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Marion Jean Shearer

Marion Jean Shearer, 74, passed away on March 16, 2019 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Worland. Marion was born on January 4, 1945 in Worland to James and Mary Margaret... Full story


Marvin J. Hanson

Marvin J. Hanson. Born 8-5-37. Passed Away 3-12-19. Go to for full details and life story.... Full story


Janice K. Schneckloth

Janice K. Schneckloth, 76, of Eldridge, Iowa, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at home with loving family at her side. A private memorial of her life was held March 15, 2019 for immediate family and... Full story


William Winston Miller

William Winston Miller, age 77, of Basin, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 24, 2019 surrounded by his family. Winston was born April 5, 1941, in Anamosa, Iowa, to Karl and Ethel... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs for Friday, March 22

Capitol set for grand opening on Statehood Day CHEYENNE (WNE) — A grand reopening of the renovated state Capitol is still on schedule to be part of Wyoming statehood celebrations July 10. During a presentation to the Capitol Building Restoration... Full story

 By Micheal Illiano    News    March 21, 2019

MARCH 22 Sheridan College researcher studies alternative beef forage crops

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan College instructor presented research focused on addressing the challenges dwindling resources pose to livestock producers at the Mars Agriculture Center Wednesday. Rebecca Atkinson, an animal science instructor at Sheridan... Full story


Delegation criticizes oil, gas lease decision

CASPER — Wyoming’s congressional delegation on Thursday slammed a federal decision blocking oil and gas drilling on 500 square miles of Wyoming land pending a climate change impact analysis. The stay on drilling is the result of a lawsuit fi led... Full story

 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 21, 2019

Lack of legislative progress on revenue disappoints governor

CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon said even though he thought it was a successful legislative session, he was frustrated with the lack of progress made this year in creating viable revenue streams for priorities like education. During a Thursday press... Full story


Fireworks start fire

According to the Worland Fire Department, the department, as well as surrounding area firefighters were called to 1247 HWY 20 South for a report of a fire ignited by fireworks at 2:26 p.m. on Friday,...

 By Cindy Glasson    News    March 21, 2019

Remains found in trunk in 1992 to be buried

THERMOPOLIS - Joseph Junior Mulvaney has been waiting literally decades to find his final resting place and that time is finally coming. Known as the "skeleton in the trunk", Mulvaney's remains were...


UW President Nichols Will Move to Faculty Position

LARAMIE - University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols' three-year contract expires June 30, 2019. She will assume a faculty position at the university at that time. "It has been an honor and... Full story


MARCH 27 Wyoming Briefs via WNE

Former councilman sentenced to probation in sexual abuse case ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — Former Green River City Councilman Allan Wilson received five years supervised probation at his sentencing March 21. This sentencing came after Wilson pleaded... Full story


BLM to conduct spring prescribed fire projects

WORLAND, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District tentatively plans to conduct four prescribed fire projects within the Lander and Worland field office areas this spring as part of the BLM’s commitment to keeping... Full story

 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 21, 2019

Drug company sued by Wyoming settles similar case with Oklahoma

CHEYENNE — A major settlement between the State of Oklahoma and the manufacturer of the drug OxyContin could have ramifications for lawsuits against the company filed by the State of Wyoming, the City of Cheyenne and several other cities around... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    March 21, 2019

UW top priority for Ag Committee

LARAMIE — The state Legislature’s Management Council decided an evaluation of the University of Wyoming’s College of Agriculture will be the top priority for the Joint Agriculture, State & Public Lands & Water Resources Committee during the 201... Full story


Portion of Blue Bank Road Closed

CAUTION: The Worland Field Office has temporarily closed a portion of Blue Bank Road (BLM Road 1411) until further notice due to washouts caused by spring snowmelt and precipitation. Blue Bank Road... Full story


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