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The governor is only showing mild symptoms and will be working remotely for the time being. CBS News reports that Governor Gordon’s office released a statement confirming the diagnosis Wednesday evening. The governor himself learned he tested positive Wednesday morning. Now, the governor can add himself to the rapidly growing number of Wyoming residents who…

Washakie County Commissioners held a special meeting at 10am on Monday, November 23rd to discuss personnel and concluded with the unanimous vote to remove Dr. Edward Zimmerman as the County Health Officer. When asked about this decision Commissioner Frandson said, “Without going into details, Dr. Zimmerman has been removed as Washakie County’s Health Officer. Dr.…

Both the Agriculture and Endurance funds proved to be popular amongst Wyoming businesses looking for additional financial relief from the pandemic. Both funds closed their application period at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The Wyoming Business Council has hinted these will be the final funds created for the COVID-19 Business Relief Program. All the…

The latest amendments to the state’s public health orders reflect the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, getting more restrictive for the first time in several months. Governor Mark Gordon released the new amendments to the state’s ongoing public health orders yesterday. It’s the 17th continuation of the orders since their implementation in March 2020.…

More News is out on the second coronavirus vaccine. Moderna says that taking the vaccine through a shot provides great defense against the virus. This is just a week after Pfixer made their announcement of their vaccine that was heard to have had similar success in testing phases. This Covid-19 vaccine would come more in…

Wyoming is trending in the wrong direction as COVID-19 cases increase by the day, and county health officials from all around the state are calling upon Governor Mark Gordon to take action and enact a mask mandate. The vast majority of the state’s county health officers, the Wyoming Hospital Association, and Wyoming Medical society recently…

The Cody Senior Center is stopping all indoor activities and meals for at least two weeks due to the deleterious effects of COVID-19 across Cody and Park County. It announced Thursday, Oct 29, by the Center’s Executive Director, Jenni Johnstone-Smith, although the “difficult decision” was made by the entire Board of Directors. The closure is…

The Park County School District #6 Board of Trustees sat in on a special session to hear the hard truth on how COVID-19 is affecting Cody’s schools, staff, and students. Superintendent Peg Monteith addressed the board, along with the most recent statistics of the number of students and staff current affected by the virus at…

Governor Mark Gordon will soon open two new funds for Wyoming businesses and nonprofits to receive more funding to cover money lost to the pandemic. The governor will open the Agriculture Fund and the Endurance Fund on Nov. 2. These two new funds will receive part of the $325 million dollars of federal money made…

Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin painted a dower picture of Cody’s future with COVID-19, citing alarming developments elsewhere in Wyoming and Utah as a sign of things to come. Billin posted the latest update on Park County’s COVID-19 situation on Facebook Sunday night. Always realistic and adamant in his assessment of pandemic…


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