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  • May 16, 2019

    May 16, 2019

    Inserts in this week's print subscription are Blair's, Reese&Ray's and Bomgaars. Look for our special Worland High School graduation section coming next week....

  • Karla's Kolumn: Congratulations graduates

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|May 16, 2019

    Sunday is graduation for many of the high schools here in the Big Horn Basin. Some college graduates have already received their diplomas. Saturday University of Wyoming graduates will receive theirs. With all these graduations it is time to pass on words of wisdom as these graduates venture out into “real life.” G Go forth and be the best you, you can be. Do not be someone else’s version of you. Do not try to be someone you are not. Be true to yourself. R Remember Rachel’s Challenge and liv...

  • Madison Anderson receives the Sheridan College President's Award

    May 16, 2019

    SHERIDAN - Sheridan College graduate Madison Anderson is the recipient of this year's President's Award. The announcement came as a surprise to Anderson during Saturday's Commencement Ceremony at the Bruce Hoffman Golden Dome. From Ten Sleep, Anderson received her Associate of Science in agriculture business and graduated with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. During her first year at Sheridan College, she served as a Wyoming State FFA Officer and won the National Professional Agricultural S... Full story

  • Worland and Ten Sleep graduation ceremonies Sunday

    Cyd Lass, Staff Intern|May 16, 2019

    WORLAND – Worland and Ten Sleep High Schools will be holding their graduation ceremonies Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. Worland High School will hold their graduation at Warrior Stadium. Aaron Vigil has been declared valedictorian for the class of 2019. The keynote speaker for the ceremony is former state representative, Debbie Hammons. The senior class’ sponsor is Kristin Kelton. Their class song is “Country Roads,” first performed by John Denver. Eighty-six students will receive diplomas at the ceremony. Four members of the class of 2019 Samuel... Full story

  • Site plans approved for new pharmacy

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|May 16, 2019

    WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustments and Planning Commission voted to approve the new site plan for Worland Pharmacy. David Albright, former Worland Shopko pharmacist, submitted the plans to the BAPC for their review at their regular meeting last Thursday, May 16. According to Worland Building Official Randy Adams, the lot is at 1095 Circle Road and is 4,000 square feet. The proposed building is 2,500 square feet with the rest of the lot landscaped and parking lot. There will be 9 p...

  • Worland twins to embark on professional careers after graduating from UW

    May 16, 2019

    LARAMIE - DeLancey Hodges remembers getting into a scrap in elementary school and then his sister, Shelby, jumping in to save him. That was probably the last time he had angry words with his twin. The siblings, from Worland, have always been close, as one might expect. Now, as they are set to graduate this weekend at the University of Wyoming, the fraternal twins are contemplating going their own way in the world -- separately. This they know, but they will always be each other's best friends,... Full story

  • Child Protection Team brings two-day summit to Worland

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|May 16, 2019

    WORLAND — A premiere two-day workshop for professionals who work with children is coming to Worland, thanks to the efforts of the Washakie County Child Protection Team (CPT), part of the Wyoming Department of Family Services. Bob Vines, Washakie County Attorney’s Office Victim/Witness coordinator and member of the CPT, said “It is difficult for people in the Big Horn Basin to get quality training.” He said if people are lucky there may be a quality training workshop in Casper but a day of meet...

  • Community Calendar May 16-June 13

    May 16, 2019

    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 Commissioners meeting: Commissioners' room in the courthouse start at 9 a.m. SECOND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH – Worland Acoustic Jam: 6:30 pm. at the Worland Senior Center. EVERY SECOND TUESDAY - The Washakie County Democrats meeting: 7 p.m. at the Worland C...

  • Gertrude E. 'Trudy' Olson

    May 16, 2019

    Graveside services for Gertrude E. “Trudy” Olson, 86, will be 11 a.m., Friday, May 17, at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis. Mrs. Olson passed away May 12, in Basin....

  • Arline F. Jorgensen

    May 16, 2019

    Arline F. Jorgensen, 91, of Cheyenne, passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 8, 2019 at the Granite Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Cheyenne. Arline was born November 1, 1927 in Milliken, Colorado. Services will be private. Cremation has taken place....

