Articles from the September 9, 2021 edition
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September 9, 2021
Check out our 9-11 remembrance section inside this week's issue....
9/11 remembrance service this Saturday
WORLAND — A 9/11 remembrance service will be at 10 a.m. this Saturday in Pioneer Square. The service, “9/11, 20 Years: We Will Never Forget,” will begin at 10 a.m. with a welcome by Master of Ceremonies Commissioner Chairman Fred Frandson....
Library opening soon Tours provided this weekend
WORLAND – The Washakie County Library in Worland is closing in on its official opening, hosting an open house style event this Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. during Harvest Fest. The...
Protesters question FDA approval of Pfizer vaccine; hospitalizations rise
WORLAND — When the Pfizer BioNTechSE COVID-19 vaccine gained full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month, the announcement said the vaccine would now be marketed as...
Betty Joan (Beal) Thompson
Betty Joan (Beal) Thompson, 94, passed away at her home in Worland, Wyoming, on Aug. 22, 2021. Betty was born in Wabash, Indiana on July 7, 1927. Memorial services will be held at Grace Chapel Community Church in Worland 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10,... Full story
Lila Ramona Waring
Lila Ramona Waring, 96-year-old Thermopolis resident, passed away on Sept. 3, 2021, at the Hot Springs Health hospital. Lila was born on March 21, 1925, in Garfield, Utah. Graveside services will be held in Salt Lake City later this... Full story
Lola B Cordingly
Lola Belle (Dowdy) Cordingly passed away peacefully at her home in Thermopolis on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 9, 2021, at the Risen Son Baptist Church.... Full story
Nancy A. Dooley
Nancy A. (Brubaker) Dooley, 84, passed away on Sept. 7, 2021, at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Worland. Nancy was born on July 31, 1937, in Worland. A private family graveside service will be on Sept. 10 at Riverview Memorial... Full story
The News Editorial: 9/11: Something we can never forget
Twenty years ago Saturday, 2,977 innocent souls were killed in terror attacks on American soil — in New York City, Washington, D.C. and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. I was a reporter for the Lovell Chronicle on that Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. I... Full story
COVID patient raises money for CNA's shoes
CHEYENNE – Bob Vines went to the emergency room at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center on July 17 with COVID-19. Now, he's in physical therapy at the Northern Colorado Long Term Acute and... Full story
Worland Flying club purchases new plane
WORLAND – The Worland Flying Club has enjoyed steady growth since its original inception in 2015, and recently added a new plane for the group to use. According to group founder and professional...
Man convicted of poaching in third Wyoming county
SHERIDAN (WNE) — A man was convicted of extensive poaching in the Bighorn Mountains Tuesday, making it his third county in Wyoming to be convicted of similar crimes. Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff sentenced Russell Vick, 56,... Full story
Crown Worland plant earns top safety honors
WORLAND - The Crown Cork & Seal Worland plant recently completed a two-year partnership with the Crown Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Department and is the only plant in North America...
Officials say oil rebounding, but work with feds still needed
GILLETTE — A year after its prices dropped below zero, oil seems to be on the rebound, but a lot of work remains to be done under the Biden administration. That was the message that three state officials had for people Wednesday morning at the... Full story
A Tribute to the Fallen
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 3093 paid tribute to the 13 Marines killed last month in Afghanistan as they were attempting to assist people leaving Afghanistan. Among the 13, as depicted... Full story
Lady Warriors swimmers win triangular in Cody
WORLAND - Week 2 of the swimming season is in the books, and the Worland Lady Warriors competed in two events in Cody last week. The Lady Warriors won the Cody Triangular at Cody on Sept. 2. The team...
Governor Gordon Statement Opposing Biden Administration's Vaccine Mandates
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has issued the following statement in response to today's announcement by the Biden Administration mandating COVID-19 vaccinations: “The Biden Administration’s announcement to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations... Full story
Flags at Half Staff in Honor of Patriot Day; Worland service begins at 10 am
Governor Orders Flags be Flown at Half Staff Statewide on Saturday, September 11 in Honor of Patriot Day CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide on Saturday,...
A timeline of the morning of September 11, 2001
On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes bound for California. The planes departed from airports in Boston; Newark, New Jersey; and Washington, D.C. Septe... Full story
Governor Gordon: Biden's Federal Overreach has Gone Too Far
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced today a two-pronged plan to combat the federal overreach of the Biden Administration in proposing to mandate vaccinations. The first step involves the Attorney General preparing for legal action to... Full story