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March 05, 2020

Don't forget to spring your clocks forward this weekend. Daylight Saving Time begins 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. Inserts this week include Big Horn Co-op, Blair's and Bomgaars...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    March 5, 2020

The News Editorial: Get ready to spring forward

This Saturday night before going to bed we’ll be springing our clocks forward as Daylight Saving Time begins for the next eight months. OK in reality we’ll all just wait for our cell phones to change automatically in the middle of the night, but... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 5, 2020

State bill would change nicotine purchase, possession age

WORLAND — A bill before the Wyoming Legislature this year would change state law to coincide with a federal regulation regarding the sale of tobacco products. Earlier this year the federal government, in the spending bill, changed the age for...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    March 5, 2020

Door lock update highlights commissioners meeting

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 3 to discuss the locks that are being updated in the Washakie County Courthouse, as well as receive reports from departments. Chris Hazen of the...

 
 By George Horvath    News    March 5, 2020

No sign (yet) of novel coronavirus disease in Wyoming

As the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to expand around the globe, including more than 100 confirmed or suspected cases across the United States, many folks in the Big...

 
 By George Horvath    News    March 5, 2020

Hospital Board discusses Foundation, Auxiliary, lower clinic prices

The Washakie County Hospital Board of Trustees opened their regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26, with Vice Chair Dean Carrell introducing new board member Bryony Volin. Following this, Mary Jo Hake presented a history of the Washakie Hospital...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    March 5, 2020

WHS speech team first in Riverton

WORLAND- The Worland High School speech and debate team placed first in 3A sweepstakes while competing against 19 other schools in Riverton Feb. 28 and 29. Third place duo was to Guendylan Byrd and Michael Neufer, fifth place duo was Raeth Tolman...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 5, 2020

Resolution seeks to change state constitution, eliminate two-third introductory vote

CHEYENNE — The State House last week approved House Resolution 4 which would take a constitutional question to the voters to eliminate the need for a two-thirds vote for introduction of non-budget bills during budget sessions. The resolution now mo...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    March 5, 2020

Statewide lodging tax bill headed to governor's desk

By Tom Coulter CHEYENNE — A 5% lodging sales tax proposal won final approval from the Senate on Friday afternoon, marking passage of the only tax measure aimed at putting a small dent in the roughly $200 million revenue deficit facing the state in... Full story

 

Meetings on hunting season set; Worland meeting March 31

CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct six open-house style meetings throughout the Big Horn Basin with one final meeting in Worland to discuss 2020 hunting season proposals for... Full story

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    March 5, 2020

Support for first book amazes local author

WORLAND – Pursuing a longtime dream and taking inspiration from her children and her everyday life, local massage therapist/author Angela Smart-Hetzel decided to pursue writing a book about people...

 

Everett C. Seaton

Memorial services for Everett C. Seaton, 86, will be Friday, March 6, 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Thermopolis. Mr. Seaton passed away February 27, 2020 in Thermopolis, Wyoming.... Full story

 

Larry Dean Bear

Larry Dean Bear, 81-year-old Worland resident and former Buffalo resident passed away in Greybull, Wyoming on February 25, 2020. Larry was born in Hulett, Wyoming on April 20, 1938 to Clarence Lee and... Full story

 

Randall "Randy" James Isbell

Randall "Randy" James Isbell, a 70-year-old former Worland resident, passed away at St Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana on March 1, 2020. Randy was born in Worland, Wyoming on September 1,... Full story

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    March 5, 2020

Goncalves repeats as 160-pound champ

WORLAND — The 2020 Wyoming High School wrestling season has concluded and for the Worland Warriors, they can add yet another event-filled season to the books. At the season’s final competition, th... Full story

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    March 5, 2020

Cole repeats as 220-pound champ

THERMOPOLIS - Even though they were undermanned for the season the Hot Springs County Bobcats still found a way to close out the season on a high-note during last week's 2A State tournament in Casper... Full story

 
 By Michael Katz    Sports    March 5, 2020

Eleventh-seeded Cowboys make history, stun archival Colorado State in MW Tournament

LAS VEGAS – Given the location of the tournament, the smart money in Las Vegas was to bet the house on Colorado State. The 11th-seeded University of Wyoming men's basketball team, with just seven wi... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs March 5, 2020

Two people federally charged in meth trafficking case CHEYENNE (WNE) — Two people are being charged in federal court for allegedly trafficking meth and other drugs through Cheyenne on Interstate 25 on Saturday, Feb. 29. Neoal Guyeal Hayes and... Full story

 

David Ray Seghetti

David Ray Seghetti, 70-year-old Worland resident, passed away March 3, 2020 at the Washakie Medical Center, with his family by his side. Dave was born in Worland on September 30, 1949, to Jack Omaro a... Full story

 

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