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  • Stocklin honored as Ten Sleep Teacher of the Year

    SEAN MORTIMER, Staff Reporter|Apr 18, 2024

    Ten Sleep School held an assembly on April 15 to honor first grade teacher Georgia Stocklin, the recipient of the school's 2024 Teacher of the Year Award. The award is decided by teachers in the district voting for a fellow educator they thought did an exemplary job in the last year. Stocklin, who has been with Ten Sleep School for 21 years, started as a paraeducator and moved into first grade education three years ago. She has recently graduated with a master's degree in elementary education. S...

  • Grizzly bear euthanized south of Ten Sleep

    Apr 18, 2024

    A grizzly bear was euthanized Monday after confirmed cattle depredation on private land roughly 20 miles south of Ten Sleep. On April 14, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department investigated a report of an injured cow with wounds consistent with a grizzly bear depredation. Wildlife managers verified nearby tracks and signs that suggested the bear frequented the ranch for approximately one week. The subadult, male grizzly bear was euthanized after consultation with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service due to its involvement in depredation...

  • Dorothy Mae (Clark) Bihr

    Apr 18, 2024

    On April 4, 2024 Dorothy went home to be with her savior Jesus Christ. Dorothy was born in Frog Lake Wisconsin on May 1st 1944, to Irma (Welch) and Gerald Clark. As a family they moved from Wisconsin to Washington where she attended high school. From Washington they made their way to Wyoming. Dorothy loved kids and enjoyed being a nanny for family and friends as well as caregiving, which gave her the chance to live many places. She always said the Lord told her, the answer to her prayers were... Full story

  • Angela Marie Parker

    Apr 18, 2024

    Angela (Angie) Marie Parker, passed away April 12, 2024, surrounded by the love of her devoted husband, children and close family after a valiant battle with breast cancer. She was 37 years old. Angie was born on November 26, 1986, in Lander, Wyoming to Gary Eugene and Karrie Louise (Woolery) Fischer. She spent her formative years in Riverton, Wyoming and graduated from Riverton High School. Angie's journey through life led her on many paths of love and adventure. Angie met Jason, the love of... Full story

  • What would you do?

    Karla Pomeroy|Apr 18, 2024

    There has been much written about the Daniel man Cody Roberts and his mistreatment and killing of a wolf earlier this month. Reports state he ran the wolf over with his snowmobile, taped the mouth shut (later putting a muzzle and shock collar on it) and took it home and then to a bar in Daniel. Then, finally, hours later, with the wolf slowly dying from injuries sustained from being run over, he took the wolf out and killed it. He was fined $250 for having a live wild animal. Because wolves are...

  • Mental Fitness Minute:What is wellness and treating the whole person such as the mind, body and spirit?

    Apr 18, 2024

    On March 16, a grassroots committee hosted the Worland Mental Fitness Fair at the Worland Community Center. Members of the panel were Dr. Ralph Louis, psychologist from Oxbow Counseling in Basin; Janae Harman, owner of Family Circle Counseling in Worland; Mary Johnson, CEO of Oxbow Counseling in Worland; and Carol Bell, provisionally licensed therapist at Foundations Counseling in Cody. The panel answered prepared questions that came from the committee and from similar events in Shell, Greybull and Cowley. The Northern Wyoming News will be...

  • Governor announces opening of expanded property tax refund program 

    Apr 18, 2024

    Deadline to apply is June 3 Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Revenue have announced the property tax refund program for homeowners is now open for applications. At the Governor’s request, the Legislature appropriated an additional $20 million to further expand the program and ensure more homeowners in need are eligible to participate. “I want to thank the Legislature for endorsing the importance of this program to Wyoming taxpayers, and for providing the resources needed to get additional relief to those most impacted by inc...

  • Worland Science Olympians earn state titles

    Apr 18, 2024

    A veteran Science Olympiad team from Worland High School brought home several state championships from the event last weekend at Casper College. This year's team was led by seven seniors, five of whom competed since their freshman year - Ira Croft, Noah Mitchell, Jackson Richard, Ivan Thomas, Dawson Utterback - Cadyn Ramirez joined as a junior last year and Ellianna Baumstarck joined the team this year. Junior Scottie Thomas has competed since he was a freshman. Sophomores Milo Grzybowski,...

  • BLM works toward conservation of sage grouse with new plan

    GRACE WALHUS, Staff Reporter|Apr 18, 2024

    Public meeting next week As Greater Sage-Grouse (GRSG) habitats become threatened across the Western United States, the Bureau of Land Management, along with partnering agencies, are working toward the conservation of the species and sagebrush habitat. As the BLM goes through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, which requires public participation, a public meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. next Tuesday, April 23 at the Washakie County Library in Worland. “The BLM encourages residents to attend the meeting, gather i...

  • Lady Warriors looking to bounce back after tough weekend

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Apr 18, 2024

    Playing two Casper schools, the Worland Lady Warriors softball team is determined to bounce back from an 0-4 weekend. The Lady Warriors (1-8) lost to Natrona High School 8-1 in the conference game and 6-3 in the non-conference game on April 12 at Newell Sargent Park. On April 13, Kelly Walsh beat Worland 20-3 and 19-4. "Natrona had a good pitcher. She wasn't an overpowering thrower, but she had great control. Defensively, we played well but struggled with our bats," said WHS softball coach Tim...

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  • 'The world is watching.' WGF Commission over wolf case

    Sarah Elmquist Squires, The Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 18, 2024

    RIVERTON — State troopers and regional law enforcement agents staged barricades and a decontamination unit at Riverton City Hall and stood poised to intervene if the dozens of death threats lodged against state wildlife officials were realized. And while speakers filed up to the podium and zoomed into the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s meeting in Riverton Wednesday with decorum, the topic of the day was one of violence – what’s been described as the torture of a young female wolf allegedly run down by Cody Roberts earlier this month, its mo... Full story

  • Wyoming tourism social media goes dark amid wolf furor

    Katie Klingsporn,|Apr 18, 2024

    As incident impacts ripple worldwide, state tourism agency is also temporarily suspending ‘all ads related to wildlife experience.’ Wyoming’s state tourism agency has suspended social media posts and paid ads relating to wildlife amid the worldwide furor over the wolf abuse and killing in Daniel. The Wyoming Office of Tourism, also known as Travel Wyoming, alerted unknown recipients to the social media suspension in a letter obtained by WyoFile. “I know you are all well aware of the public criticism over the wolf abuse by a residen... Full story