Articles from the February 13, 2020 edition
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February 13, 2020
Happy Valentine's Week. Blairs, Bomgaars and Sutherland inserts in today's paper. Did you know that February 14th is the second largest card giving day of the year, just after Christmas? This year, it’s expected that 1 billion cards will be...
The News Editorial: It's time to get informed
The Wyoming Legislature 2020 budget session began Monday and things have already been moving fast and furious in this 24-day session. There is nearly 300 pieces of legislation that have been filed. Some will not even make the two-thirds vote for... Full story
Worland senior named first Youth Conservationist of the Year
WORLAND - The first Game and Fish Youth Conservationist of the Year, Isabelle Burky of Worland, will be recognized at the 2020 Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet March 20 in Cody. The award...
Don Day's 'lukewarm' approach to climate change
WORLAND – Meteorologist Don Day Jr. of DayWeather Radio Network kicked off WESTI Ag Days at the Worland Community Center with his keynote address regarding climate change. Day started the address...
Fair board agrees on major changes for fair
WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board introduced their newest member at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night, Feb. 10. The new member is Shane Wiggins, a recently retired community...
Bill would take away UW's gun rules
LARAMIE — At least 14 legislators are backing a bill that would prevent the University of Wyoming from regulating firearms on campus. As with other previous failed legislation, Senate File 88 would require UW to allow the carrying of concealed weap... Full story
Wyoming Legislative website provides up-to-date information on 2020 budget session
CHEYENNE — Wyoming residents are encouraged to use the Wyoming Legislature’s Website to track legislation and participate in policymaking during the 2020 Budget Session in Cheyenne. The Web address is www.wyoleg.gov and is continually updated as... Full story
Gordon outlines 'window of opportunity' for energy, education in State of the State address
CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon gave his second State of the State address Monday morning, offering proposals to protect Wyoming’s energy industries and emphasizing the state’s need to find long-term ways to fund its education system. Gordon’s...
Legislator pulls firearms bill, says it was mischaracterized
GILLETTE — A Campbell County state legislator has withdrawn a controversial bill he’d proposed on firearms reporting for national background checks. Rep. Bill Pownall, a Republican who serves on the Judiciary Committee, has withdrawn House Bill...
Sidewalk Prophets return to Worland for concert
WORLAND — A desire to bring Christian bands to Worland whenever possible and whenever feasible has led Worland High School drama and speech and debate coach Rick Dorn to bring back Sidewalk...
Recycling volunteers needed
TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep’s monthly recycling drive needs help. Each month for the past several years, a volunteer group in Ten Sleep has loaded up a trailer of that town’s plastics, paperboard, food cans, old newspapers and magazines, and driven...
Two Hot Springs State Park concessions face uncertainty
THERMOPOLIS — The future of two key concession contracts at Hot Springs State Park remains unclear. Last November, Wyoming State Parks issued Requests for Proposals to operate Days Inn and Star Plunge for a minimum five-year period, and perform...
John Franklin Rayburn
John Franklin Rayburn passed away at his home on February 5, 2020. John was born in Worland on August 3, 1953 to Loyd Kenneth and Mildred Ann (Mills) Rayburn. He received his education in Worland. He... Full story
Katherine E. Brewster
Katherine E. Brewster, 90-year-old Ten Sleep resident, passed away February 7, 2020 at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Katherine was born on November 6, 1929 in Harrison, Nebraska, the... Full story
Margaret E Scranton
Margaret E Scranton (October 25, 1922 – February 10, 2020) God came calling for a flower gardener early on February 10, 2020. Margaret was born October 25, 1922 at Powell, Wyoming. She was the... Full story
Violet Elaine Lee
Violet Elaine Lee, 89, passed away February 6, 2020, at the Worland Healthcare & Rehab Center where she had resided since July 2017. Born April 22, 1930 in Seminole, Oklahoma, she was the... Full story
Val Jean Crumley
Val Jean Crumley, or VJ, as he was known by many family and friends passed away December 6th 2019 in Worland, WY at the age of 83. He was with family and went peacefully in his sleep. Our father was... Full story
Darrell Clark Schneider
Longtime Worland resident, Darrell Clark Schneider, 78, went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 7, 2020 at the Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, AZ while surrounded by his family. Darrell... Full story
Valentine Fun At The Museum
Worland High School cheerleader Julie Seidel helps Grady Reid figure out how he wants his valentine to look, as well as what he wants it to say as the cheer team helped put on the Valentine’s Party... Full story
Kindness Week in Ten Sleep
Ten Sleep student Brooklyn Norman concentrates on her note of kindness during Kindness Week the last week of January, while Braelyn Couch and Tristin Zierlein get ready to work on... Full story