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Jobless rate in Wyoming stays at 4 percent in August

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:12:15 GMT

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the state jobless rate is significantly lower than a year ago when it was 5.2 percent in August 2016 It also is lower than the current national rate of 4.4 percent. From July to August, county unemployment rates followed their normal seasonal pattern and fell modestly.




Mead pictures drones improving air service

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:34:02 GMT

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Wyoming, Japanese coal officials to meet in Gillette conference

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:32:48 GMT

Wyoming officials and Japan energy officials will meet for a conference on the future of coal in Gillette on Thursday and Friday. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will speak and welcome guests to the conference at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by Osamu Tsukamoto, president of JCoal from Japan.




UW receives $20 million grant for microbial research effort

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:39:30 GMT

When people look across Wyoming, they see the variety of terrain, vegetation and other life that make up the state's landscapes, from plains grasslands and productive farmland to sagebrush-steppe deserts and alpine forests. What they don't see are the innumerable bacteria, fungi and other microbes in the soil, water and air that shape life in the Cowboy State.




Wyoming teacher training at risk of losing funding

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:36:26 GMT

Wyoming superintendent Jillian Balow says her hand is hovering over the panic button as proposed cuts to federal funding could have a direct negative impact on students' education. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the U.S. House passed a bill last week that entirely eliminated Title II funding from the federal education budget.




The Strange Case of Confederate Coolby Victor Davis Hanson How...

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:14:52 GMT

Perhaps the cinematic romance arose because of the lucrative fumes of earlier Gone with the Wind fantasies, which themselves might've come from an understandable desire to play a part in "binding up the nation's wounds." In George Stevens's mythic Shane , the tragedy of the post-Civil War heroic gunslinger seems eerily tied to his past as an against-the-odds ex-Reb.




Inmate Dies at Riverton Honor Farm

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:33:25 GMT

The Wyoming Department of Corrections has confirmed the death of an inmate at Riverton's Honor Farm last Friday. Information on the death is very limited at this time.




The Western Star

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:42:27 GMT

Registration will allow you to post comments on newstimes.com and create a newstimes.com Subscriber Portal account for you to manage subscriptions and email preferences. People ask me why my protagonist, Walt Longmire, doesn't carry a cellphone, and my immediate response is: Have you ever been to Wyoming? With more than 97,000 square miles, the state is divided into 23 counties, some of them as large as Maryland but none of them named Absaroka.




Can coal remain the bedrock of Wyoming's economy?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:31:11 GMT

Wearing a blue construction helmet, Dennis Thorfinnson stands in the shadow of a 500-foot-high chimney, and stares up at a sharp blue sky filled with puffy summer clouds. "What do you see?" he asks me.




New Miss Wyoming, Miss Wyoming Teen crowned

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:48:34 GMT

The 2018 MISS WYOMING USA and MISS WYOMING TEEN USA Pageants took place Sunday night at the Welsh Auditorium at Natrona County High School. A large crowd filled the auditorium on Sunday afternoon for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Callie Bishop of Laramie as MISS WYOMING USA 2018, and Mackenzie Kern of Casper, as MISS WYOMING TEEN USA 2018.




USEPA agrees with Wyoming on efforts to protect streams

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 02:48:33 GMT

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality - Water Quality Division recently received notice from the United States Environmental Protection Agency approving designated use changes of many low-flow stream channels in Wyoming for secondary contact recreation. As the third driest and least populated state in the U.S., Wyoming has thousands of low-flow channels and ditches that do not have sufficient water to support full body immersion and where people have limited contact with the water.




Around Wyoming

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 04:03:29 GMT

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Friday and into Saturday for the Big Horn, Absaroka and Wind River mountains. Up to 16 inches of snow was possible in the higher elevations.




Ultra Petroleum Corp (UPL) versus Midstates Petroleum (MPO) Head-To-Head Analysis

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 16:54:22 GMT

Ultra Petroleum Corp and Midstates Petroleum are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership. This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Ultra Petroleum Corp and Midstates Petroleum, as reported by MarketBeat.




Inmate dies at Wyoming Honor Farm

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:56:27 GMT

Officials with the Wyoming Department of Corrections say 31-year-old Jason Wamser died Friday, and an autopsy has been ordered. A Campbell County judge sentenced Wamser in May to a three- to four-year term for aggravated assault and battery.




Longmire's creator explains why we're so fascinated with the American West

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 03:33:27 GMT

People ask me why my protagonist, Walt Longmire, doesn't carry a cellphone, and my immediate response is: Have you ever been to Wyoming? With more than 97,000 square miles, the state is divided into 23 counties, some of them as large as Maryland but none of them by the name of Absaroka. Taking a cue from Faulkner, I decided to go with a fictional county, a decision that turned out to be one of the smartest things I could've done - it's anonymity makes it symbolic of the West as a whole.




Road Construction Continues for Wyoming Roads

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:57:13 GMT

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded S & S Builders LLC, of Gillette, a $13.9 million contract for the work at its meeting in September. The commission awarded that and 10 other contracts totaling $30.3 million.




Early snowstorm hits high areas of Wyoming

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:14:53 GMT

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Friday for the Bighorn, Absaroka and Wind River mountains. Up to a foot of snow is possible in high elevations.