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ENDOW Executive Council Calls For Private & Public-Sector Input - 1/25-26 - Cheyenne, Wyoming:


Governor Mead to Make Announcement on Recently Released Preliminary Recommendations Cheyenne, Wyoming - With the goal of soliciting feedback from private and public-sector stakeholders and ...


More Wyoming Airbnb users, combined with new tax deal, lead to revenue boost for state:


More Wyomingites than ever appear to be using online platforms to rent their homes to travelers looking for somewhere to stay other than a hotel. Airbnb, the largest online hospitality company, experienced ...


Defining 'small town' Wyoming: In the country's least populous state, what qualifies as rural?:


It's hard to say whether this former airstrip is a small town or an extension of Casper. It's only 10 minutes from the city, depending on traffic, but many residents say it's a world apart: few services ...


Wyoming has struggled to increase population since it was a territory :


In 1977, the cash was flowing into Wyoming's coffers from the coal boom in the Powder River Basin. The future was bright as the state with its mercurial feast-or-famine economy entered another boom. People ...


ENDOW Releases Preliminary Recommendations to 'Chart New Course' for WY's Economy:


After eight months of meetings with community and business stakeholders, collecting and analyzing data and identifying barriers to, and opportunities for, economic diversification, the ENDOW http://www.endowyo.biz ...


Why people really want to move to Idaho but are fleeing its neighbor, Wyoming:


Half of its neighbors are in the top five. All but one are in the top 13. The "but one" is Wyoming. It's dead last. 51st out of a possible 51 (our ranking is adjusted for population and includes Washington, ...


Wyoming loses over 6,500 residents since start of energy bust -- largest drop since 1989:


Wyoming's population has dropped for the second consecutive year, according to data released by the state's Economic Analysis Division on Wednesday. In total, the state has lost 6,649 residents since ...


Casper leaders decide to sell city-owned buildings to local entrepreneurs:


Downtown Casper should soon have more apartments and an expanded apparel store after city leaders approved the bids at the end of a contentious, three-hour meeting Tuesday night. The Casper City Council ...


Shifters closure prompts questions about the effect of Casper's downtown boom:




As part of incentive program, 10 percent of district workforce says they'll leave by 2020:




50 things that make Casper, Wyoming great :




36 Hours in Jackson Hole, Wyoming:


Expansive wilderness, superlative skiing and a top-notch food scene await visitors to this charming, idiosyncratic town and valley. By HANNAH SELIGSON https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/07/travel/what-to-do-36-hours-in-jackson-hole-wyoming.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=mini-moth®ion=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below *** ...


Wyoming Smart Capital Network spreads statewide :


"If you had a business and wanted to expand or start a new one and you went to the bank to get some money, but you did not have enough money up front to cover getting into this business," Hannum said, ...


Wyoming legislators advance bills to cut $16 million from schools, add computer science:


Lawmakers advanced one bill to cut roughly $16 million from Wyoming schools and another to add computer science to the educational program Tuesday in what was almost certainly the last Joint Education ...


Snapshot shows an improved Wyoming economy, but downturn's fallout continues to mar outlook:


Wyoming's economy is now performing better than it was during the energy bust, but has yet to catch up with the losses of recent years, according to a snapshot of employment, energy spending and tourism ...


Wyoming expected to create Office of Outdoor Recreation:


Wyoming is expected to announce the creation of an Office of Outdoor Recreation at a legislative committee meeting Monday, WyoFile has learned. Sources close to and familiar with the Governor's Outdoor ...


With future uncertain, Wyoming school board prepares for doomsday scenario:


If the state of Wyoming were to solve its current education funding crisis solely through cuts, it could have devastating effects on Natrona County, school officials said this week. "It's pretty dramatic," ...


National & local leaders consider Wyoming's economic future in new ENDOW video:


"There's some secret sauce that exists in this place that grows great people." - Greg Hill, ENDOW Co-Chair & President of Hess Corporation There is a lot happening in Wyoming this fall as ...


A study found that Wyoming could save $200 million. Now what?:


A report commissioned by the Legislature on how Wyoming's state government can save money has found as much as $227 million in possible annual savings -- but lawmakers are a little stumped on how to actually ...


New nonprofit seeks to advance Wyoming cybersecurity:


Made Safe http://www.madesafeinwyoming.org in Wyoming, a new nonprofit based in Laramie, is working to protect personal information from credit cards and Social Security numbers and make sure they are ...


Why wind? Why now? Experts say Wyoming needs to face challenges and opportunities of new wind development:


Sen. Cale Case doesn't dislike wind power, but he believes that putting up wind turbines reduces the beauty of Wyoming's wide open panorama, its steppes and its sagebrush-coated hills. And the Republican ...


Jackson Hole Releases Impassioned Commercial to Charlie Chaplin Speech:


This video produced by the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board uses an unlikely narrator to remind everyone to "Stay Wild." Charlie Chaplin is most famous for his silent movies, with characters like ...


Wind conference highlights Wyoming's fiscal troubles, and how hard it is to fix them:


Wyoming has a reputation for not liking wind, and that's a problem if it's trying to diversify its economy via wind farms or wind industry manufacturers. That's according to Riata Little, vice president ...


University of Wyoming sees high amount of faculty resignations :




Wyoming Governor Mead expects major funding for workforce development to pass Legislature:


Despite the state's major funding shortfalls, Gov. Matt Mead said he expects Wyoming lawmakers to pass a workforce training package worth tens of millions of dollars when they meet this winter. Mead ...


People owe Wyoming $80 million worth of debt -- the state wants to get better at collecting it:


Everyone likes free money. But with the Wyoming Legislature facing a more than $700 million deficit in education funding, lawmakers are especially eager for ways to generate new revenue without raising ...


Lawmaker proposes constitutional amendment to divert $158 million annually to help fund education:


Facing a $530 million school funding deficit, the Wyoming Legislature has been scrambling to avoid massive cuts to education ahead of their winter session. So far, most of the proposals have centered ...


Should Wyoming tax bars, restaurants, museums and hotels to pay for tourism promotion?:


The Wyoming tourism industry says it wants to tax itself in order to cover the cost of promoting the Cowboy State to visitors around the country and world. But while legislators were generally supportive ...


Economic diversity committee releases first report, but real challenge is yet to come:


A committee working to diversify Wyoming's economy last week released its first report, detailing what many already knew: the Cowboy State faces a steep road in any effort to move away from economic ...


Casper College offers new online programs in office management:


Casper College announced recently a new online program in office management, available as both an associate degree and a certificate. Prior to this semester, the degree was offered only on-campus. Interim ...

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