Articles from the August 17, 2023 edition

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August 17 2023

Nowoodstock last weekend, Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival this weekend!...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    August 17, 2023

Former mayor remembered at council meeting

Worland Mayor Jim Gill notified the city council and others present that former Worland Mayor LaVertha Gotier passed away on Aug. 8. “She was quite a gal,” he said noting she was one of several peo...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    August 17, 2023

Time-lapse camera installed to watch new Ten Sleep School progression

James Seckman was present at the Aug. 14 Washakie County School District No. 2 meeting to deliver a report to the board on the results of the annual audit for the fiscal year 2022-2023. Seckman said that he was able to identify no major issues in...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    August 17, 2023

Bluegrass and barbecue this weekend

For the 19th year there will be barbecue and bluegrass in abundance at the Washakie County Fairgrounds in Worland as the Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival gets underway Friday...


Dorothy Lillian (Lass) Schleiger

April 8, 1926 was not just any ordinary day, at least for the happy couple Conrad Albert and Katherine (Lehman) Lass. For on this day, the air that encircled them was alive and electrifying with the l... Full story


Jacqueline Lou Kremer

Jacqueline "Jackie" Lou (Lemke) Kremer, 92, passed away August 7, 2023 at Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Care Center in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Jackie was born June 12, 1931 in Stanton, Nebraska to Leon... Full story


Sherman B. Allred

Sherman B. Allred, 80-year-old former Basin resident, passed away on August 14, 2023 in the home of his son with his loving family by his side. Sherman was born on February 7, 1943 in Worland,... Full story


Beatrice Ivy (Chandler) Davis

Beatrice Ivy (Chandler) Davis passed away in Portland, OR in the early morning hours of 8/9/2023 with her children and granddaughters by her side. Bea was born 11/8/35 to Ivy (Turner) and William... Full story


LaVertha Gotier

LaVertha Gotier, former Worland mayor, passed away on August 8, 2023, in Denver. She was born October 20, 1935, in Texas. Service details are pending.... Full story


Why a raid of a Kansas newspaper matters in Worland, Wyo.

Did you see the news over the weekend? Did you pay attention to the attack on the First Amendment? It did not come from politicians or the government but rather from law enforcement. According to a st...


Hinkel new board president for American Medical Technologists

American Medical Technologists, a leading professional organization dedicated to advancing allied health professionals, has announced the election of Martha “Marty” Hinkel, medical laboratory scientist and American medical technologist, as the new... Full story


BLM hosts National Public Lands Day event at Gebo 

The Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office will partner with the community on August 26 for an early celebration of National Public Lands Day at the Gebo–Crosby Historic Mining District north... Full story

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    August 17, 2023

Worland Majors and Minors Little League programs compete at district tournament

Competing in the Little League District tournament for the first time in over 30 years, the Worland Major and Minor Little League teams took a big step forward for their programs. The District 1...


No permit yet for Cody LDS temple

CODY — After an 80-minute executive session Tuesday night, the Cody City Council made no decision about the sole topic of discussion: the temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proposed for Skyline Drive. The lack of action m... Full story


Wyoming Briefs Aug. 18 2023

Department of Health launches smartphone app for vaccines CHEYENNE (WNE) — With back-to-school season here, a new Wyoming Department of Health smartphone application offers families an easy way to check whether their children have all the vaccines t... Full story


Wyoming Briefs Aug. 17 2023

CFD suit dismissed after guard identified as Colorado man CHEYENNE (WNE) — A previously unidentified security guard accused in a lawsuit against Cheyenne Frontier Days of physically assaulting a Colorado man has been identified. More information a... Full story


Cody woman in Maui shares experience of evacuating from wildfire

CODY - As wildfires on the Hawaiian island of Maui continue to destroy historical land and the lives of its inhabitants, one former Cody resident shares her experience and issues a call for assistance... Full story


Cyber Security - August 21, 2023

Hacker’s Brief 8/21/2023 Can you buy some gift cards? A Douglas citizen reported receiving an email from a co-worker supposedly asking for a favor. The citizen responded and the second request asked him to purchase gift cards for every member of t... Full story


Federal court sides with Schmidt in case against UW

LARAMIE - The U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming granted plaintiff Todd Schmidt a preliminary injunction Friday morning following the University of Wyoming's decision in December 2022 to... Full story


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