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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...
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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The Gillette City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to spend $65,000 to pay experts to reevaluate an outdated master plan for the Energy Capital Sports Complex (ECSC).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...
Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.). (Photo Francis Chung/E&E News)

Coal States Flex as Barrasso Seeks Senate Energy Gavel

By Nick Sobczyk, E&E Daily, E&E News Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso's decision to become top Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee will leave coal state lawmakers largely in charge of energy and environmental policy...
Sweetwater Swab Station

Wyoming Losing Care Options as COVID Floods Region’s Hospitals

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile The impacts of Wyoming’s COVID-19 surge are being exacerbated by spikes in neighboring states and the concurrent strain on the region’s healthcare resources. Demand for Wyoming’s scarce hospital capacity is expected to build,...
Gov. Mark Gordon

Millions Cut From State Budget, Gov. Gordon Calls for ‘Streamlined’ Budgeting Process

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon revealed his answer to the state’s funding crisis late Monday afternoon, which includes slashing $500 million from statewide agency funding. The supplemental budget, if approved by the state legislature, would satisfy...
Resource Guide capital building feature image, H/t WY Sate Legislature

Eight Applications for Edwards’ House Seat

The House District 53 seat held by Roy Edwards may not be vacant for much longer. As reported by the Associated Press, eight individuals applied to fill the vacancy created by Edwards’ death earlier this...
Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso is deciding whether to remain top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee or take that post on the Energy and Natural Resources panel. (Francis Chung/E&E News)

Barrasso Nears Committee Decision; Lee Waits in the Wings

By Emma Dumain and Geof Koss, E&E Daily, E&E News Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) signaled yesterday he isn't ruling out sitting tight atop the Environment and Public Works Committee in the next Congress, a move that...