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    Oct 14, 2021

    Don't forget Hunter Fest Oct. 14 - Today in Ten Sleep , 11 a.m. to 2 p.m....

  • Karla's Kolumn: Technology, the good, the bad and the ugly

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Oct 14, 2021

    Technology makes our lives easier, or does it. There are things that make our lives easier if they work. There are a lot of technological marvels out there but yet we still have a ways to go. I’m not talking about the meme that says by now we all thought we would be flying around in a George Jetson car. I’m talking about basic necessities, OK maybe necessity is not the right word. But let’s look at some facts. We all know that with the right appliances you can pretty much program most thing... Full story

  • Ralph Leonard Appelt

    Oct 14, 2021

    Ralph Leonard Appelt, 84, passed away at home on October 3, 2021, in Tucson, AZ. Ralph was born to Pearl and Emanuel Appelt in Martin, ND in Sheridan County on July 27, 1937. Raised on the family farm until graduation from Harvey High School in 1956, he attended college in Bismarck, ND, earning a teaching degree. He taught a short time before moving to Billings, MT where he began a successful career in traveling sales of heavy industrial equipment, working and living also in Great Falls, MT.... Full story

  • Linda Kay Spiva Bessler

    Oct 14, 2021

    Linda Kay Spiva Bessler, of Worland, formerly of Powell, passed away September, 30 at St. Vincent Health Care in Billings. Linda, the daughter of George and Bea Shanley Spiva was born on July 21, 1949 in Riverton, Wyoming. She was raised in Shoshoni and in 1956 moved with her family to Casper. She graduated from Natrona County High School in 1967 and attended Casper College. She married Alan “Bud” Bessler on November 12, 1971 in Casper. Throughout their married life, they lived in Germany, whe... Full story

  • LeClair delivers message of pride during Indigenous Peoples Day event

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Oct 14, 2021

    WORLAND - Veteran and Eastern Shoshone tribal member Willie LeClair provided the keynote address for the third straight year at the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center's Indigenous People's Day. With the rains that came, the outdoor event was moved indoors. LeClair was able to work the change into his presentation. He said when the federal government continued to downsize the number of acres for the Wind River Reservation the federal government did not feel that the tribes could control millions...

  • End The Stigma Faces of Recovery: Jerry Kiser

    WENDY WIECKI, Substance Abuse Program Coordinator Cloud Peak Counseling Center|Oct 14, 2021

    Editor's Note: Since 2011, October has been proclaimed National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. This month, Cloud Peak Counseling Center, in partnership with the Northern Wyoming News, is bringing four stories of recovery from Worland community members. Cloud Peak Counseling Center Meet Jerry Kiser, an addiction recovery warrior. Jerry is a longtime resident of Worland. His journey into addiction started at the age of 8 when he was first introduced to alcohol at a "biker party" that his... Full story

  • Board sets 2022 fair dates, looks at new entertainment

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Oct 14, 2021

    WORLAND — The Washakie County Fair Board selected dates for the 2022 fair and are looking at possible new grandstand entertainment events. At Monday’s regular meeting, the board opted to keep the dates similar to this year, July 25-July 30 with the horse show on July 23. The board had considered moving it closer the state fair but did receive several comments from people who enjoyed the fair being on a different week than Big Horn and Hot Springs County so people could support those fairs as... Full story

  • Ten Sleep school board approves optional quarantine process

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Oct 14, 2021

    WORLAND – Washakie County School Board District No. 2 met Oct. 11 and discussed updating quarantine procedures. The board voted to use the same procedure being used by schools in Basin and Lovell. According to Superintendent Jimmy Phelps, when a person in the school tests positive, they will contact trace as best as possible within the school and notify staff members and the parents of those students who meet the criterion for quarantining. “The parents and staff member meeting the criterion will make the decision as to whether or not they fee... Full story

  • County has no breakthrough deaths, hospitalizations

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Oct 14, 2021

    WORLAND — The Wyoming Department of Health is tracking breakthrough cases through their COVID-19 dashboard on its website. According to the Wyoming DOH, “Breakthrough infections are infections that occur in people who are fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated people are those who completed the COVID-19 vaccine series 14 or more days before their infection. Janssen requires one dose of vaccine for the series while Moderna and Pfizer/Comirnaty require two doses to be complete. The data in the bre... Full story

  • Flags at Half-Staff for Gen. Powell

    Oct 14, 2021

    Governor Gordon Orders Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Through October 22 CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Joe Biden's Proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide immediately in honor of the life and legacy of General Colin Powell. Flags should remain lowered until sunset on October 22, 2021. The Presidential Proclamation follows: DEATH OF GENERAL COLIN POWELL - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION General Colin Powell was a... Full story

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