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February 22, 2018

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February 21, 2018

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State treasurer says he plans to run for Wyoming governor

CHEYENNE (AP) — State Treasurer Mark Gordon says he intends to run for Wyoming governor this year. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Gordon says he was waiting to make a formal announcement until after the Legislature and some other budgeting...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 21, 2018 

One-cent group works on finalizing survey

WORLAND - With 10 entities interested in receiving some of the general purpose one-cent sales tax revenue, the process of narrowing down the list, or determining the percentage of revenue has begun....

 

February 20, 2018

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Proposed tip rule change may affect Wyoming servers

CHEYENNE – As a single father of an eighth-grader, Mark Miller relies on the generosity of his parents and neighbors to help out during long work weeks. Miller, who has had full custody of his son, Cody, since he was 19, is a server at a local...

 

Eula Jene Willard turns 90; reflects on changes to Worland

WORLAND - Eula Jene Willard turned 90 Monday celebrating the event with her many friends and family at the Worland Senior Citizens Center. On Feb. 19, 1928, Eugene Leonard and Cliffy Belle Evans...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 20, 2018

Future of Pioneer Home, WRC in question

CHEYENNE – State File 112, sponsored by the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Committee and moving forward through the Legislature, would effectively put two elderly care facilities, the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis, and the Wyoming Retirement...

 

February 17, 2018

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL:...

 

City cautions residents about ashes after truck, dumpster fires this week

WORLAND — Fire and trash don’t mix, but every winter the City of Worland battle with dumpster and garbage truck fires, including two this week. Worland Streets and Sanitation Supervisor Jeff Taylor said one of his drivers on Tuesday noticed smoke...

 

Update on brucellosis status in Wyoming

WORLAND – Ranchers, farmers, veterinarians and curious community members gathered Thursday to learn what brucellosis abortus is, how it is transmitted, the types of animals, both wild and...

 

Apartment complex 'bully' charged with 14 felonies

WORLAND – A Worland man is facing multiple charges of blackmail and delivery of a controlled substance for allegedly badgering neighbors into giving him their pain medications, according to the Washakie County Attorney’s Office. Michael Scott...

 

Wyoming tax measures fare poorly despite looming deficit

CHEYENNE (AP) — Bills that seek to offset a looming $850 million state budget deficit with new and higher taxes are doing poorly just a few days into Wyoming’s legislative session. Friday was the deadline to introduce bills in this year’s...

 

February 16, 2018

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'In God We Trust' bill wins introduction in House

CHEYENNE (AP) — A bill that would call for the phrase “In God We Trust” to be displayed in Wyoming public school classrooms and state government buildings has won introduction in the Wyoming House of Representatives. KGAB-AM reports the bill,...

 

Riverton police investigate two weekend deaths

RIVERTON (WNE) — The Riverton Police Department is investigating the deaths of two men that took place over the weekend. The RPD responded to assist an ambulance at about 12:25 a.m. Saturday on East Adams Avenue on a report made by a homeowner...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 16, 2018

WESTI Ag Days highlights include crop disease, leasing and drought preparation

WORAND – Local agriculture producers and educators met Wednesday and Thursday for workshops on a variety of topics at the annual WESTI (Wyoming Extension’s Strategically and Technologically Informative) Ag days at the Worland Community Center...

 

WESTI Ag attendees look at alternative crops

WORLAND – Agriculture producers in the area learned about alternative crops that could be grown in the area, utilizing much of the same equipment that farmers and ranchers currently own. During a workshop Thursday morning at WESTI (Wyoming...

 

February 15, 2018

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Stalking law revisions clear legislative hurdle

CHEYENNE — Domestic violence advocates achieved a small victory in an ongoing effort to strengthen Wyoming’s stalking laws, following a similar measure’s failure in the Legislature last year. The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill...

 

People need the correct information about food

WORLAND - The biggest challenge for agriculture producers used to be that no one knew where food came from. Today, the challenge is now people don't have the right information. That message came out l...

 

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