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January 23, 2020

Join us Feb. 6 for our open house celebrating 115 years in business in Washakie County. 10 to 2 p.m. Refreshments and door prizes....


The News Editorial: Issues with recycling in Small Town America

Next Friday will be the final pick-up day for cardboard recycling in Worland and Ten Sleep with the Washakie County Solid Waste Disposal District No. 1 board opting not to continue to subsidize the... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 23, 2020

Ward 1 vacancy official declared for city council

WORLAND — Worland Mayor Jim Gill declared a vacancy for Ward 1 on the council following the death of Gary Gerber on Dec. 25, 2019. Worland Ward 1 Council member Gary Gerber, 68, served on the c...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 23, 2020

Public comment sought on natural resource plan

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners will be taking public comment regarding the Washakie County Natural Resource Plan (WCNRP) on Monday, Jan. 27 and Jan. 28. The meeting on Monday will be at t...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 23, 2020

County resident brings grievance on city rates to commissioners

WORLAND — Washakie County and Mountain View Subdivision resident Bill Hill came before the Washakie County commissioners to express his frustration with what he considered unfair treatment by the W...


Bighorn National Forest welcomes acting forest supervisor

SHERIDAN - The Bighorn National Forest will welcome Erin Phelps as the acting Forest Supervisor later this month. Phelps assumes temporary leadership of the Bighorn National Forest Jan. 27. Phelps...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 23, 2020

Worland student battling leukemia attends national championship game

WORLAND – Jaedan Jackson, 16, had the opportunity of a lifetime when he and his family flew out to New Orleans, Louisiana, to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship game the w... Full story


Police investigating thefts from vehicles

WORLAND — The Worland Police Department is currently investigating multiple incidents of individuals gaining entry into unlocked vehicles to steal valuables. These incidents have recently occurred in various residential neighborhoods within the City...


Jean Marie Peterson

Jean Marie Peterson (Farnam), 83, passed away Jan. 16, 2020, at Washakie Medical Center in Worland. Jean was born March 21, 1936, in LaMoure, North Dakota. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Grace Lutheran... Full story


Gerald Neary

A memorial service for Gerald Neary, 87, of Baker, will be held at a later date. In accordance to Gerald's wishes, cremation has taken place. Gerald passed away January 12, 2020 at Fallon Medical... Full story


Suffrage Exhibit Opening

Cedar Haun and Sophia Beamer show off their signs focused around the planet and women's right to vote during STEAM Saturdays at the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center.... Full story


'Soup'er Bowl

Sue Smith pours a bowl of soup for a hungry guest during the 'Soup'er Bowl during the Big Horn Basin Classic Girls Basketball tournament in Worland Friday night. All of the proceeds from the soup... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs Jan. 22, 2020

Man pleads guilty to stealing from Scouts, elderly woman GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette man has pleaded guilty to taking more than $30,000 from the Boy Scouts while he was a scoutmaster and more than $120,000 from an elderly woman for whom he had w... Full story


DEQ backs off plan to dump more oilfield pollutants into Boysen

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality has backed off a plan to allow Moneta Divide oilfield operators to increase pollutants they dump into creeks above Boysen Reservoir, and proposed new monitoring of existing salty effluent. Aethon Energy... Full story

 By C.J. BAKER    News    January 23, 2020

Man convicted of wife's murder to appeal

POWELL — A jury convicted a Wapiti man of first-degree murder for killing his wife and a judge ordered the 77-year-old to spend the rest of his life in prison. But Dennis K. Klingbeil is hoping that the Wyoming Supreme Court will see his case d... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs Jan. 23

Local police can’t enforce new smoking age CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Cheyenne Police Department announced Wednesday in a Facebook post that it can’t take any enforcement action relating to the new federal law that raises the tobacco purchasing age from... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs Jan. 24

Uinta County authorizes land sale for detention center EVANSTON (WNE) — The Uinta County Commission Chambers were again full for the regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, when commissioners voted unanimously to pass a land transfer resolution authoriz... Full story


New Blackjewel owner misses first tax payment

CASPER — One of the newest companies to take over coal mines in the Powder River Basin has defaulted on its tax payments. Eagle Specialty Materials LLC — the new owner of the former Blackjewel coal mines in Campbell County — missed its first produ... Full story


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