Articles from the December 31, 2020 edition
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December 31, 2020
Don't forget to check out our annual year in review as we take a look back at the stories that impacted the Big Horn Basin in 2020. Have a Happy New Year!...
Majority of county ends year in extreme drought
WORLAND – The majority of Washakie County remains in extreme or severe drought conditions as 2020 draws to a close. According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, 85% of the state...
Pandemic, price war led to challenging year for oil; Wyoming's rig count fell to zero for first time since 1884
CASPER — The ubiquitous heads of pumpjacks, usually faithfully bobbing up and down across Wyoming’s landscapes, largely came to a standstill this year. A series of events devastated the U.S. oil and gas business, and the Equality State was not... Full story
The News Editorial: COVID was only one major story in 2020
In this week’s issue we begin the annual year in review, a look back at the stories that moved us, changed us, made us laugh, smile and cry. We take a look at major stories throughout each month in... Full story
Work underway on new water load-out system
WORLAND - Work is in full swing for the new water crane/bulk water load-out at Railway and Russell Public Works Superintendent Brian Burky said the new system will be up and running in the spring, but...
Lawmakers weighing options for 2021 general session
CHEYENNE — After state lawmakers decided last month to delay most of the 2021 general session beyond January due to COVID-19 concerns, plans for the 66th Wyoming Legislature are still up in the air, with a couple main options being considered by... Full story
Governor Gordon reveals county-led Community Charitable Relief Program
CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon has unveiled the Community Charitable Relief Program, which provides grant funding to nonprofit organizations that have provided public assistance or seen a decline in donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The... Full story
33 More COVID-Related Deaths Confirmed; 3 in Washakie County
Thirty-three more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), according to a Dec. 31 release.. An older adult Big Horn County man died... Full story
Bars, Restaurants Can Resume Late Night Service After Decline in COVID-19 Hospitalizations
CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon has announced a return to normal operating hours for bars and restaurants, praising the response by Wyomingites that has resulted in a decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations around the state. Effective January 9,... Full story
2 More COVID-Related Deaths confirmed in Washakie County, 26 statewide
Twenty-six more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), according to a release on Tuesday, Dec. 5.. An older adult Albany County... Full story