Wyoming now ranks among the worst states for spread of the coronavirus as its residents grow weary of measures to protect themselves and state officials refrain from reimposing public-health orders to try to force compliance.
Due to an increased number of student COVID cases, student exposure risk, and quarantined students, Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has decided to transition to online and hybrid delivery of courses.
In response to a 10 percent cut in state funding that resulted in an immediate reduced distribution from the state earlier this year, the University of Wyoming’s administration has identified a plan to address a $42.3 million budget reduction in the current biennium to present to the UW Board of Trustees.
Four active cases of COVID-19 have been detected on another floor of a residence hall at the University of Wyoming, prompting the university to take action to limit the spread of the virus in that group of students, employees and the broader community.
That collaboration is taking another step forward, with the aim of providing all community college students with the assurance that courses they’re taking will meet requirements for bachelor’s degrees at the university.
Virtual visits with Santa are not a new concept, but in 2020 they are a wonderful and essential addition to holiday traditions. Chit-Chat with Santa allows families to schedule a call with Santa at their convenience. Everyone who wants to spend time with Santa joins a video call at their scheduled time and shares their holiday cheer and wishes.
How far did you travel to fish last weekend? In some areas of Wyoming, the fish journeyed just as far to their ideal water. The Cowboy State’s finned residents are among thousands of species of fish worldwide that migrate, and those movements are celebrated this week on World Fish Migration Day. World Fish Migration Day, observed on Oct. 24, is a one-day global celebration to create awareness on the importance of free flowing rivers and migratory fish. In Wyoming, the Game and Fish Department recognizes the importance of connected waters for fish and invests in fish passage projects with public and private partners.
The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce hosted an Economic Forecast presented by the DAPCPA to discuss the climate of the economy the US and Wyoming is facing from the beginning of the pandemic, till now.
A popular recreation spot along the Snake River will be closed to the public beginning next week for routine maintenance. Starting Wednesday, October 21through November 15, 2020, the Walton Levee at Emily’s Pond on Wyoming Highway 22 will close to the public so that the U.S. Army Corps of engineers can perform rehabilitation work.
A South Dakota man accused in a widespread case involving the illegal trafficking of eagles and other protected birds has been sentenced to five years of probation and order to pay thousands of dollars to a wildlife group.
On Saturday, September 19, staff from Yellowstone National Park, the Wyoming Wetlands Society, and Ricketts Conservation Fund released eight young trumpeter swans (cygnets) at Alum Creek in Hayden Valley.
In an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Wyoming Department of Health finds it necessary to protect the health of the public by continuing certain restrictions as outlined in this Order. Additionally, this Order implements measures in line with the White House unveiling, on April 16, 2020, of certain guidelines for Opening Up America Again - a three-phased approach beginning with State or Regional Gating Criteria and continuing through three phases of removing restrictions when there is no evidence of resurgence of the virus.
Eastern Wyoming College has received official notification from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) that the Board of Commissioners voted to affirm continuing accreditation for the associate nursing program, as the program is in compliance with all Accreditation Standards and Criteria reviewed during the focused visit following the implementation of the new Torrington Campus location.
The Wyoming National Guard partnered with the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security to participate in a Cyber Shield 2020 exercise last month. Army and Air Guard members and state employees came together for the training event to test their capabilities for real-world cyberattack scenarios.