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August 19, 2021

On this day in: 43 BC - Octavian, later known as Augustus, compels the Roman Senate to elect him Consul 1893 – Frank Wisner invented the Root Beer Float....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 19, 2021

Barbecue, bluegrass and more this weekend

WORLAND — There is excitement this year from the cooks to the judges for the 17th Pepsi Wyoming BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival at the Washakie County Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 19, 2021

New school design begins now for Ten Sleep; no masks as school year starts

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep School is set to begin their designs for a new school and discussed preparations for the design phase of the building during the Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 2...

 

The News Editorial: Don't stop, keep reading

Recently a reader came into the office to purchase an ad and asked that it be placed on page 2. We told her we would try and accommodate the request and her reply was that she did not read anything... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 19, 2021

West Side garden flourishes through Work-It-Wednesday

WORLAND - Every other Wednesday was, Work-It-Wednesday, this summer with West Side students gather to harvest produce from the school garden established just prior to the end of the school year in...

 

Lovell man sentenced to prison for check fraud

POWELL (WNE) — After passing thousands of dollars worth of bad checks — including some stolen from his mother and grandmother —  to businesses around northern Wyoming, a Lovell man is headed back to prison.  Philip K. Mickelson recently recei... Full story

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 19, 2021

Inspired by family, Weimann rocks Nowoodstock stage

TEN SLEEP – Rob Weimann took the Ten Sleep scene by storm when he won the Wyoming Singer Songwriter competition two years ago, with Nowoodstock organizer Pat O'Brien being impressed by his sound...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 19, 2021

Cerovski achieves lifelong dream

TEN SLEEP – When Quinn Cerovski & Black Mountain Blues took the stage this past weekend at Nowoodstock, Cerovski achieved a dream that he has been working toward as a child after watching his...

 

Esther Lorraine Alvarado-Sweeney

Esther Lorraine Alvarado-Sweeney passed away on August 11, 2021. Esther was born at 209 Robertson Avenue, Worland, on February 17, 1959, to Lawrence Alfred Alvarado, Sr., and Margaret Gonzales... Full story

 

Todd Eugene White

Todd Eugene White, 76, died August 14, 2021 at Washakie Memorial Hospital of natural causes. He was born September 23, 1944 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, the son of James Harold and Fern... Full story

 

Joey Lance Johnson

Joey Lance Johnson, 51, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021, at his home in Thermopolis surrounded by family and close friends. He fought a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. Born January... Full story

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    August 19, 2021

State hospitals feel staffing strain; 5 Wyoming facilities report critical shortage over the last 4 days

CASPER – By the time Wyoming hit its COVID-19 hospitalization peak last November, nearly 250 people were being treated for the virus statewide. The physicians who were caring for them were largely working without days off, filling in for... Full story

 

Public invited to discuss CWD management options for deer herds on the east side of the Big Horn Basin

Join us Aug. 23 in Greybull or Aug. 24 in Worland CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites hunters, landowners and other interested persons to attend one of two public meetings to discuss chronic wasting disease (CWD) and potential managem... Full story

 

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