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August 22, 2019
Look for Blair's, Bomgaars (print and online) and Reese & Ray's IGA (print only) inserts in this week's issue. Next week look for our fall sports schedules. Our football contest is coming soon, your chance to win $100.... Full story
Vigil appointed to fill Ward 3 vacancy
WORLAND — Three Ward 3 residents made presentations to the Worland City Council Tuesday night seeking appointment to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Melissa Rivera earlier this year....
Three in a row: South Dakota cooker wins 2019 Wyoming BBQ Championship
WORLAND - While some newcomers to the Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival made strong showings, B-S BBQ Outlaws of Hills City, South Dakota, brought home the top prize for...
Ten Sleep teacher finalist for Wyoming teacher of the year
Ten Sleep – Ten Sleep social studies teacher and 2018-2019 Ten Sleep teacher of the year, Dane Weaver is one of the three finalists for Wyoming state teacher of the year. "We are very proud of him....
Wild horse gather planned this fall
WORLAND – The Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office has released a decision record that approves two management actions in the Fifteenmile Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA), located approximately 35 miles northwest of Worland in... Full story
Worland City Council gives OK to Maverik adult Chillers
WORLAND — With proper packaging and sealed bags, the Worland City Council gave unanimous consent for the Worland Maverik store to offer adult alcoholic Chillers. Dan Post, store director, came to...
Library movement discussions continue; emergency shutdown plans discussed
WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met on Tuesday to discuss the costs and floor plan once again regarding a future move for the Washakie County Llibrary in to the Kennedy’s Ace Hardware building. The costs that were presented and...
John William 'Bill' Paxton Jr.
John William “Bill” Paxton Jr., age 83, passed away at his home August 16, 2019. Bill was born on April 10, 1936 in Worland. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, August 23, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Evangelical Church.... Full story
Marjorie Messenger, 94, passed away August 17, 2019 in Thermopolis. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 24, at First Presbyterian Church in Cody.... Full story
Elsie Emma McMichael
Elsie Emma McMichael, 92, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019, in Thermopolis. Memorial services will be held at a later date.... Full story
JoAnn Marie Kaufman
JoAnn Marie Kaufman, age 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 17, 2019 at Worland Healthcare and Rehab Center where she had resided for the past several years. JoAnn was born... Full story
Patrick Robert Harvey
Patrick “Pat” Harvey passed away at his home in Wasilla, Alaska at the age of 55. Pat was born in Billings, Montana and attended elementary school in Thermopolis, Lander, and Jackson. In 1977 Pat and his family moved to Sheridan where he attended... Full story
Bill to share mental health info with feds survives committee vote
CHEYENNE - A bill to mandate Wyoming share disqualifying mental health information on potential firearms purchasers with the federal background check system is still alive for a potential 2020 vote. The proposed legislation would mandate Wyoming... Full story
Karla's Kolumn: Mental health must be part of the solution
Weeks after two mass shootings that left 32 innocent people dead in Texas and Ohio, people are still pointing fingers and finding someone or something to blame. Just like with guns and gun control,... Full story
Tracie's Thoughts: Teaching your child bicycle safety
The other day I saw an incident with a child riding their bicycle that chilled me to the bone and caused me to speak with both the Washakie County Sheriff's Office and the Worland Police Department ab... Full story
Hear Me Out...The most courageous 2019-20 NFL season predictions: The Either, Or
The most courageous 2019-20 NFL season predictions continue and this week’s predictions will focus on the “Either, Or” teams. These seven teams can either have a lot go right this season, or a... Full story
Warriors place third in Powell/Cody in tournament
WORLAND - The Worland High School golf team got their season underway in Powell and Cody last week on Aug. 15 and 16. The Warriors finished third overall and were the highest finishing 3A team,... Full story
Teton Co. withdraws from federal funding program
JACKSON — Title X funding is no more in Teton County. The Teton County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw from the federal program, which provides grants for family planning and related preventative services for... Full story
Yellowstone superintendent says visitor numbers have plateaued
CODY — Yellowstone National Park superintendent Cam Sholly said he believes the nation’s oldest national park has “plateaued a little bit” in annual attendance at 4-million-plus. And since the park’s system and operations can handle that... Full story
Study says oil, gas development disrupts deer eating habits
CASPER — Oil and gas development throughout Wyoming’s sagebrush habitats may be affecting mule deer well beyond the perimeters of a well pad, a new study by University of Wyoming researchers found. For each acre of mule deer habitat overtaken by... Full story
Wyoming News Briefs AUGUST 22
Hot Springs commissioners asked to take stand on Boysen dumping plan THERMOPOLIS (WNE) — Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Hot Springs County Commissioners began on a rather tense footing when Sonja Becker asked the commissioners why they were n... Full story