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Wyoming governor approves federal rental assistance program

Apr. 22, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has authorized the use of $200 million in coronavirus relief aid to launch a federal rental assistance program in Wyoming. The Republican governor signed legislation on Wednesday authorizing the program and its funding, the...

Wyoming colleges won't require COVID-19 vaccines next fall

Apr. 21, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College say they will not require students and employees to receive COVID-19 vaccines before returning to campus next school year. Federal statistical models show that Wyoming is home to the...

Report: Wyoming unemployment rates remain steady

Apr. 20, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's unemployment rate has remained better than the national average, signaling a positive trajectory more than a year into the pandemic, a report said. The state Department of Workforce Services Research & Planning Section released a March...

Grizzly mauling near Yellowstone kills backcountry guide

Apr. 19, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana backcountry guide has died after he was mauled by a large grizzly bear that was probably defending a nearby moose carcass just outside Yellowstone National Park, officials said Monday. Charles “Carl”...

Rep. Liz Cheney outraises challengers for 2022 primaries

Apr. 19, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney has reported a strong start to her campaign's fundraising efforts for the 2022 primary election, when she is set to face challengers that have surfaced since her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. ...

Winners of $20M contest make concrete to trap carbon dioxide

Apr. 19, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Organizers of a $20 million contest to develop products from greenhouse gas that flows from power plants announced two winners Monday ahead of launching a similar but much bigger competition backed by Elon Musk. Both winners made concrete that...

Pandemic challenges Wyoming woman and others with addiction

Apr. 18, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — When Jackie Fales was admitted to the Cedar Mountain Center she weighed 78 pounds. There was almost nothing left on her five-foot seven-inch tall frame. The Cody resident said she entered treatment in 2016 not out of choice, but necessity. ...

Drought could leave Wyoming ranchers with tough choices

Apr. 17, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Ranch hand J.W. Thrush slogged through mud to tag a heifer calf on a sunny, 60-degree day at the Tarver Heart X Ranch in northern Campbell County last week. After it was tagged so it could be matched with its mama cow, Tyler Kern on horseback...

Jeffree Star hospitalized after Wyoming car crash

Apr. 16, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — YouTube personality, businessman and musician Jeffree Star was hospitalized after a car crash in Wyoming. Star veered off a slushy road in the Casper area Friday morning and overturned his Rolls Royce, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. ...

Report: Wyoming home to most vaccine-hesitant counties in US

Apr. 15, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made public statistical models showing that Wyoming is home to the 11 most coronavirus vaccine-hesitant counties in the country. The models show 32% of residents in Johnson, Converse, Washakie,...