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September 2, 2021

On this day in: 1666 – Great Fire of London 1789 – The Us Treasury Department was established. 1945 – Japan’s surrender from World War II was signed aboard the USS Missouri....

 By Seth Romsa    News    September 2, 2021

New school year starts Tuesday; includes early release, no masks

WORLAND – After an extended summer due to a calendar change Worland area schools are heading back to school this Tuesday, Sept. 7, in a completely different environment from a year ago. This year’s sc...


'God is good': Arps turns 104 years young on Monday

WORLAND - Worland resident Dolores Arps, known as Dee to her friends will turn 104 years young on Monday, Sept. 6 or maybe Tuesday, Sept. 7. She was born in Dodge, Nebraska, on Sept. 6, 1917, at...


Views From Around Wyoming: Politicians who push voter fraud conspiracies are hurting our state

Let’s start with one simple truth: There is no evidence of widespread fraud in Wyoming elections. County-level audits are already performed after each election, ensuring that they are conducted appropriately. Wyoming’s voting systems are not con... Full story


Washakie County Senior Citizens Center Inc. honored as Transit Agency of the Year

WORLAND - For the second time in five years, the Washakie County Senior Citizens Center doing business as Worland Senior Center and Worland Van-Go Public Transportation has been honored by the...


Carlisle three-peats with top honors for archery projects

WORLAND - Washakie County 4-H member Aubrie Carlisle completed her third year in 4-H at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas last month and for the third straight year won a top prize with her static...


Wyoming crowns Town of Ten Sleep Best Tasting Drinking Water winner for 2021

TEN SLEEP — And the judges choice is the Town of Ten Sleep, marking three victories in the last eight years as the Best Tasting Drinking Water in Wyoming contest for the Wyoming Association of Rural Water Systems. Charity LaFountain, state field r...


Donations for family of fallen marine reach $500,000

JACKSON (WNE) — Three days after an online fundraiser was started, donations to assist the family of Rylee McCollum — the Jackson native and U.S. Marine who was killed in Afghanistan — have reached nearly $500,000. About 10,000 people from all over t... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 2, 2021

Controlling the line of scrimmage key for Worland vs. No. 3 Powell

WORLAND - Two-a-days are over, Week 0 is finished and now the 2021 Worland Warriors football season begins. The Warriors hit the road for Week 1, where they face the No. 3-ranked, according to...


Ronald Dean Keller

Ronald Dean Keller, 76, passed away at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana on August 25, 2021, with his children and beloved Brigitte by his side. Ronald was born in Torrington, Wyoming on August 26,... Full story


Bart Edward Hillman

On August 27, 2021, Bart Edward Hillman passed away at home in Worland WY. Bart was born on November 18, 1958 in Powell WY to Ruth and Gary Hillman. Bart was preceded in death by his beloved sister Ka... Full story


Veile Mortuary 100 years strong in Worland

WORLAND - Veile Mortuary celebrates 100 years in business in Worland and Washakie County this year, with three generations of the Veile Family and one new owner taking the company into the future. Dav...


A Family Affair: Mortimore Funeral Home still going strong after 76 years

THERMOPOLIS - In 1945 Max E. Mortimore purchased the local Eastman Mortuary in Thermopolis, and now 76 years later, the Mortimore Family continues to run and operate the only funeral home in Hot...


Bryant Funeral Home: Serving their community for 26 years

WORLAND — Bryant Funeral Home of Worland is celebrating 26 years in business this year and they have seen several changes in the past few years. Bryant Funeral Home was founded by Mike and Yvonne B...

 By Avery Howe    News    September 2, 2021

Washakie County Library: On the move after 58 years

WORLAND - The Washakie County Library has resided at 1019 Coburn Avenue for 58 years. After all of that time, it will be making its move to the old Ace Hardware building at the corner of Big Horn...

 By Avery Howe    News    September 2, 2021

Ranee Gonsalez: Serving the Fifth Judicial District for 25-plus years

WORLAND – It has been 25 years since Ranee Gonsalez first started working as a stenographer for the District Court, Fifth Judicial District. Since then, she has travelled the many miles between W...


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