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COVID UPDATE: Active coronavirus cases up 277 on Thursday

Jan. 13, 2022 By The Wyoming News Exchange The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased by 277 on Thursday. The Wyoming Department of Health, in its regular coronavirus update,... Full story

 

January 13, 2022

There is no Print insert for Blair's this week....

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 13, 2022 

Confederate Railroad to perform at Washakie County Fair

WORLAND — Fans requested a large concert for the Washakie County Fair and the board listened as they received word at Monday night’s meeting that they had secured booking the Academy of Country...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 13, 2022 

County shows support for passenger rail coalition

WORLAND — After hearing a presentation for Dan Bilka, coordinator of the Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Coalition, the Washakie County Commissioners sent a letter of support for the project. In...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    January 13, 2022 

Karla's Kolumn: Adopting Roscoe was not selfish Pope Francis

Our family at the Pomeroy household grew by one more on Dec. 23, 2021, as we adopted a 6-month Australian shepherd mix male puppy from New Hope Humane Society. This brings our total fur children at... Full story

 

Remains of missing Texas woman found in Cody

POWELL (WNE) — The remains of a 29-year-old woman who’d been missing for weeks were found Monday in Cody.  On Wednesday, police identified the deceased as Rachel Sirman of Texas. Cody police said they’d had “intermittent contact” with... Full story

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 13, 2022 

Children's author finds inspiration through family

WORLAND - A project started nearly 18 years ago came to fruition at Christmas time for local author Diana Pickerel. Pickerel, who moved to Worland in 1979, has resided in Worland since then, except...

 
 By WENDY WIECKI    News    January 13, 2022 

Voices of Recovery: Nick McMartin

In bringing in the new year, I wanted to share another recovery story from our community. The gentleman is Nick McMartin. Nick has been a Worland resident most of his life. Nick started his drug use at the age of 16 with marijuana use when he was in...

 
 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    January 13, 2022 

Lady Warriors down Big Piney 40-38

WORLAND - It has been a tough schedule for the Worland Lady Warriors basketball team, but last week they won their second game of the season at the Winter Classic in Rawlins on Jan. 7-8. Before going...

 

Merle Duane Pitz

Merle Duane Pitz, 89, passed away on January 9, 2022. He was born in Edmonds County, South Dakota to John and Mary Hansen Pitz on August 11, 1932. Merle attended grade school in Edmonds County and... Full story

 

Margie Evy Fisher

Margie Evy Fisher, age 94, of Worland, Wyoming passed away on January 4, 2022 in Durango, Colorado. Margie was born in Baird, Texas to Preston and Beulah Moore on December 9, 1927. She was raised on... Full story

 

Jean "Jeannie" Chidester Griffin Dalton

Bicknell, Utah – Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Mary Jean "Jeannie" Chidester Griffin Dalton, died January 5, 2022, in Centerfield, Utah at the age of 89. She... Full story

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    January 13, 2022 

Federal, state officials spar over Bridger

CASPER — On unit 2 of the Jim Bridger power plant, Wyoming isn’t taking no for an answer. State leaders and operating utility Rocky Mountain Power have doubled down on their commitment to resolving a dispute over pollution controls, and keeping... Full story

 
 By Mark Davis    News    January 13, 2022 

WYDOT message board draws complaints

POWELL — WYDOT announced seemingly uncontroversial plans in late December to use message signs to remind motorists of posted speed limits and the presence of wildlife along the North Fork Highway. But when a message on a sign at the entrance to... Full story

 

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