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Wyoming business leaders to discuss rising health care costs

September 22, 2014 in News

Wyoming business and health leaders are meeting Thursday at a daylong summit on Curbing Healthcare costs for employers in the Cowboy State. The Wyoming Business Coalition on Health is hosting the event that will feature health care finance experts from across the United States and a panel of Wyoming’s own healthcare leaders. ... continue reading

Casper is 11th-fastest-growing metropolitan area in country

September 18, 2014 in News

Casper's gross domestic product grew by 7.1 percent in 2013, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, making it the 11th-fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country. The report credited oil and gas development for fueling the increase, with metropolitan areas throughout the Rocky Mountain region showing similar growth. ... continue reading

Oil production in the Powder River Basin more than doubles in five years

September 17, 2014 in News

Oil production in the Powder River Basin more than doubled over the past five years, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reported Monday, confirming a trend many observers had long suspected. Output in the basin grew from 38,000 barrels per day in 2009 to 78,000 barrels per day during the first quarter of this year, EIA said. ... continue reading

With Shell and Encana gone, what does the future hold for the Jonah Field?

September 16, 2014 in News

Before the Bakken and the Marcellus. Before America's oil and gas revolution. In the days when subjects like peak oil were in vogue. Before fracking was a buzzword, trumpeted in headlines, skewered in documentaries and debated in state capitals. Before all that, there was the Jonah. What the public often refers to as the Jonah Field is, actually, two separate gasfields: Jonah and Pinedale. ... continue reading

Feds announce $600,000 in grants to Wyoming health care navigators

September 15, 2014 in News

Wyoming citizens searching for health insurance in the federal marketplace will continue to receive assistance from the state's two navigator organizations, after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced renewed grant funding for the Cowboy State. Read Full Story... continue reading

Yellowstone visits topped 2.7 million in August

September 12, 2014 in News

Visitation to Yellowstone National Park has topped the 2.7 million mark, and the park is on track to have one of its best years on record. Park spokesman Al Nash said there were 773,357 recreational visits to Yellowstone in August and a total of 2,717,040 visits for the first eight months of this year. That's more than a 6 percent increase from the same time period last year. ... continue reading

Workplace deaths in Wyoming decline

September 10, 2014 in Opinion

Workplace fatalities across Wyoming fell by 32 percent last year, according to a state report released Tuesday. The state reported 21 on-the-job deaths in 2013, down from 31 the year prior Read Full Story... continue reading

More than 400 Wyoming lawyers gathering for bar meeting

September 9, 2014 in News

More than 400 lawyers from across the state are gathering this week for the Wyoming State Bar's annual conference in Cheyenne. Read Full Story... continue reading

Sweetwater County project to address workforce needs

September 8, 2014 in News

A new initiative by Sweetwater County to match employers with future employees and assess current employees for advancement will launch Monday. The project is a partnership with ACT Work Ready Communities and guided by the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate. Read Full Story ... continue reading

More than 1,500 freshmen enroll at the University of Wyoming

September 5, 2014 in News

University of Wyoming officials say more than 1,500 freshmen have enrolled for the fall semester. Shelley Dodd, UW's director of admissions, says the university welcomed between 1,575 to 1,580 freshmen before classes began Wednesday. She says that's in line with last year's enrollment figures. Read Full Story... continue reading
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