Articles from the July 6, 2023 edition

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July 6 2023

Hope you had fun and stayed safe over the 4th!...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    July 6, 2023

Rain closes multitude of national forest, BLM roads

High precipitation levels in the region have led to many road closures in National Forest and Bureau of Land Management public lands. “This year’s persistent, heavy precipitation has left us with damaged backcountry roads across the Big Horn Bas...

 By Aedan Hannon    News    July 6, 2023

Amid funding concerns, lawmakers reject push for EMS as essential service

Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Lawmakers on a legislative health panel declined last [month] to move forward with a draft bill that would have made emergency medical services (EMS) an essential service in Wyoming and seen the state contribute d... Full story

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    July 6, 2023

Hospital gets new board member

Most notable of the events of the June 27 meeting of the Washakie Medical Center Board of Trustees was the introduction of a new board member who stepped in to fill the vacancy left by Kurt Johnson when he moved away. Jacquelyn Dennis, assistant...


Donald L. Schneider Sr.

Donald L. Schneider Sr, Age 85 passed away March 1, 2023 in Clackamas, Oregon. He was born October 4, 1937 in Worland, Wyoming to Alexander and Ernastine (aka Edith) Schneider. Don attended and... Full story


Joe Marcus Simonson

Joe Marcus Simonson passed away peacefully on June 30, 2023 at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center with his wife by his side. Joe was born on the Vincelette Ranch out of Baker, MT on October... Full story


Lloyd Franks

Lloyd Franks age 76 passed away on June 29, 2023 at Saint Vincent hospital in Billings, MT surrounded by his children. Lloyd was born on July 2, 1946 in Lovell, Wy to Buelah and Harmon Franks and was... Full story


Richard Wayne Buckman

Richard Wayne Buckman, 68-year-old Worland resident, passed away June 28, 2023 at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana. Richard was born on August 1, 1954 in Dickinson, North Dakota, the oldest of 11 children born to Lewis and Bonnie (Gresz) Buck... Full story


Everette Wyman

Everette Wyman was born on December 17, 1936, in Worland, Wyoming and passed away on June 20, 2023, in Buffalo, Wyoming. He married Claudia Bell in Ten Sleep, Wyoming in September of 1957. Together they had 6 children, Nancy (Bob) Quinn of Worland,... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 6, 2023

Scammers take new tactics

Just when you think you have a handle on all the way scammers will reach out to try and separate you from your money they up their game. Recently, there are reports of scammers using local business...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    July 6, 2023

Community garden on the grow

Worland Community Garden is looking to grow, expanding both its physical footprint and its services through an $8,000 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation. President of the Community Garden...


Human remains found in Carbon County identified as Thermopolis man

RAWLINS (WNE) — The human remains discovered by shed antler hunters near the Pedro Mountains/ Miracle Mile area of Carbon County have been confirmed as belonging to John Daily Hammond of Thermopolis, Wyoming. Hammond was reported missing on Nov. 1... Full story

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    July 6, 2023

Worland Chiefs fall to Lander and Cody

On the road last week, the Worland Chiefs Post 44 C American Legion team lost to Lander on June 29 and Cody on July 1. The Chiefs lost 18-3 in Game 1 of their doubleheader against Lander, Game 2 vs....


A roadside breakdown in the Shirley Basin changed his perspective on life

Douglas Balmain tramps about the Shirley Basin as a 'student,' drawing inspiration for what it might teach him about leading a lifestyle with purpose. SHIRLEY BASIN-Douglas Balmain weaved through... Full story


July 10 Weekly Cyber Security Column

Tap to reset your Instagram password: A Colorado citizen received a text message with a link to reset her Instagram password. It turns out this is a common Instagram and Facebook scam. Never click on a link in a text message like this – if you’re con... Full story


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