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  • Republicans outnumber Dems again in Teton County; Dems say they're switching parties for Cheney

    Sophie Boyd-Fliegel, Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 28, 2022

    JACKSON — Talking to self-identified Democrats in Teton County reveals a chameleon of a voting block. That’s no surprise under the conditions. U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney’s latest 22-point polling deficit reported by the Casper Star-Tribune has been met with disparate reactions by potential crossover Democrats. Some are digging their heels in to support her, while others are changing course. October 2020 was the first time in recent memory registered Democrats outnumbered Republicans in Teton County. The difference was 661 in the Democrats’ favor o... Full story

  • Shooting Sports

    Jul 28, 2022

  • 'A checkmark off my bucket list' Worland's Craig Smith finishes first at World Horseshoe Pitching Championship

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|Jul 28, 2022

    WORLAND - It was years and years of work, but at long last, Worland's Craig Smith crossed off his goal of winning a title at the World Horseshoe Pitching Championship. Held in West Monroe, Louisiana, on July 11-23, over 600 horseplayers battled it out at the World tournament, playing up to five games a day. For Smith, he brought home the top prize in the Elder C2 class. There are six age divisions, junior, cadet, open men, open women, seniors and elder. From there, players are separated into...

  • Game and Fish advises anglers to adjust fishing practices with temperatures on the rise

    Jul 28, 2022

    WORLAND — With high temperatures and drought conditions hitting Wyoming, the state’s wildlife officials are urging the public to adjust their fishing practices. Not doing so could be lethal for the some of the state’s most prized fisheries. “It’s that time of the year when temperatures are high and water flows are low,” Wyoming Game and Fish Division Chief Alan Osterland said in a news release. “Together, that can cause water temperatures to get high enough to be lethal to trout. Warm water also holds less oxygen which can stress not only trou...

  • Royalty returns with crowning ceremony

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Jul 28, 2022

    WORLAND -For the first time since 2005 the Washakie County Fair has royalty reigning over the week with the official crowning Monday night of Fair Queen Aubrie Carlisle and Junior Princess Lacee Greet. Organizer Beth Stiver said, "You would see Miss Rodeo Wyoming and other county fairs and see their different representation (around the state) and I was disheartened not to see Washakie County representation." She said she spoke to Jeff Lapp one night about bringing the royalty back and he asked...

  • Former Worland chief to be inducted in Wyoming Fire Service Hall of Fame

    Jul 28, 2022

    RIVERTON – The Wyoming Local Assistance State Team (L.A.S.T.) announced the annual Wyoming Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service and the Wyoming Fire Service Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this week. The Ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, August 20, to occur on the Wyoming State Fire Academy Grounds, located at 2500 Academy Court in Riverton. The Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., with the annual Wyoming Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service to follow at 1:30 p.m. A public reception will follow the Memorial s... Full story

  • The News Editorial: Celebrating old and new favorites at the fair

    Karla Pomeroy|Jul 28, 2022

    Welcome to the 2022 Washakie County Fair. There are several changes to this year’s fair as the fair board worked to listen to residents and provide some nostalgic favorites to the fair, revamp some past events and add some new events. The horse show kicked things off Saturday and you could not have asked for better weather, especially in the morning with a cool breeze and some cloud cover. The kids seemed to be having a good time. I witnessed some light banter between friends on who would help w... Full story

  • End The Stigma: Battling depression and aging

    WENDY WIECKI- CMHW, Substance Abuse Program Coordinator Cloud Peak Counseling Center|Jul 28, 2022

    Depression is a treatable condition and it is not part of the normal aging process. However, older adults are at an increased risk for depression. Approximately 80% of aging adults have a chronic health condition according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and 50% have two or more conditions. Depression is common in older adults who suffer from physical illnesses such as cancer, chronic pain, heart disease, etc., or whose functioning becomes limited. Often times physicians treating the elderly see these issues as a...

