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February 14, 2019

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FEB. 20 - Rebels hold off Cowboys at A-A

LARAMIE – The University of Wyoming didn't need a perfect game to beat UNLV on Tuesday at the Arena-Auditorium. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, they were anything but perfect. UW shot just 26.9...


Sports Preview for the Feb. 21st edition of the Northern Wyoming News

The Hot Spring County High School Bobcats won the 2A West regional wrestling meet over the weekend scoring 186 points and having two regional champions in 113-pound Austin Ireland and 220-pound Logan Cole. Sticking with Hot Springs County High...


FEB. 15 - Wyoming Briefs

Bill requiring work for Medicaid heads to House CHEYENNE (WNE) — A bill to place work requirements on certain recipients of Medicaid in Wyoming made its way to the House floor Thursday. Senate File 144, sponsored by Sen. Larry Hicks, R-Baggs, would...


Greybull gas leak leads to mobile home explosion

REYBULL (WNE) — An explosion that destroyed a mobile home and injured one of its adult occupants was likely caused by a natural gas leak, according to Greybull Fire Chief Bill Scott. Greybull firefighters and police officers responded to the mobile...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 14, 2019

FEB. 19 - Local school security bill dies in House

CHEYENNE – In an overwhelming floor vote, the state House of Representatives killed a school security bill Friday because of what some called an unfunded, and unneeded, mandate on schools. Senate File 64, sponsored in the interim session by the Joi... Full story


FEB. 20 - Check of phone in hunting case leads to voyeurism charge

GILLETTE (WNE) — A Campbell County man whose cellphone was seized last summer as evidence for a suspected hunting crime now faces additional criminal charges after the same phone had images of a woman showering. Clifton Kennedy, 61, pleaded not gui...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 14, 2019

FEB. 15 - Senate kills death penalty repeal bill

CHEYENNE - The effort to end the death penalty in Wyoming was unable to get past conservative opposition Thursday in the state Senate. House Bill 145, sponsored by Rep. Jared Olsen, R-Cheyenne, was...


Lobbyists, conservatives oppose corporate income tax

CHEYENNE — In the past five weeks, the Wyoming Legislature has examined a property tax, a tax on wind energy, and taxes on hotel rooms, cigarettes and vape products. None of those taxes, however, have attracted the attention or scrutiny that House...


Public Notice Worland City Council Minutes

Public Notice Worland City Council Minutes...  PDF


FEB. 19 -Student arrested for terrorist threats against school

RIVERTON (WNE) — Officials have confirmed that a Dubois student was arrested last week for making terroristic threats toward the local school. Officials with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office said they were notified Monday afternoon about the... Full story

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    February 14, 2019

FEB. 19 -School 'game' results in sexual battery reports

CASPER — There have been roughly 15 reports of sexual battery in Natrona County’s high and middle schools over the past two weeks as part of a “game” where male students challenge each other to inappropriately touch their female peers,... Full story


FEB. 18 -Cowboys no match for No. 7 Wolf Pack

LARAMIE – The University of Wyoming men's basketball team found out first hand why Nevada is the No. 7-ranked team in the country. UW didn't have many defensive answers, and couldn't generate nearly... Full story


Family farms need to change the way decisions are made

WORLAND - They say the seven words that lead to the death of a church are "We have always done it that way." The message to WESTI Ag Days attendees Tuesday was similar in relation to family-run farms...


100 years old and going strong

WORLAND – One hundred years ago, on Feb. 19, 1919, Claire Lais was born to Joseph and Ida Boyd in Campbell County near Savageton. She joined five half-siblings and two full blood siblings, during a... Full story


Worland Shopko among 139 more stores closing

WORLAND – On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Shopko announced the closure of an additional 139 Shopko and Shopko Hometown stores including the store in Worland. The closures that came after the first closure ann...


Karla's Kolumn: I'm not picky, I eat crickets

I have developed over the years a willingness to try new things. Now, that said, there are my favorites and there are things I just won’t eat, like broccoli. My husband and I have talked about this...

 By Cyd Lass    News    February 14, 2019

Worlando Beach Speech and Debate Tournament Friday and Saturday

WORLAND – Worland High School’s speech and debate team will be holding their 36th annual Worlando Beach Tournament this Friday and Saturday. The meet will include 17 schools, mostly from Western Wyoming. There will be 200-300 students competing... Full story


Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day?

WORLAND – Valentine’s Day is something often seen has as a love holiday that’s more often than not only promoted by the greeting card industry. However, angel babies and boxes of chocolates... Full story


Powell team wins ice fishing derby; Ten Sleep team fourth

MEETEETSE - Ninety teams braved the cold Saturday and Sunday on the Sunshine Reservoirs for the annual Meeteetse Ice Fishing Derby with a Powell team bringing home top prize. Teams could be one, two...

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    February 14, 2019

No. 4 Warriors in Rawlins this weekend for 3A East tournament

WORLAND - The 3A East regional wrestling tournament is underway Friday and Saturday in Rawlins at Rawlins High School and as the defending 3A East champions the Worland Warriors have the opportunity t... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    February 14, 2019

No. 3 Bobcats ready to keep it rolling during 2A West regionals

THERMOPOLIS - The Hot Springs County High School wrestling team capped their final week of the regular season with impressive dual performances against 3A No. 4-ranked Worland High School and... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    February 14, 2019

Pioneers sensing new life after scoring outburst

TEN SLEEP - This season has been a struggle for the Ten Sleep High School boys basketball team, with only two seniors on the roster and the rest underclassmen they have taken their game in and game... Full story


Public Notice Washakie County Commissioners

Public Notice Washakie County Commissioners...  PDF


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