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Local Hair Salons, Tattoo Parlors and Gyms Get Ready to Reopen Doors

Misty Peterson is getting ready for her second grand opening this Friday. After being shut down for more than a month, she and the other stylists at her Simply the Best Salon on E....
The Lasting Legacy and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette Wyoming.

Senior Centers, Nursing Homes’ Visitation could be Expanded Soon

The Lasting Legacy and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette.   Six months after senior centers and nursing homes implemented policies prohibiting visitation, residents may be reunited with their families. In a Facebook post Friday, Wyoming House Representative for...
COVID-19 Update

County Confirms Sixth COVID-19 Case

Campbell County Public Health has received confirmation of a sixth COVID-19 case, according to a release from CCPH on Thursday. The adult male is currently being quarantined at home, per CCPH, and it's not...
At the Good Samaritan Mission in Jackson, a community shelter, Blaine Tufte and Ricky, who declined to give his last name, stay an appropriate distance apart under guidelines that seek to stem the spread of COVID-19 infection. (Angus Thuermer, WyoFile)

‘Go home’: Experts Explain How and Why to Social Distance

At the Good Samaritan Mission in Jackson, a community shelter, Blaine Tufte and Ricky, who declined to give his last name, stay an appropriate distance apart under guidelines that seek to stem the spread...
Meat Processing

What Happened When Health Officials Wanted to Close a Meatpacking Plant, but the Governor...

By Michael Grabell, ProPublica On Tuesday, March 31, an emergency room doctor at the main hospital in Grand Island, Nebraska, sent an urgent email to the regional health department: “Numerous patients” from the JBS beef...
Bikers make their way to the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Surge in Local Cases Not Tied to Sturgis, Public Health Says

Bikers make their way to the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.   Ten new lab-conformed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Campbell County between Monday and Wednesday of this week in addition to one new hospitalization,...
Semi Trucks

Gov. Gordon Signs Executive Order to Expedite Delivery of COVID-19 Supplies

As more counties and states report shortages of COVID-19 supplies, Governor Mark Gordon signed an Executive Order Friday to speed up the delivery of COVID-19-related supplies to communities throughout Wyoming. Along with waiving size and...
Monika Johannsen-Yount

The Unstoppable Ms. Yount

How one grade school counselor’s resilience and unwavering positivity are lending daily encouragements and emotional support to students and their families during the COVID-19 outbreak and closures. As educators across the county scramble this weekend...

Superintendent Bragged About VA Review of Short-Staffed Soldiers Home. Two Months Later, 73 Veterans...

By David Armstrong, ProPublica On March 10, trustees of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts heard a glowing review of the facility’s operations. For the third year in a row, the home’s superintendent reported to...
Screenshot of Gov. Mark Gordon at press conference on the state's ongoing COVID-19 response Friday, April 3. H/t Cowboy State Daily.

Governor’s New Orders Ease Restrictions, $17 Million in CARES Act Funding Allocated for COVID-19...

Gov. Mark Gordon speaks at an April press briefing on the state's COVID-19 response.   Governor Mark Gordon announced Wednesday afternoon updated public health orders to ease restrictions on several Wyoming businesses and permit restaurants to...