Articles from the July 29, 2021 edition
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July 29, 2021
On this day in: 1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile (Arch of Triumph of the Star) in Paris, France. 1954 – The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien was published. 1958 – NASA (National Aeronautics and Space...
Krogman Family expresses gratitude for community support, patriotism
In the June 17, 2021 issue of Northern Wyoming News, Kelly Steindorf was quoted about the prospects of First Lieutenant Alva "Ray" Krogman's funeral services. The Air Force Academy graduate had been...
State, County COVID cases on the rise
WORLAND — Washakie County has seen a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases over the past month. Washakie County had 0 active cases on June 15 and as of Monday had 7 active lab-confirmed cases. On Tuesday...
District 2 budget includes state funds for school design
TEN SLEEP – Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 2 adopted their 2021-22 fiscal year budget before their monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 20, which included $2.5 million for design of the new...
The News Editorial: Fair week: volunteers make it happen
The Washakie County Fair is in full swing which got me to thinking about the time and effort volunteers put into making the fair happen. Yes, there are individuals who are paid to help with the fair... Full story
UW student Vigil invited to view launch of capsule headed to ISS
LARAMIE - University of Wyoming student Aaron Vigil, of Worland, is among 50 NASA interns scheduled to watch the live launch of the Boeing Starliner this Friday, July 30, as part of an unmanned flight...
It's County Fair Time
Chief Washakie FFA member Natalie Tharp shows off her grand champion ribbon she won in FFA showmanship. Olivia Shaffer was reserve champion.... Full story
William K. Wilson
William K. Wilson of Worland, 56, died June 24, 2021. He was born on June 30, 1964. Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 31, at the Ten Sleep Methodist Church.... Full story
Delores Marie Kassner
A Celebration of Life service will be held for Delores Marie Kassner, 87, at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, August 28, 2021 at the Douglas Community Club, 64 Golf Course Road, Douglas, Wyoming. Delores passed... Full story
Billy Max Daniels
Billy Max Daniels, 79, was born September 27, 1941 in Rural Converse County, Wyoming, the son of Wayne and Laura Mae "Freeda" (Keehmer) Daniels. He graduated from Shoshoni High School and shortly... Full story
Paul James "Jim" Hall
Paul "Jim" Hall, 79, of Worland, Wyoming passed away on July 20, 2021 at Spirit Mountain Hospice in Cody, Wyoming. Jim was born on Jan. 8, 1942 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to James and Elizabeth (Hunter)... Full story
Harvey Emerson "Chip" Rhoads
Harvey Emerson "Chip" Rhoads passed away December 25, 2020 in Casper, Wyoming. Chip was born February 19, 1942 in Gillette, Wyoming to Harvey and Mildred Rhoads. Memorial services will be held 10:30... Full story
Peter August Sehlmeyer
Peter August Sehlmeyer, 73-year-old Ten Sleep resident, passed away July 9, 2021 in Casper, Wyoming. Peter was born September 28, 1947 in Iowa City, Iowa. Graveside services will be held at the Ten Sleep Cemetery at 3 pm with military honors... Full story
Fires prohibited on Game and Fish Commission-owned and administered lands within the Big Horn Basin
CODY – Fires are now banned on all Wyoming Game and Fish Commission-owned and administered lands within the Big Horn Basin. These lands include Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA)... Full story
COVID-19 Status Changing in Wyoming Due to Delta Variant
Wyoming’s fight against COVID-19 appears to be entering a new, concerning phase due to the Delta variant, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH, said the... Full story
Governor Will Not Issue Mask Mandate, Stresses Local Control in Safe Return to School
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Eager to see another successful school year, Governor Mark Gordon is committed to standing behind local school districts as they make decisions on how students can return to the classroom safely. The Governor will not require... Full story