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Wyoming Billionaire Backs Santorum

January 21, 2012

Friess has made national headlines in recent weeks thanks to his contributions to a super PAC that supports Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. Friess is …

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Wyoming Philanthropist Foster Friess: Hates taxes, opens wallet wide to those in need

January 17, 2012

Foster Friess made big waves in the GOP presidential primary with his endorsement of candidate Rick Santorum. Read a profile of the Wyoming businessman and …

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Raymond Plank: Hitting a Gusher With His Philanthropy

January 10, 2012

Raymond Plank has had a colorful past: Yale graduate, WW2 fighter pilot and the billionaire founder of a energy corporation. But as he prepares to …

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Enjoy Wyoming (at Your Own Risk): Does State law give too much protection to outdoor-recreation providers?

November 2, 2011

Some critics wonder if the Wyoming Recreation Safety Act’s “inherent risk” doctrine goes too far in protecting against death and injury lawsuits.

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Approaches to Safety

November 2, 2011

Few outdoor-recreation organizations have a finer reputation for safety and professionalism than the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Even so, the Lander-based nonprofit notched a …

Economy

Despite Exceeding Benchmark Goals State Fired Jackson Equities Manager

July 29, 2009

Despite Exceeding Benchmark Goals State Fired Jackson Equities Manager
By Ben Gose
Wyoming’s extreme focus on income—as opposed to “total return,” the measure that most money managers …

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Should Wyoming Rethink Investments? Despite Recession, Time May Be Right

July 29, 2009

Are Wyoming’s leaders being too conservative with the billions of dollars in our permanent funds?

It sounds like a crazy question to be asking today, as …

Environment

Adventure In The Winds: The Elusive Golden Trout

August 18, 2008

We hiked three days just to get here — the lake that we hoped was Flying Monkey, home to the biggest golden trout in the …