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    Dec 3, 2020

    Did you know that Napoleon once lost a battle to a horde of bunnies?...

  • Manderson family recognized as 2020 Landowner of the Year for the Big Horn Basin

    Dec 3, 2020

    MANDERSON - John and Nancy Joyce of Manderson were recently recognized as Wyoming Game and Fish Department's landowner of the year for the Big Horn Basin. The Landowner of the Year award is presented to Wyoming landowners who have demonstrated outstanding practices in wildlife management, habitat improvement, and conservation techniques on their properties. These landowners also cooperate with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to provide access to hunters and anglers on their properties....

  • The News Editorial: Opportunities to give more abundant during a pandemic

    Dec 3, 2020

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a desire to keep everyone healthy and safe, Pinnacle Bank made the tough decision to cancel this year’s Festival of Trees. The festival showcases wreaths and trees decorated by businesses and organizations, along with other Christmas décor, which are then sold at an auction to help support dozens of organizations and groups. Tuesday was “Giving Tuesday” but there is still plenty of time to give this Christmas season, giving to help others. The Worland Food Pantry is always looking for monetary or non-ex... Full story

  • Drama department visits with voice actor

    Seth Romsa, Staff Writer|Dec 3, 2020

    WORLAND – Worland drama students met via tele-conference with voice actress Katie Leigh who has been a voice on many television shows, movies, video games and even appearing on radio. Leigh has appeared in various roles including the Aladdin television series, My Little Pony television series and film, Despicable Me and the Sonic the Hedgehog television series. Worland drama teacher Rick Dorn said that he originally set up the call with Leigh through her Facebook and webpage along with some h...

  • County mask mandate future uncertain

    Seth Romsa, Staff Writer|Dec 3, 2020

    WASHAKIE COUNTY – The mask mandate that is in effect for Washakie County to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019 faces an uncertain future with the end of the mandate looming. The mask mandate for Washakie County is currently set to end on Friday, Dec. 4. Calls attempting to reach state health officer Dr. Alexia Harrist about whether or not the mandate will be extended were not returned before press deadline. Harrist is currently serving as acting Washakie County health officer a...

  • Hi-Way Bar shooter sentenced

    Dec 3, 2020

    GREYBULL (WNE) — The case regarding the 2019 Super Bowl Sunday shooting at the Hi-Way Bar and Cafe came to a close on Thursday, Nov. 18 with the sentencing of Michael Verry of Ten Sleep. Verry was sentenced to a prison term of eight to 10 years to the amended charge of aggravated assault and battery. He was also sentenced to eight to 10 years for another count of assault and battery, but that sentence was suspended in favor of 10 years supervised probation that will be served after his prison sentence. He was also assessed a fine in the total a... Full story

  • Lighted parade, visit from Santa this Saturday

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Dec 3, 2020

    WORLAND - The Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce Worland Christmas Lighted Parade and visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus will be this Saturday, Dec. 5. The parade begins at 6 p.m. with the usually route down Big Horn Avenue starting at 20th Street and going to Railway Avenue. The parade begins with a helicopter flyover of the downtown and will end with the traditional fireworks in the lot at the corner of Third and Big Horn. Chamber President Steve Radabaugh said parade entries need to begin...

  • Martha Sue Carey

    Dec 3, 2020

    Martha Sue Carey, 78, passed away at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana on November 26, 2020. Sue was born on May 16, 1942 in Middleton, Tennessee. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, December 3, 2020 at the Ten Sleep Cemetery with Allen Firnekas officiating.... Full story

  • Warren Ujifusa

    Dec 3, 2020

    Warren Ujifusa, 99-year-old Worland resident passed away on November 29, 2020. He was born on March 9, 1921 in Greybull, Wyoming. He was the second of seven children born to Manpei “Mike” and Toyono (Inui) Ujifusa. The family moved to Worland just before he turned two. Warren graduated from Washakie County High School in 1939. He married Toshie Shibata on March 21, 1948. Warren was a quiet man who sat back and took in his surroundings. He worked at farming but lived for fishing. If something needed fixed on the farm, he just got it done. He... Full story

  • John Justin Mazet

    Dec 3, 2020

    John Justin Mazet, 91-year-old former Worland resident, passed away in Springfield, Oregon on November 22, 2020. John was born on July 22, 1929 in Worland, WY to August Justin and Jeanne Francoise (Disdier) Mazet. John worked for Holly Sugar, retiring after 45 years of dedicated service. John lived in Worland until 2018 when he moved to be closer to family. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. Many people in Worland were the blessed recipients of the bounty of his garden, whether that... Full story

  • Patricia Joan Schaeffer

    Dec 3, 2020

    Patricia Joan Schaeffer went to be with the Lord on November 26, 2020. She was born in Billings, Montana on March 26, 1939 to Margaret and Norman Wilson. In July of 1957, she married Harold F. Schaeffer, the love of her life. Pat and Harold were married for 59 years and they had three children together. She took great pride in raising her family. Her family was the most important thing in her life. She loved hosting all the family dinners and cooking amazing meals. Pat and Harold also enjoyed... Full story

