Articles from the August 3, 2023 edition

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August 3 2023

See pictures from last week's fair!...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    August 3, 2023

Breanna Mitchell, 28, still missing

What began as a search for a missing 28-year-old Worland woman turned into what was believed to be a recovery mission as Washakie County Search and Rescue spent three days draining a pond in hopes of...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    August 3, 2023

Trailer approved for use as mobile command center

Although volunteers and law enforcement have been unable to locate Breanna Mitchell, after nearly two weeks of searching Washakie County Sheriff Austin Brookwell said that he and his team have learned the value of having a mobile command center for...


William Elmer Gabbard

Surrounded by his loving family, William "Gabby" Gabbard, 87, went to be with his Lord at Spirit Mountain Hospice on July 28, 2023. Bill was born on September 11, 1935, in Loveland, Colorado, the... Full story


Randall Lee Adams

Randall Lee Adams, 68, passed away at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper, Wyoming on July 28, 2023. He was born on Feb. 24, 1955, in Denver, Colorado. Cremation has taken place and services are pending.... Full story


Caroline DeCroo

Caroline Francis Gentilini DeCroo, 87, passed away on July 15, 2023, at the Worland Medical Center. She was born on Dec. 9, 1935, in Rocks Springs. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023 at Zion... Full story


Kudos to Sheriff and Search and Rescue; Fair Board

Many kudos this week go to Washakie County. One LARGE KUDO goes to the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and Washakie County Search and Rescue who have worked tirelessly in the search for Breanna Mitch...


Rocky Mountain Power is pitching historic rate hike: Here's what it could mean for Wyoming consumers

Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — About a dozen people spoke at a Rock Springs meeting earlier this month about a historic rate hike proposal brought by Rocky Mountain Power — Wyoming’s largest electricity provider. Though more than 70% of Rocky Mou... Full story

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    August 3, 2023

UW will begin advertising later this month for new Extension educator

After over eight years with the University of Wyoming Extension Office, Caitlin Youngquist has left her position as an agriculture and horticulture educator. Youngquist worked for most of her career with the Extension Office in the Northwest area,...


BLM and partners work to control cheatgrass throughout Big Horn, Park and Washakie counties 

With a shared commitment to manage for healthy rangelands and reduce wildfire risk, the Bureau of Land Management continues this year to partner with Big Horn, Park and Washakie county weed and pest districts to combat cheatgrass infestations.... Full story

 By Morgan Phillips    News    August 3, 2023

Group asks to intervene in LDS lawsuit

Via Wyoming News Exchange CODY — The Preserve Our Cody Neighborhoods Group, which opposes constructing a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple off Skyline Drive, has asked to “intervene” in the church’s lawsuit to ensure its interests wi... Full story


Rodeo results

The results from the 2023 Washakie County Fair rodeo on July 28 are as follows. Tie down 1, EJ Panetta 2, Tate Woodard 3, Cael Espenscheid 4, Tanner Griemsman Open breakaway 1, Joe Panetta 2, Audrey...

 By Aedan Hannon    Wyoming    August 3, 2023

Abortion in Wyoming: the inexact numbers

CASPER - The Wyoming Department of Health's 2022 report didn't capture all abortions in the state. The number of women who received abortions in Wyoming doubled last year to 200, according to the... Full story


Wyoming Briefs for August 3 2023

Alleged drunk driver causes two-hour power outage Sunday CODY (WNE) — An allegedly intoxicated driver caused the city of Cody to lose power for about two hours on Sunday, July 30, after he crashed into a city utility pole on Stampede Avenue at a... Full story

 By Mark Davis    Wyoming    August 3, 2023

Is a Yellowstone eruption closer than thought?

Scientists say not necessarily POWELL — In the same way digital photography has evolved from 3 megapixel state-of-the-art professional DSLR cameras in the late 90s to folks now carrying 15 megapixel c... Full story


Wyoming Briefs from Aug. 4 2023

Colorado man arrested after 40-plus mile chase from Gillette to Upton GILLETTE (WNE) — A 59-year-old Colorado man was arrested early Wednesday morning after leading deputies and Wyoming Highway P... Full story

 By Mark Davis    Wyoming    August 3, 2023

Pilgrimage honors those who refuse to forget

POWELL — Tears were flowing as former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson for the first time walked through the shell that will soon house the Mineta-Simpson Institute at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Center Saturday morning during the annual pilgrimage to t... Full story

 By Kate Ready    Wyoming    August 3, 2023

Judge: State must clarify abortion laws

JACKSON - The state must clarify two abortion laws, a Teton County judge ruled last week. The order comes after the state refused to respond to a series of questions regarding the medical literature... Full story

 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    August 3, 2023

Pro-life advocates appeal to state Supreme Court in abortion battle

CHEYENNE - Pro-life advocates who were denied intervention in the state's ongoing abortion court battle have appealed the decision to the Wyoming Supreme Court. Teton County District Court was... Full story


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