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EOC announces Willard Community Shelter for those awaiting COVID-19 tests

CASPER, Wyo. —  The Natrona County Emergency Operations Center has announced the establishment of a facility at the former Willard school, that will serve as a “Community Medical Shelter,” during the coronavirus caused COVID-19 global pandemic. Willard will be the second such facility to be utilized as a Community Medical Shelter, the other facility, at […]

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Wyoming employers, health officials protect privacy of those positive for COVID-19

CASPER, Wyo. — When Casper Mayor Steve Freel announced that all who had attended two house parties last weekend had been directed to self-isolate after a healthcare worker who attended tested positive for COVID-19, some criticized the parties as irresponsible and said officials should reveal the identities of attendees. That won’t be happening. Both state […]

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Community Health Center’s Open and Offering Telehealth and Telephonics Options for Care

CASPER, Wyo. — Community Health Center would like to remind the public that we are open for business in the Casper, Riverton, Dubois & Lander locations. Please call our clinic first and a healthcare professional will conduct a phone screen to determine appropriate visit options. We are taking every precaution to protect you and our staff […]

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Homeless food and shelter needs rising; Wyoming Rescue Mission funding drops amid COVID-19

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Rescue Mission say that they have seen an increased demand for some services among the Casper area’s homeless population amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. “We are always concerned about the homeless community, and that has only increased during this time,” the mission’s Marketing & Events Manager Jenny Stedillie said in […]

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Wyoming Food Bank sees 100 percent increase in deliveries since COVID-19 shutdowns

CASPER, Wyo. – Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies has more than doubled its food deliveries across the state since early March. Director Tony Woodell, who calls the increase in demand “stunning,” says it’s a clear indicator of how the sudden shutdown of businesses is affecting people across the state. “Every community is impacted,” said […]

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NCSO warns of ongoing scam calls

CASPER, Wyo. —  The Natrona County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of an ongoing scam that investigators say they continue to receive reports of. “We have been receiving reports regarding a reoccurring and popular scam,” said Sgt. Taylor Courtney in an email to media April 17, 2020. “In this scam attempt, citizens are contacted by […]

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‘Extremely windy’ on I-25 near Chugwater, blowing snow, slick spots on I-80

CASPER, Wyo. — Both I-25 and I-80 are open across Wyoming but windy conditions and blowing snow are being reported in some areas as of 10:30 am Friday, April 17 I-25 near Chugwater is “extremely windy” with crosswinds from the west blowing snow across the interstate, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation Public Information Officer […]

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Two Wyoming State Hospital patients test positive for COVID-19, linked to WBI in Casper

Two patients recently transferred to the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus caused COVID-19, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. “Both adult females arrived Monday at WSH, a state-run psychiatric facility and part of WDH. They had been transferred from a Casper behavioral health facility that has been at […]

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Wyoming health official concerned about Trump’s suggestion to ease COVID restrictions early

President Trump mentioned western states while discussing his plan to ease restrictions intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 during a press conference on Thursday. The guidelines, titled “Opening Up America Again,” use three phases with specific state-by-state criteria that must be met before easing restrictions. Asked if the regulations of 30-day mitigation efforts to […]

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Students overcome internet, cell reception obstacles to participate in courses

The following was submitted by the University of Wyoming An academic landscape routed by coronavirus has agriculture students at the University of Wyoming adopting an “improvise, adapt and overcome” attitude. Undergraduate student Ty Paisley, who lives north of Wheatland, is listening to courses via podcast through Bluetooth in a tractor while working because COVID-19 doesn’t […]