Articles from the October 21, 2021 edition

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October 21, 2021

Check out the Harvest/Ag section inside this weeks issue... Full story

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    October 21, 2021

Bishop the fastest in the 3A East

WORLAND — Not wasting the opportunity to win a conference championship on his home course, Worland Warrior Jack Bishop won the 3A East individual title at the Green Hills Golf Course on Oct. 15. B...


Inspiring messages of hope

If you didn't go to mixed martial arts fighter Court McGee's presentation last Wednesday night at the Worland Middle School Auditorium you missed out. It doesn't matter if you are battling addiction,... Full story

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 21, 2021

Supreme Court sides with Walker; notes Slayer Rule

CHEYENNE — In a probate case that led to a change in Wyoming statute, a Worland man got a small win from the Wyoming Supreme Court in a ruling issued Aug. 2. In February 2020, Deidra Walker Rowe, 3...


Black Thunder earns superior rating

CASPER - The Worland High School Marching Band Black Thunder earned a superior rating for the fourth straight year during the State Marching Band Festival in Casper last Saturday. Worland was one of...


End The Stigma Faces of Recovery: Destiny Gutierrez

End The Stigma Faces of Recovery: Destiny Gutierrez Editor's Note: Since 2011, October has been proclaimed National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. This month, Cloud Peak Counseling Center, in...

 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    October 21, 2021

County Health Officer: COVID surge on downward trend

WORLAND – Washakie County Health Officer Dr. Amber Moss met with the Washakie County Commissioner board during their regular meeting Tuesday to discuss Washakie County updates regarding COVID-19. Moss spoke about the updated COVID numbers as well a...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 21, 2021

The call to help others

WORLAND - On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Court McGee, professional mixed martial arts fighter, celebrated 5,660 days of recovery, more than 15 years. McGee shared his story of addiction and struggles with...

 By ALEX KUHN    News    October 21, 2021

UFC fighter uses his story of addiction to help those battling addiction

WORLAND - Speaking about one's struggles and failings can be difficult even in the most comfortable situations. UFC fighter Court McGee has made it his mission to not only talk about his battle with...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 21, 2021

Special session to address mandates slated to begin Tues.

CHEYENNE – A special session to address vaccine mandates appears to now be a reality with a three-day session set for next week. Last Tuesday, Oct. 12, Wyoming Senate President Dan Dockstader and S...


Judith Ann (Hoagland) Plum

Judith "Judy" Ann (Hoagland) Plum was born on February 9, 1945 to Robert and Jean (Briggs) Hoagland, a farming family working north of Hastings, Nebraska. Judy was later joined by her younger... Full story


Ralph Edward Cline

Ralph Edward Cline, 73, passed away on October 11, 2021 shortly after being life-flighted from Worland to Greeley, Colorado. Ralph was born on March 8, 1948, to Mary Alice (Pauley) Boben and Ralph... Full story


Eliud "Lute" Leyva

Eliud "Lute" Leyva of Buckeye, AZ passed away on Thursday October 7, 2021. Lute was born on December 26, 1937 to Andrew and Julia Leyva in Worland, WY. He resided in Worland for 81 years before moving... Full story


Mike Montoya Jr

Mike Montoya Jr, 78, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY with his wife and son by his side. He attended Worland High School before serving his country in... Full story


Jesus "Jesse" Charles

Born on one of the most romantic days of the year February 14, 1953, Jesus Charles was born to Antonio and Margarita Charles in Texas. His family started their journey from Texas to Worland where... Full story


HARVEST/AG SECTION: UW Extension studies ancient grains for food and forage

Einkorn, emmer, and spelt are the ancestors of our modern wheat varieties and valued by consumers and chefs for their superior flavor and nutrition. For Wyoming farmers, they are another crop that...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 21, 2021

HARVEST/AG SECTION: Wyoming Sugar harvest strong despite delays

WORLAND — Despite losing about 300 acres of sugarbeets in the spring, Wyoming Sugar’s 2021 crop should push 32 tons per acre and finish above 19% in sugar content. Wyoming Sugar President and CEO Mik...


Evanston school district asks parents' help to end TikTok pranks

Editor’s note: This story contains terms that some readers might find offensive. EVANSTON — Uinta County School District No. 1 has asked for parental help in putting a stop to students attempting to pull off school pranks modeled after challenges cir... Full story


Oil and gas industry continues to show signs of recovery in Wyoming

Wyoming’s oil and gas industry continues to show signs of recovery from the 2020 pandemic shockwave that drove the price of oil below $0 per barrel, spurred layoffs and stalled production. At least 18 rotary rigs were active in the state during t... Full story

 By Morgan Hughes    News    October 21, 2021

Poll: Medicaid expansion popular

CASPER —A new poll commissioned by four nonprofits shows significant support for Medicaid Expansion in Wyoming, a government health insurance assistance program for those who can’t afford insurance and aren’t offered it by their employer. The resul... Full story


School district approves girls' wrestling program

LOVELL (WNE) — Big Horn County School District No. 1 followed the Lovell school district’s footsteps Monday, also approving a girls wrestling program in their regular school board meeting. Female students are currently able to wrestle, but the sport... Full story


Ronald Alvin Friest

Ronald Alvin Friest, 85-year-old Basin resident, passed away peacefully at his home on October 20, 2021. Ron was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on August 23, 1936. Cremation has taken place and no formal services are planned at this... Full story


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