Although radio has been proclaimed a dead medium for years, it’s still alive in Wyoming because of the local information it can get to people. A new FM station in Ralston, Wyoming has just been petitioned for.
While a prolonged railroad worker strike would decimate many industries, including Wyoming’s coal mines, it’s unlikely Congress would allow that to happen.
Many Thanksgiving dinner shoppers in Wyoming this week have shrugged off inflated prices as they gather their favorite items for family celebrations, putting the higher-priced-than-expected items into carts anyway — when they were available.
U.S. stockpiles of diesel are at the lowest level since 2008. Refinery capacity in Wyoming, as well as the rest of the United States, is so strained that “rolling blackouts” of fuel are possible in the coming months.
As Wyoming continues to position itself as the hub for the cryptocurrency industry, a fight is brewing in Washington, D.C., over a bill that could establish federal oversight for bitcoin and other crypto markets.
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When viewers were asking questions about what kind of cows produce chocolate milk and why there are no trees on their Wyoming ranch, they realized most people don’t know where their food comes from.
Nearly 40 Wyoming companies have said they will accept a new private currency called Goldbacks that has physical gold printed in its currency. The company says Goldbacks are more stable than U.S. currency.
A 44-year-old mother of three who lives in Gering, Nebraska (population 8,000) has 80,000 subscribers on the adult site “OnlyFans” and is making nearly six figures by interacting with followers and posting “spicy” adult content.
Between the summers of 2020 and 2021, Park and Sheridan counties had two of the highest increases in population recorded in the state. Both mayors said the increases will have a major impact on the communities.
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Cody native Nick Piazza, who owns an investment business in Ukraine, left the country in 2014 when the Russians invaded. “I’d just had my first son and we thought that sniper fire was not the best atmosphere for toddlers.”
Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association executive director Chris Brown and economist and state Sen. Cale Case disagreed with a report to raise the minimum wage.
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Prices for food and other consumer items probably will remain higher than average for at least a year, according to an economist with the University of Wyoming.
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Wyoming’s cost of living has increased at a rate not seen in more than a decade, according to a recently released report from the state’s Economic Analysis Division.
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Wyoming’s mining industry lost more than one-quarter of its jobs in the first quarter of this year compared to 2020, according to a state report.
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Despite a decline of $6.7 million in sales and use tax collections from Wyoming’s mining sector, the state’s tax collections in April grew by $1.3 million over April 2020 figures, according to a state report.
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Internet service, drinking water systems and renters in Wyoming would all benefit from President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, according to details released Monday by the White House.
Wyoming is likely to receive more than $1 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds later this year, Gov. Mark Gordon’s office announced this week.
Maintaining the state’s quality of education is the most important issue facing the Legislature during its general session, Gov. Mark Gordon said Tuesday.
Wyoming 211 saw a 285% increase in rental assistance requests and a 95% increase in utility assistance requests in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wyoming’s 34 airports generate more than $2 billion in economic activity each year, according to a Wyoming Department of Transportation study.
Sales tax collections from almost every sector of Wyoming’s economy declined in January from figures one year ago, but taxes generated by one sector more than doubled in the year, according to state figures.
A series of steps aimed at improving Wyoming’s primary economic drivers has been proposed or endorsed by Gov. Mark Gordon.
The University of Wyoming and the state’s seven community colleges are launching a collaborative effort to better prepare Wyoming students for the state’s evolving economy and encourage entrepreneurship, officials announced Monday.
Gov. Mark Gordon is launching a program this week that is designed to help with Wyoming’s economic recovery and to boost employment in the oil and gas industry.
Despite recent improvements in the Wyoming’s financial outlook, the state still faces some major challenges, Gov. Mark Gordon said Monday.
Gov. Mark Gordon is allocating remaining CARES Act funds to help Wyoming businesses and nonprofits with ongoing coronavirus-related losses and expenses.
The state’s next round of budget cuts will require the Legislature to carefully examine what services the state should stop providing, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday.
According to personal finance website WalletHub, Wyoming was ranked 49th of 50 states and the District of Columbia when it came to states whose residents needed some type of loan the most due to the coronavirus.
Sales in the retail sector in the period from April through June actually increased by 6% due largely to new laws requiring the collection of sales taxes on online sales.
Wyoming lost more than 25,000 jobs in the second fiscal quarter of 2020, a recent analysis confirmed.
