COVID-19

Barrasso, Lummis join anti-mandate brief   CODY (WNE) — U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyo., joined Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.), 44 other Senators, and 136 Representatives in filing an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States.  The amicus brief was filed to an...
Virus stalls UW basketball season   By Ryan Thorburn Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Tom Burman understands the frustration level was high for those fans who drove on slick roads to see the Cowboys start the Mountain West men’s basketball race this past Saturday at the...
Cheyenne, Douglas hospitals sued over vaccination policy   By Matt Adelman Douglas Budget Via Wyoming News Exchange   DOUGLAS — A group of hospital employees in Douglas and Cheyenne filed a lawsuit Dec. 22 against their respective employers in federal court seeking to halt policies related to Covid...
COVID spike prompts new guidelines in Jackson   By Evan Robinson-Johnson Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — Jackson is ringing in the new year with hundreds of new COVID-19 cases. The region’s pre-Christmas surge — a 386% increase in weekly cases, according to the...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Board of Weston County Commissioners has scheduled for Jan.  18 after its regular meeting to determine how to spend roughly $1.3 million in funds received by the county from the federal American Rescue Act. Following a brief discussion during its Dec. 21 meeting...
Holiday COVID surge overwhelms Teton County's tracing teams   By Jackson Hole Daily  Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — A recent spike in COVID cases has overwhelmed Teton County case investigators, who are now prioritizing outreach to more vulnerable residents, the Teton County Health...
Coal enjoys 2021 resurgence   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The coal industry has had an unexpectedly good year. After tumbling 18% in 2020 compared to 2019, U.S. thermal coal use is expected to climb 21% through the end of 2021, according to a report...
Free speech concerns spark opposition to national school group   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Members of the Laramie County School District 1 Board of Trustees debated a draft resolution Monday night intended to express dissatisfaction with the...
More omicron cases detected   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The number of documented cases of omicron variant in Wyoming rose to four on Tuesday, according to the latest figures from the Wyoming Department of Health.  All four of the cases involve...
Wyoming appeals mandate ruling to U.S. Supreme Court   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Wyoming took another step in fighting back against federal vaccine mandates Saturday, this time in the court battle over worker requirements at larger businesses. ...

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