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July 21, 2022
Check out governor candidate profiles. Also inside Fair Schedules for Washakie, Hot Springs and Big Horn county fairs....
The News Editorial: Speed traps or public safety?
We received an anonymous email the other day and normally I just delete but I was curious what this person felt was so important and earth shattering that they had to write without putting their name to it. The issue – the “speed trap at... Full story
Plane crash kills couple
POWELL — A plane went down in the Bighorn Mountains Thursday afternoon, reportedly killing a Georgia couple traveling through the West and igniting a fire in a hard-to-access area of the Bighorn National Forest. The small plane left Powell around... Full story
Ten Sleep's budget includes first raise for employees in three years
WORLAND – During their mid-month meeting June 22, Ten Sleep mayor Ernie Beckley presented the budget for the fiscal year to the Ten Sleep Council. He explained the discussions resulting in the resolution breakdown and the council was firmly behind...
Board discusses federal mandates, computer filters at library
TEN SLEEP — Washakie County School District No. 2 resident, Ruth Ann Carter asked board members what they would do if the federal government mandates critical race theory and nondiscrimination...
Washakie County District 1 budget approved, revenues follow decline in enrollment
WORLAND — The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees approved the $24.1 million 2023 fiscal year budget at the annual budget hearing on Wednesday, July 13. Business Manager Charlie...
WC School District No. 2 budget increases slightly
TEN SLEEP — The Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees approved an overall budget of $37,528,810 at Monday’s monthly meeting and budget hearing. The majority of the budget, $31.9...
Pinedale's own Rogerson to perform next Thursday
WORLAND - County fairs and rodeos are the perfect venues for Jared Rogerson and the Rodeo Wreck and they will be bringing their "rodeo rock" music to Worland for a free concert Thursday night in the...
Rediscovering a super power: Worland Monarchs exhibit is on display at Washakie Museum until Aug. 31
WORLAND - On display until Aug. 31 at the Washakie Museum, the Pitch Perfect: The Worland Monarchs exhibit highlights one of the most dominant teams in the history of Wyoming women's fastpitch...
Robert "Bronco Bob or RJ" J. Trujillo
Robert "Bronco Bob or RJ" J. Trujillo, 78, of Hot Springs, SD passed away on March 3, 2022, at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital in Rapid City, SD. RJ was born on April 20, 1943, in Worland, WY to... Full story
Lorraine Anne August
Lorraine Anne August, affectionately known as Lory, 62, passed away with her loving family surrounding her at home in Worland, Wyoming on Saturday, July 16, 2022, after a 5-year courageous battle... Full story
Clay Daniel Weaver
Clay Daniel Weaver, 39, passed away July 15, 2022 in Billings, Montana due to heart failure. He was born September 17, 1982, the son of Marilyn Weaver Bostrom and Kim Weaver (deceased). After... Full story
Master Sergeant Daniel C. Farley III
Master Sergeant Daniel C. Farley III, age 50, died on July 10, 2022, in Carmel, California. Dan is survived by his wife Orgina Farley, his daughter Alsacia and her husband Julian Contreraz and their five children; Kayden, Weston, Addison, Reagan,... Full story
AG authorizes trigger law's use
CASPER — Attorney General Bridget Hill notified Gov. Mark Gordon on Thursday that Wyoming’s trigger abortion ban “would be fully authorized” under the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade last month. That clears the way... Full story
Wyoming adopts 988 suicide hotline, seeks more funding
CHEYENNE —Ralph Neider-Westerman is executive director of Wyoming Lifeline, one of two suicide and crisis call centers in the state. He knows what it means to live in a very rural place. He knows exactly why calls made by Wyomingites in crisis... Full story
GOP Election Forum tackles CRT, trans-athletes, teacher shortages
JACKSON — Three GOP candidates for Wyoming superintendent of public instruction and one for secretary of state discussed topics including critical race theory and statewide teacher shortages during a forum Tuesday hosted by the Jackson Hole... Full story
United States Department of Defense to conduct training exercises in Bighorns
Sheridan, WY July 21, 2022 — United States Department of Defense forces are conducting training involving aviation assets in the Sheridan, WY area July 25-26, 2022. The training exercise has been fully coordinated with local government and law... Full story