Articles from the September 14, 2023 edition

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September 14 2023

See photos from the Harvestfest on page 12....


Ten Sleep school board approves bus lease for wedding

An unusual request crossed the table during the Sept. 11 meeting of the Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees. Participants of a wedding planned for Nov. 4 asked to lease one of the district’s school buses to shuttle the wedding par...


Increased West Nile Virus Cases, including Washakie County

As Wyoming experiences more West Nile virus (WNV) activity this season than over the past decade or so, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is emphasizing mosquito bite prevention. There have been 20 cases reported, including a death in an older... Full story


Bighorn National Forest plans fall prescribed burns

Powder River District Ranger Thad Berrett is planning a prescribed burn in the South Willow (Dry Tensleep Canyon) project area above Tensleep Canyon over the next few weeks. The burn is needed for... Full story


Jackie Kremer

Jacqueline “Jackie” Lou (Lemke) Kremer, 92, passed away Aug. 7, 2023, at Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Care Center in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Jackie was born June 12, 1931 in Stanton, Nebraska. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18,... Full story


Ten Sleep council expresses concerns over new crosswalk

The highlight of the Sept. 5 meeting of the Ten Sleep Town Council was the approval of an amendment to a contract between the Town of Ten Sleep and HDR Engineering Inc. from Gillette. The contract for the project of extending the water/sewer network...


Checks and balances necessary for good government

Last Tuesday, those attending the Worland City Council saw a balanced government at work. In dealing with a citizen request to close one block of a street off for a neighborhood block party, Mayor Jim...


Suicide Prevention Month: Help is available

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. It is dedicated as a month to remember the lives lost to suicide, to those who have struggled with suicidal ideation, and to acknowledge the individuals, families and communities that have been...


New music teacher finds her dream home in Ten Sleep

Like many who travel through Ten Sleep, Grace Kienzle mused on what it would be like to live in such a place. She said, "My now husband and I went on a trip to Yellowstone last August, and we drove...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    September 14, 2023

Kinghorn has best week yet on diving board

It was another big week for the Worland Lady Warriors swimming and diving team. Three athletes qualified for state, one of which was diver Haley Kinghorn. A sophomore, Kinghorn put together an...

 By CJ Baker    Wyoming    September 14, 2023

Cody Radio Station Owner Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

Admits she tried to avoid paying $2.5 million in taxes A Cody businesswoman recently pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return, admitting she withheld and then manipulated several years of returns in an attempt to avoid paying more than $2.5... Full story


Mayor's claims about homelessness gained national and international attention, but are they true?

CASPER — Drive through downtown Casper on a typical summer afternoon, and more likely than not, you will see nothing remarkable. You may notice that the traffic is mild and the sidewalks are tidy and mostly empty — save for maybe a few shoppers and... Full story


State wants expert witnesses kept out of abortion case

None of the eight proposed expert witnesses for the plaintiffs challenging Wyoming’s abortion bans should be allowed to participate in the case, a lawyer for the state argues in a new filing. The witness list includes four of the plaintiffs, two r... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs Sept. 14, 2023

Texas man dies near Shell Falls GREYBULL (WNE) — A 59-year-old man from Texas died in what appeared to have been an accidental fall Monday night in the Big Horn Mountains. Big Horn County Sheriff Ken Blackburn withheld the man’s name, saying it wou... Full story


Cybersecurity weekly report 9/15/23

Brief 9/18/2023 Please pray for us…and click on this link: A Laramie citizen received a text message asking for prayers and to click on a link. CyberWyoming note: After researching the link, we found that it was for a political campaign. But it c... Full story


Flags at half staff Sept. 20 for Big Horn, Park counties

Governor Orders Wyoming Flag be Flown at Half Staff at the Capitol and in Big Horn and Park Counties on September 20 CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon has ordered the Wyoming State Flag be flown at half staff at the Capitol in Cheyenne and in... Full story


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