SHERIDAN (WNE) — A Sheridan doctor in the U.S. Navy Reserve is being deployed to New York City to assist with the government’s COVID-19 crisis response amid an influx of cases and fatalities.
CASPER — Health care workers in Fremont County are seeing younger and sicker coronavirus patients as the disease continues its spread there, and officials urge residents to stay home as much as possible.
SHERIDAN — Dana Beartusk appeared in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday via video for an initial appearance. Beartusk faces three counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing three family members in Big Horn.If found guilty, Beartusk faces death, life imprisonment without parole or…
CHEYENNE – A lot has changed since Gov. Mark Gordon announced earlier this year that the state was exploring a deal to buy roughly a million acres of land in southern Wyoming from Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
RAWLINS — Not everyone is suited to rural life — or social distancing — but there are some lessons from rural life that might be applicable during the novel coronavirus outbreak.
SHERIDAN — Legislative leadership has indicated a special session of the Wyoming Legislature may take place in the “very near future” as industries across the state feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.In a letter to the members of the 65th Legislature, Senate President Drew Perkins, R-…
The number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming reached 210 on Monday with the diagnosis of 10 new cases in seven counties.As case numbers continued to grow, the state’s legislative leaders signaled that a special session to deal with the impacts of the pandemic was a distinct likelihood.Monday’s…
GILLETTE — For at least the next two weeks, Gillette restaurants can offer residents up to 48 ounces of beer or a bottle of wine with their next curbside food purchase, which is good news to some restaurant employees.Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon mandated that restaurants shut their doors to help…
EVANSTON — Sheep ranchers are the earliest agricultural victims in Uinta County to feel the economic implications of the coronavirus pandemic.
CASPER — The song begins this way: “Days are good/And that’s the way it should be.” Lean Rose sings it out, strums it out, from the confines of her home. There’s a reason she’s at home instead of continuing on her sophomore year inside Kelly Walsh: These days, the days are not so good. About…
SHERIDAN — The firearm used in a triple homicide in Big Horn has not yet been found, and the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office urges community members to call law enforcement without touching the weapon, should they locate it.
The number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased to 130 on Wednesday as the Wyoming Health Department detected new cases in five counties.Both Natrona and Teton counties saw their case counts grow by three, bringing their totals to 15 and 26, respectively. Laramie County saw two new case…
CASPER — In the midst of unprecedented volatility in the global oil market, shale producers in Wyoming received a small boost Friday in the form of tax relief. Gov. Mark Gordon signed into law a bill providing reductions in state mineral taxes amidst certain price environments.
Amid the clamor, panic and ever-changing news of closures and COVID-19 cases, one message has emerged with increasing force: Social distancing is the key to slowing the pandemic.“The one thing we can do is limit the spread with social distancing measures,” Gov. Mark Gordon said Monday. “It i…
GILLETTE — It’s official. In 2023, mineral producers must start paying their ad valorem production taxes monthly.Earlier this month, the state Legislature passed House Bill 159, a monthly ad valorem tax bill, and on Tuesday, Gov. Mark Gordon signed it into law.With HB 159 now law, mineral pr…
CASPER — On Wednesday, the United States Senate passed a massive $2.2 trillion stimulus package to save the U.S. economy from the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering up tens of billions of dollars in new spending to help American workers and industry. But what does that mean for you?
GILLETTE — With schools closed because of the coronavirus, parents are working overtime to keep their children from ransacking the house. Luckily, the outdoors aren’t off limits. Biking and walking through neighborhoods is safe and a nice way to change the scenery.
INTERSTATE 80 — On his weekly runs across the country, commercial truck driver Medi Agha is doing his best to stay in social isolation, he said.
EVANSTON — Thirteen-year-old Bryson Quinney is one tough young man with a remarkable story.
DUBOIS — A little good news goes a long way in lifting spirits.
CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon joined in signing a letter to congressional leadership seeking additional funding for states in Congress’ nearly $2 trillion stimulus bill that’s intended to help address the economic fallout from the COVID-19 outbreak.
CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon said Monday the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wyoming is likely not reflective of the true number of virus cases in the community due to limited testing supplies.
