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Articles from the March 26, 2020 edition


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  • Wyoming Women making a "Cowgirl" difference

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Mar 26, 2020

    Wyoming has always been in the forefront of equality and women's rights, so as we take this time to celebrate International Women's Month I wanted to take a few moments to celebrate some of the women who are continuing to make a difference in Wyoming. Elissa Ruckle is a Wyoming native and a graduate of the University of Wyoming. Ruckle has a son who is about to graduate from UW and a daughter who will attend upon completion of high school. Ruckle is owner and founder of Elevate Wyoming. Elevate...

  • Governor, State Health Officer issue third closure order

    Mar 26, 2020

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have issued a third statewide order, closing non-essential personal services. The order goes into effect tomorrow, March 25, and extends through April 3. The order is focused on businesses where appropriate social distancing measures are not practical. The closure applies to nail salons, hair salons and barber shops; cosmetology, electrology and esthetic services; massage parlors; and tattoo, body art and piercing shops. Medically necessary services such as...

  • Taking care of business during shut down

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Mar 26, 2020

    The Coronavirus has strictly limited our ability to get out and about to do the things that we need to do on a daily basis. For those of us who have business in Cheyenne, the State of Wyoming and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has outlined some best practices for the state, and as of Monday here are some of those closures that will affect us here in Pine. The County Assessor’s office will now be closed to walk in customers. If you need an appointment or an interview those can be scheduled over the phone or by email. Assessment schedules...

  • Sylvia Sayers

    Mar 26, 2020

    Sylvia Sayers, age 86, was born October 6, 1933 in Neosho, Missouri to Raymond and Alma Belle Mills. Sylvia passed away March 20, 2020 at Sunrise Assisted Living in Boulder, Colorado where she had been a resident the past 7 1/2 years. She was educated in the Missouri school systems. After graduation, she began a career as a telephone operator in Missouri. In the mid-1950's she put a call through and then struck up a conversion with a young soldier in the US Army stationed in Ft. Leonard Wood and...

  • Richard D. (Dick) Berryman

    Mar 26, 2020

    A memorial service was held for Richard D. (Dick) Berryman, 70, on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the McKibben Cafeteria on the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Zack Andrews of the First Baptist Church in Douglas officiating. Internment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery. Richard D. (Dick) Berryman was born Monday, November 21, 1949 and passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Between those two dates, Dick led a big bold life filled to overflowing with notable motorcycle adventu...

  • Registration for Laramie County Community College Youth Program online only due to COVID-19

    Mar 26, 2020

    CHEYENNE, WYO. — Summer youth programs at Laramie County Community College will take place beginning in June, and registration opens this week. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25. To do so, visit lccc.wy.edu/summer and follow the instructions. Because of the COVID-19 virus, registration will only take place online for these sessions, which include SEEK, Fit Kids Camp, and all other youth programs offered by LCCC this summer. For questions about registration, please email [email protected], and the team will respond...

  • Agriculture in Wyoming

    Doug Miyamoto Director WDA|Mar 26, 2020

    The agriculture industry in Wyoming plays a significant role in the success of our state. From the obvious economic benefits it brings to maintaining of the open spaces we all enjoy, agriculture is one of the main things that makes Wyoming great. Agriculture is the third largest industry in the state and directly provides more than 48,000 jobs and billions in economic value in Wyoming. This industry not only provides food and fiber and a substantial direct economic impact in our state, it also...

  • Bennet, Barrasso unveil Rural Hospital and Provider Plan to bring relief to Health Care System amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Sen. John Barrasso|Mar 26, 2020

    New Bipartisan Legislation Would Sustain Rural Hospitals and Providers While Alleviating Pressure on Urban Hospitals Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) introduced the Immediate Relief for Rural Facilities and Providers Act, new legislation to address the impending crisis facing our health care system as the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) increasingly strains hospitals and providers across the country. To accommodate the millions of anticipated coronavirus cases,...

  • Patrick V. Currie A Veteran Story

    Penny Merryfield|Mar 26, 2020

    Patrick V. Currie was born in Ronan, Montana to Mary Erickson in 1978. At the age of six, he was adopted by John Currie and his adventures in Wyoming would begin. Currie moved to Evanston, Wyoming during the natural gas boom in 1980s. He would enter school in Evanston, Wyoming and graduated high school there in 1996. Upon finishing high school, Currie immediately enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. "I am a third generation Marine! My dad served in the First Gulf War. My grandfather...

  • WYOMING – WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

    Harriet Hageman Attorney Cheyenne Wyoming|Mar 26, 2020

    Affordable food, affordable housing, and affordable energy – the "three-legged stool" of our prosperity in this Country, and Wyoming has all three. Considering the national panic over what was just three weeks ago termed the "Wuhan Coronavirus" but has since been rebranded out of political correctness to "COVID-19," we should be spending this time assessing not only our immediate response but looking long term at where we will be one year from now, five years from now, and in the distant...

  • 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...