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 By Tom Coulter    News    September 23, 2020 

Masks protested at Capitol

CHEYENNE – Roughly 30 Wyomingites gathered on the grounds of the state Capitol at noon Thursday to protest against the requirements for children to wear masks in school. The protestors came from across the state to demonstrate against school...

 
 By Kathryn Palmer    News    September 23, 2020 

Health officials: Masks are key for schools

CHEYENNE – After at least one teacher and one student at McCormick Junior High School tested positive for COVID-19 last week, the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department is urging continued use of face masks among all students and staff....

 

State may ease liquor restrictions

CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers are considering allowing the shipment of Wyoming-made liquor across state lines as a part of a package of bills allowing greater flexibility for the state’s small distillers amid mounting economic challenges brought on...

 

Lusk man featured on Discovery Channel show

LUSK – Todd Hoelmer's spot on Main Street is not a visible one. The white structure looks like an abandoned garage at first glance. Step inside, and it still looks that way, thanks to remnants of a...

 

Potential seen by Occidental land owners

CASPER — The new owners of 5 million combined acres of land and mineral rights in southern Wyoming say they plan to pursue opportunities to expand renewable energy development in addition to existing drilling and mining activity — a potential...

 

State sees 58 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

An increase of 58 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming on Tuesday — including 18 new cases in Albany County — pushed the number of active cases in the state up by 36. The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    September 9, 2020

Powder River Basin set to produce less than 200M tons of coal

GILLETTE — Under the right circumstances, carbon under pressure produces diamonds. But the intense pressure from multiple fronts now squeezing Powder River Basin coal is crushing the industry. Already struggling with weakening demand for U.S....

 

Resolution against health orders gets rejected by Carbon County

GILLETTE — Campbell County Commissioners will not adopt a resolution against the state’s coronavirus public health orders. At a directors meeting Monday, Commissioners Del Shelstad and Colleen Faber said they had received questions from residents...

 
 By Isabella Alves    News    August 26, 2020

Legislators pass COVID-19 immunity bill

CHEYENNE — A bill concerning immunity and liability during a pandemic was approved to be sponsored by the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee in the upcoming legislative session. The bill was brought up in light of the COVID-19 pandemic because...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    August 26, 2020

Mayors push lawmakers to consider tax options amid budget crisis

CHEYENNE – With Wyoming facing a projected $1.5 billion revenue shortfall over the next two years, a few mayors from across the state asked lawmakers Monday to start seriously considering new taxation options. In response to the budget crisis ...

 

The hacker's Brief: Fake Blue Cross emails reported

(Publisher’s note: This column covers a variety of digital scams reported throughout Wyoming and is being printed to help residents identify potential scams before they occur.) Anthem Blue Cross Fake Email: An email claiming to be from Anthem Blue...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    August 12, 2020

State readies for unique election

CASPER – As COVID-19’s interruptions on everyday life began stretching into the late-spring and early summer, voters around the country began looking toward their upcoming elections – and a pivotal presidential election in November – with...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    August 12, 2020

Foresters try to keep up with demand

JACKSON - It was mid-morning when Lesley Williams Gomez's Bridger-Teton National Forest pickup truck inched up onto the sagebrush to make room along the seldom-traveled, graveled northern stretch of...

 

16 hurt in balloon crash

JACKSON - Three hot air balloons carrying dozens of people lost control Monday morning and came to a crashing halt in a field near Teton Village. The multi-balloon incident is under investigation by...

 
 By Allayana Darrow    News    August 5, 2020

Minerals committee moves to support big business

SHERIDAN — A bill to create a relief program for businesses with 100 employees or more passed through the Wyoming Legislature Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee Tuesday. Rep. Donald Burkhart, R-Rawlins, said the program...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    July 29, 2020

Well cleanup may spur jobs

Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — The COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding collapse in energy markets have wreaked havoc in the oil and gas sector. An estimated 76,000 direct oil and gas jobs were slashed across the U.S. from...

 
 By Kathryn Palmer    News    July 29, 2020

Footage aids in acquittal

CHEYENNE -- Laramie County District Judge Steven Sharpe acquitted Michael Abrams of two felony counts of attempting to injure a police officer Thursday afternoon. “The system worked in this case,” Robert Moxley, Abrams’ attorney, told the...

 
 By Ethan Sterenfeld    News    July 29, 2020

Feds: Laramie research nonprofit lied to get $500k in grants

LARAMIE — The federal government is investigating the Western Research Institute, a Laramie-based nonprofit, for making false claims to win more than $500,000 in research funding between 2015 and 2018, according to a document obtained by the...

 
 By Joel Funk    News    July 22, 2020

Pro-police marchers rally in Laramie

LARAMIE — Dozens of American and Blue Lives Matter flags flew at the corner of Third Street and Grand Avenue Saturday as pro-police demonstrators filled the intersections’ four corners. The demonstration was loosely organized by local citizen...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 15, 2020

Tensions with China may impact land deal

CASPER — If Wyoming plans to double down on minerals to save its future, then trona – one of the Equality State’s most critical natural resources – is probably its safest bet. Worldwide, Wyoming stands as one of the world’s richest stores...

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 15, 2020

University expects 20% enrollment drop this fall

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming is expecting to have about 1,900 fewer students enroll this fall than were enrolled at the university in fall 2019. UW had 6,212 undergraduates enroll for fall 2019 and, according to preliminary headcounts, that...

 

State budget cut by $250 million

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon has signed off on more than $250 million in state budget cuts that includes furloughs and layoffs for state employees, a significant hit to senior services and a $90 million reduction to the Department of Health amid a...

 

Recoveries outnumber new COVID cases Tues.

By The Wyoming News Exchange The number of confirmed coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the illness was first detected here in mid-March grew by 29 on Tuesday. However, the number of recoveries seen in all the cases recorded since the pandemic...

 
 By Tom Hallberg    News    July 8, 2020

Jackson man survives 88-day COVID battle

JACKSON - Eighty-eight days. That's how long Anthony Parker spent in the hospital. He first felt sick with symptoms that didn't mirror a typical cold or flu on March 30. "The last thing I remember, I...

 

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