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Articles from the April 1, 2020 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    April 1, 2020

Confirmed cases in Carbon County recovered

While testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues throughout Wyoming, there was recently a bit of good news for Carbon County. In a little more than a week since the first case of COVID-19... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 1, 2020

Solid, sound and ready to work

“So steadfast is my faith in you, the Wyoming people, to do the right thing, that I have not issued a statewide ‘shelter in place’ order. You already know how important it is to take...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 1, 2020

Unemployment claims increase in Wyoming

It is still unknown how dire the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will be on our economy as Carbon County, Wyoming and the nation are still dealing with the spread of the virus. According...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 1, 2020

Meeting while social distancing

With the emphasis that has been placed on the importance of social distancing, and with one of three public health orders prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people, this may leave regular attendees... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    April 1, 2020

Putting a plan together

A week after the initial public health order closed schools throughout Wyoming, along with other public spaces, it was announced that Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist had e...

 

Be Smart, Be Safe

I guess, in a way, I am glad I went through the experience of living in Taiwan through the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) epidemic in Taiwan back in 2003. It made me understand how serious...

 

Public involvement is critical

Dear Editor, Do we citizens of Carbon County want the Federal Government to have total control over our natural resources? Fishing, hunting, agriculture, ranching, energy, recreation, water, air, mineral, timber, our economy (to name a few) are our...

 

CCVC here to help

Dear Editor, Tourism is a growing industry in Carbon County. Carbon County’s tourism growth and economic change has been exciting and impressive over the last seven years. Carbon County not only provides temporary housing to industry workers but...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Keeping news outlets alive during this Coronavirus era

The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated – famous quote by Mark Twain concerning American press reports of his demise while on a speaking tour in Europe in 1897. And like Mark Twain, reports of the death of media are also wildly...

 

The Trek to Elk Mountain

Bill Jones is part owner of Bow River Crossing, the convenience store in the town of Elk Mountain that has been open for about a year and a half. What is remarkable about Jones is that he lives in...

 

One of the Best 40 in Saratoga

By Mike Armstrong Joshua Wood loves the communities of Carbon County that he has lived and interacts with on a daily basis. He got his dream job of being a reporter for the Saratoga Sun, a little...

 

"It's about helping others"

by Joshua Wood Even before the arrival of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wyoming forced the closure of multiple businesses in the Valley, a wave of support was beginning to form. As small...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 1, 2020

Is there a doctor in the room?

Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) hosted a social media livestream on March 27 with several of their clinical staff as they worked to provide answers to residents of Carbon County amid the ong... Full story

 

Making junior disc golfers

Between the time that school in Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) was cancelled and the time that Governor Mark Gordon issued a public health order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 1, 2020

Law Enforcement has come to Medicine Bow

Covid-19 did not stop the swearing in of Dave Redding as the new Marshal to the town of Medicine Bow. On Monday evening before the town council, mayor and town clerk/treasurer, Redding was sworn in...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2020

Department Advice on Potential Coronavirus Illnesses

As reported coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continue to go up and because not everyone who may be ill can be tested, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) official is offering advice on what residents who are sick with a respiratory illness... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2020

Testing through Wyoming Public Health Lab to be limited

Because of testing supply issues, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) will be limiting testing available through the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the department’s established priority patients and... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2020

Gordon, Harrist extend orders through April 30

Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 30 to slow community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect lives. The Governor continues to... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    April 1, 2020

Fourth confirmed case of coronavirus in Carbon County

*UPDATE* 3:41 p.m. April 4, 2020 After further investigation, it was announced by the Carbon County COVID-19 Incident Management Team that there is indeed a fourth case connected to Carbon County. The... Full story

 

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