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August 25, 2022
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Man found guilty of 13 felony charges in shooting of hunters
DOUGLAS — A Converse County jury took about three hours Thursday to convict Solomon Bolen on 13 of 15 felonies stemming from the attempted murder of three California hunters just short of a year ago. The 42-year-old Douglas-area resident was charge... Full story
GUEST COLUMN: We can learn lesson from ball player
Did you see the video earlier this month of the Little League batter consoling the opposing team’s pitcher? During the Little League Southwest Regional final Aug. 9 in Waco, Texas, right-hander Kaiden Shelton of Pearland, Texas, was facing batter I... Full story
Washakie County takes no action on 1/4-cent tax
WORLAND — Citing fears that a new quarter-cent sales tax would “torpedo” other continuing taxes on the ballot this fall in Washakie County, the Washakie County Commission declined to take up a ¼-cent sales tax to help fund the ambulance...
Start of school year focuses on mental health, suicide prevention
Parent presentation next Tuesday, Aug. 30 WORLAND — Washakie County School District No. 1 is inviting parents to a virtual presentation with the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide next...
American Heroes BBQ wins second straight championship
WORLAND - American Heroes BBQ out of Glenrock earned the overall championship for the second straight year at the Pepsi Wyoming BBQ Championship last Saturday in Worland. American Heroes BBQ also...
Public forum Tuesday on dispersed camping on forest lands
SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest recreation managers are hosting a series of six public forums to collect input on dispersed camping management. Interested forest users may join anytime during the meeting and stay as long or as little as you... Full story
Warriors host Bobcats in Week 0 scrimmage
WORLAND — Week 1 of the Worland Warrior football season kicks off against the Powell Panthers next week. But before then, the Warriors close out their training camp with a Week 0 scrimmage against...
Truck driver killed in mountain accident
BUFFALO (WNE) — For the second time in two months, a semitrailer lost control on the way down the mountain on U.S. Highway 16 West and plunged into Mosier Gulch. This time, the driver was killed. Javier Cardoso-Reyes, of Katy, Texas, was pronounced... Full story
Never forget: Local firefighters recall 'the darkest day' in America
ROCK SPRINGS - Every year, thousands of participants across America walk, climb and run to remember those who sacrificed their lives to save others on Sept. 11, 2001. In Rock Springs, firefighters... Full story
UW wants another $54M from Legislature
LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming will make a supplemental budget request of $54.65 million to the Wyoming Legislature for unforeseen financial needs this academic year. If approved, UW officials say the additional money will account for gaps in... Full story
Mysterious moth-eating grizzlies have a people problem
ABSAROKA RANGE—Andy Pils was silent as he scanned with his Vortex spotting scope, its lens focused on a steep, talus-covered mountainside some 2.5 miles away. Two weeks before, 10 grizzly bears were clustered together in the same area flipping rock... Full story