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May 30, 2019

Print subscribers: Inserts in this week's publication include Blair's, Reese&Ray's and Bomgaars. We have extra copies of our special commemorative graduation edition. Come see us at 201 N. 8th in Worland....

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    May 30, 2019

HSCHS track looking to big things next season

THERMOPOLIS - The Wyoming track and field season came to an end with the state meet on May 18 in Casper, and while it took a few weeks to get to full strength the Hot Springs County High School... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 30, 2019

Public invited to participate in webinar on Shopko closure

WORLAND — The public is invited to view and participate in a webinar that will provide insight and recommendations to Wyoming communities in the wake of 13 Shopko stores closing across the state, i... Full story

 By Tracie Mitchell    News    May 30, 2019

Residents frustrated after gas field discharge informational meeting

THERMOPOLIS – Well over 100 concerned citizens attended the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) meeting about the proposed Moneta Divide Gas Field discharge permit Tuesday, May 21, in the Hot Springs County High School auditorium, w...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 30, 2019

Jay Richard honored with Bell Ringer award

WORLAND - Pumpkin grower and set designer Jay Richard was honored by the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees with their annual Bell Ringer Award. Chairman Don Bryant, in presenting...

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    May 30, 2019

Carver signs LOI to golf for Cottey College

WORLAND - Recently graduated Worland High School senior Rachael Carver signed her letter of intent on May 28 to continue her education and golf for Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. Golf was not at... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    May 30, 2019

Hear Me Out...Recapping the 2018-19 high school sports season

I haven't recapped the high school athletic season for a column yet, which is a huge oversight on my part. Having an annual guaranteed column idea is immensely valuable, of course, going over the year... Full story



There was much to be thankful for on Monday, including that the American Legion Floyd Minch Post 44 moved the annual Memorial Day Ceremonies inside the Post due to the rain and the saturated ground at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. During the...


US 20 through Wind River Canyon one lane traffic

UPDATE: US20: Rockslide, Travel lane blocked between Shoshoni and Thermopolis from milepost 112.9 to 113.1, Traffic control on scene will be alternating traffic through one lane. US20/WY789 remains... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    May 30, 2019

First Worland fashion show this Friday

WORLAND – Worland’s first fashion show will be at Pioneer Square Friday night at 6:30 p.m., weather permitting. The show is a fundraiser for the Worland Blue Jays baseball team to raise expenses for traveling and other necessities. The Worland Blu... Full story



Dog attack puts Gillette boy in ICU GILLETTE (WNE) — A 9-year-old Gillette boy is still in the hospital after being attacked by a dog just a few hours into his summer vacation. Riley Schlidt, 9, was attacked by a pit bull-Rottweiler mix May 24 after... Full story

 By Clair McFarland    News    May 30, 2019

Democrats vow more action in Fremont Co. voting

By Clair McFarland Riverton Ranger Via Wyoming New Exchange RIVERTON — The Wyoming Democratic Party has announced will seek further action on 2018 voting incidents that the Fremont County Attorney’s Office determined to be legal. State chairman Joe... Full story

 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    May 30, 2019

Effort to prevent beaver trapping backfires

JACKSON — Lisa Robertson says she was just curious what would happen two years ago when she put in applications to become the sole person permitted to run beaver trap lines in a few creek drainages near Jackson. Being the founder of an o... Full story

 By LEW FREEDMAN    News    May 30, 2019

Federal government appeals grizzly ruling

CODY — Federal government attorneys filed an appeal to overturn a portion of last fall’s court ruling that sent the Yellowstone grizzly bear back under Endangered Species Act protection. Meeting a deadline just prior to the Memorial Day weekend, pap... Full story


Driver in fatal crash had high BAC

RIVERTON (WNE) — A second teenager was involved in the single-vehicle rollover that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old Ethete girl this month. Officials said the 18-year-old was air lifted to a hospital in Salt Lake City after the crash. Her c... Full story


MAY 31 Wyoming News Briefs

Sheridan Co. flash flood watch prompts emergency declaration SHERIDAN (WNE) — An emergency declaration was issued Thursday afternoon by the Sheridan County Commissioners in response to the flash flood watch from the National Weather Service in B... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    May 30, 2019

Football player's sexual assault trial set for July

LARAMIE — The vast majority of all criminal cases in Albany County end in plea agreements, but Carl Granderson’s attorney has indicated in court documents that the former University of Wyoming football star is “proceeding to trial” in the sexual assa...

 By Ellen Fike    News    May 30, 2019

Cheyenne student named Wyoming winner of "Doodle for Google"

CHEYENNE – It was earlier this month when Heather Osterman received the good news from Google. Her daughter, Amelia Osterman, had been chosen as the Wyoming winner of the Doodle for Google contest. F... Full story


Hot City Outdoor Alliance Outdoor Day on June 8

THERMOPOLIS — The first, in what hopes to be an annual tradition, Hot City Outdoor Alliance Outdoor Day is set to take place on Saturday, June 8 at Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Outdoor Day was organized to help t... Full story

 By Ramsey Scott    News    May 30, 2019

Cheyenne mayor, Gordon dispute confrontation

CHEYENNE — The mayor of Cheyenne and the governor of Wyoming engaged in a public dispute Monday over what happened Friday during a contentious meeting about a potential Taiwanese state visit. In a news release sent from her office Monday morning, M... Full story


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