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February 07, 2019
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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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
'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