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September 01, 2022

Blair's and Sutherland's inserts inside this week's issue. The Northern Wyoming News will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday....


Buchanan to depart early; state's top elections official won't oversee November election

CASPER — Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan is set to assume his judgeship next month, leaving his office with three months remaining on his term. The departure means Wyoming’s top elections official will be gone before the general election in... Full story


The News Editorial: Facts and opinions on the ambulance station

Monday afternoon I listened to a nearly hour-long hearing regarding the proposed ambulance station at 603 North Road 11. The hearing was for the sole purpose of the judge listening to arguments... Full story


Crowded Worland school board race; 14 file

WORLAND — All but one incumbent for the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees has filed for re-election with a total of 14 candidates seeking four seats on the board. The filing p...

 By ZACH SPADT    News    September 1, 2022

Tour gives congressional staffers boots-on-the-ground look at Big Horn Basin

WORLAND - Congressional staffers got a firsthand look at industry in the Big Horn Basin - namely agriculture - during a tour in August. Staffers representing Congress members throughout the country...

 By ZACH SPADT    News    September 1, 2022

Glade appointed to hospital board

WORLAND — Washakie Medical Center has a new board member. The Washakie County Commission recently appointed Worland resident Chuck Glade to the hospital’s oversight board. Located in Worland, Washakie Medical Center is a county-owned building ope...

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 1, 2022

Worland runners shine in Billings

WORLAND — The motto for the Worland High School cross-country team this season is “Rise Above.” In their first meet of the season, that motto was tested and held true as the Worland runners battl...


Edward John Gross, III

Edward John Gross, III passed away in his home in Worland, Wyoming on August 22, 2022 unexpectedly after a brief illness. Ed was born in Pasadena, California on May 6, 1957, the oldest of five... Full story


Alma Hopp Bower

Alma Hopp Bower went home be with her Lord on August 25, 2022. She passed away peacefully at the Worland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center after living 96 years on this earth. Alma was born on a... Full story


Robert Neal Pennock

Robert Neal Pennock, 58, passed away in his home on August 24, 2022 in Worland, Wyoming. He was born in Riverton, Wyoming, the third of five children born to Alvin Ray and Karan Jo (Goff) Pennock on... Full story


Judith Lynn (nee Merz) Glaeseman

Judith Lynn (nee Merz) Glaeseman born July 27, 1946 Climbed her last mountain on August 24, 2022 Aged 76 years Judy passed away peacefully on August 24, 2022 after living with Alzheimer's and... Full story


Raccoon causes power outage

CODY (WNE) —A raccoon, not a storm, is to blame for Cody’s Aug. 24 power outage, the second time in two years that a raccoon has turned off the lights. The outage lasted for approximately two hours, from roughly midnight to 2 a.m. According to Cod... Full story


Park County deputy shoots, kills armed suspect

POWELL (WNE) — A Park County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed a suspect who had charged the deputy with a gun Tuesday afternoon after fleeing down a canal road, according to a sheriff’s office release. The incident occurred at 2:56 p.m. and i... Full story


Throwing a shoe: 42 compete in state horseshoe championship in Gillette

GILLETTE — The sounds of metal against metal rang out Saturday morning, with two-and-a-half pound horseshoes clanking against stakes in the dirt after traveling more than 25 feet in the air. Forty-two competitors took part in the Wyoming Horseshoe S... Full story


Burlington graduate launches app to provide rural youth mentorship, support

GREYBULL — A Burlington High School graduate has created an app that aims to provide rural youth the mentorship they need to thrive. The app, called Positivity Outward, empowers middle school, high school and college students to choose from 45 d... Full story

 By Mark Davis    News    September 1, 2022

Stopping the stigma: After losing a loved one to suicide, Powell resident aims to help those suffering from mental illness

POWELL- The family of Thomas "TG" Howard wanted to make sure they didn't hide his mental illness and depression, listing it as his cause of death in his obituaries. It was important to find a positive... Full story


Steven L. Taylor

Shoshoni resident, Steven L. Taylor, 80, died at Hot Springs Health in Thermopolis, August 31, 2022. Graveside services will be Wednesday, September 7, 11:00 AM at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis.... Full story


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