Cowboy State

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 —  As Wyoming residents and businesses struggle with inflation and staffing shortages, more than 25% of Cowboy State workers face another hurdle in surviving a turbulent economy: low wages.  Wyoming workers are some of the lowest paid in the nation, according to a recent study by the...
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...
J ust about everything about Wyoming over the last 180 million years has been BIG. Although it is vast today, the Wyoming of 180 million years ago sure looked different from today. Most everything was truly gigantic. Even the geography was different. Instead of high plains with semi-arid desert...
Nuclear project could be the catalyst for economic diversification   By Greg Johnson Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Last summer’s bombshell announcement that Wyoming will be home to a first-of-its-kind nuclear demonstration project has energized the Cowboy State’s efforts...
Towing, trucking companies at odds with agencies over pricing   By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — Slick, snowy highways are a well-known concern to anyone driving through Wyoming during winter. But for some, the worst part of sliding off the interstate or...
US census shows Wyoming lags in growth   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — A number of the top ten states with the largest population growth from 2020 to 2021 were Wyoming’s neighbors, but the Cowboy State fell far behind.  Half of the top ten states,...
Wyoming has highest rate of nursing home COVID   CHEYENNE (WNE) — After three months of low numbers of nursing home resident COVID-19 cases and deaths in Wyoming, things have taken a turn for the worse through the end of September and most of October, according to the latest AARP COVID-19 Nursing...
Pot petition signatures ‘on track’ for February deadline   By Jake Goodrick Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Petitions are circulating throughout the Cowboy State in support of two ballot initiatives proposing reshaped marijuana legislation in Wyoming. Just over a month...
Crypto mining pioneer moves headquarters to Cheyenne   By Jennifer Kocher Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — In a state well known for its mining industry, one West Coast startup is ushering in a whole new wave of miners as Wyoming continues to lead the nation in digital...

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