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January 9, 2020

Today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Look inside this week's issue for our pages showing support for our law enforcement...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 9, 2020

City reaches agreement with West River Road District

WORLAND — After approving rate increases for a depreciation fund for water and sewer users outside the city limits, the Worland City Council agreed to a proposal from the West River Improvement...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 9, 2020

New federal law changes purchasing age for tobacco

WORLAND – President Donald Trump signed into law on Dec. 20, 2019, a new regulation restricting the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The new law does not explicitly state...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 9, 2020

Proposed bill would prohibit taxpayer funded buyback program

WORLAND — With more than a month before the Wyoming Legislature opens the 2020 budget session on Feb. 10, legislators and legislative committees are prefiling bills fast and furious. On Tuesday...


BLM Wyoming announces 2020 wild horse adoption events in Rock Springs

ROCK SPRINGS – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the first wild horse adoption events of 2020 in Wyoming. The events are scheduled for January 17-18, March 13-14 and April 24-25 at the...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 9, 2020

Commissioners officially amend policy on leave time

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met for their first regularly scheduled meeting of 2020 on Jan. 7 to amend changes to the county’s policies regarding vacation, sick and compensation...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 9, 2020

Worland Speech and Debate team finishes first for 3A at Green River Tournament

WORLAND – The Worland High School Speech and Debate team took first place in Class 3A in the Green River Speech and Debate tournament that took place last month on Dec. 13-14. According to speech...

 By Tom Hallberg    News    January 9, 2020

Senator grants extension request for education department salary info

JACKSON — The Wyoming Department of Education has extra time to deal with a large public records request sent at the end of November. Rock Springs Republican Sen. Tom James asked all state government departments for information on their employees,...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 9, 2020

Record number of hikers enjoy First Day Hike at Medicine Lodge

HYATTVILLE — Despite windy conditions through much of the state, more than 460 people braved the weather to participate in this year’s Wyoming State Parks sponsored First Day Hikes event. This...


John Hausauer

Memorial services for John Hausauer were held Wednesday at the Thermopolis VFW. John, 87, died January 4, 2020 in Thermopolis.... Full story


Myrona Lee Apland

Myrona Lee Apland, 83-year-old Thermopolis resident, passed away Jan. 5, 2020, at the Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital.  Myrona was born on January 3, 1937 in Worland. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Church of Jesus... Full story


Peggy Kirsch

Peggy Kirsch, 79, died Jan. 4, 2020, in Thermopolis.  Memorial Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at Community Federated Church.... Full story


Warren Schroefel

Warren Schroefel , 79, of Casper, Wyoming, died Thursday, December 26, 2019. He was born on October 19, 1940, in Lusk. No services will be held at this time.... Full story


Nettie Jean (Woods) Egbert

Nettie Jean (Woods) Egbert, 77, of Worland, passed away at Billings Clinic Hospital on December 20, 2019. Nettie was born December 21, 1941 in Lewistown, Montana, to Henry A. and F. Cecil (Fairbairn)... Full story


Maurice Eugene Seghetti

On December 28, 2019 Maurice Eugene Seghetti, loving husband, father & grandfather passed away at the age of 75. Maurice was born December 9th, 1944 in Buffalo, Wyoming. His family moved to Worlan... Full story


Jack Decker

Jack Decker has passed on to his next journey. He lived in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born Oct. 19, 1957. He is survived by his sisters Ronda Johnson of Laramie, Ruby Self of Aurora, Colorado; and brother, James W. Decker of Worland. He is preceded in... Full story


Brenda Lee Zastrow

Brenda Zastrow, 59, passed away on December 30, 2019 at her home. She was born on September 30, 1960 in Greybull, WY to Darrell Bullinger, and Edith and Bill Roessing. Brenda spent most of her years... Full story

 By Michael Katz    Sports    January 9, 2020

Cowboys get difficult lesson in toughness in route vs. No. 7 San Diego State.

LARAMIE – If only for a fleeting moment, the University of Wyoming had its chance at history. San Diego State, undefeated and ranked seventh in the nation, came to Arena-Auditorium as the talk of co... Full story


Search continues for Montana 16-year old

If you were on I-90 between Billings, MT and Hardin, MT near the rest area and Fly Creek between 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on New Year's Day 2020, please call the Big Horn County, Montana Sheriff’s... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: Thank an officer today

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. According to national calendar website, in 2015, several law enforcement organizations and support organizations came together to create National La... Full story


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