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Fremont County waiting on SLIB decision to replace unsafe courthouse (May 20, 2013)

This spot came from reporting I did about Wyoming’s cash-strapped judicial branch. Riverton’s Circuit Court has overflowing dockets… and the building it’s in is unsafe, to boot. See it, behind the storage containers placed around it as a security measure? … Continue reading

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UW Nursing School is working to meet needs of changing medical industry (May 16, 2013)

New programs at the University of Wyoming’s Fay W. Whitney School of nursing are gathering momentum as the school works to better prepare students to meet the changing needs of the healthcare industry. Many organizations are demanding that nursing job candidates have a Bachelor … Continue reading

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Wyoming Judicial Branch says there’s nothing left to cut (May 10, 2013)

A thriving energy industry kept Wyoming strong while the rest of the country succumbed to an economic recession. But now, the energy industry — coal and natural gas markets, specifically — is slowing, bringing the state economy with it. The … Continue reading

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Small movie theaters struggle to switch from film to digital

During a recent reporting trip, I stopped into the single-screen Ritz theater in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Locals say the only other thing to do in town is visit the famous hot springs there, which, while amazing, get old after a while. … Continue reading

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Demand drives up Jackson Hole housing market; supply becomes scarce (April 24, 2012)

The housing market in Jackson Hole is booming, and it’s getting even more expensive to live there. Last week, the Jackson Town Council decided to buy an apartment building to house town employees, so they could afford to live in … Continue reading

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Four more years: What a second Obama administration could mean for energy in Wyoming (November 16, 2012)

Wyoming’s economy is enormously dependent on the energy industry. The state produces the most coal in the country, and natural gas production flourishes here. Before the 2012 election, industry leaders warned that re-electing President Obama could cripple the state’s economy… … Continue reading

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Ag Industry Encourages Producers to Add Value To Businesses (August 17, 2012)

The “buy local” philosophy is a difficult one to follow in Wyoming, and most of the food here is important. Small portions of the state are suitable for growing produce; much of the rest is used to produce hay and … Continue reading

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