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Sheridan County Resident Death Attributed to COVID-19

There has been another COVID-related death in Sheridan County. The latest death was confirmed on Tuesday by the Wyoming Department of Health. An older adult Sheridan County woman died earlier this month. She was hospitalized; it’s unclear whether she had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19....

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JC Public Health Provides Update on Vaccinations

What happens if you contract COVID-19 “after” your first vaccination and “before” the second one? According to Johnson County Public Health Nurse Trisha Thompson, you wait… Thompson shared this information during a press briefing yesterday while also announcing that contrary to some reports, there have been no changes to the Wyoming Department of Health’s priority...

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Direct Distribution to Local Governments in Jeopardy?

When the Wyoming State Legislature re-convenes later this month or next month, one of the bills up for consideration is Senate File 64, dealing with the distribution of funds to local governments… counties and municipalities. In the last legislature, local government funding amounted to $105 million over the recent biennium and SF64 reduces that amount...

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Wyoming Lawmakers Are Committed to Tackling Our Toughest Challenges

As the Legislative Session Kicks Off, Wyoming Lawmakers Are Committed to Tackling Our Toughest Challenges By Eric Barlow and Dan Dockstader January 14, 2021 On Tuesday, the Wyoming Legislature gaveled in the start of the 66th Legislative Session. Now begins our hard work on behalf of the people of Wyoming. This year presents distinct challenges,...

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Occidental’s Bluegrass Jam Event Draws Large Number of Kids

Nationally recognized musical talent returned to Buffalo once again this past weekend for the second annual Bluegrass January Jam held at the Occidental Hotel and Saloon. But it was a group of music-loving kids that took center stage. While award-winning talent like Greg Blake and Carolina Blues’ Bobby Powell performed evening concerts, 30 kids from...

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