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Gas prices drop almost 10 cents statewide in a week

GILLETTE (WNE) – Wyoming gas prices have fallen 9.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.06 a gallon Monday. Prices have fallen below $2 a gallon in two counties, Albany at $1.762 and Natrona at $1.812, according to…

Star Valley virus cases not ‘community spread,’ says health official

BY JULIE DOCKSTADER HEAPS The four currently confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lincoln County were not the result of “community transmission,” Star Valley Health CEO Bren Lowe told SVI Media this week. “All of those cases [which are within Star…

Land deal still on state’s radar despite pandemic

By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – A lot has changed since Gov. Mark Gordon announced earlier this year that the state was exploring a deal to buy roughly a million acres of land in…

Senator John Barrasso discusses federal response to COVID-19 and CARES Act

U.S. Senator for Wyoming John Barrasso says the federal government has been diligently working to try and save as many lives as possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic and how the CARES Act is a lifeline to the struggling economy. He…

Downturn hits livestock markets

By Brady Oltmans  Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Livestock markets were worrisome at the beginning of the week. On Wednesday they plunged even lower, causing unrest to producers and experts alike. Live cattle contracts for April, June…

Name of victim in fatal accident released

The name of the victim of a fatal crash near Mountain View on April 3 has been released. At 6:50 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol was dispatched to milepost 113 on Wyoming 414 where a one-vehicle rollover took the life of…

COVID-19: Opportunities for community members to help

RELEASE FROM ST. JOHN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION Community members interested in helping with COVID-19 efforts can participate by creating masks, donating personal protective equipment (PPE), or sending greetings to residents at the Living Center. The JH Community Mask Project, a grass-roots…

Mineral industries call on governor for ‘essential’ designation

BY CAMILLE ERICKSON CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE VIA- WYOMING NEWS EXCHANGE CASPER — Wyoming’s mineral industries have asked Gov. Mark Gordon to consider mining and drilling operations “essential” activities in anticipation of further potential business restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. The Petroleum…

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issues proclamation on anniversary of ‘Joseph Smith’s First Vision’

During a particularly historical moment of this morning’s session of the general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson presented a proclamation in honor of the 200th anniversary of what is known as…

Some nonresident licenses, permits, and tags sales temporarily suspended by Idaho F&G Commission

At their April 4 meeting, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission adopted a rule that temporarily suspends the sale of several types of nonresident fishing and hunting licenses, tags, and permits.  The action is effective immediately and lasts until the…