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COVID Puts Strain on County Detention Center

Coronavirus-related restrictions in state penitentiary facilities have slowed the intake of prisoners, resulting in a higher jail population that could further strain the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), officials say. Approximately 30 prisoners in the...
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Statewide COVID-19 Related Deaths Rise to 257

Twenty-seven more Wyoming residents have died of complications stemming from the coronavirus, including three in Campbell County that occurred last month, according to a Thursday afternoon release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). This...
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Conservatives Form Freedom Caucus to Challenge House GOP

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile Conservative members of the Wyoming House of Representatives have created a caucus to negotiate with House Republican leadership, two members of the group told WyoFile this week. The group calls itself the Wyoming...
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State Unveils New Grouse Rules as Feds Again Ease Protections

By Angus M. Thuermer, Jr., WyoFile Wyoming officials last week established the framework for a system to offset destroyed greater sage grouse habitat even as the federal government diluted protections for the imperiled species. Wyoming now has...

Gov. Gordon Allots $15 Million More to Revive Energy Industry

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced last week his plans to increase funding for the Energy Rebound Program up to $30 million, translating to more projects and jobs in the Wyoming energy industry over the...
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WDH Reports 15 More Coronavirus-related Deaths

Fifteen more Wyoming residents have died of complications stemming from COVID-19, according to a Tuesday afternoon release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). This is on top of 38 additional residents – including five...
DMAT member Linda Paquette returns to the COVID-19 unit at Campbell County Memorial Hospital on October 25, 2020.

Disaster Medical Assistance Team “a Godsend”

While most of Campbell County was enjoying Thanksgiving with family, members of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Connecticut 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) were at Campbell County Memorial Hospital...

Wyoming’s Unemployment Improving, Study Says

Wyoming has one of the fastest recovery rates for weekly unemployment insurance claims in the U.S., according to a recent study from the personal finance website WalletHub. Despite the number of unemployment insurance claims increasing...

WGFD Spending Thousands to Provide Water for Livestock

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is using $340,000 in grant funding to improve range conditions on private properties northeast of Gillette and in the Thunder Basin National Grassland. The funds are providing additional...
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Game & Fish Advances Power-Trap Ban, Select Trail Setbacks

By Angus M. Thuermer, Jr., WyoFile Wyoming Game and Fish commissioners moved Tuesday to ban large power snares as part of a suite of potential changes to trapping regulations. Department employees will draft a large power-trap regulation...