The main change to the orders, which take effect Jan. 26, will allow indoor gatherings that include social distancing and face covering to have up to 25% of capacity, or a maximum of 250 people.
The Department of Interior on Wednesday temporarily suspended issuing new federal oil and gas permits or leases for 60 days unless approved by new appointees, to give the agency time to review existing policies.
For his 100th birthday, Evelino Cruz was rewarded with a trip to the doctor and a visit from the governor.
A little over a month since opening the runs at Meadowlark Ski Lodge, owner Wayne Jones said the mountain “is in absolutely great shape.”
CODY — State Legislators are considering a new tax assessed on Wyoming drivers as a way to raise funds for the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
JACKSON — Zach Turnbull could barely make out the emaciated grizzly bear’s inside-lip tattoo, and when he did decipher the digits — 168 — they just didn’t seem right.
Active cases down by almost 500
An adult male pedestrian was struck by a Johnson County School District bus Tuesday morning and died as a result of injuries he sustained. An investigation is ongoing according to Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder. The victim’s name has not been released.
As a region, the Mountain West proves the most vulnerable to suicide deaths, as its rate of death is 21.6 per 100,000 collectively, recording 5,364 suicide deaths in 2019.
Wyoming’s sole public four-year university needs to slash its budget as the state stares down a massive general fund deficit that has led to millions in cuts statewide.
The Wyoming Department of Health on Saturday confirmed the state’s first case of the “UK variant,” or B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant, has been identified in a Teton County adult male.
SHERIDAN (WNE) — In its meeting Wednesday evening, Sheridan County School District 3 Board of Trustees approved beginning the process to pursue mothballing Arvada Elementary School.
The whole process could take anywhere from two to 10 years, Puckett said. Thankfully, a lot of the leg work for the project was already done two decades ago.
The sector recorded 6,000 fewer jobs in November — a staggering 29% decline from a year ago.
More than 75 people gathered beneath a flagpole on Main Street in Buffalo on Jan. 6 to express their support for President Donald Trump.
Healthcare worker vaccine rate ‘fairly unfortunate’
The deaths of 33 more Wyoming residents have been linked to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health said Tuesday. Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 522 coronavirus-related deaths, nine Johnson County residents are among those deaths.
Parts of Sheridan, Johnson and Natrona counties are also reporting snowpack levels hovering at 75-85% of normal for January, according to a Wyoming SNOTEL report issued Monday.
The researchers said the new method of coal conversion could be refined and performed at a larger scale to yield both a higher quality and quantity of nano-graphite materials.
NEWCASTLE — After the denial of their most recent public health order variance requests, the Weston County Commissioners voted 4-1 on Jan. 5 to remove Dr. Mike Jording, the county’s public health officer. Jording has been serving the community in that capacity since 2004.
Speaking from their hotel room after 10 p.m. EST, they both lamented the fact that the breach of the Capitol was all that was being covered on the news. The reality of their experience — that of peaceful protesters gathered to support the president — was shared by so many there but being seen by few on the news.
Lummis’ vote — which represented one of just a handful of dissenting votes in the 92-8 result — lent credence to unsubstantiated claims by President Donald Trump that the vote there was rigged in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.
2020 was a year of change. A year of COVID-19. A year like no other and, in a few lucky ways, a year like every other. A year that began much like most in Johnson County, quickly made a turn in March as COVID-19 took hold internationally and domestically. What was hoped to last for a few mon…
The deaths of 25 more Wyoming residents have been linked to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Thursday.
GILLETTE —For more than 25 years, generations of children enjoyed the carousel at NZ Shoes, opened in July 1969 by a recently married, 20-something Mike Enzi new to Gillette. They rode slow circles on colorful wooden horses named Beauty, Flicka, Furry, Ginger, King and Silver.Never imagining…
The annual Polar Plunge into Lake DeSmet made for a quick and frigid celebratory start to the new year as a group of nearly 100 people raced off of the beaches and into the water. The crowd moved in and out quickly making way for smaller groups to slowly move in and out at their own pace aft…
JACKSON — Kelly Wasenmiller was captivated from afar last week, tempted by photos and videos that piled up online of grizzly bear 399 and her four lined-out cubs trudging through the snow.
