Platte County

Via the WYPlatteCo.com website

WHEATLAND (WNE) — The official tourism organization for Platte County has launched “A Road Trip Adventure Through Wyoming’s Platte County,” a new mobile scavenger hunt that encourages people to visit destinations across Platte County.  The passport is a free program that any local resident or...
CASPER— Researchers from the University of Wyoming and Wyoming State Archeologists Office have confirmed that humans used an ancient red ocher mine in eastern Wyoming starting almost 13,000 years ago, making it the oldest documented red ocher mine — and probably the oldest mine in general — in...
Wyoming counties top list of most vaccine-hesitant in nation   By Morgan Hughes Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER – Wyoming is home to the 11 most vaccine-hesitant counties in the nation, according to statistical modeling conducted by an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and...
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland to enter Stage 1 fire restrictions, July 3   (LARAMIE, Wyo.)  July 1, 2020 – Stage 1 fire restrictions will go into effect Friday, July 3, 2020 for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland...
Coronavirus deaths rise to 12, Platte Co. sees first case   Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers   The number of Wyoming residents to die from coronavirus-related causes increased to 12 on Thursday. Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases in the state increased by 12 to top 600. The...

Guillermo Brizuela shovels snow in downtown Laramie on Monday afternoon. Brizuela, who says he has been shoveling sidewalks in Laramie for 53 years, was out in advance of a storm that dropped 4 to 10 inches of snow on southeastern Wyoming by Tuesday morning, closing Interstate 80. The storm also forced the closure of schools and government offices from Laramie to Torrington. (Photo by Jordan Achs, Laramie Boomerang)

Storm closes, schools, government offices, highways in SE Wyoming   By The Wyoming News Exchange   Highways, schools and government offices across southeastern Wyoming were closed on Tuesday as a strong winter storm left from 4 inches to 8 inches of snow overnight — and up to 18 inches at higher...

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