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July 25, 2019

Inside this week's issue are inserts from Blair's, Reese & Ray's and Bomgaars. Blairs and Bomgaars only for online subscribers....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 25, 2019

Lungrens prepare for second county fair

WORLAND - Next week's Washakie County Fair will be the second for the brother-sister Lungren duo, Owen and Paige. Both started in 4-H last year, both having swine projects, while Paige also added...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 25, 2019

Forest Service works on climbing management plan

TEN SLEEP – The United States Forest Service (USFS) issued a statement from USFS Powder River District Ranger Traci Weaver, dated Friday, July 19, prohibiting the creation of new climbing routes and the destruction of any manufactured holds in the...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 25, 2019

A look at both sides of manufactured climbing holds

TEN SLEEP – With the U.S. Forest Service issuing new climbing regulations and questions arising regarding manufactured rock climbing holds in Ten Sleep Canyon, the Northern Wyoming News reached out to both sides of the issue, asking the same...

 

Ten Sleep resident honored as Outstanding Heroine

TEN SLEEP – During a small ceremony Monday, afternoon, July 15 at the Ten Sleep Library, Ten Sleep resident Dolleen Grobe was honored as the Wyoming State Library Association's Outstanding Heroine...

 

Wyoming soldiers deploy July 29 from Cheyenne

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Army National Guard will say farewell to soldiers in the 115th Field Artillery Brigade July 29 at 2 p.m. before they deploy to various locations in the Middle East. U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, Gov. Mark Gordon, Maj. Gen. Greg...

 

Wyoming jobless rate unchanged at 3.5% in June

The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from May to June at 3.5%. Wyoming’s unemployment rate decreased from its...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 25, 2019

News EditorialFair week starts a frenzy of summer fun

Next week is a busy time in the southern part of the Big Horn Basin. As always there are three county fairs going on, Big Horn County Fair in Basin, Hot Springs County Fair in Thermopolis, and, of course, the Washakie County Fair right here in...

 

Lewis 'Lew' Edgar Markley

Lewis Edgar Markley, 76, of Worland passed away on Sunday, July 21. He was born June 26, 1943. Memorial services are pending....

 

John C. Easton

John C. Easton, 70-year-old Worland resident passed at Washakie Medical Center on July 17, 2019 surrounded by those he loved. John was born July 19, 1948 in Casper, Wyoming to George Emil and Doris...

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    July 25, 2019

Legislators consider licenses for fishing guides

JACKSON — Early every summer, Jackson Hole fishing guides trailer their drift boats to the simmered Green and New Fork rivers to cast for trout while the hometown Snake River is still sediment-choked, running high and all but unfishable. Sublette...

 
 By Leo Wolfson    News    July 25, 2019

Wapiti man's murder trial set for Aug. 5

CODY — The jury trial of a Wapiti man accused of first-degree murder is now less than two weeks away. That trial will open Aug. 5, exactly one year from when Dennis Klingbeil is alleged to have shot his wife of 41 years, Donna Klingbeil. Klingbeil...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    July 25, 2019

Contura agrees to buy back Blackjewel's Wyoming mines

GILLETTE — Blackjewel LLC has reached a deal to sell the Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte surface coal mines in Campbell County along with a mine in West Virginia. If approved, Contura Energy would become the stalking horse bidder for Blackjewel’s...

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    July 25, 2019

Hear Me Out...The constant collision of sports and politics

It’s everyone’s favorite combination, sports and politics! In terms of ranking the best combos in human history, it goes peanut butter and chocolate, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick and at the top of the mountain, sports and politics. (I’m not...

 
 By Tom Milstead    News    July 25, 2019

Repair for damaged irrigation system weeks away

TORRINGTON — Governor Mark Gordon declared a State of Emergency in Goshen County earlier this week due to the collapse of an irrigation tunnel in a remote area along the Fort Laramie-Gering canal that has threatened nearly 100,000 acres of...

 

Wyoming News Briefs JULY 25

Third person dies after park crash JACKSON (WNE) — A third person has died following the July 16 crash in Grand Teton National Park. Dorothy Ashby, 78, was a passenger in the Nissan Xterra involved in the accident. She had been moved, along with...

 

Attempted murder conviction nets 20-30 years

THERMOPOLIS (WNE) — Monday in Hot Springs District Court, more than a year after he was initially arrested, Judge Bobbi Overfield sentenced Hugo A. Luna to 20-30 years with the Wyoming Department of Corrections on a felony charge of second-degree...

 

Wyoming News Briefs JULY 26

Crop insurance payout depends on cause of canal collapse TORRINGTON (WNE) — The collapse of an irrigation tunnel along the Fort Laramie-Gering canal has threatened the livelihood of farmers in the Wyobraska area by cutting them off from a key...

 

Indigenous Persons Task Force starts work

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon’s task force to address the high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous people met for the first time Wednesday in Cheyenne. The meeting, which followed a panel on the topic Tuesday in Riverton, marked the Wyoming stat...

 
 By Emily Mieure    News    July 25, 2019

Colorado officer disputes claims of civil rights violation

JACKSON — The Colorado police officer who held a Jackson teenager at gunpoint when he was running to the bus stop says the injuries he sustained from that mishap are his own fault. “Plaintiff’s injuries and damages, if any, were the result of...

 

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