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Economy Wyoming non-labor income

Surprising sources behind today’s economy

April 8, 2014

In Wyoming today, income from non-labor sources is more than twice the combined personal income from people working in the state’s staple industries.

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CREG report projects slight decline in revenue for Wyoming

January 21, 2014

When the Wyoming legislature convenes in February, it will consider spending $3.3 billion in revenue that it hasn’t yet collected.

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Northern Arapaho tribe hit hardest by federal shutdown

October 22, 2013

Lost federal funding highlights tribal accounting woes. Business council stays mum on details

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A Memo from Minnesota: Cities need to rethink growth

October 22, 2013

Civil engineer and planning reformer says small, incremental growth is more prosperous than large business parks.

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Protestors at East Gate demand reopening of Yellowstone

October 15, 2013

Protestors gathered at the East Gate to Yellowstone Park to demand a solution to the government shutdown that has closed national parks nationwide.

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Barrasso, Enzi, Lummis walk GOP line on shutdown, debt limit

October 9, 2013

Leading up to the October 1st shutdown, Wyoming’s delegation all voted to make changes to the Affordable Care Act a condition of funding the government.

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National Public Lands Day pays homage to great American legacy

September 26, 2013

Steve Kilpatrick writes that energy, agriculture, and recreation are like a three-legged stool: we need all the legs for balance on Wyoming’s public lands.

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Slow Disaster: Dwindling Colorado River will demand Congress to act

August 20, 2013

Managers from Wyo to LA expect cooperation, not conflict, in dealing with declining water in the Colorado River basin.

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Conservation goals collide with worker housing in Jackson Hole

June 25, 2013

Because of its environment, Jackson Hole is in a class all its own. But the need for worker housing is calling conservation efforts into …

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Fiscal Doomsday: How risky is Wyoming’s energy-based budget?

June 4, 2013

Wyoming’s budget depends on mineral revenue and federal funds, both of which are subject to fluctuations. What factors could prompt a worst-case scenario?

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Wyoming Catches Lottery Fever; Online gaming eyed elsewhere

June 4, 2013

Wyoming’s provisions on its new lottery system could limit the state’s take on ticket sales.

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Subsidair: Tiny Wyoming airline tops in federal support

April 23, 2013

Federal cuts may threaten the controversial Essential Air Service subsidy, which keeps Cheyenne-based Great Lakes Airlines flying high.

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$115 million pledged to make UW engineering top tier

January 22, 2013

A group of alumni from the University of Wyoming College of Engineering is working to boost their alma mater to a position of national prominence.

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Advocating the economic benefits of Shoshone National Forest

October 2, 2012

Fremont County businesses and organizations have banded together to advocate recreation in Shoshone National Forest as it moves forward in revising its management plan.

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Feds can restrict flow of mineral revenue to Wyoming

September 25, 2012

Wyoming has long benefited from federal funds from the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Trust Fund, but Congress could be putting a end to the cash flow.

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Study says Rural Developments cost Natrona County

September 17, 2012

A study from The Sonoran Institute shows that tax revenues generated from the county’s rural development doesn’t off-set its’ expenses.

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A Wyoming congressional update

August 26, 2012

A Wyoming congressional update
Sen. Mike Enzi was joined by Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis at the Petroleum Association of Wyoming’s annual meeting in …

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Wyoming data center efforts hindered by Yellowstone volcano concerns

June 19, 2012

An unlikely roadblock is hampering Wyoming’s efforts to bring in large-scale data centers for economic diversification.

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Rare Stake: Can Wyoming help serve world’s hunger for rare earth minerals?

May 1, 2012

A newly opened mine near the city of Sundance raises the prospect of a new industry for Wyoming. The project’s owners believe they’ll have the …

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China’s rare earth role

May 1, 2012

Today, China delivers 97 percent of the world’s rare earth elements and uses 60 percent to 70 percent. How it came to monopolize the rare …