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Wyoming announces COVID-19 testing program for teachers

Aug. 13, 2020 3:06 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced Wednesday that teachers will be able to be tested for COVID-19 under a new state program as they prepare to return to classrooms statewide. The program will function similarly to the testing plan implemented in May for long-term care facilities, where...

Wyoming launches its first suicide prevention call center

Aug. 12, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is no longer the only state without its own suicide prevention call center. The Central Wyoming Counseling Center launched the state's first and only service Tuesday, the Casper Star-Tribune reported. Wyoming has one of the highest suicide rates in the U.S. Wyoming residents...

Body of missing 7-year-old boy found in Wyoming reservoir

Aug. 12, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The body of a missing 7-year-old boy was found Tuesday after he had been missing since last Thursday, the Casper Star-Tribune reported. The boy and his father went missing last Thursday after departing their campsite at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, police said. “Sometimes...

Wyoming not top contender for purchase of Occidental land

Aug. 11, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming isn't the lead contender to buy a vast swath of land and mineral rights in Wyoming, Colorado and Utah offered for sale by Occidental Petroleum, the governor's office said Tuesday. Still, Wyoming will keep its bid active and confidential in case the top bid falls...

Casper considers ban on feeding feral cats, some oppose idea

Aug. 11, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming city is considering a ban on feeding feral cats, a proposal supported by animal control officers and wildlife advocates but opposed by others. The Casper City Council plans a final vote on the proposed ban in the weeks ahead. The animal shelter in Casper took in over 1,500...

Wyoming reduces number of probable coronavirus cases

Aug. 11, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health reduced the number of probable coronavirus cases in the state. On Sunday, the department had listed 517 probable cases, which officials define as those who have been close contacts to others with lab-confirmed cases and who have symptoms consistent with...

Wyoming landowners appeal permit for new coal mine business

Aug. 10, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A landowners organization in Wyoming has filed an appeal last week challenging a decision by environmental regulators to grant a mining permit to a coal technology firm. The Powder River Basin Resource Council submitted the appeal to the state's Environmental Quality Council,...

Boy, 9, found on I-80 in Wyoming reunited with parents

Aug. 10, 2020 4:11 PM EDT

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was reunited with his family after a driver found him walking alone alongside Interstate 80 in southwestern Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol got word about the boy Saturday afternoon. Troopers were headed to the area when a passing motorist picked him up and...

Boy, 7, missing after dad found dead in Wyoming reservoir

Aug. 10, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Searchers continued to look for a 7-year-old boy Monday, two days after finding his father dead in a submerged all-terrain vehicle in southwestern Wyoming. A witness told investigators the pair rode the vehicle away from a campsite near Flaming Gorge Reservoir around 11:30 p.m....

Central Wyoming wildfire prompts evacuations

Aug. 9, 2020 7:28 PM EDT

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — A central Wyoming wildfire prompted evacuations of area residents after burning across several square miles. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said the fire about 50 miles north of Rawlins has burned almost three square miles (about seven square kilometers). It started Friday on...