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 News    April 9, 2020 

Wyoming News Briefs

Gas prices drop almost 10 cents statewide in a week GILLETTE (WNE) - Wyoming gas prices have fallen 9.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.06 a gallon Monday. Prices have fallen below $2 a gallon in two counties, Albany at $1.762 and...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    April 2, 2020

Gordon OKs oil and gas tax break

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...

 

Treasure hunt

Delila, 5, (from left) Dominik, 11, and Jennifer Bieber find a COVID-19 treasure hunt package in Spirit Mountain Cave after following a series of clues from the COVID-19 Treasure Hunt Facebook group...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Make-A-Wish starts Messages of Hope campaign as wishes are postponed CHEYENNE (WNE) – More than 50 Wyoming kids with critical illnesses had pending wishes with the Make-A-Wish Foundation before the coronavirus spread across the U.S. Now, for the...

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    March 26, 2020

As business halts, workers brace for unemployment

CASPER — The phones at the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services office have been ringing off the hook.  Busy signals and hour wait times greet callers, even as 37 agency employees frantically answer desperate caller after desperate caller....

 

Drive-in services

Trinity Lutheran Pastor Kay Wittman gives a sermon at the American Dream Drive-In Theater in Powell on Sunday, Mar. 22 , after recently canceling services due to the growing threat of coronavirus....

 

Wyoming News Briefs

U.S. Attorney warns of COVID-related fraud RIVERTON (WNE) — The U.S. Attorney Mark A. Klaassen in charge of federal prosecutions in Wyoming is urging the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). “It is...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming legislators support daylight saving bill GILLETTE (WNE) – After years of debates in the Legislature, a bill to make daylight saving time permanent is on Gov. Mark Gordon’s desk awaiting his signature.  A year ago, a bill requiring at...

 
 By Joy Ufford    News    March 19, 2020

Wyoming Food Freedom celebrated as national model

PINEDALE – Far from our state lines, people celebrate the fact that Wyoming was the first in the nation to pass its Food Freedom Act – five years ago this month.  Added to that is the recent successful passage of Wyoming House Bill 84, “Food...

 

Airport changes name to reflect regional service

The Gillette-Campbell County Airport is undergoing a name change to reflect that it serves a larger area than its current moniker implies. According to a press release, the airport board has passed a resolution to change its name to Northeast...

 
 By Tom Hallberg    News    March 12, 2020

Jackson lab moves one step closer to ALS treatment

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 ro...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Coronavirus testing now available JACKSON (WNE) — If you live in Wyoming and think you have the coronavirus, you can now be tested in the state. However, health officials want patients to avoid exposing others in the process. Up until Thursday,...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    March 12, 2020

Oil price plunge raises questions about state economy

CHEYENNE — Oil prices worldwide suffered a major hit over the weekend, reaching a four-year low in the United States, and the rapid changes in the global economy could have major implications for Wyoming. U.S. oil prices were down by as much as...

 
 By Ray K. Erku    News    March 12, 2020

Motorists at shelter describe massive March 1 wreck

RAWLINS — By the time Fernando and Carlos saw the livestock trailer, it was too late. The two non-English-speaking motorists from Mexico quickly became another pileup statistic. Like many roads in Wyoming on Sunday, March 1, their lane was caked...

 

Most schools closed until at least April 6, coronavirus case raises concerns

Most of Wyoming’s schools announced extensions of their spring breaks on Sunday, closing their doors for three weeks in response to a recommendation from Gov. Mark Gordon and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. Meanwhile, state... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs

House restores funding for UW buildings LARAMIE (WNE) — In its last substantive vote of the week, the Wyoming House voted Friday afternoon to budget $50 million of state funds for construction projects at the University of Wyoming. That vote came...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    March 5, 2020

Elk numbers up at refuge

JACKSON — Numbers of wapiti drawn to the National Elk Refuge’s feed lines are up significantly this winter, with 8,095 animals counted during an assessment a week ago. The overall on-feed count is 11% greater than the 10-year average of 7314...

 
 By Carrie Haderlie    News    March 5, 2020

Legislator proposes way to end school lunch waste

SHERIDAN — One state legislator from Gillette was a school principal for years, and was always astonished at the amount of food wasted every lunch period. In the years since, schools across Wyoming have tried to reduce waste. Some do lunch time...

 
 By Kathryn Palmer    News    March 5, 2020

Governor wants review of 'what education means for Wyoming'

CHEYENNE - Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon wants education stakeholders to reevaluate what learning should look like across the state. “As resources begin to decline, it is critical that we work together to create one cohesive system that is integrated,...

 

A peek into history at the tip of your fingers!

Wondering what those historic markers along the highway are all about? Never have time to stop as you drive by at highway speeds? Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources announces a new and searchable Monuments and Markers Interactive Map...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    February 27, 2020

Interior secretary halts goat cull

JACKSON — The U.S. Secretary of the Interior directly intervened in an aerial goat cull underway in the Tetons last Friday, ordering Grand Teton National Park Acting Superintendent Gopaul Noojibail to “stand down.” David Bernhardt, who...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man dies after jumping from car SHERIDAN (WNE) — A Texas resident led Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers on a pursuit before jumping from a moving vehicle Feb. 21. The pursuit started near Sheridan on Interstate 90. WHP troopers were notified of a...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

UW provost a finalist for Texas job LARAMIE (WNE) — The University of Texas at El Paso announced this month that the University of Wyoming’s provost, Kate Miller, is a finalist for its Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs position. Miller...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    February 13, 2020

Experts: Legislature will need to spend money to save money

CHEYENNE — With the state Legislature’s budget session set to begin this week, lawmakers will likely spend hours debating how to address the state’s projected revenue shortfall. Yet some state officials and lawmakers hope part of that...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Injured ice climber rescued after fall CODY (WNE) — Search and rescue volunteers from Park and Big Horn counties rescued a fallen ice climber Saturday from an ice waterfall up the South Fork. The 42-year-old Billings ice climber was on the Broken...

 

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