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    Aug 17, 2023

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

  • Former mayor remembered at council meeting

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Aug 17, 2023

    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 people instrumental in getting the initial one-cent sales tax passed and did a lot of things for the city. “She is gone but not forgotten,” Gill said. Gotier served as Worland mayor from 2001 through 2004. She later ran for county commissioner in 2006 on the Democratic ticket. According to a Norther...

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

    SEAN MORTIMER, Staff Reporter|Aug 17, 2023

    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 the audit, and expressed that the results were positive overall. One issue that did come up as a possible point for improvement in Ten Sleep School employees was “segregation of duties,” a concept that is difficult to practice in a small district, he noted. NEW SCHOOL UPDATE In an update on the new...

  • Bluegrass and barbecue this weekend

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Aug 17, 2023

    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 night. This year's music features three top bluegrass groups from around the country. The annual encore performance is Special Consensus, who returns from last year. Special Consensus "is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in their four decades of performing, making their music...

  • Dorothy Lillian (Lass) Schleiger

    Aug 17, 2023

    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 long awaited and anticipated excitement of being able to hold their little bundle of love, Dorothy Lillian, for the very first time. This jubilant day for the celebration of Dorothy's life would continue long into the future. Like many little girls in the small community of Worland, Wyoming, Dorothy... Full story

  • Jacqueline Lou Kremer

    Aug 17, 2023

    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 Leonard and Delores (Benzien) Lemke. She was united in marriage to Bill Kremer on August 21st, 1949. They moved to Powell WY and eventually to Worland where they owned and operated Glenn's Drive Inn. Bill passed away in 1985. In the 1990's Jackie met Ed Williams. The two of them spent their time traveli... Full story

  • Sherman B. Allred

    Aug 17, 2023

    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, Wyoming, the oldest of four children born to Howard Zeller and Shirley Mae (Schulze) Allred. Sherman's mother passed on Christmas weekend of his Senior year of high school from injuries sustained in a car accident. Sherman played numerous sports as well as doing some rodeo. As the oldest child, he honored... Full story

  • Beatrice Ivy (Chandler) Davis

    Aug 17, 2023

    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 (Bill) Chandler. She was raised in Randlett, UT. She was one of 6 children including Tom, Mort, Elva, Ernie and Jim. After graduation she was introduced by her sister, Elva, to Melvin Dean Davis. They married on 5/3/58, then they moved to Riverton, WY where they welcomed a daughter Cindy Lee. They... Full story

  • LaVertha Gotier

    Aug 17, 2023

    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.

    Karla Pomeroy|Aug 17, 2023

    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 story from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and more than 30 news media organizations are condemning last week’s police raid of Kansas’s Marion County Record during which law enforcement officers seized the newspaper’s electronic newsga...

  • Eagles Take Flight

    Aug 17, 2023

  • Hinkel new board president for American Medical Technologists

    Aug 17, 2023

    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 board of directors president. With a distinguished background of service to AMT and a wealth of experience in the allied health field, Hinkel assumes this leadership role, bringing her expertise and vision to guide the organization. Hinkel has been an esteemed member of AMT for more than two dec... Full story

  • BLM hosts National Public Lands Day event at Gebo 

    Aug 17, 2023

    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 of Thermopolis. From 8-11 a.m., volunteers will clean up the parking area that provides access to the historic site, located off County Road 30 west of Kirby. "This project will be a great way to make a valuable contribution to public lands," said BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Cullen Hardy. "I can'... Full story

  • Nowoodstock Music Festival

    Aug 17, 2023

  • Worland Majors and Minors Little League programs compete at district tournament

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Aug 17, 2023

    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 tournament for the Majors (12U) and Minors (10U) was held in Riverton on July 12-13. Playing in pool play on Day 1 and bracket play on Day 2, both Worland teams went 0-3. The Worland Majors lost to Lander 11-3 and Cody 14-1 in pool play, and 15-3 to Bridger Valley in bracket play. The Worland Minors...

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  • No permit yet for Cody LDS temple

    Morgan Phillips and Buzzy Hassrick, Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 17, 2023

    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 means the mayor’s order to halt issuing a building permit for the controversial project stays in effect, City Manager Barry Cook said Wednesday. The council “will continue trying to seek options,” he added. “I hope there’s some resolution soon.” Along with Cook, the others attending the executive ses... Full story

  • Wyoming Briefs Aug. 18 2023

    Aug 17, 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 they need. Available on Google Play and the Apple App Store, the WDH Docket application can be used to view and share vaccination records and to find out what vaccinations are due. “We wanted to offer a convenient option to Wyoming families who may have questions about the vaccination histories of... Full story

  • Wyoming Briefs Aug. 17 2023

    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 about the guard, however, has led the judge in the federal case to dismiss the case without prejudice. Both parties in the case are now known to be residents of Colorado, meaning the case cannot be heard in the U.S. District Court of Wyoming. Attorneys for the plaintiff may refile the suit in Laramie C... Full story

  • Cody woman in Maui shares experience of evacuating from wildfire

    Anne Marie Fowler, Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 17, 2023

    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. Sarah Andre, a lifelong resident of Cody, recently moved to Maui to pursue a position as an au pair after graduating from Central Wyoming College with a degree in health science. Just a few months later, a series of brush fires on the island converged and resulted in several raging wildfires that... Full story

  • Cyber Security - August 21, 2023

    Aug 17, 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 their staff. The citizen responded “This is a scam.” The scammer responded, “So you mean you don’t think I'm generous to that extent?” CyberWyoming note: All joking aside, these kinds of business spoofing emails are very effective. Any time someone asks you for gift cards or cryptocurrenc... Full story

  • Federal court sides with Schmidt in case against UW

    Rachelle Trujillo, Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 17, 2023

    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 ban him from tabling in the Wyoming Union breezeway. U.S. Senior District Judge Nancy Freudenthal ruled Schmidt proved he would suffer irreparable harm and provided adequate grounds for his case. Following the release of the court's 20-page decision Friday, UW released a statement via email, acknowl... Full story

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