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The Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming Committee or ENDOW presented a 20-year plan to the legislature’s Joint Revenue, Business and Economic Development Committee and generally got good support. 

The committee moved forward with a key ENDOW recommendation to draft legislation that would create an Economic Diversity Officer in the governor’s office. There was some mild pushback on a proposal to change Wyoming’s tax policy and support for an effort to enhance education for adults. 

House Committee Chairman Michael Greear said it’s an ambitious list of proposals that may need to be focused, but he likes the approach.

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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!