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BUFFALO — Though Wyoming saw its third largest spike in positive coronavirus cases on Saturday, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso does not believe the nation or Wyoming will need to close down again.

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Students all over Douglas had a chance to celebrate the last day of school in a new way this year and while it wasn’t in the traditional way, students, teachers and administrators had fun and made the most of an unusual situation.

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A potential new employer is coming to Converse County – and they couldn’t come at a better time – due to the current economic downturn we’re in between the coal and oil bust and the coronavirus pandemic.

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It’s only been five years since Tione Willox began working with the American Legion to honor those who have fallen for our country, but according to her it is a decades long tradition in the City of Douglas.

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A whisper of wind cut the skin of the volunteers as chilly sheets of rain and small hail attacked the hoods of a mile-long line of vehicles. Donned in face masks and gloves, workers dodged the hail and used empty boxes to shield themselves from the rain.

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LARAMIE – Overnight camping will once again be permitted beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 22 at Grayrocks Reservoir and Wheatland No. 1 Public Access Areas, and at Cottonwood Draw Wildlife Habitat Management Area.

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POWELL — As traffic backed up more than one-half mile at the gate to Yellowstone National Park, there were a few surprises for those hoping to be among the first visitors to drive through the East Entrance in 2020.

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Today is the official start of the Wyoming Virtual Torch Run 2020. The torch run, which benefits Special Olympics Wyoming will be hosted by state law enforcement agencies virtually this summer due to social distancing guidelines.

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The U.S Census Bureau will resume its 2020 Census field operations May 18, when census employees will work under social distancing protocols and wear personal protective equipment to promote the well-being of themselves and the public.

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Restaurant and Bar & Grill license holders will no longer be able to sell packaged beer and wine to go starting midnight Friday May 15, according to Kelly Hunt, a senior agent with the Wyoming Department of Revenue's Liquor Division. 

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It was a graduation like no other in the history of the school. The sun was high in the sky and the wind was blowing which normally wouldn’t matter for any other ceremony.

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CASPER — A national railroad freight company announced Thursday it will close two facilities in Wyoming and lay off 130 workers in response to tough market conditions for coal.

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Bars, restaurants and other food establishments are now open for outside eating according to a variance by Wyoming State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist and Converse County Health Officer Dr. Mark Campbell effective immediately.

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You may have noticed city workers hanging large, colorful banners up and down Yellowstone Highway, Fourth Street and East Richards Street last week. The bright, smiling young faces of Douglas High School’s Class of 2020 gaze down on you as you drive by.

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The Converse County commissioners are set to talk with county department heads Wednesday to discuss any possible variances they may wish to seek from Gov. Mark Gordon’s public health orders.

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Wyoming has seen an increase of eight coronavirus cases since yesterday afternoon: four in Laramie County, three in Fremont County and one in Lincoln County. The statewide total is now 452. 

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Douglas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year, according to a Douglas School District Superintendent Paige Fenton-Hughes in a press release early Monday morning.

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Infographics about the changes to the Public Health Orders that are now in effect. Please click on the arrow to the right of the graphic to enlarge each image or visit conversecounty.org/civicalerts.aspx?AID=103 for more information.