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January 26, 2023

Check out the Health & Wellness special section...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 26, 2023

Board honors early graduates, hears textbook concerns

The Jan. 23 meeting of the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees began by recognizing four early graduates. Seniors Emilee McDonald and Makenzie Paxton walked the floor of the board...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    January 26, 2023

Busy week and many topics addressed by State House

WORLAND - State Rep. Martha Lawley (R-HD27, Worland) wrapped up another week of general session in the 67th Wyoming Legislature on Friday. "Probably the best word to describe the week was busy, but I...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 26, 2023

Committee stops resolution to phase out electrical vehicles

TEN SLEEP – Senator Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep) reported this week that Senate Joint Resolution 4, a commitment to phase out sales of new electric vehicles by the year 2035, has been laid to rest by a d...


Derald Wayne Cheeney

Derald Wayne Cheeney, 87-year-old long-time Ten Sleep resident passed away on January 20, 2023 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland, Wyoming. Derald was born on March 12, 1935, in Henry, Nebraska... Full story


Cypriano Hernandez

Cypriano Hernandez of Montrose Colorado succumbed to his battle with cancer on December 15, 2022, at the age of 81. He and his wife Lori, moved to Montrose, Colorado, where they established roots in 2... Full story


Gary Gene Gilmore

Gary Gene Gilmore, 59, passed away in Worland, Wyoming on January 18, 2023, surrounded by family. Gary was born in Worland on September 25, 1963, to Charles Edward and Vasca Lou (Sturdevant) Gilmore.... Full story


Leota Mae Wells

Leota Mae Wells, 83, passed away at Billings Clinic on January 16, 2023, surrounded by her family. Lee was born on December 11, 1939 in Corvallis, Oregon, the second and only daughter of three childre... Full story


Tamara Lynn (Eads) Brazell

Tamara Lynn (Eads) Brazell, 62, passed away Jan. 17, 2023, in Denver, Colorado. Tami was born on June 29, 1960, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints... Full story


Duane Stuart Riedel

Duane Stuart Riedel, 69, passed away Jan. 21, 2023, in Worland. He was born April 14, 1953, in Madison, South Dakota. A Celebration of Life will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 at the Worland Middle School Auditorium.... Full story


William Joseph Shepperson

William Joseph Shepperson, 78, passed away at his home near Worland on Jan. 23, 2023. William was born in McCook, Nebraska, Red Willow County on Oct. 6, 1944. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at St. Luke’s Lutheran C... Full story


There is hope

There are some odd bills and some frustrating bills that have been filed during the current Wyoming Legislative Session, which should tell all residents to pay attention to what is happening in Cheyen...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 26, 2023

A trio of golden retrievers offers a unique therapy experience

WORLAND – Andrew Stiles, an occupational therapist at Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center in Worland explained the role that his dogs have in his work. Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center is located b...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    January 26, 2023

Buck up, buttercup: Tackling men's mental health

Callouses, wads of chew, whisky, gun powder. Ready to shoot. Gruff men of few words. We love our punchy, gritty, down-in-the-dirt cowboys here in Wyoming. It’s been said, the world needs more of them. But when does the unflinchingly tough, a...

 By Wendy Wiecki    News    January 26, 2023

What is mental wellness?

What do you think of when you hear “mental wellness”? You might think this defines a state of constant happiness. But it’s more than that. The key to mental wellness is—instead of staying consistently happy, it is passing through many life events...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 26, 2023

Worland Speech and Debate performs well in Jackson tournament

Worland High School Speech and Debate team finished third place overall for 3A in Jackson last weekend, according to Coach Rick Dorn. Chase Johnson and Lexani Damiano took first place in cross...


News staff honored with writing, design awards

The Northern Wyoming News staff earned honors at the 2023 winter convention of the Wyoming Press Association in Cheyenne last weekend. Editor and Manager Karla Pomeroy earned a first place award in government issue reporting for coverage of the...

 By Jasmine Hall    News    January 26, 2023

Educational Freedom Act heads to Senate floor

CHEYENNE — Legislation that would influence instruction and supporting materials as public schools teach students about the U.S. Constitution, the Wyoming Constitution and “the study of and devotion to American institutions and ideals” was passe... Full story


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