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 News    May 9, 2019

May 09, 2019

Print subscribers look for the following inserts this week • Blair's, Reese&Ray's IGA, Bomgaars, Sutherland's and Big Horn Co-op....


Community Calendar

EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY — Worland Public Transportation to Cody. 347-3208. FIRST and THIRD TUESDAY of EACH MONTH — Worland City Council meeting: 7 p.m. at city hall. FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAY of EACH MONTH — The Washakie County Commi... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: Win or lose, it was the right call

I was watching the Kentucky Derby on Saturday when a NASCAR race broke out. I know you're expecting a political column or words of wisdom here instead of a sports column, but rest assured we'll get... Full story


Washakie County Homemakers name Scranton as the 2019 Unsung Hero

WORLAND - Washakie County Homemakers are observing Homemakers Week this week, May 5-11. As part of that observation the group nominates a community member, or one of their own members, as an "unsung...

 By Cyd Lass    Community    May 9, 2019

Worland Middle School students learn that choices matter

WORLAND – Wednesday, May 1, eighth-grade Worland Middle School students set out into the community to learn more about choices that could impact the rest of their lives. Previously referred to as "... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 9, 2019

Citizen requests for upcoming events approved

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved several requests from citizens at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. They approved allowing camping at Newell Sargent Park this weekend for the annual Mot... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 9, 2019

Environmental Impact Statement released for proposed reservoir near Hyattville

WORLAND – Last week the Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alkali Creek Reservoir Project near Hyattville. The proposed proj...


Raymond William 'Monk' DeVries

Memorial services for Raymond William “Monk” DeVries, 51, will be Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. at Mortimore Funeral Home in Thermopolis. Mr. DeVries died Friday, May 3, at Riverstone Hospice in Billings, Montana.... Full story

 News    May 9, 2019

One-Ring Phone Scam Can Rack Up Big Bills

Scams that involve phone calls are nothing new, it remains one of the top ways that scammers target consumers. But a new scam involves a phone call that just triggers one ring on your phone. Consumers all over the country are reporting the scam. Luck... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    May 9, 2019

Warriors and Lady Warriors ready for 3A West regional meet

THERMOPOLIS - The moment has come for the Worland High School track and field athletes. After all the meets in the regular season and hard work in practice, the postseason is finally here. Worland... Full story

 News    May 9, 2019

MAY 10 Wyoming News Briefs

Whooping cough cases in Campbell County draw warning GILLETTE (WNE) — A cluster of at least five cases of whooping cough in Campbell County has occurred over the past week and is drawing warnings from the Wyoming Department of Health. Whooping c... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    May 9, 2019

HSCHS track heads to 3A East regional meet Friday

WORLAND - After hosting their annual Bobcat Invitational track and field meet on May 3, the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats are ready and raring to go for the 3A East regional meet in Burns on May 10-11.... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    May 9, 2019

Bad tactics in sports and 'GoT'

Tactical errors are a part of sports. A perfectly executed game plan by two opposing coaches would be fun to watch, once, but after that, it’d get quite boring. Human error or miscalculations are w... Full story

 News    May 9, 2019

MAY 9 Wyoming News Briefs

Man facing five felonies in Cheyenne chase CHEYENNE (WNE) — The man who shot at law enforcement while leading them on a high-speed chase through Cheyenne on Friday is facing multiple charges, including five felonies. Dominique Childers was arrested F... Full story


Experts say McCormick report should be made public

CHEYENNE — Experts in Wyoming public records law say Laramie County School District 1 officials have no legal basis for denying public access to McCormick Junior High's report on bullying. The district announced it had wrapped up its investigation i... Full story

 News    May 9, 2019

UW Board of Trustees to Interview Three Candidates for Acting President

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will interview three candidates for the office of acting president of the university during an executive session Wednesday, May 15. The candidates are Chris... Full story

 News    May 9, 2019

Flags at Half Staff Wednesday

Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump's Proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May... Full story

 News    May 9, 2019

MAY 13 Wyoming News Briefs

Man fired multiple times at Cheyenne police in chase CHEYENNE (WNE) — The man who was shot twice after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Cheyenne on May 3 allegedly told investigators he fled because he was in possession of m... Full story

 By Greg Johnson    News    May 9, 2019

Cloud Peak files for bankruptcy

GILLETTE — Cloud Peak Energy’s bankruptcy filing Friday afternoon may be the beginning of the end for the Gillette-based coal producer. Unlike previous Powder River Basin coal bankruptcies, Cloud Peak seems to be looking to shed debt and sell its... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    May 9, 2019

UW creating four new jobs to combat sexual assault

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming is planning to create four new jobs as part of its No More Campaign, which aims to provide more resources to prevent and respond to sexual assault on campaign. The positions won’t be filled until the Board of Tru... Full story

 By Ray K. Erku    News    May 9, 2019

Settlement in Rawlins police shooting case tops $900,000

RAWLINS — On Tuesday, the final settlement figure for a U.S. District Court civil case regarding John Randall Veach, an unarmed man who was shot dead by members of the Rawlins Police Department in 2015, was revealed. According to Qusair M... Full story

 By Emily Mieure    News    May 9, 2019

Colorado police officer who held Jackson teen at gunpoint sued

JACKSON — A teenager held at gunpoint last summer by an off-duty police officer who assumed he had committed a crime is suing her for violating his civil rights. In a complaint filed Thursday in Teton County District Court, Gerardo Becerra, 18, c... Full story


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