Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis helped lead hundreds of OCI employees in an short but sweet birthday song, as she was on site for OCI's 50th anniversary celebration. Food, drink, and music accompanied several prominent keynote speakers at the event. Lummis also recently commented on business in Washington DC that will have big implications for those of us in Sweetwater county..theTrona Royalty rate.
The Wyoming Supreme Court has set a date to hear arguments on Secretary of State Max Maxfield's lawsuit challenging term limits for himself and other statewide elected officials. The court this week set arguments for Oct. 24 on the lawsuit that Maxfield filed last year as a private citizen. The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled in 2004 that the term limits law was unconstitutional in regard to state legislators. The court ruled that qualifications for state offices are spelled out in the Wyoming Constitution. It said the requirements can only be changed by constitutional amendment, not state statute. The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is defending the statute against Maxwell's lawsuit.
Three Hostess employees in Riverton have lost their jobs as the troubled company winds down its operations. A delivery driver says the distribution center closed Nov. 16 after its final delivery. The center delivered about four semi-trailers of Hostess products each week. Hostess distribution centers in Casper and Gillette have also closed. Last week, a bankruptcy judge cleared the way for the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread to shut down its business and sell its assets to the highest bidder. There had been a last-ditch effort to end a strike with a bakers union but Hostess lawyers said they needed to begin the liquidation process quickly to take advantage of a surge in outside interest in its brands.
The numbers from the 2012 National High School Finals Rodeo are in. The study, conducted by Dr. Gerald L Grotta of Grotta Marketing Research, indicated that during the eleven days of the National High School Finals Rodeo at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs,, $7,534,345 was spent in the community by those people attending the event. Over the eleven days, 12,755 unique visitors attended the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) for a total of 84,395 visitor days, resulting in 6,941 hotel/motel room nights.