Articles from the June 3, 2021 edition
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
Grassroots and global players: The crowded campaign to oust Cheney
In a Cheyenne strip-mall banquet hall, Scott Presler — a nationally recognized conservative activist and Donald Trump loyalist best known for organizing post-protest community cleanups in liberal cities — whipped up the crowd. It was April 24,... Full story
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....
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