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Yellowstone National Park implements fishing restrictions as rivers approach historic lows

The following is a news release from Yellowstone National Park. MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Effective Saturday, July 24, Yellowstone National Park’s rivers and streams will close to fishing in the afternoon and evening due to high-water temperatures and unprecedented…

Governor Unveils Higher Education Initiative with New Approach and Collaboration between UW, Community Colleges

The following is a press release from the office of Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has unveiled a proposal for modernizing and refocusing Wyoming’s higher education system. The initiative, called the Wyoming Innovation Network (WIN),…

Thayne home lost to fire as firemen battle flames and frigid temperatures

A Thayne home is considered a total loss due to fire as it engulfed residence early Thursday morning. Emergency crews and firefighters from Thayne and Afton responded to the scene and battled the blaze in temperatures hovering near ten-degrees at…

Legislature launches committee meetings for the 66th session

◆ Committees have a full slate of Legislation to consider. The Wyoming State Legislature launches a series of committee meetings next week, all related to bills that will be heard in the 66th session. Bill assignments were directed to the…

Star Valley News Briefs: December 16, 2020

◆ Wildlife, snow removal and winter recreation in the news this week. • Winter Wildlife SV RANCH – The Town of Star Valley Ranch is issuing a reminder to area residents to be wildlife aware. “We live in an area…

Active COVID cases increase by 68 Tuesday

By The Wyoming News Exchange The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming climbed by 415 on Tuesday, pushing the total of active cases in the state up by 68. The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update,…

Governor Responds to Record COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Reduces Gathering Sizes

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In response to rising cases of COVID-19 and increasing strains on medical facilities, Governor Mark Gordon announced additional statewide measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19, ease the pressure on Wyoming’s healthcare system and preserve the viability…

Missing Diamondville man found deceased

Frank Zurita, a Diamondville man who had been missing since Friday November 13 was found deceased on Monday November 16 according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Zurita’s family has been notified and other details surrounding the case are…

Misinformation ‘biggest threat’ to 2020 election

By Nick Reynolds Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER – The Wyoming secretary of state’s office says the state’s biggest threat to election security this year is not foreign interference or the risk of voters contracting COVID-19 at the…

Mid Valley Fire District will be on November ballot

◆ Funding will remain in the Mid Valley Fire District. The proposed Mid Valley Fire District will be on the ballot in the Nov. 3 General Election and Thayne Fire Chief Toby Merritt emphasizes the need to support the measure…