Laramie, WY – The U.S. Forest Service has cancelled an arrangement with an energy company that drew the ire of the Governor.
The Forest Service had agreed to let Stanley Energy pay for an environmental analysis of the Wyoming Range for oil and gas drilling, even though the energy company was among those who had hoped to drill in the area.
Bridger-Teton Superintendant Kniffy Hamilton now says that the agreement was a mistake, and that the Forest Service will take over the analysis.
Laramie, Wy – Getting young workers into Wyoming can be done, but companies need to be aggressive in trying to recruit them. Author Jason Ryan Dorsey is a generation Y expert...that is the group born between 1977 and 1995. He says companies need to find young people and convince them to come to Wyoming. He also suggests using websites to show amenities and provide such things as flexible work hours. Dorsey says people need to understand that generation Y workers act differently then Baby Boomers and will value lifestyle over their job.
Cheyenne, Wy – Buffalo-area rancher Mark Gordon has filed his candidacy with the Wyoming Secretary of State. He's running for election to Congress as a Republican. Gordon on Wednesday also released an ambitious, eight-point plan that he says is intended to help get the national economy back on track. Gordon calls for simultaneously cutting taxes and cutting the national deficit. He says that would be possible by reducing the size of the federal government and by ferreting out waste and fraud.
Laramie, Wy – The Director of the Department of workforce services says Wyoming businesses need to think differently in order to get new employees. During the Governors summit on workforce solutions, companies were being told that they need to take new approaches in order to attract workers. Workforce Services Director Joan Evans says that includes addressing some social issues such as lack of housing and day care. She adds that some employees need to provide flexible work hours if they want employees.
Laramie, WY – A University of Wyoming professor says late spring and summer are the most common time for people and animals to contract plague. That's the same disease that killed millions of people centuries ago, although it's rare today.