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COVID: 2020 Longmire Days to go ‘virtual’ this year

Crowds gather in a downtown Buffalo park during Longmire Days in 2013. (File)

Only a global pandemic could slow down Sheriff Longmire.

Longmire Days, the annual celebration of all things Longmire, has been canceled this year in Buffalo.

According to a post on social media, organizers said the event will still continue “virtually” in a digital form.

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The event will “move forward with virtual events, Longmire community watch parties, etc on August 13-16, 2020 (subject to change),” said the post.

The event will mark its 10th anniversary next year in 2021, according to the post, which organizers hope will be able to continue.

Longmire Days became an attraction in Buffalo after the success of Wyoming author Craig Johnson’s series on a small town Wyoming sheriff. The book’s fictional town of Durant was largely based on Buffalo. The books were turned into a TV series that ran six seasons.

“See you all on the trail – socially distanced, of course,” the post concluded.

The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:

What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email:

  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.