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April 02, 2020

Stay home if you are ill, practice good hygiene, adhere to social distancing requirements. We're All in This Together #WashakieCountyStrong #WyomingStrong. This week's issue has been reduced to 16 pages. Look for Pizza Hut, Bomgaars and Bloedorn... Full story


Washakie County COVID-19 cases increase to 4

In a statement on the Washakie County Public Health COVID-19 Facebook Page Sunday morning, April 5, Washakie County Public Health reported it "has been notified of 2 additional confirmed COVID-19 case... Full story


Governor, State Health Officer extend statewide Public Health Orders through April 30

CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 30 to slow community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect lives. The Governor c... Full story


The News Editorial: Time for personal responsibility

Two weeks ago life changed for many people and many business in Wyoming when Governor Mark Gordon and the state’s health officer issued orders closing schools (except distance learning options) businesses including museums, theaters, pools, b... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 2, 2020

Helicopter project provides unique opportunities for local businessmen

WORLAND - An old helicopter that was sitting useless in Tucson, Arizona, made its way to Worland, Wyoming, last October, and finally found its new resting place in Maryland earlier this month at...


Using 3D printers to help health care workers

WORLAND - While Washakie County only has one case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at this time, residents are working to ensure health care providers do not run out of necessary masks to protect them... Full story


Businesses adjust to life with COVID-19

By GEORGE HORVATH WORLAND – As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues and statewide orders on gatherings and businesses extended, everyday life in Wyoming has changed. Last Friday, Governor Mark Gordon and state Health Officer A... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 2, 2020

Greear announces run for re-election, looks back on budget session

WORLAND — State Rep. Mike Greear announced this week that he will be seeking another term as the House District 27 representative. Greear said that while the State Senate District 20 seat is open w...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 2, 2020

City asks people to not use toilet as trash can

WORLAND — While having improper things flushed through the City of Worland’s sewer system has been an ongoing issue, the number of items has increased over the past few weeks. One theory on the inc...

 By Seth Romsa    News    April 2, 2020

School districts transition to distance learning

WASHAKIE COUNTY – Both Worland and Ten Sleep are beginning their transitions toward an online curriculum to accommodate social distancing guidelines that required schools to be shut down due to the n...


Orlando Joseph Armajo

Orlando Joseph “Joe” Armajo, 82, passed away March 24, 2020 at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis. Memorial services are planned for a later date.... Full story


Johnny Joe Granado

Johnny Joe Granado, 74, passed away on March 30, 2020 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. Johnny was born on March 5, 1946 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Funeral services are pending at this time.... Full story


Scott Lee Christian

Scott Lee Christian, 40, passed away at his home after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Scott was born in Los Gatos, California on November 13, 1979, the second oldest of four boys born to... Full story


UPDATES FROM Washakie County Public Health Officer

UPDATE FOR APRIL 2ND FROM THE WASHAKIE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER There are 137 confirmed Covid-19 infections in Wyoming with only 1 attributed to Washakie County. Washakie county has performed 24 tests with 19 returned as negative and 5 with... Full story


Statewide Survey Shows Serious Impacts, Deep Concern for Coronavirus

LARAMIE - Nearly one-third of Wyomingites say they or immediate family members have been laid off or lost their jobs due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, according to a new survey by the University of Wyoming’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (... Full story


Department of Health Offers Testing Information Update

Because of testing supply issues, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) will be limiting testing available through the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the department’s established priority patients and s... Full story


Wyoming COVID news from around the state, state lab limits testing

Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers Wyoming’s coronavirus case count grew to 162 on Friday morning, an increase of nine from the previous day. The Wyoming Health Department announced that as of 10 a.m. Friday, nine new cases were reported... Full story


WDA and WLSB Release Guidance for Livestock Markets

CHEYENNE (APRIL 2, 2020) - Today, the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) and Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) released COVID-19 virus guidance for livestock markets as they are exempt from the Statewide Public Health Order Continuation on... Full story


Support for Your Children During Stressful Times

With coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) impacting many aspects of daily life, the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) wants residents to remember children and parents need additional support and understanding during times of increased... Full story


Commissioner, council meetings Tuesday to be conducted remotely

WASHAKIE COUNTY — The Washakie County Commissioners, City of Worland and Town of Ten Sleep will all be conducting their regular meetings tomorrow (Tuesday). In order to follow COVID-19 guidelines requiring social distancing and limiting gatherings o... Full story


Targeted Use of Personal Face Coverings Recommended for Wyoming Residents

With new national recommendations encouraging the targeted use of personal face coverings due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) official is updating residents on why using them at key times... Full story


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