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April 04, 2019

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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    April 4, 2019

NEWS EDITORIAL: A trust issue for UW trustees

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has a trust issue and a transparency issue. How they proceed with the new presidential search will determine if they can fix these two issues. The board...

 By Marcus Huff    News    April 4, 2019

Fire District warns to obey fire regulations after several grass fires

WORLAND – Due to half a dozen grass fires across the county in the last week, Worland Fire District Chief Chris Kocher reminds residents to review the county fire regulations, currently posted on the county website. “The big issue is everything... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 4, 2019

Commissioners make offer for new emergency management director

WORLAND — The Washakie County commissioners interviewed four candidates for the Washakie County Emergency Management/Homeland Security director and have extended an offer to one candidate....

 By Cyd Lass    Community    April 4, 2019

Assistant speech and debate coach named Alumni of the Year

WORLAND – Worland speech and debate team’s assistant coach John Ryan received the Alumni of the Year award recently, at the speech and debate National Qualifiers tournament in Green River and Rock Springs,. The National Speech and Debate Associat... Full story


Rachel's Challenge coming to Ten Sleep

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep School is bringing Rachel’s Challenge to Ten Sleep, April 15, with a 6:30 p.m. event for the entire community along with a program for the elementary students at 8:30 a.m. and a program for the high school students at 10... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 4, 2019

Possible 'contaminants' to Boysen cause concern

THERMOPOLIS — Concerned Thermopolis resident and former Hot Springs County planner Lee Campbell sought support from local officials to get comments extended for a proposed Wyoming Department of... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 4, 2019

Lifelong lesson: Learning to swim, staying safe in the water

WORLAND — Cecelia Sylvester of Hyattville organizes activities for four homeschooled youth in her community and last fall she was looking for a Christmas gift for them. The gift turned out to be...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 4, 2019

Mulhall speaks up for UW Pres. Nichols

WORLAND — With the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees waiting to begin a search for their next president for the university, many students and faculty still have questions and want more...

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    April 4, 2019

Worland Track looking to a big weekend in Powell

WORLAND — Having three meets under their belts Worland High School track and field has yet to field their full roster this season. This Saturday in Powell though, the Warriors and Lady Warriors... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    April 4, 2019

HSCHS ready to hit the track again after open week

THERMOPOLIS - With athletes gone over the spring break, the Hot Springs County High School track and field team had an open week last week. Now, with most of the team back together, the Bobcats and La... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    April 4, 2019

Ten Sleep track season underway

TEN SLEEP - The first meet is in the books for the Ten Sleep track and field teams, to which they got their season off to a solid start in Buffalo on March 30 as they competed against 2A, 3A and 4A... Full story


City of Worland Notice to Bidders- Gutter and Misc Upgrades

City of Worland Notice to Bidders- Gutter and Misc Upgrades...  PDF


Public Notice Washakie County Commissioners

Public Notice Washakie County Commissioners...  PDF


Public Notice WCCD Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules and Regulations

Public Notice WCCD Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules and Regulations...  PDF


Camille Beth Neuffer Carter

Camille Beth Neuffer Carter (94) passed away on March 31, 2019. She was born March 13, 1925 to Myron and Camille Cole Neuffer in Preston, Idaho. As a child Beth loved to walk in the hills behind the... Full story


Francine Helen Fritz

Francine Helen Fritz, 69-year-old Worland resident, passed away on March 22, 2019 at the Washakie Medical Center. Francine was born on October 6, 1949 in Thermopolis, Wyoming, the only daughter of... Full story


Jack C. Sheldon

Funeral services for Jack C. Sheldon, 72, were held April 1, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Thermopolis. Mr. Sheldon passed away during a visit to Arizona City, Arizona, March 19, 2019.... Full story


Joyce Ann Lovercheck Kelley

Joyce Ann Lovercheck Kelley, 79, passed away April 2, 2019, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis. Memorial services will be Saturday, April 6, 2019, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Thermopolis.... Full story


April 3, 2019 Wyoming News Briefs

Average Wyoming gas price increases GILLETTE (WNE) - The average gas price in Wyoming on Monday was $2.46 per gallon, an increase of 6.2 cents per gallon over last week, according to GasBuddy's daily... Full story

 By Leo Wolfson    News    April 4, 2019

Scientists to gather in Big Horn Basin to study fossil 'treasure trove'

CODY — A brachiosaur stretches its long neck to reach a leaf from a high branch as a giant ichthyosaur gently swims by in the water far below. This scene likely played out in the Big Horn Basin millions of years ago. Paleontologists will be... Full story

 By HEATHER RICHARDS    News    April 4, 2019

BLM approved drilling permits during shutdown

CASPER — Federal workers at the Bureau of Land Management approved 74 oil and gas drilling permits in Wyoming during the 35-day government shutdown earlier this year, according to a public records request submitted by a western environmental... Full story

 By Morgan Hughes    News    April 4, 2019

Student responsible for racist flyers identified, teacher likely to be reinstated

CHEYENNE — Laramie County School District 1 has identified at least one student believed to be responsible for creating the racist and anti-gay flyers found at McCormick Junior High last week. LCSD1 Superintendent Boyd Brown said Tuesday that... Full story


APRIL 5, Wyoming Briefs

Gillette man guilty of unemployment fraud GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette man accused of defrauding the Wyoming Unemployment Insurance program has pleaded guilty to the charge. Gerald Roderick-Jackson, also known as David Jackson, was convicted in...


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