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  • Wyoming tight end trio return for 2018 season

    WyoSports|Aug 17, 2018

    LARAMIE (AP) - The task that faced Tyree Mayfield, Austin Fort and Josh Harshman last season was a simple but unenviable one: make up for Jacob Hollister's production. Hollister, now a tight end with the New England Patriots, caught 32 balls for 515 yards and seven touchdowns in 2016 en route to first-team all-Mountain West honors. As a unit, the Wyoming tight ends caught 40 balls for 598 yards and seven scores that year. Last season, those numbers dipped to 33 catches, 363 yards and three touch...

  • 'I'm getting a bunk bed'

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Aug 17, 2018

    WORLAND -Bright-eyed 3-year-old Camden Denton proclaimed Tuesday "I'm getting a bunk bed." In fact, Tuesday night Camden and his older sister, Brailynn, 9, got to sleep in their own beds at their home in Worland, and their first bunk beds. The Dentons mother, Lainie said she and her husband and their two children recently moved to Worland from Greybull after having to leave their home. Lainie's sister-in-law provided the family a trailer in the 2000 block of Robertson when they were in need of...

  • Denver Jake fire 60 percent contained

    Tracie Mitchell, Staff Writer|Aug 17, 2018

    WORLAND – The Denver Jake fire, 16 miles southwest of Worland, was 60 percent contained Thursday morning according to Bureau of Land Management public affairs specialist Cindy Wertz. Wertz stated that the fire has mapped out at 7,100 acres, is burning in difficult terrain of mostly sagebrush and grasses and was probably started by lightning. At the peak, the fire was being fought by 110 firefighters, 12 engines, two bulldozers, three water tenders, four single engine air tankers and two helicopters, Wertz said. Wertz said that crews on W...

  • Early intervention is an important role in school safety

    Tracie Mitchell, Staff Writer|Aug 17, 2018

    TEN SLEEP – School safety starts with early intervention. That was the message Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness conveyed Monday evening during the Ten Sleep school board meeting. “What we are hearing and seeing from going to some school safety stuff and happening around the country is early intervention. Early intervention, if you see or hear something, say something. There is going to be a state program with that coming out in September,” Rakness said. “The overwhelming issue is the safety of the school here, the students, your faculty...

  • NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne retiring after 15 Cup seasons

    Aug 17, 2018

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kasey Kahne announced Thursday that he will retire from full-time racing in NASCAR and plans to focus on the sprint car team he owns. Kahne said in a Twitter post that he is at ease with the decision after 15 years racing in NASCAR. Kahne, from Enumclaw, Washington, made it to NASCAR via sprint car racing and his Kasey Kahne Racing team competes in the World of Outlaws series. KKR driver Brad Sweet won the prestigious Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals last weekend and the 38-year-old Kahne was present for the victory. "I'm not s...

  • Browns hosting former Cowboys star WR Dez Bryant

    Aug 17, 2018

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Dez Bryant has stopped in to meet the Browns. The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver arrived at the team's headquarters on Thursday, and the free agent's visit could lead to Bryant signing with Cleveland. Bryant posted a photo on Twitter signing autographs at Cleveland's airport. The 29-year-old was released by Dallas after eight seasons in April and has been waiting to latch on with another team. He turned down a three-year contract offer from Baltimore, which may still have interest in him. The Browns have plenty of room u...

  • Frost plans to mix old with new in bid to bring back Huskers

    Aug 17, 2018

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Bill Callahan, Bo Pelini and Mike Riley have come and gone the last 14 years, none able to return Nebraska to its traditional place in the college football hierarchy. Enter Scott Frost, the back-to-the-future hire hailed from border to border in a state where football is the year-round passion. The hottest coach in America came home in December and announced he would return the program to its roots by bringing back much of the master plan Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne devised to pile up wins at a dizzying rate from the 1960s...

  • 70 years after Babe Ruth's death, fans still flock to grave

    Aug 17, 2018

    HAWTHORNE, N.Y. (AP) — Amid the serene graves at Gate of Heaven Cemetery sits the one where visitors leave baseballs and bats instead of bouquets, tributes to a baseball superstar who still outshines others seven decades after his death. It's the resting place of Babe Ruth, the indelible slugger and larger-than-life personality who died Aug. 16, 1948. Considered by many the greatest player in baseball history, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox legend set home run records — 60 in one season, 714 in his career — that stood for decad...

  • Greybull police officer arrested on federal charge

    Nathan Oster, Greybull Standard Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 17, 2018

    GREYBULL — A Greybull police officer was fired last week after he was arrested on a federal charge of possessing child pornography. Police Chief Bill Brenner said officers from the Division of Criminal Investigation arrested James Christopher Wynia when he showed up to start his shift on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Soon after, the GPD informed Wynia, via letter, of his termination. A Colorado native, Wynia joined the GPD in September of 2016. Prior to that, he had spent about a month as a police officer in Manderson. Brenner told town council members o...

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    Public Notice Enlargement Election-- Washakie Rural Improvement...  PDF

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    Public Notice Town of Ten Sleep Annexation-- Anderson...  PDF