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Karla's Kolumn: Embracing the challenges

Saturday marked the fourth anniversary of my hire as the Northern Wyoming News editor. Every job I have had in my journalism career has challenged me and helped me grow in my chosen profession and...


APRIL 1 - Permit eyes tons of oilfield pollutants for Boysen, Wind River

Millions of gallons of tainted water carrying thousands of tons of oilfield pollutants could flow into Boysen Reservoir and the Wind River each month under a proposed Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality permit, but without substantially... Full story


APRIL 1 - Wyoming Briefs

Wyoming economy still “modestly” improving CHEYENNE (WNE) – Wyoming’s economy continues to improve following an energy bust years ago, but the state has only recovered about a third of the jobs lost during that time. An economic analysis... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 28, 2019

Begindergarten gets revamped for new school year

WORLAND — Next year, Washakie County School District No. 1 will be “doing begindergarten different and better,” according to Superintendent David Nicholas. Nicholas reported to the board during...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 28, 2019

Longtime carrier walks final route Friday

WORLAND — “It’s not for sissies.” That’s how retiring Worland postal carrier Donna Beckstead described her job during an interview last week. Bechstead will go on her route one final time... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 28, 2019

BAPC continues to mull downtown housing

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission continued its discussion of allowing residences in the downtown area with some guidelines starting to emerge. Worland resident...

 By Cyd Lass    Community    March 28, 2019

Four Worland students qualify for national competition

WORLAND – March 14, 15 and 16, students from all over the state gathered in Green River and Rock Springs for the National Qualifiers Competition for speech and debate. Qualifying for the National Competition is Nathaniel Nelson and Jade Hefenieder... Full story


New Republican party chair has passion for GOP platform

WORLAND — The new chair for the Washakie County Republican Party may be fairly new to Washakie County but he has a long history in the Republican party. Peter Calderon was elected as chair during...


Roy E Bliss

Roy E Bliss born at home on the farm near Towanda Illinois March 5, 1918 passed away on March 24, 2019 at the age of 101. Two weeks before he passed, he had renewed his driver’s license for 5 years. Roy attended Illinois State and then a nearby Bus... Full story


Gary Apland

Gary Apland passed away on March 15, 2019 in Gillette, WY surrounded by his family. He was born on August 8, 1961 to Alvin and Myrona Apland in Worland WY. He was the middle child of three children. He grew up in Ten Sleep and Thermopolis, WY... Full story


Annelise Domhoff-Borbe

Annelise Domhoff-Borbe passed away March 24, 2019 in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Cremation has taken place and private services will take place this summer.... Full story


Public Notice City Council Minutes

Public Notice City Council Minutes...  PDF


Public Notice Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Meeting

Public Notice Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Meeting...  PDF


Public Notice WCSD #1 Annual Salaries

Public Notice WCSD #1 Annual Salaries...  PDF


Public Notice Worland Fire Protection District Board Member Vacancy

Public Notice Worland Fire Protection District Board Member Vacancy...  PDF

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    March 28, 2019

Warriors take the Pinnacle Bank Challenger's Cup Worland at Riverton March 30 at 1 p.m.

WORLAND — Starting the season strong was the goal and that’s exactly what the Worland Warriors boys soccer team did last weekend. Hosting the Pinnacle Bank Challenger’s Cup on March 22-23, the... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    March 28, 2019

Ten Sleep track ready to go for first meet of the season

TEN SLEEP - The Ten Sleep High School track and field team begins their season this Saturday in Buffalo with the Bison Invitational at Buffalo High School. "We start off in Buffalo [Saturday] and I... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    March 28, 2019

First meet gives HSCHS track a lot of positives to build on during open week

THERMOPOLIS - Even with close to half the team missing, the Hot Springs County High School track and field team got the season off to a strong start in Cody on March 23. Many of the Bobcats and Lady B... Full story


April 1 start planned for WY290 project west of Meeteetse

A $2.3 million pavement improvement project west of Meeteetse is slated to begin Monday, April 1, on Wyoming 290. "Work is scheduled to begin with milling of existing pavement on April 1, weather permitting," said Wyoming Department of... Full story

 By Chrissy Suttles    News    March 28, 2019

Cheyenne United Methodists combat LGBTQ decision

CHEYENNE – Bishop Karen Oliveto was first drawn to ministry as a child, eagerly sitting on the damp floor of her church’s musty basement during Sunday school. She found the biblical stories, hymns and lessons enchanting, and others took notice.... Full story

 By Morgan Hughes    News    March 28, 2019

Racist, homophobic flyers passed out, gay students bullied at junior high school

CHEYENNE — Flyers reading “it’s great to be straight it’s not OK to be gay,” “black lives only matter because if it weren’t for them who would pick our cotton,” and “Join the KKK,” with “the confederate kid club” in... Full story

 By Nick Reynolds    News    March 28, 2019

Wyoming incomes ninth highest in nation

CASPER — Wyoming ended 2018 with the ninth-highest per capita income in the nation. However, while incomes in Wyoming grew 4.5 percent over the previous year thanks to a resurgence in several of its extractive industries, overall income growth in... Full story


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