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April 9, 2020

Happy Easter! Look for Bomgaars insert in this week's issue. This week is also the final week of the 2020 Northern Wyoming News Easter Egg Hunt....


First responders adjust to life with COVID-19

WORLAND — Washakie County Emergency Medical Services has seen a decrease in the number of calls over the past month, according to Director Luke Sypherd. In an interview Monday regarding the EMS... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    COVID-19    April 9, 2020

Wyoming first lady helps those in need during pandemic

WORLAND – Wyoming first lady Jennie Gordon came up to Worland from Cheyenne as a part of her Wyoming Hunger Initiative, and volunteered to help sign-in residents from the area seeking support and fo... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 9, 2020

Mayor addresses community: 'brighter days ahead'

WORLAND — Worland Mayor Jim Gill addressed the community at the start of the regular city council meeting Tuesday night via Zoom video conferencing. He said, “The City of Worland has been working...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 9, 2020

Washakie County COVID-19 case count increases

WORLAND – Washakie County Public Health announced Sunday, April 4, on its COVID-19 Facebook page that is had “been notified of two additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county. This brings...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 9, 2020

Senior Center Board offers restaurant delivery service

WORLAND — Big cities have GrubHub and DoorDash and Worland now has Van Go, a new restaurant delivery service started this week by the Worland Senior Citizens Center. Senior Center Board Chairman...


2020 census underway, Washakie County is top 3 in responses

WORLAND — Starting March 12, the nation began making history, by self-responding to the 2020 Census. The goal of the census is to “count everyone once, only once and in the right place,” according to Jennifer A. Hillman, 2020 Census media...


Range companies, including RT offers free internet to students

As part of its continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Range Companies – Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc., RT Communications, Inc., and Dubois Telephone Exchange, Inc. – are coordinating with school districts in their subscriber areas t... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 9, 2020

State Management Council to discuss potential legislative response to COVID-19

WORLAND — It has been just over a month since the Wyoming Legislature adjourned the 2020 budget session and the Management Council has scheduled a meeting to consider study topics for the joint...


Easter is not canceled

This Sunday is Easter, it is a different kind of Easter than any of us could have imagined just a few short months ago. Even here at the Northern Wyoming News we had plans for our regular Easter services page and we had weekend photographers schedule... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    COVID-19    April 9, 2020

Teachers begin transition to alternative learning

WORLAND – Washakie County schools along with schools all across the state have begun the transition to "alternative learning," which has resulted in schools in Washakie County School Districts No.... Full story


Sheridan woman indicted on federal child pornography charges

United States Attorney Mark A. Klaassen announced Wednesday, April 1, that Jessica Lynn Dierking, age 34, a resident of Sheridan, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 18, 2020, for receipt of child pornography, distribution of child... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    April 9, 2020

Commissioners discuss possibility of halting camping gatherings

WORLAND - In unprecedented times, the Washakie County commissioners met via phone conference on Tuesday to discuss bids for road projects and possible restrictions of camping to help prevent the...


Edith Lorraine Dellos

Edith Lorraine Dellos, 86, passed away at her home on April 4, 2020. Edith was born in Manderson, on Aug. 8, 1933. Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held later this summer due to COVID-19.... Full story


Richard John Linn

Richard John Linn, 81, passed away at his home on April 7, 2020. Richard was born in Lewistown, Montana, on Aug. 12, 1938. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at a later date due to COVID-19.... Full story


Johnny Joe Granado

Johnny Joe Granado, 74-year-old proud father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle passed away on March 30, 2020 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. Johnny was born on... Full story


Gov. Gordon requests federal disaster declaration for Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has submitted a request to President Trump asking for a major disaster declaration for Wyoming. The declaration would allow all 23 of Wyoming’s counties and the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes to... Full story


Coronavirus News Around the State April 9

Coronavirus cases up to 239, Gordon asks for limit on fishing licenses Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers The number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew to 239 on Thursday, with Niobrara County seeing its first case. The Wyoming Departme... Full story


WDH: Overview of COVID-19 Case Investigation Process

When the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) gets a positive test result, the provider who submitted the test and the local public health office are notified right away. The provider then notifies the patient. The WDH epidemiology staff or county... Full story


Governor Gordon proclaims April 10 Day of Prayer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon will sign a proclamation tomorrow declaring Friday, April 10, 2020 a Day of Prayer in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The day of prayer is cross-denominational with the intent to unify people of many faiths... Full story


Program director says Wyoming needy face obstacles to getting COVID-19 relief checks

Program director says Wyoming needy face obstacles to getting COVID-19 relief checks Individuals with adjusted gross incomes of up to $75,000 will receive $1,200 relief checks due to the coronavirus pandemic, but some low-income people or those... Full story


Reduce stress 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 it’s important to reduce stress of parents and adults in the household. “Parenting can be...


UW students can access Wi-Fi in county extension office parking lots

University of Wyoming students facing internet difficulties to access online courses can utilize Wi-Fi in parking lots of UW Extension offices across the state. Parking lot Wi-Fi is being offered in... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 9, 2020

Washakie County's first COVID patient now recovering at home

WORLAND - Grateful to be alive, Lory August of Worland, Washakie County's first COVID-19 case, shared her story Friday with the Northern Wyoming News. Her message, "You can beat this, be positive,... Full story


First Coronavirus-Related Death Confirmed in Wyoming

A hospitalized Johnson County man previously identified as being infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has died, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The older man had health conditions that put him at higher risk of... Full story


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