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Wyoming unemployment rose to 9.2% in April; job losses seen across the state and in every major industry

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 3.8% in March to 9.2% in April. Given the large number of layoffs and other economic disruptions…

Unique Kemmerer High School Graduation to take place Saturday

Kemmerer High School will still honor its seniors with a special graduation ceremony on Saturday at 1 P.M. School principal, Shawn Rogers, says they want to do something special to honor the students while also following health guidelines amid the…

Coronavirus cases up by 30 over weekend

By The Wyoming News Exchange The number of confirmed coronaviruses diagnosed in Wyoming since the illness reached the state in mid-March grew by 30 over the weekend to total 638 on Sunday. The Wyoming Department of Health, in its regular…

Idaho Fish and Game have been stocking up, preparing for memorable Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day Fishing Guide Fish and Game crews have been stocking fish around the state, and more will be added before the holiday weekend. Due to COVID-19, Memorial Day will be memorable in ways people hadn’t anticipated, but fishing will remain a…

Wyoming Business Council’s upcoming webinar to update agriculture producers on food assistance program (CFAP)

The Wyoming Business Council will host an informational webinar to update agriculture producers on the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) grants at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 via Zoom. The grant program will help producers who suffered commodity…

Yellowstone National Park reminds boaters/anglers to drain, clean, dry boats and equipment

Mammoth Hot Springs –  Yellowstone National Park encourages the public to get ready for boating and fishing season, which began today, Saturday, May 23, 2020. Boaters and anglers should clean, drain, and dry all boats and equipment prior to arriving in…

Cheney defends U.S. intent to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty

Washington – Wyoming Congresswoman House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY), who also serves on the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement (see full text) after the Trump Administration announced its intent to withdraw from the Treaty on Open…

(Video) 2020 LDS Seminary Graduation

SVI Media is coordinating with both the Thayne and Afton LDS Stakes for the 2020 Seminary Graduation. Due to concerns with COVID-19 this is not a typical graduation ceremony. Join the graduates via video courtesy of SVI Media. The broadcasts…

Paper, new or DIY: Bagging groceries in the COVID era

By Rebecca Huntington Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Grocery shoppers in Jackson can still use their own bags. They just have to bag their own groceries if they do. Otherwise, shoppers can choose paper bags, for…

NTEC furloughs 93 hourly workers, 8 salaried from Antelope mine

By Gillette News Record Staff Via- Wyoming News Exchange GILLETTE — More than 100 Antelope coal mine workers lost their jobs Thursday morning when Navajo Transitional Energy Co. furloughed 93 hourly employees and laid off eight salaried staff. The furloughs…