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 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    October 4, 2017

Bobcats take charge of their playoff destiny with 34-20 victory over No. 5 Moorcroft

Bobcats take charge of their playoff destiny with 34-20 victory over No. 5 Moorcroft HSCHS prepares to host No. 1 Glenrock Friday at 7 p.m. By Alex Kuhn Sports Editor THERMOPOLIS - Friday night's...

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    October 4, 2017

Worland cross-country sweeps Bobcat Invite

WORLAND - As the cross-country season draws closer to the conference and state meets, the Worland High School cross-country team has been taking strong strides forward during that time. Saturday in...

 

Soaring airline stocks help lift Wall Street to new heights

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline and automaker stocks took off on Tuesday and helped U.S. indexes push a bit further into record territory. Trading was again quiet overall, with only modest moves for bond yields, commodities and other markets. The Standard...

 

Investigators looking for clues to what set off Vegas gunman

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Investigators trying to figure out why Stephen Paddock gunned down 59 people from his high-rise hotel suite are analyzing his computer and cellphone, looking at casino surveillance footage and seeking to interview his longtime...

 

Northwest College Forensics Team kicks off season in Colorado Springs

POWELL — The NWC Forensics Team started the season strong at the Colorado College Swing, competing in the James “Al” Johnson Memorial tournament Sept. 22-23 and the Al Johnson Swing Sept. 24. The nine students finished in first place among...

 

County 4-Hers observe National 4-H Week

WORLAND — Washakie County 4-H members kicked off National 4-H Week, Oct. 1 – 7, last Saturday with Sweet and Syrupy Saturday, featuring a free community pancake breakfast. County 4-H members also demonstrated a variety of projects. For the 75th...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 4, 2017

Worland City Council proceeds with 15 percent water rate increase

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved a 15 percent increase in water rates on first reading Tuesday night. An ordinance to adjust rates requires three readings with the increase expected to go into effect Dec. 1 if it passes all three...

 

Council irons out details for Hunter Fest

TEN SLEEP – During a work session Tuesday afternoon the Ten Sleep Town Council went over several items including ironing out the details of the upcoming Hunter Fest on Oct. 14 with Worland Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jenn...

 

Barrasso considered for, declines White House job

CASPER (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming says the White House reached out to him about its vacant Health and Human Services secretary position, but that he is not going to join President Donald Trump’s administration. Casper Star-Tribune...

 

Motorized access extended on Forest Service Roads

GREYBULL — The Forest Service, working with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, has temporarily extended motorized access on Forest Service Roads 203 and 213 and Forest Service Trail 800 until noon on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Motorized travel will...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 4, 2017

Students start Tuesday in lockout due to threat

WORLAND — Notification of a threat via the Safe2Tell app resulted in Worland High School going into a lockout first thing Tuesday morning. According to a press release by the Worland Police Department, “On Monday evening law enforcement...

 

Bessie N. Dowdy

Bessie Dowdy, 93, died Oct. 3, 2017, at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis. Bryant Funeral Home in Worland is assisting the family...

 

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