Governor asks residents to remain calm as COVID-19 arrives in Wyoming

At a news conference Thursday evening, Governor Mark Gordon urged calm after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Wyoming this week.

Gordon, along with other state officials, addressed the coordinated effort being developed to deal with the rapidly changing situation. Jim O’Reilly reports.

Replay of Thursday’s news conference:

COVID-19 Press Conference with Local and State Agencies on Friday morning:

 

Officials gathered March 11 at the Platte Valley Community Center to discuss possible flooding. Photo courtesy of Local Emergency Planning Committee of Carbon County.

County emergency officials planning ahead for spring floods

While much of the state and the world is preparing for a viral pandemic, county officials were doing this week what they usually do this time of year – planning for possible springtime flooding.

On Wednesday, officials from around Carbon County gathered to the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga for a tabletop exercise. Emma Diercks was there and filed this report.

Click here to view the updated draft flood zone map provided by FEMA

 

Sinclair Wyoming Refinery could be severely impacted by the new legislation. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Wyoming officials ask Trump to appeal refinery legislation

A recent U.S. Appeals Court decision is a red flag for small refineries like the one here in Carbon County. The decision does away with economic relief previously provided. It could hurt smaller operations like Sinclair.

Wyoming Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi, along with Governor Mark Gordon, are calling upon President Donald Trump to intervene. Cali O’Hare reports.

Click here to view Governor Gordon’s letter to President Trump

Click here to view the Sinclair Refining Company statement on RFS Program & Small Refinery Hardship Relief 

 

Sports: Natrona County officials call off basketball tournaments

In Sports, or the lack their of, the 3A/4A State Basketball Tournament has been canceled due to the recent developments surrounding the coronavirus.

Joey Saverine has the story on how it was a local decision, and not one made by the State.

 

More Highlights:

  • Mountain West suspends spring sports season

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