Articles from the January 30, 2020 edition
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January 30, 2020
Come join us and meet the staff of the award-winning Northern Wyoming News at our open house Thursday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments, giveaways and door prizes. Did you know that the Chiefs just snapped a 49-year Super Bowl drought? Now,...
Karla's Kolumn: A myriad of musings
Should senators seek the office of the president be sitting in as jurors in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump? The answer is a simple no, but not because there is an impeachment trial.... Full story
Bill would bring back wolf depredation funding
WORLAND — The Wyoming State Legislature will convene on Feb. 10 in Cheyenne and one bill State Rep. John Winter (R-Thermopolis) hopes to get introduced this budget session is a wolf depredation...
A reunion seven decades in the making
WORLAND -Thanks to the determination of a half-sister he never knew existed, Dan Garnett of Worland was reunited with two sisters he had given up hope of ever seeing again. Garnett was born to...
Clark Enterprises earns national accolades
WORLAND — Clark Enterprises Inc. of Worland will be honored at the upcoming American Sugarbeet Growers Association (ASGA) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 6-8. Clark Enterprises was...
NWN earns Editorial Excellence honors; 2 Pacemakers from WPA
WORLAND - The Northern Wyoming News earned a major award and two Pacemakers at the 2020 Wyoming Press Association Winter Convention in Casper last week. The NWN won second place in Editorial...
Artists continue to pursue dreams after more than 25 years in Kirby
THERMOPOLIS – Art comes in many forms, and one of the more difficult forms to excel at is gilding, which long-time Kirby resident Barry Bryant has taken the time to learn, and succeed with in the... Full story
Draft of Natural Resource Plan presented; comments accepted through April 1
WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners presented their initial draft of the Natural Resource Plan on Monday night at the Worland Community Center. According to the presentation, the update to...
Elizabeth 'Betty' Scoggin
Elizabeth “Betty” Scoggin, 87, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23 at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis. Mass of the Resurrection will be Jan. 30, 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Thermopolis.... Full story
Kevin Mark Cannon
Kevin Mark Cannon, age 69, died at home on January 23, 2020 after succumbing to mesothelioma. He was surrounded by his wife and all seven of his crazy kids. Kevin was born on September 29, in 1950,... Full story
Wanda "Lou" Schaper Steinle
Wanda “Lou” Schaper Steinle, 83, of Thermopolis, WY passed away on Saturday. January 25, 2020, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the First Baptist Church in Thermopolis. W... Full story
Mark Burton, longtime Worland resident, recently passed away. Mark was born in Worland to Harold and Jerry Burton in 1951. He graduated from WHS in 1970 and attained his Bachelor and Master Degrees at Eastern Montana College, Billings, MT. After... Full story
Gary Michael Mercado
Gary Michael Mercado, 54, lifelong resident of Worland, Wyoming passed away January 26, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana. Gary was born on July 21, 1965 in Worland to Eugene and Ida... Full story
Missing woman's body found
Missing woman’s body found RIVERTON (WNE) — Missing since Jan. 2, 23-year-old Jade Wagon has been found deceased. Her body was found in a field near Ethete. Authorities verified her identity Tuesday. Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen was... Full story
Greybull backs away from pit bull ban
GREYBULL (WNE) — In the face of heavy opposition from the community, the Greybull Town Council has decided to address the problem of dangerous and vicious dogs without the use of any breed-specific legislation that targets pit bulls. The decision,... Full story
Wyoming News Briefs Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
Man accused of sharing marijuana candy in nursing home PINEDALE (WNE) — A Colorado man visiting his father at the Sublette Center nursing home is charged with giving another resident some THC candy, which the resident had asked him to bring to... Full story
Plan to allow armed teachers in Campbell Co. wins initial approval
GILLETTE — School trustees have unanimously approved a policy and regulations that would allow educators to conceal carry handguns in six rural schools in Campbell County. The approval of the five trustees iat a Tuesday meeting came on first... Full story
ACLU: State elected officials' disregard of ICE jail is unlawful
By refusing to regulate a private immigration jail planned outside Evanston, Wyoming’s five statewide elected officials leave the state vulnerable to litigation and immigrants to poor treatment, the American Civil Liberty Union of Wyoming says.... Full story
Pharmacy to pay $1 million to settle drug law violation allegations
CASPER — A Casper pharmacy will pay $1 million to settle allegations of violations of federal drug law, the federal government said Tuesday afternoon. According to a news release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming,... Full story