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February 1, 2024

Local news, photos, celebrations, and a hospital CEO's retirement story....

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    February 1, 2024

Rep. Winter discusses committee bills and budget session

In light of the controversial Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs resource management plan, State Rep. John Winter (R-HD28), said that the state’s Federal Natural Resource Management Committee is sponsoring a bill for the upcoming budget...


Filly dies during horse gather

Via Wyoming News Exchange CODY — A yearling died during the capture of 10 horses on Monday, Jan. 22, in the McCullough Peaks herd Management area. The foal, named Kat Ballou, died from acute head and neck trauma, according to a report from the... Full story


Governor Gordon announces roadmap to improve mental health care in Wyoming

Governor Mark Gordon this week announced the launch of an initiative to address Wyoming’s ongoing mental health crisis. The Governor’s “Mental Health Roadmap” takes steps to advancing systemic behavioral health reform in Wyoming, identifying...


Diane Barbara Ochs Martinson

Diane Barbara Ochs Martinson went home on November 17, 2023. She was born December 4, 1940, to Mary and Anton Ochs in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She grew up in Aberdeen, living in the two-bedroom home... Full story


Devin Michael Blythe

Devin Michael Blythe, 36, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Worland, Wyoming on January 23, 2024. He was born in Rangely, Colorado to Michael Shaun and Brenda Marie (Ruppert) Blythe on September 12, 1987. Devin moved to Nevada at the tender... Full story


Adanna Jo (Harvard) Lien

Adanna Jo (Harvard) Lien, 85, of Casper, Wyoming passed away on Friday, January 26, 2024. She will be interred in Riverview Memorial Gardens at a later date.... Full story


Cooking failures and successes

We were talking in the office about the show “Worst Cooks in America” and how some of the “cooks” did not know some of the basics, which brought to mind some of my first cooking experiences...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    February 1, 2024

Washakie Medical Center CEO Stallings officially retires

After working for the past decade as CEO at Washakie Medical Center, Jay Stallings has retired from his role at the hospital. Stallings officially stepped down from his role at the beginning of 2024,...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    February 1, 2024

Pioneers determined to break out of rough patch

Going 1-2 in three games last week, the Ten Sleep Pioneers basketball team has lost four of their last five games but focused on breaking out of this slump. The Pioneers (5-8) lost to the Shoshoni JV...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    February 1, 2024

Keep Moving: Staying active in the winter

While winter may have finally started, there are still a variety of opportunities in the community to keep bodies moving and staying active. Ranging from indoor to outdoor activities, for all skill...


My health journey in 2023 and beyond

Last year in March I took my health fair results to my doctor. I figured things would have to change in my life based on my numbers. I was right. Numbers for liver, heart, cholesterol and A1C were all...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    February 1, 2024

Worland Senior Center commits to growing home services

Worland Senior Center Executive Director Wendy Fredricks detailed what home services means to her organization and what they can look like in Worland soon in a recent interview. She said, “What we find is that putting someone in an institution is...


Bank warns of counterfeit bills

SUNDANCE (WNE) — With an unknown number of counterfeit one hundred dollar bills believed to now be in circulation after an incident in Billings, MT, last week, Andy Miller, President of Sundance State Bank, is warning businesses and citizens that... Full story


What America learned from the sweeping Great Plains blizzards of 1949

Via Wyoming News Exchange GILLETTE - Seventy-five years later, the blizzards of 1949 remain one of the worst recorded storms that have ever crossed the northern Great Plains. Reports tally more than... Full story

 By Mark Davis    News    February 1, 2024

Powell photographer wins grand prize in state contest

Via Wyoming News Exchange POWELL - Rob Koelling's love for wildlife photography is well known in the Cowboy State. Numerous publications and exhibits feature his awe-inspiring artwork, largely of... Full story

 By Hannah Romero    News    February 1, 2024

Green River man reflects on a lifetime of connections

Via Wyoming News Exchange GREEN RIVER - Sitting by a window at the Villa Assisted Living Facility at Castle Rock, slits of sunlight illuminating his face, Bob Renick held a shiny quarter in his... Full story


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