Articles from the April 13, 2023 edition

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April 13 2023

Ten Sleep broke ground on their new school, Easter was had and more....

 By AVERY HOWE    News    April 13, 2023

Washakie County Fair awards increased

Washakie County Fair Board approved their budget at their Monday, April 10 meeting with intentions to submit their $125,000 proposal to the County Commissioners. The proposal will be an increase from the previous $93,000 budget. Fair Board members...


Charles Basil Johns

Charles Basil Johns was born January 21, 1930, to Bertha and Gobel Johns in Paragould, AR. He died April 4, 2023, in Mesa, AZ, at age 93. Basil graduated from N.E. Missouri State University with a... Full story


Dena Marie (Coutis) Bower

Dena Marie Bower, 74, passed away on April 3, 2023 at the Billings Clinic after a hard fought battle with health complications. She was born in Spirchiada Greece to Sofia and Giorgos Zachopoulous on J... Full story


David "Dave" Edgar Bellis

David Edgar Bellis was born in Iowa City, Iowa on August 23, 1952. Shortly after he was adopted by his parents Robert and June Bellis. As a young child he lived in Iowa and then the family moved to... Full story


James Patrick Flood

James "Jim" Patrick Flood died peacefully March 30, 2022 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Worland, Wyoming after a battle with burns to his lower extremities. Jim was born Februa... Full story


New era for Ten Sleep, but don't forget history

On a beautiful spring day Tuesday in Ten Sleep, students, staff, administrators, residents, dignitaries gathered outside by the basketball courts for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new...

 By Wendy Wiecki    Opinion    April 13, 2023

What is fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. It is a prescription drug; however, it is also made and used illegally. Like morphine, it is a medicine that is typically used...


Tunnel lighting inspection set for April 20 west of Cody

An all-night inspection of the existing lighting system inside the big tunnel west of Cody on US14/16/20 is scheduled for Thursday, April 20. Contractor Casper Electric of Casper will limit traffic to a single lane beginning at 7 p.m., April 20, and... Full story

 By Courtesy    News    April 13, 2023

Expanded property tax refund program open for applications

CHEYENNE (WNE) – The Wyoming Department of Revenue has announced that the newly expanded property tax relief program for homeowners is now open for applications. The program assists eligible Wyoming homeowners – especially those with fixed or lim... Full story


Job Shadow Day


 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    April 13, 2023

WHS track hits the ground running with first meets

While it might have been a longer wait than usual, the Warrior and Lady Warrior track and field athletes did not disappoint in their first meets of the season. Worland's first track meets of the...


Moon Rising



April 12, 2023 News Briefs

Average Wyoming gasoline prices up 2.1 cents per gallon CHEYENNE (WNE) — Average gasoline prices in Wyoming have risen 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.27 per gallon on Monday, according to’s survey of 494 sta... Full story


Sheridan County school board approves first reading of policy to retain opt-out option solution for books

SHERIDAN – SCSD2 discussed two versions of a policy to determine if the school board should ban explicit books from school libraries in the district. The board passed ILJ Version 1 on first reading Monday. Several of the trustees said they believe t... Full story


Game & Fish: West Fork Dam would cause 'substantial negative impacts'

Wyoming Game and Fish Department comments cast doubt on irrigators’ claims that a 264-foot-high dam proposed in Carbon County will benefit fisheries, riparian zones and wetland-wildlife habitats. The dam proposed for the West Fork of Battle Creek abo... Full story

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    April 13, 2023

Concerns expressed on summer camp transgender inclusion

Visitor input about the Teton Science School summer camp that Ten Sleep sixth graders will attend in Jackson this summer began the April 10 meeting of the Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees. Dan Hampton, who is signed up to...


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