Worland

Wyoming’s first case of vaping-associated lung illness has been confirmed in a Uinta County resident, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. The young adult was hospitalized with severe lung disease. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH states quote–“many states have already reported vaping-associated lung illness, including six deaths. The…

The Northern Wyoming News reports that Rachel’s Challenge will be returning to Worland Middle and High School’s this coming Monday and Tuesday. Rachel’s Challenge was set up 18 years ago by Rachel’s father Darrell, just two years after the Columbine High School mass shooting in 1999 in memory of Rachel Scott–the first of the 13…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that the first not guilty plea was made in a major drug case in Hot Springs County on Monday. Tiffany Ringgenberg of Cody pleaded not guilty to felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and conspiracy to deliver meth. The charges carry with them a combined possible sentence of 27 years…

Americans continue to rack up credit card debt at an alarming rate–this according to a study by the personal finance website WalletHub. Americans added a record $35.6 billion in credit card debt in the second quarter of 2019. Wyomingites are only responsible for about $62.1 million of that total–the 2nd least in the entire country.…

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking input on a proposed plan to provide housing in the Worland area for seasonal firefighters from the BLM’s Devil’s Canyon Hand Crew. This plan is in line with the BLM’s commitment to job creation and supporting veterans in the BLM workforce. The BLM is considering the construction…

Members of Governor Gordon’s Big Game Migration Corridor Advisory Group issued a range of recommendations to the Governor. Among them is a call for the Governor to issue an Executive Order (EO) to create a state-directed program that would codify policies that balance conservation with multiple-use opportunities. The core aim of the recommendations is to…

A proposal to boost state revenue by storing spent nuclear fuel in Wyoming would only raise about $10 million a year. The Casper Star-Tribune reports a panel of state lawmakers heard about the proposal on Thursday and will consider whether that amount is worth the political battle to make it a reality. The discussion of…

Deer–elk and moose hunters in Wyoming need to make a plan for transporting and disposing of processed carcasses this season. Due to the state’s chronic wasting disease positive status–regulations are in place to limit the spread within Wyoming and to other states. Wyoming’s regulations require deer–elk and moose hunters transport only the following items within…

Education Week’s 23rd annual report card–Quality Counts 2019– ranks Wyoming sixth nationally in education quality–up one spot from seventh nationally in 2018. Once again–Wyoming scored the highest among western states–and first in the nation in school finance. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jilian Balow said of the ranking–quote–“It is always positive news to see Wyoming…

Wyoming’s Democrats have passed a party rule that would prevent its financial resources from being used to benefit anyone who is not a state resident. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Wednesday that the State Central Committee of the Wyoming Democratic Party unanimously passed the resolution last month. The resolution says the party will only offer resources…


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