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August 31 2023

Read about the 11th Annual Badlands Poker Run!...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    August 31, 2023

WHS alum hired as elementary extended learning teacher

Approved as the sole certified staffing change of the August 28 meeting of the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees meeting, Worland alumni Connor Warner will return as an elementary extended learning instructor. Warner will also...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    August 31, 2023

Record turnout as riders, drivers raise funds for cancer patients

The Washakie Hospital Foundation had a near record turnout for the 11th annual Badlands Poker Run to raise money for its cancer fund. Organizer Keith Van Brunt said there were 51 motorcyclists, 10...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    August 31, 2023

Hospital board re-elects all officers

The Board of Directors of the Washakie Medical Center held office elections during their meeting on August 22 which resulted in no changes from the previous term. Dean Carrell was re-elected as president, Sheri Gunderson remains vice president,...


Randall Lee Adams

Randall Lee Adams, 68, passed away at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper, Wyoming on July 28, 2023. Randy was born on February 24, 1955 in Denver, Colorado. Cremation has taken place and a service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, at the... Full story


Michael James Brown

Michael James Brown, 69, passed away on August 14, 2023, in Englewood, Colorado. He was born on June 25, 1954, in Worland, Wyoming. Gravside services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, at Ten Sleep Cemetery.... Full story


Karla's Kolumn

How many dogs does it take to catch a one little mouse? The answer? More than three apparently. People who have read this column over the years know we used to have a dog, Sarah, who we dubbed the...


New training requirements prove controversial among Lovell public officials

Via Wyoming News Exchange LOVELL — A new state statute that requires all public officials to participate in an eight-hour course regarding management of public funds has bristled some local board and council members. The new legal requirement for a... Full story


Week 0 Scrimmage

See story on the Worland-Thermopolis scrimmage in this week's Northern Wyoming News...


Wyoming Briefs Aug. 31 2023

Colorado couple sentenced after Laramie County fentanyl arrest CHEYENNE (WNE) — Joseph David Hylton, 23, of Arvada, Colorado, and Dana Clair Koch, 23, of Centennial, Colorado, were sentenced Aug. 25 for possession with intent to distribute f... Full story

 By Samir Knox    Wyoming    August 31, 2023

Cheyenne police: Couple caused brain bleed, other severe injuries to toddler

CHEYENNE — A local couple charged with attempted murder inflicted injuries severe enough for multiple bones in the 2-year-old boy’s leg to shatter and for his eyes to swell completely shut, among other injuries, according to court documents. Che... Full story


Friendship across barbed wire: Mineta-Simpson exhibit underway at Heart Mountain

Former Sen. Alan Simpson hopes project under construction at historic site near Cody encourages across-the-aisle efforts in today's age of polarization. CODY - In 1942, Alan Simpson was 11 years old,... Full story


Cyber Security Weekly Briefing 9-4-23

Brief 9/4/2023 Need your assistance urgently: A Laramie citizen received an email asking for help with an urgent matter. No other explanation, just a request to answer the email. It’s a very basic phishing email, but one that could snare a lot of p... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs 9-1-23

Wyoming decides to leave National School Board Association POWELL (WNE) — The Wyoming School Board Association, which includes Park County School District 1, is no longer a member of the National School Board Association (NSBA). Kim Dillivan, P... Full story


Former Powell paraeducator found not guilty of abusing student

POWELL — A former paraeducator in Powell High School’s special education program — who had faced allegations that she abused an adult student and lied to the investigator in 2022 — has been found not guilty of all charges. Jurors acquitted Brandy... Full story


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