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U. of Wyo. sees end to gas boom, good economic times

July 26, 2009

As Wyoming's economy has begun to suffer since the state first entered a gas boom eight years ago, its only public university has also begun to feel the pinch.

University trustees recently reduced state-funded spending 10 percent and eliminated 45 positions. Programs cut included the university's Geological Museum, putting the museum director out of a job.

How bad will the gas bust get and to what extent will it affect UW?

"It is certainly a possibility there are future budget cuts on the horizon," UW President Tom Buchanan said recently.

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