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Federal official outlines economic promise, perils

Federal official outlines economic promise, perils

CASPER, Wyo. -- The U.S. economy continues to grow, but slowly, as if unsure of its footing.

May 08, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Delta opts for regional jet service in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — SkyWest Airlines, operating on behalf of Delta Air Lines, will swap turboprops for regional jets on daily flights between Salt Lake City and Casper starting July 1.

April 30, 2012 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming's jobless rate declines in March

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the seventh consecutive month in March, dropping to 5.3 percent.

April 24, 2012 11:15 pmLoading…

Wyoming business outlook remains strong

CASPER, Wyo. -- An index that tracks Wyoming business conditions points to an expanding economy in the months ahead.

April 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Casper officials pitch for junior college volleyball finals

CASPER, Wyo. — Local officials will try Wednesday to convince the National Junior College Athletic Association that Casper should host the group’s national women’s volleyball championship.

March 27, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Demand, fears mean spike in gas prices

Demand, fears mean spike in gas prices

CASPER, Wyo. -- Don Bentz, owner of Bentz's Town Pump in Casper, scrolled through oil prices on his computer.

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Natrona County coroner urges peer involvement in organ donations

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County Coroner Connie Jacobson and her staff members were recently recognized as the state’s top coroner’s office by the Donor Alliance and the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank.

February 25, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Medical officials anticipate turning ACA goals into results

For parents awakened by the cries of a sick child, health care is not nearly so complicated as the voluminous federal Affordable Care Act suggests.

February 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Business index remains positive

Wyoming’s economy remained on positive ground in January, according to a business conditions index published by the Denver-based Goss Institute for Economic Research.

February 05, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

307 First encourages local buying

CASPER, Wyo. — Last February, about 100 people rallied in Casper to express concerns about the selection of out-of-state constructors for major construction projects.

February 02, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Casper airport adds summer flight to Denver

CASPER, Wyo. -- United Airlines will add a fifth regional jet between Casper and Denver next summer, Glenn Januska, manager of Casper/Natrona County International Airport, said Tuesday.

January 31, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Federal court to resentence Lusk man convicted of fraud

CASPER, Wyo. — A Lusk man convicted of defrauding financial institutions in Casper and Lusk will be resentenced next week because the terms for his supervised release will adversely affect his ability to find work, according to an order and judgment by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

January 26, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming's jobless rate remains steady

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent in December, which was unchanged from November.

January 24, 2012 5:29 pmLoading…

Stalemate between Casper stations, DISH continues

CASPER, Wyo. -- With TV viewers stuck in the middle, an impasse continued on Tuesday between local television stations and DISH Network over a proposed rate increase.

January 03, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming economy sails on sea of uncertainty

CASPER, Wyo. — Think of Wyoming’s economy as a toy boat, floating in a pool.

January 02, 2012 8:00 pmLoading…

Uranerz project moves ahead

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper-based Uranerz Corp. reports that construction on its first in-situ uranium recovery project, located in the Powder River Basin, is well under way and on schedule.

December 24, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Report: Cheyenne economy strong

CASPER, Wyo. — General business activity in Laramie County enjoyed “exceedingly strong growth rates” during the third quarter, according to a new report from the Wyoming Center for Business and Economic Analysis.

December 24, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

NOWCAP begins e-recycling

CASPER, Wyo. — NOWCAP Services of Casper has launched a program to help recycle metals and other components from electronic devices and equipment.

December 24, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming jobless rate shows little change

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.8 percent in November, up from 5.7 percent in October.

December 20, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Japanese nuclear power plant affects uranium stocks

CASPER, Wyo. — Share prices of global uranium majors continue to suffer the aftereffects of an earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan's Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant last March.

December 17, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Casper retailers like what they're seeing

CASPER, Wyo. — Maybe it’s just the time of year, but optimism seems widespread among Casper retailers this holiday season.

December 17, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Laramie hospital plans expansion

CASPER, Wyo. — Officials of Laramie's Ivinson Memorial Hospital hope to select an architect for a $36.5 million expansion and renovation project later this month.

December 03, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming business index remains strong

CASPER, Wyo. — In November, for the 25th straight month, Wyoming’s economy maintained a growth-oriented posture in a business conditions index published by the Denver-based Goss Institute for Economic Research.

December 03, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming jobless rate drops

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down to 5.7 percent in October.

November 22, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Casper assisted living project sets launch

CASPER, Wyo. — Mountain Plaza Assisted Living will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for a $9.75 million assisted living and memory care project on Nov. 30 at 4154 Talon Drive in Casper.

