COVID-19

Wyoming sees first coronavirus death   Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers   Wyoming recorded its first death attributed to the coronavirus Monday. Gov. Mark Gordon and Sean McCallister, chief executive officer for the Johnson County Healthcare Center, both confirmed that the person who...
From the Wyoming Department of Health A hospitalized Johnson County man previously identified as being infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has died, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The older man had health conditions that put him at higher risk of severe illness...
Economic comeback from virus effects ‘fairly long process, ’ says state legislator   By Clair McFarland The Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — Wyoming’s recovery from the economic fallout caused by coronavirus will depend on mindset, says State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander.  “It’ll be hard...
State’s jobless fund among strongest; study finds it could sustain current claim levels for 321 weeks   By Nick Reynolds Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — As record numbers of workers across the United States are forced to apply for unemployment benefits as a result of the...

The treasure chest recently stashed by Corey Zielmann and his family features a host of materials that could come in handy for anyone stuck at home — including toilet paper and paper towels.  Photo by Mark Davis, Powell Tribune.

Powell residents fight boredom with treasure hunts   By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — Isolated in Powell, Corey Zeilmann wanted to get his family outdoors for some fun and exercise while practicing social distancing.  When the family of four found a hidden treasure...
Millions of coronavirus-related supplies yet to be delivered to Wyoming   By Seth Klamann Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — More than 2.4 million gloves, masks, gowns and other coronavirus-related supplies requested by Wyoming have yet to be delivered by the Federal Emergency...
Governor requests disaster declaration, number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rises to 230   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE - Gov. Mark Gordon signed a letter Wednesday requesting a disaster declaration from the federal government to help Wyoming as the state...
Coronavirus cases up to 230, Gordon asks for limit on fishing licenses   Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers   Gov. Mark Gordon is asking the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission to suspend the sale of short-term fishing licenses to out-of-state residents as a way to discourage travel to the...

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Avery Chick took photo opportunities with both conductor Gary Packwood, who shared his inspirational story of continuing to conduct despite loosing a hand, and his choir instruction, Jan Ellis, who made the trip with Chick and his father David. 

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   What began as an exciting experience for Newcastle High School sophomore Avery Chick soon turned south as concerns over the novel COVID-19 virus ended his trip early to Spokane, Washington, to attend the Northwest American Choral Directors Association Regional Honor...
A s I thought about what to write about this month, it seemed almost trite to talk about politics as usual.  That is not to say that there are not things to talk about, as our legislative session, oil prices, and our current international health crisis provide more than enough fodder.  However,...

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