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....

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 14, 2020

The News Editorial: Positive signs

When things began to shut down and as businesses struggled and we heard reports of people scared, stressed and lonely we began to wonder if there was any end in sight to the impact of COVID-19... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 14, 2020

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...

 By Tom Coulter    News    May 14, 2020

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

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 14, 2020

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... 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

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 14, 2020

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...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 14, 2020

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...

 By George Horvath    News    May 14, 2020

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

 By Mark Davis    News    May 14, 2020

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

 By Tom Coulter    COVID-19    May 14, 2020

Gov. urges caution as businesses open more

CHEYENNE – With some statewide public health orders being eased at the end of the week, Gov. Mark Gordon asked the public Wednesday to be careful as the state’s economy begins to reopen. The three updated statewide orders, set to take effect... Full story

 By SETH KLAMANN    COVID-19    May 14, 2020

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


MAY 13 Wyoming NEWS Briefs

Carbon County authorities suspect homicide after discovering dead body RAWLINS (WNE) — Authorities suspect homicide to be the likely cause behind the recent discovery of a dead body. The body, who was not identified by Carbon County Sheriff Archie... Full story



Gillette’s proposed city budget down nearly 30% for upcoming fiscal year GILLETTE (WNE) – When Gillette began its budget process for the next fiscal year, the city wasn't caught up on a global pandemic and ground zero for crashes in the nation's... 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


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