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White House selects Enzi, Barrasso and Cheney for task force to reopen economy

Wyoming’s U.S. Senators, Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, have agreed to serve on President Donald Trump’s task force dedicated to reopening the economy. The announcement was made Thursday, just about noon, in a joint statement from the Wyoming delegation. Differing opinions on closures and restrictions of some services have been simmering […]

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Over 500 invasive goldfish documented in Wyoming reservoir; likely illegally stocked

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department said on Wednesday, April 15 that over 500 invasive goldfish have been documented in Renner Reservoir near Hyattville. “The goldfish, likely the result of illegal stocking, will have far-reaching consequences to the newly rehabilitated reservoir and bass fishery,” Game and Fish said. A survey conducted on […]

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Three new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Natrona County announced Thursday

CASPER, Wyo. – Three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been announced on Thursday morning by the Casper/Natrona County Department of Health, bringing Natrona County’s total to 37. According to a release, the positive patients are being monitored and are self-quarantining along with immediate household members. No other information on the cases was provided. As […]

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Wyoming employers face worker-safety challenges during pandemic

April 14, 2020 by Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile WIth many employees still reporting for work during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers may have to adopt new measures to comply with regulations requiring safe workplaces. Employers have an obligation to protect workers from “recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm,” […]

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6,329 tests complete in Wyoming as probable and confirmed COVID-19 cases rise to 393

CASPER, Wyo. — Between the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory, commercial labs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 6,329 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Wyoming. Wyoming has a total of 393 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, including 288 laboratory confirmed cases and 105 “probable cases” as of Wednesday, April 15, according to […]

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5,730 Wyoming businesses, non-profits see over $706 million in COVID-19 related loans approved

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon said during a press conference on Wednesday, April 15 that 5,730 Wyoming businesses and non-profits have had loans approved and will receive over $706 million in support. Gordon said that banks in Wyoming have been working with their clients and the United States Small Business Administration to work […]

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Watch Live: Dr. Mark Dowell addresses public at Natrona County EOC COVID-19 briefing

CASPER, Wyo. —  Multiple agencies in the city of Casper and Natrona County, under the Emergency Operations Center, have announced that they will hold briefings throughout the week concerning public health related to coronavirus caused COVID-19. During the briefing for April 15, 2020; officials say that Dr. Mark Dowell, Natrona County Health Officer and infectious […]

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Governor instructs state agencies to prepare for COVID-19 budget impacts

As Wyoming continues to experience the direct and indirect fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Mark Gordon has instructed all state agency directors to identify opportunities to immediately reduce spending. According to a statement released by the Governor’s office the instruction is for the current budget year, which ends June 30, and into the […]

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Two Casper women awarded for volunteer work with the Girl Scouts

CASPER, Wyo. — Two Casper women have been awarded for their volunteer efforts with the Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming. Rita Wentz received a “Volunteer of Excellence” award and Rachel Collie received an “Outstanding Volunteer” award, according to the Girl Scouts’ Wednesday, April 15 announcement. “Rita Wentz has been awarded the Volunteer of Excellence,” the release […]