As a Pennsylvania native, I was surprised to be offered a job way out in a place like Casper Wyoming. But having just graduated from college the year before in Ithaca, New York, I was all too happy to accept a position working for a news station, even if it meant I was moving across the country. While this is my first big job since graduating, I have experience working in news all throughout school, from my college’s newspaper, The Ithacan, to a radio station in Philly, WURD radio. Getting the chance to work professionally as a reporter is something I'd hoped to do ever since high school, so I’m overjoyed at the chance to finally do what I’ve dreamed of doing.
Governor Gordon Authorizes Funding to Temporarily Reopen 9 Rest Areas
According to a press release put out by Governor Mark Gordon, the governor has directed the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) to come together to temporarily reopen nine previously closed rest areas for at least the duration of the 2021 tourist season.
Governor Declares May 5th Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Awareness Day
According to a press release put out by Governor Mark Gordon, the governor has signed a proclamation declaring May 5th Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Awareness Day.
Rep. Elise Stefanik Looking to Take Cheney’s Position in Republican Party
Elise Stefanik, a Republican in New York's 21st district, is reportedly eyeing to replace Wyoming representative Liz Cheney as House Republican Conference chair due to Cheney breaking with Republicans on former president Donald Trump.
Casper Man Arrested for Allegedly Driving a Stolen Vehicle
According to the Natrona County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 1:00 am on May 5, 27 year-old Mychal Goggles, was pulled over for going 65 mph in a 45 mph zone.
GOP Members Concerned About Cheney’s Ability to “Carry Out the Job”
House minority leader Kevin McCarthy went on Fox News and talked about comments made by some GOP members about Wyoming representative Liz Cheney's ability as chairwomen.
Gas Prices Return to Pre-COVID Levels
In a report released by GasBuddy, gas prices in Wyoming have returned to levels seen before the start of the pandemic, with prices averaging $2.90 per gallon, the same as two years ago, compared to $1.75 a year ago.
Vaccine Hesitancy Highest in Wyoming
According to data from the US Census Bureau from the end of March, Wyoming is currently the state with the highest rates of vaccine hesitancy, at 33.2%, and the only state currently in the 30s.
Cheney Responds to Critics of Her Biden Fist Bump
Leading up to Biden's speech to Congress on Wednesday, the president fist bumped several members of Congress, including Wyoming representative Liz Cheney.
Wyoming Department of Corrections Report 2 COVID-19 Cases
Over the past week there have been two cases in the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins across the five prisons the department operates.
Applications Open for Emergency Rental Assistance Program
According to a press release recently put out by the Department of Family Services, the program is now open for online applications for renters struggling to pay their rent or utilities due to loss in income from COVID-19.