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After seven months of a vital and valued service, Cody Regional Health feels the current COVID-19 situation merits a safe stop to testing at the Rodeo Grounds. Cody Regional Health announced the closure of drive-thru testing at the Cody Stampede Rodeo Grounds on Wednesday. Starting next week, there will be no testing offered Tuesday and…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton is asking Tennessee lawmakers to withdraw a bill that would erect a statue of her on the Capitol grounds in Nashville. “Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time,” Parton said in a statement issued…

How long will Wyoming residents be mandated to wear a mask? According to the governor, an end may be in sight. While the state’s public health orders are slowly being eased back, there is still a statewide mask mandate in place. Governor Mark Gordon enacted the mandate in early December when COVID-19 cases were reaching…

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s 99-year-old Prince Philip has been admitted to a London hospital after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday. The palace said the husband of Queen Elizabeth II was admitted to the private King Edward VII Hospital on Tuesday evening. It called the admission “a precautionary measure” taken on the advice of Philip’s…

Superintendent Cam Sholly led Yellowstone National Park thru an unprecedented year but the cooperation of gateway communities, park staff, and visitors made 2020 a success. There’s not much one can do to prepare for a global pandemic in the United States’ first national park. But that was no excuse for Cam Sholly, who’s served as…

The annual fundraiser is looking for a new date and venue, but the Cody chapter of Soroptimist International isn’t confirming any details at the present time. On Friday morning, Feb. 12, the Cody chapter of Soroptimist International announced that their 47th Annual Wine Tasting Party has been postponed. The non-profit’s 2020’s event was cancelled due…

Despite the mask mandate extension through Feb. 28, Governor Mark Gordon has further relaxed orders as data from most counties show declines in both case counts and hospitalizations. The updated health orders go into effect on Feb. 15 and permit increased capacity limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings. The statement indicates “Indoor gatherings that incorporate…

Sub-zero temperatures are closing COVID drive-thru testing, and Cody Regional Health may keep it closed until the weather get a little bit warmer. Cody Regional Health announced the temporary closure of their testing booth on both Tuesday and Thursday of this week due to the freezing temperatures anticipated. “Our team is having a difficult time…

3,806,305 – that’s how many people visited Yellowstone National Park in 2020.  Park officials have released the 2020 visitation numbers for Yellowstone National Park. On initial review, you might not even notice the national and global factors that had many fearing the park wouldn’t open at all last year. Yellowstone’s gates recorded 3,806,305 people entering…

Cody residents are no longer “stampeding” to the Rodeo Grounds for COVID tests, so Cody Regional is cutting an hour of testing that isn’t needed anymore. Effective Tuesday, Feb. 2, the hours for the COVID-19 drive-thru testing at the Cody Stampede Rodeo Grounds are being changed: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays. The…


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