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On Wednesday, April 28, Park County reported 22 new cases of COVID-19, one of the largest single day increases recently.

Native American Education and Research Center

The University of Wyoming is sponsoring a virtual event on Wednesday, May 5 to bring regional attention to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women issue.

Pilot Hill Project

The newly established Pilot Hill Recreation Area opened late last year for non-motorized recreation. More recently, the Pilot Hill Wildlife Habitat Management Area opened May 1.

The 5,500-acre parcel is managed by the nonprofit Pilot Hill Inc. and provides a natural laboratory for researchers interested in the effects of non-motorized recreation on wildlife.

Elaine Maestas remembers her sister, Elisha Lucero, going out of her way to help people.

“Even if it was like the last of her money, the last 20 dollars, and she knew you needed gas to get to work, didn't matter if you were a friend, a family member or somebody that she just met, she would help you out,” Maestas said.

Maggie Mullen

Inside Eastridge Shopping Mall in Casper, Wyoming was once a Macy's. And signs of that department store life remain — a lot of mirrors, the old beauty department counter, and what used to be changing rooms to try on the latest fashions. Now, this building is a well-oiled, pandemic-fighting machine, with no customers.

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The plan to build an immersion program at St. Stephens Indian School in Fremont County had been years in the making. Immersion language programs use various techniques to encourage bilingual learning. This program was going to have three teachers in a classroom of around a dozen kindergartners. The teachers would teach kindergarteners everything they normally do, only half in English and half in Arapaho.

Animal Adoption Center in Jackson

A spay and neuter clinic will be held May 7 and 8 at the Arapaho School gym. Dog bites from feral dogs have been increasing over the last few years. A way to get ahead of the problem is fewer litters of puppies.

As the economy reopens, restaurants remain far from pre-pandemic employment levels.

A recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling has broad implications for tribes in the Mountain West with historic ties to lands in Canada.

The April 23 decision affirms the rights of tribes to hunt, fish and conduct other treaty-reserved activities on traditional lands in Canada even if they aren’t citizens or residents of Canada.

Wyoming State Board of Education

The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking statewide input regarding high school graduation standards. The new initiative is called "Profile of a Graduate."

Participants are asked to share their ideas about the knowledge, skills, and attributes Wyoming students should have when they graduate from high school.

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