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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 Man... Full story

 By Mark Davis    News    July 21, 2022

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 n... Full story

 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    July 21, 2022

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 th...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    July 21, 2022

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 p...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    July 21, 2022

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 C...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    July 21, 2022

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 mil...


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...

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    July 21, 2022

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 for Gor... Full story

 By Carrie Haderlie    News    July 21, 2022

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 m... 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 C... 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 e... Full story


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