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 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    March 14, 2019

Worland track and field season underway this Saturday in Wind River

WORLAND - The Wyoming outdoor track and field season gets underway this weekend and for the Worland High School Warriors and Lady Warriors they will start the season at Wind River High School in...

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    March 14, 2019

Bobcat basketball putting heavy emphasis on offseason training

THERMOPOLIS - Finishing the season with a 4-20 overall record and a 0-6 record in the 3A Northeast division, there is plenty of work to be done for the Hot Springs County Bobcats boys basketball team...

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    March 14, 2019

Hear Me Out...The most entitled group in professional sports

Professional sports are reaching a breaking point with its most entitled group. The rise of social media has embolden them even more and something soon needs to be done in order to curb this...

 

Local sage-grouse working group to meet in Worland

CODY– The Big Horn Basin Sage-Grouse Working Group will meet March 21 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Washakie County Fairgrounds (501 15 Mile Road) in Worland. The role of the group is to develop and initiate local conservation plans to benefit...

 

Rebeka L. Hansen-Obenchain

Rebeka L. Hansen-Obenchain, 37, of Denver, died March 8, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. Rebeka was born June 28, 1981 in Worland. Services are planned for a future date....

 

Storm Rages On in SE WY - UW, State offices closed Thursday

Storm rages - Cheyenne State Offices remain closed CHEYENNE - Governor Mark Gordon announced that State Offices in Cheyenne will remain closed through today (Thursday, March 14). Other state offices...

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    March 14, 2019

Grand Teton examines plan to improve cell service

JACKSON — Where a phone call today is an iffy proposition, visitors and residents of Grand Teton National Park may soon have all their smartphones’ capabilities at their fingertips. A proposal being driven by telecommunications companies, and...

 
 By Floyd Whiting    News    March 14, 2019

Convicted murder wins Supreme Court appeal

BUFFALO — Convicted murder Donald C. Davis won an appeal to the Wyoming Supreme Court, which may set him free. On a September day in 1982, Donald C. Davis, then 17, and Robert G. Cotton, 19, picked up Randall Shoptwese, an 18-year-old Native...

 
 By Colin Tiernan    News    March 14, 2019

Converse County breaks oil, gas production records

DOUGLAS — Three years ago, you didn’t see too many oversized loads rumbling through the county. Douglas felt weary and empty. Few cranes jutted out on the horizon, and only rarely did you see long stretches of exposed earth, marking new...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 14, 2019

States waiting on hemp rules from USDA to start planting

CHEYENNE — While the federal government paved the way for industrial hemp production in the 2018 Farm Bill, states still need direction on how the nascent industry will be regulated before seeds can go into the ground. Once hemp was legalized by...

 

Newcastle council, Weston commissioners eliminate prayers

NEWCASTLE (WNE) — To kick off 2019, both the Newcastle City Council and Weston County commissioners eliminated the invocation, or prayer, before meetings. Traditionally, both boards started every meeting with an invocation and the Pledge of...

 
 By C.J. BAKER    News    March 14, 2019

MARCH 15 - Meth ring arrests net total of 45 years in prison terms

POWELL — In 2015, federal authorities agreed that William “Bill” Lee’s days of dealing and using methamphetamine appeared to be behind him. As a probation officer explained at the time, Lee had completed his court-ordered drug treatment,...

 
 By Katie Roegnik    News    March 14, 2019

MARCH 15 - Inquest set for shooting by ATF officers

RIVERTON — A public inquest into a fatal, officer-involved shooting that took place in January in Riverton will be held next month. No officers were injured in the Jan. 10 incident, which resulted in the death of Nicholas Garcia, 34, after an...

 

Esperanza C. Flores

Esperanza C. Flores, 76, of Powell, passed away March 13, 2019 peacefully in her home. Funeral Mass services will be on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2 p.m. at St. Barbara's in Powell....

 

MARCH 15 - Pursuit Ends Safely North Of Casper, Wyoming

A Colorado resident is in custody following a pursuit which took place Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. The pursuit started north of Casper, Wyoming on Interstate 25. Randy Duran, a 27-year-old resident of Commerce City, Colorado, was arrested after...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 14, 2019

MARCH 18 - Gordon vetoes two bills, declines to sign several others

CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon on Friday used his veto pen on two bills, one of which would have authorized the Legislature to sue to allow Wyoming’s coal to be exported through Washington state. Gordon also declined to sign several more bills he...

 

MARCH 18 Wyoming Briefs

Flaring requests increase CASPER (WNE) — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission green lit another flaring request last week, albeit a narrower one than usual, due to a packed docket of hearings. Navigation Powder River, LLC, an oil and...

 

Shopko announces liquidation, all stores to close

Shopko announces commencement of liquidation sale; Company continuing to Evaluate Strategic Options for Optical Business GREEN BAY, Wis., - Shopko ("the Company") today (Monday) announced that...

 

Crash takes life of Thermopolis teens

THERMOPOLIS - On March 19, 2019, a fatal crash occurred at milepost 128 on US 20 south of Thermopolis.  Around 1:10 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a...

 

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