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Week 36: The Pandemic in Wyoming From Nov. 14-20

By Katie Klingsporn, WyoFile A spate of Wyoming counties sought and received mask mandates this week as COVID-19 continued its record-breaking spread in the state. Gov. Mark Gordon deployed resources to overwhelmed hospitals and tightened some...

City of Gillette Offices, Municipal Court Close Until Further Notice

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the City of Gillette will be taking the following measures, according to a release from the city Monday morning: Tuesday's Regular City Council meeting is canceled....
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Wyoming’s Long Road to Economic Recovery

A long, stormy road ahead. (David Klingham/FlickrCC) By Michael Madden, WyoFile In Wyoming, as well as the rest of the country, we can now reflect back on the recent process of shutting down the economy. It...
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We Still Don’t Know How Many People Are in the Hospital With COVID-19

By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica   Late last month, Vice President Mike Pence sent a letter to administrators of the nation’s 6,000 hospitals requesting a favor. He asked them to complete a form each day with data on...
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Winter With COVID Poses Next Hurdles for Wyo Tourism

By Katie Klingsporn, WyoFile On Thanksgiving Day, skiers loaded the lifts at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for the first time since the resort closed March 15 — an end nearly a month ahead of schedule due...
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Seeking Immunity

One reporter’s failed quest to prove she had COVID-19 The gray-haired man standing before me in line seemed visibly shaken to hear the news. Standing at the counter in the waiting room at High Desert...
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Truckers ‘Proudly’ Drive on Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

A truck heads east on Interstate 80 outside Laramie. (Andrew Graham/WyoFile)   By Andrew Graham, WyoFile.com   On his weekly runs across the country, commercial truck driver Medi Agha is doing his best to stay in social isolation,...
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Unemployment Down, Jobs Up, Per Workforce Services

Things are getting better. That’s the official word from Gillette Workforce Center Manager Rick Mansheim, who says that from an employment standpoint, the local economy is improving but not up to speed quite yet. For...
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WDH Lists Four More COVID-19 Deaths

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has added four people to the state’s coronavirus death total, according to a Monday press release from the department. The deaths included an older Natrona County woman with underlying...
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Five COVID-19 Cases Reported in Campbell County as Numbers Rise Across State

Less than two weeks ago, Campbell County reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus sweeping the U.S. and the globe. On Wednesday, that number rose to five. The...