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January 18 2023

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 By GRACE WALHUS    News    January 18, 2024

WPC prepares for prevention night this weekend, next week

Sheri Gunderson, Lila Jolley and Katie Kirby from the Washakie Prevention Coalition (WPC) attended the Washakie County commissioner meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16 to discuss WPC work and events. They reported that their annual prevention night is on...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    January 18, 2024

Worland welcomes first baby of 2024

Born on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 2:01 a.m., Christopher John Banda became the first reported baby born in Worland of the new year. Erica Banda, Christopher's mother, said he was 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and...


Carrie Ann Wyper

Carrie Ann Wyper, 52, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Ten Sleep on January 9, 2024. Carrie was born on June 16, 1971 in Arcadia, California to John William and Paula Kay (Burgess) Wyper. She... Full story


Gary Steven Klispie

Gary Steven Klispie was born on September 6, 1955 to Richard and Margaret Klispie in Sarasota, Florida. Gary was the middle of three brothers, Alan and Dennis, each boy born just a year apart. His... Full story


John Darby Palmer

John Darby Palmer, 76, passed away on January 8, 2024 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana. John was born on June 26, 1947, in Los Angeles, California, to Jack Byron and Eva Mae (Darby)... Full story


Eliseo "Blackie" Leyva

Eliseo "Blackie" Leyva 85 years old passed away on January 9, 2024. Eliseo was born on January 3, 1939 to Clyde and Benita (Gonzalez) Leyva. He graduated from Worland High School in 1958. He married... Full story


Lois L. Seidel

Lois L. Seidel, 81 passed away on Thursday January 11, 2024. She was born in 1942 in Guthrie Center Iowa. Burial took place on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Memorial service and celebration of life will be on Friday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church... Full story


Shirley Runge

Shirley Runge, 93, longtime Worland resident, passed away in Helena, Montana, Jan. 5, 2024. An obituary and memorial service will be forthcoming in the summer.... Full story


Alice Lisetta (Schweighart) Beckley

Alice Lisetta (Schweighart) Beckley, 90, passed away Jan. 14, 2024, at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Alice was born on May 18, 1933, in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Services are pending. A full obituary will follow in next week’s e... Full story


The News Editorial; 'By The People Act'

One piece of proposed legislation in the upcoming 2024 Wyoming Budget Session is designed to increase public accessibility and participation. House Bill 49, also known as “By The People Act” adds to...


Guest Column; Moving Wyoming mail processing out of state is bad policy

Wyoming is one of the last rural states to be hit with the U.S. Postal Service’s inappropriately named “Delivering for America” plan to cut costs, regardless of the cost of doing some of the hair-brained schemes included in it. The current plan...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 18, 2024

Speech and debate ready to host Worlando Beach meet this weekend

Worland High School’s speech and debate team has had a strong showing so far in the new year, and they’re ready for a weekend off to host the Worlando Beach Tournament this weekend. They couldn’t attend some of their meets due to weather, but the o...


EMS and ambulance funding examined in AARP Wyoming webinar

Does an ambulance need to show up if you dial 9-1-1? An AARP Wyoming webinar, slated for 1 p.m. on Jan. 22 will seek to answer that question and look at what the state can do to shore up its Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The webinar is free to...


Oil continued to rise, natural gas continued decline in 2023

Via Wyoming News Exchange GILLETTE - While coal is still king in Campbell County, oil and gas are still the second and third largest contributors to the county's economy, as far as taxable value... Full story

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    January 18, 2024

Warriors do well in home meets

Hosting two boys swimming meets last week, the Worland Warriors took another step forward in their progress this season. "Our younger swimmers are starting to see what it takes," said WHS boys...


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