Articles from the August 1, 2019 edition

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August 1, 2019

Check out coverage of the Washakie County Fair in this week and next week's Northern Wyoming News. Inserts in this week are Blair's, Reese&Ray's and Bomgaars. Online subscribers have access to Blair's and Bomgaars.... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 1, 2019

Kennedys prepare to move Ace store

WORLAND — It’s official. Kennedy Ace Hardware will be moving east on Worland main street from 801 Big Horn Avenue to 100 South 20th Street. Actual moving day has not been set. Lee and Gerry Ken...

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 1, 2019

Nowoodstock music festival enters 19th year

TEN SLEEP – The 19th annual Nowoodstock Ten Sleep Music Festival is set to kick off Friday, Aug. 9, and run through Sunday, Aug. 11 at Vista Park in downtown Ten Sleep. Ever since its creation in 2...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 1, 2019

4-H youth gain knowledge, experience in showmanship

WORLAND - Junior showmen can have little or up to three years experience but each year continues to be a learning experience, never more so than with the horsemen at Saturday's Washakie County Fair Ho... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Community    August 1, 2019

Ten Sleep student attends Envision's Explore STEM

WORLAND –A Ten Sleep student had an once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity this summer. Josie Decker, an upcoming freshman at Ten Sleep School had the opportunity to join other students from a... Full story


Meet Methodist pastor Kayilu Pfoze

WORLAND – The Worland and Ten Sleep United Methodist churches welcomed recent seminary graduate Kayilu Pfoze as their new pastor earlier this month. Pfoze is originally from India, growing up in N... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 1, 2019

TCT appeals federal judge decision, files district case against Campbells

WORLAND — In response to a U.S. District Court judge ruling against Tri County Telephone on the breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets, the Big Horn Basin telecommunications company...


Mary Irene Sutherland

Mary Irene Sutherland, 99-year-old Worland resident, passed away on July 24, 2019 at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Mary was born on July 1920 to Laura Radi in Bemedji, Minnesota. Mary... Full story


Timothy 'Drew' Dacus

Timothy 'Drew' Dacus, age 61, of Custer, SD, passed away on July 28, 2019, at the Custer Regional Hospital in Custer, SD. Drew was born on September 22, 1957, in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, to... Full story


Billy Gene Huhnke Sr.

Billy Gene Huhnke Sr., 83, of Branson, Mo., passed away in Branson on June 21, 2019. Billy was born on Sept. 14, 1935, in Smith Center, Kansas. No services are planned at this time.... Full story


Lewis "Lew" Edgar Markley

Lewis "Lew" Edgar Markley, a former teacher, businessman, city councilman and mental health advocate whose life in Worland was enriched with a profound love of family, music, theater and community... Full story


Herbert Julius Jennerich

Herbert Julius Jennerich gently went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 26, 2019, under the peaceful and loving care provided by HopeWest Hospice. Herbert was born on March 21, 1927, to Julius and... Full story


Rebecca Whittemore Edwards

Rebecca Whittemore Edwards, 65, passed away on Sunday July 21, 2019 in Worland WY from pancreatic cancer. Becky was born in Davenport Iowa on July 22, 1954. She moved to Wyoming in the early 70s then... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: Random thoughts through writer's block

Coming up with a 52 topics in a year can be difficult at times. OK, let's be honest, coming up with the topics is easy, putting them together in a column or editorial in a way that makes sense is... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Opinion    August 1, 2019

How to say goodbye in 600 words or less

I used to think it was impossible for kids to grow up into what they wanted to be. It wasn't until I had been in my old bedroom, packing boxes when I came across a composition notebook from fourth... Full story


Lightning ignites new fires on Bighorn Forest

Sheridan, WY-August 1, 2019- Fire managers are flying a reconnaissance flight this morning to determine where lightning may have ignited fires between Story and Powder River Pass. Yesterday evening, J... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    August 1, 2019

Hear Me Out...Action heroes and their like-minded spirits in the sports world

I’m a sucker for the one-man army, heist and/or unapologetic action movies, your “Diehards”, James Bond, anything with Dwayne Johnson or the “Fast and Furious” franchise. I just love the spectacle of... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    August 1, 2019

Golf pro Bjorhus settling in at Green Hills

WORLAND - When Mike Propp and his Propper Golf Management got the contract to manage the Green Hills Golf Course in the fall of 2018 there was one man that Propp had in mind to become the course's... Full story

 By Greg Johnson    News    August 1, 2019

Campbell County objects to Blackjewel sale

GILLETTE — In the absence of another qualified and better bid, Contura Energy Corp. may be one step closer to acquiring the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines in Campbell County and nearly 600 workers may be close to being recalled to work. Wednesday w... Full story

 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    August 1, 2019

Grizzlies returned to threatened species status

JACKSON — Wyoming and two neighboring states lost decision-making authority over grizzly bears with a federal judge’s ruling more than 10 months ago, but it wasn’t until this week that the federal government formally completed the paperwork to compl... Full story

 By Mike Moore    News    August 1, 2019

Paleon moves closer to unearthing full dino skeleton

GLENROCK - Christopher Rusin wedges a fine needle-point tool into hard-packed mud stone that hasn't budged in more than 60 million years. At his feet rests a pile of mangled bones from a dinosaur.... Full story

 By Don Cogger    News    August 1, 2019

Heart Mountain Pilgrimage builds bridge between past, present

POWELL - As many Park County residents enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Park County Fair over the weekend of July 27 and 28, a celebration of a different sort was taking place at the Heart Mountai... Full story


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