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  • May 23, 2019

    May 23, 2019

    Online subscribers have access to Blair's inserts, Bomgaars inserts and the special WHS graduation section. Print subscribers can find the following inserts in this week's issue - 2019 WHS special commemorative graduation section; Blair's, Reese&Ray's IGA, Bomgaars and Sutherland's...

  • Ten Sleep couple expecting quintuplets

    Tracie Mitchell, Staff Writer|May 23, 2019

    TEN SLEEP – For most couples, learning that they are pregnant, is an exciting event. Ten Sleep residents Levi and Savanah Collins received five times the excitement recently when they learned that Savanah was pregnant with quintuplets. Savanah, who is just a little over 13 weeks pregnant, learned during an ultrasound that she was pregnant with more than one baby. "Had a regular ultrasound, just a regular check-up and they said that this isn't what it should look like. It was the nurse that s... Full story

  • Following a family tradition: WHS 2019 graduate heads to West Point

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|May 23, 2019

    WORLAND - With military service in his blood, a Worland High School 2019 graduate is following the family tradition and headed to the United States Military Academy at West Point next month. During the Worland High School Class of 2019 Awards Night May 14, Andy Deniz officially received his certificate of appointment to West Point Military Academy from Lt. Col. Mark Johnson, becoming just the second WHS graduate to be appointed to West Point. Deniz said joining the military is in his blood. "My...

  • City approves budget on first reading

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|May 23, 2019

    WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved the 2019-2020 budget on first reading with one council member absent and another voting against the budget. Keith Gentzler was absent and Kreg Lombard, after Clerk/Treasurer Tracy Glanz presented the budget on first reading, voted against it without comment. Glanz said a total general fund budget of $5,897,115 has been prepared. In an interview last week, Glanz said the 1% to 3% merit raises for employees has been included in the budget. The general f...

  • Memorial Day services Monday

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|May 23, 2019

    WORLAND — The principle Wyoming National Guard assistant to the Adjutant General of Wyoming, Col. E. Steven Alkire, will be the keynote speaker at Monday’s Memorial Day services. The American Legion Post 44 organizes services in Worland and Ten Sleep each year. This year’s services in Worland at the Riverview Memorial Cemetery will begin at 11 a.m. Services in Ten Sleep at the cemetery will begin at 2 p.m. ALKIRE According to his biography, Alkire “leads the joint staff as it supports the sta...

  • Karla's Kolumn: Much to celebrate

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|May 23, 2019

    The school year draws to a close this week and there's been much celebration in Worland the past week with graduation, two-time state boys soccer champions and Kait Wassum winning two track titles. Ten Sleep also had much to celebrate with graduation and Kelli Holiday finishing her career with 14 championship medals in track. Whether an athlete, artist, musician, academician, I offer a few more final tips to our graduates. First, it is OK to make mistakes. No, really it is. I have made a few in... Full story

  • Ten Sleep presents end-of-year FFA awards

    Tracie Mitchell, Staff Writer|May 23, 2019

    TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep FFA students received awards for a year well done, during their annual Ten Sleep FFA awards banquet on Monday, May 6. The teams that competed at state FFA; high school and middle school livestock and meats, vet science, ag mechanics, job interview, agriscience and public speaking were recognized. Ten Sleep School FFA advisor Michelle Arnett stated that she felt that each team had a great year. Anna Watson, Kinley Anderson and Josie Decker received gold in agriscience and have the chance to represent Ten Sleep in the n... Full story

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  • Lady Pioneers finish second at state

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|May 23, 2019

    TEN SLEEP - For the second consecutive season, the Ten Sleep Lady Pioneers finished second as a team at the 1A State track and field meet in Casper on May 16-18. It was a terrific sendoff for Ten Sleep seniors Kinley Erickson and Kelli Holiday, the latter of which ends her career with 14 state championship medals. Holiday's 14 state championship medals ranks her second All-Time among Wyoming's most decorated female athletes. Mountain View's Amber Henry is Wyoming's most decorated female athlete... Full story

  • Lady Warriors have a bright future ahead

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|May 23, 2019

    WORLAND - Going 1-2 at the 3A State girls soccer tournament, on May 16-18 at Jackson Hole High School, was not how the Worland Lady Warriors were expecting to end their season but sometimes soccer gods are unforgiving. The Lady Warriors got the state tournament started off with a 1-0 win over Douglas in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals they faced the two-time, and eventually three-time, defending state champion Cody Fillies. Worland gave Cody their toughest match of the entire tournament... Full story

  • Shirley Jean Snyder

    May 23, 2019

    Shirley Jean Snyder, 77, of Greybull, passed away May 17. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 24, at Mortimore Funeral Home in Thermopolis.... Full story

  • Barton Cash Varney

    May 23, 2019

    Barton Cash Varney, 67, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on May 4, 2019, in Gilbert, Arizona. He was born March 3, 1952, in Worland, Wyoming. Services were held May 13, 2019, at Mountain View Funeral Home & Cemetery in Mesa, Arizona....

