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Cheyenne is 19th best-performing small city in U.S.

A view of the Cheyenne rail yards from the Norris viaduct. (Photo: Michael Smith/Wyoming Tribune-Eagle)

CHEYENNE — Cheyenne is one of the best performing small cities in America. Or so says a report from the Milken Institute, a California-based economic think tank. Cheyenne ranks 19th out of the 179 small metropolitan areas surveyed for the institute’s 2014 report. The rankings are based mainly on local economic factors like job growth, employee wage increases and concentration ...

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Newly-commissioned power plant slated for Niobrara

natural gas flame

A commission partnership has been announced for a new gas processing plant in Converse County, Wyoming. Williams Partners L.P. and Crestwood Midstream Partners L.P. have collaborated to commission the Bucking Horse gas processing facility, which will boost the Powder River Basin’s processing capacity by 120 million cubic feet per day. The new site, located in Douglas, will include processing buildings, ...

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API poll reveals interesting voting statistics

This just in: candidates supporting energy reform win elections. That is the consensus gathered after this week’s election results. Candidates who put energy issues at the forefront of their campaign generally won their respective race, according to a poll done by the American Petroleum Institute (API). That fact was especially true in the key battleground state of Colorado, which many ...

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Consumer prices slow with O&G in the west

Despite a slow but steady oil price recovery for Colorado, the growth recently came to a halt, and with it, consumer prices. According to the Denver Business Journal, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 0.3 percent jump in the federal consumer price index (CPI) in western states for the month of April. This gain is notably smaller than ...

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