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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…

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…

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…

Swift Idol Audtions end May 25

◆ Hopefuls are down to final days to submit an entry. The 2020 Fall River Propane Swift Idol audition window is rapidly closing. Auditions opened on Friday, May 1 and will close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 25. Up…

Names in the News

The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University. Sheila Hunsaker, of Auburn, has earned a Master of Science, Educational Leadership degree. Julia Shumway, of Bedford, has earned a Bachelor of Science, Accounting degree.