Articles from the May 14, 2020 edition
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May 14, 2020
The 2019-2020 Arts and Academics section is inside this week's issue, featuring clubs and organizations from Ten Sleep and Worland high schools. Look for the graduation section next week....
Ten Sleep council approves first budget reading
TTEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council met in a special meeting on Wednesday, May 6, after an election on Tuesday to determine the new mayor and council members. The council approved a first reading of the budget for the 2020-21 year, and noted...
Committee advances bill establishing grant, loan programs ahead of special session
CHEYENNE – With the end of the financial turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic nowhere in sight, Wyoming business owners and their employees could soon gain a boost. When the Wyoming Legislature meets in a mixed format for its special... Full story
Filing for federal, state, local offices begins today
WORLAND — The filing period for federal, state, county and municipal offices begins today (Thursday, May 14) and ends May 29. Candidates for federal and state offices should file at the Secretary of State’s office, county and precinct committee... Full story
Wings Across Wyoming - Salute to Healthcare Heroes planned for this Friday
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing will be conducting an aerial salute to the health care professionals on the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, May 15, the Air National Guard will... Full story
Council limits overtime due to budget concerns
WORLAND — With a decline in revenue anticipated for the 2020-21 fiscal year, the Worland City Council approved a motion last Tuesday to disallow any overtime pay. The issue was brought up by budget committee member and council member Mike Neufer....
Different types of graduations this Sunday
WASHAKIE COUNTY – Both Washakie County School Districts No. 1 and No. 2 are set to host a different type of graduation this weekend in order to honor the graduates of the 2020 class in a public mann...
In tough times, Washakie Medical Center CEO is optimistic
WORLAND – Two months of COVID-19 restrictions have led to a steep decline in revenues at Banner Health Washakie Medical Center, according to Chief Financial Officer Jennifer McMillan. McMillan gave her report to WMC’s Board of Trustees in their...
Department Offers Testing Update, Advice for Wyoming
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging residents with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested to help prevent further spread and outbreaks, but to also be aware of different types of testing and what they may or may not be able to reveal. Dr.... Full story
Yellowstone to reopen access Monday in limited capacity
POWELL — Starting at noon on Monday, Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks will begin reopening through a gradual, three-phase plan. In Yellowstone, only the park’s two Wyoming entrances — the East Gate outside of Cody and the South Gate... Full story
Natrona County dismantling coronavirus response operations
CASPER – Various structures put in place in Natrona County to respond to the novel coronavirus are being dismantled and put on standby as the disease appears to have slowed here and the state continues to loosen restrictions on everyday life.... Full story
Bighorn National Forest officials say developed sites may open early
LOVELL (WNE) — Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, the summer recreation season on the Bighorn National Forest is expected to begin like it normally does, with the phased opening of developed areas starting in a couple weeks and the current region-wide... Full story