Gov. Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Health have announced the removal of a health order addressing operations of personal care services, along with a continued relaxing of COVID-19 protocols as Wyoming’s metrics continue to improve.
National weather issues are temporarily preventing some shipments to Wyoming and other states of vaccines intended to help prevent future COVID-19 illnesses, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
Gov. Mark Gordon sent a letter to the Biden administration Feb. 17 criticizing a recent order which he says severely hampers oil and gas development, and threatens Wyoming’s economic well-being.
Eleven academic programs at the University of Wyoming will be eliminated, the board of trustees decided Wednesday. Two programs that were previously proposed for elimination will not be among them, however.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is encouraging the public to attend a virtual meeting to begin development of the adaptive management plan for non-eagle raptor timing limitation stipulation (TLS) relief within the Converse County Oil and Gas Project area.
Gov. Mark Gordon issued an executive order to allow the Wyoming Department of Family Services to begin its preparations to administer the federal emergency rental assistance program. This allows the state to prepare its distribution plan for this program while providing the opportunity to wo…
GILLETTE — For nearly 600 Powder River Basin coal mine workers, July 1, 2019, is as infamous a date as Sept. 11, 2001, Nov. 22, 1963, or perhaps even Jan. 6, 2021.
GILLETTE — Arch Natural Resources’ plans to accelerate its exit from mining Powder River Basin coal is coming into more focus as the company already has kicked final reclamation work at its Coal Creek mine into full gear and expects the mine to be closed in about 18 months.
Lawmakers appropriated $24.3 million for water development, earmarking significant funding to rebuild the old and suspect LaPrele Dam above Douglas and repair a domestic water line to Midwest and Edgerton.
A Senate committee advanced a bill Thursday that would remove some of the public notices that local governments are required to publish in newspapers, instead making cities and counties provide them on their websites.
The Wyoming Legislature formally advanced a bill creating the state’s first short-time compensation program Thursday which, if signed by Gov. Mark Gordon, would allow workers whose hours are reduced by their employer to apply for partial unemployment benefits.
Some 28 additional Wyoming residents have died due to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday, although the number of active COVID-19 cases in the state has fallen.
Memorial Hospital of Converse County officials are encouraging people who received their first COVID-19 vaccination from the hospital to return within 28 days for their second dose of the vaccine, said Practice Administrator Terry Moss.
When cruising town, one may notice the several scattered recycling bins. But what one may not realize is that not all the collected materials end up actually being recycled by the city. That doesn’t mean they don’t serve a purpose.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Gov. Mark Gordon is slamming plans by the Biden administration to halt the issuing of new oil and gas leases on federal land, calling the decision a misguided approach that will have severe economic consequences to Wyoming and other western states.
The Department of Interior temporarily suspended issuing new federal oil and gas permits or leases for 60 days unless approved by new appointees, to give the agency time to review existing policies.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved a major pipeline project proposed for Wyoming Jan. 19, effectively designating about 1,100 miles of federal land for potential pipeline development in the future. The initiative aims to expand the state’s pipeline infrastructure and help energy co…
Following the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) welcomed 15 Wyoming National Guardsmen and women for a meet-and-greet at her office in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has praised the completion of an environmental review and release of a record of decision for the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) as a critical step for enabling a carbon capture facility to be built in Wyoming.
Cheyenne – Yesterday the Bureau of Land Management approved the Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI). The WPCI designates nearly 2,000 miles of corridors for new carbon dioxide, oil, and gas pipelines. About 1,100 miles cross public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
To walk past the Princess Theater in Douglas feels like an encounter with a sweet relic of a bygone era. It is quiet. It is empty. The matinee display board on the outside wall is blank.
The Boys and Girls Club of Glenrock is one step closer to a new facility after they received a $100,000 donation from Jackson Hole financier Foster Friess and his wife Lynnette, at the request of Dr. Joseph McGinley.
U.S. Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) said today that when it came to her vote to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump, politics did not play into her decision.
GILLETTE — In a move that could potentially stave off a second Chapter 11 bankruptcy in five years for Peabody Energy Corp., the company has announced an agreement with its creditors to refinance $459 million of debt.
After months of waiting, The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has finally released their decision regarding the Converse County Oil & Gas Project.
The deaths of 19 more Wyoming residents that occurred between late November and early December have been linked to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Wednesday.
GILLETTE – Already uncertain about the overall future for Powder River Basin coal, Peabody Energy Corp. workers also are concerned for their own futures after putting in decades of hard, body-breaking labor.
CHEYENNE – Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon announced updated public health orders Monday which include a statewide mask mandate in certain indoor public places, tighter restrictions on gathering sizes and a reduction in hours for certain businesses.
To address the shortage of substitute teachers in Wyoming’s K-12 schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Wyoming is encouraging its students to fill that role during the break between UW’s fall and spring semesters.
Gov. Mark Gordon last week sent proposed budget cuts to the Wyoming Legislature that slash public services and weaken the already thin safety net supporting Wyoming’s most vulnerable.
JACKSON — Wyoming is on pace to see nearly 400 more fatalities in 2020 than in 2019, but a lack of consistent rules for coroners and the dearth of testing at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic make it difficult to know exactly how many of those will be from COVID-19.
GILLETTE — With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Montana and both medical and recreational in South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming has become surrounded by weed-friendly states.
In response to rising cases of COVID-19 and increasing strains on medical facilities, Gov. Mark Gordon announced additional statewide measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19, ease the pressure on Wyoming’s healthcare system and preserve the viability of the state’s economy.
To address the surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations around the state, Gov. Mark Gordon has authorized a three-pronged approach to provide additional support to Wyoming medical facilities.
Gov. Mark Gordon’s face was red and it appeared he was close to spilling tears of frustration during his press conference Friday morning, where he stated Wyoming is under the most strain its ever been since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March.
Wyoming hospitals are seeing a drastic spike in COVID-19 cases and report that the main concern at this time is having adequate staffing. In response, Governor Mark Gordon is utilizing $10 million in CARES Act funds to bring additional medical personnel to the state to alleviate the strain o…
Gov. Mark Gordon will use CARES Act funding to assist Wyoming’s economic recovery and boost employment in the oil and gas industry.