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October 19 2023

Harvest Edition 2023...

 By ALEX KUHN    News    October 19, 2023

Two Guys Poppin': 25 Years of Kettle Corn Delight

A staple at farmers markets and events across the Big Horn Basin, Two Guys Poppin' owner Tom Pederson Sr. looks back on his nearly 25 years of serving up delicious kettle corn popcorn. In 1999, Peders...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    October 19, 2023

'Build the greenhouse' dream leads to success

After eight years of dreaming about having a greenhouse for his giant pumpkins, Jay Richard bit the bullet and built a greenhouse in early 2023. While Richard knew that it was a step in the right...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    October 19, 2023

Putting hope into hops

When you think of commercial crops grown in the Big Horn Basin, you most likely think of sugarbeets, barley, alfalfa, corn or beans. Bill Pennington is looking to add hops to this list. His company,...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 19, 2023

Record rain falls in Worland last week

Rain and snow blanketed the Big Horn Basin and Wyoming last week from 9 a.m. Wednesday to 9 a.m. Friday with records set in Worland. According to the National Weather Service Riverton office, in...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    October 19, 2023

Ambulance building renovation is underway

At the Washakie County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, ambulance station project manager Tom Schmeltzer said he obtained a building permit and renovation has begun at the site at 603 North Road 11. He said, “It’s finally underway and we...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    October 19, 2023

Big Horn Regional water project splits due to funding shortage

Originally a two-part operation, a Big Horn Regional Joint Power Board plan that would both increase the capacity of the water line from U.S. Highway 16 to the Worland Municipal Airport and install a water tank in the town of Kirby to supply the...


Governor works to advance mental health improvements

Meeting in Worland Oct. 25 Governor Mark Gordon continues to work on solutions to improve mental health care in Wyoming. To further explore community perspectives on this important issue, the governor is launching a series of Town Hall meetings.... Full story


Captain George Andrew "Andy" Williams

George Andrew Williams, 76, passed away on October 10, 2023 at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana, surrounded by his family. Andy was born on May 13, 1947 in Worland, Wyoming, the only child of... Full story


Maria Trinidad Olvera

Maria Trinidad Olvera, 65, passed away in her home in Worland on Oct. 16, 2023. Maria was born on June 28, 1958, in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, at St. Mary Magdalen... Full story


Ann Robinson Joyce

Ann Robinson Joyce, 93, of Manderson, passed away peacefully on Oct. 13, 2023. Funeral services are pending.... Full story


'Annihilation' introduced cosmic horror to new audience

“Annihilation” flew under my radar for a long time, actually. I have no idea how, because when it popped up on my recommended queue on Netflix, I read the description about Natalie Portman being a soldier/biologist and I hit play. That sounded lik...


Take time to be informed and participate in 2 important issues

Next week residents in Washakie County have an opportunity to be involved in the discussion of two important topics — property tax rates and mental health. On Monday, State Rep. Martha Lawley (...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    October 19, 2023

Black Thunder marching band receives 'Excellent' rating

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Worland High School Black Thunder marching band went to the State Marching Band Festival in Casper, where they received an Excellent rating. The Black Thunder marching band i...

 By WENDY WIECKI    News    October 19, 2023

Help is available for abusers and victims

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is a time to recognize victims and raise awareness about the devastating impact of domestic violence. October was first declared Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1989, with the goal of connecting...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    October 19, 2023

Raising awareness about domestic violence in Washakie County

The month of October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a widespread issue, and Wyoming is no exception to having domestic violence within it. Karina Rice, the executive director of the Washakie County Crisis...

 By Trista Ostrom    News    October 19, 2023

Two pigs purchased from Washakie County 4-H members for Wyoming Hunger Initiative's Fair to Fork program in 2nd year

First Lady Jennie Gordon's Wyoming Hunger Initiative launched in October 2019 with a specific goal in mind: to do whatever possible to support anti-hunger organizations working tirelessly throughout...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    October 19, 2023

Warriors take 3A East, Lady Warriors finish second

A change in course did not deter the Worland cross-country runners as they kicked off the postseason with an impressive showing at the 3A East conference meet in Buffalo on Oct. 13. The Warriors...


Wyoming Briefs 10-19-23

Gillette woman rescued after 100-foot fall in the Big Horns GREYBULL (WNE) - For the second time this fall, Big Horn County Search & Rescue team members were summoned on Sunday afternoon to rescue an... Full story


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