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February 21, 2019
Please see the FFA Section Inside this week's edition. Look for 3A West regional preview information next week as Worland hosts the boys and girls regional tournament Feb. 28-March 2....
Groups join efforts on placemaking projects
WORLAND — The Wyoming Business Council conducted a placemaking workshop in Worland recently and it inspired several groups to look at projects in the community. Those groups came together recently t...
FEB. 27 Gov. Gordon takes out his veto pen for state budget
CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon used his veto pen Tuesday to reject more than two dozen items out of the state supplemental budget passed by the Legislature this month. The vetoes started a domino effect in the Legislature with the House set to meet... Full story
Property identification focus of commission
WORLAND – Multiple county agencies met with the Washakie County Commission on Tuesday, to discuss the identification of rural homes in case of an emergency, and how to best provide signage so county ambulance and fire services can identify the... Full story
FEB. 27 - Wrongful death lawsuit filed in police shooting of Casper man
CASPER — The mother of a man shot and killed by Casper police last year filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court Monday on the anniversary of his death. The lawsuit was filed Monday by Todd Hambrick, who represents the family of Douglas Oney... Full story
FEB. 26 - Statewide lodging tax condemned by Senate
CHEYENNE – The Senate killed a bill to implement a statewide lodging tax on a final vote Monday after it was pulled from the consent list. It was just one of several bills aimed at broadening and diversifying the state’s revenue stream that... Full story
Karla's Kolumn: A session of good, bad and odd
More than 500 pieces of legislation have been introduced during the current Wyoming Legislative session; 500 pieces of legislation that could potentially impact your life. Here are some thoughts on...
Free tax service available now at Worland Senior Center
WORLAND - For more than 15 years the Worland Senior Citizens Center has been an AARP tax preparation site and they are again this year, starting the free service this week. According to coordinator...
Planning for the future generations of agriculture
WORLAND – An interactive presentation during WESTI Ag Days Feb. 12 in Worland included surveys and information on how to speak with family members about continuing land and farm operations. Caleb Carter of the University of Wyoming extension began...
Bobcats win first regional championship in school history
THERMOPOLIS - The 2A West regional wrestling tournament was going to be a battlefield, having four of the top five ranked teams competing for the top prize in the 2A West. The then No. 1-ranked... Full story
No. 4 Warriors place second at 3A East regional meet
WORLAND -The Worland High School wrestling team was unable to defend their 3A East championship from a year ago but the Warriors were able to leave Rawlins High School on Feb. 16 with a second-place... Full story
Lady Pioneers open 1A West regionals vs. Little Snake River
TEN SLEEP - The 1A West regional girls basketball tournament opens today at Lander Valley High School and the Lady Pioneers enter the tournament as the No. 2-seed out of the Northwest division. The... Full story
Demolition/blasting of old Sage Creek bridge set for Feb. 27 near Lovell
LOVELL — Demolition of the old Sage Creek bridge is scheduled for 10 a.m., Feb. 27, adjacent to U.S. 310 between Lovell and Cowley, and traffic delays are expected. "The bridge piers are set to be blasted, leaving the old bridge deck to fall to...