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The Powell Tribune reports due to declining enrollment–Northwest College has made a number of budget cuts–including the elimination of Student Health Services. NWC student Abigaile Grubb used the public forum comment period at the October 7th NWC Board of Trustees meeting to voice her concerns about how the change has impacted students’ health. Grubb said…

A buck at the Hot Springs State Park terraces was dispatched on Saturday–October 12th after it was observed to have Chronic Wasting Disease–per an article in the Thermopolis Independent Record. Chronic Wasting Disease is highly contagious among deer, elk, moose, reindeer and caribou. There is no known cure, and it’s always fatal. Exposure to animals…

Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would help expand a network of highway crossings for wildlife. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Friday that the state Legislative committee unanimously approved three bills Friday creating a special wildlife conservation account to help fund additional crossings, signage and game fences in sensitive wildlife habitats. Lawmakers say the committee is…

A South Dakota teenager has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a girl from Wyoming whose body was found in his basement. Also Thursday, the 17-year-old entered a not guilty plea to an alternate second-degree murder charge. The Associated Press isn’t naming the defendant…

Due to a temporary shortage of influenza vaccines from its supplier, Park County Public Health has postponed a couple of community flu clinics. Over the past three years Park County Public Health has returned leftover flu vaccines. Referencing the 2018-2019 season, Crampton said the county used all but 100 of 2,000 doses on hand. Sanofi…

Governor Mark Gordon and U.S. Senator Mike Enzi have joined together to raise awareness of the importance of saving for retirement. Senator Enzi has again introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution establishing October 20-26 as National Retirement Security Week, while Governor Gordon signed a proclamation declaring October 13-19 Wyoming’s “Retirement Security Week.” Wyoming state legislators are…

Fall ranching seminars in Meeteetse and Basin will highlight important topics for managing cattle and connecting producers with the latest research from the University of Wyoming Extension, said Jeremiah Vardiman, northwest area agriculture and horticulture extension educator. One seminar is Nov. 7 at the Meeteetse Conservation District, 1906 State, St. Meeteetse, with a free lunch…

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) will host an October public hearing in Cheyenne on proposed revisions to Chapters 1, 3 and 5 of the Immunization Program Administrative Rules. The hearing will be October 28 from 12-4 p.m. at the Laramie County Library Willow Room, which is located at 2200 Pioneer Avenue. Individuals interested in making a comment…

A recent analysis by the Washington, D.C. nonprofit RepresentWomen ranks Wyoming 26th in the nation for gender parity in elected office. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that in a state known as the Equality State for being the first to give women the right to vote, women currently hold just 16% of the available seats in…

Wyoming’s First Lady Jennie Gordon has launched the Wyoming Hunger Initiative–aimed at unifying efforts to combat hunger among Wyoming youth. The Cody Enterprise reports that local motivational speaker, mother and wife Ashlee Lundvall has been named to the Wyoming Hunger Initiative Board. Gordon said in a press release long before becoming first lady she learned…


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