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  • Mischke receives national honor

    ALEX HARGRAVE, Buffalo Bulletin|Jun 30, 2022

    In his more than 50 years of coaching school sports, former Worland coach Steve Mischke has collected just about every award and accolade imaginable - from team championships to induction into the Wyoming Coaches Association Hall of Fame. But last weekend, Mischke added one more award to his collection. He was named 2022 National Assistant Girls' Coach of the Year at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association's convention. He was invited to the banquet in Des Moines, Iowa, knowing he...

  • Top barley growers honors by Molson Coors

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jun 30, 2022

    WORLAND - Top Molson Coors barley growers from northern Wyoming for the past four years were honored during Northern Wyoming Barley Field Day on Wednesday, June 22. Agronomist Dave Dougherty said the field day had not been held since 2018 so they were honoring the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 top growers that day. The 2018 top grower for Northern Wyoming was Gimmeson Farms with Ray and Jason Gimmeson of Powell. Ray Gimmeson was present. Dougherty said, "Ray couldn't believe he had won this, but...

  • Priest shortage results in Fr. Rodgers taking on additional parish

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jun 30, 2022

    WORLAND - A statewide priest shortage for the Wyoming Diocese is resulting in the priests taking on additional responsibilities. Father Robert Rodgers has been the priest at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Worland for three years. Starting this week on Friday, July 1, he will also serve as priest for St. Francis Catholic Church in Thermopolis. Thermopolis priest, Father Randy Oswald has been assigned duties as associate pastor at the cathedral in Cheyenne, according to Rodgers. Rodgers...

  • Washakie County Public Health holding COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children 6 months to 5 years old

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Jun 30, 2022

    WORLAND – Washakie County Public Health Nurse Manager Amanda Heinemeyer informed the commissioners during the Washakie County Commissioner meeting Tuesday, June 21, that Washakie County Public Health had received a stock of vaccines for those 6 months old to 5 years old. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a news release on their website on June 17 that they were authorizing the, “Emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include use in children dow...

  • The News Editorial: Happy birthday to freedom in America

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jun 30, 2022

    This Monday, July 4, 2022, we celebrate the 246th birthday of his nation we call the United States of America. I have to thank the founding fathers who wrote the Declaration of Independence and to all those brave men and brave families who fought for this initial freedom from England and thank all those who have been fighting to protect the many, many freedoms we have in this country that are outlined in our U.S. Constitution. These are freedoms we should hold dear and never take for granted....

  • End the Stigma: The difference between stress and anxiety

    WENDY WIECKI - CMHW, Substance Abuse Program Coordinator|Jun 30, 2022

    What is the difference between stress and anxiety? Are they one in the same or different? There is a fine line between stress and anxiety. Stress is typically caused by an external trigger. The trigger can be short-term, such as an argument with a loved one, or it can be long-term, such as being unemployed for an extended period of time or having a chronic illness. The stress usually subsides once the stressor is gone or dealt with. People under stress can experience mental and physical symptoms, such as irritability, anger, fatigue, muscle pai...

  • Ronald Eugene Zimmer

    Jun 30, 2022

    Ronald Eugene Zimmer passed away on June 26, 2022 after a short battle with Cancer. During his battle, he handled it with courage, grace and kindness. He kept his sense of humor and showed gratitude to everyone around him. Ron was born to Esther and Charles Zimmer on 3/2/1945 in Red Lodge, Montana. Ron grew up in Hardin, MT, graduating in 1963, attended the Western Montana State and would later move to Worland in 1968. While serving in the Army Reserves from 1965-1971 he started his career with...

  • Janet Lee Uttech

    Jun 30, 2022

    Janet Lee Uttech, 52, passed away suddenly on June 25, 2022 in Worland, Wyoming. Janet was born in Pecos, Texas on November 4, 1969, the youngest child of Larry A. and Nettie Jean (Woods) Egbert. As a baby, Janet moved with her family to Ten Sleep, where her dad had been raised on the family ranch and her grandparents lived. As a toddler, Janet loved to walk outside with Grandpa around the house (several times) or the circular drive. She attended Ten Sleep schools, graduating with the class of...

  • Donald Clyde Fowler

    Jun 30, 2022

    Donald Clyde Fowler, 92, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born on January 26, 1930 in Basin, Wyoming to George Clyde and Felma (Leithead) Fowler. He spent the first five years on the Lower Nowood and attended first grade at the old Bader School. His family then moved to Lovell where he graduated from Lovell High School in 1947. Following graduation, he attended Utah State for a year. He then enlisted in the US Army and was stationed...

  • Lorraine Ruth Miller

    Jun 30, 2022

    Lorraine Ruth Miller passed into the Lord's arms early Sunday morning, June 26th at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation at the age of 90. She was born January 22, 1932 in Worland, Wyoming to Conrad and Katherine (Lehman) Lass. She attended school in Worland where she graduated in 1950 from Washakie County High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Eugene Miller on November 9, 1952 in Worland. They were blessed with two children, Cheryl and David. She worked for a time at Wyoming...

