Articles from the October 26, 2023 edition

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October 26 2023

Check out our features, championship sports stories, columns and so much more inside this week's issue...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 26, 2023

Ordinance to open more cemetery blocks, set payment deadline

The Worland City Council approved on first reading Ordinance 871 regarding opening blocks at the Riverview Memorial Gardens with rate changes to be considered later. During the council meeting Oct....

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    October 26, 2023

Rep. Lawley leads property tax discussion for Washakie County

On Monday, Oct. 23, State Rep. Martha Lawley (R-HD27, Worland) held a town hall meeting regarding property taxes. Lawley said she wanted to follow up on this topic with the community, as she promised she would earlier in the year. Lawley said like...


Shooting complex task force finalizes pre-proposal survey

SHERIDAN (WNE) — The State Shooting Complex Oversight Task Force completed work during its meeting Friday morning that will help it identify communities interested in being home to the complex. The task force was established by Senate File 169. T... Full story


Ann Robinson Joyce

Ann Robinson Joyce, 93, of Hyattville, Wyoming and Brooklin, Maine, passed away peacefully Friday, October 13, 2023, at the residence of her son in Manderson, Wyoming. Ann was born in New London,... Full story


What's that smell?

Sunday morning Mom wanted to sleep in but Dad woke her up, standing in the doorway he said, “We’ve got a problem.” Now wait just a minute. Do not assume that because I am writing this column that it was my fault. I mean it was but it is not nice...


'The Descent' made me afraid of caves

So far, I’ve tackled subjects of horror that hinge on either the paranormal or extraterrestrial to deliver the fear factor. These work in the moment, but I find that as an adult I don’t fixate on the scary bad guys like I used to as a kid; I wou...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    October 26, 2023

Brothers honor father's wish, earn Eagle Scout badges

Brothers Carter Arnold, 16, and Bridger Arnold, 13 were awarded their Eagle Scout badges from their Scout Master, Dr. Jim Nelson, D.D.S., at a ceremony on Oct. 8 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Worland. The boys both climbed...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    October 26, 2023

'Roadkill' returns to breathe life into Belvedere

At least for a while, Dwain Christopherson, his family, and his business Performance Auto in Otto were characters on Motortrend's "Roadkill" show after filming in June and airing in a brief segment...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    October 26, 2023

Proposed changes to private campground regulations to help protect visitors

In order to be closely aligned with Wyoming state statues, Interim County Planner Mike Robinson said that new proposed changes to private campground regulations in Washakie County will, “attempt to ensure that, in addition to, adequate and safe water...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    October 26, 2023

Community rallies to save elementary overnight field trips

Community member Beth Lewis addressed the Hot Springs County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees during their Oct. 19 meeting about alternatives to cancelling elementary overnight field trips. The district is planning to phase out these field...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    October 26, 2023

Tapia wins first state championship for Lady Warriors since 1994

The 3A State cross-country meet on Oct. 21 in Cheyenne was a historic day for the Worland cross-country program. The Lady Warriors had their first state champion in 29 years, and the Warriors...


'Wyoming is watching' as historic electric rate hike hearing begins this week

Critics will scrutinize Rocky Mountain Power's proposed 21.6%, $140.2M rate hike as panel faces pressure to reduce request. A 21.6% electric rate hike request panned by customers and politicians as... Full story


Attorneys disagree over appeal of UW transgender sorority case

CHEYENNE — Recent filings by lawyers for both Kappa Kappa Gamma and the six University of Wyoming sorority sisters who filed a lawsuit against it disagree over whether a district court order can be appealed. U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson d... Full story


Wyoming Freedom Caucus will have newfound power in budget session

A constitutional procedure will give the hard-line faction initial veto power in the House, but they’ll still need votes from other members to pass bills. If Wyoming’s divided Republican Party can’t work together in the upcoming legislative sessi... Full story


Wyoming Briefs Nov. 1 2023

Train derails in Yoder TORRINGTON (WNE) — The quiet little town of Yoder shook last Wednesday afternoon when a handful of locomotive cars slid off the railway tracks. “At approximately 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, local time, 11 railcars on the... Full story


Wyoming lawmakers skip crossover-voting ban fix, leave loophole intact

A legislative committee declined to change ambiguous language in the new law. Meanwhile, registered voters hoping to keep their options open in 2024 have a clear, albeit inconvenient, path forward. As long as voters are willing to jump through some... Full story


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