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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Obituaries | Gillette, Wyoming

House Candidate Dies Prior to Election

Wyoming House District 53 Representative Roy Edwards passed away earlier today, according to two high-level government officials. Edwards was born and raised in Campbell County. He served on the Gillette City Council and Campbell County...
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Unofficial Campbell County Election Results

The results are in and there are a lot of races that went exactly as was expected. There were, however, a few upsets. The complete results are below. General Election Unofficial Results Total Ballots Cast: 19,733 *...
Campbell County Memorial Hospital

Feds and National Guard to Assist with COVID-19 Response, 21 More Dead

As COVID-19 related hospitalizations continue to grow in Wyoming, Governor Mark Gordon today announced a “three-pronged approach to provide additional support to Wyoming medical facilities.” Under the plan, Wyoming will receive support from the U.S....
Campbell County Public Health building in Gillette (County 17 Photo/Taylor Helton)

COVID-19 Cases Up 894% in County, Resources Strained

A spike in new coronavirus cases both in Campbell County and throughout the state has put a major squeeze on public health's ability to carry out contact tracing. In a Tuesday release from Campbell County...
County Commissioners Meeting - Bob Maul

Commissioners Approve Mask Mandate for County Employees

Update: This story was updated with new information received from the Wyoming Department of Health. There are now 12 counties with mask mandates and two additional counties have pending applications. Masks are now mandatory for county...
Governor Mark Gordon addresses the public detailing the state's response to the ongoing pandemic during a COVID-19 press conference earlier this year.

County Health Officers Join Ranks to Ask Governor for Mask Mandate

County health officers from around the state, including Campbell County, have formally joined forces to ask Governor Mark Gordon to recommend a statewide mask ordinance in the wake of soaring COVID-19 numbers throughout Wyoming. In...
Campbell County Public Health building in Gillette (County 17 Photo/Taylor Helton)

Half of Public Health Staff Out with COVID-19, More Mask Orders Statewide, 1,000+ Active...

Campbell County Public Health has quite literally been overrun by COVID-19. Campbell County Public Information Officer Ivy McGowan confirmed earlier today that Public Health currently has half of its staff out of the office due...
Gov. Mark Gordon

Wyo. GOP Passes Resolution Opposing State of Emergency

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile As Wyoming’s COVID-19 crisis reaches a fever pitch, the Wyoming Republican Party’s governing body passed a resolution calling on Gov. Mark Gordon to rescind his declaration of a state of emergency. Gordon's...

Edwards’ Son Describes How COVID-19 Came on Quickly

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile Rep. Roy Edwards’ battle with COVID-19 lasted a little more than two weeks before he died in Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, his son Mitch Edwards said. Though the family did not immediately...
Emotions were high as Governor Gordon urged residents to stop being 'knuckleheads' and 'get our heads in the game' during his press conference Friday morning.

“We Need to Wake Up,” Gov. Gordon Says

A state-wide mask mandate has not yet been implemented, but one could be on the way as Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon promises more restrictive changes in the coming weeks. “It’s time that Wyoming woke up...