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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....

 By Seth Romsa    News    November 7, 2019

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...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 7, 2019

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...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 7, 2019

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...

 By Seth Romsa    News    November 7, 2019

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...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 7, 2019

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...

 By Seth Romsa    News    November 7, 2019

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...


Stanley Clair Graham

Funeral Services for Stanley Clair Graham will be held at the First Baptist Church in Basin on November 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Aaron Gesch officiating. Internment with full military honors... Full story


Bette A. (Outland) Wortman

Bette A. (Outland) Wortman 80, of Mankato, MN, died Wednesday, October 30, 2019. A Celebration of Bette's Life 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Centenary United Methodist Church, Mankato.... Full story


Marion Catherine Barngrover Black

Marion Catherine Barngrover Black, 90, passed away October 29, 2019, at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Marion was born January 9, 1928, in Worland. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at the United... Full story


Terry James Cogdill

Terry James Cogdill, 39, of Ten Sleep passed away at his home on Nov. 4, 2019. Terry was born on March 8, 1980, in Casper to Terry Lee and Roberta “Bobbie” (Harper) Cogdill. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: What happened to communicating?

No one truly communicates any more and social media platforms are not really for socializing anymore and that's unfortunate. NFL starting safety Jermaine Whitehead for the Cleveland Browns played... Full story

 By C.J. BAKER    News    November 7, 2019

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

 By Tom Coulter    News    November 7, 2019

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


Wyoming News Briefs NOVEMBER 7

Feds: Guernsey schools acted appropriately in sexual misconduct allegations CASPER (WNE) — Federal investigators concluded that Platte County School District No. 2 responded appropriately to reports of sexual misconduct involving kindergartners... Full story

 By Tom Coulter    News    November 7, 2019

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


Wyoming News Briefs NOVEMBER 8

Man accused of assaulting person with machete deemed competent CHEYENNE – A man accused of attacking a person with a machete has been deemed competent to stand trial, it was announced Thursday morning in Laramie County District Court. Lamont Dion... 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

 By Tom Coulter    News    November 7, 2019

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


Wyoming News Briefs NOVEMBER 13

Investigation continues into apparent murder-suicide AFTON (WNE) — The investigation into an apparent murder-suicide in the Town of Star Valley Ranch continues this week. According to information provided by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office,... Full story


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