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.
In March, as the COVID-19 outbreak began to ramp up in the United States, Dr. Andy Dunn found himself in conversation with his wife — also a physician — discussing how the disease could overwhelm the healthcare system in their home city of Casper.
The University of Wyoming will pay its 2,200 student workers through the end of the spring 2020 semester, an amount expected to total about $1.5 million, the school announced in a press release Wednesday. The news comes as part of the university’s $2 million initiative to provide students with “financial security” amid the COVID-19 crisis.
CHEYENNE – A few weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic’s local impact, city officials are eyeing a way to allow Cheyenne’s liquor stores to make deliveries – something already permitted in most other parts of the state.
BUFFALO — Advocacy groups are working to protect public input on critical environmental and land management decisions in a socially distanced world focused on slowing the spread of COVID-19.
POWELL — Still stinging over criticism of a construction project in the Newcastle area that ran well over budget, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has tabled two proposed employee housing projects.
CASPER — Wyoming’s mineral industries have asked Gov. Mark Gordon to consider mining and drilling operations “essential” activities in anticipation of further potential business restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.
CHEYENNE – On Wednesday, Black Hills Energy announced plans to donate $375,000 to coronavirus relief efforts across its eight-state service area, including $30,500 in Wyoming.
CHEYENNE – Cheyenne Frontier Days, the famous 10-day outdoor rodeo event, has been held every year since 1897. But as the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, that streak could be in jeopardy.
The number of Wyoming counties untouched by the coronavirus shrunk to seven on Thursday as the Wyoming Department of Health reported 13 new cases in seven counties, including the first case seen in Uinta County.
Laramie’s grocery store shelves are slowly starting to fill this week as stores adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic and a resulting wave of shoppers stocking up on shelf-stable food and cleaning supplies.
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.
CHEYENNE – 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.
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.
Teton County officials issued what they called a “stay at home” order for the county’s residents this week as the number of coronavirus cases in the county grew to 23.
CASPER — The ACLU last week asked Wyoming officials to call on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to temporarily cease raids used to deport undocumented immigrants. The request, made in an open letter addressed to Gov. Mark Gordon and prison officials, comes as part of what the Wyoming…
From musical performances and bear hunts to auctions designed to help struggling restaurants, Wyoming residents continue to step up to provide assistance to each other during the coronavirus epidemic.
CHEYENNE – Across the country, people from all walks of life have taken financial hits due to business closures, layoffs and hours reductions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
CHEYENNE – Shuttered schools, closed businesses and work-from-home mandates are the new normal in Cheyenne as people try to limit social interaction to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has already killed more than 2,000 Americans.
CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon vetoed four bills last week covering a wide range of issues, from medical treatment of infants born alive after an attempted abortion to the state’s still-possible purchase of several million acres of land in southern Wyoming.
The number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming tripled in the course of a week, but only 16 of those patients have been hospitalized, according to the state’s health officer.
A shortage of viral transport medium has slowed COVID-19 testing in Wyoming and nationwide. Now, at least one Wyoming doctor is working around the bottleneck by using a simpler, more common, CDC-backed, substitute: medical saline solution.