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Transportation Commission awards $62.7 million in contracts in September

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will pave 13 miles of Interstate 80 between Rock Springs and Rawlins to improve the surface. The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Interstate Highway Construction Inc., of Englewood, Colorado, a $20.8 million contract for the…

Thousand Books Before Kindergarten program now back up and running

◆ Book boxes back in local businesses. The Lincoln County School District 2 Education Foundation has reopened their 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program in the Star Valley community. Program book boxes were locked down last spring due to coronavirus containment…

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…

Star Valley Cross-Country runs at Rexburg

————— Star Valley Cross-Country traveled to Rexburg, Idaho on Thursday afternoon for the Madison Quad meet. In the Women’s race, Elanor Eddington of Idaho Falls took the top time with a race of 19:25, edging teammate Allison Lemons by 13…

Wyoming receives $43 million with federal literacy grant

◆ Statewide literacy task force will be launched. CHEYENNE (WNE) – Teachers could soon have a few more tools to promote reading in their classrooms, as the Wyoming Department of Education has received a federal grant totaling $43.3 million that…

Funeral services for Margene Warren

Funeral services for Margene Warren will take place Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. in the Afton 3rd Ward Building. A viewing will take place on Friday October 2, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20…

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…

Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing activated again for firefighting efforts

———— ◆ Aircraft and crew members to aid in fire supression. By State Public Affairs Office CHEYENNE -– The Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing has once again been activated by extension to support fire suppression efforts in California….

Fatal Crash East Of Sheridan, Wyoming

On September 21, 2020, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 3 on US 14 east of Sheridan, Wyoming.  At 6:22 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a one-vehicle rollover. A 1991 Ford F-350 was traveling eastbound on US…

Karli Galloway is a first grade teacher at Afton Elementary

◆ Creative a positive learning environment is key to classroom learning, Galloway says. Karli Galloway came to Lincoln County School District 2 in 2018 as a substitute for the school district while she completed her degree with Western Governors University,…