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Economic report: Casper jobs increase, home prices up, sales tax collections down

CASPER, Wyo. — A new Casper Economic Indicators report from the State of Wyoming Economic Analysis Division shows the economic landscape in June 2023, with specific indicators shedding light on various aspects of the city’s economic health. The report comprises four components. Two elements, the unemployment rate and total nonfarm employment, show broader labor market […]

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Nominations for Wyoming Woman Entrepreneur Award due April 30

Women who own or operate a Wyoming-based business that has operated continuously for at least three years and generates at least $5,000 gross revenue annually through making or selling a product or providing a quantifiable service are eligible for the Wyoming Council for Women’s award.

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Western Interstate Hydrogen Hub concept receives DOE support

CASPER, Wyo. — The Western Interstate Hydrogen Hub, in which Wyoming is a partner, received a recommendation on its concept paper from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program. Wyoming is partnering with Colorado, New Mexico and Utah on the hydrogen hub concept, which is part of the states’ strategy for safe, clean and sustainable […]

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Gillette local union chair: Potential railroad strike wouldn’t wreck U.S. economy

GILLETTE, Wyo. — While most of the railroad unions negotiating with the National Carriers Conference Committee received a majority of their members’ approval on tentative five-year national collective bargaining agreements, a few didn’t. Those unions are the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, or BRS; the SMART-TD (with respect to one of its contracts), Brotherhood Maintenance of Way Employees […]

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National Museum of Military Vehicles founder earns Wyoming Economic Development Association award

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Economic Development Association has awarded Dan Starks, founder and chairman of The National Museum of Military Vehicles, its 2022 Innovation Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes an innovative project that significantly impacts a Wyoming community and its citizens. It is intended to recognize participants involved in a Wyoming innovative economic […]

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Wyoming reports record month for sales and use tax collections of $86.6M; adds ~900 oil and gas jobs

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming experienced a new monthly record in terms of sales and use tax collections, with a total of $86.6 million collected in August, the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division said Monday. Sales and use tax collections from the mining sector, which includes oil and gas, has seen month-over-month increases for 12 months in […]

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Economic report: Casper jobs increase, home prices up 13.6%, sales tax collections up 19.5%

CASPER, Wyo. — A new Casper Economic Indicators report from the State of Wyoming Economic Analysis Division shows jobs are up from summer 2021, home prices are continuing to climb and sales tax collections in Natrona County are up. The new August 2022 issue of the Casper Economic Indicators report primarily provides data available through […]

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Petroleum group intervenes in drilling permit challenge on BLM lands

CASPER, Wyo. — Today, the Petroleum Association of Wyoming sought to intervene in a case pending before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The case, Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians v. United States Department of Interior, et al., concerns drilling on federal lands. Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians, […]

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Governor, Cheney react to HF Sinclair layoff report

CASPER, Wyo. ⁠— HF Sinclair Corp. laid off nearly 100 employees at its Sinclair refinery Tuesday, radio station Bigfoot 99 reported Wednesday. While the company has neither confirmed or denied the layoffs, state and federal government officials are reacting to the news. “I am troubled to learn of the HollyFrontier Sinclair refinery layoffs,” Gov. Mark […]

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Black Hills Energy to serve first Blockchain Interruptible Service Tariff customer

CASPER, Wyo. — Black Hills Energy announced Tuesday that it will serve its first customer for its new electric rate option for blockchain in Wyoming. Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company/Black Hills Energy’s Blockchain Interruptible Service Tariff recently signed a five-year service agreement with a crypto mining company for up to 45 megawatts of electric service, with a possible […]