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March 11, 2021

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The News Editorial: A lesson in free speech

Last Tuesday night the Worland City Council got a small course in free speech and what is considered protected and not protected speech. In an era where people are offended by nearly everything the Fi... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 11, 2021

House moves air ambulance, birth certificate bills forward

CHEYENNE - Six bills sponsored or co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Greear (R-Worland) are moving through the State Legislature but his one constituent bill is receiving lots of debate. Greear said House...

 By Seth Romsa    News    March 11, 2021

District No. 2 opts against four-day week for 21-22 school year

TEN SLEEP – A task force on a four-day school week recommended that the Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 2 Board of Trustees not seek a four-day week for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. A...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 11, 2021

Fair board member resigns at start of meeting

WORLAND — After citing some frustrations with the fair board and board processes, Washakie County Fair Board Marty Cross submitted his resignation to Washakie County Commissioner Aaron Anderson, w...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 11, 2021

Speaker Pro Tem Greear pleads with legislators to find a vision

CHEYENNE — Leadership of the 66th Wyoming Legislature opened the session last Monday with speeches to encourage their fellow legislators. Among those was an impassioned speech by House Speaker Pro Tem...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 11, 2021

Senate passes resolution for constitutional convention of states

CHEYENNE — The State Senate is working on two resolutions during the early portion of the March in-person session for the 66th Wyoming Legislature. In his weekly interview, Sen. Ed Cooper (R-Ten S...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 11, 2021

Committee passes Slayer Rule after emotional testimony

By KARLA POMEROY CHEYENNE — The Senate Judiciary Committee, after hearing emotional testimony voted unanimously to pass Senate File 66 – Slayer Rule Applied to Joint Ownership on Monday morning. Sen...

 By Seth Romsa    News    March 11, 2021

Stott reflects on over 25 years with school district

WORLAND – Jack Stott will be retiring this month as business manager for Washakie County School District No. 1 (WCSD) and he took a moment to look back at some of his accomplishments and memories o...


Shirley Mae Fay

Former Worland resident Shirley Mae (Jones) Fay, age 88, of Lakewood, Colorado, died peacefully in her sleep December 16, 2020. Shirley was born in Thermopolis on June 6, 1932. The family will hold a celebration of life memorial in the... Full story


Peggy Jo Eads

Peggy Jo Eads left her earthly cares behind and joyfully leapt into the waiting arms of Jesus and her other loved ones on March 8, 2021. She was 82 years young. Peggy, affectionately known as Gammy,... Full story


Vera Lillas Hinkle Eckhardt- "Gammy"

Vera was born on 2/15/1926 the only child of Dorothy Knisley Hinkle and Glen Hinkle at her Uncle Robert Hinkle's home up the road from her family farm where she spent her entire life. God welcomed... Full story


Wendell Dell McCoy

Wendell Dell McCoy, 77, a Worland resident passed away on March 4, 2021 in his home with his wife and family beside him. Wendell was born in Provo, Utah, July 18, 1943. He was raised in Durango,... Full story


George A. Bloomquist

George A. Bloomquist, 55, died February 27, 2021 in Riverton, Wyoming. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Thermopolis, Wy.... Full story


Carl Obe Dockery

Rancher Carl Obe Dockery, 84, died March 3, 2021 at his home on Owl Creek, Thermopolis, Wyoming. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the Hot Springs County Fair Building in Thermopolis.... Full story


Prescribed fire community meeting to be held in Meeteetse

Cody, Wyo. March 10, 2021— The Clarks Fork, Greybull, and Wapiti Ranger Districts of the Shoshone National Forest will be holding a community meeting at the Meeteetse Fire Hall on Tuesday, March 16th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The focus of this m... Full story


Warriors to play for state title Thursday

After being denied a shot at a title last year after the state tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Worland Warriors will have their chance this year. They defeated Lander 64-54 in the semifinal game Wednesday night. They will... Full story


Happy St. Patrick's Day: Invisibility, leprechauns and national pride tied to wearing green

Part of what makes celebrating St. Patrick's Day so enjoyable is the scores of traditions surrounding the holiday. The month of March ushers in parades, festive foods, lively music, and as much green... Full story


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