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May 18 2023

Congratulations to the Ten Sleep graduates!...


Ten Sleep student overcomes adversity to graduate from UW

So many times in Kinley Erickson's young life, she doubted that she could ever finish school - not due to poor grades, but because of what life has thrown the Ten Sleep student's way the last few...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    May 18, 2023

Worland graduation events set

Worland High School seniors will don their caps and gowns and walk down the track this Sunday as they celebrate their graduation ceremony at Warrior Stadium. WHS Principal Wade Sanford said, “This class has been strong academically and they have h...


Danny "Dan" Thomas August

Danny "Dan" Thomas August, 71, passed away unexpectedly at the Billings Clinic on May 14, 2023. "Big Dan" was born in Walsenburg, Colorado on November 2, 1952 to John William and Agnes June... Full story


Mark Chester Nielson

Mark Chester Nielson, 76, passed away at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on May 14, 2023. He was born in Worland, Wyoming on Feb. 26, 1947. A private family graveside was held Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Riverview Memorial Gardens... Full story


Rene Richard Garcia Jr.

Rene Richard Garcia, 51, passed away on May 13, 2023 in Worland, Wyoming. He was born in San Jose California on June 22, 1971. A funeral service will be held 2:30 PM, Friday May 19, 2023 at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 18, 2023

Don't become a warning label

So you’re graduating, now what? If you are graduating high school or college and headed right into the workplace there are a few things you need to realize. The biggest thing is that you no longer get...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    May 18, 2023

Communication boards installed at Worland schools

With the theme of this year's Better Hearing and Speech Month being "Building a Strong Foundation," Washakie County School District No. 1 Speech Language Pathologist Sally Hamer is doing exactly that...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    May 18, 2023

Choices That Matter Day updated for this year's eighth graders

"The Choices That Matter Day was filled with thrilling experiences. It showed us what is good and bad in life, and to pursue your dreams in life," one Worland Middle School eighth grader wrote after...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    May 18, 2023

Lady Warriors finish runners-up at 3A West

Making the most of hosting the 3A West regional track and field meet on May 12-13, the Worland Lady Warriors scored 160 points to finish as the 3A West runners-up. "I'm really proud of them. They...


Womack estate


 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    May 18, 2023

Cheyenne gym patron tackles man in attempted robbery

CHEYENNE - A Gold's Gym patron tackled and subdued a local man Friday before he was arrested for allegedly trying to steal a vehicle and rob the establishment. Brandon B. Creel, 37, of 505 Williams... Full story


Rockfall changes world-famous Teton skyline forever

A 'big chunk of the mountain' fell off last fall, altering the profile of the Grand's East Ridge so drastically that people can see the difference from the valley floor. A giant rockfall has forever... Full story

 By Aedan Hannon    Wyoming    May 18, 2023

Sweetwater County school district questions suit's legitimacy

Parents challenge policy on student names, pronouns CASPER - Lawyers for Sweetwater County School District No. 1 issued a blistering response on Monday to a lawsuit filed by two parents over the... Full story

 By Stephen Dow    Wyoming    May 18, 2023

Citizens still hold key to solving 60-year-old murder

CODY - "Maybe a lot of people don't know that most cases are solved by the average citizen," Cody Police Chief Al Vanderpool said in a Nov. 1, 1962, Cody Enterprise article. "That is, by something... Full story


Weekly Cyber Security Brief - May 19

: A Laramie citizen received an email, supposedly from their own company, with three attached documents. The citizen knew their company had not sent any documents and was suspicious since the “from” email address was incomplete. It is likely tha... Full story

 By Billy Arnold    Wyoming    May 18, 2023

Prosecutors agree to release man detained after Yellowstone death

JACKSON — Michael Wayne McCollum will be released from a Montana jail where he was held on Yellowstone National Park’s behalf — even though federal prosecutors initially labeled him a flight risk... Full story

 By Carol Ryczek    Wyoming    May 18, 2023

Interstate 80 crash sends 63 animals to local shelter

Exotic creatures find care in Laramie LARAMIE - The Laramie Animal Shelter has become something of an ark. The shelter unexpectedly found itself caring for 63 exotic pets following a rollover... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs May 19, 2023

Cheyenne population estimates show shift of residents from city to county CHEYENNE (WNE) - Although Wyoming's largest city lost population between 2021 and 2022, rural Laramie County gained nearly as... Full story


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