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  • July 04, 2018

    Jul 4, 2018

    Happy Fourth of July. Please note there will be no publication on July 5, 2018....

  • Crews battle fourth fire near Hyattville

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Jul 4, 2018

    WORLAND — Multiple agencies fought a nearly 500-acre blaze nine miles north of Hyattville Monday night. According to Sarah Beckwith, public affairs officer with the Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District, the Alkali Flats Fire started on BLM land and moved on to state land. The fire was wind-driven, burning through grass and sagebrush. Tuesday morning the fire was at 285 acres and Beckwith said firefighters were expecting full containment Tuesday. She added that after firefighters marked GPS points along the perimeter on T...

  • Ron's Fireworks celebrates 30th anniversary

    Cyd Lass, Staff Intern|Jul 4, 2018

    WORLAND – This year, Ron Study with Ron's fireworks is celebrating his 30th anniversary. The business started in 1987 when Study had Val Lass, who had a stand that had been located by the Washakie Ten turn off, move her stand to a better location. According to Study, Lass had been good friends with a girl he was dating at the time. In 1988, Lass had left the area, and her stand was left in Study's yard on US 20, south of Worland. A man by the name of Jim Landis with Flying Phoenix Fireworks h...

  • Stand your ground: new law began Sunday

    Tracie Mitchell, Staff Writer|Jul 4, 2018

    WORLAND – On July 1, the Stand Your Ground bill became law. Following approval by the State Legislature, the bill was enacted without Governor Matt Mead’s signature. According to a Wyoming Tribune Eagle March 18 article by Katie Kull, Governor Mead, who neither signed the bill nor vetoed it, addressed the bill in an email statement saying, “I believe existing law adequately addresses the concerns raised in the Stand Your Ground Bill.” The Stand Your Ground law will work hand-in-hand with the castle doctrine passed and signed by Governo...

  • Meeteetse camp teaches rodeo, faith

    Mark Davis, Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 4, 2018

    MEETEETSE - As cows and their calves neared branding pens, their pressed bays echoed through the valleys of the 91 Ranch in the foothills of the Absaroka Range. A group of riders appeared at the top of a rise on the rolling pastures of the ranch. Behind them stretched the snowcapped peaks and above them nothing but big sky and cotton-puff clouds. Though young, these wranglers are saddle-proven and tough. But they're a different kind of cowboy - they're cowboys with a mission. Celebrating its...

  • Willard Burton Allred

    Jul 4, 2018

    Willard Burton Allred, 78, passed away on July 2, 2018 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehab Center. He was born on September 11, 1939 in Worland to Golden and Clara (Stanley) Allred. He spent his early years in Worland and Ten Sleep graduating from Ten Sleep High School in 1958. During his high school years, he began working for the Wyoming game and Fish at the Fish Hatchery. He helped maintain the grounds and take care of the fish. After graduation, he drove the distribution truck around the... Full story

  • Robert "Bob" Wayne Cook

    Jul 4, 2018

    Robert "Bob" Wayne Cook, 88 passed away on July 3, 2018 at Spirit Mountain Hospice in Cody, WY. He was born on April 12, 1930 in Taylorville, the son of Chester Leroy and Elva Anita (Brookens) Cook. Many hours of his youth were spent under the supervision and guidance of Margaret Sams. After graduating from Taylorville High School in 1948, Bob joined the Navy and served on the USS Robert K. Huntington as a Sonarman until 1952. On May 16, 1953 he married Alice Louise Stanton in Taylorville. She... Full story