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Wyoming Women making a "Cowgirl" difference Part 2

On September 6, 1870, Louisa Ann Swain cast the first female vote in America from Laramie, Wyoming. Since that time Wyoming women have been pushing forward and making their mark on the country from...

 
 News    April 2, 2020 

Demand high for Layoff Aversion Grants offered to Wyoming businesses

CHEYENNE – Wyoming businesses exceeded the grant application limit for the Layoff Aversion Grants offered by the Department of Workforce Services (DWS) and the Wyoming Workforce Development Council (WWDC) last week. The effort offered $300,000 in...

 

Being Prepared

"Be Prepared". That's the Boy Scout motto. And it applies to every one of us. As I look back on the last several weeks, I've been appalled at the level of unpreparedness of Americans across the...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    April 2, 2020 

March 29th National Vietnam Veteran Day

National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 honors the men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history. It was on March 29, 1973, when combat and... Full story

 

Cross Country Trip

Last Monday I got a call that every mother during this time dreads. My son attends Washington University in Seattle, and when the Corona outbreak started making news headlines I was nervous about his... Full story

 

Wyoming Women making a "Cowgirl" difference

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...

 

Governor, State Health Officer issue third closure order

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...

 

Taking care of business during shut down

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...

 

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

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...

 

Agriculture in Wyoming

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...

 

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

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...

 

Patrick V. Currie A Veteran Story

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...

 
 By Governor Gordon    News    March 26, 2020

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

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 Thre...

 

Chief Wakama address Police coverage, tickets and more

With the recent concern about the police presence in Pine Bluffs I took a moment to sit down with Chief Chance Walkama to talk a little bit about the town, and what he sees for the future of Pine and...

 

Pine Bluffs town council jumps into the digital age!

Like it was shot out of a rocket, the Pine Bluffs Town Council entered the digital age with its first live council meeting on Monday. What should come as no surprise to anyone, the main topic of the evening was the COVID-19 virus. Nurse practitioner...

 

Burns Town Council approves community grant for 'neighborhood night out in Burns

In the regular session of the Burns town council last Monday the council unanimously agreed to implement a 100 dollar charge for those seeking treatment from EMS workers, but do not require transport. In an effort to combat growing costs from the...

 

Wyoming residents should be aware of scams that prey upon concerns about the coronavirus

LARAMIE – Consumer warnings have been issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about online scams that prey upon the fears of CORVID-19, the strain of coronavirus causing deaths in the U.S. and around the world, according Laura Baker, director...

 

Re-living Country living 101

We love it! The clean air, unobstructed views, nothing between us and the North Pole but a few fence posts, and the beauty of the starlit night sky amplified by the lack of artificial light. That's co...

 

On your Mark, Get set, Go!!!

Pine Bluffs High School Track season is off and running for its 2020 season. With this exciting new year of sprints, vaults, jumps, and throws, come new arrivals from last year's junior high. Many...

 

Soldier helps catch the bad guys Sarah Spieker A Veteran Story

CHEYENNE, Wyo.- You can tell that Sgt. 1st Class Sarah Spieker loves her job. The smile on her face when she talks about her life in the military and working as an intelligence analyst for the...

 

Ribbon cutting held at Dollar General

The new Dollar General held their grand opening here in Pine Bluffs on March 7, 2020. The first person in the store was able to cut the ribbon for the celebration. Dion Clark was the first customer...

 

Precautions for the Coronavirus and activities

In 1347 twelve ships from the Black sea docked in Messina. To the surprise and horror of the residents there most of the sailors were dead. Those men that were still alive were covered in black boils. What would come to be known as the Black Plague s...

 

LCSD#2 Youth Feeding Program

Due to the COVID-19 school closure, Laramie County School District #2 will be hosting a youth feeding program that will run weekdays starting Monday March 23 through Friday, April 3, at each of the locations listed below. The program is available...

 

Governor Gordon and State Superintendent Jillian Balow issue a recommendation on school closures

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Due to the unprecedented circumstances facing our state, Governor Mark Gordon and State Superintendent Jillian Balow recommend that all schools remain closed to students through at least April 3. This is a recommendation to local...

 

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