University of Wyoming: UW Receives Second NEH Grant for Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project

University of Wyoming: UW Receives Second NEH Grant for Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project. “University of Wyoming Libraries has received a second round of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support ongoing newspaper digitization work. The two-year, $200,000 grant will support the ongoing Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project, which began in August 2019 after the first NEH grant was awarded.”

Big Horn Radio Network (Wyoming): Thermopolis Schools In Immediate Lockdown Until September 13th

Big Horn Radio Network (Wyoming): Thermopolis Schools In Immediate Lockdown Until September 13th. “Hot Springs County Schools are in lockdown until distance learning is completed at least until September 13th. The decision was made by the Hot Springs County School District and Dustin Hunt. Hot Springs County recorded it’s highest student and staff absent percentage of 30%.”

New Yorker: A Woman’s Intimate Record of Wyoming in the Early Twentieth Century

New-to-me from New Yorker, discovered via Kottke: A Woman’s Intimate Record of Wyoming in the Early Twentieth Century. “Between 1899 and her death, in 1962, [Lora Webb] Nichols created and collected some twenty-four thousand negatives documenting life in her small Wyoming town, whose fortunes boomed and then busted along with the region’s copper mines. What Nichols left behind might be the largest photographic record of this era and region in existence: thousands of portraits, still-lifes, domestic interiors, and landscapes, all made with an unfussy, straightforward, often humorous eye toward the small textures and gestures of everyday life.” The best word for this photography is “charming.” Absolutely unfussy but so full of detail and life.

Wyoming News Now: German POW news journals get digitized

Wyoming News Now: German POW news journals get digitized. “The state library just completed the digitization of 5 titles of German POW camp newspapers from World War 2. These newspapers were from the Douglas and Cheyenne war camps. They depicted camp life for prisoners, as well as news that was coming in from Europe at the time. Captured by allies in northern Africa, these prisoners were held in Wyoming, in several camps that were operational from 1942 to 1945.”

Local News 8: Wyoming launches new drought resources website

Local News 8: Wyoming launches new drought resources website. “The site provides resources and information for specific sectors impacted by drought, including agriculture, tourism, recreation, municipalities and water utilities. It also offers information on federal and state resources and assistance available to those impacted by drought. Information on wildfire conditions and restrictions plus links to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) drought disaster designations for Wyoming are also available on the website.”

University of Wyoming: UW Libraries, Wyoming State Library Launch New Digital Historic Newspaper Collection

University of Wyoming: UW Libraries, Wyoming State Library Launch New Digital Historic Newspaper Collection. “University of Wyoming Libraries and the Wyoming State Library have partnered to launch the Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection online. This collection of historic newspapers combines the digital holdings of both institutions with a new interface that is more robust, providing easier, customizable searches and better results. More than 800,000 pages are now available, with new content added monthly.”

KGAB: Learn About Famous Wyoming Aviators At New Website

KGAB: Learn About Famous Wyoming Aviators At New Website. “The museum was founded by the late Jim Good, in the historic ‘Hangar 1’ at the Casper Wyoming’s International Airport. This is the site of the former Casper Army Air Base. The museum houses a collection from Good Racing and displays of military aviation memorabilia. For over a month now, artist and photographer Tim Mandese has been working with Natrona County’s Good Aviation Veterans Museum to upgrade their website, introduce a YouTube page with video tours, and upgrade their social media status.”

WyoFile: Wyo GOP passes resolution opposing state of emergency

WyoFile: Wyo GOP passes resolution opposing state of emergency. “As Wyoming’s COVID-19 crisis reaches a fever pitch, the Wyoming Republican Party’s governing body passed a resolution calling on Gov. Mark Gordon to rescind his declaration of a state of emergency. Gordon’s declaration, passed March 13 by executive order, directed the Wyoming Department of Health and the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security to take actions to respond to the virus. It created legal authority for the subsequent public health orders that early on included closing businesses and to date impose some restrictions on businesses and public places.”

Casper Star-Tribune: Wyoming sets new record with more than 1,100 cases confirmed in single day

Casper Star-Tribune: Wyoming sets new record with more than 1,100 cases confirmed in single day. “The total number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by a record 1,232 on Tuesday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 1,131 and the number of probable cases rising by 101, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update. Tuesday’s single-day total surpasses the previous record of 996 total cases, set Friday, by more than 230.”

KULR: Wyoming offers free in-home COVID-19 testing for residents

KULR: Wyoming offers free in-home COVID-19 testing for residents. ” Wyoming is reporting hundreds of new coronavirus cases every day, and medical facilities are stretched to the max. As of this reporting, there are almost 6,900 active cases of the virus in the state, and there is no sign of a downturn at this point. But the Wyoming Department of Health has offered all residents a new tool to help stay ahead of the virus: free testing kits, available through Vault Health. Park County Public Health Nursing Supervisor Bill Crampton says it’s one of the ways that people can take precautions.”

University of Wyoming: New Wyoming History Day Website Launched by UW’s American Heritage Center

University of Wyoming: New Wyoming History Day Website Launched by UW’s American Heritage Center . “WHD, an affiliate of National History Day, brings together hundreds of Wyoming middle school and high school students in an annual competition to explore key themes of historical events and how they helped create today’s world. Created by the AHC, the website provides online delivery of historical materials — original primary sources held at the center — to the students as they create their projects and presentations. The competition runs across the entire school year, through district meets and then the state competition. Top Wyoming students and their projects compete at the national level.”