Articles from the August 26, 2021 edition

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August 26, 2021

On this day in: 1945 - The Japanese were given surrender instructions on the U.S. battleship Missouri at the end of World War II. 1961 - The International Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto opened....

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 26, 2021

Climber's coalition discusses climbing plan

TEN SLEEP – The Bighorn Climbers’ Coalition (BCC) held a meeting in Ten Sleep on Wednesday, Aug. 18, regarding the upcoming Ten Sleep climbing plan and answered questions from climbers and local are...

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 26, 2021

County Commissioners listen to fair board project proposals

WORLAND - Washakie County Fair Board Member Dani Rice came before the Washakie County Commissioners to discuss potential improvements that are needed at the Washakie County Fairgrounds. The fair...


The News Editorial: At a crossroads

It has been 16 months since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as a global pandemic. We have come a long way but there is still a long way to go but I... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 26, 2021

Support The Troops shifts gears

WORLAND — The Worland Support The Troops program managed by the American Legion Post 44 is changing direction slightly due to fewer area troops being deployed overseas. American Legion Adjutant Don H...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 26, 2021

Glenrock team takes home grand prize at Wyoming BBQ State Championship

WORLAND - In just its fourth year of competition and second at the Pepsi Wyoming BBQ State Championship & Bluegrass Festival American Heroes BBQ out of Glenrock took home the grand prize this year....


A New School Year

Leighton Teppert, Adelynn Lyman and Tessa Lyman walk towards the school as they are excited for the first day of school with their stuffed animals.... Full story


Arley Love

Arley Love passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on May 17, 2021, surrounded by his family, at Hot Springs Health, after a long, valiant fight with cancer. He soldiered through his last few months,... Full story


Bert Compton

Bert Compton, 82, of Miller, went to be with his beloved wife, Betty Jo, on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at his home. Private graveside service will be held at later date at the Ten Sleep Cemetery, Ten S... Full story


Rosa Lee Huscher

Rosa Lee Huscher, 84, of Laramie died Friday, August 13, 2021 at Hospice of Laramie. A celebration of life will be held on September 11 at 1:00 at General’s Park, Shelter 2; 1561 N. Quentin St. in Aurora, Colorado. Go to t... Full story


Bart Allen Bader

It is with many broken hearts that we announce the passing of Bart Allen Bader on August 13th, 2021 in Billings, MT. Bart was born January 9th, 1965 in Thermopolis, Wyoming to Carol and Martin Bader.... Full story


Robert Lee Taylor

Robert L. Taylor, age 83, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2021 in Billings, Montana with his wife and daughters by his side. Bob was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 3, 1937 and joined... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021

Teton County students will start year with masks JACKSON (WNE) — In a meeting full of heightened emotion and at times lacking clear medical guidance, school officials ultimately voted to mandate masks in all Teton County public schools. The m... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 26, 2021

State seeks removal of Crook County treasurer

SUNDANCE — On the instruction of Governor Mark Gordon, the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office has filed a civil case with District Court that could see County Treasurer Mary Kuhl removed from office. The petition, signed by Wyoming Attorney Gen... Full story


Man accused of gouging out woman's eye freed

RIVERTON — The man accused of gouging out a woman’s eye on Thanksgiving Day at Lander SageWest Health Care has been released from the Wyoming State Hospital, back into the community under the care of his wife. The victim of the attack, Elaine Til... Full story


Campbell County LGBTQ complaints shift to school board

GILLETTE — School trustees were the latest of local public boards to hear complaints about LGBTQ issues Tuesday night. The public comments portion of the Campbell County School District meeting looked familiar to any who have followed the ongoing t... Full story


Wyoming Briefs August 27, 2021

Campbell Co. library sees 22 book challenges GILLETTE (WNE) — Nearly two dozen books have been formally challenged at the Campbell County Public Library. Library director Terri Lesley said she’s received 22 reconsideration forms as of Wednesday after... Full story

 By Nick Reynolds    News    August 26, 2021

Officials face growing pressure to audit Wyo elections

Wyoming officials are facing mounting pressure to audit the 2020 election from pro-Trump activists asserting, without evidence, that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from the former president through wide-spread voter fraud. Activists... Full story


Teton County puts mask mandate back in place

JACKSON — As of 4 p.m. Thursday, all Teton County residents, workers, and visitors are required to wear face coverings in public indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. As outlined in Public Health Order No. 21-5, masks must be worn in m... Full story

 By Ellen Gerst    News    August 26, 2021

Judge reduces fines for those who get vaccinated

CASPER — A Natrona County judge is offering a unique form of community service to help people pay off court fines — getting a COVID-19 vaccination. Circuit Court Judge Steven Brown began offering the deal earlier this summer, after seeing vac... Full story


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