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Coffee doesn’t discriminate, and you can enjoy it at any time and at any temperature.  When It’s cold out you can drink it hot, and if it’s hot out you can drink it iced.  Whether you drink it black or in a more stylized form, coffee is always there for us.   The obsession with…

Brad Cline, Veteran Service Officer with the Wyoming Veterans Commission, spoke about new regulations and new policies associated with the Veterans Administration.  Brad talked about the Pact Act, new areas for Agent Orange exposure and why it’s so important for your family to start documenting your health with the VA.

The need for blood never stops and currently donations are low.  “Nationally we are in critical need.  Donations are down 50 percent on the national level,” explains Sherri Houston, Senior Donor Recruiter for Vitalant out of Billings.  That’s why there is a Cody community blood drive happening today through Wednesday at the VFW Post 2673…

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…

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing the first monkeypox case in a Wyoming resident has been identified in Laramie County. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with W.D.H., said public health representatives are following up with the individual to see if additional Wyoming residents are at higher risk of contracting…

The Wyoming Department of Health (W.D.H.) reports vaccines meant to help prevent monkeypox are now available on a limited, targeted basis to a limited, targeted population across the state. As of Tuesday, August 9, Wyoming was the only state in the United States without a confirmed case of monkeypox. However, much like COVID-19 in 2020,…

Any anglers fishing in Wyoming’s waters will want to consult the new guidelines for mercury consumption, so everyone can safely enjoy the catch of the day. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Wyoming Department of Health have issued updated guidelines for anglers who eat fish caught in Wyoming waters. The new fish consumption…

Hot Springs Health, a Thermopolis, Wyoming hub for healthcare in the Big Horn Basin, first opened its doors in 1958. HSH currently has a hospital, four family practice clinics, and a surgical clinic. The board of directors is announcing the appointment of Scott Alwin as the new CEO of Hot Springs Health. His tenure begins…

Park County is amongst several Wyoming counties encountering a wave of stomach illnesses, which means ill people should stay safe, stay hydrated and stay home. The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) said reports of stomach-related illnesses known overall as viral gastroenteritis have recently increased in Wyoming. Recent upticks have been reported from the northern part…

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…


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