  • Charles Gonzales

    May 23, 2019

    Charles Gonzales, 87-year-old Worland resident, passed away on May 18, 2019, in Laramie, Wyoming. Charles was born on July 18, 1931 in Torrington, Wyoming. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2019 at Mount Calvary Assembly of God Church....

  • John Allen Lamb

    May 23, 2019

    John Allen Lamb passed away with his family at his side on May 17, 2019 in Worland. John was lover of animals, a professor of hard work, and had quite the encyclopedia of mechanics language. He loved his family unconditionally. He showed grace to all with no hesitation. John started his life in Sheridan, Wyoming on December 10, 1953. His family then moved to Gillette, and Casper during his childhood. He ended up in Worland during late grade school where he lived until his passing. John managed...

  • Eileen Walton

    May 23, 2019

    Eileen Walton, age 81, of Rush City, left this earth to be with her Heavenly Father on Friday, May 17, 2019. Eileen Elizabeth Weber was born May 11, 1938 to Louis and Emma (Lehman) Weber in Worland, Wyoming. Eileen graduated from high school in Worland, Wyoming and attended Northwest Institute of Medical Laboratory and X-ray Technique in Minneapolis to become a lab technician. She worked at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Cambridge in 1976 and also as a dental assistant for Dr. William Kieper in...

  • James Neil Wetherbee

    May 23, 2019

    James Neil Wetherbee, 63, of Worland, Wyoming died on May 14, 2019, with the love of his life by his side holding his hand until the very last breath was taken. Jim fought a very long, but short courageous battle of colon cancer. He was born on February 21, 1956 to Neil and Madelon (Ryan) Wetherbee in Cody, Wyoming. Jim graduated from Cheyenne Central High School in 1974. Jim later became a telephone construction lineman and worked for U.S. West from 1974-1996 and RT Communications from...

  • Mark James Orchard

    May 23, 2019

    Mark James Orchard, age 55, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, at the Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg. He was born July 13, 1963, in Casper, Wyoming to Robert W. Orchard and Mary L. (Hurst) Orchard. He grew up a true cowboy with his brothers and sisters on the Orchard Ranch in Wyoming-a land that he spoke often of and loved dearly. He graduated from Worland High School, then went on to earn degrees from the University of Wyoming and Brigham Young University, as well as a Master's in...

  • Annette Renee Arey

    May 23, 2019

    Memorial services for Annette Renee Arey, 39, will be Tuesday, May 28, 11:00 AM at Mortimore Funeral Home, Thermopolis, WY. The Reverend Joe Galligan of Holy Trinity Church will officiate. Miss Arey died suddenly May 20, 2019 as the result of an auto accident. Born October 16, 1979 in Grass Valley, California, she is the daughter of Ray and Jocelyne (Bonnand) Arey. She grew up in Grass Valley on five acres raising animals for 4-H. Showing her animals, rabbits, swine or steer at Fair were always... Full story

  • MAY 23 Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange|May 23, 2019

    Production water spill has ‘minimal’ impact LARAMIE (WNE) — A spill that occurred earlier this month near Woods Landing was actually water used in oil and gas production, not municipal wastewater, or reclaimed water, according to the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality. The spill occurred after a semitrailer carrying the water crashed on the afternoon of May 1 about three miles south of Woods Landing on Wyoming Highway 230. Its cargo was production water, a byproduct of extracting oil or gas from the earth. Keith Guille, public infor...

  • Fremont clerk defends staff actions

    The Riverton Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange|May 23, 2019

    RIVERTON — Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese has responded to the Wyoming Democratic Party’s recent request that her office submit to an investigation by the county attorney in regard to two incidents from the 2018 election season. A statement by Freese states that, prior to general election day 2018, she became aware that the local Democratic Committee chairman had concerns regarding voter registration identification requirements. She said she met with the chairman to discuss these concerns. Certain Democratic Party representatives had rep... Full story

  • Deep snow delays U.S. 14A spring opening; high-mountain road may open later today

    May 23, 2019

    The annual spring opening of U.S. 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell will occur prior to Memorial Day weekend this year, but heavy snow Wednesday night has delayed the opening until at least late this afternoon. The opening of U.S. 14A is dependent upon favorable weather. "We will not make the noon opening target," said Wyoming Department of Transportation area maintenance supervisor Rich Hall of Sheridan. "We have a rotary blower opening a path through the recent deep snow. Right now, we're shooting for a 3 p.m. opener." For current road... Full story

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