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January 16, 2020

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Karla's Kolumn: A special kind of friend

Ever been sucker punched. You know when something comes out of nowhere, takes your breath away. I got sucker punched Sunday by way of a text notifying me that a dear friend of mine had passed away.... Full story

 By Marcus Huff    News    January 16, 2020

Ten Sleep mayor confident in two-term achievements

TEN SLEEP — The Town of Ten Sleep Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Jan. 7 to hear department reports and afterward, Mayor Jack Haggerty discussed his tenure, and reported that he will retire from the position this year, not r...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 16, 2020

First baby of 2020 born at Banner Health Washakie Medical Center joins older brother at home

WORLAND – With a January due date Alyssa Keller and her husband Cody of Worland did not think they would be having the first baby born in the new year and the new decade. However, when she opted to mo...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 16, 2020

No where to go with cardboard; board to suspend recycling

WORLAND – More than two years ago the Washakie County Solid Waste Disposal District No. 1 stopped accepting newspapers to recycle. Now, with action by the district board Monday night, they will be c...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 16, 2020

Felony burglarly charge moves on to district court

WORLAND – Ashley Ann Leary was bound over from Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court to district court on one felony count of burglary. This charge carries a possible punishment of up to 10 years of p...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 16, 2020

Ten Sleep man charged with bringing deadly weapon into Washakie County Jail

WORLAND –Michael L. Burrington Jr. was bound over from Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court to district court on one felony charge of taking a deadly weapon into jail and a misdemeanor of wearing o...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 16, 2020

Local man bound over on aggravated assault charge

WORLAND – Mathew B. Garcia, born in 1992, was bound over from Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court to district court on charges of aggravated assault and domestic battery. Aggravated assault is a f...


Geography Bee tests middle schoolers' knowledge

WORLAND – Which state has a longer coastline, Maine or Rhode Island? Do you know the answer? This is just a sample question that sixth through eighth graders from Worland Middle School were asked on F...


Hefenieder wins Poetry Out Loud contest

By KARLA POMEROY WORLAND - Worland High School junior Jade Hefenieder won the first WHS Poetry Out Loud competition Monday night in the Little Theater. Hefenieder, and two fellow competitors, Raychel...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 16, 2020

Ten Sleep considers excusing absenses for college visits

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep school board met on Monday, Jan. 13 for their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss minor changes to the attendance policy to possibly allow for excused absences for p...


Bernedene "Bernie" Corbett Robertson

Bernedene Corbett Robertson, 74, passed away peacefully at her home in Worland on January 8, 2020, with her loving husband by her side. Bernedene, was born November 6, 1945, in Worland, Wyoming to... Full story


Jack H Decker Jr.

Jack was born on October 19, 1957 in Trenton NJ and passed onto his next journey December 28, 2019 at his home in Phoenix, AZ. During the early 1970's while living in Centennial WY - Jack could be... Full story


George J. Argeris

George J. Argeris, 88, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, died January 9, 2020 at Davis Hospice Center. George was born on May 12, 1931, in Tensleep, Wyoming and raised in Worland, Wyoming. Upon graduation from Wa... Full story


Arnold Nelson Egbert

Arnold Nelson (Swede) Egbert died Jan. 4, 2020, in Spokane, Washington. He was born in Spring Creek, Wyoming, on Dec. 17, 1927 His cremains will be interred in Ten Sleep Cemetery in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, at a later date. A memorial service will be... Full story


Jimmy Dale Ornsbey

Jimmy Dale Ornsbey, 67, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at Hot Spring County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis. Memorial services will be held in the summer of 2020.... Full story


Jeralyn Joy 'Jerry' Brown

Memorial services for Jeralyn Joy “Jerry” Brown, 89, will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, at Community Federated Church in Thermopolis. Mrs. Brown passed away January 8, 2020, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital.... Full story

 By Cody Cottier    News    January 16, 2020

Critics say MLK holiday should be updated

JACKSON — Three decades after the state of Wyoming finally adopted the holiday that commemorates Martin Luther King Jr., some question why the date can’t be dedicated solely to the slain civil rights leader. The fact that Wyoming observes the hol... Full story


Police chief: UW gun ban not enforced in 'open spaces'

LARAMIE — A regulation banning firearms on the University of Wyoming’s campus, which has become the subject of a high-profile lawsuit, isn’t as restrictive as it might appear at first blush, UW Chief of Police Mike Samp said in court this week.... Full story


Supreme Court hears arguments in fair board lawsuit

CHEYENNE – For the first time in more than 80 years, Wyoming Supreme Court justices sat in the Historic Supreme Court Chamber in the state Capitol, hearing oral arguments from two high-profile attorneys representing the Laramie County Board of C... Full story


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