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March 12, 2020

Look for Blair's, Bomgaars and Sutherlands inserts in this week's Northern Wyoming News....


County moves to Level 3 status; county facilities closed to public

UPDATE: 12:19 p.m. March 18, 2020 Per a press release from the Washakie County Public Health, the City of Worland has also closed its offices and facilities to the public to follow the county's lead. Employees are still working and available for... Full story


MARCH 18 Wyo. Gov issues statement supporting national guidelines

Governor Gordon issues statement supporting President's coronavirus guidelines CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has issued the following statement Wednesday, March 18 in support of The P... Full story


MARCH 18 - 3rd individual Tests Positive for COVID-19 in Cheyenne

Third Individual Has Tested Positive for COVID-19 in Cheyenne CHEYENNE – Wednesday morning, a third individual tested positive for COVID-19 in Cheyenne. The Cheyenne Laramie County Health Department, Emergency Management, and all elected officials i... Full story


MARCH 15 - Worland, Thermopolis classes canceled, Ten Sleep school in session Monday

Worland, Thermopolis schools will be closed to classes starting tomorrow, Monday, per Washakie County School District No. 1 Business Manager Jack Stott. The decision comes after Governor Mark Gordon and State Superintendent Jillian Balow recommended... Full story


Big Horn County implements Level 3 Health alert

Update from Dr. David Fairbanks Big Horn County Public Health Officer The Governor and State School Superintendent have recommended that we close school until April 3rd. We are implementing a Level 3 Health Warning: Level 3 (level 1 & 2... Full story


The News Editorial: Do not panic, get the facts on coronavirus

OK can someone please explain why people are hoarding toilet paper? It is understandable if you have to be quarantined because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). You might need some extra as you likely will not be leaving your home to be goi... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    March 12, 2020

Ten Sleep principal's contract extended through 2022

TEN SLEEP - The Ten Sleep school board met on Monday night for their regularly scheduled meeting to set a date for their budget session, as well as approve a new contract for Principal Levi Collins....


Reclamation announces planned flushing flow downstream of Boysen Dam

MILLS – The Bureau of Reclamation, at the request of, and in collaboration with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGF), has scheduled a one-time flushing flow in the Wind River downstream of Boysen Dam, according to Wyoming Area Manager, C...


'The World Needs More Cowboys' celebration March 19 in Worland

WORLAND — Students will learn more about the University of Wyoming, UW alumni will connect with their alma mater, and members of the public will find out more about UW’s presence in their community during a “The World Needs More Cowboys” celebra... Full story

 By George Horvath    News    March 12, 2020

County Fair Board discusses breed criteria, arena repairs

The Washakie County Fair Board met March 9 for its regularly scheduled meeting and heard from a potential rodeo contractor. The Fair Board began advertising last week in the Northern Wyoming News for bid packages for this year’s County Fair Rodeo a...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 12, 2020

Poetry Out Loud competition growing

WORLAND — This year’s Poetry Out Loud State Finals Competition on March 2 at the Cheyenne Civic Center was the largest in its 15-year history, according to Mary Billiter, arts education spe...


BH National Forest to host open houses on invasive and native plant species management

GREYBULL — Bighorn National Forest officials are hosting two open house meetings for an upcoming project to address noxious, invasive and select native plant species on national forest lands. The project is known as the Invasive and Other Select P... Full story


Draft CWD management plan presented for approval

CHEYENNE - The draft of Wyoming's Chronic Wasting Disease Management Plan will be presented to the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission for approval at the upcoming March meeting in Cody. The draft plan i... Full story


Alvin Henry Nelson

Alvin Henry Nelson, 83, was born October 18, 1936 in Worland, Wyoming and passed away March 6, 2020 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Alvin graduated from Manderson, Wyoming High School in 1954. On February 27,... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    March 12, 2020

Warriors win 3A West championship

WORLAND - Coming off their first loss of the season the Worland Warriors responded pretty, pretty, pretty well as they stormed through the 3A West regional tournament in Lyman on March 5-7 to win... Full story


A Trip Through History

Worland Middle School students in Joe Winkler's history class visited the Suffrage Exhibit at the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Winkler said the students were studying the... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    March 12, 2020

Ever so close, the Lady Bobcats fall a win short from making state

THERMOPOLIS - With a chance at making it to their first 3A State tournament since returning to 3A in 2016, the Hot Springs County Lady Bobcats fell a few possessions short of doing so at the 3A East... Full story


Sweet Sounds of Spring

Worland eighth grader Jaren Fabela plays his trombone solo with the jazz band during the Worland Middle School Pops Concert on Tuesday, March 3.... Full story


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