  • Roxanne Martinez

    Dec 3, 2020

    Roxanne Martinez, 48, lost her courageous battle with cancer on November 28, 2020 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland. Roxanne was born in Worland on March 6, 1972, the second of three children born to Ernie Joseph and Genevieve "Jennie" (Torres) Hernandez. She grew up in Worland, graduating from Worland High School in 1990. She handed her newly gained diploma to her dad and said, "Here's your diploma". In her spunky way, she acknowledged her parent's push for her to complete this step in... Full story

  • Robert Kent Hensman

    Dec 3, 2020

    World War II Veteran Robert K. Hensman, 95, went to be with his Savior on November 21, 2020. He was living at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Robert was born June 14, 1925 in Wallace, Nebraska, the oldest of two sons born to John W. Hensman Jr. and Marion (Ames) Hensman. Bob attended elementary school in Cheyenne, Wyoming and graduated from high school in Red Cloud, Nebraska, class of 1942. He was a member of the football team, baseball team and choir. He attended one semester... Full story

  • Julia Rose Boyko

    Dec 3, 2020

    Julia Rose Boyko, 89, a lifelong resident of Worland, Wyoming passed away Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020, in Billings, Montana. Julia was born on December 27, 1930 in Sheridan, Wyoming to James and Francis (Kosine) Louie. Julia was one of seven children and grew up and attended school in Sheridan. Julia married Joe Boyko on November 29, 1947 and they moved to Worland in February of 1957. From 1963, after raising her children to a more independent age she started a small domestic business... Full story

  • Wayne Allen Michel

    Dec 3, 2020

    Wayne Allen Michel, 70, of Worland, Wyoming passed away November 28, 2020 at Washakie Medical Center. Wayne was born April 24, 1950 to Henry and Esther Michel. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Harvey. Wayne is survived by his sons Joshua and Jacob; his sisters, Dolores N. (Bill) Micheal and Beverly A. (Gary) Hergert; and assorted nieces and nephews. Cremation and a small family service has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Veile Mortuary.... Full story

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  • Twenty-seven Wyoming Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed

    Dec 3, 2020

    Twenty-seven 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 official death certificate information. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count. An adult Campbell County man died late last month. He had health conditions recognized as putting patie... Full story

  • Elks Hoop Shoot this Tuesday at Worland Middle School

    Dec 3, 2020

    WORLAND - The time has come for the best free-throw shooters in Worland to showcase their skills. The Worland chapter of the Elks Lodge 1908 will host the annual Hoop Shoot for boys and girls ages 8 to 13, Tuesday, December 8, at 7 p.m. at Worland Middle School. The Hoop Shoot is a nationwide activity promoted by the Elks National Foundation. It challenges young athletes to make the most free throws out of 25 attempts. Registration for the Hoop Shoot will begin at 6:30 p.m. Once registered, shooters will have the opportunity to take practice... Full story

  • Blood Drive Tuesday

    Dec 3, 2020

    WORLAND — The Worland Community Blood Drive is slated for Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Worland Senior Center. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments may be made by calling the local organizer, Judy Council at 347-9388 or going to bloodhero.com with the code: worland. Persons may fill out the health history questionnaire early to save some time the day of the drive. Go to http://www.vitalant.org/health. Masks are required for those donating blood, as well as Vitalant staff. Blood donors are not tested for coronavirus. Do n...

  • Governor Orders Flags be Flown at Half Staff Statewide on Monday, December 7

    Dec 3, 2020

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump’s Proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide on Monday, December 7 in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The Presidential Proclamation follows: On the morning of December 7, 1941, Imperial Japanese forces ambushed the Naval Station Pearl Harbor on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Tragically, 2,403 Americans perished during the attack, including 68 civilians. On this National Pearl Harbor Remembrance D... Full story

  • New governor orders include statewide mask mandate, limited hours for bars and restaurants

    Dec 3, 2020

    Increase in Deaths and Challenges to Hospital Capacity lead to New Actions to Fight Virus Governor pushes effort so businesses stay open and local authority respected CHEYENNE, Wyo. – With Wyoming hospitals seeing record numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients and rising deaths, Governor Mark Gordon has announced a new approach that protects the public and keeps schools and businesses open. This involves requiring face coverings in certain indoor public settings in all counties, reducing group sizes, and reducing hours of businesses where C... Full story

  • Nineteen More Coronavirus-Related Wyoming Deaths Confirmed

    Dec 3, 2020

    Nineteen more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). · An older adult Campbell County man died late last month. He was hospitalized; it’s unclear whether he had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19. · An older adult Carbon County man died late last month. He was hospitalized; it’s unclear whether he had health conditions recognized as putting patients at highe... Full story

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