posted on Feb 27, 2019
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It's a frigid, blustery January day in Guernsey, Wyoming. As snow flurries whip through the air, a helmet-clad man climbs into a bucket lift, hoisting himself...
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Posted on Feb 13, 2019
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Three Wyoming startups received $170,000 in January from two Wyoming Business Council grant programs.  This money provides the potential for the creation of 21 to 35 jobs in...
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Posted on Feb 13, 2019
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Old Stoney may have suffered a brief setback when it came time to install the elevator, but the renovation is still bringing changes to the...
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Posted on Feb 08, 2019
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On a vast swath of prairie lined with 79 wind turbines, new blades are delivered on the backs of 18-wheelers. Laine Anderson navigates the snow-packed...
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Posted on Feb 04, 2019
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In 2019, Wyoming will mark 150 years of women’s suffrage in the state – half a century before the U.S. ratified the 19th amendment. To...
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Posted on Feb 01, 2019
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2018 was an interesting year for our region. From elections and population growth to an evolving debate about public lands use, the Mountain West News...
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Posted on Jan 30, 2019
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There is an AI revolution taking place in Wyoming, and it's changing the way Wyoming companies operate. It is being led by research, but a...
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Posted on Jan 28, 2019
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Technology is making it possible for Wyoming entrepreneurs to reach customers across the state and the country. Patrick Kelley, owner of Kelley Integrity Safety Solutions, is...
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Posted on Jan 25, 2019
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What would you do to guarantee that your business was on firm legal footing? For companies in the blockchain space the answer is easy -...
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Posted on Jan 23, 2019
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Owners of historic, commercial buildings located in traditional downtown districts are invited to submit a pre-application to determine eligibility for the Historic Architecture Assistance Fund. If...
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Posted on Jan 21, 2019
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We live in an environment where we are constantly connected at the touch of a button, and yet more and more isolated. That environment creates less need for traditional...
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Posted on Jan 17, 2019
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Both of Wyoming’s U.S. senators addressed the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation at the group’s annual meeting Thursday and discussed the actions they are pursuing on...
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Posted on Jan 04, 2019
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SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s mining sector continued to grow in the first quarter of 2018, improving the state’s overall employment and total payroll, but that growth...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2019
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The oil and gas industry continues to drive down unemployment rates in parts of Wyoming, though the state average remains higher than national numbers. The U.S....
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Posted on Dec 28, 2018
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SHERIDAN — Wyoming’s economy has experienced strong growth this year and has already exceeded last year’s economy in several key metrics, according to Jim Robinson,...
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Posted on Dec 26, 2018
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It is no secret that today the world is online, and small businesses are no different. If you think of your website as the digital welcome mat...
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Posted on Dec 23, 2018
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Experienced patent attorney Henry Nowak has joined the University of Wyoming as director of technology transfer and business resources. “He has a depth and range of...
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Posted on Dec 21, 2018
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The youngsters that adore the Rusty the Ranch Horse children’s book series would say the books are about a sweet, playful horse and his friends...
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Posted on Dec 20, 2018
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A shortage of the right type of housing to fit local needs is a common challenge for all Wyoming communities. Unmet housing needs lead to higher costs...
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Posted on Dec 19, 2018
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It has been a busy and productive year at the Wyoming Business Council. From Weatherby's big announcement to opening a trade office in Taiwan and...
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Posted on Dec 18, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors recommended four Business Ready Community (BRC) funding requests and approved six Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications during its Dec. 6 meeting in...
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Posted on Dec 17, 2018
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Marketing as if you were bigger begins with an understanding of what the big brands do and, maybe more importantly, what they don’t do. Here...
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Posted on Nov 20, 2018
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International trade involves a lot of rules, regulations and terms that can be confusing to a small business owner, but that shouldn’t stop you from...
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Posted on Nov 19, 2018
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For nearly 40 years, Wyoming has been the largest coal producer in the United States. Its communities and their identities have been inextricably tied to the resource,...
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Posted on Nov 16, 2018
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CHEYENNE — If you’re looking to start up a business, the Wyoming Business Council may be the best place to start. The council launched applications Monday...
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Posted on Nov 15, 2018
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(StatePoint) If you’ve ever considered going into business for yourself, you may have wondered whether opening a franchise is right for you. Learning more about...
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Posted on Nov 14, 2018
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Hunting, fishing and wildlife watching on Bureau of Land Management lands generate more than $3 billion in economic activity annually, according to...
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Posted on Nov 13, 2018
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On Aug. 31, the Wyoming Broadband Advisory Council officially adopted the Wyoming Broadband Plan as its guiding document in efforts to expand and improve broadband...
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Posted on Nov 12, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors voted unanimously Monday to refine a proposal to study opportunities and challenges to building USDA-inspected meat processing plants in Wyoming. The...
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Posted on Nov 11, 2018
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During the week of Oct. 1, 2018, representatives of the Wyoming Business Council and Wyoming producers are in Taipei, Taiwan, as part of an ongoing trade mission to develop a small-but-steady...
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Posted on Nov 09, 2018
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The Wyoming Business Council launched applications this week for two new grant programs aimed at helping startups in Wyoming thrive. The programs are an outcome of economic diversification...
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Posted on Nov 08, 2018
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The Wyoming Council for Women (WCW) is accepting nominations for the Woman Entrepreneur Award until Nov. 1.  The Council developed the brand-new Entrepreneur Award to recognize and support female-owned businesses in...
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Posted on Nov 07, 2018
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