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Feb. 11 - Wyoming News Exchange Briefs

Railroad faces wrongful death lawsuit CHEYENNE (WNE) — The widow of a Union Pacific Railroad engineer who died in an October train collision west of Cheyenne has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company. Union Pacific engineer Jason... Full story


Feb. 8- On the trail of the hunt: bill to enable dogs to search for big game

ROCK SPRINGS - A bill that would allow hunters to use a blood trailing dog to track big game has the support of local legislators and outdoors groups. Rep. Stan Blake, D-Green River, who is the main...

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    February 7, 2019

Warrior swimming places third at 3A East conference meet

WORLAND - Even without top swimmer Zayne Cooper, who was out due to injury, competing at the 3A East conference meet in Newcastle last weekend, the Worland Warriors still scored enough points to take... Full story

 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 7, 2019

FEB. 11 -Senate, House expect budget deal this week

CHEYENNE — Leadership in both chambers projected an air of stability and optimism Friday after the midweek drama in the Legislature over the state’s supplemental budget. The Senate suspended its rules and introduced several new spending bills...


Feb. 9 - Warriors best Bobcats in final home dual of the season

On senior night, the Worland Warriors wrestling team closed out their final home dual of the season with a 40-30 win over the Hot Springs County Bobcats on February 7. Worland basketball wasn’t able to pick up wins this week against Rawlins High... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    February 7, 2019

Lady Pioneers defense powers them to two big division victories

TEN SLEEP - As 1A girls basketball's top defense, the Ten Sleep Lady Pioneers relied on their stingy defense to pick up two big 1A Northwest division wins during a two-game homestand against the... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    February 7, 2019

No. 3 Bobcats take first at Greybull Invitational

THERMOPOLIS - Coming off their first-place finish at the Greybull Memorial Invitational on Feb. 2 at Greybull High School, the Hot Springs County High School wrestling team wants to use this final wee... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    February 7, 2019

Hear Me Out...The dynasty that just won't die

Sports Editor's Note: There will be some weeks "Hear Me Out..." won't fit into the physical print or online edition of the Northern Wyoming News. In those instances, the column will still be posted... Full story


Feb. 8 - Wyoming News Briefs

Tobacco tax bill back to include vaping products CHEYENNE (WNE) - The House on Thursday brought back to life the cigarette tax bill it defeated the day before, but only to reconsider one section of the legislation: classifying nicotine vape products... Full story


Donating blood equals saving lives

WORLAND – Community members interested in donating blood have the opportunity, every two months to do so at the Worland Senior Citizens Center. The next blood drive by Vitalant, formerly known as United Blood Service, is Feb. 19 at the senior cente... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    February 7, 2019

Worland speech and debate team wins Natrona meet

WORLAND – Amongst 33 schools from three different states including Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska, Worland High School’s speech and debate team sent 28 students to the Natrona County meet and reigned victorious awarded first place in 3A... Full story

 By Marcus Huff    News    February 7, 2019

Greear weighs in on current legislation

CHEYENNE- State Representative Mike Greear (R-Worland) gave some rare insight into legislation moving through the Wyoming House of Representatives this legislative session, specifically the state of the state’s budget and issues involving the...

 By Marcus Huff    News    February 7, 2019

Ten Sleep agrees to sponsor two grants

TEN SLEEP – At Tuesday’s February meeting of the Ten Sleep Town Council, the town agreed to be fiscal sponsors for two local endeavors, the town garden, and the annual Nowoodstock music festival. Traditionally, Nowoodstock organizer Pat... Full story


Public Notice Application for Renewal of Liquor Licenses

Public Notice Application for Renewal of Liquor Licenses...  PDF


Public Notice of Probate- McDonald

Public Notice of Probate- McDonald...  PDF


Robert 'Bob' Blacketer

Robert “Bob” Blacketer, 82, passed away January 31, 2019, at the Thermopolis Rehab and Wellness Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be Feb. 13, 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Thermopolis.... Full story


Linda Kay Deaver

Memorial services for Linda Kay Deaver were at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Moose Lodge, located at 2704 Hackathorne, in Gillette. Kay passed away Monday, January 28, 2019. She was born June 10, 1955, in Lovell.... Full story

 By Cody Porter    Sports    February 7, 2019

NFHS Column

Parents of high school student-athletes who regularly criticize, harass and abuse contest officials were put on notice in January thanks to the blunt message delivered in an editorial by NFHS... Full story


Thermopolis woman dies in fatality Feb. 7

THERMOPOLIS — On February 7, 2019, a fatal crash occurred at milepost 5 on Wyoming 120 west of Thermopolis, Wyoming. Around 3:20 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a two-vehicle collision that resulted in the...


Fatal crash east of Ten Sleep

On February 12, 2019, a fatal crash occurred at milepost 37 on US 16 east of Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Around 1:30 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a single vehicle rollover. A 2001 Ford F-250 was traveling westbound... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 7, 2019

'Charleston!' comes to life on stage

WORLAND - Worland Middle School will present "Charleston!" the musical next Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium. The play features 31 cast members and three students working behind the scenes... Full story


Flags at half-staff

Flags at half-staff Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump’s proclamation, orders that the flags of the United States and Wyoming shall be flown at half-staff at all public buildings and grounds until sunset, February 9, 2019 as...


Karla's Kolumn: Welcome to the Northern Wyoming News

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Northern Wyoming News, continuing the long tradition, more than 100 years, of chronicling the life and times of the people in Washakie County and the Big Horn Basin. This newspaper began as a weekly newspaper,... Full story


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