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Mobile Food Pantry Coming to Worland Tuesday

For the food insecure across the state, Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies has scheduled the Mobile Pantries across the state to help alleviate the food insecurity brought on my the COVID-19 event.... Full story


COVID-19 Information around the State March 27

Coronavirus case count jumps to 70, no hospitalization for most Wyoming’s coronavirus case count jumped to 70 on Friday as Health Department officials diagnosed 14 new cases in seven counties. Among the new cases was Goshen County’s first. The... Full story


COVID-19 News Around the State 3-30-20

Coronavirus cases up to 94, Jackson issues ‘stay at home’ order Wyoming’s first “stay at home” order took effect over the weekend as Jackson’s town council approved an ordinance requiring the town’s residents to stay at home. The... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs MARCH 30

Game and Fish: shed season start nudged to noon JACKSON (WNE) — Antler gatherers and the wardens who police them will no longer have to deal with the darkness as they set out on Wyoming’s shed hunting season. Instead of midnight May 1, the... Full story


Gordon OKs oil and gas tax break

CASPER — In the midst of unprecedented volatility in the global oil market, shale producers in Wyoming received a small boost Friday in the form of tax relief. Gov. Mark Gordon signed into law a bill providing reductions in state mineral taxes... Full story

 By Isabella Alves    News    March 26, 2020

Wyoming Supreme Court to decide on birth certificate gender changes

CHEYENNE – A court case that would determine whether or not transgender people in Wyoming can change the their gender on their birth certificate is being decided by the Wyoming Supreme Court. The case, MH v. First Judicial District Court of... Full story

 By Clair McFarland    News    March 26, 2020

Riverton couple charged with murder in Friday shooting

RIVERTON — A husband and wife were charged Friday morning in the death of 38-year-old Trevor Bartlett, who died of a gunshot wound early Thursday. Court documents state the following: On March 26 at about 5:09 a.m., Courtnie Mills, 43, called the... Full story


COVID-19 another hit on already-reeling coal industry

GILLETTE — Already trying to bail out a ship taking on water, Powder River Basin coal producers are now trying to keep that up during a torrential downpour. An already-battered coal industry will struggle to make it through the rest of 2020 as much... Full story


Wyoming doc works around COVID-19 testing bottleneck

A shortage of viral transport medium has slowed COVID-19 testing in Wyoming and nationwide. Now, at least one Wyoming doctor is working around the bottleneck by using a simpler, more common, CDC-backed, substitute: medical saline solution. Dr. Brent... Full story


Week two: The pandemic in Wyoming from March 20-27

By the end of the second full week since the Wyoming Department of Health announced the state’s first confirmed COVID-19 case, the virus was still tightening its grip on the Equality State. The DOH’s official number of confirmed positive cases... Full story


ACLU: Stop immigration raids

CASPER — The ACLU last week asked Wyoming officials to call on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to temporarily cease raids used to deport undocumented immigrants. The request, made in an open letter addressed to Gov. Mark Gordon and prison... Full story


Wyoming economists say social distancing is "worth it"

CHEYENNE – Shuttered schools, closed businesses and work-from-home mandates are the new normal in Cheyenne as people try to limit social interaction to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has already killed more than 2,000 Americans. Extended... 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


Domestic violence resources still available amid pandemic

CHEYENNE – Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are being asked to social distance themselves and stay home. For domestic violence survivors, this advice can turn deadly. Fortunately, local law enforcement either haven’t seen a rise i... Full story


Teton County COVID-19 patients speak out Coffee lose its taste? That's one unexpected symptom that's now being noticed.

JACKSON — Lorraine Adams didn’t suspect she had COVID-19 until she read that a symptom of the disease is losing your sense of taste and smell. That’s been an indication for many young and otherwise healthy Jackson Hole residents. “My heart... Full story


Coalition channels tech community to find creative solutions for COVID-19

CHEYENNE – Across the state of Wyoming, there are web developers who specialize in coding mobile applications, makers who use 3D printers to bring ideas to life and mapping professionals who use GIS to show data visually. So as Array School of... Full story


UW Announces $2 Million Agenda for Student Needs

In response to student hardships caused by novel coronavirus COVID-19, the University of Wyoming is taking extraordinary steps to provide financial security for students for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. Those steps include: -- A... Full story


Wyoming Department of Health Advice on Potential Coronavirus Illnesses

As reported coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continue to go up and because not everyone who may be ill can be tested, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) official is offering advice on what residents who are sick with a respiratory illness... Full story


Wyoming Supreme Court Extends Covid-19 Emergency Orders To May 31, 2020

The Chief Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court, Michael K. Davis, today entered an Order extending to May 31, 2020 three Orders issued by the Court to implement measures to protect the health of the public and court personnel throughout Wyoming,... Full story


Governor signs Executive Order allowing alcohol sales with pick-up food orders

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has signed an Executive Order (EO) permitting restaurants and bars and grills with a Wyoming liquor license to sell malt beverages and wine with take-out and curbside food orders. The expanded privileges, effec... Full story


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