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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — When President Donald Trump rescinded a federal coal leasing moratorium and greenhouse gas regulations, the announcement electrified many Wyoming workers who depend on fossil fuels for their livelihood. After years of layoffs and corporate bankruptcies, they are now optimistic that jobs and a better economy will soon return. But many economists and energy experts are still skeptical. They say the global coal market has little room to grow.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A manager at Laramie's regional airport says it's too soon to panic over a Trump administration proposal to eliminate subsidized air service to rural communities. The Laramie Boomerang reports that the city would be among 112 communities nationwide that could lose out if the Essential Air Service subsidies are eliminated.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming seeks public comment on its draft strategic plan, which covers everything from academic quality to economic development. Among the goals set forth in the plan is increasing student recruitment, retention and graduation; improving collaborations with community colleges and K-12 schools; increasing research funding and private contributions to the university.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Business Council will provide up to $5.7 million in loans to sugarbeet farmers in the Bighorn Basin whose crops were hit hard by rain and cold weather. The council's Board of Directors voted unanimously Thursday for the loans to support the 60 families with ownership stake in Wyoming Sugar.

SheridanWyoming.com

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