Articles from the March 9, 2023 edition

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March 9 2023

Read about local legislators' thoughts after the General Session....

 By AVERY HOWE    News    March 9, 2023

Museum to consider lead paint options for bridge

WORLAND — Representatives from Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT), Washakie County Road and Bridge, Washakie Museum & Cultural Center and contractor C&G gathered to discuss the ongoing Winchester Bridge project with Washakie County C...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 9, 2023

Cooper discusses controversial bills passed during session

With the 67th Wyoming General Legislative Session adjourning last week, Senator Ed Cooper in his weekly addressed the most controversial legislation that came out of this session. Cooper said, "There...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    March 9, 2023

First session a learning and successful experience for Lawley

WORLAND - "It was a learning experience, fortunately I like to learn and I appreciated the opportunity," Representative Martha Lawley (R-Worland) said of her first legislative session. The 2023...


Wesley Dale Anderson Jr.

Wesley Dale Anderson Jr., 70, passed away at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on March 6, 2023. Dale was born June 14, 1952, to Wesley D. Anderson Sr. and Anna L (Beasley) Anderson at... Full story


Sherry L. Womack

Sherry L. Womack, 78, passed away March 2, 2023 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 13, 1944 to Brooks and Frankie Bell (Hibbs) Bryan in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Sherry... Full story


Diana Louise Salzman

Diana Louise Salzman, 66, died March 3, 2023, surrounded by loved ones in Worland, Wyoming after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Diana was born on June 24, 1956 in Altoona, Pennsylvania to... Full story


Dennis Wayne Michel

Dennis Wayne Michel passed away at his home on Feb. 14, 2023. He was born on December 10, 1968. Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.... Full story

 By KARLA POMEROY    Opinion    March 9, 2023

Some bills deserve to die

At the end of each legislative session I would ask the late Senator Gerry Geis if there were any bills that didn’t make it through that he wished had and 99.9% of the time he would say no. He would ad...

 By WENDY WIECKI    Opinion    March 9, 2023

Life of recovery must include honesty

Honesty is crucial when living a life of recovery. The process of actually admitting with heart, mind and soul that you are an addict and need help puts you on the right road toward recovery. It may seem like a no-brainer, but in reality it can be...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    March 9, 2023

Worland's Victoria Boulom runner-up for High School State Journalist of the Year

WORLAND – "I really like how, in photography, it's kind of like a superpower. You capture moments and freeze time. In journalism, you capture people's real quotes and story-tell from their experiences...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    March 9, 2023

Modern Motherhood

WORLAND – Adding up the lifetimes of her eight children, Judy Martinson has accrued 93 years' worth of motherhood experience. "I never envisioned myself having eight kids by any stretch at all, e...


Wyoming 4-H to host virtual career fair March 21

WORLAND — On Tuesday, March 21, Wyoming students are encouraged to hop online for an engaging, one-of-a-kind career night featuring speakers from across the country, including Ryan “Cal” Callaghan of the MeatEater podcast and Netflix series. The f... Full story

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    March 9, 2023

Warriors claim 3A West championship

WORLAND - After several hard-fought battles, one of which was a double-overtime game, the Worland Warriors were crowned the 2023 3A West boys basketball regionals championship in Mountain View last...


Gordon disappointed Legislature didn't fund suicide hotline

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon can count many wins during this year’s legislative session. The supplemental budget bill aligned closely with what he proposed and also put away roughly $1.4 billion in savings. The Legislature boosted pay for state emp... Full story


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