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COVID-19 numbers up slightly from last week

Monday, May 17, the number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen since the disease was first diagnosed in the state in mid-March stood at 49,951, an increase of 360 cases over the 49,591 reported on May 10. Sweetwater County had the…

Wyoming Track & Field Ready For Mountain West Championships

LARAMIE, Wyo — The University of Wyoming Track & Field Teams head back to Fresno, Calif., for the 2021 Mountain West Outdoor Championships to be held Thursday-Saturday this week at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The Cowboys and Cowgirls finished out the…

Governor Gordon Withdraws Wyoming from COVID-era Unemployment Programs

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming will end its participation in federal supplemental unemployment benefits in order to address workforce shortages being felt throughout the state. The programs were made available through federal laws initiated in response…

Cheney ousted from party leadership position

  Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to remove Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney — the No. 3 House Republican — from the party’s leadership post for her criticism of former president Donald Trump’s unfounded claims of…

Construction resumes on wind project that has generated national attention 

By Carrie Haderlie Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE – Construction on the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project in Carbon County started again for the season on April 12, and the project has generated its fair share…

Entries accepted for second annual Wyoming Wildlife calendar photo contest

LYMAN (WNE) — Wyoming Wildlife magazine is calling for the best wildlife photographs from the Cowboy State. The publication has opened entries for the second annual Wyoming Wildlife calendar photo contest. Entries will be accepted until June 30. Photographers of…

UW Basketball inks Junior College All-American Deng Dut

Nick Seeman Assistant Athletic Director, Communications University of Wyoming Athletics LARAMIE, Wyo. (MAY 7, 2021) – University of Wyoming head basketball coach Jeff Linder announced on Friday the signing of Junior College All-American Deng Dut of the College of Southern…

Wyoming Football holds Spring Game: Brown defeats Gold 30-17

Tim Harkins Associate Athletics Director for Media Relations, Public Relations and Broadcasting University of Wyoming Athletics Laramie, Wyo. (May 8, 2021) —  Saturday’s Brown and Gold Game featured a great game, with a great fanbase in attendance on a beautiful…

Governor Gordon Statement on the Biden Administration 30×30 Report

  The following is a release from the office of Governor Mark Gordon CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon has issued the following statement on the Biden Administration’s 30×30 report, which calls for setting aside 30% of the nation’s lands and…

Lawsuit filed over death of DOT employee

By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — The son of a Wyoming Department of Transportation employee killed by a street sweeper is suing the machine’s manufacturer, court records show. Shirley Samuelson died in August when a…