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Endurance Fund closes after paying $82.8 million to applicants

The Wyoming Business Council announced today that all CARES Act dollars allocated to the Endurance Fund have been fully expended, dedicated to paying applications from entities that did not previously receive COVID-19 Business Relief Program (BRP) awards. A total of…

State launches aid program for businesses stung by COVID-19

By Brandon Foster Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER – Wyoming bars and restaurants that lose business because of the state’s COVID-19 measures will be able to apply for relief through a new state program, the governor’s office announced…

Governor’s Energy Rebound Program Launches Wednesday

CARES Act-Funded Effort Expected to Boost Oil and Gas Employment in Wyoming CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon will launch a program on Wednesday designed to assist Wyoming’s economic recovery and boost employment in the oil and gas industry. The Energy Rebound…

Lawmakers advance bills to help agribusinesses, meat processing facilities

———– ◆ Bills would appropriate $80 million for farming and ranching businesses. By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange Lawmakers advanced legislation Friday aiming to boost the state’s meat processing facilities and provide more financial relief to…

House speaker suggests using federal money to cover tuition

By Ethan Sterenfeld Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — The Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives has sponsored draft legislation that would provide $116 million to cover most of the costs of college tuition in the state….

Economy looking up – uncertainty remains in Western Wyoming

◆ Coin shortage is not an issue at this point. It’s a mixed bag of improvement and uncertainly as far as the economy in Western Wyoming is concerned. SVI Media recently had the chance to talk with Bank of Star…

Senate, House hopefuls discuss energy

—————————- By Gregory Hasman Gillette News Record Via- Wyoming News Exchange GILLETTE — The COVID-19 pandemic, health care and the future of the energy industry were among the topics addressed at the first Campbell County League of Women Voters candidate…

Legislators approve three bills in final day of special session

——————— By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature’s first special session since 2004 ended Saturday night with three bills headed to the desk of Gov. Mark Gordon for his consideration, as lawmakers…

Rep. Cheney joins U.S. House members calling for relief for Wyoming industries, ranchers

BY JULIE DOCKSTADER HEAPS Calling for aid and support for Wyoming’s coal and ash industries and for ranchers in the wake of economic repercussions from COVID-19, Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) joined a bipartisan group of members of Congress in letters…