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  • Third generation takes reins at Blair's Market in Worland

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jan 20, 2022

    WORLAND - Blair's Market in Worland officially moves to its third-generation ownership this week with the change in ownership to Sha and Brandon Yule as SBY Plus Inc. Blair's Market was started in 1980 when Blair and Norene Foulger purchased Max's Supermarket in Powell. In an interview in 2018, Kent Foulger, Blair's son, said the organization first involved his dad, mom and sister. He joined the organization in 1981 and his twin brother Brent joined in 1982. In 1987, Blair's Market purchased...

  • Worland City Council formally votes to fight census figures

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jan 20, 2022

    WORLAND — The Worland City Council voted unanimously to appeal the 2020 census figures, even discussing the option of a mid-decade count. Mayor Jim Gill outlined his case before the council, noting that he personally does not feel Worland’s population dipped below 5,000. Worland’s population per the 2010 census was 5,487. The population in 2020 was at 4,773, a drop of 714 or 13%. “I think we have great data to defend our position but we need official action,” Gill said. City engineeri...

  • BLM to conduct prescribed fire projects in the Big Horn Basin 

    Jan 20, 2022

    WORLAND – The Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District tentatively plans to conduct three prescribed fire projects within the Cody and Worland field office areas this winter and spring as part of the BLM’s commitment to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive. The prescribed fire projects may be conducted as early as January but will primarily take place March through May, and only when weather conditions and fuel moisture conditions are favorable for a safe and effective burn. Smoke may be visible at times dur...

  • Former Cody man charged in Capitol invasion

    LEO WOLFSON, Cody Enterprise|Jan 20, 2022

    CODY — A man with Cody ties has been charged in U.S. District Court for his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots. According to the filing affidavit, Andrew Galloway was interviewed by FBI agents at his home outside of Cody at some point in the past year. Galloway is the listed agent for a Wyoming limited liability company Powderkeg Patriots Apparel, with an associated address in the South Fork. According to the Park County Assessor’s Office, Galloway sold this Mountain Court property on June 14. He was a resident at the time of the Cap... Full story

  • Laramie, Albany counties in 'chaos' after redistricting move

    JOEL FUNK|Jan 20, 2022

    Power struggles between lawmakers reverted at least a quarter of Wyoming’s legislative redistricting map back to square one during a contentious meeting Wednesday in Casper. With time ticking down before the 2022 budget session convenes in Cheyenne in February, members of the Legislature’s Joint Corporations, Elections, and Political Subdivisions Committee narrowly voted to adopt a plan involving significant changes for communities along the Interstate 80 corridor in southern Wyoming. While some lawmakers called it a compromise, others cal... Full story

  • CatchAFire speaker a veteran and actor

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Jan 20, 2022

    WORLAND – Retired Marine, pastor and actor Ken Bevel is this year’s guest speaker for the ninth annual CatchAFire. Bevel, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, spent 20 years doing active service in the United State Marine Corps before retiring to serve in the ministry. According to his biography at Premiere Speakers Bureau, he served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan while in the military. He currently serves as the pastor of Membership and Local Missions at Sherwood Baptist Church. Bevel may be recognized for his roles in the films “Fi...

  • Nowaks welcome second child as first baby of 2022

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jan 20, 2022

    WORLAND - Connor Hendrick Nowak, son of Brian and Kylie Nowak of Worland is the first baby born in 2022 at Worland's hospital, Washakie Medical Center. Connor was born at 1:28 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022 at WMC. He weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces and measured 19 inches. He joins an older sister, Juniper, 7, at home. The Nowaks have been married 13 years and while they knew Connor would be a January baby, with a due date of Jan. 23, they did not conceive of the idea that he would be the first baby of...

  • Senator Barrasso: Biden's first year an 'epic failure'

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jan 20, 2022

    WORLAND - U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) expressed frustration with the President Joe Biden Administration but said he is willing to work with Biden on key issues for Wyoming and will fight against issues that hurt Wyoming. In an interview prior to Barrasso speaking to the Worland Kiwanis and Rotary club members Tuesday at the Worland Community Center Complex, Barrasso said he felt Biden would be easier to work with than he has been but added that Biden has changed since he was a U.S....

