Articles from the March 23, 2023 edition
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March 23, 2023
Learn how you can be the proud owner of the historic Winchester bridge....
Erickson honored as Ten Sleep Teacher of the Year
Ten Sleep School Superintendent Annie Griffin gathered students and staff in the Ten Sleep gym on Tuesday, March 14 to announce the 2023 Teacher of the Year. Words of praise echoed off the walls as...
Winchester bridge looking for new home
At a Washakie Museum and Cultural Center meeting on March 14, the Board of Directors decided not to accept the relocation of Cottonwood Creek Bridge in Winchester to museum property. In 2021, the...
Raymond Gregory Fennell
Raymond Gregory Fennell, 67, passed away March 17, 2023, at Washakie Medical Center in Worland. Raymond was born Feb. 13, 1956 in Paris, Texas. Services are pending at this time.... Full story
Mickey Sawyer Wallace
Mickey Sawyer Wallace, 64, passed away at Thermopolis Rehabilitation Center in Thermopolis. Mickey was born May 27,1958 in Belton, Texas. Services are pending.... Full story
Blanche Marie Fehlberg
Blanche Marie Fehlberg, passed away March 16, 2023 in Rigby, Idaho. Blanche was born Dec. 23, 1976 in Salt Lake City, Utah. A memorial service will be 10 a.m. March 30, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2200 Stafford Drive in... Full story
It's not easy being me
Hello everyone, it's me Roscoe. A few weeks ago I said I would give you a glimpse into a typical day for me. I am not sure if the day is supposed to start about 2 a.m. when Shadow wakes Mom up to put...
'Boardsmanship' and personnel highlight Thermopolis school board meeting
School Board Chairman Sherman Skelton introduced the topic of boardsmanship during the March 16 meeting of the Hot Springs County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees to remind the board and the community on their responsibilities as a board....
Local artists seek to revive artist guild
A "call to artists" is being put out by a new group forming an artists' guild in Worland for the surrounding Big Horn Basin. Sherry Stottler, town artist and art teacher at the Worland Senior Center,...
Debbie Hammons speaks on female leadership and representation
When Debbie Hammons was first elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives in 2005, a reporter asked her how it felt to be a minority. She replied, "Which minority are you talking about? Being a...
U.S. Rep. Hageman introduces Native American land lease bill
U.S. Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-Wyoming hand delivered news from her work in Washington, D.C. during her Town Hall meeting at the Ten Sleep Senior Center on March 16. Hageman, who was sworn into office i...
Lady Warriors open season at home vs. Cody on Tuesday
After a few delays, the Worland Lady Warriors softball team gets their season underway this Tuesday when they host the Cody Fillies at 2 p.m. at Newell Sargent Park in Worland. Like the other spring s...
Things I missed and other random thoughts
During my sabbatical for the winter sports postseason, I missed out on a few stories that would have been fun to talk about, and I also had a few random thoughts and observations. To get it out of my...
Game and Fish seek public input on 2023 hunting season proposals
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct open-house meetings throughout the Big Horn Basin and one final meeting in Worland to discuss 2023 hunting season proposals for small game, game... Full story
Abortion ban halted
JACKSON - A standing-room-only crowd filled the Teton County courtroom Wednesday afternoon as Ninth District Judge Melissa Owens heard nearly four hours of arguments before deciding to temporarily... Full story
Game and Fish works to protect private property from elk herd damage
POWELL — With a herd of 400 elk wandering through the vast fields and hobby farms near Heart Mountain, Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens and wildlife technicians have the important job of ensuring the herd doesn’t commingle with... Full story
Cattle producers watching for change in labeling rule
BUFFALO —Wyoming cattle producers are watching a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture earlier this month, saying the change could provide more transparency for consumers and additional confidence in U.S. meat. The proposal would... Full story
Wyoming Management Council sets interim legislative topics
CHEYENNE - State lawmakers will discuss a wide swath of issues during the 2023 interim, from education to energy and mental health to state revenue. At a Thursday meeting of the Wyoming Legislature's... Full story
School bus stops and sex offenders: Should they be at the same address?
EVANSTON —After learning her children’s bus stop is directly in front of a registered sex offender’s house, Evanston resident Danielle White contacted law enforcement, Uinta County School District (UCSD) No. 1 staff and legislators. White said... Full story
Clinic arson suspect remains jailed
CASPER — A woman charged with setting fire to a Casper abortion clinic will be held in a Platte County jail for the time being. A judge made the determination to keep Lorna Green in custody during her initial appearance Thursday in U.S. District... Full story