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....

 By AVERY HOWE    News    March 23, 2023

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...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    March 23, 2023

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...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 23, 2023

'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,...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    March 23, 2023

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...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 23, 2023

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...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    March 23, 2023

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...

 By ALEX KUHN    Opinion    March 23, 2023

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

 By Kate Ready    Wyoming    March 23, 2023

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

 By Mark Davis    Wyoming    March 23, 2023

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

 By Sofia Saric    Wyoming    March 23, 2023

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


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