COVID-19

CASPER — Fewer people died in Wyoming in 2022, but COVID-19 remained among the leading causes of death, new data shows.    The Wyoming Department of Health released its preliminary annual vital statistics data this week, documenting a significant decline of more than 675 deaths last year. Death...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — Fewer deaths and births were recorded among Wyoming residents in 2022 than the previous year, according to official records held by Vital Statistics Services, part of the Wyoming Department of Health.   Among Wyoming residents, there were 5,886 deaths recorded in 2022, 6,572 deaths...
JACKSON — Exactly three years ago today, the lifts at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Snow King Mountain and Grand Targhee Resort swung to a halt. Churches suspended services, and Teton County schools called off classes. Within days, the winding lines of tourists awaiting admission to the Million...
POWELL — When Cam Sholly first arrived at Yellowstone National Park in 2018 to take over as superintendent, he immediately started discussing his core priorities.    They included big ticket issues like improving employee housing and business practices, strengthening the ecosystem and heritage...
Between 10,000 and 15,000 people in Wyoming may lose their Medicaid insurance coverage in the next year, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Part of the reason is that two federal COVID-19 emergency declarations will end in May, prompting an end to extended Medicaid coverage and other...
GILLETTE (WNE) — Former News Record editor Ron Franscell’s latest novel will be available for sale next week.   “Deaf Row,” a crime mystery and psychological thriller forged from the early, isolated dates of the COVID-19 pandemic, will be released Feb. 14. The novel, published by Colorado’s...
CHEYENNE —  Members of the House of Representatives killed an anti-discrimination bill addressing required COVID-19 vaccinations, mask wearing and testing on third reading.   House Bill 66 was voted down 32-29-1, following the passage of an amendment widely debated by representatives Monday morning...
BUFFALO — When Buffalo's Clerk-Treasurer Julie Silbernagel first opened the application for water and sewer funding distributed by the state this past fall, she felt a little overwhelmed seeing the number of tabs she'd need to click through.   “I think my first reaction was just, how am I going to...
SHERIDAN (WNE) —The latest edition of the AARP COVID-19 dashboard showed substantial improvement in staff and resident cases of COVID-19 inside the state’s nursing homes over the four week period ending Dec. 18, 2022. Wyoming’s nursing home COVID-19 resident ratio for that period was 7.27 cases per...
CASPER — Lawmakers took a step toward addressing suicide in Wyoming on Thursday as the state continues to reel from a crisis that left more than 180 people dead in 2020 alone.    In the measure’s first full vote, the House passed a bill Thursday that would establish a $40 million trust fund and $6...

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