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January 7, 2021

Did you know that the Canary Islands are named after dogs, not birds....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 7, 2021

Council members sworn in for first meeting of 2021

WORLAND - In an abbreviated Worland City Council meeting, appointments were made, new members sworn in and a liquor license transferred. At the start of the meeting Mayor Jim Gill, council members...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 7, 2021

Commissioners discuss temporary EMS help

WORLAND – During their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5, the Washakie County Commissioners discussed different ways to help offer temporary relief to the Washakie Ambulance Service...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 7, 2021

Lodging tax increases as of Jan. 1

WORLAND – Travelers in Wyoming on Jan. 1 and after found that they were paying more for lodging than they did in 2020, with a new lodging tax going into effect last Friday. The 2020 Wyoming...


Karla's Kolumn: Starting the anti-resolution

I know, right now you are thinking there is a typographical error and that I meant to type revolution. You may be thinking this would have to do with protests regarding the 2020 presidential... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 7, 2021

County fair dates remain unchanged; slated for last week of July

WORLAND — The Washakie County Fair Board confirmed a decision to leave the 2021 dates for the county fair as originally scheduled, July 25-31. In November, and again at the December meeting...

 By Hannah Bugas    News    January 7, 2021

Galloway Ranch honored with Environmental Stewardship Award

After moving to Wyoming to raise their three boys, Keith and Laura Galloway purchased a ranch in Ten Sleep with the hopes of running an operation where conservation and agriculture could meet.  In...


Robert M. Myers

Robert M. Myers died Sunday, January 3, 2021, in Billings, Montana, at St. Vincent Hospital. Full burial will be Monday, January 11, 2 p.m. at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis.... Full story


Millison Dee Grana

Millison Dee Grana, 87, passed away at Thermopolis wellness & Rehabilitation Center on January 4, 2021. Millie was born on February 21, 1933 in Iowa City, Iowa. Cremation has taken place and a family gathering will be held later this spring in... Full story


Wilma Jean (Paumer) Skeen

Wilma Jean (Paumer) Skeen passed away of natural causes at her home on December 30, 2020. Jean was born in Basin on March 18, 1934. Her parents were William and Nellie (Moon) Paumer. She grew up on... Full story


James Ronald Conner

As the new year began, so too, Ron Conner began his new life with his Eternal Heavenly Father on January 1, 2021 at Spirit Mountain Hospice in Cody, Wyoming. He was born James Ronald Hunter in Ector... Full story


Ruth Puebla Bower

Ruth Puebla Bower, 100, passed away on January 2, 2021 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Ruth was born in Casper, Wyoming on April 13, 1920. She was the oldest of three children... Full story


Charles (Mike) Thiel

Charles (Mike) Thiel passed away on January 3, 2021, surrounded by his family. Mike was born inWorland WY on February 4, 1944 and learned the value of hard work early, on the family farm. After... Full story


Nyla Jean Romero

Nyla Jean Romero (Logan) of Worland, Wyoming, passed on to join her heavenly Father on Dec. 30, 2020, in the presence of her husband and youngest daughter, at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana.... Full story


Shirley Margaret (Bower) Goodrich

Shirley Margaret (Bower) Goodrich passed from this earth on Monday, December 28, 2020 at the Douglas Care Center in Douglas Wyoming. She would have turned 94 on January 10, 2021. She was born Monday,... Full story


Twenty-five More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed

Twenty-five more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), according to a release on Jan. 7. Deaths among Wyoming residents are added... Full story

 By Alexis Barber    News    January 7, 2021

Weston County commissioners oust health officer

NEWCASTLE — After the denial of their most recent public health order variance requests, the Weston County Commissioners voted 4-1 on Jan. 5 to remove Dr. Mike Jording, the county’s public health officer. Jording has been serving the community in... Full story


No one injured in emergency plane landing

RIVERTON (WNE) — No one was injured Monday after an aircraft landed without hydraulics at Central Wyoming Regional Airport. Airport manager Paul Griffin said he was notified just before 7 p.m. Monday that a Key Lime Air pilot headed to Riverton... Full story


Gillette couple gives account of D.C. rally

GILLETTE — Most Wyomingites took in the violence and destruction in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday through their TVs, phones and computers. Mark and Patty Junek of Gillette were in Washington, D.C. — there to show their support for President... Full story



THE NORTHERN WYOMING NEWS is seeking an advertising sales representative who is energetic, hard-working, and a self-motivated professional interested in helping area businesses reach and expand their customer base. Candidates should possess... Full story


Governor Gordon Orders Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Statewide Through January 13 in Honor Of United States Capitol Police Officers

CHEYENNE - Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump's Proclamation honoring U.S. Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide...


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