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October 8, 2020

Check out the Warrior Hall of Fame Induction in this week's issue, as well as the Worland firefighters honored. School District No. 2 Candidate Profiles are inside this week's issue....


1st Lt. Skretteberg earns prestigious Bronze Star

WORLAND - 1st Lt. Andrew Skretteberg, of Worland was awarded the Bronze Star at a welcome home ceremony in Casper on Friday, Sept. 25. He was awarded the medal for his efforts while supporting...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 8, 2020

Library bid officially awarded to Groathouse

WORLAND – The Washakie County Library is set to have a new home, this vision took one step closer to becoming a reality when the Washakie County Commissioners officially awarded a bid of $2,173,051...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 8, 2020

Yes, Wyoming you still must set your clocks back on Nov. 1

WORLAND — In March the Wyoming State Legislature approved a bill, and Governor Mark Gordon signed it, that would keep Wyoming in Mountain Daylight Time year round if certain conditions are met....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 8, 2020

Worland City Council approves 4-year contract for golf course management

WORLAND — The Worland City Council on an 8-1 vote approved a new four-year contract with Sagebrush Sports to manage the Green Hills Golf Course. Sagebrush Sports is completing its first year as the...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 8, 2020

Washakie County School District 1 board discusses RIF policy

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees during their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Sept. 28, held discussions on several board policies. The board discussed...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 8, 2020

First year teacher begins in special education

WORLAND – Jennifer Jones has begun her first special education teaching position at Worland Middle School after moving to Worland from Cowley to accept the position. Jones teaches reading, social...


Blood drive Oct. 13; Vitalant will accept COVID-19 survivor plasma donations

WORLAND — The Worland Community Blood Drive is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Worland Senior Center. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments may be made by calling the local organizer, Judy Council at 347-9388 or...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 8, 2020

Eastern Shoshone, Northern Arapaho help teach others about indigenous people

WORLAND - Eastern Shoshone Indian Willie LeClair provided the keynote address and opened the annual Indigenous People's Day at Washakie Museum & Cultural Center Saturday in Worland. LeClair...

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    October 8, 2020

Four Lady Warrior seniors to be honored during senior night in dual vs. Cody

WORLAND - It's homecoming week and senior night for the Worland Lady Warriors swimming and diving team. Tonight four seniors will be honored in the dual against Cody at 5 p.m., and tomorrow, the team...


Lynn "Bear" Bruce Terry

Lynn "Bear" Bruce Terry, 67, of Cody, Wyoming passed away suddenly on September 29, 2020 at his home while walking his dogs. Lynn was born in Worland, WY on January 27, 1953 to Don and Rhonda Terry.... Full story


Ralph Joseph "Joe" Campbell

Longtime rancher, Ralph Joseph "Joe" Campbell, 87, passed away at the family ranch on Upper Owl Creek, September 27, 2020. The son of Ralph and Hazel (Sneider) Campbell, he was born May 16, 1933 in... Full story


Dena Balstead

Thermopolis resident, Dena Balstead, 75, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Wyoming Hospice Center in Casper, Wyoming.... Full story

 By Mark Davis    News    October 8, 2020

BLM Leader not backing down

POWELL - Two weeks after a federal judge in Montana ruled the Trump administration's choice to direct the Bureau of Land Management rose to his position illegally, William Perry Pendley told an... Full story

 By Stephen Dow    News    October 8, 2020

Justices uphold sentence in murder case

BUFFALO — The Wyoming Supreme Court has affirmed Fourth Judicial District Court Judge William Edelman's ruling in the re-sentencing of convicted murderer and robber Donald C. Davis last year. “Considering the re-sentencing proceedings in their... Full story


County Health officer criticized for coronavirus comments

GILLETTE — The Campbell County Public Health officer compared people who have tested positive for COVID-19 yet break quarantine to “homegrown terrorists," a correlation that angered at least one county commissioner. During a public comment period... Full story

 By Mike Koshmrl    News    October 8, 2020

Grand Teton goat cull works toward elimination of mountain goats

JACKSON - "Mountaineering with a rifle" is how Taylor Glenn summed up his first few hours of pursuing mountain goats in Grand Teton National Park. The morning of Sept. 23, Glenn was soft-spoken and... Full story


Injured firefighter out of hospital

CASPER — A firefighter injured while battling the Mullen Fire in southeastern Wyoming on Wednesday is out of the hospital and recovering, according to Russ Bacon, the forest supervisor of the Medicine Bow-Routt national forests. “I’m happy to... Full story

 By Tom Coulter    News    October 8, 2020

U.S. Senate candidates Lummis, Ben-David debate over COVID-19 response, health care reform

CHEYENNE – With just a few weeks remaining until Election Day, the pair of candidates vying to become Wyoming’s next U.S. senator discussed their approaches to the federal COVID-19 response, health care reform and several other issues during a... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs Oct. 9

Woman charged with stealing from Evanston Police Department EVANSTON (WNE) — A former City of Evanston employee has been arrested and charged with three counts of felony theft for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the Evanston Police... Full story


Total of Coronavirus-Related Deaths Updated

The number of coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 has been updated, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). An older adult Lincoln County man died earlier this month. The man had been... Full story


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