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Wyoming Health Department urges updated COVID-19 vaccination for enhanced protection

CASPER, Wyo. —​ The Wyoming Department of Health encourages everyone six months and older to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against potentially serious COVID-19 illness in the coming months. Recently updated COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed to providers in Wyoming. The WDH recommends checking on vaccine availability before visiting a specific local […]

Posted inWyoming

Wyoming Game and Fish recognizes ‘stewards of the land’

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For nearly 30 years, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has recognized landowners throughout the state who have demonstrated outstanding wildlife management and implemented habitat improvement and conservation techniques on their properties with the landowner of the year awards. These stewards of the land open access to research and recreation on thousands […]

Posted inStatewide

38-year-old man fatally shot in Converse County; investigation underway

CASPER, Wyo. — Late Wednesday, Sept. 13, at about 11:49 p.m., a 38-year-old man was shot in a Converse County residence near Douglas. Douglas Police initially secured the scene before handing it over to Converse County sheriff’s deputies, according to a press release by the Converse County Sheriff’s Office. First responders attempted life-saving efforts without […]

Posted inNational Park

Dan Stahler selected as leader of Yellowstone National Park’s Wolf Project

CASPER, Wyo. — Dan Stahler has been selected as the new leader of Yellowstone National Park’s Wolf Project. A 21-year veteran of the National Park Service, Stahler succeeds Doug Smith, who retired at the end of December 2022, according to a news release by Yellowstone National Park. “Dan is a proven leader with the scientific experience, […]

Posted inEducation

CyberWyoming’s student challenge focuses on safeguarding internet-connected medical devices

CASPER, Wyo. — CyberWyoming Alliance has announced a challenge aimed at students in grades 6–12 to enhance their understanding of internet-connected medical devices and their protection. The initiative aims to promote cybersecurity awareness and equip Wyoming’s youth with valuable employability skills. The third annual Cyber-In-A-Box School Video Challenge focuses on the subject of medical internet […]

Posted inGovernment

Gov. Gordon calls for more public meetings on electric rate increases

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Mark Gordon wants more public input on a proposed electric rate increase from Rocky Mountain Power. The Wyoming Public Service Commission is reviewing the proposed rate increase that would impact thousands of Wyoming people and businesses, according to a news release from the governor’s office. Rocky Mountain Power is the largest […]

Posted inOutdoors

NPS releases draft environmental impact statement for bison management at Yellowstone

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — The National Park Service recently released a draft environmental impact statement for a bison management plan at Yellowstone National Park. The draft EIS introduces a broad range of actions for managing bison inside the park. This plan allows the NPS to evaluate bison management based on new scientific information and […]

Posted inSports

UW Cowboys Suiaunoa, Tulafono named to Polynesian College Football Player of the Year watch list

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame has announced its 2023 Watch List for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award, and two Wyoming Cowboys have been named to the list. Junior linebacker Shae Suiaunoa and junior center Nofoafia Tulafono are both among this year’s candidates. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding […]