COVID-19

LARAMIE — Despite complaints from residents, Laramie City Council voted to continue its virtual-only format on Tuesday during a Zoom meeting.  Council member Bryan Shuster brought forward a motion that would allow the city to provide a hybrid meeting format — city councilors and the public would...
BUFFALO — The supply of blood remains critically low in the region and across the U.S., according to Vitalant, the company that supplies blood to most of Wyoming's hospitals.  "In the last year, it's been pretty rough nationwide across the board,” said Tori Robbins, communications manager for...
SHERIDAN — Experts estimate that thousands of people are missing from Wyoming’s workforce, but whether that is due to the pandemic, “quiet quitting” or a state population that is quickly approaching retirement age is unknown. Citing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wenlin Liu, chief...
Everyday mask use and routine COVID-19 testing for staff are no longer required at Weston County Health Services and the Manor after a Sept. 23 update from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Masks and regular testing have been required at the facility for over two years, according to...
SHERIDAN (WNE) — Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Darci Phillips issued a summary judgment Sept. 22 in a civil case brought forward by parents of students in Sheridan County School District 2 who questioned the district’s authority to implement and enforce mask mandates and quarantine...
CASPER — Over the nine years that Dr. Shelley Springer has been in practice as a Casper pediatrician, she’s seen illnesses associated with adult obesity showing up in children of younger and younger ages.  “In the field of pediatrics, increasing childhood obesity is an increasing concern across the...

Photos by Walter Sprague/NLJ

The Black Hills South Dakota Tractor Run group decided to come into Newcastle for lunch at Pizza Hut on Thursday, Sept. 8. Since the tractors can only go about 15 miles per hour, the run into Newcastle and back took about eight hours. Above, participants as they get ready to have lunch at Pizza Hut in Newcastle. Below, a vintage tractor is carefully backed into a space at the Pizza Hut parking lot.

 
On Thursday, Sept. 8, Newcastle was mildly overrun by a slow-moving and colorful invasion from the east. For the first time in four years, the Black Hills South Dakota Tractor Run came to town. It tries to do one every two years, but its last run was in 2018. When COVID hit, the organization had to...
The new south wing added to the Manor during the remodel and expansion of the Weston County Health Services hospital facility remains unused, except for its use for treating COVID patients during the last month.  According to CEO Maureen Cadwell, the space remains unavailable for housing Manor...
CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers are working on a bill that could increase criminal penalties for attacking health care workers.  A similar bill was attempted in 2013, but failed after passing the senate. But health care workers who testified to the Joint Judiciary Committee in May said that attacks have...
EVANSTON — “During COVID, when my two children were attending school online, I began to realize just how much of an impact technology has on children,” Dr. Lisa Strohman said at the beginning of her presentation at Davis Middle School the evening of Aug. 23. “I’m not against technology — I use it...

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