November 19, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Fish and Wildlife hatcheries boost Wyoming economy

CASPER, Wyo. — Fish stocked in Wyoming from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hatcheries contributed to $24 million worth of economic activity in 2010, according to an agency report.

November 19, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyomingites switching to paperless Social Security payments

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming residents are swiftly making the transition to paperless payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income.

November 19, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…
Laughing Buddha Asian market opens in Casper

Laughing Buddha Asian market opens in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — Milk fish and Asian squash are among the varied offerings available at the recently opened Laughing Buddha Market, located at 1502 E. Second St. in Casper.

November 11, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Bridal shop offers designer gowns

Bridal shop offers designer gowns

CASPER, Wyo. — A bridal boutique that focuses on designer wedding gowns and provides undivided attention to its customers opened recently in Casper's Wolcott Galleria.

November 06, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming business index remains solid

CASPER, Wyo. — For the 24th straight month, a business conditions index that tracks Wyoming's economy remained on positive footing in October.

November 05, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming jobless rate holds steady, still well below national average

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in September at 5.8 percent.

October 25, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming Business Council board backs Parkway bond package

Wyoming Business Council board backs Parkway bond package

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Business Council board of directors on Friday agreed to support a plan to purchase an industrial development bonds package totaling $3.93 million for Casper’s Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Centre.

October 14, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Business Council will consider Parkway Plaza bonds

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Business Council board will consider an industrial development bonds package for Casper’s Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Centre when it meets via teleconference Friday.

October 13, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

Halloween conjures up retail sales

CASPER, Wyo. — For Hancock Fabrics of Casper, Halloween is anything but a dark shadow cast across the store’s bottom line.

October 11, 2011 11:45 pm Related Loading…

Halloween draws surprising sales

Halloween draws lots of sales

October 09, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming business conditions index remains positive

CASPER, Wyo. — A business conditions index for Wyoming remained positive for the 23rd straight month in September.

October 08, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Casper Red Lobster set to reopen after 2010 fire

CASPER, Wyo. — A larger version of a Casper Red Lobster restaurant destroyed by fire will open Oct. 17.

October 08, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…
Wyoming state park officials report mixed year

Wyoming state park officials report mixed year

CASPER, Wyo. — Edness K. Wilkins State Park near Casper had a banner summer season, but just why has park officials mystified.

October 01, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Trinidad Drilling holds grand opening in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — Trinidad Drilling held a grand opening last week for a new facility in Casper.

October 01, 2011 11:00 pmLoading…
Northern Arapaho Tribe turns to tradition to combat suicide

Northern Arapaho Tribe turns to tradition to combat suicide

CASPER, Wyo. — It began inside a jail cell, where a young man hanged himself.

September 20, 2011 11:45 pm Photos

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Wyoming effort examines industry staffing patterns, hiring dynamics

CASPER, Wyo. — The state Department of Workforce Services, Research and Planning Section, has embarked upon an effort to examine hiring dynamics within particular industries in considerable detail.

September 11, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Uranium spot price could fall more

CASPER, Wyo. — The spot price of uranium, which tumbled following a Japanese nuclear disaster last spring, could fall even further in the short term.

September 11, 2011 10:00 pmLoading…

Bottling facility breaks ground

CASPER, Wyo. — Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country and Hillcrest Spring Water will hold a groundbreaking event Tuesday for a new manufacturing, sales and distribution facility in Casper.

August 29, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Program teaches about 'green' building

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, in collaboration with the Idaho and Montana chapters, is offering a program to help people better understand "green" building concepts and practices.

August 27, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Niobrara play aids business parks

Niobrara play aids business parks

CASPER, Wyo. — Platte County industrial parks expect a bump in activity related to the Niobrara Formation play.

August 27, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming unemployment rate continues to drop

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent in July, its lowest level since April 2009.

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Wyomingites pessimistic about U.S. economy

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyomingites remained generally unenthusiastic about the country’s economic prospects in the first half of this year, despite marginal improvement in their outlook.

August 20, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Donation aids Habitat for Humanity in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Two trucks provided by real estate groups will help Habitat for Humanity organizations in Wyoming haul bulky materials and ultimately build more homes.

August 20, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

Credit card delinquencies fall in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The national credit card delinquency rate is at its lowest point in 17 years, according to the credit bureau TransUnion. The national rate dropped to 0.6 percent at the end of the second quarter of 2011. It was the sixth consecutive quarter of declines.

August 20, 2011 11:30 pmLoading…

Demand strong for Wyoming hay

CASPER, Wyo. — Drought has contributed to a robust market for Wyoming hay producers this summer.

August 07, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

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