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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...
Seedskadee Sage Grouse

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...
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...
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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...
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...
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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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,...