  • Fire restrictions in place after wildland fire last week

    Jul 28, 2022

    WASHAKIE COUNTY — Due to dry conditions and high fire danger, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will begin July 28 on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District’s Cody, Lander and Worland field offices in Big Horn, Carbon, Fremont, Hot Springs, Natrona, Park, Sweetwater and Washakie counties. Firefighters were able to catch the Bonanza Fire, southwest of Hyattville, with a quick coordinated response the afternoon of July 23. The fire burned 762 acres in grass and the cause is under investigation. Res... Full story

  • New Ten Sleep superintendent, principal take dream jobs

    Zach Spadt, Staff Writer|Jul 28, 2022

    WORLAND — There was only one school district that could pull Annie and Robert Griffin away from their positions as educators in rural Sheridan County. And when that position came open, there was no debate between the respective Tongue River Elementary principal and Tongue River High School social studies teacher. Annie Griffin recently began serving as the Washakie County School District 2 superintendent. Robert will take the reins as principal in Ten Sleep in the coming weeks. The Griffins have family in the Ten Sleep area and have visited f...

  • Eula Jene Willard

    Jul 28, 2022

    Eula Jene Willard, age 94, of Worland, Wyoming, passed away July 24, 2022 at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton, Wyoming. Eula Jene was born February 19, 1928 to Eugene L. and Cliffie (Carroll) Evans in Worland, Wyoming. She graduated Worland High School in 1946. November 19, 1946, she married Hugh A. Willard Jr. Eula Jene spent the next several years raising her family on a farm north of Worland. When the children were in high school, she went to work for Vocational Rehabilitation, where she... Full story

  • Felicitas Sosa Zuniga

    Jul 28, 2022

    Felicitas Sosa Zuniga, known as Fela, 86, passed away peacefully with her loving family surrounding her at Worland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Worland, Wyoming on July 22, 2022. Fela was born in San Perlita, Texas to Encarnacion and Petra (Hernandez) Sosa on January 20, 1936. As a child, her family moved around a lot doing seasonal work before finally settling in Worland, WY in June 1958. On July 18, 1958, she married Bonifacio Zuniga at the Catholic Church in Worland. To this union,... Full story

  • Margaret C. NeVille

    Jul 28, 2022

    Margaret C. NeVille, 80 died July 18th, 2022. Worland would have known her as Margaret Dorfler and also the Siebert name as her mother was Wally Siebert and step father Ferdinand. Margaret struggled the last few years with medical issues but never lost her generous smiles and glowing personality. Her husband of 40 years, Keith J. NeVille II and some family and friends were right at her side, holding her hand and supporting her wish to go peacefully. Rocky and Ron will honor her with great memories and her brothers Walt, Frank, and Michael and... Full story

  • Marva Wiltsey

    Jul 28, 2022

    Former Worland resident Marva Wiltsey, 66, passed away in her home in Cody on July 13, 2022. Memorial services for Marva and her husband Kirk, who passed on July 15, 2021, were held on July 23 at Trout Creek Campground.... Full story

  • Frandson withdraws from Commissioner race

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jul 28, 2022

    WORLAND - Washakie County Clerk Mary Grace Strauch announced Wednesday that Commissioner Fred Frandson has withdrawn from the county commissioner race. In a letter to Strauch and fellow commissioners Terry Wolf and Aaron Anderson, Frandson wrote, "With a heavy heart, I am officially withdrawing my name from the 2022 County Commissioner elections. It has been an extreme honor to serve this community. I am humbled and proud of the work we have accomplished together." Frandson was appointed to the... Full story

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  • Armando Deniz

    Jul 28, 2022

    Armando Deniz, 34, of Casper, Wyoming passed away surrounded by his loved ones July 27, 2022 at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Armando was born April 7th, 1988 to Florencio and Diana (Ramirez) Deniz in Worland, Wyoming. Armando grew up learning to become an avid hunter with numerous trips to the mountains with his father and siblings. His family remembers him as a mischievous child and say that never completely went away! He also enjoyed his vehicles, lowrider... Full story

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