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  • July 25, 2019

    Jul 25, 2019

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

  • Lungrens prepare for second county fair

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Jul 25, 2019

    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 cake decorating as a 4-H project and had a rabbit project. Owen, 14, and Paige, 11, are the children of Sarah and Clint Lungren of Worland. Paige said she has been asking her mother for a few years to join 4-H and finally last year, after she was asked by Trent Loos during WESTI Ag Days about being in... Full story

  • Forest Service works on climbing management plan

    Tracie Mitchell, Staff Writer|Jul 25, 2019

    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 Bighorn National Forest, including Ten Sleep Canyon. According to the letter, “If an individual or group is manufacturing, or creating new routes with any type of permanent hardware or apparatus to include bolts, glue, manufactured hand holds; or modifying routes through chipping or hammering new or...

  • A look at both sides of manufactured climbing holds

    Tracie Mitchell, Staff Writer|Jul 25, 2019

    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 questions to each party. JB Haab, Ten Sleep Canyon climber, spoke for the group opposed to manufactured holds. Alleged manufactured hold maker Louie Anderson of Ten Sleep, spoke on his own behalf. — What are manufactured holds? Haab: “Manufactured holds are features that were made by human hands on a rock...

  • Ten Sleep resident honored as Outstanding Heroine

    Tracie Mitchell, Staff Writer|Jul 25, 2019

    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 for her passion and love of the library. A small ceremony was held with community members, Ten Sleep Library staff, Washakie County Library Director Karen Funk, Wyoming State Librarian Jamie Mutch and Wyoming Library Association President Kate Markus. When asked how she felt about receiving the h...

  • Wyoming soldiers deploy July 29 from Cheyenne

    Jul 25, 2019

    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 Porter, and the Wyoming Army National Guard command team will attend the event at the Cheyenne Civic Center. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. The soldiers will be assigned to U.S. Central Command. Their first stop after leaving Cheyenne will be Fort Bliss, Texas, for additional mobilization... Full story

  • Wyoming jobless rate unchanged at 3.5% in June

    Jul 25, 2019

    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 year-ago level of 4.1% and was slightly lower than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.7%. Most county unemployment rates increased from May to June. Unemployment sometimes rises in June as young people get out of school and begin looking for work. The largest unemployment rate increases occurred in... Full story

  • News EditorialFair week starts a frenzy of summer fun

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Jul 25, 2019

    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 Worland. The Hot Springs and Washakie County fairs get underway Saturday with their respective horse shows. Big Horn County kicks things off this Friday with their dog show and then all the other events and exhibits are next week. Fair week starts a busy time as we head toward summer’s end. For small c... Full story

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  • Lewis 'Lew' Edgar Markley

    Jul 25, 2019

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

  • John C. Easton

    Jul 25, 2019

    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 Joy (Hackworth) Easton. He married Donna Nelson in 1966, to this union 3 children were born, Todd, Troy and Natalie. The couple later divorced. He married Vicki Spillane Canfield on April 23, 1976 and added another daughter, Polly. He contracted with the US Postal Service as a rural mail carrier in... Full story

  • Legislators consider licenses for fishing guides

    MIKE KOSHMRL, Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 25, 2019

    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 County Rep. Albert Sommers, whose constituents compete for the same waters, has heard all about the migratory anglers, whose presence is not always welcomed. “Last year, one day there were 24 or 25 boats at one of the state land access points on the New Fork, and nearly all of them were [county] 22,... Full story

  • Wapiti man's murder trial set for Aug. 5

    Leo Wolfson, Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 25, 2019

    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 could receive life imprisonment and fines up to $10,000 for his alleged crimes. He has been in custody in the Park County Detention Center with $10 million bond since August 2018. The case is expected to be heard Aug. 5-8, Aug. 12-16, and if necessary Aug. 19-20. Both sides in the trial have p... Full story

  • Contura agrees to buy back Blackjewel's Wyoming mines

    Greg Johnson, Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 25, 2019

    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 western assets, along with the Pax Surface Mine in West Virginia, according to a motion filed early Thursday morning with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The linchpin of the deal is $20.6 million cash Contura will put down as a deposit that the company can use imm... Full story

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

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|Jul 25, 2019

    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 sure which duo made people’s skin crawl more, Brady and Belichick or sports and politics?) Kidding, obviously, only one of those three doesn’t belong. Worlds collide, and the sports world and political world have been smashing into one another on the regul... Full story

  • Repair for damaged irrigation system weeks away

    Tom Milstead, Torrington Telegram Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 25, 2019

    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 farmland, and it looks like relief is still weeks – and millions of dollars – away. Both the Goshen Irrigation District and Gering-Fort Laramie District held stakeholder meetings on Wednesday. At the GID meeting, which was held at Eastern Wyoming College, GID chairman Bobby Coxbill told the assembly of sever... Full story

  • Wyoming News Briefs JULY 25

    Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 25, 2019

    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 Brian and Catherine Aubuchon, to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center following the crash. She died Monday morning. The wreck killed Craig Edward Aubuchon, 65, of Town and Country, Missouri, and Carol Lynn Roemer, 68, of Riverton, who was driving the SUV that Aubuchon’s rental minivan collided wit... Full story

  • Attempted murder conviction nets 20-30 years

    Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 25, 2019

    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 attempted murder. According to court documents just after 8:30 a.m. on April 13, 2018, the Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a passerby had located an injured female subject near mile marker 15 on Highway 120. Upon initial interview, she said she was assaulted by a Hispanic mal... Full story

  • Ten Sleep Youth Rodeo

    Jul 25, 2019

  • Wyoming News Briefs JULY 26

    Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 25, 2019

    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 irrigation resource, and red tape and small print might result in even bigger losses. During a stakeholders meeting at the University of Nebraska Panhandle Research Center, Vanessa Reishus, from Farm Credit Services of America, told several hundred producers who rely on the ditch that their insurance r... Full story

  • Indigenous Persons Task Force starts work

    Nick Reynolds and Chris Aadland, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 25, 2019

    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 state government’s first institutional step to take on the issue. Similar to a task force on human trafficking created several years ago, the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Task Force aims to understand an issue that has gained more attention but, to this point, has gone unaddressed. Cara Chambers,... Full story

  • Colorado officer disputes claims of civil rights violation

    Emily Mieure, Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 25, 2019

    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 plaintiff’s own negligent, intentional and/or unlawful conduct,” attorney Katye Brown stated in Vanessa Schultz’s answer to a civil rights lawsuit being brought against her. Gerardo Becerra, 18, filed a complaint against Schultz in May for assault, battery and false imprisonment. Schultz, 32, a police ag... Full story

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