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  • April 21, 2022

    Apr 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....

  • Targeted: Lawmakers in the political crosshairs of Wyo Gun Owners

    MIKE KOSHMRL, WyoFile.com|Apr 21, 2022

    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 voice he was “crazy mad.” “Do not. Do not. DO NOT fuck with our Second Amendment,” the voice in the message said. “This is not the place to fuck about with our Second Amendment rights. God-given rights. We’re going to vote you out. Later. Sorry. Fuckin’ pussy.” Hicks wasn’t shocked by the threaten... Full story

  • 'Ghost gun' rules prompt Second Amendment debate

    JASMINE HALL, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 21, 2022

    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 that was killed in the 2022 budget session. Senate File 87 would have prohibited the enforcement of unconstitutional federal actions infringing upon Second Amendment rights, denied immunities for law enforcement and provided cause for civil action against officers who knowingly denied law-abiding c... Full story

  • Crisis center seeks same 2% to help victims

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Apr 21, 2022

    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 are seeking the 2% funding again if voters approve continuing the fifth-penny tax in November. In the past four years, Rice said the tax was utilized to pay off the loan that aided the costs of the facility's new addition. "Additionally, this funding has allowed the CPRC to pay for repairs that are...

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

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Apr 21, 2022

    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 approved by voters in November. TEN SLEEP SENIOR CENTER According to the Ten Sleep Senior Center Executive Director Randy Firnekas, the tax funds will be used for operations, maintenance and to secure matching funds for grants used to keep center programs stable. Firnekas said they have seen some rev...

  • Tax provides most of revenue for community center

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Apr 21, 2022

    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 County Commissioners notifying them of their intent to seek funding from the tax, the tax provides about 70% of their total revenue operating budget for one year. "Operating a former middle school as a community center is extremely expensive especially during and after the COVID-19 epidemic. Utilities...

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

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Apr 21, 2022

    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 juvenile facility. Weber said he was named the superintendent about a month ago, replacing Gary Gilmore who retired at the end of 2021. Weber, who had served as deputy superintendent since 2015, said he will look at filling that vacancy, but he has been getting comfortable in his new role and...

  • The News Editorial: Almost there

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Apr 21, 2022

    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 the number of spectators and participants limited. Then came the masks and even for the first part of last year everywhere you went a mask was either required (school events) or recommended. Wyoming got rid of the mask mandate earlier than most states. We didn’t have the huge lockdowns that other states put their citizens through. Businesses w... Full story

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

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Apr 21, 2022

    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 in 2015 she had been talking to event organizer Deb Coronado who was looking for volunteers. She said for about two years the club volunteered with the Boys Scouts to serve the food, bus tables and help with the auctions. She said her husband, Brian Voss, oversees the live auction and directs the club members. The Vosses will be assisting again t...

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

    WNE|Apr 21, 2022

    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. Dustin DelBiaggio and Sean Alquist responded to the Super 8 Motel on East Coulter Avenue at 4:30 p.m. following reports of a vehicle collision. According to the affidavit, a trail of fluid was leading to Gallagher’s GMC Sierra from the Super 8 Motel sign. A witness said the vehicle crossed both wes... Full story

  • Ten Sleep Egg Hunt

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  • Worland Egg Hunt

    Apr 21, 2022

  • Lady Warriors pick up first win of the season

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|Apr 21, 2022

    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 Springs, losing the first game 21-0 but winning the second game 8-5. April 8, they lost to Green River 28-1 and 20-5. "We got our first win of the season, and the girls were so excited," said WHS softball coach Crystal Redding. "We started off shaky, but the girls came alive in the fourth inning....

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

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|Apr 21, 2022

    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 Stephen Ross orchestrating a way to get Brady to the Dolphins. The Boston Globe and Pro Football Talk were the first big media outlets to report this story. Since the report is as unnecessary convoluted as a plot in “Westworld,” I’ll paraphrase the best I can. Brady and Ross hatched a plan to get Brady...

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  • Myra Evelyn Schneider

    Apr 21, 2022

    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 Scottsbluff. The family moved to Worland when she was quite young. The family did return for about 10 years and then came back to Worland to stay. Myra graduated from Worland High School in 1956. Shortly after graduation she married Benjamin “Benny” Schneider. The couple made their home in Worland and... Full story

  • Holden William Wolf

    Apr 21, 2022

    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 the freedom that small-town life offered. After graduating from Worland High School with the class of 2017, Holden enlisted in the Army infantry. His dream since he was a young child was to be a soldier. He had a passion for his country and loved everything Red, White and Blue. God had different pl... Full story

  • Mary Marie Newman

    Apr 21, 2022

    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 February 1, 1940 in Gillette, Wyoming. She grew up on the family ranch 18 miles south of Gillette. She attended school in the Gillette and Sheridan areas. She met, and soon thereafter, married Bobby Everett Newman in Newcastle, Wyoming on September 15, 1961. They had one daughter, Jannette Marie, who... Full story

  • James Allen Michel

    Apr 21, 2022

    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, the youngest of six siblings and attended school in Worland, graduating in 1954. He attended the University of Wyoming for one semester but came then came home to work with his father on the family farm. James Allen Michel married Clarice Mae Hefenieder at Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church in Worland... Full story

  • Thomas Merle Mercer

    Apr 21, 2022

    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 family and friends at Bonnie Blue Jackets Memorial Nursing home in Basin. He passed that afternoon. Tom made his choice to walk with God in 1978 when the gospel came to the Hyattville community. Tom attended school in Hyattville, WY and graduated from Basin in 1954. He then attended Northwest Commu... Full story

  • South Side Egg Drop

    Apr 21, 2022

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