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April 27 2023

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Washakie County had highest increase in unemployment

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported Monday that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 3.8% in February to 3.7% in March. Wyoming’s unemployment rate was higher than its Mar... Full story

 By AVERY HOWE    News    April 27, 2023

County to fund model of Cottonwood Creek Bridge for museum

Washakie County is accepting bids for Cottonwood Creek Bridge in Winchester. As $6,500 was previously allotted for the bridge’s transportation, the county will support up to that amount for the removal of the bridge from its current location to i...


Joan Molly Susanna Gernant

Joan Molly Susanna was the daughter of Lenard and Elizabeth (Hart) Yost. She was born on Oct. 9, 1933, in Billings, MT, and baptized into Christ on Jan. 7, 1934, at First German Congregational... Full story


Carol Elaine (Bunnell) Allred

Carol Elaine (Bunnell) Allred passed away peacefully in Rifle, Colorado, Friday, April 14th at the age of 87. Born December 27th, 1935, the first born to Orval (Doc) and Mildred Bunnell, and sister... Full story

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    April 27, 2023

Skelton concedes there was no budget violation

Jean Skelton, who has been investigating the annual audit report for Hot Springs County School District No. 1, provided an update on her findings last week during the April18 meeting of the school board. Skelton has been specifically interested in...


Being good neighbors

With last week’s action by the Washakie County Commissioners to finalize the purchase of the home at 603 North Road 11 for the new ambulance station, it is time for the community to move forward a...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    April 27, 2023

Students celebrated by Thermopolis school board

Hot Springs County High School Principal Catelyn Deromedi introduced the segment on student celebrations at the Hot Springs County School District 1 board meeting April 18, by calling upon Lyle Wiley, who won Speech and Debate Coach of the Year for...


5 Peat for Chief Washakie FFA in Proficiency Sweepstakes

For the fifth year in a row, Chief Washakie FFA has won the proficiency sweepstakes at the Wyoming State FFA Convention in Cheyenne last week. The sweepstakes are awarded to the chapter that wins the top three proficiency awards at the state level....

 By NICOLE POLLACK    News    April 27, 2023

Utility asks to increase customer rates 7.6%

Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Rocky Mountain Power, Wyoming’s largest electric utility, wants to increase ratepayers’ bills by an average of 7.6% in response to higher-than-expected fuel and transmission costs during 2022. The rate adjus... Full story

 By AVERY HOWE    News    April 27, 2023

'Fiddler on the Roof' opens Thursday

"We were supposed to do 'Fiddler' in 2020 when COVID hit, so it has kind of been in the back of my mind since then," Spring Musical Director Naomi Durrant said. "It's a classic, and I think it's...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    April 27, 2023

Lady Warriors finish second at Lovell Invitational

Competing at the Lovell Invitational track and field meet on April 22, the Worland Lady Warriors finished second with 147 points. Powell swept the meet, winning both girls and boys divisions. The...


Wyoming Briefs April 27, 2023

Authorities investigate more phone shenanigans BUFFALO (WNE) - Local law enforcement agencies continue to receive bogus phone calls, and they don't know why. Police Chief Sean Bissett last week told... Full story


Aune trial: Judge denies motion to acquit

CODY - As soon as Park County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jack Hatfield called his last witness to testify on the seventh day of Carolyn Aune's murder trial on Tuesday, her counsel, Elisabeth... Full story


Aune found guilty

CODY (WNE) - Carolyn Aune has been found guilty of murder in the first degree by recklessly inflicting physical injury on 2-year-old Paisleigh Williams. Jurors made the decision on Thursday, April... Full story

 By Madelyn Beck    Wyoming    April 27, 2023

Gov., AG oppose secretary of state's request to join abortion ban defense

Wyoming Attorney General Bridget Hill and Gov. Mark Gordon oppose the secretary of state's request to join their defense of the state's abortion ban in an ongoing lawsuit. Gordon and Hill, both... Full story


Sheridan Police Department receives 27 calls regarding armed men downtown

SHERIDAN (WNE) - The Sheridan Police Department received 27 calls to dispatch Tuesday morning from concerned citizens regarding two males seen walking down Main Street, wearing what appeared to be... Full story


Cyber Security/online scams Weekly Briefing

Hacker’s Brief 5/1/2023 Wedding Anniversary Gift: A Sheridan citizen who owns a small business has been receiving similar emails every couple of months, asking for information about purchasing products for a gift for an anniversary, a new home, and s... Full story


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