Articles from the July 18, 2019 edition
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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)...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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
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... Full story
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... Full story
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... 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... Full story
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... Full story
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... Full story
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... Full story