Articles from the October 31, 2019 edition

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October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween! This week's copy has inserts from Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online), as well as for print subscribers Bloedorn, Pizza Hut and Arby's....


Karla's Kolumn: Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween. For children today’s holiday is about fun and candy. Children get to dress up in costume, perhaps as their favorite superhero, favorite villain, favorite Disney princess or movie c... Full story


DEQ to investigate whistle-blower complaints about Black Hills Bentonite

Wyoming environmental regulators will investigate complaints that a bentonite mining company regularly violated rules and escaped proper oversight, Gov. Mark Gordon’s spokesman confirmed. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will i... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 31, 2019

Fifteenmile wild horse herd at 107 after gather

WORLAND - An eight-day gather of wild horses in the Fifteenmile Herd Management Area resulted in 607 horses gathered with 11 deaths and 97 returned to the range. Sarah Beckwith, Bureau of Land Managem...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 31, 2019

More concrete numbers asked for softball, stipend approved

WORLAND – The Worland school board met on Monday night to discuss the numbers surrounding the future of softball in Worland, and approved a one-time stipend for classified and certified staff in t...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 31, 2019

Growers fight freezing temps to try and complete sugarbeet harvest

WORLAND - With Wyoming Sugar harvest at 80% Saturday and a nasty cold front forecasted, growers lent a helping hand. Wyoming Sugar CEO and President Mike Greear said several growers who had completed...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 31, 2019

Local schools offer streaming services for athletics

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep athletics recently joined the National Federation of State High School Associations , or National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) streaming service to provide livestreams of s...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 31, 2019

Embroidery classes help out fellow students

WORLAND – Worland High School students from Brenda Trippel's family and consumer science courses have helped out over the years by providing custom embroidering for different departments throughout W...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 31, 2019

City hosts second composting day this Saturday

WORLAND — Nearly a dozen residents participated in the community compost day Oct. 18 and residents will have another chance to bring their green waste to the city of Worland’s compost pile this Saturd...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 31, 2019

Tharp honored as Wyoming 4-H Volunteer of the Year

WORLAND - Washakie County 4-H leader Jessica Tharp was recently honored as the Wyoming 4-H Volunteer of the Year. Each year, county 4-H programs can nominate two outstanding individual volunteers to...


Joe Allen Bowen

Joe Allen Bowen, 76-year-old Worland resident, passed away at his home. He was found on October 21, 2019. Joe was born on May 16, 1943 in Olney, Illinois to Walter James and Carro Mae (Clark) Bowen.... Full story


Peggy Eileen (Thompson) Lane

Peggy Eileen (Thompson) Lane, 63, passed away Oct. 15, 2019, in Greybull. Peggy was born Jan. 3, 1956, in Riverton, to Jakie Leon and Betty Joan Thompson. She grew up in Worland. She raised five... Full story


Bernice Lucille Stine

Bernice Lucille Stine, 89, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland, Wyoming surrounded by family. Bernie was born in Worland, WY on June 25,... Full story

 By Tom Coulter    News    October 31, 2019

Wyoming students testing above national average

CHEYENNE — An education report released Wednesday shows Wyoming students scored higher than national averages on standardized reading and math tests. Wyoming students outperformed students nationwide on the National Assessment of Educational P... Full story


Shoshones claim hunting rights under court ruling

RIVERTON — A United States Supreme Court ruling that an 1868 tribal treaty still grants Crow Indian tribal members the right to hunt and fish on "unoccupied lands" without state enforcement in the country may have done the same for Eastern S... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 31

Walgreens sued in overdose CHEYENNE – Unidentified pharmacists from the Walgreens on Lincolnway are accused of giving a person the wrong dose of their prescription, which caused him to overdose. Eric and Jennifer Smith are suing Walgreens and John Do... Full story


Concussion concerns hurt football recruiting

BUFFALO — Typically, after winning a state championship, a coach can look forward to a bump in the number of players who come out for the team the next year. That’s not the case for Buffalo High School football coach Rob Hammond. After winning the... Full story


Governor Gordon Declares October 'General Aviation Appreciation Month'

Today, national general aviation organizations applauded Governor Mark Gordon for declaring October “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Wyoming, general aviation airports contribute over $73 million in economic impact annually. “General aviat... Full story


Sheridan College kicks off Multicultural Center

SHERIDAN — When a student wrote a racially-charged comment on a white board in Braylee Armajo’s dorm in 2017, some people told her to just erase it. “That’s not the point,” she said. “We’ve been erasing it for how long? It’s time to actually fix so... Full story

 By Nick Reynolds    News    October 31, 2019

Gun reporting bill fails

CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers on Thursday defeated legislation that would have prevented some people with mental illnesses from buying guns. The legislation would have required the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation to submit certain mental h... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs NOVEMBER 4

Former tribal judge’s sentencing postponed RIVERTON (WNE) — Although she was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for cocaine and oxycodone distribution, the former head judge for Wind River Tribal Court has received a last-minute extension. Terri Smith... Full story


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