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.
CHEYENNE – The coronavirus pandemic has hit Wyoming’s nonprofits on both ends – the cancellation of fundraisers caused a loss in funding, and the demand for services has increased as more people face financial hardships.
EVANSTON — For communities long dependent on the revenues and jobs created through coal production and coal-fired power plants, the rapid decline in coal’s share of energy production over the past decade is terrifying.
CASPER — Citing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the state Department of Health has withdrawn a proposal to add a new vaccine to the required list for school children.
CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon continues to get needed resources out to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts in Wyoming, according to a news release from his office.
CHEYENNE – As the coronavirus pandemic caused a nationwide shutdown, unemployment rates skyrocketed to unprecedented levels, with businesses closing their doors to help prevent the virus’ spread. By the end of March, initial unemployment claims in Laramie County had increased more than 1,000%.
CASPER — The number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Wyoming has steadily risen in recent days, as a recent spike in confirmed cases in the Equality State has continued into mid-July.
Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation agents in November raided an Albin hemp farm, operated by two people instrumental in legalizing the crop in Wyoming, court filings show.
BUFFALO — An unusually warm and dry spring continues to haunt local hay and cattle producers, with hay fields yielding lower tonnage per acre and rangeland showing signs of stress.
CARBON COUNTY – The Carbon County Public Health Department is facing cuts to its maternal child health program, according to head nurse Amanda Brown.
CHEYENNE – Wyoming prison officials announced Wednesday all inmates in the state’s correctional facilities will be tested at least once for COVID-19 starting next week.
Albany County’s planning and zoning board moved forward with recommending changes to regulations on wind energy on Wednesday designed to bring the county in line with state statute, but they haven’t ruled out even more stringent measures.
CASPER — Wyoming environmental regulators have approved a coal firm’s application to construct the state’s first new coal mine in nearly half a century.
U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney is the next member of the Wyoming delegation to face a bill to permanently fund a program that brought $23 million to Wyoming schools in 2016, a bill her Senate colleagues opposed.
CHEYENNE – Residents hoping to enjoy the wide range of Cheyenne Days, Legendary Nights events later this month may be allowed to have open containers of alcohol downtown on a few days as they enjoy the scenes.
CHEYENNE – Nearly every member of the Cheyenne City Council has endorsed a resolution asking Mayor Marian Orr to reconsider her decision to cancel this year’s Fridays on the Plaza events due to COVID-19 concerns, but the concert series remains unlikely to happen this summer.
ROCK SPRINGS — The city of Rock Springs launched HelloRS using Citibot technology, an interactive text messaging and customer service solution for civic engagement with government.
The Laramie City Council will consider a resolution at the next available meeting that would request Albany County officials work with the state to require the wearing of masks in public places.
PINEDALE — Figures released Monday by the Wyoming Economic Analysis Division report Sublette County collected 42% less sales and use taxes in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the previous year.