Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers
The word “hope” — surrounded by cut-out hearts — is spelled out on a house’s window. In addition to stuffed teddy bears being placed up and down Main Street, residents across Gillette have begun putting hearts in their windows as a symbol of hope during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CASPER — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a first-degree murder case against a Casper man on the basis of a new stand-your-ground law.
CHEYENNE -- As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to affect state residents in many ways, the Wyoming Department of Health is describing the best ways to apply for Wyoming Medicaid and who may be eligible.
CASPER — Coal production across Wyoming continued to tumble throughout the start of the new year, with output during the first quarter setting a new two-decade low, data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows.
CHEYENNE – The public may soon know exactly what Laramie County School District 1 found during its internal investigation into racist and homophobic flyers posted last year at Cheyenne’s McCormick Junior High School.
CHEYENNE – Two tables standing in the distilling room Monday morning at Pine Bluffs Distilling are surrounded by volunteers using pitchers to carefully funnel hand sanitizer into liter bottles from a nearby vat.
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.
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.
CHEYENNE (AP) — A Wyoming judge has ordered the release of a school district's investigative report on bullying and harassment at a junior high school in Cheyenne that was prompted by racist and homophobic flyers posted last year.
A COVID-19 Response Fund has been launched to support coronavirus preparation and equipment needs as residents contribute personal protective equipment, homemade masks and gowns, and financial contributions. Statewide numbers show that 212 people have contracted the virus and at least 50 hav…
MOUNTAIN VIEW — A single-vehicle rollover near Mountain View has claimed the life of a Colorado resident and injured a man from Green River.
GREEN RIVER — Cokeville Game Warden Neil Hymas is trading in his saddle and his “green truck” for his next adventure in life — retirement. Hymas, known by his radio call number of GF-34, has dedicated his lifelong career to conserving wildlife and serving people. He says his wildlife experie…
PINEDALE – The Bureau of Land Management Pinedale Field Office is seeking public comment on a proposed wetlands restoration project to address degraded historic beaver-created wetlands along Black Canyon Creek in the Dry Piney watershed. The two-week public scoping period began on Friday, April 3.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. government has agreed to pay $1 million to a Montana water district to settle a lawsuit over the amount of arsenic coming into its system from Yellowstone National Park.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- With the coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading, U.S. health officials have changed their advice on face masks and now recommend people wear cloth masks in public areas where social distancing can be difficult, such as grocery stores.
JACKSON (AP) — Cooper Hadaway and a couple of friends were sitting around one afternoon last week, cloistered by coronavirus, when a mountain lion stepped into view through the back door of their Henry's Road home.
CHEYENNE (AP) — Across the state of Wyoming, there are web developers who specialize in coding mobile applications, makers who use 3D printers to bring ideas to life and mapping professionals who use GIS to show data visually.
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Sweetwater County increased to five on Saturday, though we only knew of four at the time of filming. Private lab results identified a Green River woman in her 40s and a Rock Springs man in his 30s, who are both in good condition and self-is…
ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County health care agencies were notified again Saturday, April 4, by a private lab that Sweetwater County has its fifth case of COVID-19. The county’s fourth case was announced earlier in the day.
ROCK SPRINGS -- Following Gov. Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist's extension of the three existing statewide health orders through April 30 to slow community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect lives, Sweetwater County School District No. 1 reminded the publi…
SWEETWATER COUNTY — People have until April 30 to submit comments on proposed changes to wild horse management on checkerboard lands in southwest Wyoming that could potentially lead to the removal of about 74% of the wild horses in four herd management areas (HMAs), including all those in th…
CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 30 to slow community transmission of coronavirus or COVID-19 and protect lives.
CASPER — Thousands of Wyoming workers filed for unemployment insurance benefits last week as the economic fallout fueled by the spread of the coronavirus worldwide continues to shut down businesses, according to new data released by the Department of Workforce Services.
SWEETWATER COUNTY — This week Sweetwater County’s confirmed COVID-19 count grew to three as Wyoming remained the only state without a known death of a coronavirus patient. The Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center included a message for “friends and neighbors” in the daily b…
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.
As coronavirus cases and unemployment cases rise, Wyoming remains the lone state without a reported COVID-19 fatality. Sweetwater County officials answered questions about local preparations including what plans are in place in case there is a patient overflow at hospitals and what is being …
SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center released new information on COVID-19 cases in Wyoming and the county in its Thursday, April 2 daily situation report.
CHEYENNE -- Because of testing supply issues, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is limiting testing available through the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the department's established priority patients and situations.
CHEYENNE -- With coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) impacting many aspects of daily life, the Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS) wants residents to remember children and parents need additional support and understanding during times of increased stress.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Major construction projects moving forward along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico are raising fears that the coronavirus could race through temporary camps and workers could spread it to nearby rural communities that would not be able to handle an outbreak.
Wyoming is 26 days away from a peak daily COVID-19 death rate of four people per day and could see a total of 143 deaths through Aug. 4, 2020, a statistical model used by a University of Washington researcher predicts.
ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County health care agencies and officials were notified Wednesday, April 1, by the Wyoming Department of Health that Sweetwater County has its third case of COVID-19.
CHEYENNE – Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are being asked to social distance themselves and stay home. For domestic violence survivors, this advice can turn deadly.
CHEYENNE — In support of national and state efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the upcoming wild horse adoption at the Rock Springs wild horse facility scheduled for April 24-25 has been postponed.
SHERIDAN — Among the events requiring drastic adaptations since COVID-19 swept across the U.S., Wyoming's Democratic presidential preference caucus switched to a 100% mail-in voting process. Senatorial candidates say the voting process will likely remain sound but not unchallenged in the com…
CASPER — Local, state and national leaders have all urged residents to avoid public areas and avoid in-person interactions as the novel coronavirus continues to spread. Compound that social isolation with the uncertainty brought about by a pandemic, and it could have a severe impact on a per…
Law enforcement agencies across the state report that calls and crime have slowed down, so far, as many businesses remain closed, jobs remain in jeopardy and citizens self-isolate to stem the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
School closures prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic are putting teachers, administrators, parents and students to the test statewide.
Contact tracing quickly followed the report of the second confirmed case of the coronavirus in Sweetwater County. Officials say at least 50 people in the county are symptomatic and in quarantine awaiting test results or are not feeling ill but are voluntary self-isolating. Wyoming's confirme…
SWEETWATER COUNTY — The two cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County are likely tied to cases in Natrona County, and more than 50 area residents are in quarantine or are self-isolating.