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    Worland's graduation, State Champion runners and much more!...

  • Memorial Day ceremonies Monday

    GRACE WALHUS, Staff Reporter|May 23, 2024

    This Monday, May 27, Worland’s American Legion Floyd Minch Post 44 will be hosting its annual Memorial Day celebrations and services. The ceremony will begin at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 11 a.m. According to Legionnaire Don Hall, Washakie County Commissioner Terry Wolf will be giving welcoming remarks, and an invitational speech will be delivered by Post 44 Chaplin Frank Ley. The poem, “In Flanders Field” written by John McCrae will be read aloud by Joley Reid, and the reply will be read by her sibling Grady Reid. The main keyno...

  • Naloxone available for public request

    GRACE WALHUS, Staff Reporter|May 23, 2024

    During the Washakie County commissioner meeting on Tuesday, May 21, public health nursing manager Amanda Heinemeyer told the commissioners about a grant that the Department of Health received, which will allow for doses of naloxone to be requested by members of the public. Naloxone is an opioid-overdose antidote often carried by first responders and caregivers for people with heroin addiction. It is often called Narcan, which is the brand name device that delivers naloxone. “Anybody can come in and request [naloxone], and we can give it to them...

  • Richard and Helen Schoeler

    May 23, 2024

    A Celebration of Life for Richard and Helen Schoeler has been set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, at Zion Church in Worland. Richard was born on Oct. 17, 1926, and passed away Dec. 5, 2023. Helen was born on April 2, 1929, and passed away Oct. 19, 2022.... Full story

  • The News Editorial: Now is the time to serve

    Karla Pomeroy|May 23, 2024

    Want to serve your community and have time to devote to the City of Worland or Washakie County? Now is the time to step up and throw your proverbial hat into the ring and run for city council, county commissioner or mayor. You can even run for a state legislative seat or U.S. congressional seat. There are plenty of opportunities to serve and filing continues for one more week, ending at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31. There is already a race for Republican nominations for the lone county commission...

  • Mental Health Minute: How do you help someone who has an alcohol or drug addiction?

    May 23, 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 Center 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...

  • Damaging Winds

    May 23, 2024

  • Funding EMS in the Big Horn Basin

    GRACE WALHUS, Staff Reporter|May 23, 2024

    With Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and ambulance programs not being required to operate and be funded within the State of Wyoming, programs around the state are finding various ways to maintain operation and serve their communities. The issue ultimately stems from EMS not being considered an essential service by the state, unlike police and fire departments. On Jan. 22 during an AARP Wyoming webinar regarding EMS, the governor’s senior health and human services advisor, Jennifer Davis, said, “I think we’ve all just come to expect that somew...

  • Job Shadow

    May 23, 2024

  • Worland High School Class of 2024

    May 23, 2024

  • Swalstad defends 3200-meter title and wins 1600-meter

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|May 23, 2024

    Lady Warriors finish runners-up at 3A State meet Worland distance runner Trajn Swalstad successfully defended his 3200-meter championship and added the 1600-meter title, too, during last week's 3A State meet in Casper on May 16-18. Swalstad won the 3200-meter run by a good margin, crossing the finish line at 9:47.43. "I won it last year, so I went in thinking, 'Why would I let anyone beat me this year.' I have to go out there to keep my name what it is," said Swalstad about his mindset going...

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  • Defaced cattle case moves up to District Court

    Sarah Pridgeon, Sundance Times Via Wyoming News Exchange|May 23, 2024

    SUNDANCE — The case of the defaced herd is moving up to District Court following a preliminary hearing last week, at which the prosecution argued that restoring the cows to their previous condition cost the alleged victim thousands of dollars. Two ranchers are accused of using bleach to paint markings, including drawings of penises, on a total of 189 cows and six bulls belonging to their neighbor. Father-son duo Patrick Sean and Tucker Carroll claimed their actions were intended to bring their neighbor’s attention to the problem of broken fen...

  • Hacker's Brief

    May 23, 2024

    The Geek Squad scam is making the rounds again: A Wyoming citizen reported that he received multiple invoices from The Geek Squad for hundreds of dollars…despite never having had an account with them. CyberWyoming note: Even if you have an account with The Geek Squad, either call or access your account through their portal after looking up the address in a web search. Never click on an attached invoice or click a link from an email. Memorial Day Scams: As we spend the weekend commemorating all those who lost their lives serving our country, r... Full story