COVID-19

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...

Heather Lang of Powell hopes to share her experience with losing her brother TG Howard to suicide in an effort to help others who are contemplating harming themselves or family and friends worried for their loved ones. Photo by Mark Davis, Powell Tribune.

POWELL— The family of Thomas “TG” Howard wanted to make sure they didn’t hide his mental illness and depression, listing it as his cause of death in his obituaries. It was important to find a positive in the unthinkably hard reality of how he died.  Howard took his own life Christmas day, 2015. The...
JACKSON (WNE) — A Teton County resident has Wyoming’s second case of confirmed monkeypox, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Follow-up with the adult man showed no increased risk of the virus to the local community, said Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist...
GILLETTE — The evolution of COVID-19 treatments has progressed throughout the two-and-a-half years since the pandemic took hold. While much of the priority has been on immediate interventions for more severe COVID-19 cases, remedies for long-term symptoms that vary in type and severity have also...
JACKSON (WNE) — The Teton County Health Department has shifted attention to monkeypox as containing COVID-19 becomes less of a priority. “It’s not that we don’t want to stop the containment of [COVID], but what we really want to stop are the hospitalizations and deaths, and we’re seeing that,” said...
POWELL (WNE)  — Vaccines meant to help prevent monkeypox are now available on a limited, targeted basis across the state, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).  Public health experts are tracking an outbreak of monkeypox that has spread across several countries that don’t normally...
POWELL — A concerning trend in nursing care in Montana may offer a glimpse of what’s to come in Wyoming.  Seven nursing homes have closed in Montana, which represents about 10% of its nursing home beds.  “There are a few others in Montana that have voiced their concerns about their long-term...
LARAMIE — While there are no confirmed cases of monkeypox in Wyoming, the virus is spreading elsewhere across the United States. At the same time, the BA.5 subvariant of COVID-19 is now the most dominant in the state. In the third year of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, monkeypox now also is...

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