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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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If you’re an avid American cyclist, odds are you’ve harbored this dream: a sea-to-shining-sea cross-country bike trek, the sort of epic journey Jerry Cowden took...
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Posted on May 11, 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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In Upton, Wyoming we are celebrating the 2019 Economic Development Week, which is May 6 through the 11th. This is a week to celebrate the...
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Posted on May 06, 2019
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Pilot plant testing will decide fate of RER Bear Lodge Project Rare Element Resources (RER) has announced it will spend the first nine months of 2019...
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Posted on May 01, 2019
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SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce Ag and Natural Resources Committee will host its second annual Sheridan County Youth Business Ventures Competition. This year, the...
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Posted on Apr 29, 2019
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SHERIDAN — Landon’s Greenhouse, Nursery and Landscaping celebrates 40 years of service this year. In addition to that celebration, the business also earned the honor...
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Posted on Apr 26, 2019
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SHERIDAN — A proud Wyoming transplant since 1992, Amy Albrecht serves as the executive director of the Center for a Vital Community at Sheridan College....
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Posted on Apr 24, 2019
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The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded Gillette College a $1 million grant to upgrade technology for some of the college's programs. This is...
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Posted on Apr 23, 2019
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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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Both Newcastle and Upton have large deer herds living right in town!  Wild turkeys are everywhere! There are large elk herds to the north, east and west!  There are more North American Pronghorn Antelope than there are people!  Look for groundhogs, snakes and lizards. Wildlife watching is easier than people watching in Newcastle and Upton. Bring your binoculars and your cameras!