SHERIDAN (WNE) — Wyoming’s small businesses and nonprofits that are suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA announced Friday evening.
CASPER — Sen. John Barrasso joined several U.S. officials in drafting a letter to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, urging him to stabilize increasingly volatile global oil markets.
Gatherings of 10 or more people have been prohibited in the state under an order issued by the state health officer.
RIVERTON — Roughly 30 non-violent inmates at the Fremont County Detention Center in Lander have been released to minimize health risks in the jail during the coronavirus pandemic.
LANDER — Nestled against the Wind River Mountain range in central Wyoming some 120 miles from the nearest interstate, Lander is not easy to get to.
CASPER — Wyoming’s congressional delegation voted in favor of billions of dollars in stimulus funding Wednesday afternoon, supporting a bipartisan effort to stabilize the U.S. economy as the coronavirus outbreak threatens to bring the U.S. into a recession.
JACKSON — With a good many normal activities and tourist destinations derailed by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of the Interior is telling Americans to go play in the outdoors on their federal lands.
Teton County’s first confirmed case of coronavirus brought the state’s total confirmed case count for the illness to 18 as of Thursday morning.
The 65th Wyoming Legislature adjourned for the year late Thursday night following a 24-day frenzy of lawmaking that stands to have significant impact on energy production, workers protections, the utility system, education funding and the potential purchase of millions of acres of land and m…
Remembering Sissy Goodwin, skirts and all
Infighting between the House and Senate sunk $162 million in building projects around Wyoming after both chambers refused to give ground on a disagreement over replacing a swimming pool at the University of Wyoming.
Fears over the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have prompted officials across the state to cancel events and limit access to facilities.
CHEYENNE — Now that the first case of COVID-19, the new strain of coronavirus, was confirmed in Wyoming, state officials are telling residents how best to prepare, which Gov. Mark Gordon said “does not mean you need to stock up on a year’s supply of toilet paper.”
POWELL — It was once a lucrative crop, but several disappointing years have left sugar beet farmers in a tough spot.
GILLETTE — Mineral producers in Wyoming will have to pay their ad valorem taxes owed to counties on the same schedule as their state severance taxes if Gov. Mark Gordon signs a bill that cleared its final hurdle in the Legislature on Wednesday.
Following contentious negotiations between House and Senate budget writers last week, and heavy speechifying on the Senate floor Monday, the Legislature sent a budget to Gov. Mark Gordon that was pretty close to where it began.
CASPER — Cheyenne police’s follow-up investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by a retired Catholic leader in Wyoming concluded last week, right around the time that another alleged victim of the clergyman came forward in Missouri.
CASPER — The University of Wyoming has canceled summer study abroad trips to China and South Korea in light of coronavirus outbreaks in those two countries as part of a wave of preparations undertaken by the university.
POWELL — The number of wolves in Yellowstone National Park has risen in the past year, according to Doug Smith, the park’s senior wildlife biologist.
JACKSON — Medical research is a Sisyphean endeavor: Each study pushes the rock slightly farther uphill, until it finally reaches the top and a new discovery is made. Recently Brain Chemistry Labs, the nonprofit research lab in Jackson, moved the rock closer to the top of the hill.
CHEYENNE — After a few months of crafting the nearly $3 billion state budget for the 2021-22 biennium, lawmakers from the House and Senate reached an initial agreement Friday night.
CHEYENNE – After two days of debate – and nearly punting the bill to the interim for another year – the Wyoming Senate will be taking up legislation requiring extractive industries to pay ad valorem taxes on a monthly basis.
Concerns in the Wyoming Senate over gender reassignment surgeries threaten an effort to criminalize female genital mutilation that soared through the House.
CASPER — Wyoming’s leading utility filed an application with the state’s Public Service Commission on Monday to adjust its energy prices starting next year.
CHEYENNE — While no cases of the COVID-19 virus had been reported in Wyoming as of Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Mark Gordon hosted a news conference to update the public on the steps the state is taking to prepare in case of an outbreak.
GILLETTE — A Campbell County School District trustee is apologizing for sharing a Facebook post that prompted a strongly worded complaint from a former district teacher.