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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

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 22, 2019

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. All three candidates were born and raised in Worland...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 22, 2019

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

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 22, 2019

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 the council last month requesting permission 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

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

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    August 22, 2019

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

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    August 22, 2019

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 lot go wrong and I’m basing my prediction that... Full story

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    August 22, 2019

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

 
 By Tom Hallberg    News    August 22, 2019

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

 
 By LEW FREEDMAN    News    August 22, 2019

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

 

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