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April 14, 2022

Happy Easter. May your holiday be filled with love and joy. Check out our Easter page on A5....

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    April 14, 2022

Ukrainian mother, daughter, reunite in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE - More than a month after Russian troops invaded Ukraine, a mother fleeing the country has been reunited with her daughter in Cheyenne. Tamara Kochubei's first week back in America since the... Full story

 

Geraldine Dixon

Geraldine "Geri" Dixon, 84, passed away peacefully in the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on April 6, 2022. Geri was born in Merced, California to Roy Veco and Maxine (Hames) Sneed on... Full story

 

Joe Shaffer

Joseph Charles Shaffer, age 83, passed away at home from natural causes on April 8, 2022. A beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Joseph (Joe) will be missed by... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 14, 2022

House fire displaces family of 3

WORLAND — Red Cross of Wyoming assisted two adults and one child affected by a house fire on Holly Avenue in Worland on Friday, April 8. Red Cross assistance can provide care, comfort, mental...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    April 14, 2022

Two new entities seek funding from general purpose tax

WORLAND - The Washakie Development Association and Worland Youth Learning Center are hoping to be included in the general purpose one-cent sales tax for the next four years, if the tax is continued...

 

Karla's Kolumn: A buffet of Easter thoughts

So I woke up this morning to snow and thought to myself, in December we thought we would not get a white Christmas. We did. And now it looks like we may get a white Easter as well. Perhaps the snow will melt but rain and snow are in the forecast... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 14, 2022

Eight WHS Science Olympiad members medal

Green takes the gold in anatomy WORLAND — Worland High School Science Olympiad member Tate Green took first place at the state tournament in anatomy and physiology. Coach Karen Grzybowski said...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    April 14, 2022

Draggoo appeals crematory decision from 2021

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission discussed scheduling appeals hearings for two items for Veile Mortuary during their regular meeting April 11. Bill Hibbler, attorney...

 

Cody domes generate mixed reaction

POWELL - Snowflakes caught in a chilly wind whizzed by as Chrystal and Calvin Alpers ate lunch in Cody. They could have seen birds flitting between branches in nearby pines and squirrels scampering... Full story

 
 By Will Carpenter    News    April 14, 2022

Former Cheyenne artist merges art, AI

CHEYENNE - Kevin Phillips is still getting used to his mustache. For the most part, he can hardly grow a beard. It comes in thick around his jawline, but he points and laughs at how not a follicle... Full story

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    April 14, 2022

Congress OKs outdoor access bill

CASPER — Outdoor recreation is poised to become more accessible. A bill to modernize mapping of federal lands that was championed by Wyoming’s U.S. senators cleared Congress last week and headed to the president’s desk. The Modernizing Access... Full story

 
 By Leo Wolfson    News    April 14, 2022

'One-vote Barrasso' rebuked by GOP

CODY — The Park County Republican Party may be setting its sights on a new target of animosity even before its campaign against U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney has completed. That target is U.S. Sen. John Barrasso. “It’s a disgrace,” Park County... Full story

 
 By Makayla Hallam    News    April 14, 2022

Speakers express concern over transgender bathroom usage at schools

SHERIDAN — Public commenters at the Sheridan County School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting Monday brought up concerns with transgender individuals using bathroom facilities at SCSD2. Currently, SCSD2 “does not have a specific policy... Full story

 
 By Ellen Gerst    News    April 14, 2022

Abortion clinic to open in Casper

CASPER — An abortion clinic is set to open in Casper this summer. The clinic would be the only facility to offer surgical abortions in Wyoming, and opponents have begun to organize against it. Surgical abortions can end a pregnancy further in its t... Full story

 

Gillette Police Department following lead in search for missing woman

GILLETTE (WNE) – The Gillette Police Department has a lead in the investigation of the disappearance of 32-year-old Irene Gakwa, who was reported missing on March 20 and was last heard from on March 4. One tip indicated Gakwa may have been taken to... Full story

 

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