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...

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 5, 2021

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...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 5, 2021

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

 By Avery Howe    News    August 5, 2021

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...

 By Avery Howe    News    August 5, 2021

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...

 By Avery Howe    News    August 5, 2021

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...

 By Billy Arnold    News    August 5, 2021

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... Full story

 By Nicole Pollack    News    August 5, 2021

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

 By Nick Reynolds    News    August 5, 2021

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

 By Joel Funk    COVID-19    August 5, 2021

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


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