Articles from the August 24, 2023 edition

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August 24 2023

Check out pictures from the BBQ and Bluegrass festival last weekend....

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    August 24, 2023

Colorado team takes first at Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship

The 19th annual Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ and Bluegrass Festival brought in 27 barbecue teams to compete in the Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned contest with Colorado Bulldawg BBQ, Levi and Jessi...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    August 24, 2023

Hot Springs County School District No. 1 Board

A comment made to a board member turned into a lengthy discussion during last Thursday’s Hot Springs County School District No. 1 Board meeting. Board member Bethany Webber had a district patron...


Judith Carolyn (Bader) Vang

Judith Carolyn Vang, 81, of Glenrock, Wyoming, was welcomed back to her heavenly home on the morning of Aug. 3, 2023 in Casper, Wyoming. In her final day she was surrounded by her loving family who held her hands and recounted memories with tears... Full story


Michael James Brown

Michael James Brown, 69, passed away on August 14, 2023, after being life-flighted to Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado due to severe burns. He was born to Addison Edgar “Bud” and Ola Elizabeth (Downs) Brown on June 25, 1954, in... Full story


Grace Marie Briggs

Our Mother reminded us to count our blessings everyday, 24 hours before her last. Grace Marie Briggs, 84, of Powell WY went home to be in peace with her Lord on Aug.17, 2023. Grace was born the only... Full story


Dustin John Valencia

Dustin John Valencia, 46, passed away at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana on Aug. 16, 2023. He was born on July 11, 1977. Services will be at 2 p.m., August 25, 2023, at the Worland Community Center Complex Conference room. A graveside will... Full story


Shawn Douglas Bleak

Shawn Douglas Bleak, 53, passed away on Aug. 18, 2023, at his residence in Sheridan, Wyoming. Shawn was born Feb. 28, 1970, in Thermopolis. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.... Full story


Washakie County knows how to end the summer

For the last two weekends in Washakie County residents and travelers have enjoyed two longtime festivals, one in Ten Sleep and one in Worland. This year, for the first time, I got to experience Nowoodstock. Traditionally for the Northern Wyoming...


What is kratom?

Kratom is a popular herbal supplement derived from the dried leaves of a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family. People use kratom to treat chronic pain, depression and anxiety. And some use it to lessen the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Anyon...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    August 24, 2023

Worland woman hopes love of Halloween and horror is winning combination

To those who know her, it came as no surprise that Desiree Ross found herself entered to compete in the Face of Horror contest. Surrounded by costumes and trinkets in her store, Second Treasures in...


Gov. requests additional public meetings on proposed power rate increases

The Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) is reviewing a proposed rate increase from  Rocky Mountain Power (RMP). The rate increase would impact thousands of Wyoming people and businesses. RMP is the largest utility in Wyoming. Due to the... Full story


Dodge truck wins Best of Show at annual BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Car Show

The 2023 Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival Car Show saw a 1947 Dodge Truck take Best of Show. The car is owned by Anthony Weibel and has always been in the Weibel family....

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    August 24, 2023

Worland golfers looking for consistency after first meets

With tournaments in Powell and Cody, the Worland High School golfers had an up-and-down start to their seasons. “It was a mixed bag of results for us,” said WHS golf coach Ben Hofmann. “We had...

 By CJ Baker    Wyoming    August 24, 2023

Neighbors take city to court in bid to stop Cody Temple

POWELL — The fight over The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ new Cody temple is headed to the courts. On Monday, a group of 11 couples and individuals who live near the site sued the City of Cody’s Planning, Zoning and Adjustment... Full story


Michigan Man Sustains Thermal Burns in Yellowstone National Park

Jason D. Wicks, age 49, of Hillman, Michigan, was arraigned in federal court on August 23, 2023, facing criminal charges of off-trail travel in a Yellowstone National Park thermal area and being under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the degree... Full story


Cyber Security weekly brief 8-28-23

Brief 8/28/2023 Uh oh, my personal data has been stolen: A Laramie citizen reported receiving a letter from HUB International that their personal information had been stolen, including social security number and driver’s license number. According... Full story


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