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June 24, 2021

On this day in: 1509 - Henry VIII was crowned King of England. 1922 - The American Professional Football Association took the name of The National Football League....

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 24, 2021

Search begins Tuesday for next county assessor

WORLAND – Following the resignation of Washakie County Assessor Kathy Treanor, effective July 6, the Washakie County Republican Party is set to host a special assembly meeting to interview...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 24, 2021

County receives no comments on subdivision changes

WORLAND — The Washakie County Commissioners held a public hearing on Tuesday, June 15, to consider the proposed changes recommended by the Washakie County Planning and Zoning Commission on...

 By Avery Howe    Opinion    June 24, 2021

Staff Views: Wearing Out Wyoming: Yellowstone tourism, economy and environment

As the least-populated state, we are always hyperaware when suddenly the highways are busy and the hotels are full. Tourist season is generally met with a wrinkled nose or furrowed brow when mentioned here in Wyoming, despite the fact that a large ch... Full story


Chief Washakie FFA range team runners up at WyRED

The Chief Washakie FFA Range Judging team fell 19 points short of becoming the WyRED (Wyoming Range Education Days) and FFA Range Judging State Champions. WyRED was held in Uinta County, above...


Admiral Trucking wins Fleet Safety Award for second consecutive year

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Trucking Association and Great West Casualty Company awarded Worland’s Admiral Transport Corporation the Best Overall Fleet Safety Award for both 2019 and 2020 on May 14. The winning company was selected based on their... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 24, 2021

Veile Mortuary seeks variances for expansion, enhancements

WORLAND – The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission approved one variance and tabled another for Veile Mortuary in Worland. Veile Mortuary was seeking a variance to extend the roof of...


Mark Weldon Phipps

Mark Weldon Phipps, 69, died suddenly June 18, 2021, in Thermopolis. A gathering will be held at the local VFW, 2 p.m, Friday, June 25, 2021.... Full story


Bernard Michael Beauvais

Bernard Michael Beauvais, 74-year-old Worland resident passed away on January 19, 2021 at St. Vincent Healthcare Center in Billings, Montana. Mike was born on February 5, 1946 in Pueblo, Colorado. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June... Full story


Gary Vernon Rice

Born December 3, 1939, in Worland, Wyoming to Vernon and Doris (Mathews) Rice of Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Gary was raised on the family ranch east of Ten Sleep with older sister Joan and younger brother... Full story


Larry Dale Wostenberg, Sr.

Larry Dale Wostenberg, Sr. was born a Pittsburgh Steelers fan on November 7th, 1966, in Worland, Wyoming and died to this life on June 14th, 2021 in the faith that his baptism into the death and... Full story


Margie J. Johnson

Margie J. Johnson, age 87 passed away June 12, 2021. Margie was born to P.V. and Dorothy Whitney on July 23, 1933. She was born on Newby Island, Hysham, MT. She spent her early years in the family home. Her grade school years were spent in Vananda... Full story


Linda Lee (Stroh) Johnson

Linda Lee (Stroh) Johnson passed away Monday May 31, 2021 at her home after a long battle with Mesothelioma. Linda was born April 14, 1950 to Reuben Jacob and Esther Edna (Ley) Stroh. After many... Full story


Beverly Hope Applegate

Beverly Hope Applegate, 85, passed away June 5, 2021 at the Worland Healthcare Center. Beverly was born on July 11, 1935 in Manville, WY to Hope (Scholander) and Bill Applegate. She worked as a dance... Full story


Kim Elizabeth Beamer

Ten Sleep resident, Kim Elizabeth Beamer, 65, passed away suddenly of heart failure on June 17, 2021 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born December 24, 1955 to parents... Full story

 By Nicole Pollack    News    June 24, 2021

Rig count slowly recovering

CASPER –– A year after the number of drilling rigs in Wyoming fell to zero for the first time in more than a century, the state’s rig count is inching back up. Oil prices have rebounded from their below-zero pandemic lows to more than $70 per... Full story

 By Nick Reynolds    News    June 24, 2021

Who is the Florida man trying to defeat Liz Cheney?

A Florida resident who has become an odd player in the campaign to replace Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney says controversial statements he made in the past, like those related to the QAnon conspiracy theory, were part of an effort to discredit a liberal... Full story


Researchers hunt for clues behind decline of Wyo's largest turtle

Up close, the spiny softshell turtle looks a little like a leather pancake, but few people get that kind of glimpse. In most sightings, they likely resemble an alligator, with only a long nose and pair of eyes poking out of the water, waiting for... Full story

 By Morgan Hughes    Legals    June 24, 2021

In sickness and in health: woman remarries dying ex-husband

CASPER - Patty Edwards had spent her morning like most days that month: thinking longingly about her ex-husband. But this January day, something was different. The movie she was watching, some... Full story


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