Rural health officials face unique challenges as the pandemic worsens. Reliant on advanced medical care in other communities — care that modelers fear could become overwhelmed — stopping contagion is “our one big tool,” a nurse said.
Downtowns and the state’s cornerstone are under the gun from a pandemic response that necessitates curtailing economic activity. Economists predict prolonged impacts.
The Wyoming Public Service Commission hears the fears and resentments of energy transition casualties in Kemmerer and Rock Springs.
Looming coal plant closures, energy industry layoffs and an exodus of young people has several Wyoming communities scratching their heads about how to forge economic transitions.
State would benefit by embracing economic progress as PacifiCorp unveils proposal to increase renewables, lower rates and reduce emissions.