Robert Harrington

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. “She’s worked as an epidemiologist …
County Health Official Clarifies What Norovirus Is
County and state health officials are continuing an investigation into a Norovirus outbreak that has left nearly 200 people ailing in the Casper area. Officials with the state of Wyoming’s health department and the Casper-Natrona County Public Health Department are clarifying what exactly Nor…
Two Rabid Bats Confirmed In Casper
Following two confirmed incidents of people exposed to rabid bats in the Casper area, health department officials are on the alert. Natrona County Health Department Director, Bob Harrington says in one case the bat was found in the dirt in an area where children play, “and because those child…
Cuts To Vaccine Program Effects Over 200 Locally
Tightening of income eligibility for the Wyoming Health Department’s vaccine program means after July 1st some kids will no longer get cost free Flu shots, Hepatitis A, H-P-V and the Menigitis vaccine. Natrona County Health Department Director Robert Harrington says locally the cuts will effe…
Health Officials Feel Queasy About Bill [AUDIO]
Health officials are concerned with a bill moving through the Wyoming Legislature. House Bill 8, which passed in the House Monday (yesterday) and now moves to the Senate, would remove all regulatory oversight of food preparation by non-profits. No regulatory oversight: “The stated intent woul…
HD Director Wants Bucks Behind Food Safety Bill
The FDA’s New Food Safety Modernization Act could put more teeth into the inspection work done by Health Departments around the Country… Here’s that story from Ktwo Radio’s Karen Snyder… Listen Here: Casper-Natrona County Health Department Director,  Robert Ha…