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 News    February 18, 2017 

February 18, 2017

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 By Tracie Mitchell    News    February 18, 2017 

Be on the lookout for two new invasive grasses

WORLAND – During WESTI Ag Days Feb, 14-15 at the Worland Community Center Complex U.W. Extension Range Land Resources Educator Mae Smith spoke to participants about two new invasive grasses that have been found in Wyoming; Medusahead and Ventenata...

 News    February 18, 2017 

Wyoming Senate leaders offer honest view of education funding challenges

CHEYENNE — Wyoming Senate leaders released the following statement on education funding in advance of Senate Education committee hearings next Tuesday to consider HB 236, the Wyoming House omnibus education funding bill. The Wyoming State...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 18, 2017 

WMS students bring 'Blue Suede Paws' to the stage

WORLAND - Thirty-five Worland Middle School students have been working the past two months on their annual musical with opening night for "Blue Suede Paws" scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday night, Feb. 24....

 News    February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017

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 By Marcus Huff    News    February 17, 2017

Denied: immigration status for fiancée

WORLAND – For Roscoe Lee Snider, a Worland resident and former English teacher in China, the plan seemed simple: follow official procedures and bring his Chinese fiancée (an English translator) to the United States to be married and live under...

 News    February 17, 2017

Two homes deemed inaccessible by Red Cross

WORLAND — The American Red Cross finished up damage assessments of 36 homes in Worland on Wednesday, according to a release from the Incident Command Post. One home sustained major damage, six homes had minor damage, 27 homes were affected and two...

 News    February 17, 2017

Party switching on Wyoming primary day lives on; bill dies

CHEYENNE (AP) — The commonplace Wyoming voter tradition of changing party affiliation at the polls on primary day will live on after a legislative committee killed a bill Thursday that would have made it more difficult for Democrats to vote in...

 By Tracie Mitchell    News    February 17, 2017

Zion Lutheran Church new addition dedication Sunday

WORLAND – Sunday, toward the end of the 10:30 a.m. worship service, the Worland Zion Lutheran Church will be dedicating the new addition to the building at 1,500 Circle Road. After the dedication th...

 News    February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017

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 News    February 16, 2017

Former Wyoming Governor David Freudenthal testifies on modernizing the Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wednesday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), welcomed Wyoming's former Democratic Governor David...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 16, 2017

Portion of South First Street remains closed

WORLAND - Three blocks of South First Street, south of Culbertson remain closed in Worland. Worland Public Works Director Brian Burky said the portion of the street remains closed to traffic due to a...

 By Tracie Mitchell    News    February 16, 2017

Farmbook: 'There's an app for that'

MEETEETSE – The Meeteetse Middle School team of Cooper Randol, Delanie Salzman, Kalvin Erickson, Kiana Horsen, Dillon McClean, Molly Fremlin and Mickle Ogden, were surprised Wednesday morning to...

 News    February 16, 2017

Arrest in live-round shooting at Wyoming gunfight show

CODY (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say wounded three people by firing live rounds instead of blanks during a Wyoming gunfighter show last summer. The shooting happened at the height of tourist season in Cody, a city named for the wild... Full story

 News    February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017

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 News    February 15, 2017

Another GOP senator won't commit to labor pick, more cabinet members sworn in

WASHINGTON — A fifth Republican senator is refusing to say he’ll support Donald Trump’s choice for labor secretary. Fast food CEO Andrew Puzder’s confirmation hearing is Thursday before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 15, 2017

Worland residents return home

WORLAND - With the ice jam at the Worland Big Horn River bridges having moved out during the night Monday, and crews completing ice removal from Second Street east residents that were evacuated...

 By Marcus Huff    News    February 15, 2017

WESTI Ag presenters focus on changing weather

WORLAND – Weather professionals from several state and government agencies presented a variety of information to attendees of WESTI Ag Days in Worland on Tuesday, including drought forecasts and snowpack levels for this year, to date. Hosted by... Full story

 By Tracie Mitchell    News    February 15, 2017

Ten Sleep extends superintendent's contract

TEN SLEEP – During the Ten Sleep School Board meeting Monday evening, after an executive session, Ten Sleep School Board members voted to extend Ten Sleep superintendent Jimmy Phelps’s contract to June 30, 2020 with a vote of three to two for... Full story

 News    February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017

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 By Karla Pomeroy and Tracie Mitchell    News    February 14, 2017

Assistance offered to flood victims

WORLAND -Assistance for the residents who have been evacuated from their homes since Saturday is coming in a variety of ways and variety of resources. The American Red Cross of Wyoming set up a...

 News    February 14, 2017

Flood warning extended

WORLAND — The National Weather Service in Riverton has extended the flood warning for an ice jam in south central Big Horn County and north central Washakie County from Worland to Greybull through 4:15 p.m. today. Reporting gauges indicate ice jam... Full story

 News    February 14, 2017

UPDATE: Ice jam at Duck Swamp

Overnight, the ice jam at the Worland river bridges broke loose. The ice jam has moved downstream and has lodged in the area of the Duck Swamp. Water is currently flowing on top of the ice at Devon....

 News    February 11, 2017

February 11, 2017

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