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May 11 2023

With graduations close, summer is nearly here!...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    May 11, 2023

Ten Sleep graduation this weekend

Ten Sleep’s Class of 2023 will toss up their caps at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 14 in the Ten Sleep Gymnasium. The class of seven’s valedictorian is Kinley Anderson, who will be honored alongside salutatorian Walker Cooper. Classmates Calvin Baker, Kevin Fu...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    May 11, 2023

Safety a key feature in new Ten Sleep School design

Washakie County School District No. 2 Superintendent Annie Griffin assured that as the district transitions their students into a new school, safety is not only a priority but a key feature of the design of the school. The list of safety features...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    May 11, 2023

Blueway Trail surveying set for summer

This summer the Bureau of Land Management will be floating the Big Horn River, and they are inviting the public to join them. The project comes as agencies such as BLM, Wyoming Game and Fish and Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, along with...


Steer clear of muddy trails and roads this spring 

The Bureau of Land Management asks recreationists and other travelers to steer clear of muddy trails and roads as spring snowmelt and precipitation have resulted in muddy conditions throughout our area. “Waiting a bit now for trails and roads to d... Full story


Dorothy Lee (Miller) Murdoch

Dorothy Lee Murdoch, 78, passed away on May 1, 2023, at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana. Dorothy was born November 20, 1944, in Worland, Wyoming to Harold Bernie and Lina Louise (Loudan) Miller.... Full story


Frank A. Bien Jr.

Frank A. Bien Jr., 69, died May 1, 2023, in Thermopolis. Mr. Bien was born in Superior, Wisconsin. A Celebration of his life will be held in June.... Full story


Mick White

A Celebration of the Life of Mick White, 81, will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the First Baptist Church in Thermopolis. Mr. White died Sunday, April 30 at his residence in Thermopolis.... Full story


Michael B. Rangel

Michael B. Rangel (“Mike”) of Worland, Wyoming passed away April 13, 2023. Mike was born Nov. 30, 1970, in Worland. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, 2023, at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.... Full story

 By WENDY WIECKI    Opinion    May 11, 2023

Why talk about mental health?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but the reality is, we need to talk about mental health all year round. By not talking about mental health, we add to the stigma that surrounds it. Stigma can lead to a reluctance for individuals to seek...


Homemakers honor volunteers, give back to community

The Washakie County Homemakers officially honored the 2023 Unsung Hero and presented Certificate of Appreciation to another volunteer during the Homemakers annual luncheon Saturday, May 6. Linda...


US16 guardrail replacement project begins May 12 in Ten Sleep Canyon

A Wyoming Department of Transportation project to remove and replace US16 guardrail is scheduled to begin May 12 east of Ten Sleep. S&L Industrial of Cowley is the prime contractor on the $648,397 project to remove and replace guardrail between... Full story

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    May 11, 2023

Worland hospital Leader and Employee of the Year award winners announced

In the early afternoon of May 4, Washakie Medical Center staff quickly gathered in the facility's cafeteria to honor two individuals selected as recipients of annual awards given to outstanding...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    May 11, 2023

Worland High School alum Jared Leithead shares journey to and running in Boston Marathon

Why a marathon? That question is one that Jared Leithead fielded quite often as he trained to make and run in the Boston Marathon. A 2011 Worland High School graduate, Leithead, who lives in...


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 By Mark Davis    Wyoming    May 11, 2023

Yellowstone Park east gates swing open

Powell family first in line welcomed by new entrance supervisor POWELL - When Chris Baltz, East Entrance fee supervisor at Yellowstone National Park, saw a car parked in front of the closed entrance... Full story


Cheese slices found on multiple cars in Gillette

GILLETTE (WNE) — Gillette police investigated and found multiple instances of cheese slices left on vehicles parked outside of homes Tuesday. The first report came in from a 27-year-old woman who said her vehicle in the 1500 block of Ohara Drive h... Full story

 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    May 11, 2023

Cheyenne teens charged as adults following fatal drive-by shooting

CHEYENNE - Two Cheyenne teens involved in a drive-by shooting in Lincoln Park that resulted in the death of a 15-year-old girl will be charged as adults. Julian Espinoza, 16, was driving the vehicle... Full story

 By Kate Ready    Wyoming    May 11, 2023

Medication abortion ban challenged in court

JACKSON - A group of individuals and nonprofits that are suing the state in order to keep abortion legal in Wyoming has filed a motion to restrain the enforcement of a chemical abortion ban that's set... Full story


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