Articles from the March 14, 2024 edition

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March 14, 2024

Local news, celebrating community members and spring sports updates!...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 14, 2024

Mental Fitness Fair this weekend

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Worland Community Center, the community is invited to a free event focusing on mental and physical wellness and forming healthy habits and relationships. By hosting these awareness events, Big Horn Basin...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 14, 2024

Lawley wraps up first budget session; Worland legislator to seek second term

The 2024 Wyoming legislative budget session ended late in the evening on Friday, March 8, according to Representative Martha Lawley (R-HD27, Worland). “It was an action-packed session and I appreciate the hard work of my colleagues as we navigated o...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 14, 2024

Budget reaches concurrency, session closed

The Wyoming Legislature’s 2024 Budget Session came to a close after 20 days in session on March 8. Although some were skeptical that the budget would be finalized by that day, both House and Senate were able to come to an agreement and passed a b...


Rick Warneke

Ricky John Warneke aka Rick aka Scratch, passed away at his home in Texas Sunday, March 3rd, 2024, from brain cancer. Rick was born to Norman and Ruth Warneke on January 26th, 1953, in Lewistown,... Full story


Marion (Betty) Elizabeth Jablin

Marion (Betty) Elizabeth Jablin (Busch) was born on December 31st, 1940 in Worland, Wyoming, and passed away on March 5th, 2024 at the age of 83. She was raised in Worland, helping her parents work... Full story


Take time Saturday for your mental health

A few months ago, Mayor Jim Gill invited stakeholders to hear from organizers of the Shell mental health fair not knowing where it might lead. What it has led to is several interested persons,...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 14, 2024

Nonprofit shares resources to bring awareness to suicides, substance abuse

Started by Nicole Underwood, along with Amber Madison and Basin resident Mindy Shaw, Hashtag Success Over Suicide (#SOS) is a recently founded nonprofit supplying resources to community members in...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 14, 2024

Hot Springs County making a push for state shooting complex

By Hot Springs County submitted a formal request for proposal to be considered for the location of the State Shooting Complex. Hot Springs County Commissioner Paul Galovich said he first got wind about the complex from Hot Springs County...


Free youth Virtual Career Fair March 19

High school and middle school students are encouraged to hop online Tuesday, March 19, for an interactive virtual career night organized by the University of Wyoming Extension. Hosted on Zoom, the annual event offers an opportunity for young people t...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 14, 2024

'Communication issues' discussed at WCSD2 board meeting

Visitor input during the March 11 Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees meeting was dominated by an issue of communication between school officials and community members. First to...


Cody Region Game and Fish invites the public to 2024 season setting meetings

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct six open-house meetings throughout the Big Horn Basin and one final meeting in Cody to discuss 2024 hunting season proposals for small game, game birds and big game. During the open houses, Game and...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    March 14, 2024

Warriors go 0-2 at 3A State Tournament

After a pair of tough losses, the Worland Warriors had a sudden end to their time at the 3A State Boys Basketball Tournament in Casper on March 7-9. In the quarterfinals, the Warriors faced Buffalo,...


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U.S. Attorney's Office declines to prosecute an officer involved in a fatal shooting

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming announced today that federal authorities will not pursue criminal charges against the Wind River Police Department officer involved in... Full story


Pierce Brosnan fined for foot travel in a thermal area in Yellowstone National Park

Pierce Brosnan, 70, of Malibu, California, was fined $500, and required to pay a $1,000 community service payment to the Yellowstone Forever Geological Fund, a $30 court processing fee, and a $10 special assessment. U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A.... Full story


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