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  • Wyoming American Legion Baseball Cheyenne Post 6

    Governor Gordon Penny Merryfield|Oct 19, 2023

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In August Cheyenne Post 6 Baseball was the first Wyoming team to reach the American Legion World Series, where they advanced to the semifinals. Governor Gordon stopped by their fall practice to congratulate the players and coaches. At the practice Governor Gordon shook each players hand and presented them with a coin. Afterwards, Governor Gordon was presented with a signed game ball from the American Legion Cheyenne Post 6 Baseball team Speaking with Phil Maggard Board P...


    Governor Gordon|Jun 15, 2023

    "June is Veterans Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. Veterans and leadership from our Wyoming Guard and the US Air Force's 90th Missile Wing joined me for a moving proclamation-signing ceremony. Among the participants were two survivors who shared their stories and personal experiences. They emphasized the importance of reaching out, listening and asking questions when someone we know is struggling. It's critical we continue to provide support to today's veterans, in addition to...

  • Governor and Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Supporting Local Preparation and Closely Monitoring River Levels

    Governor Gordon|May 25, 2023

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A deeper-than-normal winter snowpack means there is a higher risk of flooding as temperatures rise and snow melts. Governor Mark Gordon reminds residents and community leaders that the State of Wyoming is committed to assisting and supporting local communities in their response preparation efforts for potential floods. "We recognize the importance of proactively addressing this issue and have been busy offering our expertise, resources, and personnel to prepare local c...

  • Governor activates Wyoming National Guard to provide Hospital Assistance

    Governor Gordon|Sep 23, 2021

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming’s hospitals have sought additional support to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the surge in hospitalized patients. There are approximately 200 people with COVID-19 in Wyoming hospitals today, which is near the peak number the state has seen during the pandemic. Governor Mark Gordon has activated guardsmen who have stepped forward to provide temporary assistance to hospitals throughout the state. Governor Gordon has called approximately 95 Soldiers and Airmen to State Active Duty orders, assigned to hospital loc...

  • Governor Gordon withdraws Wyoming from COVID-era Unemployment Programs

    Governor Gordon|May 13, 2021

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming will end its participation in federal supplemental unemployment benefits in order to address workforce shortages being felt throughout the state. The programs were made available through federal laws initiated in response to the pandemic and include Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Continued Assistance to Unemployed Workers Act of 2020. The additional payments will no longer be available to claimants as of June 19, 2021. “Wyoming needs workers, our...

  • Health Orders extended, restrictions on Indoor contact sports lifted

    Governor Gordon|Sep 17, 2020

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming’s Public Health Orders have been extended an additional two weeks through Sept. 30. One change has been made to Order No. 1, which now permits indoor close-contact group activities and sports to occur in all settings. The Governor cited a desire to see the impacts of the Labor Day holiday and the reopening of K-12 schools for in-person learning before taking additional steps and further easing health orders. Restrictions on outdoor gatherings were eased in August and outdoor con...

  • Governor, State Health Officer extend statewide Public Health Orders through April 30

    Governor Gordon|Apr 9, 2020

    Governor also Directs 14-Day Quarantine for Travelers Arriving in Wyoming from another State or Country CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 30 to slow community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect lives. The Governor continues to emphatically state that people need to stay home whenever possible to prevent or slow the spread of the virus. These orders are meant to enforce that direction through April. Specifically, t...

  • Governor to allocate Business Council funding to support Wyoming distillers and brewers making hand sanitizers

    Governor Gordon|Mar 26, 2020

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has directed the Wyoming Business Council to allocate funding to assist Wyoming distilleries and breweries in their efforts to help produce much-needed hand sanitizer. The Governor is utilizing “Imminent Threat Grants” funds available through the “Community Development Block Grant Program” (CDBG) to pay for the supplies distillers need in order to produce mass quantities of hand sanitizer in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. “This collaborative effort represents the Wyoming spirit we all know and lo...