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Cody Regional Health and Park County Public Health continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 while their numbers show the significant impact made by vaccines. On Oct. 9, Cody Regional Health published an update to its social media pages. In the update, the hospital announced construction on its Acute Care/Critical Care Unit was completed. “Instead…

Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin promotes the COVID-19 vaccine while countering community skeptics – it’s not perfect, but it works. COVID-19 is once again infecting the day-to-day lives of Park County residents. As cases and hospitalizations rise, another surge may have begun. Dr. Aaron Billin, Park County Public Health Officer, continues posting…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that the U.S. economy and job market are quickly rebounding from the pandemic recession. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims fell by 26,000 last week to 360,000.…

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The International Skating Union has provisionally awarded the 2024 world figure skating championships to Montreal. The championships were scheduled to be held in Montreal in 2020 but they were cancelled on March 11 — five days before the start of…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped last week to 406,000, a new pandemic low and more evidence that the job market is strengthening as the virus wanes and economy further reopens. Thursday’s report from the Labor Department showed that applications declined 38,000 from 444,000 a week earlier. The number of…

Travel and tourism took a hard hit from COVID-19, but the Wyoming Office of Tourism can rest easy – in the Equality State, it wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been. The Wyoming Department of Tourism released its Economic Impact of Travel report for 2020. Oregon-based company Dean Runyon Associates compiled the research. As expected,…

The pandemic took a lot of things away from us. Friends, family, time with those people we could have had otherwise, jobs, and hobbies. Another thing the pandemic ripped away from us was professional and collegiate sports. What was one of the only consistent forces of entertainment in the nation for over a century was…

A year into his tenure as CEO, Josh Dorrell encourages Wyoming residents to “see the future” and think about how our choices today build the state’s tomorrow. Dorrell was the speaker for the Cody Chamber of Commerce’s Cody Club Lunch on Monday, April 19. For him, this visit was a reminder of how much has changed…

Masks aren’t enough anymore, not even two. It is time to step our game up against the COVID-19 virus and get this thing to go away. How can we make this community safer? Well, with new guidelines in place Park County residents will be asked to put on a hazmat suit wherever you go in…

Being a full year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some things that have become normal but just one year ago we would have thought were crazy. One of those things is working from home. According to FlexJobs.com, an estimated 26.7% will still be working from home through 2021, 36.2 million Americans (22% of the…


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