Articles from the August 5, 2021 edition
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August 5, 2021
On this day in: 1914 - 1st electric traffic light installed in the USA on the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. 1966 - Beatles release single "Yellow Submarine" with "Eleanor Rigby" in UK. 1985 - Establishment of a...
Masks optional for Worland school year
WORLAND – Masks again were at the center of attention as the Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees held a discussion on whether or not masks should be enforced during the...
City, WAM honor Rotary for work at Riverside Park
WORLAND - For the second year in a row, the City of Worland's nomination for Community Hero was selected as the regional award by the Wyoming Association of Municipalities. On July 15, Worland Rotary...
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 were Friday, July 30 at the Ten Sleep Cemetery with military honors. A... Full story
The News Editorial: What a difference a year makes
Last year after fair ended that was it for events thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and then everyone waited with bated breath to see if students would indeed be returning to the classroom. This year,... Full story
Five veterans biking their way across Wyoming
Many bikers can be seen braving the Wyoming highways this summer, appreciating the exercise, companionship and often promoting a good cause. For five of those individuals, Wyoming is far from the...
Wright sisters reflect on last Washakie County Fair season
Sisters Brooke and Bailey Wright have been involved with 4-H and FFA for nine and seven years, respectively. As the Wright family plans a move to Douglas, Brooke and Bailey spent last week attending t...
Forest Service seeks public comment on herbicide application in Bighorn National Forest
GREYBULL - The Bighorn National Forest Invasive and Other Select Plant Management Project is a recent endeavor following in the footsteps of similar projects in Sheridan and Johnson County, as well as...
Jackson Republican fundraiser prompts protest
JACKSON — At 73, Jorge Colon had never been to a protest. That changed Thursday, when he and a crowd of more than 20 other people gathered at the corner of Spring Gulch Road and Highway 22 to protest an evening fundraiser for some of the most... Full story
Report says oil and gas moratorium effect minimal
CASPER — The Biden administration’s pause on federal drilling leases alarmed the oil and gas industry. But a new report argues that its economic impacts will be negligible — even for Wyoming. Decades of stockpiled leases will enable the... Full story
Election audit bill fails
Wyoming lawmakers rejected a proposal Wednesday by State Rep. Chuck Gray (R-Casper) to give the Wyoming Legislature the power to audit elections. Gray, who is running for Congress against incumbent U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney in next year’s Republican... Full story
Officials reexamine guidelines, decline mandates as Delta variant spreads
Circumstances have changed with the COVID-19 Delta variant’s incursion into Wyoming, health experts say, prompting officials to issue new recommendations and many to ask whether more needs to be done to increase the state’s vaccination rate and... Full story