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May 28, 2020 ISSUE

Thank you for reading the Northern Wyoming News. Blair's and Bomgaars inserts in the print and online issues this... Full story

Worland honors nation's war dead

WORLAND – A three-shot volley fired by members of Floyd Minch American Legion Post 44 broke the stillness of the Memorial Day moment, as Worland residents, guest speakers and visiting dignitaries...

Washakie County sees increases in COVID-19 cases, deaths

WORLAND — In two weeks Washakie County COVID-19 cases increased five-fold from five cases to 28 as of Tuesday, with most of the new cases attributed to the outbreak at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (WHRC). As of Tuesday there...

School board approves paid maternity leave

WORLAND – The Worland school board met on Monday night in the Middle School Auditorium to hold their regular monthly meeting for the first time since February, while adhering to social distancing guidelines with audience members. The school board...

STATE UPDATE: Thursday, May 28, COVID case count at 667, plus 209 probable, 634 recovered

The Wyoming Department of Health on Thursday reported 14 new lab-confirmed cases increasing the total to 667. They also reported 209 probably cases around the state. The first death related to COVID-19 was reported in Natrona County, bringing the... Full story

COVID death reported from Natrona County facility

Coronavirus-Related Death Reported from Natrona County A resident of a Natrona County long-term care facility previously identified as one of Wyoming’s laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has died, according to the... Full story

The News Editorial: It's not time for blame or shame

This is not the time for the blame game or for COVID-19 shaming, and from what we are hearing around the community, both are happening. Nearly two weeks ago a COVID-19 outbreak at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center occurred and is...

Johny P. Miller

Johny P. Miller passed away May 20, 2020, at Worland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Worland, Wyoming. Johny was born on the family farm to Floyd D. and Lola Bell Miller on November 9,... Full story

Earle "Tuff" Crichton

Earle E. Crichton, age 77, passed away on the night of May 22, 2020, from respiratory complications. Earle was known to many as "Tuff," full of spitfire and energy. He was fun, outgoing, and the life... Full story

William "Bill" Hefenieder

William “Bill” Hefenieder passed away on May 23, 2020 at the Washakie Medical Center. He was born on March 14th, 1935 in the old hospital on Big Horn Ave. in Worland, WY. He was the first child... Full story

Jeffrey Lamar 'Jeff' Strong

Jeffrey Lamar “Jeff” Strong, 68, passed away May 15, 2020 in Thermopolis, Wyoming. A memorial service is... Full story

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