Articles from the April 9, 2020 edition
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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....
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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
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