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September 12, 2019

Inside this week's issue are Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online only), and Reese & Ray's (print only)....


Agencies identify strengths in boom exercise

Twenty-six participants from 11 different agencies participated in the river boom exercise on the Big Horn River Saturday morning. Worland Fire Chief Chris Kocher said, "Overall we identified some...

 By Seth Romsa    News    September 12, 2019

Rachel's Challenge returns to Worland schools

WORLAND – Rachel’s Challenge is set to make a return to Worland Middle School and Worland High School on Monday and Tuesday This will be the second year in a row that the program has come to Worla...


Demo derby, sugar cookie contest added to Harvest Festival fun

WORLAND — After three years under the auspices of the Worland business group FridayFest Merchants Harvest Fest has been revamped as Harvest Festival, sponsored and organized by the Worland-Ten... Full story


Thermopolis motorcyclist killed in Friday crash

THERMOPOLIS — On Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 134 on US Highway 20 near Thermopolis. Around 4:45 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to the area for a motor vehicle collision. A 2009 Harley... Full story


Finding your career at any age

WORLAND — Last year as part of the 21st Century Grant, the Worland Youth Learning Center planned four college and career opportunity evenings and this year students in kindergarten through eighth...

 By Seth Romsa    News    September 12, 2019

Officials meet to discuss worst-case snowstorm scenario

WORLAND – Officials from various organizations in Worland and Ten Sleep met on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to discuss what would happen in the case of a major snowstorm and cold spell in the Washakie...


BLM seeks input on barracks project to house veteran firefighters

WORLAND – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking input on a proposed plan to provide housing in the Worland area for seasonal firefighters from the BLM’s Devil’s Canyon Hand Crew. This plan is in line with the BLM’s commitment to... Full story


Shirley Irelan

Shirley Irelan, 89 of Thermopolis, WY passed away at the Hot Springs Memorial Hospital on Friday, September 6, 2019. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 13, 2019, at... Full story


Paul Lewis Scott

Paul Lewis Scott, Jr., 70, died Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Washakie Medical Center in Worland, WY following a long battle with heart failure. He is survived by his wife, Emma Jean Scott of... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 12, 2019

Warriors determined to limit turnovers vs. Cody

WORLAND - The scoreboard in the Worland High School football team's first game of the season was a bit deceiving. The Warriors lost to the Powell Panthers 24-7 and while it seems like a beat down the... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 12, 2019

Lady Pioneers off to a solid start

TEN SLEEP - Normally, the first quarter of the season Ten Sleep High School volleyball is spent building chemistry and learning the ropes. This year the Lady Pioneers have gotten off to a decent... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 12, 2019

HSCHS cross-country ahead of schedule

THERMOPOLIS - It is early in the cross-country team season and the Hot Springs County High School runners are already beating expectations. If they keep up their current pace, coach Stephanie Metz... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 12, 2019

NFL Week 1 thoughts

It was a crazy Week 1 for the NFL and I have a few thoughts on all the happenings around the league.  AB TO THE PATS From an “If I’m playing Madden” viewpoint, AB on the Pats is going be a lot... Full story


Joseph Billy 'Joe' Watkins

Joseph Billy “Joe” Watkins, 58, died Sept. 8, 2019, in Hot Springs County as a result of a motorcycle accident. Memorial services will be Wednesday, September 18, 11 a.m. at the Risen Son Southern Baptist Church.... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 12

Mistaken identity leads to Yellowstone gate closure POWELL (WNE) — With guns drawn, Yellowstone National Park law enforcement officers stopped two visitors on Tuesday morning, believing they might be wanted fugitives and suspected murderers. But... Full story


Governor Gordon Encourages an Inclusive, Transparent Search Process for Next UW President

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has sent a letter to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees encouraging an inclusive and thoughtful search process for the next University of Wyoming President. In the letter, the Governor articulated his... Full story


Blackjewel hints at recall of miners

GILLETTE — A letter to locked out Blackjewel LLC coal workers at the company’s shuttered Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr operations foreshadows a possible reopening of the mines and leaves almost 600 employees with more questions than answers.... Full story


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