Articles from the May 4, 2023 edition

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 News    May 4, 2023

May 4 2023

The saga of the Cottonwood Creek Bridge comes to a close....

 By AVERY HOWE    News    May 4, 2023

Cottonwood Creek Bridge sold to highest – and only – bidder

Cottonwood Creek Bridge in Winchester was sold at the Washakie County Commissioner meeting on Tuesday, May 2 to Galloway Ranch LLC out of Ten Sleep for the amount of $1,150. Galloway offered the only bid on the historic bridge, which will continue...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    May 4, 2023

Local special education administrator wins Director of the Year award

In her 23rd year at Washakie County School District No. 1, Kim Sanford was recognized as the Director of the Year 2022 by the Wyoming Association of Special Education Administrators. Sanford was...


William "Bill" Ross

William Wayne Ross, 77, of Grapeview, Washington passed away peacefully on March 22, 2023 of acute heart failure. He was surrounded by his wife, Judy, two brothers, Tom and Gene, and his stepson,... Full story


Eugene Michael Hanify

Eugene M. "Mike" Hanify, 90-year-old longtime Worland resident, passed away April 29, 2023, at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Mike was born on February 5, 1933, in Belle Fourche, South... Full story


Irene Babbett Yule

Irene Babbett (Csizmadi) Yule, 79, passed away on April 22, 2023, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Irene was born March 5th, 1944 in Lichtenfels, Germany to Rudolph Hipp and Hedwig Schedel. At the... Full story


John "Dub" W. Maxwell Jr.

John "Dub" W. Maxwell, Jr., 85-year-old Worland resident, passed away April 30, 2023 at St. Vincent Healthcare with his significant other, Marla, by his side. Dub was born March 17, 1938, the oldest... Full story


Dorothy Lee Murdoch

Dorothy Lee Murdoch, 79, passed away at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana, on May 1, 2023. Dorothy was born Nov. 20, 1944, in Worland. Cremation has taken place and memorial services are pending.... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 4, 2023

Where is AI going and should we be nervous?

“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” -- Jurassic Park’s Ian Malcolm. In Jurassic Park Jeff Goldblum’s character stated the ab...

 By CHRISTINE WEBER    News    May 4, 2023

Washakie County Homemakers 2023 Unsung Hero

Linda Abell was pleasantly surprised to be named the Washakie County Homemakers 2023 Unsung Hero. "There are so many more deserving than me," said Abell. It's that humbleness that has won award after...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    May 4, 2023

Wilde Health Center closing up shop after 40 years

In 1983, Doctor of Chiropractic Brad Wilde's practice started with an ad in the Northern Wyoming Daily News: "Worland Chiropractic Clinic opening July 5!" "The first day was good, and it just grew...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    May 4, 2023

Two Worland welding students place in top three at SkillsUSA competition

The 2023 SkillsUSA Wyoming Championship took place from April 24-April 26 in Casper, hosting 891 competitors at the high school and state level from across the state to compete in a competition of...

 News    May 4, 2023
 News    May 4, 2023

Thermopolis officer involved shooting

State of Wyoming Office of the Attorney General Division of Criminal Investigation Robert R. Jones, Director On April 28, 2023, the Division of Criminal Investigation was contacted by the Thermopolis Police Department and asked to investigate an Offi... Full story

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    May 4, 2023

Tapia wins 3200-meter run and breaks 39-year-old school record at WTC

The Worland High School track and field team had five athletes compete at the Wyoming Track Classic on April 28, and sophomore distance runner Zena Tapia stole the show as she broke a 39-year record....


Northwest Wyoming road shoulder sealing scheduled to begin in Big Horn County on May 8

Fog sealing of highway shoulders is slated for a Monday, May 8, start in northwest Wyoming. Fog sealing uses quick-drying oil to seal highway shoulders, and is part of the Wyoming Department of Transp... Full story

 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    May 4, 2023

Wyoming Freedom Caucus continues fight for parental rights

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Freedom Caucus continues to advocate for protection of parental rights in the wake of pending litigation. Five state representatives who are members of the caucus hosted a... Full story

 By Brian Martin    Wyoming    May 4, 2023

Two teens arrested in shooting death of Cheyenne girl

CHEYENNE - Two teen boys have been arrested in connection with the April 30 shooting death of a 15-year-old local girl in a south Cheyenne park. Cheyenne Police Department detectives, working with the... Full story

 By Nicole Pollack    Wyoming    May 4, 2023

More EV chargers planned

Company founded by lawmaker expects new sites in four cities CASPER - Electric vehicle drivers are about to have a lot more charging options in Wyoming. OtterSpace, a company founded in 2021 by state... Full story


Yellowstone south entrance opens Friday

JACKSON (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park plans to open its south entrance, the most easily accessible from Jackson, at 8 a.m. Friday. If the weather cooperates, all but one of the park’s roads will be open at that time. The road between Canyon Vil... Full story


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