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Wyoming lawmakers consider tax increases to ease deficits :


A legislative committee's task of finding new sources of revenue for Wyoming's state government, which depends heavily on the boom-and-bust energy industry, includes looking at new taxes or increasing ...


More Wyoming rest stops get free Wi-Fi :


The Wyoming Department of Transportation has expanded free Wi-Fi availability at rest stops, welcome and information centers around the state. The newest locations with Wi-Fi are the rest areas located ...


University of Wyoming president says 37 staff members will lose their jobs next week:


Thirty-seven University of Wyoming employees will lose their jobs next week in the latest in a series of moves by the school to tackle a $41 million budget cut. Seth Klamann 307-266-0544, seth.klamann@trib.com ...


Lev'sonic - Through late nights and long hours, University of Wyoming student builds a business:


Levente Pap knew he wanted to own a business. He thought about it as he walked around a University of Wyoming laboratory. What did people need? And, more specifically, what did chemists and researchers ...


Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announces board for economic diversification effort :


Gov. Matt Mead has chosen business and community leaders from across the state to serve on a board focused on diversifying and strengthening Wyoming's economy for the long term. Mead announced the ...


Wyoming State Education Department's long-term student goals include 89 percent grad rate:


The Wyoming Department of Education has released a draft plan that, among other things, proposes 15-year school achievement goals, including an 89 percent high school graduation rate. The 72-page document ...


FIRST CLASS: New school infuses Wyoming workforce with tech-trained employees:


"Our number one mission is to put these students back into the Wyoming workforce," Trowbridge said. "Governor Matt Mead has spoken extensively about bringing the technology industry to Wyoming, and we're ...


Why You Should Put Your Supercomputer in Wyoming:


Travel just few miles west of bustling Cheyenne, Wyoming, a you'll find yourself in big-sky country. (WHAT??? Montana is Big Sky Country) Tall-grass plains line the highway, snow-packed peaks pierce the ...


Wyoming population declines for first time in 27 years:


Wyoming's population was estimated as 585,501 in July 2016, according to the US Census Bureau. That represents a 0.2 percent decline from the previous year, or a net outmigration of 1,054 people. It's ...


University of Wyoming program incentivizing early separation more popular than expected:


"We received many, many applications for (the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program)," said Kate Miller, UW provost and vice president of academic affairs. "More than we expected to." An upfront ...


Mobile apps designed just for Wyomingites:


Many of us use mobile apps every day, whether we're paying bills, playing music, checking Facebook or getting weather updates. But there are a handful of apps designed to be specifically helpful to Wyomingites ...


Hydroponic farm in retired shipping container offers fresh lettuce in Casper, Wyoming:


It's not quite spring, and lettuce is sprouting in Casper. But the romaine isn't clawing its way to the sun from underground. The butterhead isn't vulnerable to bugs or other threats. To find the Swiss ...


Wyoming Governor Mead signs bill into law for economic diversification:


ENDOW https://www.endowyo.biz/ establishes an executive council to oversee the development of a comprehensive strategy, creates an economic diversification account and requires the governor to designate ...


Business incubator launches second annual Casper Start-Up Challenge:


Tucked in a corner of a standard white-walled office building, Bradley Erickson and Eric Lewis work hard at creating a world of monsters, dukes and fantasy kingdoms. Surrounded by posters of video ...


Uber opens service in Wyoming on Friday:


Uber, the national ridesharing service, launched in Wyoming on Friday, offering services across the state. Gov. Matt Mead was expected to sign the ridesharing legislation at 2 p.m. Friday, making it ...


Total solar eclipse to boost Wyoming tourism on August 21:


Late this coming summer, the stars will align for an event that is likely to result in one of the busiest tourist days in Wyoming history. Well, at least one star will align. A total solar eclipse ...


Wyoming puts teeth in collecting online sales taxes:


Wyoming officials say they hope more online businesses will begin to pay sales taxes voluntarily but a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Matt Mead lays the groundwork to collect from those that refuse. Wednesday ...


Electronics recycling will return to Casper council after mayor changes her mind:


Casper City Council will formally revisit whether to recycle electronics waste after Mayor Kenyne Humphrey reversed her earlier opposition to discussing the matter again. Citing the cost of a new contract, ...


'Uber bill' passes Senate, ridesharing services could soon be legal in Wyoming:


Ridesharing services could start doing business in Wyoming as soon as early March, after the Legislature approved a bill legalizing the business model used by Lyft and Uber. House Bill 80, known informally ...


Wyoming Business Council Newsletter - New export training open to Wyoming entrepreneurs:


A stone cistern and evidence of a potato cellar are all that remain of the Fales homestead near Deaver, Wyoming. David Fales frequently walks the 87 acres his great-grandparents once called ...


Breakthrough 307 angel investor network ready to boost entrepreneurs in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West:


Breakthrough 307's http://breakthrough307.com/Home/ quest to nurture an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Wyoming continued with more than 21 investors each cutting a $100,000 check. In the past six months, ...


Wyoming lawmakers kill bill that would have punished utilities for using wind or solar:


A group of lawmakers killed a bill Tuesday that would have penalized utilities for providing Wyoming customers with electricity from wind or solar energy. Senate File 71 stated six energy resources ...


Wyoming Superintendents express concern about major education legislation:


Superintendents across the state are trying to assess two major pieces of education legislation released last week that could significantly affect the future of school funding in Wyoming. It's no secret, ...


Wyoming minimum wage bill rolled back to federal minimum :


A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Wyoming has been ratcheted back to match the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. The amended wage change cleared its first hurdle at the state Legislature ...


Wyoming legislators kill wind tax bill:


Lawmakers defeated a bill Monday that would have quintupled the state's wind production tax. Wyoming is the only state with a wind production tax -- currently $1 per megawatt hour of electricity. ...


Wyoming lawmakers push for early retirement program to address budget shortfall:


Ten lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that offers early retirement to state and University of Wyoming employees as state leaders look to save money in the face of a large budget shortfall. Nearly 2,000 ...


Wyoming Senate president kills public lands transfer bill:


"Everybody's been notifying their representatives and senators to vote no if this amendment materialized," she said. "I think Sen. Bebout read the tea leaves. He saw the vote was not going to be there." ...


Please Vote Today - Meeteetse, Wyoming (Population 300) Middle School Science and Technology Students Compete in Verizon Nation-wide Contests:


Meeteetse - The tiny Wyoming school district of Meeteetse wins a national contest again. The school's science students recent won a $35,000 technology package in a Samsung contest. Now, Meeteetse's middle ...


New state program developed to increase Wyoming export sales:


A new state program has been developed with the aim of providing Wyoming businesses with the tools to enter international markets. The State Trade and Expansion Program is a $158,000 federally funded ...


University of Wyoming offers 3 new scholarships to attract transfer students:


If you're a non-Wyomingite attending community college here or in a nearby state, the University of Wyoming http://www.uwyo.edu/ wants you -- and is willing to pay to bring you to Laramie. Three new ...

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