Articles from the September 5, 2019 edition

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September 5, 2019

Look for Blair's, Bomgaars (print and online) and Reese & Ray's IGA (print only) inserts in this week's issue....

 By Seth Romsa    News    September 5, 2019

WCSD#1 students shine in WY-TOPP Testing

WORLAND – Spring testing in Worland brought about positive results for Worland area schools. According to the Wyoming Department of Education, the Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP) i...

 By Seth Romsa    News    September 5, 2019

Washakie County Ambulance Service Director earns Rising Star Award

WORLAND – Washakie County Ambulance Service Director Luke Sypherd was recently honored with the Rising Star Award, and was one of five recipients throughout the state to receive the award from the W...

 By Seth Romsa    News    September 5, 2019

Washakie Works continues excellent work in community

WORLAND – Patience. That is one of the most stressed words regarding the Washakie Works program, which was founded in 1995 by the late Lew Markley, and has been serving the community ever since. The p...


New digital message signs/web cameras coming to northwest Wyoming

WORLAND - Installation of seven new digital message signs/web cameras is under way throughout northwest Wyoming. Prime contractor on the $1.4 million project is Advanced Electric, LLC, of Casper. The... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 5, 2019

Hear Me Out...The most courageous 2019-20 NFL season predictions: The Playoffs teams

The NFL season kicks off tonight with the Packers-Bears game and with it comes the finale of The Most Courageous 2019-20 NFL season predictions. We’ve got 12 teams and postseason predictions to c... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 5, 2019

Nice weather brings solid starting times for WHS cross-country runners

WORLAND - Taking advantage of the cooler weather the Worland High School cross-country team put up stronger starting numbers as they began their season with the Billings Invitational on August 31. Typ... Full story


Van Brunt named Chief Nursing Officer

WORLAND – Banner Health Washakie Medical Center announced that Lisa Van Brunt, who has 20 years nursing experience, 15 at the facility, as their new CNO (Chief Nursing Officer). “I am really excited and very honored that I get to be the CNO for our... Full story


Robert Michael Kling

Robert Michael Kling, age 69, of Mena, Arkansas died Sunday, August 25, 2019 at his home. He was born on Monday, March 27, 1950 to James B. and Viola Ellen Weis Kling in Austin City, Minnesota. Robert lived his life by the Golden Rule. He served... Full story


Tracie's Thoughts: What has gone wrong?

There are a lot of unpleasant things that I have experienced in my lifetime; losing a good friend to suicide when I was a teenager, the death of all but one of my grandparents, abusive relationships, having my first grandchild born premature at 27 we... Full story


Legal Notice: Washakie County Commissioners Minutes

Legal Notice: Washakie County Commissioners Minutes...  PDF


Legal Notice: WCSD#2 Warrants

Legal Notice: Washakie County School District #2 Warrants...  PDF


Legal Notice: City of Worland Salaries

Legal Notice: City of Worland Salaries...  PDF


Legal Notice: Thomas Jolly Estate

Legal Notice: Thomas Jolly Estate...  PDF


Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 5

Supreme Court: Facility not responsible for shooting CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Wyoming Supreme Court has affirmed a decision by Laramie County District Court Judge Steven K. Sharpe that a senior living community wasn’t responsible for a fatal sho... Full story

 By Mark Davis    News    September 5, 2019

Gold prospectors still panning in Wyoming

POWELL - Jan Earle can still remember the first time she saw color - flakes of gold - in the bottom of her pan. "It was like finding a lost ring or a diamond. Or seeing a spectacular butterfly for... Full story


Supreme Court says judge had no authority over UW gun case

LARAMIE — The Wyoming Supreme Court threw out a ruling by Albany County district court Judge Tori Kricken, who determined in November that, contrary to common understanding, state law does not prevent local governments from regulating guns — so lon... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 6

Sex assault reported after first day of UW classes LARAMIE (WNE) — After just the first day of fall classes at the University of Wyoming, a sexual assault allegedly occurred in one of the university’s dormitories, according to an email from UW. Acc... Full story


CWC seeks federal approval for 4-year degree

RIVERTON — After earning authorization last week from the Wyoming Community College Commission, Central Wyoming College will now seek approval from the Higher Learning Commission accrediting agency to offer a four-year Bachelor of Applied Science d... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 9

Wyoming schools ranked sixth best in nation JACKSON (WNE) — Wyoming may be small, but its schools pack a punch. That's according to Education Week, a publication that reports on schools across the country. The final part of its 2019 Quality Counts r... Full story


Legislators form committee to look at coal bankruptcies

CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers voted last week to create a committee specifically focused on addressing the negative effects of a rash of coal bankruptcies across the state over the past several months. Members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Man... Full story


Study says students of color more likely to be suspended

CASPER — Native American students in Wyoming are disproportionately suspended from school compared to their non-Indigenous peers, leading to negative outcomes like poor grades and dropping out, according to a new report. The report by the Wyoming Com... Full story


Plague, rabies found in Riverton dogs, bats

RIVERTON — Plague and rabies both have been detected in Riverton animals. Three Riverton family dogs have tested positive for plague in the past two weeks, Riverton Police Department animal control officer Becki Weber said Sept. 5, and a bat found i... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 10

Threat reporting service records Wyoming increase JACKSON (WNE) — A program that gives students, parents and teachers a safe place to report threats in schools saw growth in the 2018-19 school year. Safe2Tell offers an anonymous way to report a r... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 11

Commissioner: Two Naughton units may close by 2025 AFTON (WNE) — Lincoln County Commissioner Kent Connelly says Rocky Mountain Power may shut down Naughton Units 1 and 2 by the year 2025 and convert Unit Three to full-time natural gas. He says the pl... Full story


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