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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 n... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 23, 2020

Ten Sleep man seeks State Senate seat

TEN SLEEP - Ten Sleep rancher Ed Cooper hopes to use his experience in ranching and the oil and gas industry to represent State Senate District 20. Cooper announced his run for the Republican... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 23, 2020

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 n... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 23, 2020

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 able...


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. The...


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 at...


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 p... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    April 23, 2020

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 p...


Virtual storm spotter classes offered

The National Weather Service Riverton is offering three virtual Storm Spotter classes this month. Classes start at 6 p.m. and last about 90 minutes. To register, go online at Space is limited... Full story


Lonna A. Tolman

Lonna Alice Tolman, 86, of Worland, WY, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020, of congestive heart failure. She was born August 10, 1933 to William "Grandy" and Margaret "Gammo" Atkinson, in Worland. She... Full story


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 a... 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

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    April 23, 2020

UW institutes hiring freeze

LARAMIE – The University of Wyoming has instituted a hiring freeze, Acting President Neil Theobald announced in a Wednesday email to university employees. “Effective immediately” no UW-funded hiring of faculty or staff can be made without Theob... Full story


Tribal leaders: Virus not contained

CASPER — Tribal leaders say the coronavirus, which led to the deaths of four Northern Arapaho citizens on Monday, is spreading on the reservation after initially being tied to two family clusters. As of Wednesday, tests had confirmed 51 cases of C... Full story

 By Leo Wolfson    News    April 23, 2020

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) what al... 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 had t... Full story



Bones from burial site discovered in Cheyenne backyard CHEYENNE (WNE) – A group of sewer workers came across some human bones buried in a Cheyenne resident’s backyard Tuesday night, but the discovery probably won’t be leading to any new true crime... Full story



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


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