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Communities losing Shopko stores partner with WBC to find ways to fill merchandise gaps

WORLAND — Big Horn Basin communities are teaming up with Wyoming Business Council and National Main Street Center as they look to fill product gaps as Shopko stores close this spring.

According to Wyoming Business Council Northwest Regional Director Amy Quick, “I cover the four counties of the Big Horn Basin: Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park, and Washakie. When the first Shopko closures were announced,...