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April 21, 2022

Check out Sales Tax organization profiles, Easter Egg Hunt photos and FFA accomplishments from Chief Washakie FFA, Thermpolis FFA and Ten Sleep FFA....

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    April 21, 2022

Targeted: Lawmakers in the political crosshairs of Wyo Gun Owners

Editor’s Note: Please note strong language in second graph that may offend some readers. The man had already left one voicemail on Sen. Larry Hicks’ (R-Baggs) personal cell phone. By the second message, the senator could tell from the caller’s... Full story

 
 By JASMINE HALL    News    April 21, 2022

'Ghost gun' rules prompt Second Amendment debate

CHEYENNE — When President Joe Biden announced a new federal rule banning the manufacture of unserialized, privately made firearms on Monday, Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, went to social media to defend his Second Amendment protection bill... Full story

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    April 21, 2022

Crisis center seeks same 2% to help victims

WORLAND - The Crisis Prevention and Response Center (CPRC) receives just 2% of the general purpose one-cent sales tax funding collected in Washakie County. Executive Director Katrina Rice said they...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    April 21, 2022

With rising cost, sales tax is stable funding for Worland, Ten Sleep senior centers

The Worland and Ten Sleep senior centers each receive 5% of the current 1-cent general purpose tax in Washakie County. They are hoping to continue to receive distribution from the penny tax if it is a...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    April 21, 2022

Tax provides most of revenue for community center

WORLAND - The Worland Community Center Complex receives 25% of the general purpose one-cent sales tax approved by voters in 2018. WCCC Executive Director Steve Hunt in his letter to the Washakie...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    April 21, 2022

Moving forward: New superintendent and new training at Wyoming Boys School

WORLAND - Wyoming Boys School (WBS) newly-named superintendent Dale Weber discussed changes in the past three years through the COVID-19 pandemic and budget cuts as well as some upcoming changes to...

 

The News Editorial: Almost there

More than two years ago everything changed with the COVID-19 pandemic. Two years ago we saw some businesses closed by the order of the governors, including here in Wyoming. We saw events cancelled or... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 21, 2022

New Hope Humane Society: Fur Ball 4-H Club lends their service to help out furry friends

WORLAND — For the past six years the Washakie County 4-H Roadrunners Club has volunteered at the Fur Ball, the annual fundraiser for New Hope Humane Society. Former club leader Stephanie Voss said...

 

Lovell man drives into Super 8 Motel sign after recent crash on highway

POWELL (WNE) — After driving into the Super 8 Motel sign at roughly 30 mph, James Gallagher, 38, of Lovell was arrested on April 5 on charges of unlawful use of toxic substances and driving under the influence.  Powell Police Department Sgts.... Full story

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    April 21, 2022

Lady Warriors pick up first win of the season

WORLAND - It's been a tough season for the rebuilding Worland Lady Warriors softball team, but against Rock Springs, they finally got to put one in the win column. On April 7, Worland split with Rock...

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    April 21, 2022

Hear Me Out: That one huge story that's been flying under the radar

A too-wild-to-be-true-but-certainly-plausible story dropped a couple of weeks ago and somehow just entered the public consensus last week. The story involved Tom Brady and Miami Dolphins owner... Full story

 

Myra Evelyn Schneider

Myra Evelyn Schneider, 83, passed away at Billings Clinic Hospital on April 17, 2022. Myra was born on May 10, 1938 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, the oldest of three girls born to Daniel and Rachel Catherine (York) Gall. She spent her early years in... Full story

 

Holden William Wolf

Holden William Wolf, 23, passed away on April 13, 2022 in Sheridan, Wyoming. He was born in Worland, Wyoming to Terrence Deryll and Doneen Ann (Knuppel) Wolf on August 9, 1998. Holden grew up enjoying... Full story

 

Mary Marie Newman

Mary Marie Newman, 82, passed away on April 18, 2022 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland. Mary was born, the youngest of 15 children, to Norvin "N.D." Dwight and Alfreda (Deaver) Morgan on... Full story

 

James Allen Michel

James Allen Michel, a lifelong resident of Worland, Wyoming passed away on April 13, 2022. He was born to Henry and Eva (Jung) Michel on November 7, 1935, in Worland. He grew up on the family farm,... Full story

 

Thomas Merle Mercer

Thomas Merle Mercer was born in Basin, Wyoming on July 15, 1936, the second son to Ralph Donald and Catherine Jane (Hedrick) Mercer of Hyattville, Wyoming. The morning of April 10, 2022 was spent with... Full story

 

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