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New Wyoming COVID-19 hospital high amid low vaccination rate

Oct. 22, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The coronavirus has hospitalized more people in Wyoming than at any point in the COVID-19 pandemic, with one public health officer saying the situation is “like a war zone” at one of the state's biggest hospitals. Wyoming hospitals had 249...

Wyoming lawmakers plan anti-vaccine-mandate special session

Oct. 18, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers plan to hold a rare special session next week to counter President Joe Biden's proposal to require COVID-19 vaccination for certain workers. Whether the session Oct. 26-28 in Cheyenne, at a cost of $25,000 per day, proceeds to...

Wyoming's Sissy Goodwin remembered with museum exhibit

Oct. 17, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Vickie Goodwin was supposed to meet her husband at the Smithsonian Museum, and he was very, very late. The Wyoming natives were visiting D.C. for her job, and while she attended a meeting, Sissy had gone off to sightsee. Now he was nowhere to be...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Casper Natrona 28, Thunder Basin 14 Cheyenne East 40, Casper Kelly Walsh 7 Cody 47, Green River 20 Cokeville 28, Big Piney 21 Douglas 41, Buffalo 7 ...

Wyoming race takes distance runners off road in Red Desert

Oct. 09, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Runners trickled across the finish line all afternoon. Windswept, beaming, the triumphant finishers jogged between a pair of wooden barrels marking the end of the race. They collected high-fives and congratulations and meal vouchers and the wooden...

Wyoming COVID-19 death toll tops 1,000

Oct. 06, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 1,000. The deaths of 45 more people in recent weeks brought the state's death toll from the virus to 1,041, according to Wyoming Department of Health figures as of Wednesday. The latest...

Famous Wyoming grizzly, cubs, chased away from risky area

Sep. 26, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Felicia, the mama grizzly bear whose troubles won the hearts of the Internet, has successfully shepherded her cubs through a perilous summer. Her fans miss seeing the little bear family grazing and frolicking along Togwotee Pass. But they hope, for...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 25, 2021 00:33 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Big Horn 30, Burns 8 Buffalo 38, Rawlins 6 Casper Kelly Walsh 34, Laramie 24 Cheyenne Central 38, Cheyenne South 0 Cheyenne East 24, Sheridan 21 Cody...

Friday's Scores

Sep. 17, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Big Horn 20, Newcastle 0 Big Piney 28, Pinedale 0 Burns 26, Glenrock 22 Campbell County 67, Cheyenne South 15 Casper Natrona 42, Casper Kelly Walsh 7 ...

Third candidate quits after Trump endorsement in Cheney race

Sep. 14, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming state legislator is no longer among the Republicans challenging Liz Cheney in 2022. Republicans should unite to defeat Cheney, state Rep. Chuck Gray, of Casper, said in a statement suspending his campaign Tuesday. ...