CASPER, Wyo. – The state of Wyoming has reduced its number of employees by 274 since the budget crises started. The number was given by Wyoming Budget Department director Keven Hibbard during a live press briefing on Wednesday afternoon. Hibbard said the positions are “enterprise-wide” and consist mostly of full-time employees, but also include part-time […]
CASPER, Wyo — The Wyoming Department of Health added 46 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 during their daily update at 3 pm Wednesday, Aug. 26. That brings the total number of lab confirmed cases in Wyoming to 3,135, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Four new probable cases were reported Wednesday, bringing the total to […]
The Wyoming Department of Health announced an outline of the agency’s planned budget reductions for the current two-year budget period, and is describing the cuts as “difficult and unfortunate.” Wyoming’s governor asked all state agencies to prepare significant budget reductions for the 2021-22 biennium, which began July 1. Details on those cuts were released during a […]
The Department of Health, with the state’s largest budget, will see a 9% cut totaling approximately $90 million.
The Governor’s office says that Gordon plans to discuss the finalized state budget cuts and provide an update on the COVID-19 pandemic.
CASPER, Wyo. — Both University of Wyoming students living on campus who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered, according to UW’s Wednesday “Campus Health Summary” updates. One of these students had reportedly recovered Tuesday. 13 students not living on campus with a positive case of COVID-19 have also been reported as recovered since […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The Bureau of Reclamation’s Wyoming Area Office said on Wednesday that water levels at Guernsey and Glendo Reservoirs will be changed in September. The end of season drawdown will not take place until after Labor Day. “Reclamation will begin drawing down Guernsey Reservoir on the morning of September 8th, and the boat […]
A University of Wyoming graduate was one of five people who went through a naturalization ceremony hosted by Trump and played during the Republican National Convention event on Tuesday night. The pre-recorded ceremony featured people from Bolivia, Lebanon, India, Sudan and Ghana, and allowed Trump to read each person’s biography. President Trump said Neimat Awadelseid, […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District reminded parents and guardians on Tuesday that all students must register if they are going to ride the bus when school starts. “All student riders must register, even if your child rode NCSD Transportation in previous years,” NCSD said. “NCSD Transportation’s goal is to meet the guidelines […]
CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming man’s first black bear hunt is captured in an episode of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) “Brotherhood Outdoors” television series set to air the week of Aug. 31 on the Sportsman Channel. In the episode, “Dennis Tester, a 47-year union lineman from Bedford, Wyoming, follows the sounds of baying hounds through Idaho’s […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Two white-tailed doe deer have been found poached and left to waste north of Cody, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The illegally shot deer were found along Highway 120 “just south of the Heart Mountain Canal,” Game and Fish said on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Both were found about 30 […]
It appears summer is slowly coming to a close. School is starting (or will be) for many, Pumpkin Spice Lattes have officially returned, and the days are getting shorter. Although seasons change, the Breeze of the Oil City remains constant. Today, be sure to check out the Fishin’ for the Mission fly fishing tournament, meet the new Wyoming […]
August 25, 2020 by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Pandemic concerns, combined with worries over potential mail-in ballot delays due to cutbacks at the U.S. Postal Service, created a greater awareness of election processes and a greater sense of urgency to be counted, according to some local officials — with some unprecedented results. Perhaps the most notable outcome of […]
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CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council are working on proposed changes to the city’s dog tethering rules. Proposed changes to Casper’s animal care and control ordinance also contemplate a ban on feeding non-domesticated animals. Under Casper’s current rules, it is unlawful to tether a dog for more than two hours in a 24 hour […]
CASPER, Wyo. — People in Casper are able to raise up to six chickens (no roosters) within city limits, provided they follow the pertinent city regulations. Casper City Councilman Ken Bates has proposed that the council consider allowing people to raise six chickens or six ducks. Under the current rules, ducks are not permitted. Bates’ […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Casper City Councilman Ken Bates plans to attempt to introduce an amendment to Casper’s proposed feeding ban that would make an exception for people feeding feral cats and dogs. Casper doesn’t currently have a wildlife feeding ban, but the council are close to passing changes to the city’s animal care and control […]
CASPER, Wyo — About 2000 people attended the Town of Mills’s Summer Fest Saturday, August 22, as wildfire smoke filled the air and temperatures reached the mid-90s. Of those 2000 people, “not a single one of them” was in favor of making Southwest Wyoming Boulevard a 3-lane road, according to the newly-designated city’s economic development […]
CASPER, Wyo — Motorists on U.S. Highway 30-287 just south of Bosler are encouraged to stay alert and be prepared to slow down as crews work to clean up debris from a train derailment that Saturday morning, August 22. A release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) said cleanup efforts near mile marker 312 […]
CASPER, Wyo. — Kenzie Martini and mentor Elissa Ruckle presented a proposal to form a new “Casper Youth Council” as an official advisory board to the Casper City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Martini described the purpose and vision of the group to the council during their work session. The Casper Youth Council would advise […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council will hold a regular work session starting at 4:30 pm at the Casper City Hall. The council are set to discuss possible amendments to proposed changes to the city’s animal care and control ordinance. The final vote on the proposed ordinance changes was tabled last week because the […]
CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District said on Tuesday that the district will offer a public dashboard to provide “information related to COVID-19 impacts within the district” during the school year. The semester starts Sept. 2. The dashboard will be located on the NCSD website once it is live. The district is working […]
CASPER, Wyo — The Wyoming Department of Health added 21 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 during their daily update at 3 pm Tuesday, Aug. 25. That brings the total number of lab confirmed cases in Wyoming to 3,089, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). 10 new probable cases were reported Tuesday, bringing the total to […]