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June 3, 2021

On this day in history: 1940 – The Battle of Dunkirk ended with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat. 1989 – The government of China sent troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after almost 2 months of...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 3, 2021

Honoring the war dead: General Walrath gets personal

WORLAND - Brigadier General Justin Walrath, Chief of Staff of the Wyoming Air National Guard, personalized Memorial Day to those gathered for services in Worland and in Ten Sleep on Monday. Speaking... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 3, 2021

Father hopes to keep slow caution signs in neighborhood

WORLAND — After discussing a request from a father to keep caution signs up alerting drivers in a two-block area on Charles Avenue about a deaf child, the council forwarded the issue to the city...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    June 3, 2021

Keller named District Teacher of Year

WORLAND – West Side Elementary fifth-grade teacher Vanessa Keller was shocked to learn during the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees meeting that she had been named the both...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 3, 2021

The News Editorial: Simple gesture means a lot

There is the saying that membership has it’s privileges and I am taking advantage of that today. While we do not allow letters of thank you I am taking the time to say thank you to the person who dr... Full story

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    June 3, 2021

West Side paraeducator honored with Bell Ringer award

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees honored their newest Bell Ringer Award winner Loretta Alcaraz during their monthly meeting on Monday, May 24. The Bell Ringer...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 3, 2021

Simple, small device can reduce fire risk for home oxygen users

WORLAND - The recent incident of a Gillette man who reportedly caught himself on fire when he was smoking a cigarette while wearing an oxygen nasal cannula is not uncommon, but the risk can be...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    June 3, 2021

Wyoming first lady tours the Big Horn Basin; makes three stops in Washakie County

WORLAND - Wyoming first lady Jennie Gordon took a tour through the Big Horn Basin as she visited local area entities that have either worked with or supported the Wyoming Hunger Initiative including...

 

Mildred 'Millie' Grieve

Mildred “Millie” Grieve, 86, passed away May 26, 2021, at the Life Care Center of Casper. Memorial services will be 2 p.m., Friday, June 4, at Mortimore Funeral Home in Thermopolis.... Full story

 

Neva Eloise Bentley

Neva Eloise Bentley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, and teacher. She left our world on May 18 at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, where she received... Full story

 
 By David Watson    News    June 3, 2021

Albany County sheriff's officer resigns

LARAMIE — A short, straight-forward news release from the Albany County Sheriff ’s Office early Thursday morning came as a welcome sigh of relief for many members of the Laramie community. Those same people also would say the resignation of... Full story

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    June 3, 2021

Gun rights group sues state officials

CASPER – Wyoming Gun Owners filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan and Attorney General Bridget Hill claiming that Wyoming’s electioneering communications law is unconstitutionally vague under the First... Full story

 
 By Jonathan Gallardo    News    June 3, 2021

Gillette officials excited about nuclear power plant

GILLETTE – Gillette's potential as a site for a new nuclear power plant excites local officials. Wednesday morning, Gov. Mark Gordon announced that a nuclear power plant will be coming to Wyoming. The Natrium Reactor is a collaboration between... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs June 4, 2021

In-custody alcohol arrests show concerning level of overconsumption JACKSON (WNE) – People showing up in police custody for alcohol consumption have been drinking a lot. Jackson Police Chief Michelle Weber told the Teton County Board of Health... Full story

 

Particia Winn

Particia Winn passed away on December 26, 2020, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY. Pat was born on March 19th, 1939. Services were held on Monday, June 7, 2021....

 

Debra Ann Larkins

Debra Ann Larkins "Debbie" Or "Deb" If you thought you were going to call her "Debra" you had another thing coming. "Only my mom can call me that and you as sure as hell aren't my mom." (It was one... Full story

 

Wyoming Briefs, Wednesday, June 9

Yellowstone Memorial Day visits up 50% from 2019 JACKSON — Yellowstone National Park hasn’t yet wrapped up its monthlong May visitation estimates, but the flagship park did publish figures about how many vehicles passed through its entry gates... Full story

 

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