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Trump signs budget deal, government to reopen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were home in bed and...

 

February 08, 2018

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Couple inundated with mystery packages wants it to stop

ACTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple says it was fun at first when they started receiving free mystery packages from Amazon that they hadn’t ordered. Now they think it’s annoying and want it to stop. Mike and Kelly Gallivan, of Acton,...

 

You are responsible for your own choices

TEN SLEEP – Central Michigan Chippewas football star and motivational speaker Brian Pruitt spoke to Ten Sleep School students Wednesday in two different assemblies about the importance of making...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 8, 2018

Family Fitness Festival & Expo focuses on health for the whole family

WORLAND — The 2018 Family Fitness Festival and Expo will be this Saturday at the Worland Community Center Complex. Organizer Sheryl Ley of the Worland Community Center Complex said the annual Women’s Expo has morphed into this year’s Family...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 8, 2018

10 entities seek one-cent funding

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission facilitated a meeting on Tuesday with members currently covered under Joint Resolution 315, which splits one-cent sales tax funds, along with parties...

 

February 07, 2017

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'This is Us' gets big boost from Super Bowl slot

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl ratings may have been slightly down for NBC, but the network’s entertainment division was buoyed by the showing of “This is Us” after the game. The second-year drama scored with an episode that explains how the char...

 

Open meeting on UW president evaluation Feb. 14; comments accepted online

LARAMIE — An open meeting is scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 14, for members of the University of Wyoming community and the public to participate in the evaluation of President Laurie Nichols by the UW Board of Trustees. The meeting is scheduled from...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 7, 2018

Ambulance service seeks director, rejects sales tax revenue

WORLAND – Members of the Washakie County Ambulance Service Committee met with Washakie County Commissioners on Tuesday to present recommendations to hire a full-time director, and to not transfer county emergency medical services to a private third...

 

More snow predicted for Big Horn Basin

WORLAND – When Punxsutawney Phil, the official groundhog, predicted six more weeks of winter on Groundhog Day most people were not happy with his prediction. Some people even expressed their anger on social media by posting groundhog recipes. But...

 

February 06, 2018

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States and cities are taking the lead on bump stock bans

In the immediate aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, there was a fevered pitch to ban bump stocks, the device that allowed the shooter's semi-automatic rifles to mimic the rapid fire of machine guns. With that push stalle...

 

NWS recognizing Hot Springs State Park as StormReady®

THERMOPOLIS — The National Weather Service in Riverton is recognizing Hot Springs State Park as StormReady® today. “Through a partnership between the National Weather Service and emergency management community, the StormReady program encourages...

 

Brian Pruitt comes to Ten Sleep Wednesday

TEN SLEEP – Former high school and college football star turned motivational speaker Brian Pruitt is visiting Ten Sleep School Wednesday to speak with students, staff and community members during two assemblies Wednesday. Pruitt will speak to...

 

February 03, 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: White...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 3, 2018

Basin resident shares how he found peace

WORLAND - After going on what some would call a turbulent journey, Jim Rannells of Basin found true peace. In his first book, "A Peace That Passes All Understanding," Rannells' takes the reader throug...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 3, 2018

Commissioners host legislative review in Worland

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners, along with Wyoming County Commissioners Association Executive Director Peter Obermueller, hosted a listening session with legislators in Worland on Thursday, to review issues of importance to the state, and...

 

February 02, 2018

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 By Marcus Huff    News    February 2, 2018

Charges dropped against Ten Sleep canyon shooter

WORLAND – Attempted second degree murder charges have been dropped in the case of a 2013 shooting in Ten Sleep Canyon, previously admitted to by former Worland resident Jesus Y. Deniz, currently serving a life sentence in Montana for a 2015 double...

 

South Big Horn hospital board divided

BASIN – South Big Horn County Hospital Board Chair Jeff Grant addressed a petition that requests the immediate resignation of board members Grant, Sue Antley and Mitch Shelhamer. Grant addressed the pitition at the board’s regular meeting...

 

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