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CASPER — Wyoming’s economic growth has started to show subtle signs of slowing, a new quarterly report published by the state’s Economic Analysis Division shows.

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GILLETTE — Eagle Specialty Materials has apparently closed its deal to assume ownership of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines in Campbell County and could be days away from hiring back some of the nearly 600 employees who have been out work since July 1.

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Two Albany County ranches were honored this summer by the State Historic Preservation Office’s Centennial Farm and Ranch Program, which recognizes agricultural operations that have remained in the same family for at least 100 years.

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University of Wyoming officials are hoping to be able to have a parking garage constructed directly south of Old Main by the time the Fall 2021 semester starts.

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GILLETTE – The Wyoming Planning Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 WYOPASS Awards, which were presented at the Fall Conference held Oct. 9 to Oct. 11 in Gillette, according to a Wyoming Planning Association press release.

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Helicopter pilot Tony Chambers wants to launch a scenic ride business from the Jackson Hole Airport in Grand Teton National Park, but faces a headwind from the preserve and other conservationists.

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CHEYENNE – After pioneering downtown development projects and creating collaboration between downtown businesses, Vicki Dugger announced Thursday she will step down as the Downtown Development Authority’s executive director, effective Dec. 31.

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Details about a development on a newly annexed parcel of land on Bobolink Lane have been postponed another month after the Laramie City Council voted unanimously to do so Tuesday evening.

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JACKSON — In a Kickstarter category littered with failures and barely-made-it campaigns, Jackson startup Give’r has already brought in more than 13 times its funding goal for its new waterproof leather mittens.

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GILLETTE — Officials from Campbell and Johnson counties say they need more help when it comes to collecting unpaid mineral production taxes.

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BUFFALO — After months of legislative debate, the Wyoming State Building Commission has given the final word on the location of the state's first skilled nursing facility for veterans.

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A new Wyoming law aimed at extending the life of coal-fired power plants is coming to its first test, even as the Wyoming Public Service Commission wrestles with the fine points of how the conceptual legislation will be practically applied.

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The Wyoming Public Service Commission — in concert with five equivalent bodies from other states — last month asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to accelerate an inquiry that could subsidize coal plants in the name of electrical grid reliability.

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JACKSON — A conference on climate change earlier this month gave Jackson Hole officials new ideas about how to curb the region’s impact on the environment, just weeks after updated data revealed a rise in carbon emissions in Teton County.

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CHEYENNE – It’s hard to keep up morale on military bases, especially among those working in the kitchen. But when there’s an event that allows servicemen and women to face off in teams named The Startled Koalas, Kitchen Regulators and Chop It Like It’s Hot, fun is unavoidable.

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CODY — Due to a temporary shortage of influenza vaccines from its supplier, Park County Public Health has postponed a couple of community flu clinics.