A bit of a pleasant surprise for the majority of City workers at last nights city council meeting, a 2% pay increase across the board.....sorta. The council voted 4-2 to give a raise to All full time, regular part-time , and part time employees, with contract employees and seasonal highers not seeing any change. The decision was an amendment to a resolution to amend the city's personnel manual, and the way in which performance evaluations are given for the previous year and into the future. Councilman Gary Kilpack, said it was unfair to the employees to have not been notified at the beginning of the year what requirements they must meet in order to receive performance based raises.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by six this week to 1,771. The Houston-based company said Friday in its weekly report that 1,413 rigs were exploring for oil and 353 for gas. Five were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,971 active rigs.
Beginning July 1, Wyoming veterans can request a veteran designation on the front of their Wyoming driver license or identification cards. The red "V'' in the upper right-hand corner of the license or card will allow Wyoming veterans to validate their honorable service with a government-issued identification card.