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  • Ten Sleep elections Tuesday; candidates unopposed

    SEAN MORTIMER, Staff Reporter|May 2, 2024

    The town of Ten Sleep will be holding their municipal elections for mayor and two council seats on May 7 at the Ten Sleep Senior Center from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voter registration closed after April 24, but voters may register at the polls the day of the election. The lone candidate on the ballot for mayor is incumbent Ernie Beckley, who will be running for his second term after first elected in 2020. Beckley said the main reason that he is running again is, “I need to finish this project with our subdivision that we’re adding south of tow...

  • Chamber doles out honors for businesses, service

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|May 2, 2024

    Several businesses and organizations were honored at the 2024 Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce awards dinner Friday night at the Washakie Museum. After the board gets a list of worthy nominees, award recipients are voted on anonymously by board members - President Bill Fuchs, Vice President Linda Weeks, Secretary Caryn Ramirez, Treasurer Ken Westphal, Michael Short, Staci Brazell, Ann Brock and Hannah Skretteberg. Washakie Cinemas was honored as the New Business of the Year. The theater...

  • Hageman's town hall meeting informs Worland on national issues

    SEAN MORTIMER, Staff Reporter|May 2, 2024

    U.S. House of Representative Harriet Hageman (R-Wyoming) came to Worland for a town hall meeting on April 27 at the Worland Community Center Complex. This meeting was part of a series of town hall meetings, where Hageman personally reports on her work in Washington, D.C. and engages with the people whom she represents. "I'm your representative as you know, but I don't know how to represent you unless I'm able to have a conversation with you and talk about the issues that are important," she...

  • Abel Flores

    May 2, 2024

    Abel Flores, 69, of Conroe, Texas passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully on April 2, 2024. He and his wife, Angelica were visiting family in the country of Honduras during his passing. They loved visiting Honduras and their trips to the beach with family. Abel was born on January 12, 1955, in Brownfield, Texas to Daniel Liscano Flores and Santos Garica Flores. Abel married at the age of 16 and to that union of 23 years four of his children were born. Abel and his family lived in Granada, CO an... Full story

  • Nancy L. Richardson

    May 2, 2024

    Nancy L. Richardson, 86, formerly of Ten Sleep, passed away April 22, 2024, in Sacramento, California. Nancy was born on Oct. 27, 1938, in Cody, Wyoming. A small family service to scatter her cremains will be held at a later date.... Full story

  • The News Editorial: Chamber banquet fosters sense of community

    Karla Pomeroy|May 2, 2024

    Nothing like a gathering of 200 people to remind one’s self of why they love living in a small town. Friday night about 200 people gathered at the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center for a dinner, auction and awards ceremony. The event tripled in attendance from its just over 60 who attended the last awards evening. That’s a testament to the board and Executive Director Ruth Dugger and her assistant Liz Bankert. After a delicious meal and entertainment the awards began. I was busy taking notes and capturing photos of the honorees but it was not...

  • Mental Fitness Minute: Why do people in Wyoming have higher rates of suicide, depression and addiction?

    May 2, 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...

  • Six WHS students earn ribbons at the Wyoming High School Art Symposium

    May 2, 2024

    This year marked the 56th annual Wyoming State High School Art Symposium, held in April at the Ford Events Center in Casper. The Symposium is sponsored by the Wyoming Secondary Art Educators (WSAE) and is the culminating state event for student artists, much like any other state event. It is fully sanctioned by the Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA). This year, 4,721 pieces of high school student artwork from schools all over the state were exhibited and competed for a number of...

  • Ten Sleep art students end travels at statewide art symposium

    May 2, 2024

    Ten Sleep art students have been broadening their artistic horizons during the 23-24 school year by actively participating in art events near and far, according to Ten Sleep Schools art teacher Shara Mills. Alongside attending the University of Wyoming Art Intensive in the fall 2023, students also had the opportunity to engage in the Sheridan Art Intensive this Spring. This intensive program provided hands-on experience across diverse mediums, from leatherworking to linocut printmaking,...

  • Medicine Lodge unveils new cultural center

    GRACE WALHUS, Staff Reporter|May 2, 2024

    Wyoming State Park and Cultural Resources' Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site, located northeast of Hyattville, hosted a grand opening for their new Cultural Center on Saturday, April 27. According to Wyoming State Parks Bighorn District Manager Brooks Jordan, who had the original idea for the Cultural Center, he felt as though the park was lacking indigenous interpretation, resulting in his idea that was brought to life. "So the initial concept for this project came about when we knew we...

  • Worland track closes out regular season in Thermopolis

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|May 2, 2024

    The final week of the track and field regular season is here, and the Worland High School teams are in Thermopolis on Friday in the final tune-up before the postseason. With the Roy Peck Invitational postponed to April 29, Worland had a single meet last week, the Wyoming Track Classic in Casper on April 26. The Classic is a best-of-the-best meet. Regardless of class, the top eight sprinters in the 100-meter through the 800-meter dashes, the top 12 runners in the 1600- and 3200-meter runs and...

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  • - ­WANTED - Reporter/Photographer

    May 2, 2024

    JOIN OUR EDITORIAL TEAM! THE NORTHERN WYOMING NEWS, a weekly newspaper in Worland, Wyoming, is seeking a community-focused reporter interested in government, feature and general news writing to become part of a great editorial team. The ideal candidate will be committed to excellent writing and accurate reporting while covering Washakie County and the Big Horn Basin. This job encompasses a variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to, generating own story ideas, reporting, writing and photography. Position will involve evening and... Full story