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Weston County's COVID-19 numbers for 2022 via the Wyoming Department of Health. 

CHEYENNE — Laramie County — and Wyoming as a whole — have recently seen an increase in COVID-19 cases, which may be attributable to the highly transmissible BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of the omicron variant.  These sub-variants have been described by health organizations as the most contagious...
DOUGLAS (WNE) — A Glenrock man has been charged with felony aggravated child abuse stemming from a March incident, and the case was recently bound over to state district court for trial.  The charge is the second time since 2018 that the 34-year-old father has faced criminal charges for physical...
COVID hospitalizations on rise again   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — After more than two months of declines, Wyoming hospitals are again experiencing a rise in COVID-19 patients, figures compiled by Wyoming Department of Health show. On Jan. 2, Wyoming...
Patient surge hits Cheyenne hospital   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — An increase in people seeking care for a variety of illnesses strained Cheyenne Regional Medical Center staff last week.  More than 20 patients Thursday were stuck in Cheyenne’s...
COVID-19 hospitalizations hit all-time high   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER —Wyoming hospitals treated 249 COVID-19 patients on Thursday — the most at any point during the pandemic. At the height of last year’s surge in November, 247 people were...
Trooper chief says shooting is evidence of challenges for officers   By Clair McFarland Riverton Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange   RIVERTON — The fatal exchange of gunfire between a Lander man and a state trooper on Sinks Canyon Road in June is just one among many signs of increasingly challenging...
National Guard deployed to help hospitals with surge   By Hannah Black Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Amid a surge in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state, Gov. Mark Gordon announced Tuesday that he had activated members of the Wyoming National Guard to...

An anti-vaccine activist holds a sign at a demonstration outside of a meeting of the Legislature's Joint Committee on Labor, Health and Social Services in Casper. (Photo by Nick Reynolds, WyoFile.com)

Anti-vaxxers commandeer committee meeting to protest mandates   By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile.com   A group of activists that included healthcare workers commandeered a meeting of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor, Health and Social Services Thursday to demand legislative action...
Vaccine mandates questioned   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune  Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Several health care workers and a handful of non-medical personnel spoke against vaccine mandates at a Thursday legislative committee hearing in Casper.  Their ranks included employees of...
Nearly one-third of WMC patients in for COVID   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Nearly 30% of patients at Wyoming’s largest hospital are being treated for COVID-19. The majority of them are under 65 years old. With so much of the hospital’s resources...

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