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July 04, 2019

Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July celebration. Our office will be closed Thursday. We will be open Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Inserts inside this week's print publication are Blair's, Reese&Ray's, Bomgaars and Big Horn Co-op. Online subscribers can...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 4, 2019

News Editorial: Use common sense this Fourth of July

Common sense safety. If it is common sense you think the safety tips would go without having to be said, but that’s not the case, that’s why on your blow dryer it says not to immerse in water.... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 4, 2019

Riding for human trafficking victims

MANDERSON - Manderson resident and activist Karen Fettig began making her way around Wyoming last week to raise awareness around the state about human trafficking and its victims. According to the...

 By Cyd Lass    Community    July 4, 2019

4 WHS students return from National Speech and Debate

WORLAND – Recently, four Worland High School students went to National Speech and Debate in Dallas, Texas, to participate in multiple events and categories alongside some of the best in the country. These students were Zoe Fernandez and Madeline... Full story

 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 4, 2019

Worland woodturner wins Best in Show

WORLAND – Over Father's Day weekend, Worland resident and co-owner of Graceful Woodturnings, Mat King earned the prestigious award of Best in Show at the 65th annual Summer Fest Arts Faire in...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 4, 2019

Councilman Koch remembered as man of honesty, integrity

WORLAND -Former Northern Wyoming Daily News circulation manager and Worland City Council member Dennis Koch was remembered as a man of honesty and integrity. Koch, 70, passed away Thursday, June 27,... Full story


Neil S. Wetherbee

Neil S. Wetherbee passed on June 24, 2019 after a short battle from a heart attack. Neil was born in Ashton, Idaho on June 4, 1925 to Lester and Fern Wetherbee. Neil graduated in 1942 from Powell... Full story


Dennis Allen Koch

Dennis Allen Koch, 70-year-old Worland resident passed away suddenly at his home on June 27, 2019. Dennis was born on July 5, 1948 in Huron, South Dakota, the second son born to Allen Henry and... Full story


Betty Chapman

Betty joined the Lord and family in heaven on June 25, 2019. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2019 at the Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Worland. Betty was born in...

 By Greg Johnson    News    July 4, 2019

Blackjewel closes two mines, nearly 600 out of work

GILLETTE — Nearly 600 workers at Blackjewel LLC’s coal mines in Campbell County are suddenly out of work after the company abruptly closed its Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines Monday afternoon. The move came just hours after the company had filed... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs JULY 2

One killed in wreck near Meeteetse CODY (WNE) — A 56-year-old woman from Basin was killed and three others hospitalized in a two-vehicle crash Saturday near Meeteetse. Wyoming Highway Patrol investigating trooper Rich Scovel said all of those... Full story

 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 4, 2019

New laws take effect

CASPER — The first week of July is often a slow one in state government, shortened by a federal holiday and marked by a light legislative schedule. However, the first week of July also means something else in Wyoming – the time many of the laws... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 4, 2019

Arapahos behind anti-gambling effort

LARAMIE — Advertising reports made with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office have revealed the Northern Arapaho Tribe as the only funder behind the Wyoming Public Policy Center, an advocacy group that popped up at the end of 2018 to lobby... Full story



Former court clerk accused of stealing $120,000 TORRINGTON (WNE) — Former Eighth Judicial District Court Clerk Kathi Rickard has been charged with six felony theft charges after an investigation by the State of Wyoming. Rickard, who resigned... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 4, 2019

Retired UW administrators to return temporarily

LARAMIE — Bill Mai and Chris Boswell, two former administrators who retired from the University of Wyoming in 2018, are returning to the school on 12-month agreements to help as the board of trustees convene a search for a permanent president.... Full story


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