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6.5 quake hits 45 miles west of Challis, Idaho

A major 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook virtually the entire Gem State Tuesday evening, and aftershocks continued well into the evening. The original quake happened just before 6 p.m. and originated about 45 miles west of Challis, and 20 miles northwest…

Wyoming coronavirus up to 120 cases, only 16 hospitalized

Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers Wyoming’s coronavirus case count grew by 25 on Tuesday to total 120 with the detection of new cases in eight counties. The Wyoming Department of Health reported new cases were detected in Campbell, Fremont,…

What you need to know about the economic stimulus bill

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Support (CARES) Act in an effort to bolster the nation’s economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.   The bill will put money directly into the bank accounts of…

Governor signs Executive Order allowing alcohol sales with pick-up food orders

Governor Mark Gordon has signed an Executive Order (EO) permitting restaurants and bars and grills with a Wyoming liquor license to sell malt beverages and wine with take-out and curbside food orders. The expanded privileges, effective immediately, will help businesses…

Wyoming coronavirus cases up to 95, only 16 hospitalized

Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers The number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming tripled in the course of a week, but only 16 of those patients have been hospitalized, according to the state’s health officer. Dr. Alexia Harrist, speaking during…

Total COVID-19 cases in Idaho now at 430

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. Three Idaho counties reported their first positive tests for coronavirus on Monday and the statewide total saw its largest single-day jump, with 109 new confirmed cases for a total…

Winter storm warning for western Wyoming

Portions of Teton and Lincoln counties could receive snow on Tuesday March 31 according to the National Weather Service. “Significant snow will occur through this evening over far western Wyoming today,” an alert from the Riverton Weather Station stated. “Wet…

Jackson Hole Airport employee tests positive for COVID-19

On the evening March 29th, the Jackson Hole Airport became aware of an employee who had tested positive for COVID-19. This employee is currently in self-isolation, and notifications have taken place with appropriate agencies.  Because the employee notified Airport staff…

Food Pantries coming to the valley

BY JULIE DOCKSTADER HEAPS Pitching in to help is “who we are in Wyoming,” First Lady Jennie Gordon said during a recent video press conference from Cheyenne. “I’ve always said, everyone is one emergency from being in need of help,”…