  • Death Notices

    Jun 30, 2022

    Richard Abbott Richard Abbott, 82, died June 23, 2022, at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness. No services are planned at this time. Kay Bjorklund Memorial services for Kay Bjorklund, 98, will be July 12, 2022, 11 a.m. at Community Federated Church in Thermopolis. Mrs. Bjorklund died May 16, 2022. Virgil Harris Memorial services for Virgil Harris, 85, will be held July 9, 2022, 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Thermopolis. Mr. Harris died May 31, 2022....

  • Clinic sees appointment increase

    Maya Shimizu Harris, Casper Star-Tribune|Jun 30, 2022

    CASPER — The Women’s Health Center & Family Care Clinic of Jackson — the only clinic in Wyoming that provides abortion services — is feeling the regional impacts of abortion bans following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade on Friday. Giovannina Anthony, the doctor who set up the clinic’s abortion services and has been providing medication abortions there for 17 years, said in a Monday text to the Star-Tribune that the clinic was “being flooded” with abortion requests from Utah. “This has never ever happened before,” she said...

  • Veterans assistance in Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties

    Jun 30, 2022

    CHEYENNE – A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout July. Brad Cline is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’ benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims, or VA healthcare. Cline can also help veterans and their families apply for benefits, file claims, or request healthcare. His office is located at 1026 Blackburn Ave., Ste. 1, in Cody, and he will be available at the fol...

  • Date set for crematory appeal hearing

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jun 30, 2022

    WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission set a date for an appeals hearing at their regular meeting Monday. Clayton Draggoo, funeral director for Veile Mortuary has filed the appeal through his attorney, Bill Hibbler, appealing the board’s decision to not grant a special exemption to allow a crematory at 301 South Eighth Street. The board set the appeals hearing for Veile Mortuary at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 25. In April 2021, the BAPC unanimously opposed a special exe...

  • BLM, city, county provide safe area for fireworks near Worland

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Jun 30, 2022

    WORLAND – As per usual for the Worland Fourth of July celebration, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field office will be temporarily lifting the fireworks ban on public lands for the holiday. According to a news release from the Worland BLM office, the use of fireworks will be permitted July 1-5 5 at a gravel pit northeast of Worland. Fireworks use is permitted within this gravel pit and not on the Fifteen Mile Road or gravel pits north of the landfill. “The BLM is committed to providing a safe place on public land for people to use...

  • WCSD No. 1 moves garage sale to July

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Jun 30, 2022

    WORLAND – During their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 27, Washakie County School District No. 1 school board approved a motion to move their rummage sale to June in the upcoming years, as opposed to October, like it has been years prior. Business Manager Charlie Cauffman approached the board with the idea to move the sale, not seeing a point of holding onto the surplus property for several additional months. However, due to short notice, this year’s sale will be July 15 and 16. Cauffman will be presenting the board with a fin...

  • Ten Sleep annual Independence Day celebration begins Saturday

    Jun 30, 2022

    WORLAND – This weekend, Ten Sleep will be hosting their annual Fourth of July celebrations throughout town. Events kick off on Saturday, July 2 at the 77th annual Fourth of July Ten Sleep Rodeo with the first annual Freedom Reigns Bull Blast at 5 p.m. Check in is from 2 to 3 p.m. There will be steer riding for age groups 8 through 10 and 11 through 13, and bull riding for age groups 14 through 15 and 16 through 18. A street dance will follow downtown at 9 p.m. with a performance from The Garro Brothers. Sunday, July 3, there is slack at 10 a...

  • Sunlight opens new facility in Worland

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jun 30, 2022

    WORLAND - Just over a year after the official groundbreaking for the new Sunlight Federal Credit Union building in Worland, the doors were opened and the public was welcomed at an open house on June 22. The former Sunlight FCU at 1419 Big Horn Ave. was on a 14,517 square foot lot with the facility 2,484 square feet. The new facility at 1800 Big Horn Avenue is 4,784 square feet on a 30,000-square foot lot. The new bank opened on May 10. Office manager Maritza Deniz said there are many new...

  • Peter Pan Jr. takes flight

    Jun 30, 2022

  • Wreaths Across America honors veterans, Mobile Education Exhibit stopping in Worland July 7

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jun 30, 2022

    WORLAND — The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) will be stopping in Worland as part of its 2022 tour. The stop will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at North Ninth from Big Horn Ave. to Robertson (on the street adjacent to Pioneer Square). The street will be closed during that time after action by the city council earlier this month. The Wreaths Across America MEE is being brought to Worland by the Worland Community Center, thanks to the efforts of marketing d...

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