Articles from the May 25, 2023 edition

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May 25, 2023

Congratulations the Worland High School Class of 2023!...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    May 25, 2023

Worland school board recognizes staff and students

There was no shortage of award-winners or recognitions at the May 22 meeting of the Washakie County School District No. 1 board of trustees. The meeting began by recognizing Paul Ramos as the recipient of the Bell Ringer Award. This award is given...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    May 25, 2023

Thermopolis school board renews focus with policy revision

Discussion of policy regarding public comment was a prominent feature of the lengthy Hot Springs County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees meeting on May 18. During the segment on policy revision, board Trustee Clay Van Antwerp suggested a...


Lillian L. Neumann

Longtime Worland resident, Lillian L. Neumann, passed away on May 19, 2023, at the Hildebrand Care Center in Canon City, CO. She was born December 3, 1926, in Powell, WY to Alex Steber and Katherine... Full story


Mildred Kathleen "Kathy" Kunz

Mildred Kathleen Kunz was reunited with her husband and infant son, Dougie and brothers when she passed away on May 21, 2023, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. Kathy was born in Soda... Full story


Barbara Ann Webber

Barbara Ann Webber, 90, died May 19, 2023. She was born May 31, 1932 in Gebo, Wyoming. A Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held next week.... Full story


Edas Owen Overholser

Edas Owen Overholer, 58, passed away at his home in Worland on May 22, 2023. Edas was born in Everett, Washington, on March 12, 1965. Cremation has taken place and private family services will take place in Washington State at a later... Full story


Harold Leonard McDonald, Hildegard (Reiner) McDonald

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at Riverview Memorial Gardens cemetery for Harold Leonard McDonald who passed away on Sept. 17, 2018, and Hildegard (Reiner) McDonald who passed away Dec. 22, 2018. Harold was born on... Full story


Donald Henry 'Bud' Eckhardt

Donald Henry Eckhardt, affectionately known as “Bud”, passed away on February 3, 2023, at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland. Bud was born in Worland on Nov. 5, 1934. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Riverview Mem... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 25, 2023

Consider the famous people who live right here

“Famous Friends” is a popular country song from Chris Young and Kane Brown, written by Young, along with Cary Barlowe and Corey Crowder. In the song they talk about their famous friends, not in the...

 By WENDY WIECKI    Opinion    May 25, 2023

Deaths involving meth use on the rise

According to an article in U.S. News and World Report, deaths involving methamphetamine are “skyrocketing.” The article states that deaths from methamphetamine among Americans increased “50-fold” between 1999 and 2021. Most of the deaths also in...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    May 25, 2023

Carnival coming to town this weekend

It is spring training for carnival companies and that has proven to be a benefit to the Worland community. Dreamland Carnival Company of Laurel, Montana, traditionally does shows in Montana, going...




 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    May 25, 2023

Worland CTE students exchange signs for SkillsUSA funds

A partnership between Brian Aagard's SkillsUSA team and Bryan Barthelmess of McGarvin-Moberly has resulted in mutual benefit; McGarvin-Moberly has received two brand new signs, and Aagard's team will...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    May 25, 2023

Washakie County Memorial Day Ceremonies

American Legion Post 44 will begin Memorial Day weekend on Saturday by placing flags on the graves of all veterans buried at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Worland. Ceremonies will continue in Worland on Monday for Memorial Day, with...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    May 25, 2023

Warrior defense powers them to five-peat

It was supposed to be a down year for Warrior Soccer, but the season ended with the Warriors winning their fifth straight 3A State soccer championship in Green River on May 20. "They've been resilient...


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Neighbors have LDS temple concerns

CODY - "First and foremost, it's not personal or against all the LDS faithful whatsoever," Terry Skinner said in discussing his opposition to the construction of a Mormon Temple in Cody. "It's really... Full story


Park County school district approves new set of school book policies

POWELL - After several months of collaboration, including the forming of a special committee, the Park County School District 1 school board unanimously passed the new book selection and adoption poli... Full story


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