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April 11, 2019

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Shirley A. Morgan

Memorial services for Thermopolis resident, Shirley A. Morgan, 82, will be held Thursday, April 18, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Thermopolis. Mrs. Morgan passed away April 5, 2019 at the Worland Rehabilitation and Health Care...


Ronald Swartzendruber

Ronald Swartzendruber passed away April 7, 2019, at the age of 82. Services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Worland on Saturday, April 13, at 3 p.m....


Jon Matthew Pavlus

Jon Matthew Pavlus, 65-year-old Worland resident, passed away on April 7, 2019, at the Billings Clinic Hospital. He was born on September 27, 1953. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held later this summer...


Warren Claude Swiger

Warren Claude Swiger, 78, beloved husband, father, grandfather, grandpa-great, brother, uncle, great-uncle and friend was unexpectable called home on April 2, 2019. He passed at Washakie Medical... Full story


Public Notice City Council Minutes

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Washakie County School District No. 1 Warrant List

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 11, 2019

Two years after flood event, bids let to fix berm

WORLAND – A project that started two years ago is now starting to see progress thanks to several partnerships and a federal grant. The Washakie County Conservation District (WCCD) is the lead...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 11, 2019

Neighbors selected as new Washakie County emergency management director

WORLAND — The new Washakie County Emergency Management/Homeland Security director is a familiar face for the county and emergency responders. The Washakie County commissioners, after receiving nine... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    April 11, 2019

No demolition derby for this year's fair

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met for their monthly meeting Monday in advance of the 2019 Fair. At the meeting, they discussed additions to the 4-H livestock portion of the fair, advertising, pricing and discussed a substitute for their...

 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 11, 2019

Board rejects all bids for vocational building

TEN SLEEP – All five bids the Ten Sleep School Board received for the construction of the new vocational building were rejected by the board Monday evening due to the fact that all bids were at least about $135,000 over budget. Arete Design Group,... Full story


Wyoming hemp update: state plan submitted

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) submitted their state plan to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for delegated authority to regulate the hemp industry in Wyoming on April 4, 2019. With the passage of the... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    April 11, 2019

WHS track has their best week yet at Powell Invite

WORLAND - Having nearly a full team and great weather at the L.A. Kohnke Invitational at Powell High School on April 6 proved to be a big boost for the Worland High School track and field teams. Both... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    April 11, 2019

Lady Pioneers place first at Burlington Invitational

TEN SLEEP - Last week was a big week for the Ten Sleep track and field teams as they competed at the Burlington Invitational on April 5 and the L.A. Kohnke Invitational at Powell High School on April... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    April 11, 2019

Bobcats sprint medley team breaks school record

THERMOPOLIS - It was a record-setting day for the Hot Springs County High School track and field team at the L.A. Kohnke Invitational at Powel High School on April 6. The Bobcats sprint medley relay... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    April 11, 2019

Hear Me Out...The most courageous 2019 NBA playoff predictions

Trying to save some words, so I'm going to make this intro quick. The NBA playoffs start this week and with this weather storm bumping up our deadline. I'm not going to be able to breakdown each... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs - Man wields bat at VA hospital

School district employees receive deferments in conspiracy allegations TORRINGTON (WNE) — Goshen County School District employees Loreen Fritzler and Robert Flock both received deferred adjudications to charges of conspiracy to commit interference... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs- Former Greybull Doctor has licensed suspended

Board of Medicine suspends physician’s license GREYBULL (WNE) — The Wyoming Board of Medicine has suspended the license of a Casper physician who spent nearly two decades of his career at South Big Horn County Hospital before his resignation in... Full story

 By Ramsey Scott    News    April 11, 2019

Trump executive order could pave way for Washington coal port terminal

CHEYENNE — An executive order from President Donald Trump that could help pave the way for coal exports garnered praise from Wyoming leadership this week. But critics see it as a way to lessen local control over issues of water quality in favor of... Full story

 By Jennifer Dorsey    News    April 11, 2019

Jackson stores prepare for plastic bag ban

JACKSON — Paper or plastic? The cashiers at Jackson Whole Grocer can tell you: Some people have definite preferences about how they carry their purchases out of the store. Since Whole Grocer phased out plastic bags in December and started offering... Full story

 By Ramsey Scott    News    April 11, 2019

APRIL 15 - Wyoming Legislature could take another look at tolling I-80

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature will take another crack at the idea of tolling Interstate 80 as a way to help fund improvements and maintenance along the more than 400 miles of road. The Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs... Full story


APRIL 15 - Chevron plans to buy Anadarko

CASPER — With a $33 billion cash and stock deal, Chevron’s planned acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum will create a new super major oil firm, with uncertain impacts in Wyoming, where Anadarko represents one of the largest players in the state’s... Full story


Right-of-way fencing project begins north of Worland

More than 72 miles of right-of-way fencing will be replaced in a $1.6 million project currently under way north of Worland alongside U.S. 20. "The work will take place in 10 different locations throughout the Big Horn Basin," said Wyoming Department... Full story


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