Big Horn County

CASPER — Wyoming’s population is growing faster than the country’s.  The state’s population grew by 1,536 people between July of 2020 and 2021, according to data from the census bureau. That’s an increase of 0.3%, above the nationwide average of 0.1% in the same time period.  Data also shows more...
As state water developers search for more than a half billion dollars for dam and reservoir projects, undertakings that have traditionally advanced with little resistance, they’ve run into a new buzz saw of uncertainty powered by rising costs, shaky construction estimates, a fickle bidding...
Plant listing could thwart mine By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — In a scrubby hollow at the northern edge of the Bighorn Basin, a mining venture could be thwarted by a rare plant with a funny name.  The Pryor Desert sub-basin straddles the border between...

The LaPrele Dam near Douglas, built in 1909, is now considered at risk of catastrophic failure. Money to build the dam would be provided under a request from the Wyoming Water Development Office to the Legislature. (Photo by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile)

Water agency seeks $281 million for dams, domestic supply, other projects   By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com   In what could be one of the biggest requests to the Legislature in years, state water development officials are eyeing $281 million or more to fund agricultural irrigation works, dams...
Some sheriffs say mask order unenforceable   By Ellen Gerst Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — In the aftermath of last week’s statewide mask order, several county sheriffs in Wyoming released statements saying they wouldn’t enforce the mandate. The sheriff s in Big Horn,...
Big Horn County School District staff: policy on use of personal devices violates civil rights   By Nathan Oster Greybull Standard Via Wyoming News Exchange   GREYBULL — Big Horn County School District No. 3 staff members say a proposed policy that would make any personal electronic devices that...
 
 
As of 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the illness was first diagnosed in the state increased by 27  -- from 2,600 to 2,627. 
 
Albany, Converse, Johnson, Lincoln, Natrona, Platte and Sweetwater counties each had one new confirmed case; Goshen and Teton counties reported two new cases; Laramie and Park counties saw three new cases; Washakie County reported four new cases and Campbell County saw six new cases.
 
The total number of active coronavirus cases statewide is now  490, up eight from 482.
Big Horn County man dies from coronavirus; Active count up by eight   By The Wyoming News Exchange   A Big Horn County man has become the 30th Wyoming resident to die as a result coronavirus, the state Department of Health announced Thursday. The older man had been hospitalized in another state for...

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