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Governor Gordon unveils plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has unveiled a plan to transition Wyoming to a new phase of COVID-19 response. The plan creates a pathway to ease restrictions, recover businesses, and resume some activities. The phased approach will be driven by…

Culinary arts teacher part of Spring Baking Championship on Food Network

◆ Molly Matthaei lives in Etna and teaches at Jackson Hole High School. Molly Matthaei, Chef Instructor at Jackson Hole High School and resident of Etna, Wyoming, landed a spot as one of 11 bakers in Food Network’s Annual Spring…

Park staffing, services crippled by COVID; Yellowstone and Grand Teton experience will be different in 2020

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — In an ordinary summer a destination park as famous as Yellowstone brings on some 500 seasonal employees, about tripling its staff, to help handle the crush of 4-million-plus…

Teton County man dies from coronavirus

The seventh death in Wyoming attributed to the coronavirus was reported Wednesday by the Wyoming Department of Health. The department said the victim was an older Teton County man who had been hospitalized in another state for treatment. The man…

Coronavirus cases up to 326, recoveries to 275

Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers The number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by four on Wednesday to total 326, while the number of people to have recovered from the illness went up by 21 to total 275. The…

Spring Recreation Reminders on the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Western Wyo.—April 21, 2020—Bridger-Teton National Forest reminds forest visitors that winder wildlife restrictions remain in effect until May 1, 2020. It is important that all users understand the importance of observing the critical winter range closure. Critical winter range areas…

Gordon: ‘Everyone in Wyoming should be concerned’ by dip in oil prices

By Nick Reynolds Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Futures prices for oil fell into the negatives for the first time in recorded history Monday, further straining a Wyoming economy already reeling from months of price declines, continuing…

SVHS graduate helping with UW social distancing economic study

◆ Study illustrates that the net benefits of social distancing are positive. Madison Ashworth, a 2015 graduate of Star Valley High School and Economics PhD student at University of Wyoming, has joined a team of Economics professors at UW to…

Four members of Arapaho tribe die from coronavirus

Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers Four members of the Northern Arapaho Indian Tribe died this week as a result of the coronavirus, a tribal official announced Tuesday. Lee Spoonhunter, co-chair of the Northern Arapaho Business Council, confirmed the deaths,…

Four Deaths Added to Wyoming’s Coronavirus-Related Count

Four Fremont County residents, all previously identified as laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, have died, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The newly confirmed deaths include an older man, older woman, adult woman and adult man. Each…