Articles from the November 14, 2019 edition
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November 14, 2019
Online and print subscribers look for the Blair's and Bomgaars inserts this week....
BAPC mulls mural project for Worland
WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC) hopes to spearhead a community art project by learning from a mural project in Casper. The idea came to the BAPC following a...
Support Our Troops continues to serve overseas heroes
WORLAND – The Support Our Troops program has been sending packages to soldiers overseas since April 2003. This idea was started by Worland American Legion members Don Hall, Todd White, Jim Bailey...
Washakie County Fair Board discusses responsibilities
WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met on Monday night and discussed concerns that were brought up at last month’s meeting. The board was approached by Janet Benson, who was representing...
Providing 'relief' to area communities
WORLAND - Each year the Worland Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Relief Society selects a humanitarian relief project and this year they chose to help their fellow neighbors in each...
Rockfall mitigation projects begin Monday
THERMOPOLIS — A three-location $664,000 rockfall mitigation project is scheduled to begin at a pair of locations on Monday, Nov. 18, with rock scaling, rock removal and repair of the existing rockfall fence west of Cody alongside U.S. 14/16/20,... Full story
Ten Sleep tables fireworks ordinance after petition
TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Nov. 5, and effectively tabled a previously-introduced ordinance to allow fireworks to be discharged in town limits, during major federal holidays. Originally...
Karla's Kolumn: Civil discourse and community pride
In watching what has transpired over the past few years in Washington politics and across our country and world we tend to believe there is no civil discourse anymore, that people don't respect someon... Full story
Democrats, Republicans tackle issue of civility
CHEYENNE — Erin Taylor joked that there were movie stars present in the Little America Hotel and Resort ballroom early Wednesday afternoon during the Governor’s Business Forum. She was preparing the guests, around 600 in attendance, to watch a... Full story
Gordon supports Health Department in face of allegations
CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon said he “firmly supports” the state Health Department’s director amid allegations that a 2015 Medicaid fraud investigation was obstructed by various government officials, a charge that has been denied by those... Full story
WYDOT receives $14.5 million federal grant for wildlife crossing project
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) will receive a $14.5 million federal grant from the U.S Department of Transportation for a wildlife crossing project north of La Barge in southwest Wyoming. The Better Utilizing Inve... Full story
Lawmakers reject GPA-based incentives for Hathaway Scholarship
CHEYENNE – State legislators on the Joint Education Interim Committee turned down a bill Thursday that would have let college students receive more Hathaway Scholarship money if they reached certain GPA benchmarks. The bill, which failed by a 8-5 v... Full story
Education Committee rejects school security policies bill
CHEYENNE — Lawmakers on the Joint Education Interim Committee spent more than an hour Friday discussing school safety, though they ultimately rejected a bill requiring school districts to adopt certain security policies. The bill, which failed by... Full story