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July 18, 2019

Back to School information inside this week's issue for Worland students. Inserts in this week's issue include Blair's and Bomgaars (online and print) and Reese&Ray's (print only)...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 18, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: What's the next giant leap?

There are many major events in recent history that I can say I remember where I was — 9/11 of course is the most obvious; the Challenger; President Ronald Reagan’s attempted assassination. But 50 yea...

 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 18, 2019

Manufactured rock-climbing holds in canyon leads to investigation

TEN SLEEP – Manufactured rock-climbing holds being created in Ten Sleep Canyon has led to an investigation by the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Manufactured holds to many climbers is unethical and to m...

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 18, 2019

Becoming a citizen

WORLAND – Sometimes it can be difficult to understand what it means to be an American citizen, but one Worland resident completed his journey a couple of months ago, and gained his full c... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 18, 2019

Budget finalized; library floor plans discussed by county commissioners

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners officially adopted their final budget for the 2019-20, with a final budget being agreed upon of $12 million. Prior to accepting the proposed budget for t...


Lighthouse reaches new milestone, serving 109 clients

WORLAND - The Cloud Peak Lighthouse Adult Crisis Center served a record 109 clients over the past fiscal year, according to program director Sabrina Ochoa. Ochoa said the number of people they have... Full story


NWS surveys damage on Powder River Pass, classifies storm as EF-1 tornado

WORLAND - The National Weather Service completed their site investigation to a storm that hit Powder River Pass on June 19 and has categorized the storm that caused damage to trees and snow fences as... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Community    July 18, 2019

New dance studio in Worland welcomes dancers of all ages

WORLAND – Tap's Dance Studio opened this spring in Worland by longtime dancer, Teri Parker. The studio's summer classes started in June, following an open house in May. Also in May was the studio's "...


Kerry Van Clark

Kerry Van Clark, 69, passed away in the mountains of Idaho on July 13, 2019. Kerry was born on August 10, 1949 to Milford and Patricia (Walker) Clark in Pratt, Kansas. He was welcomed home by his big... Full story


Gail Kocherhans Quinn

Gail Kocherhans Quinn, 76, of Worland died July 7, 2019, in Cody at the Spirit Mountain Hospice House. Gail was born April 16, 1943, in Farragut, Idaho, the oldest of 11 children. Her parents were... Full story


Glen G. Myers

Glen G. Myers left this world March 4, 2019 to join his wife Edna on the morning of their 58th wedding anniversary. Survivors include his children, Sandi Myers of Gillette, Wyoming, Stacy Myers of Jacksonville, Florida, and Ty Myers (Janice) of... Full story


Joanne L. Rose Walker

Joanne L. Rose Walker, 85, passed away July 9, 2019, at H.S. Co. Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis, Wyoming after a short illness. Born May 28, 1934 in Casper, Wyoming, she was the daughter of Milo... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    July 18, 2019

Wildfires cruise to second consecutive state championship

WORLAND - Leave no doubt. That might as well have been the 16U Worland Wildfires mantra during 16U B State championship tournament in Casper on July 11-14. The Wildfires made it back-to-back state... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    July 18, 2019

Hear Me Out...Column buffet: The dog days of the sports calendar

NBA free agency and big moves are wrapped up, the NFL is still a few weeks away from the preseason and the MLB has another month to go before it becomes interesting. We are officially in the sports... Full story

 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    July 18, 2019

Requirement for hunters to carry bear spray being considered

JACKSON — Wyoming wildlife officials gathering in Rock Springs plan to discuss the idea of requiring hunters to carry bear spray in the grizzly-occupied Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Such a mandate is perhaps unlikely. The reason it’s coming up bef... Full story

 By Mark Davis    News    July 18, 2019

Earthquakes, not volcano, biggest Yellowstone threat, says expert

POWELL — The world’s foremost expert on the Yellowstone caldera and the national park’s geophysical characteristics has a sense of humor. “I want you to visit Yellowstone before it visits you,” Robert V. Smith quipped at a recent presentat... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 18, 2019

Theobald brings new focus at first trustees meeting

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming’s board of trustees first meeting with Neil Theobald as the school’s acting president began Wednesday with the new president leading a discussion on ways UW could improve its graduation rate and become more acces... Full story


75% of Campbell County School District's survey respondents support arming school staff

GILLETTE — Three out of four people who responded to a monthlong public survey from the Campbell County School District are in favor of arming certain school staff, but the discussion is far from over. Deputy Superintendent Kirby Eisenhauer p... Full story

 By Chris Aadland    News    July 18, 2019

Task force formed to study missing and murdered Native American women

CASPER — A group formed to study missing and murdered Native American women and girls in Wyoming will begin meeting next week, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday. Gordon said in late April that he’d convene a task force to come up with ways to add... Full story

 By Cody Cottier    News    July 18, 2019

Jackson repeals business solicitation laws

JACKSON — Facing legal action from a high-end downtown cosmetics store known for high-pressure sales tactics, the Town Council repealed a set of laws that the business said violated its constitutional right to free speech. WY GP Retail LLC, which o... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs JULY 19

State matches funds for Jackson CWC center JACKSON (WNE) — The State Building Commission has approved matching funding for the new Central Wyoming College center in Jackson. The allocation amounts to more than $7.5 million from the state. A... Full story

 By Tom Milstead    News    July 18, 2019

Irrigation tunnel collapse threatens 104,000 acres of farmland

FORT LARAMIE – A portion of a tunnel on the Gering-Fort Laramie irrigation canal has caused water to back up and breach the canal a mile upstream from the collapse and will essentially bring irrigation along the canal to a halt until it is r... Full story


UW Trustees Adopt Presidential Search Process

July 19, 2019 The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a presidential search process that will include public listening sessions; a search committee composed of faculty, staff,... Full story


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