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The Cody Country Chamber of Commerce is offering training for local teenagers to get them ready for another summer of high demand for seasonal workers. Summer 2021 was a double-edged sword in Cody. What was possibly the busiest summer in recent memory was sullied by businesses struggling to stay open due to a lack of…

While Wyoming remains one of the nation’s top energy producers, a new study shows it is one of the least energy-efficient states with the lowest national GDP. Energy continues to be at the forefront of the United State’s economy and political discourse. However, the economies of the nation and the 50 states have changed over…

Tourism continues to be an economic powerhouse in Wyoming, as the numbers from 2021 show the state’s appeal and revenues are growing despite the pandemic. The Wyoming Office of Tourism released its yearly Economic Impact of Travel report for 2021. This preliminary report analyzes the financial impact of tourism and how much was spent in…

The annual Cody Fire School has been canceled due to “scheduling conflicts,” the second time in five years Cody has gone without the important off-season event. Since 1974, Cody has held a consistently – high-caliber fire school during the first weekend in May. Tradition and the high quality of classes, instructors, and facilities of the…

The visitation numbers in Yellowstone National Park make it the busiest year in the park’s 150-year history – but these numbers don’t tell the whole story. Yellowstone officials released the overall visitation numbers for 2021 on Friday, Jan. 21. It’s the final tally for a year of record-breaking months and nearly – but not quite…

2022 is already looking promising for the City of Cody, as the amount of “local currency” soon to be circulating is ensuring lots of local shopping next year. Yesterday, the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce sent its regular online newsletter to chamber members. In addition to celebrating the 46 local businesses that became members in…

The federal government is no longer preventing Wyoming from moving forward with oil and gas lease sales next year – but sage grouse are, at least partially. B.L.M. Wyoming announced that they are moving forward with oil and gas lease sales during the first quarter of 2022. But the acreage being offered for lease is…

The Monster Lake Ranch – Kanye West’s flagship property – is on the market for $11 million, complete with “monuments” of the rapper’s short-lived life in Cody. The dream is dead. After two years and much speculation, Kanye West is fully abandoning his attempted life in Cody. DBW Realty has a new property listed on…

One of Kanye West’s Cody properties is “on the market,” which may signal the end of the rapper’s personal and professional ambitions in northwest Wyoming. The Cody-based DBW Realty Inc has a new property on its market: 3202 Big Horn Avenue. On a typical day, it would be a prime but unremarkable location for a…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week’s jobs report demonstrated the ongoing strength of the U.S. economy and underscored the need for the Federal Reserve to rein in its stimulus efforts, a Fed official said Tuesday. St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said that Friday’s report, which showed a healthy gain of 943,000 jobs last…


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