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March 28, 2024

Easter events on A6! Local news, legislative updates, Women's History Month and more, too....

 
 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 28, 2024

Governor vetoes gun free zone repeal; special session discussed

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon vetoed House Bill 0125 on March 22. HB125, also known as House Enrolled Act No. 49, would have repealed gun free zones in Wyoming. House Bill 0125 was passed through the Wyoming Legislature’s 2024 Budget Session s...

 
 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 28, 2024

Short film 'Socks' premieres in Worland April 6

The Washakie Museum and Cultural Center in Worland will have a free screening of the short film "Socks" at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6. "Socks" is a movie produced, written and directed by Patrick...

 
 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 28, 2024

Legislators provide some relief for Wyoming property taxpayers

As Wyoming homeowners face rising property taxes, the Wyoming Legislature recognized the pressing issue during the 2024 Budget Session and worked hard to pass a suite of bills aiming to provide residents with relief. Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon in a...

 

Leza Michelle (Wages) Ries

Leza Michelle (Wages) Ries, 55, of Larsen, Wisconsin, stepped into the healing arms of Jesus on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, after a four-year battle with cancer. Leza was born to James O. Wages Sr....

 

Bruce Harvey Garretson

Bruce "Gary" Harvey Garretson, 74, passed away peacefully at the University of Colorado Hospital on March 25, 2024 surrounded by his three loving children. Gary, as he was known to his family and...

 

Don A Schlaf

Don A Schlaf, 85 of Cody, WY died in Hospice January 19, 2024. He was born October 13, 1938 in Greybull, WY and live all but the last 13 years in Burlington, on his family owned and operated farm. He...

 

The News Editorial: An Easter thought, but first …

Easter is on Sunday and while I was thinking of an Easter type column there is something else I just have to say first. Kudos to the Wyoming Legislature leadership, specifically Speak of the House...

 

When to talk to someone struggling with mental fitness

On March 16, a grassroots committee hosted the Worland Mental Fitness Fair at the Worland Community Center. Members of the panel were Dr. Ralph Louis, psychologist from Oxbow Counseling in Basin; Janae Harman, owner of Family Circle Counseling in...

 
 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 28, 2024

Area Easter festivities planned

Easter is this Sunday and all the usual Easter egg hunting grounds in Washakie County will be welcoming guests once again. The Worland Aquatic Center, having missed last year, will once again welcome guests for an egg hunt on Saturday, March 30....

 
 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 28, 2024

Women's History Month feature: Library director Karen Funk

With origins dating back to 1981, Women's History Month is a chance to celebrate and recognize the achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields, according...

 

Helmsley Charitable Trust grants help area hospitals purchase state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment

Banner Washakie Medical Center, Cody Regional Health and Hot Springs Health in Thermopolis were among hospitals that received a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for...

 
 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 28, 2024

Forest Service continues camping limits in Bighorn NF

U.S. Forest Service Powder River District Ranger Thad Berrett attended the Washakie County Commissioners meeting on March 19 to give the county an update on the district’s policies, ongoing projects and activities. According to Berrett, the B...

 
 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    March 28, 2024

Ten Sleep track opens season in Cody

Competing at the Cody Invitational on March 21, the Ten Sleep track and field teams got their 2024 season underway. Lady Pioneer Izzy Fox was among the highlights for Ten Sleep in Cody. The senior...

 

Special Session Response

Last week, in the aftermath of Governor Gordon’s veto of Senate File 54, the Department of Revenue conveyed to us that the veto would effectively halt any additional legislative efforts toward property tax relief in 2024. However, on Monday, the D...

 

Creeks tainted by drilling unable to sustain aquatic life, regulators say

Wyoming DEQ acknowledges years of built-up pollution from Moneta Divide field but has no plan to remove black sludge 6 feet deep Two creeks tainted by decades of dumping from Moneta Divide oilfield dr...

 

WYDOT proposes $285M Jackson overpass

WYDOT on Friday announced plans for a $285 million overpass over Jackson Hole's city core, citing long-standing complaints from every driver who has ever passed through the tourist spot. The overpass...

 

Karla's Kolumn - Strange happenings in the neighborhood

It was about dusk the other night. I was taking a walk around the property with the dogs, and the cats, before it got too dark to see anything. Across our lane is some private property and then BLM. We see people driving all the time over there so...

 
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