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February 9

Don't forget Valentine's Day is next Tuesday....

 By AVERY HOWE    News    February 9, 2023

County discusses parking, life flight contract

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners saw members of the Washakie County Library and City of Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC) discuss parking during their meeting Tuesday. After a special BAPC meeting on Jan. 31, the B...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    February 9, 2023

Legislature puts nearly $1 billion in savings

In his weekly interview with Northern Wyoming News, Senator Ed Cooper said that he was pleased overall with the work that the Senate did on the budget last week, saying "We came out with a really good...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    February 9, 2023

Lawley's property tax bill advances to Senate

Representative Martha Lawley's (R- Big Horn, Washakie) House Bill 121 moved on to the Senate on Feb. 3. "It was definitely good news for me. I'm very thankful for that," Lawley said. "We'll see what...


Meela Marie Ray

Meela Marie Ray was born in September 3, 1948 in Worland, Wyoming to Alfred and Marie Fink. She graduated from Worland High School and completed her Bachelors in Education in Bozeman, Montana. She... Full story


Josephine Edela Davis

Josephine Edela Davis, 86, passed away Friday February 3rd, 2023 after struggling with dementia and other complications. She was born November 21 of 1936, in Greybull, Wyoming to Edela and Charles... Full story


Donald "Bud" Henry Eckhardt

Donald Henry Eckhardt, affectionately known as "Bud", passed away on February 3, 2023 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland with his loving family by his side. Bud was born in Worland on November... Full story


Ned Boyce Smotherman

Ned Boyce "Smut" Smotherman, 81, of Mills, Wyoming, passed away at his residence on January 22, 2023. Ned was born in Thermopolis, Wyoming to Gladys Urwin and Gerald Smothermon on April 26, 1941. He... Full story

 By Avery Howe    Opinion    February 9, 2023

Becoming fluent in love language

I was still at college in New York when my friend Sara sent me a survey question for her psychology class, "What is your love language?" I stared at my phone screen for a while and thought. My brain...


In an uncivil world, be like Max

Fans at all levels can get ugly, rude, unsportsmanlike and just plain mean. For the most part, most athletes are able to ignore and play on. Occasionally, you hear reports of professional athletes...


How parental substance abuse impacts children

It’s no secret that addiction ruins lives. When parents become addicted to drugs and alcohol, it impacts their physical and emotional health, behaviors, and their ability to effectively parent their children. For the children, they can experience m...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    February 9, 2023

Rotary exchange student to graduate with WHS Class of 2023

WORLAND – Last August, a new student joined the ranks of the Worland High School senior class. Seventeen-year-old Aurora Pagani, from south of Milan, Italy, is part of the Rotary Exchange program, whi...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    February 9, 2023

Keep the food pantry in mind past giving season

WORLAND - Just inside the front door of the Washakie County Ministerial Association building on Big Horn Avenue stands a refrigerator stocked front-to-back, top-to-bottom with Styrofoam egg cartons....

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    February 9, 2023

Free tax help again offered at Worland Senior Center

WORLAND – Every Monday, Thursday and Friday from Feb. 10 to Apr. 10, the Worland Senior Center will be offering tax preparation to anyone who would like help filing their taxes for free. The Worland Senior Center has been an American Association o...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    February 9, 2023

Sixteen Valentine's Days... and counting

WORLAND – Cracking the clean glass door of Flower Exchange lets heavy floral scents out into the cold air on North Tenth Street. Happy pop music plays over the speakers and 360 degrees of gift d...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    February 9, 2023

Warriors finish fourth at 3A North conference meet

WORLAND - The 3A North boy swimming and diving conference meet was as competitive as billed, and the Worland Warriors scraped their way to a fourth-place finish. The Warriors finished fourth at the...


Bill would allow 'physical force' to 'terminate' suspected trespass

The Legislature has advanced a bill that legalizes use of physical force by a landowner or landowner’s agent to “terminate” what they believe is criminal trespass. HB-126 — Trespass–removal of trespasser would update the current Wyoming criminal... Full story


WHP Troopers Safely Locate a Female involved in a multi-state Domestic Disturbance

On February 4, 2023, at approximately 12:46 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) Troopers were dispatched to a possible domestic disturbance in the area of Bitter Creek Rest Area within Sweetwater County. The reporting party told the patrol dispatch... Full story


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