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September 30, 2021

Check out the 2021 Warrior Hall of Fame Class inside as well as our 2021 Hunting Section....


Boating ramp discussion continues with Washakie County Commissioners

WORLAND – Recently, the Washakie County Commissioners met Sept. 21 with organizations regarding Washakie County boat access for the proposal of the Bighorn River Blueway Trail. Organizations represented would include the Bureau of Land Management....


Barbara Margaret Sterkel

Funeral services for Barbara Margaret Sterkel, 82, were held at 10am Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Our Savior Lutheran Church with Pastor Scott Firminhac officiating. Burial followed in the Valley... Full story


Margaret "Peggy" Jean Paxton

Wife, mom, nana, sister, aunt and friend, Margaret "Peggy" Jean Paxton passed away peacefully at Spirit Mountain Hospice on September 21, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded... Full story


Joyce Jaye Shepard

Joyce Jaye Shepard passed away at Washakie Medical Center surrounded by family on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Joyce was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Lee Edward and Jessie Lula (Laird) Shepard on... Full story


Jimmie Allen Dowdy

Jimmie Allen Dowdy, 88, passed away on Sept. 24, 2021, at his home in Thermopolis. He was born on Sept. 19, 1933. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held next spring.... Full story


Marvilla A. Nichols

Marvilla A. Nichols, 93, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born April 18, 1928, in Rexburg, Idaho. Cremation has taken place.  No service is planned per her request.... Full story


Worland school board approves pool bid

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1s board meeting Monday night, awarded the bids for the pool remedy project. According to Business Manager Charlie Cauffman, discussion on the project started back in April after it was brought to...


Six inducted into Warrior Hall of Fame 2021 class tonight

WORLAND — The 2021 and third Warrior Hall of Fame inductee class have been announced and will be inducted tonight with a public meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. at the Worland Middle School Auditorium. A dinner for inductees and guests will follow the...


Public input sought at WYO HELP town hall Monday

WORLAND — WYO HELP, the new community action agency now in Washakie County, will be hosting a town hall this Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Washakie County Fairgrounds in Worland. “It’s important for us to understand the needs of these communities...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    September 30, 2021

Time drops coming in bunches for Lady Warriors

WORLAND - This is the point in the girls swimming season when personal records are being set each week, and for the Worland Lady Warriors, each meet brings new PRs as seconds are being dropped all ove...


The News Editorial: What is 'off the record?'

This Sunday marks the start of the observance of National Newspaper Week, where I traditionally like to try and educate the public about something regarding the role of the newspaper but this year I... Full story


Interest in parasitic medicine for cattle on the rise

WORLAND — In one year, the number of calls to the regional poison control center doubled from the five previous years on complications related to ivermectin. According to a health advisory on Aug....


Rock scaling expected to be completed next week in Wind River Canyon

An $8.78 million slide stabilization/rock scaling project is continuing in Wind River Canyon alongside US20/WY789 between Shoshoni and Thermopolis, and a months-worth of rock scaling is scheduled to... Full story


Thursday News Briefs

Cheyenne censured lawyer appointed part-time judge CHEYENNE (WNE) –- A Cheyenne prosecutor was appointed as a part-time hearing judge to the Cheyenne Municipal Court on Monday, after being recently censured by the Wyoming Supreme Court. David... Full story


Committee rejects proposed energy tax structure

CASPER — Sen. Cale Case on Thursday proposed a new energy tax structure that would be shared across all electricity producers. But a motion to have a bill drafted for the plan failed by a vote of 4–9 in the Joint Revenue Committee. Case,... Full story


State says tribes not eligible for Business Council money

RIVERTON — Wyoming’s Attorney General says local tribal entities are not eligible for grants and loans through the Wyoming Business Council Business Ready Community Program, WBC staff told the Wyoming Legislature’s Select Committee on Tribal... Full story


Campbell school vaccine incentive program criticized

GILLETTE — Members of the public, including some teachers, came to tell the Campbell County School District’s board of trustees that they were not happy with the decision to offer district employees a $300 incentive for getting the COVID-19... Full story


Rude comments led to end of Jackson mask complaint site

JACKSON — At first, submissions to the Teton County Health Department’s COVID-19 complaint form were helpful. On Sept. 1, for example, an anonymous tipster wrote that Cultivate Cafe didn’t have public signage announcing the county’s mask mand... Full story


Friday, Oct. 1 news briefs

Campbell library accused of criminal activity GILLETTE (WNE) — The Campbell County Public Library has been accused of criminal activity for having books in the teen and children’s section that some deemed inappropriate for teens and children. At... Full story


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