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April 15, 2021

Check out our Home and Garden section in this week's issue - Pages B1, B2 and B9 and B10....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 15, 2021

BAPC says no to crematory in residential zone

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission unanimously opposed a special exemption that would allow a crematory at 301 South Eighth where Veile Mortuary is currently located....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    April 15, 2021

Legislature keeps funding intact for Ten Sleep School design

TEN SLEEP - “Design for new Ten Sleep School is in the budget,” Superintendent Jimmy Phelps said during his legislative update to the Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees...

 

Small earthquake south of Ten Sleep Tuesday

TEN SLEEP — The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.9 magnitude earthquake 49 kilometers (30.4 miles) south of Ten Sleep at 6:22 a.m. on Tuesday morning, April 13, 2021. The depth of quake was reported at 13.7 kilometers or 8.5 miles. The USGS...

 

Roy Kyle Phillips

A Celebration of Life for Roy Kyle Phillips will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 19, at the Thermopolis VFW. Roy Phillips, 75, died Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Billings, Montana.... Full story

 

Consider QPR training to save a life

We have all had that friend who we think might be a little depressed due to stressors in their life. According to SSM Health, intimate partner problems, legal issues, unemployment/financial problems... Full story

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    April 15, 2021

Stott named Washakie Medical Center Employee of the Year

WORLAND – Registered nurse Julie Stott was named the Banner Health Washakie Medical Center (WMC) Employee of the Year for 2020. Stott has been an employee at WMC for nearly 32 years, and was...

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    April 15, 2021

Lady Warriors earn first ever win

WORLAND - Nearly everything the Worland Lady Warriors softball team does in their inaugural season is historical in some fashion. This 2021 team will essentially be the version of a YouTuber who puts...

 

Robert Ray Alford

Robert Ray Alford, born in May 1944 to Raymond and Alice (Wagoner) Alford was destined to live life full throttle. In his very early years, he was modifying and racing bicycles, and winning! Very earl... Full story

 

Clyde 'Chepo' Leyva

Born November 14, 1937 – August 23, 2020 Clyde was born and raised in Worland, Wyoming, to Benita (Gonzales) & Clyde Leyva Sr. He became a painting apprentice as a young teenager. He later... Full story

 

Geneva Doreen Matheson

Geneva died April 8, 2021 in Worland Wyoming. Geneva was born January 7, 1945 to Frank and Lee Verta (Lucas) Mead in Thermopolis Wyoming. She was raised and educated in Arapahoe and Thermopolis... Full story

 
 By Nathan Oster    News    April 15, 2021

School funding bill death shows House, Senate differences

GREYBULL — The demise of House Bill 173, which would have changed the way the state funds its school districts, served as a reminder of the deep philosophical differences between the two chambers in the state legislature, according to Rep. Jamie Fl... Full story

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    April 15, 2021

Wyoming counties top list of most vaccine-hesitant in nation

CASPER – Wyoming is home to the 11 most vaccine-hesitant counties in the nation, according to statistical modeling conducted by an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Thirty-two percent of residents in Johnson, Converse,... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs Thursday, April 15

Commissioners make Johnson County a Second Amendment preservation county BUFFALO (WNE) – Johnson County is now a Second Amendment preservation county, after the unanimous passage of resolution No. 655 by the county commissioners on April 6.... Full story

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    April 15, 2021

Cheney rails against plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney on Tuesday criticized plans by the Biden administration to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan before this year’s 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The planned troop withdrawals would mark the... Full story

 

Sublette County school board receives pushback on mask vote

PINEDALE — Community members spoke out at its April meeting against the Sublette County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees’ March 11 vote to defy state public health orders mandating masks in schools when social distancing is not possible.... Full story

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    April 15, 2021

Sheridan County Medicaid advocates continue fight after death of expansion bills

SHERIDAN — Sheridan advocates for Medicaid expansion in Wyoming are used to disappointment. The topic has come up frequently in the state Legislature since a provision in 2010’s Affordable Care Act first called for expansion of Medicaid... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs, Friday, April 16

No definitive timeline yet for rollout of Wyoming's short-time compensation program CHEYENNE – A program that will let workers who have had their hours cuts gain partial unemployment benefits is in the works at the Wyoming Department of Workforce... Full story

 

Flags at Half Staff for Indiana Victims

Governor Gordon Orders Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Statewide Through April 20 in Honor and Remembrance of the Victims of the Tragedy in Indianapolis, Indiana. CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Joe Biden's Proclamation in... Full story

 

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