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    Aug 18, 2022

    Check out complete election coverage in this week's issue, as well as Nowoodstock Photos....

  • The News Editorial: A few notes on election and community

    Aug 18, 2022

    It is Tuesday night and we are waiting for results from across the state to come in as the secretary of state and superintendent of public instruction races right now are too close to call. Washakie County had its results printed out for those of waiting in the courthouse just after 8 a.m. I would like to congratulate those who advanced to the general election. Austin Brookwell appears to be the county’s next sheriff, barring a write-in Democratic candidate. Morgan Martinez appears to be joining Terry Wolf and Aaron Anderson as a county commiss... Full story

  • Crossing oceans: Couple flees Ukraine and celebrates birth of baby in Rock Springs

    Caroline Phillips, Rocket Miner Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 18, 2022

    ROCK SPRINGS - A new bundle of joy was recently born at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. However, her parents faced several challenges leading up to her arrival. Gerhard and Anastasia Talbot came to the United States after having to flee Ukraine due to the ongoing war. "I am born South African and have been a United States resident since 2016. My wife Anastasia (Nastya) Talbot, is Ukrainian and received her United States residence on May 5, 2022," Gerhard said. "We had been living in... Full story

  • Governor Visits New Business

    Aug 18, 2022

  • Council candidates could face opposition from write-ins

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Aug 18, 2022

    WORLAND — With each Worland City Council race receiving write-in votes, the candidates that were on the ballot in Tuesday’s primary election could face opposition in the November general election. It takes three eligible write-in votes for someone to officially be nominated. The person must accept and pay the filing fee to be on the ballot in November. Write-in candidates will not be known until Friday after the county canvassing board meets. For Ward 1 two-year seat, Rebecca George received 517 votes. There were four write-in votes cast. For...

  • Riverside Park bike trail project moves forward

    ZACH SPADT, Staff Reporter|Aug 18, 2022

    WORLAND — Worland City Council members during their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 16 moved forward with the preliminary phases of a bike trail project at Riverside Rotary Park. Specifically, council members voted unanimously to apply for a grant on behalf of Ten Sleep Nowood Trailbreakers (TNT). TNT President CJ Grimes said the project would include extending a gravel trail at the park. In addition, the project would also involve installing some terrain features, which could be fun for all ages. Grimes said other communities throughout W...

  • 18th Wyoming Championship BBQ and bluegrass festival this weekend

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Aug 18, 2022

    WORLAND - Five local barbecue teams will join 23 others in hopes of winning the 2022 Pepsi Wyoming BBQ Championship this weekend. Pepsi Wyoming BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival Committee Chairman Dave Paxton said there are 28 teams signed up to compete this year with 25 the minimum number for the Wyoming BBQ championship to be sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS). Local teams are Chubby Cheeks, 3 Smokin' Chicks, Sochies, Barr-B-Q and Unruly Smokers. Paxton said last...

  • Washakie County appoints new public health officer

    Zach Spadt, Staff Reporter|Aug 18, 2022

    WORLAND - He spent his summers traveling from Billings to Wyoming and worked at his grandfather's vet clinic. When he finished his medical training, he wanted to end up back in Worland. "That was the goal the whole time - to end up back here," Dr. Steven Asay said. "I'm happy to be back here." Asay earlier this month was appointed to serve as Washakie County's Public Health Officer. He says the job is to identify any problems that pose risks to members of the community. In the position, he will...

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  • Hear Me Out: The most courageous 2022 NFL predictions: The yuck teams

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Aug 18, 2022

    At long last, the moment has come. We’re four weeks out from the kickoff of the NFL season, which means it’s time to release the most courageous 2022 NFL predictions. I’ve looked at the roster moves for all 32 teams, crunched the numbers and have arrived at the most accurate prediction for the 2022 NFL season. These predictions are so precise that there’s no need to check if they come true. (Same with last year’s, no need to go back and look…please don’t go back and look.) As is tradition, I...

  • Warriors finish second in Powell

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Aug 18, 2022

    WORLAND - The Worland Warrior golf team opened their season with a second-place finish at the Park County Shootout on Aug. 11-12 at the Powell Golf Club. The Warriors shot 345, 353-698 and finished second behind Lovell, who shot 348, 343-691. Winning the boys individual tournament was Warrior Landen Gilmore. The senior shot a 78-77 to finish first. Gilmore was joined in the top 10 by teammates Jackson Dunham, who finished sixth (90-81), and Tyshon Swalstad, who finished ninth (83-90). Sam...

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  • Eloise Laverne Hansen

    Aug 18, 2022

    Eloise Laverne Hansen, 66, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on August 10, 2022. Eloise was born to Donald and Eloise Evans in Casper, Wyoming on January 6, 1956. She grew up in Greybull, graduating from Greybull High School in 1973. Eloise began her career as a dispatcher for the Worland Police Department before moving to City Hall where she worked as an accounting technician until the year 2000. During that time, she married Jerry Hansen and started her family with their only... Full story

  • Pamela Renee Bosley

    Aug 18, 2022

    Pamela Renee Bosley, 86, passed away at home in Ten Sleep, Wyoming on August 8, 2022 with her devoted husband by her side. She was born on July 19, 1936 to Robert William and Mattie O'Dell (Fry) Jones in York, Pennsylvania. Pamela grew up on the east coast with her 4 siblings. She graduated from William Penn Sr. High School in 1953. On December 28, 1991, Pamela married the love of her life, John Thomas Bosley, Sr. at the Baptist Church in New Freedom, Pennsylvania. Their marriage was like a... Full story

  • Jolene Esquibel

    Aug 18, 2022

    Services for Jolene Esquibel, 63, will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 19, at the regular Mass at St. Francis Church in Thermopolis. Mrs. Esquibel died suddenly August 14, 2022.... Full story

  • Linda Lou Klug

    Aug 18, 2022

    Linda Lou (Unterseher) Klug, 72, passed away peacefully at her home in Worland, Wyoming on August 6, 2022. Linda was born July 19, 1950, in Hazen, North Dakota. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.... Full story

  • Today in Wyoming history

    Aug 18, 2022

    August 15: In 1909, an automobile racer died in a race in Cheyenne when his car struck a cow on the racetrack. August 16: In 1920, the first airplane to land in Kemmerer crashed into a tree during the process. August 17: In 1996, an Air Force cargo plane carrying equipment for President Bill Clinton crashed in the state, killing eight crewmembers and a Secret Service employee. August: 18: In 1959, a magnitude 7.7 earthquake occurred about 78 miles from Cody and Jackson. (Thanks On This Day.) Information provided by Wyoming State Historical... Full story