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February 25, 2021

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Variances exempt county from state health orders

WORLAND — Washakie County Health Officer Dr. Amber Moss requested a variance on statewide Health Order 4 requiring face coverings in public spaces to protect the public from COVID-19. The variance was...

 By Seth Romsa    News    February 25, 2021

Alternative solution found for automotive program

WORLAND – After the January board meeting, the Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees was faced with a difficult decision regarding the future of the Worland High School automo...


Sen. Cooper seeks to redefine slayer rule

WORLAND — Sen. Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep) hopes to redefine the slayer rule with a bill he is sponsoring in the upcoming March session. Cooper is sponsoring Senate File 66, Slayer Rule Applied to J...


The News Editorial: Be alert: Firearm licensing act introduced in U.S. House

They say ignorance is bliss or what you don’t know won’t hurt you but when it comes to legislation, whether at the state or federal level, nothing could be further from the truth. We as citizens mus... Full story


WMS musical opens tonight

WORLAND — The Worland Middle School Drama Department will present “The Enchanted Bookshop, the Musical” this Thursday and Friday at the school auditorium. Curtain opens at 7 p.m. both nights. Ticke...


AP history students quiz Senator John Barrasso

WORLAND - Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) told Worland High School seniors in the AP history class that Vice President Kamala Harris has been invited to Worland. In his visit with students last...

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    February 25, 2021

Promising group returns for Warriors in 2022

WORLAND - The swimming and diving season came to a close for the Worland Warriors as they put the finishing touches to their season at the 3A State meet in Laramie on Feb. 19-20. As a team, the...


Gene C. Anderson

Longtime Ten Sleep resident, Gene C. Anderson, 93, died Thursday, February 18, 2021 at the Billings Clinic from complications related to a recent surgery he had undergone to repair a broken hip. Gene... Full story


Dennis Lee Soller

Dennis Lee Soller, 70-year-old life-long Worland resident passed away on February 19, 2021 at the Billings Clinic. Dennis was born on April 26, 1950, the oldest of three children born to James Arthur... Full story


Penny Carr

Penny Carr was born in Olympia, Washington on October 7, 1946 to Alice and Alfred Haffner. She was child number five of the seven children born to the Haffner family. Her family moved around... Full story


Richard Dean Shoults II

Richard Dean Shoults II, lovingly known as "Rich," passed away on February 19, 2021 at the age of 54 at the Washakie Medical Center after an illness of four months. Born August 5, 1966 in La Jolla,... Full story


Health Order Removed, Gathering Sizes Relaxed as Metrics Continue to Improve

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Health have announced the removal of a health order addressing operations of personal care services, along with a continued relaxing of COVID-19 protocols as Wyoming’s metrics contin... Full story


Wyoming's senators vote against Biden energy pick

CASPER – Sen. John Barrasso cast a vote against President Joe Biden’s pick for energy secretary Thursday over concerns former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s leadership would “crush” Wyoming’s economy built on fossil fuels. “I can’t support... Full story


Foes claim Wyoming death penalty expensive and ineffective

LARAMIE — As the state faces major expenditure cuts, abolishing capital punishment has resurfaced as a feasible means to cut costs. On average, approximately $1 million taxpayer dollars is retained for capital defense. Lauren McLane — assistant pro... Full story

 By Mike Koshmrl    News    February 25, 2021

Court cans low-impact film permits in Grand Teton, Yellowstone parks

JACKSON — The National Park Service has changed its permitting requirements so that commercial filmmakers no longer have to pay fees or gain clearance as long as shoots are small and not in the wilderness. That nationwide change in regulation, a... Full story


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