I haven't been running many articles on the economy recently, I guess the election drowned them out, but obviously the economy hasn't been doing well.We're now going to see some school closures locally, partially due to this reason.The Natrona County School District Board of Trustees voted Monday to close Grant Elementary School as a mother and the school’s principal sat in the back and cried. The approval means that Grant and Mills Elementary will likely be removed from inventory — preferably sold but potentially demolished — by Sept. 1, 2017. North Casper Elementary, the old Roosevelt High School and the Fairgrounds should be disposed of by July 1. The Star Lane Center will be closed no later than the end of the 2017-18 school year.
The Tribune also reports that Governor Mead's upcoming budget will see "steep program cuts", given diminished state revenues.
One of the victims of state cuts could be the Wyoming Veterans Museum in Casper, which may find its three employees reduced to two part time ones, the Tribune reports.