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February 21, 2019

Please see the FFA Section Inside this week's edition. Look for 3A West regional preview information next week as Worland hosts the boys and girls regional tournament Feb. 28-March 2....


Groups join efforts on placemaking projects

WORLAND — The Wyoming Business Council conducted a placemaking workshop in Worland recently and it inspired several groups to look at projects in the community. Those groups came together recently t...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 21, 2019

FEB. 27 Gov. Gordon takes out his veto pen for state budget

CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon used his veto pen Tuesday to reject more than two dozen items out of the state supplemental budget passed by the Legislature this month. The vetoes started a domino effect in the Legislature with the House set to meet... Full story


FEB. 27 - Wrongful death lawsuit filed in police shooting of Casper man

CASPER — The mother of a man shot and killed by Casper police last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court Monday on the anniversary of his death. The lawsuit was filed Monday by Todd Hambrick, who represents the family of Douglas Oney... Full story


Property identification focus of commission

WORLAND – Multiple county agencies met with the Washakie County Commission on Tuesday, to discuss the identification of rural homes in case of an emergency, and how to best provide signage so county ambulance and fire services can identify the... Full story


The future of hemp in Wyoming

WORLAND - With the Wyoming Legislature seeking to authorize funds to establish an industrial hemp pilot program, WESTI Ag Days organizers made sure to include a discussion of hemp on the agenda last... Full story

 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 21, 2019

FEB. 22 - Party-switching bill dies

CHEYENNE – The Senate voted Thursday to kill the last bill in the Legislature that would have closed the state’s primary elections to voters who switched their party affiliation. House Bill 106, sponsored by Rep. Jim Blackburn, R-Cheyenne, was... Full story

 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 21, 2019

FEB. 26 - Statewide lodging tax condemned by Senate

CHEYENNE – The Senate killed a bill to implement a statewide lodging tax on a final vote Monday after it was pulled from the consent list. It was just one of several bills aimed at broadening and diversifying the state’s revenue stream that... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: A session of good, bad and odd

More than 500 pieces of legislation have been introduced during the current Wyoming Legislative session; 500 pieces of legislation that could potentially impact your life. Here are some thoughts on...


Free tax service available now at Worland Senior Center

WORLAND - For more than 15 years the Worland Senior Citizens Center has been an AARP tax preparation site and they are again this year, starting the free service this week. According to coordinator...

 By Cyd Lass    News    February 21, 2019

Planning for the future generations of agriculture

WORLAND – An interactive presentation during WESTI Ag Days Feb. 12 in Worland included surveys and information on how to speak with family members about continuing land and farm operations. Caleb Carter of the University of Wyoming extension began...

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    February 21, 2019

Bobcats win first regional championship in school history

THERMOPOLIS - The 2A West regional wrestling tournament was going to be a battlefield, having four of the top five ranked teams competing for the top prize in the 2A West. The then No. 1-ranked... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    February 21, 2019

No. 4 Warriors place second at 3A East regional meet

WORLAND -The Worland High School wrestling team was unable to defend their 3A East championship from a year ago but the Warriors were able to leave Rawlins High School on Feb. 16 with a second-place... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    February 21, 2019

Lady Pioneers open 1A West regionals vs. Little Snake River

TEN SLEEP - The 1A West regional girls basketball tournament opens today at Lander Valley High School and the Lady Pioneers enter the tournament as the No. 2-seed out of the Northwest division. The... Full story


Lady Pioneers fall in quarterfinals

LANDER - The Ten Sleep Lady Pioneers lost 31-25 to Little Snake River in the quarterfinals of the 1A West Regional girls basketball tournament in Lander today. The Lady Pioneers play Meeteetse at 10... Full story


Christopher Lee Short

Christopher Lee Short, 46, passed away in a vehicle accident on February 12, 2019. Chris was born on October 11, 1972 in Worland to Merlin Dean and Susan Rae (Lewis) Short. He grew up playing in the... Full story


Gladys Ann Noland

Gladys Ann Noland, 82-year-old longtime Worland resident passed away on February 14, 2019 at the Washakie Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.... Full story


EvyAnn Wiese

EvyAnn Wiese, age 85, passed on to her next journey on Saturday February 2, 2019 at the Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, a nursing home facility in Thermopolis Wyoming. She was finally set free... Full story


Demolition/blasting of old Sage Creek bridge set for Feb. 27 near Lovell

LOVELL — Demolition of the old Sage Creek bridge is scheduled for 10 a.m., Feb. 27, adjacent to U.S. 310 between Lovell and Cowley, and traffic delays are expected. "The bridge piers are set to be blasted, leaving the old bridge deck to fall to...


Phyllis M. Capen

Phyllis M. Capen, 72, passed away February 21, 2019 at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Care Center. Memorial services will be held Monday, February 25, 4 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1156 So. Road 11, Worland,... Full story


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