  • WCSD#2 Board makes changes to extended leave polic

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Jan 20, 2022

    TEN SLEEP –The Washakie County School Board District No. 2 Board made changes to the extended leave policy to benefit employees.The board approved on first reading Monday, Jan. 10, policy 3.42 and 4.18, Extended Leave with or Without Pay. According to Superintendent Jimmy Phelps, several changes to this policy were approved. The board may approve an additional 10 days of paid leave where the employee pays the costs of a substitute. These costs will be deducted from the employee’s pay. Also in the policy, an employee may make more than one req...

  • Marilyn Mae (Truitt) Husman

    Jan 20, 2022

    Marilyn Mae (Truitt) Husman, the middle of five children of Fern Agnes (Ekis) and Corwin William Truitt, was born on April 13, 1934 in Sheridan, Wyoming. After graduating from Sheridan High School in 1953, she met Edward Lee Husman. On June 6, 1954, Marilyn and Ed were joined in matrimony in Sheridan, Wyoming. While raising their children, Marilyn held the titles of: Army wife, baseball, cheer and gymnastics mom as well as 4H and Job’s Daughters leader. She worked for many years as an office manager and in childcare before she and her h... Full story

  • Thomas A. Cooper

    Jan 20, 2022

    Thomas A. Cooper, age 82, of Lodgepole, NE passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, January 10, 2022 in Sidney. Per his wishes, cremation has been held and there will be no public service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the family to be designated to a future nursing scholarship. You may view Thomas's Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of... Full story

  • Carolyn Jane Nelson

    Jan 20, 2022

    September 1, 1942-January 8, 2022 (age 79) Carolyn Jane Nelson, 79 was born September 1, 1942, in Worland, Wyoming and passed away January 8, 2022, surrounded by her family in her home in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Carol graduated from Ten Sleep High School, Ten Sleep Wyoming. On February 27, 1964, she married Alvin Nelson. Carol and Alvin Nelson resided in the Big Horn Basin where they farmed and raised their family. Carol loved learning. She began her college degree by taking night classes and then we... Full story

  • Patricia Zee Baston Schuyler

    Jan 20, 2022

    Patricia Baston Schuyler, 89, of Tucson, Arizona, passed peacefully during the early morning hours of December 31, 2021. She was born March 17, 1932 in Worland, Wyoming to Charles and Zee Baston and was the youngest of six children. She is survived by Daughter Stephanie Hanson and son Steven Schuyler (Valerie). Five grandchildren Melissa (Denny), Allison (Craig), Christopher (Avery), Geoffrey and Michelle, and two great grandchildren Zoey and Kellan. A celebration luncheon of remembrance will be held in Tucson, Arizona at a later... Full story

  • The 800-pound gorilla

    Jan 20, 2022

    On Feb. 14, Wyoming Legislators will gather in Cheyenne to start the 2022 budget session. First and foremost, the Legislature has to pass Gov. Mark Gordon’s 2023-2024 biennium budget. As legislators prepare, there is good news and bad news. The good news is the state’s budget shortfalls were not as big as originally anticipated. Gordon’s proposed budget of $2.3 billion is larger than anticipated, but still smaller than the previous two-year budget cycle. That’s thanks to a boost from federal money from the American Rescue Plan Act and the Inf... Full story

  • Why your kids should be learning sign language in schools

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Jan 20, 2022

    I was introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) at a pretty young age. I had a deaf friend growing up, and am hard of hearing myself, not to mention my mom used to be a special-education teacher, so she learned it as well. Some of my earliest memories involve being in school every morning, going over what day it was and what we were having for lunch in ASL. I recall some of it to this day. There are many benefits to learning ASL, especially at a young age. These benefits help the child now, as... Full story