Articles from the February 16, 2023 edition

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February 16 2023

Learn about one Worland resident's storied history as a Kansas City Chiefs fan, and what their victory in Super Bowl LVII means to them....


Groathouse selected for new school

TEN SLEEP – The Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees recommended Groathouse Construction from Cody as the general contractor for the new school during their meeting Feb. 13. The base bid from Groathouse Construction was the l...


Bill that would eliminate property taxes dies at third reading

CHEYENNE - Senate File 110, which would provide property tax exemptions to all personal property, died at third reading in the Senate at Wyoming's Legislative General Session last week, said Sen. Ed...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    February 16, 2023

Lawley disappointed by resolution failure

Representative Martha Lawley (R-Worland) reported another busy week in Cheyenne as legislators continued to work on the supplemental budget as well as reviewing Senate Files passed over to the House of Representatives. Senate File 78, which Lawley...


Frederick Darrell Dyer

Frederick Darrell Dyer, 77, of Casper, Wyoming passed away Monday, December 5, 2022 in Casper. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Paradise Valley Christian... Full story


Monte Lee Harnden

Monte Lee Harnden, 69, passed away surrounded by his family at his home in Worland, Wyoming on February 7, 2023 from Pulmonary Fibrosis. Born in Laramie, Wyoming on April 28, 1953, Monte was the... Full story


Richard "Jim" James Ilg

Richard "Jim" James Ilg, 79, passed away at his home in Ten Sleep, Wyoming on February 6, 2023. He was born in York, Nebraska on April 22, 1943 to Richard Doyle and Lenore Ella (Mosley) Ilg. Jim... Full story


Charles L. Black

Charles L. Black, 79, died Feb. 4, 2023, at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness. He was born July 28, 1943, in Homedale, Idaho. A memorial will be held later in California.... Full story


Norma Faulkner Stevens

Norma Faulkner Stevens, 83, died Feb. 6, 2023, at her residence in Thermopolis. No services are planned at this time.... Full story


Katherine Ann 'Kathy' Wallingford

Katherine Ann “Kathy” Wallingford, 71, died at her residence in Thermopolis. She was born Oct. 8, 1951, in Thermopolis. Mass of Christian Burial will be Feb. 24, 2023, 10 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church.... Full story


Public should be involved in pool decision

Fifteen years ago a committee began working on ideas for funding a new pool in Worland to replace the 33-year-old Worland Dome. Now, 15 years later, and 12 years since the pool actually opened, there...


Worland hosts middle school chess tournament after long hiatus

WORLAND – Worland Middle School Chess Coach Tim Trippel hosted a chess tournament at the middle school library on Feb. 11, the first of its kind in a very long time, according to Trippel. He said t...


Washakie County Search and Rescue has an eventful start to 2023

WORLAND – Washakie County Search and Rescue Commander David Michel provided details of his team’s busy day on Jan. 31 of this year, when they responded to two calls. They began their day by responding to a call that came from a man who was str...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    February 16, 2023

Lifelong fan happy to see Super Bowl win

WORLAND – Over 30 years ago, a young Aaron Newell opened a present from Kansas City. Inside was a rubber football and a hand-drawn goal post with a football flying through it reading, "Merry Christmas...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    February 16, 2023

No. 2 Warriors win 3A Northwest for fourth straight season

WORLAND - For the fourth consecutive season, the Worland Warriors basketball team won the 3A Northwest division. The No. 2 Warriors clinched the 3A Northwest and a No. 1-seed at the 3A West regionals...


Scientists spot huge methane cloud over Converse County

Via Wyoming News Exchange DOUGLAS — A nearly five-mile-long cloud of methane gas hung over rural Converse County in early December, the result of five gas venting releases Dec. 6-7 by Tallgrass Energy at its Douglas Gas Plant six miles north of t... Full story


Senators kill 'physical force' trespass-termination bill

Senators have killed a bill that would have legalized “physical force” to “terminate” a perceived trespass, rejecting an expansion of criminal statutes backed by 57 representatives. House Bill 126 – Trespass-removal of trespass ran into heavy cri... Full story


NEWS BRIEFS for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023

Average gasoline prices down 3.5 cents per gallon in Wyoming CHEYENNE (WNE) — Average gasoline prices in Wyoming have fallen 3.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.37 per gallon on Monday, according to’s survey of 494 sta... Full story


Why 'Presidents' Day' actually goes by another official name

Why 'Presidents' Day' actually goes by another official name An official list of federal holidays in the United States won't feature "Presidents' Day" among the observed holidays. Some may say that's... Full story


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