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Reports suggest Casper's eclipse festival gave only a slight boost to sales tax revenue

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Reports suggest Casper's eclipse festival gave only a slight boost to sales tax revenue


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Thermal coal still in "recovery mode," says Arch Coal CEO

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Thermal coal still in "recovery mode," says Arch Coal CEO


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Cheyenne firefighters say health insurance change violates their contracts

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US rig count rises 7 this week to 908

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US rig count rises 7 this week to 908


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Casper's Brattis Meat Market on Travel Channel

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Casper's Brattis Meat Market on Travel Channel


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Six accused of attempted credit card fraud arrested after multi-county police pursuit

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Six accused of attempted credit card fraud arrested after multi-county police pursuit


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Montana tourist towns seek option to expand resort tax

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  • Reports suggest Casper's eclipse festival gave only a slight boost to sales tax revenue
    Reports suggest Casper's eclipse festival gave only a slight boost to sales tax revenue

    , trib.com

    This summer’s total solar eclipse may not have been the cash cow many Casper officials predicted, according to recently released sales tax numbers. While a comprehensive study of eclipse-related tourism won’t be out until November, initial reports show that the event did not significantly boost Casper’s sales tax revenue, according to a recent memo sent from the city’s Financial Division to City Manager Carter Napier
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Enterprises

  • Cheyenne firefighters say health insurance change violates their contracts
    Cheyenne firefighters say health insurance change violates their contracts

    , wyomingnews.com

    CHEYENNE – The local firefighters union is challenging the city’s decision to decrease health insurance benefits for city employees, saying the move violates provisions in the firefighters’ contracts. The city dropped its previous plan with Cigna in May after the insurer sought to hike the city’s premiums by more than 50 percent, from $7.8 million per year to more than $12 million
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Corporate

  • Thermal coal still in "recovery mode," says Arch Coal CEO
    Thermal coal still in "recovery mode," says Arch Coal CEO

    , billingsgazette.com

    Arch Coal’s thermal mines, including one of the largest surface mines in the country, are still in recovery mode, the CEO said in a call with investors recently. Arch operates Wyoming's second largest mine by production, the Black Thunder Mine outside Wright. It declared bankruptcy last spring after taking on debt in the steel coal market. The coal industry as a whole in Wyoming then tipped into a precipitous decline
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Markets

  • US rig count rises 16 this week to 901; Wyoming up 2
    US rig count rises 16 this week to 901; Wyoming up 2

    , trib.com

    HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 16 this week to 901. A year ago, 404 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 720 rigs sought oil and 180 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as miscellaneous. Texas added eight rigs and Oklahoma gained four
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Finance

  • A puzzle for central bankers: Solid growth but low inflation
    A puzzle for central bankers: Solid growth but low inflation

    , richmond.com

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Against a backdrop of strengthening growth but chronically low inflation, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and other central bankers are taking their measure of the global economy at their annual conference in the shadow of Wyoming's Grand Teton Mountains. Though a surprise announcement can't be ruled out, most analysts expect no major policy changes to be announced by either leader
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Money

  • NEW: Council votes to spend $100K in reserves for Greenway connector
    NEW: Council votes to spend $100K in reserves for Greenway connector

    , wyomingnews.com

    CHEYENNE – The Cheyenne City Council on Monday voted 7-3 to spend $100,951 out of city reserves to fulfill a contract to build a connector for the Greater Cheyenne Greenway. The Greenway is funded primarily by sixth-penny sales tax dollars, but those dollars have been running dry lately, leaving it up to the City Council to determine how to make up the difference in its contract with Simon Contractors to
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Companies

  • 7 construction firms seek Yellowstone County jail expansion contract
    7 construction firms seek Yellowstone County jail expansion contract

    , billingsgazette.com

    Yellowstone County received seven proposals on Tuesday from construction companies seeking to be selected as construction manager for the $18.3 million jail expansion project. The project will add a 148-bed women’s unit, expand existing kitchen and laundry services and make other improvements. Commissioners did not open the proposals, which will be forwarded to a county committee for review and a recommendation. Companies submitting proposals included Swank Enterprises, Inc., of Billings;
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Taxes

  • Lawmakers support online sales tax bill
    Lawmakers support online sales tax bill

    , billingsgazette.com

    CASPER, Wyo. — A bill that would have required online companies that sell goods to Wyoming residents to collect Wyoming's sales tax on the transaction has advanced through the Legislature. KTWO-AM reports that the Senate approved the bill Wednesday and it previously passed the state House. The bill now heads back to the House for a concurrence vote. The tax collection would be expected to generate about $28 million in
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