Members of the Buffalo Action Shooters met up for the regular monthly shooting competition at the shooting range on the Southeast side of Buffalo. The range has recently been updated, with new dirt allowing for the creation of several new lanes. The group was doing a handgun shooting competi…
On Tuesday, Johnson County Public Health officials said they would begin scheduling appointments for those over 70 years old to be vaccinated for the coronavirus.
CHEYENNE – About 250 people demonstrated in front of the Wyoming State Capitol Monday afternoon to protest a statewide mask mandate and other COVID-19 related restrictions.
Manufacturing dropped 49%, wholesale trade decreased 44% and construction declined by 39%. Financial activities, which includes vehicle and equipment rentals and leasing, dropped by 28%.
Gov. Mark Gordon will soon lift public health orders that required Wyoming bars and restaurants to close at 10 p.m., his office announced Saturday afternoon.
Barrasso saw both the uranium reserve, and adopted legislation, as big wins for Wyoming’s mineral industry, though some conservation and taxpayer advocates criticized the federal government for providing the country’s uranium industry with a lifeline.
Overall, the park has seen 420,330 recreation visits this year through November, which is down 7% from 2019.
Many states surrounding Wyoming have legalized marijuana in one form or another, with South Dakota and Montana voting to legalize the schedule one drug in the 2020 election for recreational use.
A federal judge has decided environmental advocacy groups don’t have the legal footing to petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on outdated species recovery plans.
The first doses of coronavirus vaccine were administered Monday afternoon at the Johnson County Healthcare Center to noticeable excitement among staff.
The act asks the Environmental Protection Agency to develop a competition to catalyze advancements in the field of carbon utilization and direct air capture research. It calls on the Council on Environmental Quality to come up with ways to accelerate the development of such projects too.
Sheridan Solar, LLC, has proposed to construct an approximate 20-megawatt commercial utility-scale solar energy facility on a 163-acre parcel of land at the west end of Swaim Road.
A coronavirus-related relief program aimed at pumping money into hurting businesses in Wyoming has ended. But over half of all eligible applicants did not end up receiving the money they had hoped for.
On Sunday, a Buffalo resident was apprehended, confessed and was subsequently cited for illegal dumping of trash on public land in Mosier Gulch west of Buffalo.
This past year, Wyoming oil and gas developers have been slammed by depressed market conditions caused by a glut in oil supply worldwide and a global economic recession.
The annual Christmas Pageant put on each year by St. John the Baptist Catholic Church was one of the events still able to continue this year despite COVID-19, although not without changes. Normally the event is held live for an audience. This year to follow safe COVID-19 protocols, the play …
During a year in which people are staying home for prolonged periods and isolating from other people, pet adoptions are up nationwide, and the trend has significantly increased the number of adoptions at the local animal shelter.
As the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine began arriving in five communities around Wyoming last week, health officials in Johnson County were refining the details of the county’s vaccine plan.
When a nurse pierced emergency room worker Patrick Almond’s right arm with a syringe holding 0.3 milliliters of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Jackson on Wednesday, it marked the end of a long, cold trip for the concoction named BNT162b2.
CHEYENNE — With Wyoming facing a structural revenue deficit worth hundreds of millions of dollars in its K-12 education fund, state lawmakers narrowly rejected a proposal to raise mill levies on properties to supplement education funding during a committee meeting last week.
June Taylor, 89 and a half, has over 100 nutcrackers out and on display in her home in Buffalo this holiday season. Taylor has 141 total nutcrackers but didn’t put out the smaller ones this year. While the nutcrackers didn’t start out as a collection, they quickly grew into the mass number s…
With a lucky patch of perfect weather, the Forest Service set out to spark a project long in the works - a prescribed burn of 10 units throughout the Bighorn National Forest. The burn project is aimed at thinning out timber and foliage in the designated areas all inside Buffalo’s watershed. …
The annual poll — conducted every winter by the federation’s Wyoming chapter — found that more than 81% of its membership opposes imposing sales taxes on services, one of the handful of revenue options backed by Gov. Mark Gordon as he seeks to make up for a massive budget shortfall in 2021.
Since the COVID-19 Pandemic reached Laramie in early March, online shopping for necessities has increased overall packages in the mail stream.