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By DAVID KOENIG Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — A ruling by a federal judge has ended — at least for now — the requirement that people wear masks on planes and public transportation, and there is plenty of confusion about the new, post-mask world of travel. The decision by a lone judge in Florida toppled 14 months…

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…

Despite an overall post-pandemic decline in unemployment across Wyoming, Park County’s unemployment increased slightly from January to February 2022. The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services released Wyoming’s unemployment numbers for February 2022 on Monday. March 28. As communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment numbers are getting “back to…

Two years after its implementation, the COVID-19 public health emergency is officially “over” in Wyoming, as Governor Gordon rescinds his 2020 executive order. Governor Mark Gordon has signed an Executive Order rescinding the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Simultaneously, to facilitate efforts to address the state’s nursing shortage, the Governor has also signed an Executive Order…

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…

For the first time this school year, University of Wyoming students can breathe more freely, as the Board of Trustees lifts most of its mask requirements. On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting. The board lifted nearly all the campus’s mask requirements during that meeting after a…

Park County School District #6 has changed its COVID-19 protocol, as it takes a more and less “active” approach to track the virus in Cody schools. Cody Schools Interim Superintendent Tim Foley sent a message to the parents and guardians of Park County School District #6 earlier this week. In the message, a new COVID-19…

After two weeks of closure, the Cody VA Clinic resumed in-person appointments for Bighorn Basin veterans on Monday, Feb. 7. In-person care at the Cody V.A. Clinic resumed today after closing the clinic for two weeks of virtual-only care. Any scheduled appointments can proceed as planned. Due to staffing issues, the Cody V.A. Clinic announced…

By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Young’s music will be removed from Spotify at his request, following the veteran rock star’s protest over the streaming service airing a popular podcast that featured a figure criticized for spreading COVID misinformation. Spotify, in a statement on Wednesday, said that it regretted Young’s…

Now that the omicron variant has officially arrived in Park County, Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin reminds residents of the “need-to-knows” of COVID-19. The first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 was confirmed in Park County on Friday, Jan. 15. Dr. Aaron Billin, Park County Public Health Officer, announced a sample tested by…


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