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September 23, 2017

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Researchers launch study to learn effects of wildfire smoke

SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (AP) — Scientists are studying the effects hazardous smoke had on residents in and around Seeley Lake due to wildfires that raged in the area. KGVO-AM reports Air Quality Specialist Sarah Coefield says her department reached out...

 

Helping people for 25 years

WORLAND – For 25 years Wyoming Water Rights Consulting has been helping property owners from around the state identify, understand and manage their water rights. They even go on-site to assess the...

 

Appeals court sidesteps decision on US fracking regulations

DENVER (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans...

 

September 22, 2017

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Comedy act and magic show coming to NWC Sept. 26 and 28

POWELL — Northwest College invites area residents to visit campus and enjoy two separate shows by award-winning entertainers. Share a few laughs with Chicago-based comedian Adam Grabovski in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium Tuesday, Sept. 26,...

 

Frontier Airlines set to return to Jackson in 2018

JACKSON HOLE (AP) — Frontier Airlines is returning to Jackson Hole for the first time since 2014, and is offering flights to Denver for as low as $39. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports Frontier will connect to Jackson on Tuesdays, Thursdays...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 22, 2017

Curtain Call

TEN SLEEP – "Well, like they say, all good things must pass," drawled Jalan Crossland, from his home in Ten Sleep on Thursday. By this time tomorrow, his band, a beloved staple on the Wyoming music...

 

September 21, 2017

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 By Marcus Huff    News    September 21, 2017

Retrial for Worland shooting incident pushed back to 2018

WORLAND – A former Worland man who won a Wyoming State Supreme Court decision earlier this year, and was granted a retrial for a 2015 shooting incident that resulted in the death of a family member, has waived his right to a speedy trial and will...

 

Police arrest 7 after children found in filthy conditions

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Seven people who shared a home in northern Wyoming are facing felony charges after police say their use of meth endangered children. The Powell Tribune reports that police searched the house in Cody last week and found multiple...

 

Jayson Beck promoted to sergeant

GUERNSEY, Wyo. - Jayson Beck of Worland, was recently promoted to sergeant in the Wyoming Army National Guard. Beck is a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System gunner assigned to A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, and has been a member...

 

Game and Fish: Time to Avoid Bears

JACKSON – Wyoming Game and Fish officials are asking residents to do their part to avoid conflicts with wildlife in residential areas this fall, particularly moose and bears. The Jackson Game and...

 

September 20, 2017

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Gravesite Dedication for World War II MIA Saturday

GREYBULL - Glendon LaMar Scott followed in the footsteps of his brothers and joined the U.S. Navy, volunteering for submarine duty during World War II. He was a member of the USS Grayling that was off...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 20, 2017

Commission hears final hospital update

WORLAND — Banner Health project manager Brad McCaslin gave his final quarterly update to the Washakie County Commission on Tuesday, and announced a grand opening date for the Washakie Medical Center. Washakie Medical Center broke ground on the...

 

Auditor recommends water rate increase

WORLAND — Following a recommendation by the auditor, the Worland City Council is considering a 10 percent to 15 percent rate increase for water. James Seckman, certified public accountant, presented a clean annual audit report to the city for the f...

 

September 19, 2017

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Record rainfall Friday; more precip on the way

WORLAND — A precipitation record was broken Friday, Sept. 15 when .55 inches of rain fell in Worland. The more than half-inch of rain, broke the previous record of .41 set in 1960. According to the National Weather Service, Worland has 1.02 inches...

 

3rd reading for water ordinance tonight

WORLAND — A new ordinance before the Worland City Council tonight would raise the municipal court automation fee. According to Ordinance 843, which will require three readings before going into effect, the court fee would increase $15 to $35, $10...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 19, 2017

Commission to review health care, tax appeal

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission will meet today, starting at 9 a.m., to review county department reports and hear from the county attorney regarding bridge sharing with the state. The commission will hear from County Attorney John Worrall...

 

September 16, 2017

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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 are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL:...

 

Flathead County schools cancel football, weekend activities

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Flathead County schools have canceled football games and other weekend extracurricular activities due to threats made earlier this week that the sheriff said could be credible. Whitefish Superintendent Heather Davis Schmidt...

 

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