Articles from the June 17, 2021 edition

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June 17, 2021

On this date in: 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York. Hundreds of thousands of spectators welcomed the emblematic statue, which was a gift to the United States from the people of France and has become one of the country's most...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 17, 2021

54 years MIA, Worland veteran's remains coming home

WORLAND – It has been over 50 years since Worland native and Vietnam veteran Alva R. Krogman, better known as Ray, disappeared over Laos, and in about a month, he will return to Worland for his f...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021

Fire near Ten Sleep grows quickly Tuesday

TEN SLEEP - The Brokenback Creek Fire that started out as a half-acre fire quickly blew up to 1,300 acres in about five hours on Tuesday. Ten Sleep Fire Department was dispatched at 11:19 to the...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 17, 2021

Commissioners plead for public cooperation with bridge

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners discussed a matter regarding the Cottonwood Creek Bridge during their regularly scheduled meeting, discussed the Washakie County Library and received o...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021

Council listens to two concerns and a park picnic request

WORLAND — The Worland City Council heard from three citizens on three different issues at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Two of the citizens had concerns to bring forward to the council. Chr...


Karla's Kolumn: Responsibilities of being a dog owner

My dogs hate this time of year. They love to go for rides and often run to the store with me on weekends. But when temperatures are already 60 degrees at breakfast I know it is too hot for them to sit in a car unless the air conditioning is going ful... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021

Keepsakes need to be removed from grass at city cemetery

WORLAND - The City of Worland is asking the public to help pick up items in the cemetery that are not secured in order for city crews to more efficiently and effectively maintain the cemetery...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021

Work begins on 9-11 20th anniversary program

WORLAND — Spearheaded by retired firefighter Mike St Clair, a committee began working last week on a program for the 20th anniversary of 9-11. On September 11, 2001, four commercial airplanes were h...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021

New events added to WC Fair schedule

WORLAND — The Washakie County Fair Board finalized the 2021 fair schedule with a few community events added to this year’s schedule. This year’s fair, July 24-31, includes the usual lineup of 4-H a...

 By Avery Howe    News    June 17, 2021

Doyle and Warner to help with 4-H program this summer

WORLAND – There are two extra helpers at the University of Wyoming Extension Office this summer. AmeriCorps volunteer Landen Doyle and intern Dani Warner will be helping with 4-H activities, with t...

 By Avery Howe    News    June 17, 2021

Culturefest celebration this Saturday at community center

WORLAND – Culturefest will be held in the back field of the Worland Community Center Complex June 19 from 9am-5pm. After a year off due to COVID, organizer Sheryl Ley, WCCC marketing director, anticipates that the community will be ready for e...


Wanda McCoy

Mass of the Resurrection for Wanda McCoy, 96, will be held Thursday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Thermopolis. Mrs. McCoy died June 9, 2021 in Riverton, Wyoming.... Full story


Aurora Garcia Martinez

Aurora (Garcia) Martinez, 90, passed away peacefully at her home in Worland on June 12, 2021. Aurora was born on July 22, 1930, in Santa Rita, Texas. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, June 18, 2021, at Monte Calvario Spanish Assembly of God... Full story


Kathleen Coila Bower (Roberts)

Kathleen “Katie” Coila Bower (Roberts) passed peacefully at her daughter’s home in Texas on January 20, 2021, at the age of 95. Katie was born in Van Tassell, Wyoming on October 19, 1925. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021... Full story


Dusty Franklin Whitehead

Dusty Franklin Whitehead, 65, passed away peacefully at his home in Worland on April 14, 2020. Dusty was born on June 24, 1954 in Lamar, Colorado. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021, at Riverview Memorial Gardens... Full story


Richard I. Salberg

Richard I. Salberg, 78, of Basin, Wyoming passed away on June 11, 2021 at The Wyoming Retirement Center. He was born on April 19, 2021 in Rapid City, South Dakota to Richard I. Salberg Sr. and Marjorie (Stucker) Salberg. Richard was married to Cheri... Full story


Eden Rose Lockard

Eden Rose Lockard was born on Monday, June 7, 2021, at 7:31 am to parents Tyler and Molly (Franzen) Lockard at the Cody Regional Health Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Eden’s family was blessed with just over 7 h... Full story


Patricia Winn

Patricia Winn passed away on December 26, 2020, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY. Pat was born on March 19th, 1939 in Dodson, MT to Tom and Mary Cotter. She had an older brother (Kelly) and... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    June 17, 2021

Venable named Gatorade Player of the Year

WORLAND - The awards keep coming for the Worland Warriors soccer program. Last week, Warrior Cole Venable was named the Wyoming Gatorade boys soccer player of the year. The Gatorade Player of the Year...


Governor Gordon Responds to Federal Recognition of Juneteenth Holiday

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Today, President Biden signed a law creating a federal holiday recognizing Juneteenth. Governor Gordon has also signed a proclamation recognizing the significance of the day, which commemorates the end of slavery, while e... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs Friday, June 18

DA confident she will be exonerated CHEYENNE (WNE) — Following a call by the Wyoming State Bar for a disciplinary hearing addressing what it called her “incompetence and lack of professionalism,” Laramie County District Attorney Leigh Anne Manlo... Full story


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