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February 24, 2022

Check out photos from the Worland first grade concert!...

 
 By Hannah Black    News    February 24, 2022

LCSD1 to require more training after bus driver arrest

CHEYENNE — Following last week’s arrest of a bus driver for allegedly driving students while drunk, Laramie County School District 1 drivers will be required to go through increased training, a district spokesperson said Tuesday. David Richard... Full story

 

Ukraine invasion could keep energy prices high

CASPER —Wyoming’s oil and gas industry appears to be in for another tumultuous year. It looked, until recently, like the market would stabilize at last. Prices, though still high, would start to fall, and supply would eventually catch up with... Full story

 

Local artist's piece selected for Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition

CHEYENNE — Some of Wyoming’s finest artists will be recognized during the 2022 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition reception in the Wyoming State Capitol Extension tonight (Thursday) from 5 to 7 p.m.  The exhibition will be on view through...

 

Two State Senate Files try to assist with property taxes

WORLAND - Two bills that would assist Wyoming citizens regarding property taxes are moving through the Senate. Sen. Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep, SD20) said Senate File 69 would limit property tax from...

 

The News Editorial: Change in Party bill solves nothing, hinders voters

The primary election is six months away but work to impact who can vote in that election is underway in the Wyoming State Legislature with Senate File 97 – Change in Party Affiliation. The bill,... Full story

 

I may be 'bias'ed: Transgender girls are girls

A group of state lawmakers filed a bill that bars transgender women and girls in Wyoming from participating in high school and collegiate sports that match their gender identity. The Senate voted 25-4-1 to introduce the bill and it was referred to...

 

Worland Speech & Debate places first in 3A

WORLAND – The Worland High School speech and debate team took first place overall in 3A at the Riverton tournament Feb. 19. Helping lead the team to the first-place victory was Kinley Anderson who...

 

County planner gives update on plans for bike path repairs

WORLAND – The bike path just north of the canal on Airport Road will hopefully be repaired this summer after the retaining wall caused cracking along the pavement. According to Washakie County Planner David Anderson, a couple of summers ago, the da...

 

Veterans assistance in Big Horn Basin counties

 CHEYENNE – A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout March.  Brad Cline is available to meet with veterans and their families to...

 

WESTI Ag Days focuses on farmer mental health

WORLAND – This year at WESTI Ag Days in Worland, the serious topic of mental health was discussed, with the help of Darla Tyler-McSherry and her program Ask in Earnest. Ask in Earnest is an organization put together by Tyler-McSherry, a teacher at...

 

WESTI Ag Days: Getting more carbon in the soil, good for the environment

WORLAND - When one thinks of a carbon footprint, thoughts of oil and gas usually come to mind, not cattle grazing, but that is exactly what was discussed during a WESTI Ag Days presentation last week...

 

Wolverines in the Snowy Range? Biologists aim to find out

When it comes to animals, not comic book characters, few wolverines are as famous as wolverine M56. Over the course of a few years, the badger-sized animal with claws meant for digging and teeth meant for ripping wandered from the Tetons to Rocky... Full story

 

Washakie County Fair Board accepting entries for fair theme and fair book cover

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair board announced at their regular meeting Feb. 15 that they would start taking entries for the fair book cover and the 2022 Washakie County Fair theme. Submissions from any Washakie County resident may include just...

 

Ten Sleep school district ready to renovate Masonic Lodge

TEN SLEEP – At their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Feb. 14, Washakie County School Board District No. 2 announced that they would start accepting bids for renovations to the old Masonic Lodge in Ten Sleep. The school board is looking to...

 

Senate Chambers

The Senate Chambers during the 66th Wyoming Legislature Tuesday February 15, 2022 in Cheyenne. Photo by Michael Smith....

 
 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    February 24, 2022

Warriors bring home third-place trophy from 3A State meet, Stanek and Quigley earn All-State honors and set school records

WORLAND — Saving their best for last, the Worland Warriors boys swimming team ended their season on a high note during last week’s 3A State meet in Gillette. “We could have swum a little better...

 
 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    February 24, 2022

Hear Me Out: The topic of the week: trans athletes

If you haven’t heard, Penn swimmer Lia Thomas smashed a lot of records last week, and a lot of people are up in arms. Thomas is at the center of a new round of American culture wars because Thomas... Full story

 

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