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2021

More Wyomingites are on the job, as the state and most counties saw another month of steadily-declining unemployment from March to April 2022. The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 3.4% in March to 3.3% in April. Wyoming’s unemployment rate…

A former Yellowstone contractor will serve nearly four years in prison after assaulting and kidnapping someone within the national park’s boundaries – an automatic federal felony. On April 18, Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal sentenced  40-year-old Gregory Michael Samuel Toth for his actions on Oct. 1, 2021.  He was sentenced to 44 months…

The Wyoming Department of Health shares the most popular boy and girl baby names in 2021 – the first time the state’s birthrate rose in several years. Last week, the Wyoming Department of Health’s Office of Vital Statistic Services released 2021’s population figures for the state. Overall, there was an increase in deaths, suicides, and…

There were more deaths, suicides, and overdoses in Wyoming in 2021 due to several different factors – and COVID-19 is only third on the list of common causes. Official records filed with Vital Statistics Services (V.S.S.), part of the Wyoming Department of Health (W.D.H.), show another sharp increase in deaths last year. However, the 2021…

Employment numbers in Wyoming are slowly returning to pre-pandemic levels, as the downward trend in unemployment from 2021 continued into 2022. This year started right when it came to jobs. The steady decline in unemployment began in 2021 continued into the first month of 2022. The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of…

For the first time in a long time, COVID-19 transmission is low in Park County as case numbers show the extreme surge of omicron seems to be over. While Park County still isn’t done with COVID-19, the risk of infection is significantly lower than it was just a few months ago. After the second surge…

Tourism continues to be an economic powerhouse in Wyoming, as the numbers from 2021 show the state’s appeal and revenues are growing despite the pandemic. The Wyoming Office of Tourism released its yearly Economic Impact of Travel report for 2021. This preliminary report analyzes the financial impact of tourism and how much was spent in…

The Wyoming Highway Patrol celebrates its diligent troopers for the high number of calls, crimes, and assistance they responded to during a very busy 2021. The Wyoming Highway Patrol was diligent throughout 2021. Despite fewer employees on the road and in the office, troopers professionally addressed issues with motorists driving recklessly, distracted, or impaired. Troopers…

The visitation numbers in Yellowstone National Park make it the busiest year in the park’s 150-year history – but these numbers don’t tell the whole story. Yellowstone officials released the overall visitation numbers for 2021 on Friday, Jan. 21. It’s the final tally for a year of record-breaking months and nearly – but not quite…

So, out of all those Yellowstone tourons who got their 15 minutes of fame last year, who were the biggest losers?


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