Articles from the March 2, 2023 edition

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March 2, 2023

See how the wrestlers did at the State tournament....

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 2, 2023

District 1 Board: Aquatic Center to remain public

WORLAND – In light of recent confusion surrounding the future of the Worland Aquatic Center, the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees clarified that as the owners of the building since its construction and the future sole...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 2, 2023

Cooper's Wildlife Fund bill sees success

CHEYENNE – State Sen. Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep) was happy to announce that Senate Files 87 and 106, both relating to the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Funding Act, were approved and signed by Governor Mark Gordon on Monday. Senate File 87,...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    March 2, 2023

Lawley's property tax bill dies in committee

State House Rep. Martha Lawley (R-Worland) was disappointed to report the failure of her sponsored bill to amend the current property tax deferral program after it died in the Senate Revenue Committee on Feb. 24. The proposed legislation, House Bill...


Paul Richard Ostrander

The family of Paul Richard Ostrander is saddened to announce he passed away on February 21, 2023, at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Worland, he was 88 years old. Paul was born on... Full story


James Richard Acord

James Richard Acord, 84, passed away on February 21, 2023, at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings Montana. Jim was born on May 19, 1938 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Lloyd and Mary (Igreas) Acord. His... Full story


Elsie Waunita Nichols

Elsie Waunita Nichols passed away on Feb. 23, 2023 at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born July 3, 1937, in Westcliff, Colorado. Funeral services will be held at a later date.... Full story

 By KARLA POMEROY    Opinion    March 2, 2023

Positives from the Wyoming Legislature

It is official, it is no longer illegal to let you vehicle idle unattended. What? That’s right, until recent legislation passed by both state houses and signed by Governor Mark Gordon last week...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 2, 2023

Grow Washakie offers food security workshops

WORLAND – The Grow Washakie: A Rural Living Workshop will be this Saturday at the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center, and whether you own a farm or not it is a good opportunity to come and learn...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    March 2, 2023

Worland Community Garden sprouts anew

WORLAND - After eight years the Worland Community Garden is taking a new direction in hopes of becoming sustainable long-term. During a community garden membership meeting at the Washakie Museum &...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    March 2, 2023

Meet Worland City Councilmember Rebecca George

WORLAND - “I just wanted to be a public servant,” said Rebecca George, who was sworn into her first term on Worland’s City Council on Jan 3, 2023. “I had the opportunity and willingness to serve, so I did.” George was born in Canada....

 By AVERY HOWE    News    March 2, 2023

Meet Worland City Councilmember Peter Calderon

WORLAND – As a young child in Las Vegas, Nevada, Peter Calderon grew up with his second cousin – Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) – as an idol. “It was my fundamental primary exposure to politics. Marco, as a kid, he had a picture of Reagan...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    March 2, 2023

Harper wins 3A 195-pound title

WORLAND - The 2023 wrestling season came to a close for the Worland High School team, which proved to be an eventful season for the program. Wrestling at the 3A State tournament and girls State tourna...

 By Jasmine Hall    News    March 2, 2023

Lawmakers reshape chemical abortion ban bill

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House of Representatives reshaped the chemical abortion prohibition bill on Tuesday with changes lawmakers felt addressed the heart of the issue. Rep. Barry Crago, R-Buffalo, introduced his amendment to delete references to... Full story


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