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 By Morgan Hughes    News    August 19, 2021

State hospitals feel staffing strain; 5 Wyoming facilities report critical shortage over the last 4 days

CASPER – By the time Wyoming hit its COVID-19 hospitalization peak last November, nearly 250 people were being treated for the virus statewide. The physicians who were caring for them were largely working without days off, filling in for... Full story

 
 By Morgan Hughes    Legals    June 24, 2021

In sickness and in health: woman remarries dying ex-husband

CASPER - Patty Edwards had spent her morning like most days that month: thinking longingly about her ex-husband. But this January day, something was different. The movie she was watching, some... Full story

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    April 15, 2021

Wyoming counties top list of most vaccine-hesitant in nation

CASPER – Wyoming is home to the 11 most vaccine-hesitant counties in the nation, according to statistical modeling conducted by an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Thirty-two percent of residents in Johnson, Converse,... Full story

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    March 4, 2021

Lawmaker revives suicide prevention training bill

CASPER — Freshman Rep. Rachel Rodriguez-Williams, R-Cody, is reviving a bill that requires school districts to provide suicide prevention training to students after a previous bill was defeated in February’s brief virtual session. “I am... Full story

 

Embattled state health official quits

CASPER – A Wyoming Department of Health doctor who at an event last month suggested COVID-19 was created by Russia and China to spread communism across the globe has resigned from the state agency, a department spokesperson said via email... Full story

 

Plasma therapy for virus to begin in Natrona County

CASPER – The sickest COVID-19 patients in Natrona County will soon be treated with the plasma of recovered patients, Casper-Natrona County Health Department spokesperson Hailey Bloom said in a Wednesday press conference. “Nationally, there has... Full story

 

Managing mental health in isolation

CASPER — Local, state and national leaders have all urged residents to avoid public areas and avoid in-person interactions as the novel coronavirus continues to spread. Compound that social isolation with the uncertainty brought about by a... Full story

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    August 15, 2019

Bleak outlook for crops affected by tunnel collapse

CASPER — Farmers in the Platte River Valley affected by an irrigation tunnel collapse are beginning to lose hope that their crops will be salvageable this year. The tunnel is part of an irrigation system that spans more than 100 miles between... Full story

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    August 1, 2019

Wyoming governor settles 2016 lawsuit he filed as treasurer against state

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon announced Thursday that he would be ending a legal proceeding he initiated as state treasurer in 2016 over that office’s authority to approve contracts related to the state capitol building construction project.... Full story

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    April 11, 2019

Public speaks on McCormick flyers

CHEYENNE — Community members are asking for a handful of things from the Laramie County School District 1 Board of Trustees in response to racist and anti-gay flyers found in a Cheyenne junior high last month. Flyers reading “it’s great to be... Full story

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    April 4, 2019

Student responsible for racist flyers identified, teacher likely to be reinstated

CHEYENNE — Laramie County School District 1 has identified at least one student believed to be responsible for creating the racist and anti-gay flyers found at McCormick Junior High last week. LCSD1 Superintendent Boyd Brown said Tuesday that... Full story

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    March 28, 2019

Racist, homophobic flyers passed out, gay students bullied at junior high school

CHEYENNE — Flyers reading “it’s great to be straight it’s not OK to be gay,” “black lives only matter because if it weren’t for them who would pick our cotton,” and “Join the KKK,” with “the confederate kid club” in... Full story

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    March 28, 2019

Substitute teacher dismissed from McCormick after reporting hate speech

CHEYENNE — A substitute teacher who co-sponsored the Gay Straight Alliance club at Cheyenne’s McCormick Junior High was dismissed shortly after news broke that anti-gay and racist flyers had been posted and distributed at the school. Kaycee Cook... Full story

 

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