  • Washakie Medical Center nurse receives DAISY Award

    Tracie Mitchell, Staff Writer|May 16, 2019

    WORLAND – Banner Health Washakie Medical Center, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Jaime Mertz received the first annual DAISY Award to be awarded at the hospital, Friday, May 10, in recognition of her skillful, compassionate care and going above and beyond for her patients. When asked for comments, Mertz said that she was only doing her job. Mertz learned that she was the DAISY Award honoree during a ceremony in the Meadowlark conference room of the hospital. During the ceremony, Mertz r... Full story

  • Doyle Harrison

    May 16, 2019

    Doyle Harrison, 61, of Hudson, Colorado, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, April 25, 2019. He was born December 17, 1957 in Worland, Wyoming to Ray and Marval Harrison and grew up on a nearby ranch. After graduating from Worland High School in 1976, he received an Associate degree from Casper College, followed by a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wyoming in 1980. Doyle moved to Chicago in order to learn commercial art in the school of hard knocks. There, his frugal ways served him... Full story

  • Dr. Howard Todd Willson

    May 16, 2019

    Dr. Howard Todd Willson, 84, died peacefully May 8, 2019 at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Born December 3, 1934, in Spring Lake, Florida, he was the son of Edwin C. and Blanche H. (Downs) Willson. The son of a preacher, Howard's early years were shaped by the depression and WWII which saw his father enlist as a Chaplain in the Army. Howard attended the Florida State University, then joined the Air Force as a commissioned officer and became a father as well. After... Full story

  • Larry Lindsey Starbuck

    May 16, 2019

    Born September 22, 1970 Died April 30th, 2019 Larry was adopted by Clifford and Jamie Starbuck in 1974. He began school in Yampa, CO and in 1979 moved to our Wyoming ranch with the family and started school in Ten Sleep, WY. He graduated from Ten Sleep School in May of 1988. Larry enjoyed sports and participated in Little League baseball, football, basketball and track throughout middle school and high school. He played in the school band and participated in the Holiday Bowl Parade with the... Full story

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  • A small but talented group headed to state for Worland track

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|May 16, 2019

    WORLAND - Since taking over WHS track and field in 2016, coach Tracey Wiley is bringing her smallest group of athletes to the 3A State meet but that does not mean they this group will be pushovers. A combined 14 Warriors and Lady Warriors will be competing at state this weekend and will certainly be in the hunt for some medals in their respective events. "It's the smallest group I've ever taken," said Wiley. "I've got a lot of young kids and the West [regional meet] was very tough this year. I... Full story

  • One era coming to a close, another beginning for Ten Sleep track

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|May 16, 2019

    TEN SLEEP - After winning five regional titles last weekend, the Ten Sleep track team heads to the 1A State track and field meet, which begins today in Casper at Kelly Walsh High School. This will also mark the final state track meet for Ten Sleep seniors Kinley Erickson and Kelli Holiday, and really the end of an era for Ten Sleep track. Erickson and Holiday have been crucial in this current run by Ten Sleep track, Holiday has 10 state championship medals to her name. "They've been the... Full story

  • Hear Me Out...Overrated, underrated, properly rated: The Golden State Warriors Edition

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|May 16, 2019

    I know everyone hates the Warriors right now, it's just the cyclical nature of sports. Everyone loves a downtrodden franchise, like Golden State was not long ago, that finds a way to win a championship. But, win too much and everyone starts rooting for their fall. It's weird but it is how we're wired. Naturally, most of the public was pulling for the Rockets to knock the Warriors from their throne. The way that series started it didn't look like it was going to happen, then Houston fought back... Full story

  • MAY 16 Wyoming News Briefs

    May 16, 2019

    State to seek death penalty in Lovell murder case LOVELL (WNE) — The Big Horn County Attorney’s Office will be pursuing the death penalty in a homicide case involving a man from Lovell. In a recent filing with the court, County Attorney Marcia Bean conveyed to the court that her office would pursue the death penalty in the case involving Donald Joe Crouse. Crouse is charged with the first-degree murder of Carol Jean Barnes on Jan. 4, 2018. The last execution carried out in Wyoming was Mark Hopkinson in 1992. Wyoming’s last death row inmat... Full story

  • Man pleads guilty to attempted murder

    Wyoming News Exchange|May 16, 2019

    THERMOPOLIS (WNE) — On Monday in Hot Springs District Court, Hugo A. Luna Aguero entered a guilty plea to an amended felony charge of second-degree attempted murder. The charge is amended from a felony of first-degree attempted murder, and a second felony charge of kidnapping has been dismissed. As part of the plea agreement, a jail sentence of 20-30 years in a Wyoming Department of Corrections facility was proposed. However, Judge Bobbi Overfield noted during the proceedings that the maximum penalty is 20 years to life and Luna could be lookin... Full story

  • Man acquitted in 2018 Sundance murder case

    Sarah Pridgeon, Sundance Times Via Wyoming News Exchange|May 16, 2019

    SUNDANCE — If the woman you loved was thrown to the ground in the midst of an argument, would you step in to end the threat by whatever means necessary? If you cannot definitively say you would have made different decisions to the ones Jessie Johnson made on the night Doug Haar died, then you cannot find him guilty of murder. This was the argument presented in the closing statements of defense attorney Don Fuller, three days after the jury convened to hear the case. In the end, despite what many believed was a clear-cut case for the p... Full story

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