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COVID-19

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...
The Wyoming State Capitol at night. (Mike Vanata/WyoFile)

Proposed Budget Cuts Pound Public Services

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile Gov. Mark Gordon last week sent proposed budget cuts to the Wyoming Legislature that slash public services and weaken the already thin safety net supporting Wyoming’s most vulnerable. In a press release accompanying...
House District 53 candidates for the vacancy created by the death of Roy Edwards before the Campbell County Commission meeting on Nov. 23, 2020 (GPA TV).

Edwards’ Replacement Picked

After three hours of interviews and discussion, Campbell County Commissioners unanimously selected Chris Knapp to replace former Representative Roy Edwards in the Wyoming House of Representatives. Edwards passed away on Nov. 2, one day before...
Republican illustration on American flag.

Republicans Advance Three Candidates to Fill House Seat

Members of the Campbell County Republican Party Central Committee Thursday selected three names to advance to the Campbell County Board of Commissioners to fill the vacant House District 53 seat. The vacancy was created by...
Front entrance of Gillette College Old Main (file photo).

Gillette College District Advances To Next Step

The Wyoming Community College Commission (WCCC) just unanimously approved moving forward the application for the formation of the Gillette College Community College District. The application package will now go to the Wyoming Legislature which must...
An eagle statue outside of City Hall.

City to Invest Further in Energy Capital Sports Complex

The Gillette City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to spend $65,000 to pay experts to reevaluate an outdated master plan for the Energy Capital Sports Complex (ECSC). City Spokesperson Geno Palazzari advised in a follow-up...
Eric Barlow, one of the final speakers during the public hearing, addresses the NWCCD Board of Trustees on July 1st.

Rep. Barlow Elected Speaker of the House, Committee Assignments Finalized

Representative Eric Barlow will be the new Speaker of the House as legislators nail down committee assignments and elect leadership to fill top positions as they prepare to convene for the 66th Wyoming Legislature...
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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...

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...