Courtesy of Wyoming Department of Health.

Hanna meningitis case not contagious according to lab results

The Wyoming Department of Health announced Monday afternoon that testing has been completed for the Hanna meningitis case. Laboratory results confirms the form of meningitis is not contagious.



Poll: Wyoming residents worry most about economy

By Jim O’Reilly

State residents say the economy is their biggest concern, according to a University of Wyoming survey. The statewide poll was conducted by phone last fall by the UW School of Politics, Public Affairs and International Studies.

Randomly selected people were asked to list the most pressing problems facing the state. Nearly one third said uncertainties with the energy industry. Another one-fifth pointed to the overall lack of jobs and opportunities in Wyoming.

Drugs and alcohol problems were also ranked relatively high, along with a general lack of tax revenue to fund services and infrastructure.

The 618 interviews were conducted before the November general election. The university released the results on Friday. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus five points.


Photo: Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.

Rawlins City Council continues work on municipal to-do list

In Rawlins, city council last week began working on an expensive to-do list of projects during a work session last week. The projects range from street improvements to the development of Tin Can Hill. Cali O’Hare reports city officials will finish their goal-setting at another meeting in mid-March.



Bill proposing work requirements for some Medicaid recipients gains momentum

By Jim O’Reilly

At the legislature, the house passed on second reading a bill that requires able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work 20 hours a week.

SF 144 seeks approval from Washington for a waiver that would require some Medicaid recipients to put in 20 hours a week in any combination of work, job training or volunteering with community organizations.

The legislation would affect fewer than 3-thousand of the 60-thousand Medicaid recipients in Wyoming. SF 144 faces a third reading this morning.

The bill passed the senate with an overwhelming majority earlier this month. Today’s vote in the house could go either way.


Photo courtesy of WYDOT/WHP.

Suspect pleads not guilty to felony drug charges after snowplow hits cash case

One of the three individuals arrested near Elk Mountain after a WYDOT snowplow struck a case full of cash pleaded not guilty to several felony drug possession charges in court Monday morning. Emma Diercks has the story.



Sports: Lady Outlaws finish 6-0 in quadrant play

Rawlins Lady Outlaw basketball got a clean sweep over the 3A Southeast quadrant with an overtime win over Torrington. Joey Saverine has the story.

More Highlights:
  • UW basketball takes a look at Fresno State.
  • UW track earns special accolade
  • Rockies extend Manager Bud Black’s contract after taking club to playoffs in both of his first two season at the helm.


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