With the Puppies Assisting Wounded Service-Members, or PAWS Act, there has been increased national attention on service dogs. The Sheridan Veteran Affairs Medical Center is working to educate veterans, staff, and community members on the purpose of dogs in Veteran’s lives.
The Department of Workforce Services (D.W.F.S.) held a virtual town hall meeting Wednesday.They shared information on development grants for pre-hires, apprentices, interns, and up-skill training for new workers and employees. The business training grants cover tuition, registration, class materials, fees, and some travel expenses for classes.
As federal grant funding ends, state efforts aimed at preventing overdoses and deaths tied to prescription drugs and opioids are changing but continuing, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The WDH Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) first received the Grant to Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose-Related Deaths from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 2016. The grant ended August 31; Wyoming was not selected to receive another round of funding.
Governor Mark Gordon has appointed Jefferson Coombs to be a Circuit Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial District serving Fremont County, Wyoming. Coombs’ appointment fills the vacancy left by the retirement of Honorable Robert B. Denhardt .
Folks might be seeing some changes in the next few weeks as they drive through the west side of Cheyenne. The re-development of the hitching post project has been ten years in the making, deemed a blighted property by the City of Cheyenne.
North Casper Elementary School is about to open the doors again, but this time, not for class. Wyoming Food for Thought has purchased the building to provide a bigger and better space for the community.
“We were hoping to have this runway done in July, it doesn’t look like we are going to have it done now until about November. We are really struggling on the close-out, if you can see behind me, the little work that we have left; we are really having difficulties getting the materials shipped to the airport so that we can mix the concrete and get it down. We are hoping that by next week, we will be able to make a decision and hopefully we will be able to tell the community we will have the airport open for the holidays,” said Barth.
“We need to prepare Wyoming students for future careers, just living in society, and if we do it right, this could be an advantage for Wyoming students. If we don’t address it, it becomes a big gap for our best resources - our students,” said Bryan Shader, UW Mathematics Professor and Assistant to the University President’s Strategic Initiative.
The Evansville Police Department and Natrona County School District are working to promote safety and positive relationships at Evansville Elementary. Officers are returning to the school once again for daily visits.
The housing and urban development program will soon be sending help for people who are experiencing homelessness.“We won’t make progress, unless we decide we’re going to make hay while the sun is shining, right? Unless we decide we are going to take some of those covid era funds and make permanent solutions,” said Brenda Birkle, executive director of my front door.
Today is the first day of fall and Wyomingites can expect to see temperatures dropping. Dr. Andy Dunn, the Chief of Staff at Banner Wyoming Medical Center, said the cold temperatures bring in respiratory syncytial Virus Infection or RSV.
It’s no surprise that Hurricane Ida’s impact was felt all across the country. From flooding, to higher gas prices, to complete destruction in the southeast, it took a toll on many. One Casper College student is trying to make a difference.
Governor Mark Gordon has signed an executive order to allow motor carriers hauling hay in Wyoming to operate outside of regular operating hours and carry larger loads. Oversize loads of baled livestock feed qualifying for a permit may now operate two hours before sunrise and two hours after sunset with a valid permit. The permit also authorizes oversize baled livestock feed loads up to 12 feet in width or 15 feet in height.
The five-year grant will provide the UW Wellness Center with $125,000 per year to support mental health first aid (MHFA) training at UW and in the Laramie community. The focus of the $625,000 grant is to provide mental health awareness and de-escalation training and establish connections with mental health organizations for referrals for appropriate services.
U.S.Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in support of her bill to name the Cheyenne federal building after women’s rights pioneer Louisa Swain. The bill was unanimously approved by the committee today and will next be considered on the Senate floor. S. 2126 would rededicate the federal building located at 308 W 21st Street in Cheyenne, Wyoming in honor of Louisa Swain’s historic vote.