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Sweetwater commissioners pass on mask resolution

—————— GREEN RIVER (WNE) — Responding to a recent increase in COVID-19 infections, the Sweetwater County commissioners debated a resolution mandating people visiting county buildings to wear masks while inside, ultimately passing it back to the county’s human resources office….

Riverton to add direct flight service to Denver

————– RIVERTON (WNE) — Amid worries about air-service cutbacks due to state and local budget reductions, Riverton Regional Airport instead will have its own daily, non-stop flight to and from Denver beginning Aug. 1. “That’s awesome,” Fremont Air Service Team…

Man accused of hitting wife with hammer

EVANSTON (WNE) — An Evanston man was arrested on charges of domestic battery and aggravated assault and battery early on the morning of Monday, July 6, after allegedly hitting his wife in the head with a hammer. John Rasmussen was…

Star Valley High School Alum named to James Wilson Fellows Class of 2020

◆ Justin Miller recognized for his prowess. Justin Miller, a 2011 graduate of Star Valley High School and son of Bryan and Jan Miller of Freedom, has been named as a member of the James Wilson Fellows Class of 2020….

Why Your Story Episode 4: Oceans vs Mountains

Travis Osmond and Mary Jo Parker take us with them on their craziest stories and experiences again this week with the Why Your Story Podcast, produced by SVI Media. In Episode 4, Travis and MJ debate which is better.  The…

U.S. Attorney asked to watch out for government overreach

By Clair McFarland Riverton Ranger Via- Wyoming News Exchange RIVERTON — The United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming has been asked by United States Attorney General William Barr to be vigilant against state or county public health orders…

Glimmer of hope for oil and gas industry; a welcome reprieve midst an energy crisis fueled by pandemic

By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — The price for a barrel of oil inched just over $30 Monday morning, a welcomed reprieve for oil and gas operators stuck in the midst of an energy crisis…

Kemmerer Foundation Fund awards over $100,000 in local grants

The following is a press release from the Wyoming Community Foundation LARAMIE- Nonprofits meet critical needs and add vibrancy to Wyoming’s communities. They also depend on donations and grants to fulfill their missions. The Wyoming Community Foundation (WYCF) is one…

Business variance forms to help local businesses begin process to reopen

A “business variance form” for currently closed businesses that would like to resume business while still meeting COVID-19 protocols is now available from Lincoln County Public Health, according to Stephen Malik, public information officer for Lincoln County Emergency Management. This…

Coronavirus count increases by 17, largely because of increased testing

Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased by 17 on Friday due largely to increased testing in Fremont County and on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The Wyoming Department of Health, in…