WPR News
6:40 am
Mon July 30, 2007

Economist Calls Frontier Days No Boon for Bottom Line

Laramie, WY – One Cheyenne economist says Frontier Days may not supply the economic boom it once did. Dick O'Gara of the Wyoming Center for Business and Economic Analysis says he predicts the 10-day western festival brought in about 80-thousand people and 24 million dollars last week. O'Gara says the money does help the economy by adding jobs. Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce Spokeswoman Angie Harper says the city brings in an extra 300-thousand dollars in sales tax every July.

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WPR News
10:16 am
Sat July 28, 2007

Truckers' Group Opposes Shorter Work Day

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WPR News
8:15 am
Thu July 26, 2007

Democrats Question Cubin's Support for Min. Wage Hike

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WPR News
8:13 am
Thu July 26, 2007

Senator Barrasso Doubts WY Will Receive AML Funds

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WPR News
7:27 am
Thu July 26, 2007

Wyoming's Quarter Due In September

WPR News
7:27 am
Thu July 26, 2007

Barrasso Fears Wyoming Will Miss Out on Half a Billion Dollars

Laramie, WY – Senator John Barrasso says he's worried Wyoming will not receive the 550-million dollars the federal government owes the state in Abandoned Mine Land funds.
Barrasso voted against the nomination this week of a man named Brent Whalquist, who is being considered to head the federal government's surface mining reclamation program. Barrasso says Whalquist avoided direct questions when the senator asked him about the half billion dollars the government owes Wyoming.

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