Articles from the November 7, 2019 edition
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November 7, 2019
Happy Veterans Day Monday. See our special tribute to veterans on B5-B7. Inserts included in this week's issue are Blair's and Bomgaars....
County purchases both Kennedy Ace buildings
WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners closed the sale during their meeting on Tuesday for the purchase of the Kennedy Ace Hardware Building at 801 Big Horn Ave and agreed to also purchase the...
Ordinances establishing water, sewer depreciation funds passes first reading
WORLAND — Nine members of the public attended and four spoke regarding the Worland City Council’s proposed rate increases for water and sewer customers outside the city limits. The city is...
Fifteenmile horses settle in at Rock Springs facility
ROCK SPRINGS - The horses gathered last month in the Bureau of Land Management's Fifteenmile Herd Management Area are adjusting well to their new home at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility....
A look at women's suffrage in Wyoming and the U.S.
WORLAND - Women and women's suffrage in the United States and Wyoming were celebrated by the Friends of the Worland Library during their fundraising luncheon last month. The keynote address by...
Worland High School Drama prepares for state
WORLAND – The State Drama competition may be happening on Dec. 5-7 in Laramie, but the Worland High School Drama team is preparing hard this month to win the competition for the third year in a row...
Main Street Thermopolis receives kudos
THERMOPOLIS — Main Street Thermopolis received honors last month at two recent conferences. Main Street Thermopolis President Suzanne Samelson reported that the volunteer organization received a...
Mammoth Quick Draw brings art and speed together
WORLAND – Typically art can take weeks and even months to finish and perfect, but the Mammoth Quick Draw challenges artists from around the region to complete entire masterpieces from start to...
Man accused of killing woman in Cheyenne, taking body to Cody
POWELL — Law enforcement officials say evidence indicates that a former local resident murdered a woman in Cheyenne over the weekend, then attempted to hide her body in a remote area south of Cody Saturday afternoon. The Wyoming Division of... Full story
Wyoming lawmakers reject proposed alcohol tax increase
CHEYENNE — A bill that would have essentially doubled the state’s excise tax on alcohol in order to provide more funding for substance use treatment programs was rejected by lawmakers during a committee meeting Wednesday. The bill would have... Full story
Legislative committee supports task force to look at mental health services
CHEYENNE – A committee of state lawmakers voted Thursday in support of a bill that would establish a task force to study Wyoming’s mental health services. The bill would create a 12-member group consisting of legislators, mental health-care... Full story
Worland to play in 3A State title match
CASPER — The Worland Lady Warriors advanced to the 3A State volleyball championship match Friday night, beating the Douglas Lady Bearcats 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-23) in the semifinals at the Casper Event Center. The Lady Warriors were dominant while... Full story
Committee votes to advance Medicaid expansion bill
CHEYENNE — State lawmakers on the Joint Revenue Interim Committee voted 8-5 Tuesday to move forward with a bill authorizing Gov. Mark Gordon to expand Medicaid coverage in Wyoming. If approved by the full Legislature next year, the bill would... Full story