Articles from the April 16, 2020 edition
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April 16, 2020
Look for Bomgaars and Sutherland's inserts in this week's issue. Be safe, Stay home unless for essential travel. Wash your hands. Don't touch your face, especially mouth, nose and eyes....
Worland's first COVID patient delivers message of hope
WORLAND - Grateful to be alive, Lory August of Worland, Washakie County's first COVID-19 case, shared her story Friday of her recovery, a day after getting home. After a 16-day stay in the Hot... Full story
Ten Sleep mayoral candidates seek to keep improving town
TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep municipal election is just under a month away, with two candidates filing to compete for the position of mayor and four for the positions of town council on May 5. The two...
Local providers address questions on coronavirus
WORLAND – Washakie County Public Health officials held a teleconference question and answer session on YouTube Tuesday morning to address questions in Washakie County, where Washakie County Public...
Missing person found deceased in Big Horns
WORLAND — Washakie County Search and Rescue assisted Johnson County in the search for a missing person last week. According to information from the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, on March 30, Johnson...
Meet your Ten Sleep Council candidates
TEN SLEEP — Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Ten Sleep Town Council. Both seats are four-year terms. One candidate, Amy Truman, is the lone incumbent among those who filed last month. Other candidates are Steve Criner, Brad DeWitt...
New hospital board member ready to get to work
WORLAND - Washakie County Hospital Board's newest member Bryony Volin hopes to get another opportunity to participate in a board meeting soon. Volin was appointed in February by the Washakie County...
WMC announces employee of year
WORLAND - After having to postpone the Banner Health Washakie Medical Center Employee of the Year celebration for a month they decided to celebrate Thursday, April 9 with a surprise plaque...
Price disparity magnified; live cattle prices plummet while boxed beef prices soar
BUFFALO — This spring, some 42,000 calves will be born on Johnson County ranches. Despite the long hours and late nights, calving season is typically the season most filled with hope and promise for cattle ranchers. But this year, there is also... Full story
Community Garden looking for volunteers, AmeriCorps VISTA members for new season
WORLAND - With Wyoming weather hinting at spring, thoughts are turning to gardening and the community garden, operated by the University of Wyoming Washakie County Extension is seeking volunteers to...
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies sets schedule for mobile pantry
WORLAND — Wyoming residents all know about leaning in. When faced with a strong headwind, they lean in to get to where they are going. As COVID-19 impacts the state, Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and many other funders are leaning in. According... Full story
Ten Sleep Town Council awards bid, prepares for May election
TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council met on the night of Tuesday, April 7 via Zoom web conferencing to hold their regular meeting one month from their May election. A main agenda item was concern...
Michigan AG accuses Sheridan-based LLC of false marketing N95 masks
SHERIDAN – A Sheridan-based limited liability corporation (LLC) has been accused of falsely marketing what it describes as N95 medical respirator masks, but which may not meet U.S. safety standards;... Full story
Funds for Paycheck Protection Program exhausted
Statement from SBA Regional Administrator Dan Nordberg on the Paycheck Protection Loan Program Thursday, April 16, 2020 As of this morning, the initial allotment of $349 billion dollars for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been exhausted and... Full story
DWS issues CARES payments; additional $600/week will be applied to UI claims next week
Audio file: DWS Workforce Programs Administrator Holly McKamey Simoni CHEYENNE – The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) has begun issuing Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation to those individuals who are receiving unemployment benefits.... Full story
Two Wyoming State Hospital Patients Test Positive for Coronavirus
Two patients recently transferred to the Wyoming State Hospital (WSH) in Evanston have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Both adult females arrived Monday at WSH, a... Full story
Survey: Support high for state, local government handling of coronavirus
Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers Support for the way both Gov. Mark Gordon and local governments are handling the coronavirus is high, according to a survey by the University of Wyoming. The results of the survey by the university’s... Full story