Articles written by Tom Hallberg

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 By Tom Hallberg    News    October 22, 2020

Computer model predicts 153 COVID deaths by February

JACKSON — If things don’t turn around, Wyoming could have more than 150 deaths from the coronavirus by February, according to a well-known model. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington maintains a model tha... Full story

 By Tom Hallberg    News    September 3, 2020

Teton County Latinos see higher COVID rate

JACKSON — One group is taking the brunt of the coronavirus outbreak in Teton County, and it’s not young people. Though Latinos make up just 15% of the county’s population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 estimates, they account for 32%... Full story

 By Tom Hallberg    COVID-19    July 2, 2020

Jackson man pulls through 88-day battle with coronavirus

JACKSON - Eighty-eight days. That's how long Anthony Parker spent in the hospital. He first felt sick with symptoms that didn't mirror a typical cold or flu on March 30. "The last thing I remember, I... Full story

 By Tom Hallberg    News    January 9, 2020

Senator grants extension request for education department salary info

JACKSON — The Wyoming Department of Education has extra time to deal with a large public records request sent at the end of November. Rock Springs Republican Sen. Tom James asked all state government departments for information on their employees, s...

 By Tom Hallberg    News    October 10, 2019

Report: Wyoming kids some of thinnest in country

JACKSON — High fives to our healthy Wyoming kids. According to a report released Oct. 3 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Wyoming’s children are some of the thinnest in the country. In 2017 and 2018, the years covered in the report, just 11.... Full story

 By Tom Hallberg    News    August 22, 2019

Teton Co. withdraws from federal funding program

JACKSON — Title X funding is no more in Teton County. The Teton County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw from the federal program, which provides grants for family planning and related preventative services for l... Full story

 By Tom Hallberg    News    August 22, 2019

Wyoming Health Department looks to regulate air ambulance providers

JACKSON — The Wyoming Department of Health wants to make air ambulance travel cheaper for everyone. Officials have drafted a waiver application to send to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services asking to change air ambulance travel r... Full story

 By Tom Hallberg    News    August 15, 2019

Pair of rabid bats in Jackson called coincidence

JACKSON — Sitting around a campfire is the stereotypical camping activity: Flames lick the logs, someone roasts marshmallows while bats and nighthawks swoop around, eating mosquitoes. For Ashley Pipkin that very scene in a Targhee National Forest c... Full story

 By Tom Hallberg    News    August 8, 2019

Whistleblowers sue Teton Weed and Pest

JACKSON — Thomas Spatafore worked as a seasonal weed technician for Teton County Weed and Pest for a decade. By all accounts, he enjoyed the job and was good at it, moving up the ranks to lead his own crew, including on an important contract with the... Full story

 By Tom Hallberg    News    August 1, 2019

American Cancer Society urges higher tobacco taxes

JACKSON — Between Devil’s Tower and the South Dakota state line, along a pine-covered hillside, sits Aladdin, population 15. Father-son duo Maynard and Lee Rude own most of the town, including its mobile-home park, gas station and 125-year-old mer... Full story


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