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Despite a national post-pandemic downturn in proficiency, Wyoming students continue to perform above the national average in reading and math – a testament to the quality of the public school system. The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) has released the state’s reading and mathematics results on the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as…

Bighorn Basin business owners are encouraged to fill out a ten-question survey to help analyze the economic impact of the flooding in Yellowstone National Park. Last month’s flooding in Yellowstone National Park interrupted summer tourism in an unprecedented way. The entire park was closed for over a week after roads were compromised, if not destroyed,…

Employment numbers in Wyoming are slowly returning to pre-pandemic levels, as the downward trend in unemployment from 2021 continued into 2022. This year started right when it came to jobs. The steady decline in unemployment began in 2021 continued into the first month of 2022. The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of…

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…


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