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There is no cause for widespread public health concern related to a possible meningitis case in Carbon County, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Hospital laboratory work involving the Carbon County student described in communications shared last week by local school representatives has not been completed. As a result, no specific diagnosis has been…

AmeriCorps Community Garden volunteer Kelly Ferguson gave a short presentation at Tuesday’s City Council meeting on the community garden and its impacts on residents in Worland. Ferguson stated she saw 4 major areas of positive impact this summer at the community garden — which is located at Newell Sargent Park. First — the positive impact…

An audio version of this news available here. With a rate of uninsured children that’s more than double the national average, Wyoming ranked 49th in the nation for children’s health on a national report of overall youth well-being. While health was a significant low point, Wyoming performed well overall on the report. The Equality State…

An audio version of this news available here. Senate File 117 passed through the Senate Rules Committee last Wednesday. What lies inside the file is deep cuts to education over the next three years to the tune of $130 million dollars. Senator Ray Peterson of Cowley sponsored SF-117, Peterson served on the School Finance Recalibration…

An audio version of this news available here.  A report from a nonprofit group says minority populations in Wyoming have been growing faster than the white population as the Cowboy State’s demographics slowly shift toward greater diversity. KROE-AM reports that an analysis by the Wyoming Community Foundation found that the state’s minority populations increased by…

An audio version of this news available here. Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA reminds motorists to be cautious while driving in adverse weather. The weekend snow storm that impacted the Big Horn Basin left behind snow…

An audio version of this news available here. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department diagnosed chronic wasting disease (CWD) for the first time in Deer Hunt Area 118 near Meeteetse, Wyoming. The Game and Fish Wildlife Health Laboratory confirmed CWD in a buck white-tailed deer harvested by a hunter on Nov. 3 near Gooseberry Creek.…

The Wyoming Department of Health is warning residents of the dangers posed by ticks. In Wyoming, diseases passed on by infected ticks include tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Colorado tick fever. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state epidemiologist and Public Health Sciences Section chief with the Department of Health, says spring and summer months are typically…

University of Wyoming Outreach school is eliminated. Wyoming off-campus centers in Casper and elsewhere will remain open even though the university is eliminating its Outreach School. The UW Board of Trustees voted last month to dismantle the Outreach School and distribute the organization’s duties to other areas across the university as UW grapples with $42…


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