Economic Gateway http://www.jocofirst.com JOCOFirst News RSS Feed Fri, 24 May 2019 09:29:34 -0700 en-us Sewing seeds of kindness http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20780 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 03 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 “I was imagining what the little girl’s face would look like.” - Addison Baker A group of Buffalo 4-H girls, known as the Fabric and Fashion participants, have gathered to sew dre... First responders given thanks http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20779 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 -0700 “It’s been a fun ride, so I’ll continue to do it and keep driving on.” - Paul Kozisek Officers, deputies, emergency service technicians, search and rescue volunteers and the... Passing on a legacy http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20778 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 29 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 “I wanted it to be a happy place. It’s the same Dash Inn, it’s just had a facelift.” - Chris Rickett In 1987, “The Simpsons” first aired on television, the first... Euchre, resurrecting a traditional social game http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20777 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Sitting at three tables in the day room at the Buffalo Senior Center, a group of Buffalo residents are playing the game that once was the national card game. Questions are being asked and games are... Buffalo tax revenue projections up http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20776 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 24 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 As city of Buffalo officials prepare for another year of budget setting, they are met with good news – revenues are up from last year. The 4 percent sales tax revenue, which is used to operat... The Wyoming Office of Tourism research program http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20781 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Research plays a critical role in tourism supporting the strategic imperatives of the organization by monitoring and managing effective measurement of economic and campaign related efforts. The Wyo... New stress management program targets Main Street directors http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20775 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 22 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 We get it. Main Street Program directors are passionate, hardworking and incredibly driven to improve your communities; and you're also tired. You'd like to shop for groceries without stopping... Community colleges take next steps to offer 4-year degrees http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20774 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 19 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 CHEYENNE — The state of Wyoming has officially authorized its seven community colleges to offer Bachelor of Applied Science degrees. It’s the fruit of a hard-fought battle in the Legislatu... Sheridan College researcher studies alternative beef forage crops http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20773 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 SHERIDAN — A Sheridan College instructor presented research focused on addressing the challenges dwindling resources pose to livestock producers at the Mars Agriculture Center. Rebecca Atkins... Business Council provides $148,800 in startup grants http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20772 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Three Wyoming startups received $148,800 in grants from the Wyoming Business Council's February round of Kickstart:Wyoming program. Fire Friends and Yellowstone Compact & Commodities, based... Grants available for vertical gardens to provide fresh, local food to cities http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20765 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 16 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 When chefs at Altitude Chophouse and Brewery in Laramie need some greens or produce for menu items, there’s a good chance it's harvested from a garden growing on one of the restaurant’... Governor appoints WYDOT director and two Public Service Commission positions http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20762 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Major General Luke Reiner as the director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation; and appointed Mike Robinson to fill the Republican vacancy an... Great Ideas: Wyoming teacher co-founds app to showcase students’ whole stories http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20761 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 12 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 As a teacher at Sheridan High School, Adam Metcalf got to know some remarkable kids.   Big standardized tests were a breeze for some, but many were overcoming signific... The Broadband Guy — How networking is saving Wyoming's small towns http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20760 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 It's a frigid, blustery January day in Guernsey, Wyoming. As snow flurries whip through the air, a helmet-clad man climbs into a bucket lift, hoisting himself to the top of a tower on the city&... Grown in Wyoming announces new website features http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20759 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 10 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Wyoming growers and producers can now join, renew membership and purchase program materials like stickers and decals online through the new and improved Grown in Wyoming website.   Grown ... The Business Council kickstarts three Wyoming companies http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20758 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Three Wyoming startups received $170,000 in January from two Wyoming Business Council grant programs.  This money provides the potential for the creation of 21 to 35 jobs in the next... Great Ideas: CyberWyoming takes creative approach to cybersecurity http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20757 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 08 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Laura Baker and Patrick Wolfinbarger have been to many cybersecurity symposiums, conferences and workshops around the country and noticed they all seemed to employ a similar tactic: fear.  &ld... UW Entrepreneurship Summit expands event to two days http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20766 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 -0700 The University of Wyoming College of Business will host the third annual UW Entrepreneurship Summit April 17-18 at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center. With efforts throughout the state to increa... Annual Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day Celebration Set http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20707 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Thu, 28 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0700 Gov. Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Veterans Commission are pleased to announce celebrations for the April 1 Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day. The day of welcoming was codified into state law during ... Governor submits nominees to the Wyoming Senate http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20764 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 CHEYENNE, Wyo - Governor Mark Gordon sent the Wyoming Senate his list of nominees for numerous state offices, boards and commissions. These nominees are subject to confirmation by the Senate. Read ... Stigmas persist as Wyoming’s need for trade jobs grows http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20763 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Sun, 24 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 CHEYENNE – Tomorrow, Scott Ramage will get out of bed and make breakfast for his three girls, who are all under 8 years old. He’ll make eggs or pour them each a bowl of cereal, then he&rsq... Longmire 2019 dates announced http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20460 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Wed, 20 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 More than 2,000 general admission tickets were sold within a few days of local author Craig Johnson announcing the dates for the eighth annual Longmire Days. Longmire Days is July 18-21 in 2019. ... Wyoming Tourism Tips & Tricks http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20459 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Tue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Tourism is Wyoming's second largest industry. Its success starts with extending a friendly Wyoming welcome to visitors. Brook Kaufman, of Visit Casper! has some great ideas of how to do ... 2019 Wyoming Inaugural http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20458 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Watch the 2019 Wyoming Inaugural here.  ... Wind Energy Capacity To More Than Double In Wyoming After Years Of Stagnancy http://www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events/?item=20457 www.jocofirst.com/kbj/news-&-events Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 On a vast swath of prairie lined with 79 wind turbines, new blades are delivered on the backs of 18-wheelers. Laine Anderson navigates the snow-packed service roads. He oversees wind operations at Roc...