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Both the Agriculture and Endurance funds proved to be popular amongst Wyoming businesses looking for additional financial relief from the pandemic. Both funds closed their application period at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The Wyoming Business Council has hinted these will be the final funds created for the COVID-19 Business Relief Program. All the…

Governor Gordon will launch a program on Wednesday designed to assist Wyoming’s economic recovery and boost employment in the oil and gas industry. The Energy Rebound Program will utilize up to $15 million in CARES Act funding to provide business relief targeted towards drilled, but uncompleted oil and gas wells (DUCs), wells that were unable…

Once again, the state is stepping up to protect employers and employees by making more testing available – and all for free. The Wyoming Department of Health is offering COVID-19 tests to employers throughout the state. There is no cost to acquire these tests, nor is insurance needed. The tests are being made available through…

Governor Mark Gordon will soon open two new funds for Wyoming businesses and nonprofits to receive more funding to cover money lost to the pandemic. The governor will open the Agriculture Fund and the Endurance Fund on Nov. 2. These two new funds will receive part of the $325 million dollars of federal money made…

Yellowstone Regional Airport’s interim director will seek to “keep the plane in the air with fuel” until a permanent replacement is selected. Yellowstone Regional Airport’s board selected Ray Lee as the interim director of Yellowstone Regional Airport after the retirement of Bob Hooper on September 30. Lee started his full-time duties on September 29. A…

The CARES Act helps a local and important piece of Wyoming history stay alive. The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the amount of $92,852 dollars. This funding was made available thanks to the CARES Act passed through the U.S. Congress. The grants are intended…

It was a question of millions of dollars during a Yellowstone Regional Airport board meeting. Yesterday, board members met over the phone to discuss the recent allocation of over $18 million dollars to the airport as part of the CARES Act passed by Congress (the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.) The first point…

Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney tackles the bureaucratic questions behind COVID-19. Representative Cheney held a virtual townhall yesterday morning, held by Wyoming Business & Industry Federation. Rather than discussing the medical side of the virus, Cheney focused on the recent passage of the CARES Act, and how soon Wyoming residents can expect to see relief in…

There’s another influx of cash flying into Wyoming airports. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration will award $49,758,279 in airport aid to 33 airports in Wyoming to help respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This is the Act Airport Grant Program, part of…


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