Articles from the April 15, 2021 edition
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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....
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....
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
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