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Wyoming Entrepreneurs have stars in their eyes

Two entrepreneurs who hope to use an abandoned nuclear missile silo to launch rockets into space held an open house Wednesday to show their plans to blast Wyoming into the space race.

Hiring gets aggressive in Casper

The figures put Casper eighth-highest in terms of expected hiring among 460 markets surveyed.

Wyoming Sen. Craig Thomas dies at 74

Wyoming Sen. Craig Thomas, a three-term conservative Republican who stayed clear of the Washington limelight and political catfights, died Monday. He was 74.

Powell, Wyoming-owned fiber optic network under consideration

It would be the first deal of its kind where outside investors have completely funded a fiber optic network that will be municipally owned.

Gov: Prosperity requires change

Part of the change, and a hot topic during the work force summit, relates to housing. The governor said the state has the resources to help towns build infrastructure to develop more housing and encourage growth.

UW taps energy leader for school

Mark Northam, research science consultant with Saudi Aramco, will begin work at UW on July 17, according to an announcement from the school.

Wyoming company, Rocky Mountain Forest Products closes, takes 150 jobs

The company made wood molding products before closing May 11. The company has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according to a release given to the laid-off employees.

Bravo goes to Gillette, Wyoming Internet provider

Visionary Communications recently won the 2007 Bravo! Award for the northeast Wyoming region – an award given to those who demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship. Those traits include vision, drive, perseverance and willingness to take risks. Six winners were named statewide.

Wyoming businesses must prepare for aging work force

As America’s work force ages, employers must think about the work force differently, work to retain older workers past retirement age and get rid of age discrimination in the workplace.

Afterschool network would strengthen programs in Wyoming

Wyoming afterschool programs need trained workers, links to schools and a network of professional support if they are to be successful in helping families, children and the economy develop, advocates say.