Articles from the January 11, 2024 edition

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January 11, 2024

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Edgar "Bud" Carlton King

Edgar Carlton King (Bud), 94 years old, passed away peacefully on January 4, 2024, at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin, Wyoming. He had been under Hospice Care there for a couple of weeks.... Full story


Leona Joyce Smith

Leona Joyce Smith, 60 passed away peacefully on January 6th, 2024 at the Billings Clinic following her battle with pancreatic cancer, with her husband and family by her side. Leona was born in... Full story


Glen William "Bill" Noble

Glen William "Bill" Noble, 92, passed away January 3, 2024 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitaton Center. Bill was born on December 5, 1931 in St. Ignatius, Montana to Charles Rupert and Ida Mae... Full story


Racial slurs shut down Jackson council's Zoom comments

Council scrambled Monday to react to slurs, after trolls hit Victor meeting in November. JACKSON - Mayor Hailey Morton Levinson shut down online public comment midway through Monday night's council... Full story


Sorority: Judge rightly dismissed UW transgender member case

Six women who sued UW's Kappa Kappa Gamma last year are incorrect to assume the term 'woman' cannot include transgender women, according to attorneys for the sorority. The government should not... Full story

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 11, 2024

Kroger retires as Worland wildlife biologist

As of January 1, Bart Kroger retired as the wildlife biologist for the Worland office of Wyoming Game and Fish. As a wildlife biologist, many know Kroger for his work with the public and his activism...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 11, 2024

New school getting closer to completion; Supt. contract extended

Superintendent Annie Griffin shared some exciting news about the new school build progress during the Jan. 8 meeting of the Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees. Griffin said, “The gym is almost to its full height, the big beam...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    January 11, 2024

Nowoodstock funding changes; organizer O'Brien's final year

At the Town of Ten Sleep council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 2, Nowoodstock organizer Pat O’Brien explained to council members how funding the music festival will change moving forward. According to Ten Sleep Mayor Ernie Beckley, groups such as the...


BLM provides guidelines for comments regarding management plan

Via Wyoming News Exchange ROCK SPRINGS — There are quite a few barriers between the use of technology and older adults, especially when thousands of organizations depend on technology for public input. A Sweetwater County resident brought forth... Full story

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    January 11, 2024

BAPC welcomes new member and officers

In the absence of former Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC) members Scott Fritzler, Landis Benson and Mike Dykman who reached the end of their term limits at the end of 2023, the BAPC welcomed a new member to the commission, Worland...


Law enforcement not an easy job

Tuesday was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Each year, the organization Concerns of Police Survivors and other organizations who support law enforcement, call the nation’s citizens to...


Gary Steven Klispie

Gary Steven Klispie, 68, passed away at his home in Worland, Wyoming on Jan. 6, 2024. A rosary will be held 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held the following week, 11 a.m.,... Full story


John Darby Palmer

John Darby Palmer, 76, passed away on Jan. 8, 2024, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings, Montana. He was born on June 26, 1947, in Los Angeles, California. Services will be held later this year.... Full story

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    January 11, 2024

Warriors close out weekend with two wins

Big Horn Basin Classic Friday games: Worland vs. St. Stephens 1:30 p.m.; Worland vs. Rocky Mountain 7:30 p.m. After opening last week with two losses, the Worland Warriors basketball team closed out...

 By CJ Baker    Wyoming    January 11, 2024

Prosecutor: Allegations of assault at Cody school not supported by evidence

POWELL — In late October, Cody police received a report that a 5-year-old student at Livingston Elementary School had been sexually assaulted and beaten by fellow students on multiple occasions. However , following an “extensive” investigation... Full story


Scammers text man picture of fake arrest warrant

GILLETTE (WNE) — A 42-year-old man is not out any money after he received an arrest warrant over text message Wednesday morning. The man was driving through Natrona County when he got a phone call that claimed he had an arrest warrant out of... Full story


Campbell County school officials look into complaints of sexual images in Wright art class

GILLETTE — The concerns of a number of Wright parents about an art lesson taught in September have spurred Campbell County School District officials to look into what happened inside a Cottonwood Elementary School classroom. On Tuesday, a group of... Full story


Deadline Tuesday: Free help available to enroll in the health insurance marketplace

Time is running out to easily apply for affordable health coverage. The health insurance marketplace exists so more people can compare and access quality health plans at more affordable prices. The open enrollment period when most people sign up... Full story


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