With the deadline nearing for Wyoming businesses and nonprofit organizations to apply for federal funds to offset coronavirus losses, the state had already paid out more than $120 million for assistance through the two of its programs still running, according to state figures.
Two programs set up to help Wyoming businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are almost out of money, but the distribution of federal relief funds to help the state is continuing, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday.
The indicators that point to Wyoming’s economic health improved slightly in June from May, but the state’s economic health remains worse than it was one year ago, according to a state report.
Reductions in the amount of state money paid health care providers through Medicaid made as a way to tackle the state’s budget shortfall could result in providers leaving the program, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
The governor said the notion that the state has different allocations of money “stuffed away in coffee cans” isn’t true and the use of emergency funds won’t solve the problem.
Despite the economic problems that have forced Wyoming to make deep budget cuts to its government agencies, there is reason for optimism, Gov. Gordon said.
The first round of Wyoming budget cuts have been finalized, totaling more than $250 million, with an additional $80 million in cuts to maintenance of state buildings and those at the University of Wyoming and community colleges.
Occidental Petroleum ended weeks of anticipation Wednesday when the company announced that it would sell land grant assets in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah to Orion Mine Finance.
Gov. Mark Gordon has created a page on the Wyoming Sense budget transparency website to see how the state is utilizing federal dollars awarded through the CARES Act.
Wyoming banks are getting creative in finding ways to get more coins.
Gov. Gordon said although there was a slight improvement, the overall fiscal situation remains dire.
In a press conference on Tuesday, Gov Gordon said WYDOT could be eliminated and it wouldn’t put a dent in the budget shortfall.
Wyoming’s first digital asset financial institution will likely open in October, months ahead of its original slated date for sometime in 2021.
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyoming, called on Congress to be mindful of the nation’s debt and deficit as legislators tackle a new bill to address the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuts in state spending beyond the $250 million reduction already authorized by Gov. Mark Gordon will be needed going forward, he said Wednesday.
More than 900 Wyoming businesses received more than $25 million in one day from the state’s Business Interruption Stipend program, according to state figures.
Gordon asked all of his agency heads to submit ideas for reducing their budgets by 20% and said Wednesday he has asked the officials to propose additional cuts of 10%.
March through May will be the shortest in recession-dating history, but it will be among the most severe.
Almost 2,300 Wyoming businesses have collected more than $73 million in aid funds under a program designed to help companies recover from the coronavirus pandemic, according to state figures.
Like Wyoming’s counties and the state itself, Wyoming’s cities are having to reduce their spending in the face of declining tax revenues.
Wyoming’s economic health in April was at its lowest level seen in 15 years, according to a state agency.
Wyoming’s unemployment rate fell slightly in May from April, indicating a modest improvement in the state’s economy.
The rest area closures will result in a savings to WYDOT of approximately $197,453 from June 15 through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. After that, the department will save about $789,812 per year.
Gordon, during his weekly news briefing, said significant declines in mineral tax income, the state’s chief source of income, and revenue losses related to the coronavirus have left the state with the largest loss of income it has ever seen.
Gov. Mark Gordon is asking state agency heads to do whatever they can to reduce spending and to prepare for more spending cuts in coming months in response to what he said was the largest loss of income in state history.
HollyFrontier’s Cheyenne Refinery will shift from refining petroleum to producing a diesel fuel made out of soybean oil, the company announced Monday.
While construction jobs are typically temporary, they can be a Band-Aid for the growing unemployment rate while giving businesses time to rebuild their labor force.
Income to pay for the state’s next budget, including education, will probably fall between $1.5 billion and $1.8 billion short of projections.
Almost all of those questioned in a University of Wyoming survey are concerned about the impact of coronavirus on the national economy and a majority are concerned about its impact on their personal finances.
On Wednesday, four Wyoming elected officials joined more than 100 of their counterparts across the West in sending a letter to Congress to urge full funding for public lands in an upcoming stimulus package.
The Rent a Cell fundraiser is $10, which gets a person a “cell” for a week.
“It is showing really huge impacts,” said Sen. Cale Case. “Even the optimistic outlook has terrible impacts.”
Revenues needed to run the state will decline dramatically in the next several years from projections made before the coronavirus was detected in Wyoming
If the biggest outdoor rodeo in the world were to be canceled, it would be in conjunction with city, county and state orders. It’s going to take a lot to bring the “Daddy of ’em All” down.
Wyoming’s unemployment rate remained steady in January at 3.7 percent, the same rate seen in December, according to the state Department of Workforce Services.