Articles from the August 15, 2019 edition
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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)....
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...
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... Full story
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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... Full story
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
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
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
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