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January 14, 2021

Did you know that copper door knobs are self-disinfecting?...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 14, 2021

Budget concerns face mayor in second term

WORLAND — While 2020 had several challenges, 2021 looks to just have one major challenge for the City of Worland — funding. Mayor Jim Gill began his second term as mayor on Jan. 1, officially tak...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 14, 2021

Phelps will not seek contract extension

By SETH ROMSA TEN SLEEP – At the end of the Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 2 Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, WCSD No. 2 Superintendent Jimmy Phelps told the board he will n...


Random violence is never the answer

Random acts of violence are never the answer — no matter the question, no matter the issue. The random acts of violence and rioting over the summer in the name of social and racial injustice was not the answer to bring attention to those issues. S... Full story


Frosty Sunday Morning

Washakie County residents woke up to fog and frost Sunday morning.... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 14, 2021

Following God: From rancher to evangelist to author

WORLAND - The first time you meet James Scott he does not hesitate to share the Gospel with you to make sure that you have a relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ. He is not shy to tell you his...


Carol Peterson-Spitler

Former Thermopolis resident, Carol Peterson-Spitler, 87, died January 9, 2021 in Powell, Wyoming. Graveside services were held Wednesday, January 13, at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis.... Full story


James V. Leseberg

James V. Leseberg, 85, died January 10, 2021 at his home in Thermopolis. Graveside services will be held at Riverside Cemetery, at 1 p.m., Thursday, January 14, in Thermopolis.... Full story


James Arthur Miller

James Arthur Miller, 66, passed away at his home on January 9, 2021. Jim was born in Colfax, Washington on August 4, 1954 to Joseph Kenneth and Patricia (Conklin) Miller. The family moved to Baker, Oregon where Jim attended elementary school. He... Full story


Harvey Emerson "Chip" Rhoads

Harvey Emerson "Chip" Rhoads left this world to enter his new heavenly home on December 25, 2020. He passed away peacefully with family by his side at Life Care Center in Casper. He was 78 years old.... Full story


Debra Featherston Rush

Debra Featherston Rush (Debbie), 66, a resident of Worland, Wyoming died on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana. Debbie was the daughter of George C. Featherston... Full story


Richard Luciano Venzor Sr.

Richard L. Venzor Sr. passed away in the early morning hours on December 26, 2020. He was born August 17, 1938 in Springer, New Mexico. His parents were Antonio & Roseanna Lopez – Vensor. He was t... Full story


Margy C. White

Margy C. White, age 89, passed away January 4, 2021. She was born on November 21, 1931 in Hayes Center, Nebraska to William and Opel (Bodaman) Cary. Margy married Alfred E. White on April 10, 1953.... Full story


Luis Alberto Deniz Guitron

Luis Alberto Deniz Guitron passed away on January 5, 2021 with his wife by his side. He was 62 years old. He was born to Luis Deniz Ramirez and Eva Guitron Corona in El Llano Grande, Jalisco, Mexico... Full story


Mary Lois Pearce

Mary Lois Pearce passed away on January 8, 2021 at the Bella Terra Facility in Billings, MT from natural causes. She was a feisty 99 ½ years old. Mary was born May 13, 1921 on the family farm... Full story


Wyoming Guardsmen called to support inauguration

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Responding to a request by the Federal government, more than 100 Wyoming National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have volunteered to support crowd control, communications and logistics during the 59th Presidential Inauguration in... Full story


First COVID-19 "UK Variant" Case Identified in Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH)) today confirmed the state’s first case of the “UK variant,” or B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant, has been identified in a Teton County adult male. While further investigation is ongoing, early information suggests expo... Full story


28 Added COVID-Related Deaths Confirmed, 1 in Washakie County

Twenty-eight added coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), according to a release on Tuesday. An adult Albany County man died in... Full story


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