The Cheyenne Merchant Association is getting re-booted, and local businesses gather to get their voices heard. On Wednesday, the new Downtown Cheyenne Merchant Association had a meeting to discuss new parameters and how the downtown development authority will govern the services they provide for the merchants. “So, we’re doing our best to help them stand that backup and we think it’s just going to be an exciting partnership,” said Domenic Bravo, President of Visit Cheyenne and Downtown Development Authority.
Affordable housing has been an ongoing topic in Wyoming, which has gotten more complicated with the pandemic. While the Wyoming business sector has positioned itself to thrive, it’s bottlenecked by the lack of housing across the state. In Cheyenne, Mayor Patrick Collins appointed Edward Ernste as the Vice President of the Affordable Housing Task Force to alleviate some of this pressure.
The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) will be holding its quarterly board meeting virtually on Thursday. This meeting will help decide projects and provide an opportunity to conduct business for the council.
The Wyoming Main-Street Program has been busy with the Small Shop Saturdays, Small Business Saturday and the Downtown Giveaway. These events help Cheyenne become eligible for accreditation within the Wyoming Main-Street Program.
Thanks to the help of Cheyenne Leads, Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle is coming to Cheyenne, Wyoming.“For every dollar that’s been invested by Cheyenne Leads,the city, the county, the joint powers board and the state of Wyoming in our Cheyenne Business Parkway Business Park also in our North Range Business Park, we actually almost receive almost 6 dollars back in revenue on an annual bases,” said Betsey Hale, Chief Executive Officer, Cheyenne Leads.
If you’ve ever been interested in a career before investing in a degree, an apprenticeship may be a better way to go. “It’s a huge benefit to the employees, steady pay increases. It’s great for the employers because you’ve got this train skilled workforce that you’ve built yourself. So its a win-win for both the employers and employees,” said Jeff Schulz, Center Manager, Cheyenne Workforce Center, DWF.
A new nuclear plant is coming to Wyoming. Terra Power says the country must start meeting the energy needs and emission requirements of the market.“We need to get started and demonstrate this technology and we need to do that in a place that we have confidence can help us build that first plant successfully. Wyoming, because of the high energy I.Q. here and the progressive leadership coming from the Governor and from Rocky Mountain Power, we think this is the place to do that,” said Chris Lavesque, CEO & President of Terra Power.
If you’ve been getting frustrated by the amount of construction you’ve seen in the Capitol City, you’re not alone. Some businesses along the south Central corridor have been feeling the pinch. With so much construction, local businesses have seen their profit and business margins down by 40 percent. Leaving most of them wondering, when is all of this going to be done?
State Reporter Valeria Fugate sat down with Congresswoman Liz Cheney and discussed infrastructure and reconciliation. Wyoming new now would like to welcome Congresswoman Liz Cheney to our studios. Welcome, and thank you for coming!
USDA Rural Development has approved a loan of over 2 million dollars for a child care facility in Evanston.But the USDA hopes to use the program across Wyoming. Recently USDA and the department of health and human service has launched a joint childcare guide.
As forest fires have topped headlines recently, we look into what factors have contributed to the fire season we’ve seen. While Wyoming has been relatively lucky when it comes to our fire season, other states have not. With the catastrophic fires we have seen this last year in the west.
Farmers and ranchers who were forced to sell livestock due to drought may have an additional year to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, according to the Internal Revenue Service.
As the supply chain strains under the restrictions of Covid, a truck driver shortage adds to the pressure we’re seeing. As of 2018, the truck driver shortage nationwide was almost 61 thousand, and if the current trend holds, the shortage will be over 160 thousand drivers in 2028.
The Department of Workforce Services (D.W.F.S.) held a virtual town hall meeting Wednesday.They shared information on development grants for pre-hires, apprentices, interns, and up-skill training for new workers and employees. The business training grants cover tuition, registration, class materials, fees, and some travel expenses for classes.
Blockchain technology is Wyoming’s future in data security. The committee on Blockchain Financial Technology and Digital Innovation Technology had a meeting in Laramie Tuesday. “We need to bring it to the states, so that we can bring it into Wyoming. Not only be on the front line but be able to benefit from what that brings to us, “said R.J. Kost, Senator for District 19.
Puma Steel is holding a competition for Welding scholarships students at Laramie County Community College (LCCC). This scholarship is for juniors and seniors from Cheyenne’s three high schools and students across the region.
This week, an announcement came about changing the Federal language and requirements in the National Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The ERAP program started in April of 2020. A program like this never existed in Wyoming until the pandemic. It has faced challenges along the way, as it has been re-managed and tweaked after its first initiation when the need for supplementary income to avoid mass homelessness became real.
What is causing the break in the supply chain? Private and Public sectors are dealing with labor and supply shortages, but what is causing the prolonged delay in the supply chain, and why are costs so high?
70 years ago reverend Billy Graham stood on the U.S. Capitol steps and challenged Congress to set a day of prayer every year to encourage people to pray for the nation. Days later that was signed into law under President Truman.
The town of Pavillion doesn’t have a grocery store and before this they didn’t even have a place to sit down for a coffee or a meal. Now they do, and it’s also for a good cause to benefit the community.
Reddi Sue Homec, who ran the restaurant since 1995, was ready to retire and many Covid restrictions made it difficult to have the true Svilar’s experience. However, faithful employee Blaine Stafford stepped up to the plate and is now the new general manager. Danny Svilar is also continuing to help out wherever needed in the supper club, so it’s staying in Svilar hands.
A collaboration was formed between First Lady Jennie Gordon with the Wyoming Hunger Initiative and Foundations for Nations in Riverton to continue providing for the dietary needs of the people in Fremont County who are in need of a little extra assistance.
Abba’s House pregnancy resource center in Riverton is offering free ultrasound days for volunteers who already know they are pregnant and are willing to get another ultrasound to help nurses in their training.
Although thrift stores and waste may seem to go hand in hand, this consignment store has made it their mission to make sure that nothing goes to waste, and as much as possible can be given away, sold, or donated again.
Some say life is a blank slate, but for Eustace Day in Fort Washakie, every day is a blank canvas. He’s been painting those canvases for 30 years, but now you’ll be able to see his art appearing on t-shirts sold at the Wind River Trading Company in Ft. Washakie.
The town of Hudson is trying to set the example that you don’t have to be big to make a big impact. Not only have they been serving free bread and other essentials from their town hall, but they also offer free clothing.