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August 15, 2019

Inserts this week are Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online) and Reese & Ray's IGA (print only)....

 

Karla's Kolumn: Let freedom, not fear, reign

"The ultimate human experience." A trailer from the Universal Pictures movie "The Hunt," that was set to be released next month describes the scenario where rich elitists get to hunt 12 Midwest... Full story

 

Tracie's Thoughts: Wyoming citizens are the best

I first arrived in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, from Vermont, in July of 1997 and I was amazed by the people here, their old fashioned morals and willingness to help each other ... for no pay. Over the years... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2019

Wyoming State BBQ and Bluegrass Festival continues to grow

WORLAND — Fifteen years ago the Pepsi Wyoming BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival at the Washakie County Fairgrounds began and the last few years have seen steady growth in attendance and barbecue competitors. Committee Chairman Dave Paxton...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 15, 2019

Worland area schools ready to begin school year on Tuesday

WORLAND – Summer is officially over for Worland area students come Tuesday, Aug. 20. With multiple projects going on throughout the district over the summer, many teachers started to head back to their classrooms on Wednesday, in preparation for... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2019

BAPC investigates establishing historical downtown district

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission is investigating the feasibility of establishing a historic downtown district. During the past several meetings the board has discussed options and benefits for establishing a...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 15, 2019

Washakie County Fair Board discusses successes from 2019 fair; discussions begin on changes for 2020

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met Monday night to discuss the successes and failures of the 2019 Washakie County Fair. With the fair having just finished about two weeks ago, the board finalized bills and decided to discuss what they...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 15, 2019

US Army Corps of Engineers visits river two years later

WORLAND – When large blocks of ice floated down the Big Horn River and caused flooding in downtown Worland in February 2017, response to the event was huge from the community. The efforts to...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2019

Washakie County Junior Livestock Sale tops $175,000

WORLAND - Area businesses showed their generosity for Washakie County youth at the Washakie County Fair Junior Livestock Sale Aug. 3, purchasing 83 animals for $176,041.47. Washakie County 4-H...

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    August 15, 2019

Warriors considered among the top contenders in 3A golf

WORLAND - The Wyoming High School golf season begins today with tournaments taking place all over the state. The Worland High School golf team will see their first action of the season with... Full story

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    August 15, 2019

Hear Me Out...The most courageous 2019-20 NFL season predictions: The Baddies

It's time! The NFL season is a few short weeks away and optimism abounds for all 32 NFL franchises. So what better way to burst some bubbles with another year of the most courageous NFL season predictions. I liked last year's format of separating... Full story

 

Temporary closure of Tongue River Cave

Sheridan, WY-August 15, 2019- On a recent trip to Tongue River Cave, biologists discovered a maternity roost of Townsend's big-eared bats. This species is considered sensitive. The Bighorn National... Full story

 
 By LEW FREEDMAN    News    August 15, 2019

Yellowstone uses humorous poster to advise against petting bison

CODY - For the people who still don't get it, the National Park Service recently spelled out – for the zillionth time in the zillionth way – the stern, common-sense advice to avoid approaching... Full story

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    August 15, 2019

Wildlife Services commits to review of methods

JACKSON — Facing legal pressure, a federal agency that kills wildlife deemed to be a nuisance has agreed to reassess its plans for operating in Wyoming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services will take that step because of a... Full story

 

Cheyenne police recommend charges against priest in abuse case

CHEYENNE — The Cheyenne Police Department has recommended sexual abuse charges against a member of the Roman Catholic clergy and another man who was seeking to join the clergy related to incidents from the 1970s and ’80s. In a news release, CPD... Full story

 

Former Basin clerk pleads 'no contest' to embezzlement

GREYBULL (WNE) — A former Basin town clerk/treasurer charged with embezzling funds from the town and Basin Area Chamber of Commerce changed her plea on Tuesday, Aug. 6 as a result of a plea agreement. Danielle Lampman, formerly Chapman, entered an... Full story

 

WYOMING NEWS BRIEFS Aug. 15

Greybull studies ban on ‘skill games’ GREYBULL (WNE) — The Greybull Town Council may be positioning itself to be on the frontline in the dispute over electronic games of skill and their place in Wyoming. With litigation pending around the... Full story

 

WYDOT schedules pre-harvest meeting in Worland

A pre-harvest meeting for Big Horn Basin growers is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the Worland Community Center. The Worland meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a public safety presentation will take place between 11:30 a.m. and... Full story

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    August 15, 2019

Bleak outlook for crops affected by tunnel collapse

CASPER — Farmers in the Platte River Valley affected by an irrigation tunnel collapse are beginning to lose hope that their crops will be salvageable this year. The tunnel is part of an irrigation system that spans more than 100 miles between... Full story

 

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