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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…

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…

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…

Gordon backs Barrasso’s Endangered Species Act amendments

By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon testified to a congressional committee in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday in support of legislation amending the Endangered Species Act that its proponents say would give…

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…

Active coronavirus cases increase by 16 in Lincoln County; state death total hits 50

By The Wyoming News Exchange The number of Wyoming residents to die from coronavirus has grown to 50 with the death of a Big Horn County man, the Wyoming Department of Health reported Wednesday. Meanwhile, both the single-day number of…

Park sees uptick in visitors for August

By Leo Wolfson Cody Enterprise Via- Wyoming News Exchange CODY — Tourism has taken a rather meandering path in Cody this summer. After a slow early start, signs of recovery started to show in July and into August. Most notably,…

Wyoming jobless rate falls to 6.6%; energy-dependent counties still lagging

By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER  – Wyoming job-seekers are in better shape than they were five months ago, according to new data from the state’s Department of Workforce Services. But counties where energy jobs are…