Articles from the April 23, 2020 edition
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April 23, 2020
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Governor Gordon unveils plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions
State to begin process to ease restrictions next week Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers State officials will begin moving next week to ease the restrictions on businesses and gatherings that were put into place in March, Gov. Mark... Full story
Karla's Kolumn: Finding a balance, personally and professionally
In contemplating what to write in this space this week, my thoughts were similar to John Davis’ in that perhaps it was time for something besides COVID-19. We all need a break from the pandemic... Full story
Council supports Class of 2020 recognitions
WORLAND — In a meeting dominated by requests resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and state health orders, the Worland City Council approved requests in support of the Class of 2020 seniors but took...
Dental, vision clinics adjust to new 'normal'
WORLAND — Vision and dental clinics have adjusted to a new normal with the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and this new normal will likely translate into another new normal once businesses are abl...
Three county COVID-19 patients listed as recovered
WORLAND — The Wyoming Department of Health is listing three of Washakie County’s five COVID-19 cases as recovered. The WDH is also listing two recoveries from the three probable cases as well....
Local residents put 3D printers to use making mask extenders
WORLAND – "I've got a 3D printer, and was just looking for ways to help," and help Steve Radabaugh did. With N95 face masks and other materials used to protect against the novel coronavirus 2019...
Homemade masks to slow COVID-19 in the Big Horn Basin
WORLAND – When Meg Stark realized that there was a shortage of medical masks in the country, she reckoned the local hospital might need some to help slow the spread of COVID-19. She was right. Along with Sue Howe, Stark organized a group of women a...
Road improvement projects underway in the Basin
WORLAND — The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced several ongoing and upcoming road and bridge improvement projects in the Big Horn Basin. Two roadwork projects are on U.S.16 between Worland and Ten Sleep. Roadwork will resume on a... Full story
Washakie County Commissioners seek help to fence Lower Nowood
WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners met on Tuesday for their regularly scheduled meeting via teleconference to discuss an idea to seek help from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to fence...
Wyoming's Coronavirus-Related death count now at 7
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) says a Teton County resident previously identified as one of Wyoming’s laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases has died. The newly confirmed death involves an older man hospitalized in... Full story
Jackson area officials ask shed antler hunters to wait
The following statement was released by the Town of Jackson and Teton County regarding shed antler hunters. Administrators and public health officials from the Town of Jackson and Teton County,... Full story
Yellowstone Park officials still weighing options on start
CODY— Now fewer than two weeks away from the originally scheduled opening, there is still no estimate as to when officials would open Yellowstone National Park’s east gate, or any part of the park. “Let’s not look at this call as (we know)... Full story
Quarantines but no new positive tests at women's prison
No new cases of COVID-19 have surfaced since a staff member at the Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk, the state’s only women’s prison, tested positive, a prison spokesperson said on Tuesday. The agency announced on April 10 that a staff member... Full story
SUPERINTENDENT JILLIAN BALOW'S STATEMENT ON SCHOOL REOPENING PLANS
CHEYENNE - Superintendent Jillian Balow issued the following statements on the reopening of schools in the weeks or months ahead: "School districts have implemented their Adapted Learning Plans, appro... Full story