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March 4, 2021

Why did the invisible man turn down the job offer? He couldn't see himself doing it!...

 By Seth Romsa    News    March 4, 2021

Public comment period ending for Ten Sleep climbing plan

WORLAND – The Bighorn National Forest Powder River Ranger District rangers hosted a public meeting regarding climbing in Ten Sleep Canyon on Thursday, Feb. 18, to discuss where they are at in the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    March 4, 2021

The News Editorial: Things make you go Hmmm: State Legislature edition

In this edition of Things Make You Go Hmmm we look at a few bills before the Wyoming State Legislature and we’ll start with Senate File 17 which would stop the requirement of cities, towns and count... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 4, 2021

WMS student gives back to Shriners hospitals

WORLAND - Worland Middle School eighth grader Liette Brown had back surgery at a Shriners Hospitals for Children in Pennsylvania a few years ago and ever since she has been working to give back. She...

 By Seth Romsa    News    March 4, 2021

Washakie Medical Center moves into green zone

WORLAND – Washakie Medical Center (WMC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jay Stallings announced during the WMC Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23, that WMC has moved into the green zone...

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    March 4, 2021

Warriors close out season with third-place finish at state

WORLAND - Ending on a terrific note, the Worland Warriors finished the 2021 wrestling season with two state champions, three All-State selections, eight placers and a third-place finish as a team at t...


Holly Marie (Gabbard) Wallace

Holly Marie (Gabbard) Wallace, 60, passed away on February 27, 2021 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland, Wyoming. Holly was born on February 14, 1961 in Walden, Colorado. A private gathering to celebrate her life will be held March 14,... Full story


Butch Quail

Butch Quail passed into Jesus's loving arms on February 23, 2021. Butch leaves behind his wife Lois Ann of 52 years and his children Sara Malone, her husband Brian and children Colten, Brandie,... Full story


Helen Louise Dowdell

Helen Louise Dowdell, 81, passed away February 27, 2021, at Hot Springs Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis. Born July 14, 1939 in Melrose, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Arthur and Raney... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs -Thursday, March 4

Shell woman competes in ‘Ultimate Cowboy Showdown’; episodes airing on INSP TV GREYBULL (WNE) — Shell native and Greybull High School graduate Morgan Flitner is among 14 cowboys competing in the second season of Ultimate Cowboy Showdown.... Full story

 By Leo Wolfson    COVID-19    March 4, 2021

Lawsuit seeks to halt health orders

CODY — A lawsuit against Park County’s public health officer and the governor seeks to immediately stop all current state COVID-19 health order restrictions. A declaratory injunction has been filed in Johnson County that includes all Wyoming... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 4, 2021

Sheriffs in stand-off over Second Amendment bill

SUNDANCE — All 23 of Wyoming’s sheriffs have registered alarm at the damage a bill under consideration by the Legislature could do to policing in this state. Though the Second Amendment Preservation Act (House Bill 124/Senate File 81) is... Full story

 By Ellen Gerst    News    March 4, 2021

Film to tell story of Shoshoni actress

CASPER - A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honors Isabel Jewell, an actress and Shoshoni native with dozens of film credits for classics including "Gone with the Wind," "A Tale of Two Cities" and... Full story

 By Joshua Leach    News    March 4, 2021

Meeteetse school 'just one big family'

CODY - If you were to walk down the halls of the Meeteetse School with a clipboard bearing the names of all 140 or so enrolled students (though only about 100 are seated within the bricks and mortar)... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs, Friday, March 5

State Rep. Chuck Gray announces 2022 primary bid against Cheney CHEYENNE (WNE) – A Republican state lawmaker from Casper announced his bid Thursday to challenge U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., in the 2022 primary election, becoming the latest GOP... Full story

 By Morgan Hughes    News    March 4, 2021

Lawmaker revives suicide prevention training bill

CASPER — Freshman Rep. Rachel Rodriguez-Williams, R-Cody, is reviving a bill that requires school districts to provide suicide prevention training to students after a previous bill was defeated in February’s brief virtual session. “I am... Full story


Governor Gordon Announces Removal of Statewide Mask Requirement Effective March 16

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced Wyoming will remove its statewide mask requirement and allow bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms to resume normal operations on March 16. The decision reflects the state’s continually improving... Full story


Nine More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed

Nine more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). • An older adult Campbell County woman died in late January. She was... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    March 4, 2021

Warriors retain 3A West championship; state tourney starts Wednesday

WORLAND - With back-to-back regional championships in the bag, the Worland Warriors' focus now turns to the 3A State basketball tournament on March 10-11 in Casper. The Warriors 66-56 victory over... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    March 4, 2021

Lady Warriors head into state as No. 3-seed

WORLAND - The Worland Lady Warriors are back in the 3A State tournament and are among the eight teams battling for a state championship Wednesday and today in Casper. The Lady Warriors enter the... Full story


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