Boom or bust



When you live in a small town in Wyoming, you live with boom and bust cycles, especially bust. Small towns struggle to survive. Young families move away because there are no jobs to support them and their older parents are left behind, wishing their grandchildren were close by. As time goes on, people die, one by one, and there are no new births and fewer and fewer joys to celebrate. Elderly people have to move away for quicker access to health care. Buildings stand empty and begin to deteriorate.

It’s all we can do to provide the basics, let alone amenities. When a project is ann...

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