Articles from the January 28, 2021 edition

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January 28, 2021

Did you know that Elvis only won 3 Grammys?...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 28, 2021

More coverage coming but no 5G with latest cell tower in Worland

WORLAND - Installation of a new Verizon cell tower began earlier this month more than three years after getting approval from the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees. The tower is...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 28, 2021

Ambulance enterprise fund will pay for new contract with Cody Regional

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners signed a three-year contract agreement with Cody Regional Health (CRH) to take over the volunteer Washakie County Ambulance Service (WCAS) at a cost of $...


The News Editorial: Where are the grownups?

There are many things happening in our community, state and country right now that make me shake my head. Let us start locally, last week on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration a resident o... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 28, 2021

WHS Speech and debate wins Powell meet

The Worland High School Speech and Debate team took part in the Powell Virtual Invitational last weekend and came away with a victory placing first as a team over Green River, Buffalo, Lovell and...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 28, 2021

Unique film and opportunity comes to Worland

WORLAND - CrossPoint Baptist Church of Worland is bringing a free showing of "Divided Hearts of America" to Worland this Sunday. The film, according to the website https://thewatso...

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    January 28, 2021

No. 1 Warriors set to battle No. 2 Lander for first time this season

By ALEX KUHN WORLAND - Moving to 10-0 on the season last week, the Worland Warriors basketball team take on their toughest opponent of the season today. In a game between 3A's top-ranked teams and 3A...


Lewis Edward Winiecki

Lewis Edward Winiecki, 37, passed away in his home on January 20, 2021. Lewis was born in Hammond, Indiana on December 8, 1983 to Edward Loren and Terri Ann (Kasavich) Winiecki. An informal gathering to celebrate his life was held Monday at... Full story


Nellie Arnett Corley

Graveside services for Nellie Arnett Corley, 92, will be Saturday, January 30, 10 a.m. at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis. Mrs. Corley died Monday, January 25, 2021, at her residence in Hot Springs County.... Full story


Linda Bertsch

Linda Bertsch, 70, of Florence, Arizona passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Darlene Keller, son Louis Read Newell, she is survived by her husband Jim... Full story


David Cuellar Pimentel, Ed.D.

David was born in Worland, Wyoming October 18, 1939, a first generation American he was 81 years old at his passing on January 13, 2021. He passed away in Hurst,Texas. He was one of 21 children born... Full story


Peggy Eileen Wessel

Peggy Eileen Wessel passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus January 25th, 2021 at Worland Healthcare & Rehab. A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00am, Friday January 29th at Zion Evangelical... Full story


Margaret K. Keith

Funeral services for Margaret Kay Keith, infant daughter of Casey and Haley Keith of Casper, who passed away on January 20th at the Wyoming Medical Center, will be held Saturday January 30th at 1:00 p.m. from the Trinity Lutheran Church at 1240 S. Mi... Full story


Twenty-eight More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed

Twenty-eight more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). An older adult Campbell County man died last month. He was hospitalized an... Full story


Wednesday News Briefs

Albany Republicans censure Cheney LARAMIE (WNE) — On Jan. 13, Wyoming’s sole U.S. Representative, Liz Cheney, voted to impeach then-President Donald J. Trump. Cheney is a high ranking member of the Republican Party, and her vote sent shockwaves thr... Full story

 By Andrew Graham    News    January 28, 2021

Mental health and addiction emerge as legislative priorities

The state’s mental health and substance abuse treatment network took center stage early in the 2021 legislative session as lawmakers advanced bills to ease licensing requirements in an effort to bring more counselors to the state. Two House bills d... Full story


Legislators eye solar tax

CASPER — A bill introduced by Wyoming’s Legislature on Tuesday proposes to exact an additional tax on utility-scale solar power facilities. House Bill 94 would levy a $1 tax on each megawatt hour of electricity produced from larger solar energy fac... Full story

 By Katie Roenigk    News    January 28, 2021

Man who accidentally shot wife is corrections officer

RIVERTON — The Riverton man who fatally shot his wife at their home in November is an officer for the Wyoming Department of Corrections. Michael Pitt accidentally killed his wife, Lisa Pitt, on Nov. 23 in Riverton, and will not face charges, a... Full story


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