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October 17, 2019

We have Blair's and Bomgaars inserts for print and online subscribers. Print subscribers can also look for the RT Communications flier in this week's Northern Wyoming News....


The News Editorial: Do you know why you had Monday off?

Monday was a federal holiday where the U.S. Postal Service was shut down, banks were closed and government, local, state and federal offices were closed. What holiday you ask, for the many like us... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 17, 2019

County Commissioners renew Guardian Flight contract

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners approved renewing a contract with Guardian Flight to provide medical transportation services to Washakie County residents during Tuesday’s regular...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 17, 2019

Council approves property maintenance ordinance on final reading

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved on third and final reading changes to the city code regarding maintenance of the exterior of real property. After changes on first and second readings,...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 17, 2019

Venturing cross-country

WORLAND - Imagine hiking 2,410 miles in seven months, seeing all types of scenery and weather. It may sound like a dream come true for some and a nightmarish ordeal for others. For one former Worland...


Black Thunder heads to state competition in Casper

WORLAND - The Worland High School Black Thunder Marching Band heads to the state competition this Saturday in Casper. Eighty members strong this year with band and color guard, the band is led by...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 17, 2019

Bring your green yard waste to city compost yard

WORLAND — Community composting is coming to Worland thanks to a collaborative partnership between Washakie County Extension, City of Worland and the Washakie County Conservation District. According...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 17, 2019

Fair board discusses condensing entertainment for 2020 Washakie County Fair

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met on Monday night to talk about possibly condensing down the amount of days entertainment is available for the 2020 Washakie County Fair, as well as...


Worland resident avoids Facebook prize scam

WORLAND — A Worland resident, contacted via text messaging Oct. 13, by someone claiming to be from Facebook, failed to be duped by this prize scam. The Facebook scammer said the resident had received $500,000 cash prize and only needed to send 150... Full story


David Lee Huhnke

David Lee Huhnke, 61, passed away on October 13, 2019 at Washakie Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. David was born on September 20, 1958 in Worland to Billy Gene and Sharon Lee... Full story


Donald Dean Neihart

Donald Dean Neihart, 89-year-old Worland resident, returned to his loving Lavern on October 12, 2019, on what would have been their 67th wedding anniversary. Donald was born on September 16, 1930 in... Full story


Ruth Warneke

Ruth Warneke, 91, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Private family services will be held at a later date. Family and friends are invited to sign Ruth's online guest book at... Full story


Charles "Bill" Christy

Charles “Bill” Christy passed away September 17, 2019 at Shepherd of the Valley Care Facility in Casper, Wyoming. Bill was born in 1941 at Newcastle, Wyoming. He attended schools at Beulah, Worland, Meeteetse, and graduated at Riverton High... Full story


Flags ordered to half-staff

Governor Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump's proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags immediately lowered to half-staff today, October 17, through tomorrow, October... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 17

UW trustees set timeline for hiring new president LARAMIE (WNE) — The University of Wyoming may have its next permanent president selected by early March, according to a hiring timeline approved Wednesday by the school’s board of trustees. After... Full story


Cheyenne man breaks state record with 1,491-pound pumpkin

CHEYENNE – The pumpkins Andy Corbin grows at his home in east Cheyenne are so big and so heavy that he needs a handmade tripod to move them. Weighing in at 1,491 pounds, his biggest pumpkin of the... Full story

 By Floyd Whiting    News    October 17, 2019

Three women conquer three firsts at Women's Antelope Hunt

BUFFALO - Snow covers the alfalfa field as the sun's first light creates a soft, golden glow. The air is still, and a calm hangs over the field. A single rifle shot shatters the silence. Rachel Ryan,... Full story

 By Stephen Dow    News    October 17, 2019

Buffalo wins final approval for vet facility

BUFFALO — After months of legislative debate, the Wyoming State Building Commission has given the final word on the location of the state's first skilled nursing facility for veterans. That word? Buffalo. “This is a big sigh of relief for me and... Full story


High court weighs gun case Attorneys debate application of 'stand your ground' law

LARAMIE – Ambiguous language in a 2018 law means the Wyoming Supreme Court might have to review every criminal case that involves certain self-defense provisions, a supreme court justice said Thursday. Justice Keith Kautz made the statement in an a... Full story


Groups rally for Trump in Jackson, Cheyenne, Gillette

Dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump took to the streets in Jackson, Cheyenne and Gillette on Thursday to protest impeachment proceedings in the U.S. House of Representatives. The rallies... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 18

Black bear euthanized in Story SHERIDAN (WNE) — An adult male black bear was euthanized by Game and Fish personnel in Story after it broke into a secured shed near a residence. Game and Fish received a report from a Story resident on Oct. 11 that... Full story


Economic growth shows signs of slowing

CASPER — Wyoming’s economic growth has started to show subtle signs of slowing, a new quarterly report published by the state’s Economic Analysis Division shows. Though statewide employment rates have remained strong, increasing by 1.3 percent... Full story


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