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    May 16, 2024

    Lots of pictures including Ten Sleep's graduation and other local news!...

  • Ready, set, run: Primary election filing begins today

    GRACE WALHUS, Staff Reporter|May 16, 2024

    For federal, state, county and city positions, filing for the Aug. 20 primary election will be open from May 16 to May 31. FEDERAL Incumbent U.S. Senator John Barrasso, who is finishing his third six-year term, has announced that he will be running for re-election and is seeking the Republican nomination In his campaign announcement video released on April 16, Barrasso said he would continue to focus on border control, energy policies and cost of living. Reid Rasner, a wealth manager from Casper, announced early that he will be running against...

  • Personnel highlights Ten Sleep school board meeting

    SEAN MORTIMER, Staff Reporter|May 16, 2024

    Following an executive/closed session during the Washakie County School District No. 2 board of trustees meeting on May 13, the board approved hiring several classified staff as well as extra duty assignments. The following classified staff were approved for the 2024-2025 school year: Galen Beamer, bus driver; Ernie Beckley, bus driver; Halli Caines, paraeducator; Crystal Cooper, paraeducator; Kady Gossens, head cook; Aaron Keyes, maintenance/transportation supervisor; Karen Krahn, custodian; Barb Lee, part time paraeducator; Mitzi Love, full t...

  • Ten Sleep Class of 2024 Celebration

    May 16, 2024

  • USPS pauses restructuring after pressure from Senator Lummis

    May 16, 2024

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy agreed to pause the planned changes to the mail delivery network that would have closed the Cheyenne and Casper Processing and Distribution Centers following repeated calls from U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY). The USPS agreed to temporarily pause the reforms that would have left the Cowboy State without a single Processing and Distribution Center and forced mail being sent from one Wyoming community to another to be sent to Colorado or Montana for s...

  • Lori Dee (Baumhardt) Light

    May 16, 2024

    Lori Dee (Baumhardt) Light passed away at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on May 9, 2024. Lori was born July 6, 1954 in Great Falls, Montana. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, May 24 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Dining Room.... Full story

  • Karla's Kolumn: Getting back to the joy of reading

    Karla Pomeroy|May 16, 2024

    After writing a few weeks ago about my music interests and how diverse they were I began thinking about my interests in other mediums, such as TV and movies and, of course, books. At first, I thought, well I’m pretty much mystery books all the time but at a closer glance I realized I have quite a variety of interests in reading as well. When it comes to fiction, yes, my first love is mysteries. I grew up on the Hardy Boys mysteries (no not Nancy Drew). I could read a book in about a day. I recen...

  • Mental Fitness Minute: Do most people who die by suicide have a mental illness?

    May 16, 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...

  • Nonprofit seeking senior volunteers to help seniors and youth in Washakie County

    SEAN MORTIMER, Staff Reporter|May 16, 2024

    Wyoming Senior Citizens Inc., based out of Riverton, is looking for volunteers for their programs in the Big Horn Basin area. Volunteer opportunities are for people age 55 or older who would like to work with either children or the elderly. Executive Director Herb Wilcox said the private, nonprofit organization was founded in Riverton in 1975 with the goal of aiding senior citizens in maintaining their independence. Wilcox said the company’s mission statement is, “To help seniors remain independent living with dignity for as long as pos...

  • Choices That Matter deemed success in preparing eighth graders

    GRACE WALHUS, Staff Reporter|May 16, 2024

    In a community-wide effort to prepare Worland Middle School eighth grade students for entering high school, the school hosted the annual, Choices That Matter, on May 1. In a previous interview with the Northern Wyoming News, Worland Middle School counselor and Choices That Matter organizer Danielle Warren said the event is an opportunity for students to learn about how their behaviors and actions can have significant impacts on their future. "The point is that students would understand that the...

  • Lady Warriors win 3A West regional

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|May 16, 2024

    For the first time since 2014, the Worland Lady Warriors track and field team brought home the regional championship. Competing at the 3A West regional championship in Mountain View on May 3-4, the Lady Warriors won the 3A West team title scoring 175 points. Second place was Powell with 140 points and third place was Lander with 125 points. "I was happy for the kids. Did they ever show up and perform," said WHS track and field coach Tracey Wiley. "I was super proud of them, boys and girls, they...

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