COVID-19

Lincoln Rogers gives his mom, Kristin Rogers, a low five after getting a math problem right on his homework on Nov. 15 at the Rogers’ home. In addition to being a mom of four, Rogers is also studying to become a nurse. Photo by Ethan Weston, Buffalo Bulletin.

BUFFALO — When Steve Rogers was hospitalized with COVID-19 last year, his wife, Kristin, was by his side in Billings for most of the 63 days. Steve has since mostly recovered but still struggles to breathe, so he's unable to work. Kristin, previously a stay-at-home mom who homeschooled their four...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — Sheridan County Public Health Response Coordinator Edward Hinzman reported Tuesday high levels of community transmission of COVID-19, as well as a high rank for COVID-19 in the community.  As of Tuesday, 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases were active and two probable cases were active....
CASPER (WNE) — More of Wyoming’s nursing home residents are getting sick and dying from COVID-19, new figures released Wednesday by the AARP show.  COVID cases occurred in state nursing homes at a rate of six per 100 residents during a four-week period that ended Oct. 23.  That is the third-highest...
JACKSON – While 90% of COVID-19 deaths in October were among Americans age 65 and up, that age group makes up only 16% of the nation’s population, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Even as the pandemic continues to take an especially high toll on the elderly, Jackson’s new...

Sarah Houghton, owner of South of Main, a new event space in Sheridan, gives a tour of the home on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.   Photo by Matthew Gaston, The Sheridan Press.

SHERIDAN —As people continue to gather more and more, one local business owner is offering a home in the heart of Sheridan as a setting for stress-free events. South of Main, a renovated historic home at 205 Coffeen Ave., is an “intimate event space” located in a restored 1903 home. “It’s cozy. I...
CASPER — What first emerged years ago as an unusual practice by the Wyoming GOP State Central Committee now illustrates the extent to which some members of the Republican Party have moved the post defining what it means to be a conservative in the state.  The GOP State Central Committee passed a...
BUFFALO (WNE) — An increase in acute cases of COVID-19, primarily from the county's long term care facilities, is keeping Johnson County Healthcare Center “fairly busy,” the hospital's chief of staff Dr. Ryan Ludwig told the hospital district board of trustees at its October meeting. “Recently,...
CASPER — Wyoming’s 2022 scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress dropped slightly from 2019, mirroring a countrywide trend of decreasing scores on the test following the COVID-19 pandemic.  National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing is administered every two years...
CHEYENNE — Just as they have in some other states and across the nation on average, scores on a college admissions test have dropped in Wyoming, recently released data show.  Nationally and locally, officials have said the COVID-19 pandemic has affected learning, and this has shown up in test...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — The rate of financial exploitation targeting older adults has more than doubled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from AARP. “This report illustrates how the pandemic created a number of shifts in the behaviors of older adults that criminals are...

News Letter Journal

News Letter Journal
14 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 40
Newcastle, WY 82701
Ph: (307) 746-2777
Fax: (307) 746-2660

Email Us

Facebook

Please Login for Premium Content