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October 3, 2019
Check out our profiles of the 2019 Warrior Hall of Fame Class. Inserts this week include Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online)....
Inaugural WHS Hall of Fame class inducted tonight
WORLAND — The festivities are set and ready to go for the first eight inductees into the Warrior Hall of Fame. Francie Faure, Mary Faure, Debbie Hammons, Tom Harrington, Carl Selmer, Grant Ujifusa,... Full story
Commissioners hold off on accepting bid for bike path
WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met on Tuesday to open the four bids that were submitted for the repairs to a failed retaining wall along a section of the bike path along Airport Road....
Foster care focuses on reunification
WORLAND — The ultimate goal for the majority of foster care cases is reunification. In a case reported in the Northern Wyoming News about a teen that has spent the past eight months in the Wyoming...
Vaping discussed at council
WORLAND — Should the Worland City Council consider prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes was a question that council member Delayne Renner posed Tuesday night at the regular council meeting. Renner...
25th annual and final Gorgeous Gals Gala this Saturday
WORLAND – The 25th annual and final Gorgeous Gals Gala, sponsored by the Business and Professional Women’s Organization, is Saturday evening, Oct. 5 at the Worland Community Center Complex located at 1200 Culbertson Avenue in Worland. When asked...
Tracie's Thoughts: Let's talk about guns
With the 2020 elections there is an item of interest that has me completely baffled; getting rid of Americans' guns. Why would anyone in their right mind want to take away, for some, the only form of... Full story
Amalia "Millie" Snider
Millie Snider was born Amalia Habersatter on February 3rd, 1935 in Radstadt, Austria to Mathias and Amalia (Erlbacher) Habersatter. She grew into a beautiful young woman during World War II in war... Full story
Ruth Clare Yonkee Johnson
Long time resident and business woman, Ruth Clare Yonkee Johnson, 97, peacefully passed away Sunday, September 22, at Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Care Center where she had resided the past 3... Full story
Isaac Leyva, 60, of Worland, passed away Sept. 30, 2019, at Washakie Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Natalie of the home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at the United Methodist Church in Worland. Further... Full story
Collins quadruplets born at 31 weeks
TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep residents Levi and Savanah Collins welcomed three girls and a boy on Sept. 21, at 31 weeks via C-section in Salt Lake City, Utah. Savanah is doing well and all four babies are in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) but ar...
Lady Pioneers still searching for a rhythm
TEN SLEEP - Last week was a busy week for the Ten Sleep High School volleyball team, they had three matches in three days, two of which were 1A Northwest division contests St. Stephens and Dubois, on... Full story
Lady Warriors thriving during unusual swim season
WORLAND - The 2019 girls swimming season has been a unique one for the Worland Lady Warriors, to say the least. The Worland Aquatic Center has been working on some fixes this over the last handful of... Full story
Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 3
UW freshman class size second only to 2018 LARAMIE (WNE) — The University of Wyoming has enrolled the second-largest freshman class this fall, according to figure released Wednesday concerning “Census Day,” the 15th day of classes that’s the... Full story
Former Powell treatment center employees charged with multi-million dollar fraud
POWELL — Federal prosecutors have charged three Powell men with health care fraud and other felony crimes, alleging they submitted millions of dollars worth of fraudulent bills to Medicaid several years ago. Under an indictment unsealed late... Full story
Blackjewel mines sold again
GILLETTE — A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has approved the sale of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines in Campbell County to Eagle Specialty Materials. The ruling by Judge Frank W. Volk in Charleston, West Virginia, clears the way for ESM, a... Full story
NWC students join the fight against CWD
POWELL — As chronic wasting disease marches its way across Wyoming, Northwest College students are pitching in to help battle the disease. NWC’s biology department and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are collaborating to test a higher... Full story
Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 4
Life Care Center of Cheyenne sued for alleged wrongful injury CHEYENNE (WNE) - Life Care Center of Cheyenne and its associated companies are being sued by a local man who allegedly suffered injuries post-surgery after staying in its care. Edward... Full story
Dead man's brother urges peaceful aftermath
RIVERTON — Forgiveness is the key theme of a Sept. 28 letter the brother of the late Anderson Antelope Sr. sent to the editor of The Ranger. Antelope, 58, was fatally shot in an officer-involved incident Sept. 21 at Walmart in Riverton. The... Full story
Wyoming first lady announces hunger initiative
CHEYENNE - Wyoming first lady Jennie Gordon announced a hunger initiative Thursday aimed at fighting food insecurity for children and families across the state. The Wyoming Hunger Initiative will bring together various groups working on food security... Full story
UW acting president vows more faculty investments
LARAMIE — During a Thursday State of the University address, acting University of Wyoming President Neil Theobald said the university will work to increase the number of endowed chair positions to 100, roughly doubling the current number. In... Full story
Flags at Half Staff Sunday
Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump's Proclamation issued today, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise until sunset on... Full story
Wyoming residents urged to prepare for expected early-winter storm Wednesday and Thursday
An early-winter storm is possible early Wednesday through Thursday, and it is expected to extend from northwest Wyoming through the southeast part of the Cowboy State. In preparation for the upcoming winter storm and colder weather, National Weather... Full story