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Gov. Mark Gordon presents to Casper Rotary Club

Published: Sep. 8, 2020 at 6:26 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Governor Mark Gordon braved the September snowstorm and presented to the Casper Rotary club. He said his presentation was about where the state was at the beginning of the outbreak of COVID-19, challenges the state faced and how to move forward.

He talked about energy, agriculture and tourism. He said Yellowstone had a record-breaking number of visitors in July and August.

“It really is exciting that we’ve seen this much tourism this summer. We hope that our numbers are better than expected, but we’ve got work to do,” Gordon said.

He also talked about the Cares Act funding is getting distributed through the state like to business and schools and why he is using it for challenges the state is facing right now.

“We are dealing with how do we make sure that in four or five years from now Wyoming doesn’t have to pay back this money,” Gordon said.

He adds the current problems with the economy are because of the struggling energy industry. He’s proud of how far Wyoming has come since it all started.

“If they took a page out of Wyoming’s book it would be to act sensibly and be mindful of neighbors. We are trying to do our best to make sure our economy is running and to make sure we don’t get people sick” Gordon said.

Gordon adds it was an honor to present in front of this group and some of his friends.

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