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New Health Department Director Named

The Casper-Natrona County Public Health Department has named a new director, ending a months-long search by board members and area health officials.

Dr. Kelly Weidenbach will take over for Robert Harrington who retired after 15 years with the agency

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Public Health Director Steps Down, Options Being Discussed

The Casper-Natrona County Health Department will be looking for a new public health director.

Former director Robert Harrington tendered his resignation July 10 after 15 years as the head of the organization

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Settlement Reached Between Health Department, Casper Motel

A license revocation hearing against operators of an east Casper motel has been cancelled by Casper-Natrona County Health Department officials.

Public health director Robert Harrington signed a settlement with operators of the First Interstate Motel on Monday morning

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Health Department: Be Aware of Spring and Summer Allergens

Allergists and national health agency officials are saying that the 2013 spring and summer allergy season could be particularly lengthy and severe.

Officials with the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology say increased temperatures throughout the country will cause certain trees, grasses and weeds to produce more pollen for longer periods of time this spring and summer

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Health Department Administering Free Vaccinations for Children

The Casper-Natrona County Public Health Department is offering free chickenpox vaccinations to children under the age of 18.

Trina Soper, the nursing supervisor at the Casper-Natrona County Public Health Department, says chickenpox, a contagious viral infection, can cause significant problems for some children.

“A lot of people think chickenpox is

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Public Health Director Favors Continuation of Casper Smoking Ban

Officials at last week’s Natrona County Board of Health meeting said they were concerned about Casper City Council’s recent decision to revisit – and possibly amend or repeal – the city’s controversial public indoor smoking ban.

The ordinance was approved in June of

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Flu, Despite Declining Numbers, Remains Severe

Officials with the Casper-Natrona County Public Health Department say the number of flu cases in the Casper area is on the decline.

However, health officials also say that, despite the declining numbers, many area flu cases remain severe

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Golden Corral Issues Statements About Investigation, Lawsuit

Officials with the Denver-based franchisee of Casper’s Golden Corral say they applaud the Wyoming Department of Health for work done in a state-issued report released last week regarding a Norovirus outbreak at the Casper restaurant late last year.

“We appreciate the work that went into the final report issued by the Wyoming Department of Health reg

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State Report: Golden Corral Norovirus Outbreak Likely “Restaurant Associated”

According to an official report released by the Wyoming Department of Health, a state epidemiologist says the cause of a Norovirus outbreak that sickened several hundred customers of Casper’s recently-opened Golden Corral restaurant late last year was likely “restaurant associated.”

The report was made available to K2 Radio on Wednesday.

The report says at le

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Health Officials Say Flu Shot is Safe, Mostly Harmless

Health administrators say the flu virus is continuing its spread throughout Wyoming and the U.S.

Despite limited remaining vaccination quantities, officials with the Casper-Natrona County Public Health Department are urging residents to get their flu shots as quickly as possi

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