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September 19, 2019

Check out the 2019 Hunting Edition inside this week's issue. Inserts this week include Blair's and Bomgaar's (print and online)...


The News Editorial: In times of trouble, focus on the positive

Shoppers in Worland Sunday found the Reese & Ray’s IGA store closed with a notice “Closed until further notice” posted on the doors. Now the signs just say closed but the liquor store remains...


New owners close IGA Worland store

WORLAND - Reese & Ray's IGA in Worland will not be re-opening, according to officials from new owners, Eaglecav LLC out of South Dakota. Rodney Messmer of Eaglecav said on Monday that the grocery...


DeMunbrun appointed to fill Ward 2 vacancy

WORLAND - Worland Mayor Jim Gill appointed, with council approval, Kody DeMunbrun to fill the Ward 2 vacancy left by the death earlier this summer of Dennis Koch. DeMunbrun was one of three...


Governor speaks on importance of agriculture

WORLAND — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon visited Worland Saturday speaking at the Wyoming Sugar annual community barbecue during the Harvest Festival on the importance of agriculture. He said ag is...

 By Seth Romsa    News    September 19, 2019

Purchase agreement for library signed

By SETH ROMSA Staff Writer WORLAND – A purchase agreement was signed on Tuesday by the Washakie County Commissioners, and Gerry and Lee Kennedy to agree in principle to purchase the Kennedy’s Ace...


Riverton driver wins inaugural Harvest Festival Derby

WORLAND - Twenty cars nd battled in the first Worland Harvest Festival Demolition Derby with two Riverton drivers crashing their way to two of the three top spots. According to organizer Joe Maul, Wya...


Game and Fish trap bear getting into dumpsters

TEN SLEEP — A bear that had been relocated from the Sheridan area was trapped in Tensleep Canyon recently. According to Ten Sleep Game Warden Tom DeSomber, trapping a bear is a final solution for...

 By Seth Romsa    News    September 19, 2019

Ten Sleep approves staff to conceal carry

TEN SLEEP – The Washakie County School District No. 2 School Board met on Monday, Sept. 9 to discuss what would happen with the future of the football program, and give final approval for employees...


Local teacher receives award to aid struggling readers

WORLAND – Washakie County School District No. 1 teacher Sharee Barrus is attending (remotely and onsite) Saint Mary's College of California, for a full-time year of study focusing on how best to hel... Full story


Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Geis

Mary Elizabeth "Beth" (Waln) Geis, 89, of Worland, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Washakie Medical Center. She was born July 6, 1930 at the family ranch on Spring Creek near Ten Sleep,... Full story


Valerie Ann Gossens Shoopman

Valerie Ann Gossens Shoopman, 59, of Ten Sleep, passed away September 11, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 18, 1960 to Darrel Raymond... Full story


Dee Melin

Dee Melin, born Jacquelyn Delores Anderson, died on September 15, 2019 at Worland Healthcare Center. She was 89. She was born on November 2, 1929 in Oregon City, Oregon to Myrtle Mae (Grisham) and... Full story


Patrick "Pat" Isbell

Patrick “Pat” Isbell, 62, of Victor, MT, unexpectedly passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, MT. He was born June 14, 1957 in Worland, WY to Dallas and Irene (Byram) Isbell. After attending high school he... Full story


Virginia Mae Bury

Virginia Mae Bury, 90, passed away Sept. 16, 2019, at Washakie Medical Center in Worland. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church, Thermopolis, Friday, Sept. 20.... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 19, 2019

Hear Me Out...College athletics and money

Last week the California Senate passed a bill that’s going to allow student-athletes to seek out endorsements and make money off their likenesses. It’s a groundbreaking bill that I’m sure has... Full story


Bill would raise smoking age to 21

PINEDALE — State lawmakers overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to advance a bill raising Wyoming’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 years. The legislation – which passed the Joint Committee on Revenue by a 10-3 margin – was one of a... Full story


Warriors repeat as 3A East champs

Warriors repeat as 3A East champs Simmons defends conference title, WHS Golf nabs six total All-Conference honors By ALEX KUHN Sport Editor WORLAND - It was another big win for the Warriors as they... Full story


Contura makes deal to reopen mines

GILLETTE — Contura Energy Corp. has announced it has an agreement that will allow Eagle Specialty Materials LLC, an affiliate of FM Coal LLC, to operate the Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte coal mines, which have been shuttered since July 1. Under the... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 19, 2019

Lady Bobcats earn big road victory in Powell

THERMOPOLIS - The Hot Springs County High School volleyball team was on the road twice last week, first was their Sept. 12 match at Powell High School and on Sept. 13-14 they were at Rawlins High... Full story

 By Luke Tilley    News    September 19, 2019

UW seeks input in prez search

LARAMIE — The search for the University of Wyoming's next president continued this week following a small informal “coffee session” held at the UW Rendezvous restaurant Tuesday morning to gather comments and feedback. A larger listening... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 19

Woman charged in attempted stabbing over salad LARAMIE (WNE) — Laramie woman Tammy Jackson has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery after she allegedly tried stabbing her son during a fit of rage about a salad. The attack... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 19, 2019

Lady Pioneers looking to bounce back with three-match homestand

TEN SLEEP - The Meeteetse volleyball Invitational did not go as planned for the Ten Sleep Lady Pioneers. But while they did not pick up as many wins as they would have liked TSHS volleyball coach... Full story


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