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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...
Game and Fish is asking successful elk hunters in the 2020 CWD monitoring elk focus areas to get their elk tested. (H/t Wyoming Game and Fish Department)

CWD Found in Elk Hunt Area in Black Hills

An elk has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Elk Hunt Area 1 in the Black Hills, according to a release from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD). Elk Hunt Area 1...
Governor Gordon references the increase in COVID-19 related deaths in his fiery press conference Friday morning.

State Reports 17 More Deaths Related to Coronavirus

Seventeen more Wyoming residents have died from complications related to COVID-19, according to a Nov. 14 press release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). This brings the total of coronavirus-related deaths to 144. All...
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...
Governor Mark Gordon

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...
An oil and gas rig overlooking Wyoming's Wind River Range. (H/t Larry Zuckerman/BLM Wyoming)

Gov. Gordon Pledges Millions to Put Oil and Gas Workers Back to Work

Employment numbers within the oil and gas industry could improve as  Governor Mark Gordon pledges millions of dollars to complete new and sealed off old wells. The funds, up to $15 million, will come from...
COVID-19 Update

Governor Bringing in Additional Medical Personnel, COVID-19 Deaths Up

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced today a plan to utilize $10 million of CARES Act funds to bring additional medical personnel to Wyoming to assist the state’s healthcare professionals. Hospitals in Wyoming have seen...
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...