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Despite the state’s second biggest city residing within its borders, the median income of Natrona County makes it the “poorest county in Wyoming,” according to an analysis by Forbes magazine. Forbes magazine has compiled several lists determining the poorest, most poverty-stricken counties in each of the 50 states. For Wyoming, the counties with some of…

The U.S. Department of the Interior has rechristened almost 650 summits, streams, and other landmarks to remove a derogatory term for indigenous women from all federal maps. Last week, the Department of the Interior today announced the Board on Geographic Names (BGN) has voted on the final replacement names for nearly 650 geographic features nationwide…

While there are no known human cases, the death of this cat and several others in the same area suggest plague has been circulating in Albany County for months. According to the Wyoming Department of Health (W.D.H.), laboratory testing has recently confirmed that a rural Albany County cat died of the plague. The cat’s home…

Omicron is here, as both the Wyoming Department of Health and the University of Wyoming confirm the first two cases of the newest COVID-19 variant. On Friday, Dec. 17, the Wyoming Department of Health announced the first detection of the omicron variant in the state. One Albany County resident was confirmed to have a variant,…

Wyoming and Colorado law enforcement will be working for the same score – zero tolerance for drunk driving during the 113th Border War in Laramie. This Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, will mark the 113th meeting in the Border War rivalry. The football game between the University of Wyoming Cowboys and the Colorado State University Rams…

Masks will stay on at the University of Wyoming after the Board of Trustees voted to extend the campus policy due to high transmission levels in Laramie. During a meeting on Friday, Sept. 17, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees voted to extend the university’s mask policy. As a result, masks will be required…

The University of Wyoming claims that there were no donations made to political organizations – it was a clean payment for cleaning War Memorial Stadium. Eight Wyoming representatives- all Republicans – released a “letter to the editor.” According to documents acquired by the representatives, the University of Wyoming made two donations to the Albany Democratic…

Several Wyoming Republicans demand the university stop donating to political organizations and for the Democratic Party to return $2,000 in contributions. The University of Wyoming is the state’s only publicly funded university. Now, some of their actions are being portrayed as a misuse of public money for political purposes. Eight Wyoming representatives released a “letter…

The Wyoming Department of Health has released the latest coronavirus-related deaths for the state, including one Park County man who passed away earlier in October. The department’s details say the man was not hospitalized at the time of his death. It’s unclear if he had any health conditions that worsened the virus’s effects. This is…


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