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Articles from the April 8, 2020 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    April 8, 2020

Fourth case added to count in Carbon County

Over the weekend, the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wyoming continued to increase as testing continued and the virus spread. As of 4 p.m. on April 6, the total numbe... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 8, 2020

Gordon issues self-quarantine directive

On April 3, Governor Gordon added another directive in conjunction with three statewide orders that had been issued in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Those orders, which had an... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 8, 2020

A chance at $1.83 million

Carbon County residents may be shocked to find that the State of Wyoming has over $1 million belonging to them. In a time when the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are putting a pinch on...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 8, 2020

Law enforcement has come to Medicine Bow

COVID-19 did not stop the swearing in of Dave Redding as the new Marshal for the town of Medicine Bow. On March 30 at 6 p.m., before the town council, mayor and town clerk/treasurer, Redding was sworn...

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2020

Kiwanis assisting Platte Valley businesses

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected people’s lives, and livelihoods, both across the world, and closer to home right here in the beautiful Platte Valley. Jon Winter, Platte Valley Kiwanis president, told local Kiwanians, “The financial...

 By Staff Report    Business    April 8, 2020

New realtor at Town & Country

Town & Country Realty is proud to announce that Shelby McGuire has joined their team. Shelby is not new to real estate as she completed the Salesmen Course I and II and received her license back...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    April 8, 2020

Moving forward in Carbon County

With the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on local businesses, various programs have been announced on both the federal and state levels in the form of grants and loans. Recently, the...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Finding the silver lining

It can be all too easy, in times like this, to focus on the negative. I’ve been guilty of it myself, especially as I watch the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the state tick... Full story

 By Janet Seahorn    Opinion    April 8, 2020

You can't quarantine joy

Several days ago, while watching the endless news about coronavirus I heard a newscaster say something that has stuck with me, "You can't quarantine tears". As I thought about this, even when trying...


Drastic times, drastic measures

Dear Editor, Over the last several decades the world has witnessed a spate of new health threats in the format of SARS, HIV, Ebola, Bird flu, Swine flu. All of these in the form of highly communicable diseases which at one time have threatened the...


Social distancing suggestions

Dear Editor, Our world is dealing with an unprecedented time that has not been seen in generations, if ever. We are being asked to do things we would never consider as normal–social distancing being the most prominent. There is no one immune from...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    April 8, 2020

Dig deep, stay strong

“I believe that team work is still what gets us through these times,” Logan Wright, head coach of the Saratoga football team and Saratoga High P.E. teacher said. “Our family grows thicker roots...


Getting kids to read

It started when Principal Jason Greenway handed Medicine Bow Elementary teacher Shelley Cooper the book "Book Whisperer" by Donalyn Miller early in the school year. The author of "Book Whisperer" is...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 8, 2020

An awful lot of ofal

As the date for the closure of the landfill outside Saratoga gets ever closer, the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) may finally have a direction in how to proceed with their...

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2020

Get behind the mask

With new national recommendations encouraging the targeted use of personal face coverings due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) official is updating residents on why using them at key times... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2020

Federal aid to more Wyoming residents coming soon

The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is readying to update its Unemployment Insurance (UI) system to distribute unemployment funds from the Coronavirus stimulus package to boost jobless benefits. DWS is reviewing information received over the...

 By Dana Davis    Lifestyles    April 8, 2020

An angelic dish

As promised in my previous column “Florentine it,” I am going to share another way to add vegetables to a picky eater’s diet. Use spaghetti squash instead of pasta. This substitution also helps...

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2020

First Coronavirus-Related Death Confirmed in Wyoming

A hospitalized Johnson County man previously identified as being infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has died, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The older man had health conditions that put him at higher risk of... Full story


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