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February 22 2024

Check out local news, legislative updates from the Budget Session and more....

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    February 22, 2024 

Lawley's property tax awaits committee approval

After the first week of her first budget session, Rep. Martha Lawley (R-HD27, Worland) said, “It’s been a really exciting, kind of high paced week. And in my view, it’s been a pretty good week.” Within the first week, the House saw the...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    February 22, 2024 

Sen. Cooper optimistic about energy, tax bills

As the second week of the Wyoming Legislature’s 2024 Budget Session nears an end, District 20 Senator Ed Cooper of Ten Sleep had much to discuss about the first week. Cooper broke down some of his positives and negatives of the first five days of...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    February 22, 2024 

Breck Buer hired as building maintenance manager

During the Washakie County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the commissioners interviewed six applicants for the vacant position of building maintenance manager. The position was previously held by Ryan Casad, who left the position at the...


Gerald Phillip Welfl

Gerald Phillip Welfl passed away peacefully on February 12th, 2024, at the Good Samaritan Center in De Smet, SD. Service was Feb. 16 at the United Methodist Church, DeSmet. Interment at Black Hills... Full story


Donna Lee Moberly

Donna Lee (Bruce) Moberly, 90, passed away at her home on February 17, 2024, surrounded by her beloved family. Donna was born on September 8, 1933, in Cody, Wyoming, the only child born to William... Full story


Tracy Joe Kern

Tracy Joe Kern, 51, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 16, 2024 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on April 26, 1972 to Harvey Duane and Helen... Full story


The News Editorial: Understanding federal holidays

Today, Thursday, Feb. 22, is President George Washington’s Birthday. It was observed on Monday, a federal holiday. Most people observed this as Presidents’ Day. The official holiday, however is...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    February 22, 2024 

Principals report on anti-bullying techniques at high school, middle school

Thermopolis Middle School Principal Darren Luebbe and High School Principal Catelyn Deromedi gave a joint report on how bullying is handled within their schools to the Hot Springs County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees at the Feb. 15...

 By Mark Davis    News    February 22, 2024 

Saving Pond 6: Agencies combine efforts to improve habitat

Via Wyoming News Exchange POWELL - Wildlife scattered Tuesday as massive flames formed fire devils and thick plumes of smoke rose thousands of feet from Pond 6 at the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat... Full story


Congressional delegation seeks answers from Postmaster

Washington, DC – Last week, U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis and Representative Harriet Hageman, all Republicans from Wyoming, sent a letter to United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy expressing their strong opposi...


1A West Boys Regional Basketball Tournament

Tournament begins today in Lander, support our Ten Sleep Pioneers!...  Website

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    February 22, 2024 

Durrant and Thomas swim their best at 3A State

The Worland Warriors swimming and diving team only had two swimmers compete at the 3A State meet in Laramie last weekend, but both swimmers cut time and gave it their all. Senior Joey Durrant and...

 By Hannah Shields    News    February 22, 2024 

Wyoming senators pushing to protect gun rights for citizens

Via Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — Federal regulation around gun laws has prompted some Wyoming lawmakers to work to preserve gun rights for residents at the state level. Three bills were forwarded to the Senate floor by members of the Senate... Full story


Tribe pushes back on hunting

Via Wyoming News Exchange LANDER — The 2019 U.S. Supreme Court decision Herrera v. Wyoming upheld tribal rights to hunt on unoccupied off-reservation land, ruling that Wyoming’s statehood didn’t supersede the treaty rights of tribal members.... Full story

 By Carrie Haderlie    News    February 22, 2024 

988 hotline funding cut to $10M

Via Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE — The House Appropriations Committee slashed a request for $40 million to fund a 988 hotline trust fund by three-quarters Tuesday morning. “I’m disappointed,” Rep. Jon Conrad, R-Mountain View, said after the... Full story



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Three UW Swimmers Killed in Crash on U.S. Highway 287

Three members of the University of Wyoming swimming and diving team died in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 287 about 10 miles south of the Wyoming-Colorado border Thursday afternoon. Two... Full story


Weekly Cyber Security Brief

Hacker’s Brief 2/23/2024 Payroll Ploy: A Jackson citizen received a scam email purportedly from a former employee, requesting assistance in updating their direct deposit information before the next payday. The citizen speculates that the email may... Full story


February 15, 2024

Lots of local news, pictures and some fun feature stories....

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    February 15, 2024

National bike trail heading to Worland

From the office of Wyoming Outdoor Recreation, Amy Crawford and Sherry Joslyn led the monthly Bighorn Basin Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (BBORC) meeting in Basin on Monday, Feb. 12. Rails-to-Trails project manager Kevin Belle was a guest speaker...


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