“Each of us can play a role in preventing illnesses when we swim, play and relax in and near water whether outdoors in warm weather or indoors year-round,” said Courtney Tillman, epidemiologist with WDH. “Swallowing a small amount of indoor or outdoor recreational water can make people sick,”
The official kick off of summer in Wyoming is Memorial Day, and that means taking the boat out, maybe for the first time this year. Before hitting the road for the holiday weekend, Game and Fish reminds all boaters — from motorized boaters to paddlers — to be prepared and be sure watercraft are outfitted with the required safety equipment.
Casper Area Transit will not offer services on Monday in honor of the Memorial Day holiday. Both the ASSIST - Door to Door service and LINK - Fixed Route service will not operate and transit offices will be closed. Normal services will resume on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30 a.m.
On May 20, 2022, J.M. Smucker Co. issued a voluntary recall of select Jif products sold in the U.S. for potential salmonella contamination. The recalled peanut butter was distributed nationwide in retail stores and other outlets. Recalled products include the products below with lot codes 1274425 – 2140425. Lot codes are included alongside best-if-used-by date.
“We really just support programs that are already in existence around the state that fight food insecurity,” she said. “We are working with children’s groups, with veterans groups, seniors groups, and just families and pantries that are serving folks that are struggling during this time.”
While the courts decide the future rights of both hunters and landowners, a heavy hitter just joined the fray. The Wyoming-centered, corner crossing legal battle made national news when 4 Missouri hunters won their case against criminal trespassing charges.
Recent upticks have been reported from the northern part of the state, including Sheridan and Park counties, as well as in southern Wyoming’s Laramie County. Commonly described as “stomach flu” or “food poisoning,” gastroenteritis can spread easily when people eat or drink contaminated food and beverages, touch contaminated surfaces or through close contact with someone already sick.
The vote comes as gas prices hit new record highs across the country. “I’m impacted financially, but we’re all forced to either pay the price or walk or ride a bike, which I’ve resorted to,” said one concerned Casperite named Ezra.
“We have a lot of people that might not be able to afford their meals,” said Stephanie Freeman, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels. “We use that money to then supplement those, as well as rising food prices, so really, all the money we make helps us be able to pay our bills and ensure we can continue helping other people.”
Sellers are posing online as legitimate companies or breeders in an attempt to lure in individuals seeking a furry companion to add to their families. The supposed seller asks for payment for the animal upfront, as well as excess fees for crates and insurance during transport.
Archaeological excavations led by Wyoming’s state archaeologist and involving University of Wyoming researchers have confirmed that an ancient mine in eastern Wyoming was used by humans to produce red ocher starting nearly 13,000 years ago.
Each week Blue Federal Credit Union and Wyoming News Now are teaming up to salute our community helpers with our do-gooder award. This week’s recipient is Linda Sandoval.Linda is being recognized for helping the community for 31 years. The Eagles Nest bartender has also worked with Laramie County School District 1 to help kids with disabilities at Carey Junior High.
This year’s annual VA 2K was held Wednesday, where veterans, nurses, and more gathered to get some exercise, for a good cause. The donations received on Wednesday will be used to help create move in kits for homeless vets who are moving into a home or apartment. These move in kits provide them with essentials like bed sheets, plates, paper towels, and more.
The Wyoming Air National Guard upgraded its 30-year-old, C-130s on Tuesday.The 153rd Airlift Wing helped outfit C-130s with new engines, propellers and glass cockpits, all in preparation for fire season. Mechanical teams from Texas and Aircraft from Nevada came to get their 30-year-old engines replaced with new modified engines that provide more power, quicker climb and better fuel efficiency.
The cause of the fire was determined to be a heat lamp placed too close to combustible items in a trailer adjacent to the barn. Laramie Fire Department would like to remind you to be mindful of the distance to combustible materials when utilizing heat lamps to warm livestock, pets, and chickens.