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Adult male missing after Palisades avalanche

The following is a release from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office. At approximately 5:40pm Friday evening April 3, Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Palisades area to a report of man missing in an avalanche.  The report came…

Governor, State Health Officer extend statewide Public Health Orders through April 30

• Governor also Directs 14-Day Quarantine for Travelers Arriving in Wyoming from another State or Country Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 30 to slow community…

Local health officials offer reassurances, dispel myths in wake of COVID-19

Assurances that the first positive COVID-19 test in Lincoln County is not “community-spread,” explaining the “evolution” in testing and triage, and dispelling myriad myths. All this and more was publicly discussed by local health officials this week as the virus…

Wyoming COVID-19 cases rise to 162, state lab limits testing

Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers Wyoming’s coronavirus case count grew to 162 on Friday morning, an increase of nine from the previous day. The Wyoming Health Department announced that as of 10 a.m. Friday, nine new cases were reported…

Wyoming News Briefs: April 3, 2020

Cheyenne officials eye liquor store deliveries CHEYENNE (WNE) – A few weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic’s local impact, city officials are eyeing a way to allow Cheyenne’s liquor stores to make deliveries – something already permitted in most other parts…

Bear Lake County residents reassured declaration of emergency is simply ‘proactive approach’

The Bear Lake (Idaho) County Commission has issued a Declaration of Emergency during the COVID-19 crisis. However, Commission Chair Vaughn Rasmussen reassured the citizens of the area that the declaration is simply a proactive approach for state or federal funding…

Star Valley Health Issues Statement Following First Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Star Valley

The following is a press release from Star Valley Health.  The first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Lincoln County Thursday evening, April 2.   Star Valley Health has confirmed its first positive test result for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on…

First Confirmed COVID-19 Case Reported in Lincoln County

The following is a press release from Lincoln County Public Health Lincoln County, WY – Lincoln County Public Health has received notification from the Wyoming Department of Health of the presence of the first case of COVID-19 in Lincoln County….

Filing process changes for Wyoming Unemployment Insurance

CHEYENNE — Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment claims in Wyoming have quadrupled. To meet that demand and better serve citizens seeking benefits, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) announced changes to its unemployment insurance claims filing…

Star Valley Health: 36 tests performed with 29 negative and 7 pending

As of 10:00 a.m. April, 2, 2020 there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County, WY. Star Valley Health has tested 36 patients for COVID-19 with 29 negative test results received and 7 test results pending. Star Valley…