Articles from the June 15, 2023 edition

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June 15, 2023

We hope you like the rain....

 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 15, 2023

Neighbors oppose rezoning at 1019 Coburn Avenue

The City of Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission met on Monday, June 12, to discuss a zone change at 1019 Coburn Avenue from a central business to medium high density residential district. David Kissner, the owner of the property,...


Martha Annette Bingham

Martha Annette Bingham, born to the late Knute and Emma Olsen on October 17, 1941, passed away on June 7th after experiencing a stroke at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her siblings Bill... Full story


Delayne Michele Renner

Delayne Michele Renner passed away due to a tragic car accident on June 1, 2023. Delayne was born in Riverton, Wyoming on July 27,1982. She was the beloved daughter of Michele Mathern and husband,... Full story


Deborah Ann Goncalves

Deborah Ann Goncalves, 66, passed away peacefully at her home on June 6, 2023. Deb was born October 28, 1956 in Merced, California to J.D. and Geraldine (Sneed) Dixon. She received her education in Ca... Full story


J.R. (Julio) Rodriguez

J.R. (Julio) Rodriguez passed away on January 16, 2023 at Salt Lake Medical Center. He was 82 years old and was born in Worland, Wyoming, June 19, 1940. A graveside service will be held Saturday,... Full story


Quintal Albert Arnold

Quintal Albert Arnold, 38-year-old Worland resident passed away June 13, 2023, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 23 at the Church of Jesus Christ of... Full story


Romantic destinations and simulated lives

My latest obsession is a podcast called Strange and Unexplained with Daisy Eagan. She covers a lot of strange and mysterious, sometimes true, sometimes not-so-true stories. One podcast episode she discussed a simulation theory that she found on...


July Fourth Pony Express event grows worldwide

The Ten Sleep/Hyattville Lions Club will once again offer an opportunity to mail a letter by Pony Express. For something like 30 years, nobody knows for sure, the Lions Club has organized this...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 15, 2023

Culturefest about music, food and fun

The 22nd annual Culturefest kicks off at 9 a.m. in the back lawn of the Worland Community Center Complex this Saturday. The annual festival originally started downtown and was moved in 2010 to the...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 15, 2023

Commissioners mull salaries during budget work session

Washakie County held their first budget work session for the 2023-24 fiscal year on June 6. County Clerk Lily Rakness Parra reported that the discussion centered around employee salaries. During their May 16 meeting, the commission heard from Sheriff...


BLM 'conservation rule' divides Wyoming public land users

The rule is a recognition of mounting pressures from the effects of climate change, supporters say, while others say it’s a threat to Wyoming’s way of life By Dustin Bleizeffer The U.S. Bureau of Land Management proposes to change how... Full story


Few cars but plenty of crashes in demolition derby

Few cars but plenty of crashes in demolition derby By KARLA POMEROY Editor Due to inflation and the economy, Stars and Pipes saw a small number of vehicles entered in the annual Washakie County Stars...


Cybersecurity Briefing June 18

Text messages with Hi! A Laramie citizen received one of these text messages that start out with “Hi” from an unknown number. If you answer, they will attempt to suck you into their scam. Just don’t answer. If it’s from someone you know, chances... Full story


Wyoming Briefs June 16, 2023

Barrasso praises House for passing Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act CHEYENNE (WNE) - U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources,... Full story


Lovell school board approves competitive video gaming

LOVELL — In a 5-1 vote, the school board of Big Horn County School District No. 2 approved the creation of Esports, or competitive video gaming, for the next school year during its June 12 regular meeting. With Rebecca Moncur absent and Marianne Gran... Full story

 By Rana Jones    Wyoming    June 15, 2023

Man driving across country for veterans

KEMMERER - Cpt. Scott Montefusco is driving down the road in a restored 1952 Korean War Willys Jeep, with a picture of Horatio Nelson Jackson - the first person to travel across the United States in... Full story

 By Madelyn Beck    Wyoming    June 15, 2023

Surgical abortions likely to remain legal until April 2024 trial

Jackson judge will decide next week whether to also halt a medication abortion ban. The lawsuit over Wyoming’s abortion bans is scheduled for trial on April 15, 2024. Unless the trial is avoided or delayed, surgical abortions in the state are e... Full story

 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    June 15, 2023

Wyoming advocates applaud Supreme Court's decision to uphold ICWA

CHEYENNE — Wyoming advocates pushing to preserve the Indian Child Welfare Act celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court decision issued Thursday. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivered the majority opinion that rejected all constitutional c... Full story


No Mail Delivery for the Juneteenth Holiday

Postal Service is Closed on Monday, June 19 Wyoming – Postal Service retail locations will be closed, and there will be no regular mail delivery except for holiday premium Priority Mail Express on Monday, June 19 in observance of the Juneteenth h... Full story

 By Marit Gookin    Wyoming    June 15, 2023

Lander proclaims stance against discrimination

LANDER — By Oakley Boycott’s count, 145 people showed up at this past Tuesday’s city council meeting in Lander. People crowded into the room until they couldn’t anymore; so many were in attendance that even with people sitting on the floor and sta... Full story


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