Archive - Jul 4, 2009 - News

We've Got The Latest Swine Flu Numbers From The Department of Health

The Wyoming Department of Health reports that there are now eighty-one cases of laboratory confirmed swine flu in the state of Wyoming, including one hospitalization.

The hospitalized patient, an adult female from Lincoln County has been diagnosed as having underlying conditions and has been released from the hospital and is recovering.

Gillette Population Up 32 percent Since 2000

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Federal census figures show Gillette's
population has grown by 32 percent in the past eight years while surrounding Campbell County has grown by 23 percent.

Estimates released this week put Gillette's population at nearly 27,000 last year, up from about 20,000 in 2000. The county's population was more than 41,000 in 2008, up from nearly 34,000 eight years ago.

Casper Could Be Wyoming's Largest City In 2019

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Casper could overtake Cheyenne as
Wyoming's largest city in a decade. The Wyoming Economic Analysis Division says Casper has grown by about 8.7 percent since 2000, while Cheyenne has grown by about 6.7 percent.

Wenlin Liu of the state Department of Administration and

Cultural Trust Fund Announces Grant Recipients

As many as 34 Wyoming cultural and heritage projects and sponsoring organizations will benefit from more than $512,000 in grant awards from the Wyoming cultural trust fund.

The grant awards, approved by the five-member Cultural
Trust Fund board at a recent meeting in Cheyenne, came from 58 total applications representing 23 communities in 16 counties.