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Thursday second day in a row with more than 100 new coronavirus cases

By The Wyoming News Exchange A second day of increases of more than 100 in new confirmed coronavirus cases around Wyoming pushed the state’s number of active cases to new highs Thursday. The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily…

Gordon backs Barrasso’s Endangered Species Act amendments

By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon testified to a congressional committee in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday in support of legislation amending the Endangered Species Act that its proponents say would give…

Goat cull efforts off to smooth start

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — The ongoing effort to eradicate nonnative mountain goats from the Teton Range is predictably going slower using ground-based volunteer hunters than with a helicopter flying contracted gunners. Three…

Active coronavirus cases increase by 16 in Lincoln County; state death total hits 50

By The Wyoming News Exchange The number of Wyoming residents to die from coronavirus has grown to 50 with the death of a Big Horn County man, the Wyoming Department of Health reported Wednesday. Meanwhile, both the single-day number of…

Park sees uptick in visitors for August

By Leo Wolfson Cody Enterprise Via- Wyoming News Exchange CODY — Tourism has taken a rather meandering path in Cody this summer. After a slow early start, signs of recovery started to show in July and into August. Most notably,…

Wyoming jobless rate falls to 6.6%; energy-dependent counties still lagging

By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER  – Wyoming job-seekers are in better shape than they were five months ago, according to new data from the state’s Department of Workforce Services. But counties where energy jobs are…

Senators: Advance Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

———————— By Nick Reynolds Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Roughly half a year before the 2016 presidential election, Sen. John Barrasso justified Republicans’ decision to block a vote on then Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland by saying…

CWD found in new deer, elk hunt areas

SHERIDAN (WNE) –  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has confirmed two new hunt areas where deer and elk have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in the Sheridan Region. CWD was confirmed in Deer Hunt Area 25 in the…

Explosion, fire at Silver Eagle Refinery injure two 

EVANSTON (WNE) — Local emergency crews were kept busy over the weekend after a fire broke out at the Silver Eagle Refinery east of Evanston. According to a press release issued by Uinta County Fire and Ambulance, fire and emergency…

Laramie man charged with exploitation of children

————- RAWLINS (WNE) — A Laramie man was arrested in Rawlins earlier this week on a slew of charges that could mean spending the rest of his life in prison if convicted. Travis Wright, 48, was arrested Wednesday and charged…