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Wyoming personal income on upswing

Wyoming's average personal income saw modest growth in the third quarter of 2017 after two previous quarters of region-leading improvements, according to figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor... Full story


Oil, gas upticks give Wyoming a boost

After the first four months of Wyoming’s fiscal year 2017 elapsed, figures published by the state show some uptick in economic activity in the state thanks in part to a pickup in the oil and gas sectors. Other sectors of the economy have not fared... Full story


State economy shows bounce

A set of economic indicators published by the Economic Analysis Division of the State of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information this month show mixed results as the state’s economy struggles to improve from languid performance the las... Full story


Store stresses service

For Adam Clarke, manager of Valley Foods in Saratoga, operating a grocery store is nothing new; it's been the family business for three generations, starting with his grandfather who opened a grocery... Full story


Burns Insurance named Wyoming 'best business'

Burns Insurance, winner of the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce 2016 “Business of the Year” Award, was honored again for their professional staff and generous community involvement. Stacy Crimmins, Chamber CEO, nominated Burns... Full story


Dingy Dan's gets new owner

Two years ago, Lois Buchanan put her bar on the market because she felt it was time after 22 years. "I wanted to start on my bucket list and there are some things I would like to do," Buchanan said.... Full story


Divide reunites building, food

"A customer came in on our second day of being open, ordered a pizza to go and when we gave it to him, he gave us a three dollar tip," said The Divide owner JoElla Vacher. "An hour later, he came... Full story


Firewater gets past renovations, growing pains

In February, Danny Burau, owner of Saratoga's new restaurant Firewater Public House, told the Saratoga Sun in an interview that he hoped the restaurant-which was undergoing renovation at the... Full story


EA adds engineer

Caroline Morrison moved to Saratoga a year ago when her husband, Tyler, got a job with the Bureau of Land Management in Rawlins. At the time she was eager to put her civil engineering background to work and among the places she applied was... Full story


Firewater opens

Saratoga's newest restaurant, the Firewater Public House opened Saturday after many months of renovation to the building and preparation.... Full story


It's oil and the details

When Mark Pesognelli arrived at the Saratoga airport and began to walk down the hill, he said he was stopped five times by locals asking if he needed a ride. He was reminded of the small town he came... Full story


North Fork keeps it civil

North Folk Engineering was founded in March by Jon Nelson, a professional civil engineer with a strong background in construction. He has supervised construction of tunnels, dams, reservoirs,... Full story


Wyo betters employment numbers

The state level unemployment figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show Wyoming's unemployment dipped below the national average while income rose, despite retreats in oil and coal... Full story


Conoco a go-go

The Country Store in Saratoga celebrated its 30th anniversary in business over the weekend with a party for customers, free food, free giveaways and a lot of other fun. The business itself, and person that runs it, is a testament to the vibrant... Full story


Building business: new or old

Jim Drever, the Regional Director for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), wants Carbon County residents to know SBDC is a resource for both those who are thinking of starting a business and... Full story


A new trade for an established business

Until a little over a month ago, if a resident of Hanna wanted to get some pipe for a plumbing fix, this required a drive to Rawlins, Saratoga or possibly Laramie. Kyle and Amelia Young, the owners of... Full story


Coal at a standstill

The Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), an intergovernmental organization that is part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), issued a report Monday saying demand for coal will most likely stall in coming... Full story


Skordas named 2016 Carbon County Realtor of the Year

Linda Skordas was recently selected unanimously as Realtor of the Year for 2016 by the Carbon County Board of Realtors. Linda has been an active member of the Carbon County Board of Realtors since... Full story


Russia, Iran may foil OPEC plan to cut oil production

Russia, the largest oil-producing country that is not a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), has signaled some resistance to pressure from the cartel to cut oil producti... Full story


Wyo. unemployment down, still above national average

Wyoming’s month-to-month unemployment rate saw a decrease of 0.3 percent, bringing the state’s unemployment rate to 5.1 percent for the month of October. That is only 0.2 points higher than the U.S. average of 4.9 percent. According to figures... Full story

 By Max Miller    Business    August 31, 2016

Changing of the guard at Bear Trap

A run of eight and a half happy but hectic years managing the Bear Trap Cafe in Riverside is coming to a close for Seattle-native Margaret Weber. Weber has scheduled one last last blow-out “Dukes... Full story


Town & Country Realty adds new face

For Hank Morris, 37, a new resident to Saratoga and new real estate agent at Town & Country Realty in Saratoga, first impressions mean a lot. Though his path to living in Saratoga may have been a... Full story


State hard hit by oil and coal markets

Wyoming continues to see unemployment rates that are significantly higher than this time last year and markedly higher than the national average, according to figures released Friday by the U.S.... Full story

 By F Broschart    Business    August 3, 2016

Wyoming unemployment rises on bearish oil

Wyoming has continued to shed jobs in the midst of a bearish oil market, according to unemployment figures published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) June 22. Wyoming and North Dakota are... Full story


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