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March 10, 2022
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$2.8B budget heading to Gordon's desk
CHEYENNE — A $2.8 billion 2023-24 biennium budget is headed to Gov. Mark Gordon’s desk after approval Monday in the House and Senate. In the House, Rep. Bob Nicholas, R-Cheyenne, said that this budget session was the “easiest and least... Full story
Carver finishes sixth at state in 55-meter hurdles
WORLAND - The indoor track and field season wrapped up last week in Gillette on March 4-5, and while Worland High School only had one placer in the season's final meet, the Warriors and Lady Warriors...
Game and Fish Commission set meetings for upcoming hunting seasons
CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding public meetings and has opened a comment period to gather public input on: Chapter 2, General Hunting Regulation Chapter 5, Antelope Hunting Seasons Chapter 6, Deer Hunting Seasons... Full story
Smallmouth bass at Yellowstone's doorstep, posing potential 'nightmare'
True to its species’ reputation, the undersized smallmouth bass lacked neither ambition nor aggression: The roughly 10-inch fish attacked a nine-inch streamer. The Montana State University student who hooked it would later regret letting the bron... Full story
Donald Francis Wright Sr
Donald Francis Wright SR., 83, passed away peacefully at home on March 7, 2022 with his son Willie, by his side. Donald was born in Ajo, Arizona to Henry Leonard and Florence Neil (Jones) Wright on Fe... Full story
Frances "Frankie" Muirhead
Frances "Frankie" Muirhead, 94, of Cheyenne, Wyoming died February 22, 2022 at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne. Frankie was born Frances Magdalene Vollman on March 15, 1927 in Owensboro, Kentucky.... Full story
John Robert “JR” Cowger, 79, passed away on March 1, 2022 in Thermopolis, Wyoming. JR was born on October 5, 1942 in Thermopolis. Cremation has taken place and no formal services are planned at this time. BrynnLey Sage Jo Blair, 5, died March 1,... Full story
City wants to move Washakie Avenue project forward
WORLAND — The City of Worland and Mayor Jim Gill are ready to move forward on at least one phase of the Washakie Avenue reconstruction project. Gill made an impassioned plea to the Washakie County...
Argeris unanimous choice for District 1 superintendent
WORLAND – After having public forums for each of the three superintendent candidates, the Washakie County School Board District No. 1 announced their unanimous decision on Friday, March 4, that Tawn Argeris out of Buckeye, Arizona, will replace out...
Worland robotics team places fourth at state meet
WORLAND – The Worland Robotics Team traveled to CY Middle School in Casper on Feb. 19 for their state competition and brought home a fourth-place finish. The robotics team members are – Oran...
The House got it right, the Senate didn't
The 2022 Wyoming Legislative Budget Session is slated to end this Friday, if everything goes according to plan; however, nothing has gone according to plan this session it seems. Let’s first talk...
Many questions, few answers on tiny homes
WORLAND — After receiving inquiries about building tiny homes in Worland, City Building Official Randy Adams brought the issue to the Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission during their Monday...
Lawmakers question gun control by local authorities
CHEYENNE — Before the Second Amendment Protection Act cleared the Wyoming House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon, lawmakers debated whether public servants would uphold the law. The bill eventually passed 43-15, and an amendment to delete... Full story