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November 11, 2021

Happy Veterans Day. Our office is open regular hours today. Check out the Veterans Day tribute pages on B4 and B5....


Local legislators still feel special session necessary, despite only one bill passing

WORLAND - Despite no bill prohibiting vaccine mandates, local legislators believe the special session that ended last Wednesday, Nov. 3, was necessary. Sen. Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep) voted in favor of...


Design planning for new school underway Community meeting Thurs.

WORLAND — With a design firm hired last month, work has begun seeking input on the plans for a new Ten Sleep School. Ten Sleep Administrative Assistant Neysha Lyman said the school board hired Arete...


Governor Gordon ramps up his fight to protect Wyoming people from federal overreach

CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon is announcing the next steps his administration is taking to stop President Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandates. Wyoming as part of an 11-state coalition filed its lawsuit this morning to halt the emergency... Full story


Billy Ray Dyer

Billy Ray Dyer, 75-year-old Worland resident, passed away in Ogden, Utah, on Nov. 6, 2021. Billy was born in Denver, Colorado, on Sept. 16, 1946. Military services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at Riverview Memorial Gardens... Full story


Dr. Hilliard Edmond 'Ches' Chesteen

Funeral services for Dr. Hilliard Edmond “Ches” Chesteen, 93, were held Monday, November 8, 2021, at Mortimore Funeral Home in Thermopolis. Dr. Chesteen died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness.... Full story


Jerilyn Rae (Leithead) Wickard

Jerilyn Rae Wickard, 59, passed away at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne on Nov. 8, 2021. Jerilyn was born in Worland on Sept. 15, 1962. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Ten Sleep Methodist... Full story


The News Editorial: Our veterans deserve our utmost respect

11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, an armistice was reached between the Allied nations and Germany effectively ending World War I, albeit the official end through the Treaty of Versailles would not come until... Full story


WHS Drama Dept. brings 'Arsenic and Old Lace' to the stage

WORLAND - The Worland High School Drama Department premieres its fall play this Thursday, Nov. 11, "Arsenic and Old Lace." Curtain opens at 7 p.m. There is an admission fee. An encore performance...


Lady Warriors wrap up season at state meet

WORLAND - The Worland Lady Warriors closed out their season at the 3A State swimming and diving meet in Gillette on Nov. 4-5. The Lady Warriors had three relays and four individuals score points at...


Wally Trembath

, 72, passed away in Tampa, Florida on October 24, 2021. Wally was born in Casper to Mildred and Wallace Trembath, Sr. on December 26, 1948. Wally was preceded in death by his parents and brother... Full story


Charles Powell

Charles Powell, long time educator and coach at Hot Springs County High School, passed away peacefully in Longmont Colorado on October 28, 2021, at the age of 79. Chuck, a graduate of Black Hills... Full story


Carolyn Lu Robbins

Carolyn Lu Robbins, 72-year-old Worland resident, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2021, at home surrounded by her loved ones. Carolyn was born on September 15, 1949 in Omaha, Nebraska, to... Full story


Douglas Lee Forsythe

Douglas Lee Forsythe, 61, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on November 6, 2021. He was born to LeRoy Eugene and Margaret Louise (Bolton) Forsythe on February 2, 1960 in his... Full story


Man reflects on letters he sent from Vietnam

GILLETTE - Dave Olsen found them 26 years ago. He recognized them immediately while going through his mother's belongings after she died. That was in 1995. The sight alone took him 25 years into the... Full story


Redistricting meeting in Worland Nov. 18

WORLAND — The Big Horn Basin Redistricting Working Group will be holding a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Worland Community Center Complex. County clerks from Washakie, Park,... Full story


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