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September 26, 2019

Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online) inserts in this week's issue of the Northern Wyoming News. Also, don't forget our football contest, pick your teams and enter for a chance to win $50 or $100....

 

Karla's Kolumn

I had a wonderful week-long vacation earlier this month in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband and our two dogs and while I won't bore you with the family vacation photos I would like to...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    September 26, 2019

Worland school board seeks more information on girls softball

WORLAND – The Worland school board met Monday night to discuss how the first month of school went, as well as the future of girls fast-pitch softball in the Worland community. Softball was brought up and discussed by Superintendent David Nicholas,...

 

Ten Sleep Council works to amend fireworks ordinance

TEN SLEEP – On Sept. 3, the Ten Sleep Council approved on first reading ordinance 218 regarding the mayor salary and councilmen payments and ordinance 219 regarding fireworks usage. Ordinance 219 amends section 4-5-3 of the Town of Ten Sleep Town...

 

From darkness to light

WORLAND - Entering the foster care system can be a scary, dark time for any youth, and one young Worland youth came out into the light several months later through equine and art therapy. For six...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    September 26, 2019

Rachel's Challenge returns for second successful year

WORLAND – Rachel’s Challenge has been a part of promoting kind acts every day through schools across the country the past 18 years, and on Monday, Sept. 16 and Tuesday, Sept. 17, the program came back to promote that message to Worland area schoo...

 

FBI relaunches #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign

DENVER, Colorado - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Denver Division has relaunched a public awareness campaign to educate the public about the consequences of making threats and reminding community members hoax threats are not a joke. In...

 

Worland homecoming kicks off Saturday with burning of the 'W'

WORLAND — Worland High School’s homecoming week kicks off Saturday night with the burning of the W. The event begins at 8 p.m. behind Warrior Stadium. Classes will decorate their respective hallways on Sunday and dress-up days begin on Monday...

 

The giants are coming to Worland

WORLAND – The eighth annual Wyoming State Championship Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off is Saturday at the Worland Big Horn Co-op, located at 400 W Big Horn Ave. This event also marks the second year the...

 

Washakie County 4-H Week begins with pancake breakfast Saturday

WORLAND — The Washakie County 4-H Week begins this Saturday with the annual community pancake breakfast. Washakie County Extension and 4-H Youth Educator Amber Armajo said last year the breakfast and 4-H week coincided with the Wyoming State... Full story

 

Ruth Clare Yonkee Johnson

Ruth Clare Yonkee Johnson, 97, passed away Sep. 22, 2019, at the Thermopolis Rehab and Care Center. Funeral services will be September 28, 10:30 a.m. at the Thermopolis Community Federated Church.... Full story

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 26, 2019

Warriors finish second at state

WORLAND - The 2019 golf season ended with another runner-up finish for the Worland High School boys golf team at the 3A State meet in Afton on Sept. 20-21. Sophomore Karsten Simmons also came in... Full story

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 26, 2019

Bomengen wins final home meet

THERMOPOLIS - The Hot Springs County High School cross-country team held their own on their home course last week as they hosted the Bobcat Invitational at the Legion Town and Country Golf Course in... Full story

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    September 26, 2019

Hear Me Out...NBA wading into troubled waters

When the Jags Jalen Ramsey requested a trade at the end of Week 2, all the NFL guys lost their minds and were claiming the NFL was turning into the NBA. Obviously, it was an overreaction because there are plenty of cases with NFL superstars demanding... Full story

 

School plans for possible rain during homecoming parade

TEN SLEEP – After seeing the forecast of a 40 percent chance of rain tomorrow morning, Ten Sleep School has come up with a contingency plan for the community tailgate party around 11:30 a.m. and... Full story

 
 By Mara Abbott    News    September 26, 2019

GAO: BLM bonds insufficient for reclamation

BUFFALO — Bureau of Land Management regulations could leave some Johnson County landowners waiting decades for oil and gas operators to reclaim wells, while saddling American taxpayers with millions in costs nationwide, according to a new... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 26

Body of missing kayaker found AFTON (WNE) — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the body of a missing Opal kayaker had been found at Lake Alice on Monday, September 23. That notification came following a search that extended over a... Full story

 

Out-of-state Democrat announces U.S. House bid in Wyoming

CHEYENNE – Carol Hafner has only read about Wyoming. The only Democratic candidate so far to announce her intent to run for Wyoming's sole seat in the U.S House of Representatives plans to officiall... Full story

 

Vigil attendees ask police to release shooting information

CASPER — Dozens gathered in Riverton Thursday evening to remember the man police fatally shot Saturday while calling for authorities to disclose more information about the incident. A police officer shot and killed 58-year-old Northern Arapaho man... Full story

 

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