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February 4, 2021

Did you know that 8 million pounds of guacamole is consumed on Super Bowl Sunday and 14,500 tons of chips are eaten along with that guacamole?...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 4, 2021

State Senate makes cuts to direct distribution to cities, counties

WORLAND - Cities, towns and counties could see further cuts from state direct distribution funding after the State Senate amended Senate File 64 trimming another $10 million from the final two...

 By Seth Romsa    News    February 4, 2021

14 organizations helped through COVID charity funds

WORLAND — The Washakie County Commissioners announced Tuesday on how through Governor Mark Gordon’s Community Charitable Relief Program were distributed to local non-profit organizations. The...


The News Editorial: After 116 years mission remains the same - to serve our community

This week we complete two full years as the weekly newspaper the Northern Wyoming News and what a year it was. We started year two out with an open house in February. Yes, it was pre-COVID or rather... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 4, 2021

Ten Sleep student's Voice of Democracy essay wins VFW local and state contests

TEN SLEEP - Ten Sleep sophomore Kinley Anderson's Voice of Democracy essay has taken top honors at the local, district and state level and is headed to the national competition. The Veterans of...

 By Seth Romsa    News    February 4, 2021

WHS Speech and debate finishes third at Natrona meet

WORLAND – The Worland High School Speech and Debate team finished third overall in class 3A among those schools that competed in the Virtual Mustang Classic held by Natrona County High School Jan....


Legislator proposes consolidation of school districts to save money

CHEYENNE — Facing massive cuts to the state’s K-12 schools budget, one lawmaker has proposed a bill to study the cost-saving benefits of consolidating Wyoming’s 48 school districts into 24. “We, as a Legislature, fully understand that we... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 4, 2021

Ten Sleep youth top skier in Sweet Sixteen Snowfest

WORLAND - Nearly 60 people attended the Tensleep Nowood Trailbreakers (TNT) Chili Feed to start the Sweet Sixteen Snowfest on Friday. On Saturday 28 people took to the slopes as part of the Snowfest,...

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    February 4, 2021

No. 3 Warriors face a gauntlet of 4A teams this week

WORLAND - Another week up and another set of tough duals for the Worland Warrior wrestling team. The No. 3-ranked Warriors, according to wyowrestling, are in Cheyenne this week and face nothing but...


Donald 'Don' G. Deitchler

Donald “Don” G. Deitchler, 82, passed away January 28, 2021 at his home in Thermopolis. Graveside services will be held in the late spring.... Full story


Lewis Edward Winiecki

A memorial potluck service for Lewis Edward Winiecki will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Eagles Lodge in Worland. Lewis was born Nov. 7, 1983 and passed away Jan. 20, 2021.... 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, were held Saturday January 30th at the Trinity Lutheran Church at 1240 S. Missouri in Casper,... Full story


Kathleen Coila Bower (Roberts)

Kathleen Coila Bower (Roberts), who was affectionately known as "Katie," passed peacefully at her daughter's home in Texas on January 20, 2021, at the age of 95. She was the picture of kindness and a... Full story


Peggy Eileen Wessel

Peggy Eileen Wessel, 82, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus January 25th,2021 at Worland Healthcare & Rehab Center after a long and courageous battle with breast and ovarian cancer. Peggy... Full story


Virgie Mae Ray Logan

Virgie Mae Ray was born on October 8, 1935 to Lester and Esther Ray in Norton, Kansas and passed away January 24, 2021 in Belton, Texas. Virgie attended school in Smith Center, Kansas and worked at... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs - Thursday

Campbell GOP has no plans for Cheney censure GILLETTE (WNE) — As it stands now, the Campbell County Republican Party has no plans to censure Rep. Liz Cheney for her vote to impeach former president Donald Trump in January. The Campbell County... Full story

 By Nick Reynolds    News    February 4, 2021

Cheney wins House GOP leadership challenge

CASPER — Rep. Liz Cheney survived an internal challenge to remove her from House leadership on Wednesday night, staving off an attempt by Trump loyalists to punish her for supporting impeachment. The final vote to keep the Wyoming congresswoman in... Full story

 By Tom Coulter    News    February 4, 2021

Youth suicide prevention training bill defeated

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House of Representatives rejected legislation Wednesday that would have required the state’s K-12 public schools to provide suicide prevention training programs to students. House Bill 62, which was advanced by an interim...


Twenty-three More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed

Twenty-three more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s total based on... Full story


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