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February 27, 2020

It's National FFA Week. Check out our special FFA section inside this week's issue. Inserts in this week's issue are Blair's, Bomgaars, Arby's and Pizza Hut....

 

Karla's Kolumn: Learning from the animal kingdom

One recent event and one recent statement got me thinking about the animal kingdom and the myths we are told in childhood and what is the reality. First, was last month the town of Greybull tried to... Full story

 

Budget differences could impact small communities

By KARLA POMEROY WORLAND — Both the House and Senate passed the 2020 budget bill last week with issues going to consensus committee this week. Rep. Mike Greear said one of the issues is regarding allocation on mineral royalty grants. He said,...

 

Recon study next step in Washakie Avenue corridor project

WORLAND — Washakie County and the City of Worland are combining resources to help pay for a Washakie Avenue reconnaissance report, for a total cost of $2,950. Both the commissioners and the city council approved motions at their respective...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 27, 2020

Worland school board begins discussion on maternity leave

WORLAND – The Worland school board met at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night to approve different projects happening in the district, as well as begin discussions on making paid maternity leave a separate category from sick leave....

 

Candidate uncertainty as Ten Sleep election looms

TEN SLEEP – With Ten Sleep’s current mayor declining to run for re-election this May, no mayoral hopeful has yet filed the necessary papers to become a candidate. “Not as of today,” said Ten Sleep town clerk/treasurer Lori Hughes on Tuesday....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 27, 2020

Felony assault charges filed against Ten Sleep man

TEN SLEEP – Michael L. Burrington Jr. of Ten Sleep was bound over on additional charges to district court on two felony counts of aggravated assault and battery for an incident that occurred on Dec. 9, 2019, in Ten Sleep. These charges were bound...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 27, 2020

Worland man bound over on felony theft charges from local business

WORLAND – Dennis Jones, 45, a former Northern Wyoming News (NWN) employee, has been bound over to district court on three felony counts of theft that occurred during his employment at the paper. Jones was arrested on Aug. 15, 2019. After asking...

 

County GOP gears up for caucus, convention

WORLAND — The Washakie County Republican Party is gearing up for their county presidential caucus, county convention and for the annual Lincoln Day fundraising dinner both in March. The caucus is up first, next Tuesday, with sign-in starting at 6...

 

USDA approves Wyoming hemp plan

CHEYENNE — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the Wyoming hemp regulatory plan and has granted authority to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) to regulate the hemp industry in Wyoming. The WDA resubmitted the W... Full story

 

WESTI Ag Days: Wyoming leads the way with archaic wheat varieties

Wheat varieties that were first farmed as far back as 10,000 years ago are making a strong comeback in Wyoming. Caitlin Youngquist and Carrie Eberle of the University of Wyoming Extension described a...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 27, 2020

Ten Sleep superintendent's contract extended through 2023

TEN SLEEP – The Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees met on Monday, Feb. 10 for their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss a new policy, new calendar, as well as perform a superintendent evaluation. The Ten Sleep school board...

 

'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!'

Hillary Wall and Scott Mattis perform one of the opening scenes in the final performance of Washakie Museum & Cultural Center play, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!"... Full story

 

Pamela Lanell Jackson

Pamela Lanell Jackson, 52, passed away at her residence on February 22, 2020. Pam was born in Houston, Texas on August 10, 1967 to Bill Gene Jackson and Nellie Mae (Umfress) Jackson. She grew up in Te... Full story

 

Leon Jerry Sisk

Leon Jerry Sisk, 75, passed away February 17, 2020 at his home in Worland. Leon was born on September 12, 1944 in Valley City, North Dakota to Leonard James and Amy Catherine (Gates) Sisk. He... Full story

 

Dena Arlene Hill

Dena Arlene Hill, 89, passed away at Washakie Medical Center on February 24, 2020. Arlene was born in Tonkawa, Oklahoma on November 26, 1930 to Tracy Elbert Peck and Dena Leona (Smith) Peck. She... Full story

 

Deidra Michayle Walker-Rowe

Deidra Michayle Walker-Rowe died at her residence on February 15, 2020. Deidra was born in Worland, Wyoming on September 28, 1986, the only child born to Mel Walker and Kendra (Foland) Brazelton.... Full story

 

Jason A. Haworth

Former Billings resident, Jason A. Haworth, 46, died February 14, 2020 following a vehicle accident. Jason was born on March 16, 1973 in Billings, Montana to Robert Dean and Tillie Marie (Kilwein)... Full story

 

Lloyd Albert Lungren

Lifetime Worland resident Lloyd Albert Lungren, Sr. died Feb. 19, 2020 in Billings, MT following surgery. His wife and children were at his side. Lloyd was born March 18, 1925 on the L.E. Laird farm... Full story

 

Larry Dean Bear

Larry Dean Bear, 81-year-old Worland resident, passed away suddenly in Greybull, Wyoming on February 25, 2020. Larry was born in Hulett, Wyoming on April 20, 1938. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Crosspoint Baptist... Full story

 

Missing female located safely in Seattle, Washington, Thursday morning.

On Sunday, February 23, 2020, WHP troopers located Ms. Lampus’s vehicle abandoned along Interstate 80 east of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Troopers and other law enforcement agencies searched the area but were unable to locate Ms. Lampus. The Wyoming... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs, Friday, Feb. 28

Woman sues VA for wrongful death CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center and other VA agencies are being sued for wrongful death over alleged medical negligence. Victoria Pike, as the wrongful death representative for William... Full story

 

FROM WYOFILE: Dems emotional late-night stand against abortion bill fails

At 10 p.m. Tuesday, beneath near-empty galleries, outnumbered Democrats in Wyoming’s House of Representatives mounted a failed but emotional stand against a bill to impose a 48-hour waiting period on abortions. Midnight, the deadline for House... Full story

 

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