Reclaiming & Growing Wyoming’s Future – Webinar Series

On Wednesday, June 17 Powder River  will kick-off its webinar series, Reclaiming & Growing Wyoming’s Future, providing education, tools, and resources available for a planned transition to a new, diversified Wyoming economy. Each session will feature panelists with specific areas of expertise in transitioning resource-dependent communities.

In this first webinar, Wyoming’s Reality & Future Opportunities, Rob Godby, Associate Dean of the Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming; Sharon Fain, Rocky Mountain Power’s Vice President for Wyoming, and Kirk Keysor, Economic Development Representative with the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration will discuss Wyoming’s current economic situation and identify opportunities and possible solutions for moving forward. Retired natural resources/energy attorney Larry Wolfe will moderate the panel.

The webinar is free but requires advance registration, and attendance is capped at 150. Registration is available at This June 17 session will begin at 1 pm and features a panel discussion plus a question-and-answer period.

Anyone with an interest in understanding how Wyoming’s communities can transition from dependency on resource extraction to a healthy, diverse economy is encouraged to attend any or all of the webinars. The second session, Tools to Diversify Wyoming’s Economy, is scheduled for June 25 at 10 am – link to come. Two more webinars are planned for later in the summer; stay tuned for updates!

Local Foods Marketing Webinar

In light of the current situation with COVID-19 and our desire to help everyone stay safe by maintaining social distancing, we canceled the in-person workshop and instead created a webinar that can be viewed anytime from the safety of people’s homes. Click here to watch the video.

The webinar is geared toward people who would like to learn more about marketing their food products. It covers social media and email marketing, as well as websites and how to set up your booth: displaying your goods, , packaging, signage, and what customers expect from your products.

For more information contact Pennie Vance, ag & local foods organizer: or 307-672-5809.

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Spring Solar Celebration

This event has been indefinitely postponed; we hope to reschedule it for this summer. We will update this page and our Facebook page when we have more information.  For more information, contact Hesid Brandow, solar organizer, at or call 307-672-5809.

Annual Meeting

Powder River Basin Resource Council members gather annually to weigh issues and policy positions and pass new resolutions, which become the organization’s official policy. But our Annual Meeting, usually held the first Saturday in November, is more than a policy session. It’s a chance for dedicated citizens and community leaders from throughout the state to gather for a little socializing and to just have some fun. The Annual Meeting is also an opportunity to support our valuable work. The Annual Meeting’s popular Silent Auction is our organization’s most lucrative fundraising event of the year, offering beautiful antiques, locally crafted jewelry, stunning artwork by members and non-members alike, sporting goods, vacation opportunities in Wyoming and around the world, and services provided by professional fishing and hunting guides.

Harvest Celebration & Potluck

In an effort to keep our members and the public safe during COVID-19, Powder River will not hold an in-person event this year. We will hold the raffle, which has some wonderful prizes, and we will hold our “Pies by Guys” Auction via video, email, and mail. Watch for updates!

Each fall since 2005 the Powder River Basin Resource Council community welcomes one and all to join the fun at our annual Harvest Celebration & Potluck in the Sheridan/Buffalo area. There is something for everyone:  great music, bountiful and fabulous home-cooked food (Powder River provides a locally sourced meat dish, then attendees load the buffet laden with delicious, locally grown and prepared dishes), enticing raffle prizes, and a spirited auction of “Pies by Guys.” This is the time for friends and neighbors to rub elbows, enjoy friendly conversation, and savor good food. Adults and children alike: all are welcome!

Other Events

Stayed tuned for information on upcoming events.