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March 3, 2022

Look for continuing coverage of the Wyoming Legislature inside this week's issue. Online subscribers have full access to this week's issue in PDF format as well as all online archi... Full story

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    March 3, 2022

Peterson stepping down at East Side

WORLAND — The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of East Side Principal Chris Peterson at Monday’s regular monthly meeting. Peterson’s resignation...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    March 3, 2022

Resident seeks sidewalk around Kiwanis Park

WORLAND — Worland resident Renee Cormier came before the Worland City Council to request a sidewalk around Kiwanis Park for the safety of the students walking to and from school and for the...


Governor to lift public health emergency declaration 

CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon has announced he has begun the process to end Wyoming’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) declaration effective March 14.  “As we see our case numbers and hospitalizations receding, it is time to begin... Full story

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    March 3, 2022

Extreme BMX Bikers bring inspirational message to WMS students

WORLAND - Professional athlete and extreme BMX bicyclist Kurtis Downs brought two friends with him to Worland last Wednesday, Feb. 23, to entertain and inspire Worland Middle School students. Downs,...


Up In The Air

Kurtis Downs performs a stunt during a demonstration at Worland Middle School on Feb. 23, 2022....

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    March 3, 2022

Budget differences include funding for new scholarship program

CHEYENNE - The House and Senate completed work on the budget last week with differences in the two versions to be ironed out this week. Sen. Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep, SD20) said, "We were able to...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    March 3, 2022

The News Editorial: Ambulance service: essential or not, you decide

Kudos to the Washakie County Commissioners, who as they have in the past, took the reins to begin the discussion of continuing the general purpose one-cent sales tax. Voters have approved the tax... Full story

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    March 3, 2022

House moves trophy hunting bill forward

CHEYENNE - A bill to force health care facilities to allow for visitation if a patient has been in the facility for more than five days stalled on second reading in the State House Friday but was...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    March 3, 2022

Lady Warriors shift gears for 3A West regional tournament

WORLAND - It was a frustrating end to the regular season for the Worland Lady Warriors, but with the postseason here, they have turned their attention to the 3A West regional tournament and one of...


Philip "Mike" Michael Rutledge

Philip Michael "Mike" Rutledge, 84, passed away at his home with his loving wife by his side. Mike was born in Erick, Oklahoma to Cecil Andrew and Mary Meleese (Fullerton) Rutledge on October 9, 1937.... Full story


Jerry G. Naucke

Jerry G. Naucke, 84, was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1937 to Otto and Antonio (Schear) Naucke. He passed away to be with the Lord February 19, 2022 in Worland, WY. He was born in New... Full story


Barbara Ann Wirtzberger

Barbara Ann Wirtzberger, 70, passed away on February 21, 2022, in Lehi, Utah after a short battle with cancer. Barb was born January 31, 1952 in Greybull, Wyoming the daughter of Hugh William and... Full story


Esther Bolton

Memorial services for Esther Bolton will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, March 12, 2022 in Thermopolis at the Federated Community Church. There will be a reception in the church’s community hall following the service.... Full story


COVID UPDATE: Active coronavirus case total drops below 1,000 for first time since August

Feb. 14, 2022 By The Wyoming News Exchange The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell by 770 over the weekend to drop below 1,000 for the first time since August. Wyoming Department of... Full story


Wyoming Thursday Briefs

Powell hospital board member resigns over vaccine mandate POWELL (WNE) — The Powell Valley Hospital District and Powell Valley Healthcare boards have an open position as Trustee Richard Stearns has resigned due to a federal COVID-19 vaccine... Full story


Robert "Bob" Amos Swander

Robert “Bob” Amos Swander January 13, 1933- March 2, 2022 Robert Amos “Bob” Swander passed away peacefully at the New Horizons Care Center in Lovell, Wyoming on March 2, 2022. As he was fond of saying, he lived a “pretty good life!” Bob w... Full story


Lady Warriors advance

UPDATE 2:30 p.m. - Lady Warriors defeat Powell 39-28 to advance to state-qualifying game at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. They will play the Loser of the Lander-Pinedale game. The Worland Lady Warriors... Full story


March 8 Wyoming Briefs

Bill would give hunters additional chance to donate to access and wildlife projects POWELL (WNE) — A popular bill would give hunters who are unsuccessful in acquiring a tag in limited quota draws the option of donating application fees back to the... Full story


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