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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...

 By Seth Romsa    News    November 14, 2019

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...

 By Seth Romsa    News    November 14, 2019

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

 By Marcus Huff    News    November 14, 2019

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...


Father Edward Dean Farmer

On Saturday, November 9, 2019 Father Edward Dean Farmer, 68, went home, surrounded by family and friends that loved him. Father Ed was born December 12, 1950 in Cody, Wyoming to Wilbur Dean and Mary A... Full story


Marion Catherine Black

Marion Catherine Barngrover Black, 90 -year-old longtime Worland resident, passed away on October 29, 2019 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Marion was born on January 9, 1929 on... Full story


Desiree Francis Munoz-Gallarzo

Desiree Francis Munoz-Gallarzo passed away on September 25, 2019. She was born on January 13th, 1979 at Wyoming Medical Center. Desiree attended school in Casper, WY, La Vegas, NV, and Worland, WY... Full story


Roy Wayne Phillips

Roy Wayne Phillips longtime Worland Resident passed away on November 6, 2019 at home. He was born August 9, 1939 in Billings, MT to Orville and Muriel Phillips. Roy graduated from Billings Senior... Full story


Allena Mae Austin

Allena Mae Austin, 79, passed away Nov. 11, 2019, at Bonnie Blue Jacket Memorial Nursing Home in Basin.  Allena was born on July 3, 1940 in Worland. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at Riverview Memorial Gardens... Full story


Steve G. Weaver

A celebration of the life of Steve G. Weaver, 61, will be Saturday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Community Church Hall in Thermopolis. Mr. Weaver died Nov. 3, 2019 at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital.... Full story


Na Wana Virginia Wallace

Na Wana Virginia Wallace, 87, of Thermopolis, passed away on Nov. 11, 2019 at the Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital. She was born April 24, 1932, in Penrose. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at The Church of Jesus Christ... Full story


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


West Side Elementary Veterans Day

West Side students Alyssa Wantulok, Zachary Davis, Elizabeth Goble and Cameron Lloyd honor the flag with the singing of the national anthem at the start of the Veterans Day program under the... Full story

 By Ellen Fike    News    November 14, 2019

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

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    November 14, 2019

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


Wyoming News Briefs NOVEMBER 14

Woman charged with attempted murder in husband’s shooting GILLETTE (WNE) — The woman accused of shooting her husband Monday morning had allegedly pointed the same gun at him four days earlier after he told her that he was ending their... 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

 By Tom Coulter    News    November 14, 2019

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


Gordon to testify on water statute

CASPER — Next week, Gov. Mark Gordon will head to Washington, D.C., to testify before Sen. John Barrasso’s Committee on the Environment and Public Works about potential reforms to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. The governor is the latest in... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs NOVEMBER 15

15-year-old Cheyenne boy charged as adult for allegedly making school threats CHEYENNE (WNE) – The 15-year-old boy who caused a disturbance earlier this week at Cheyenne’s Triumph High and made threats against other schools was arrested Thursday... Full story

 By Tom Coulter    News    November 14, 2019

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


Cities want more financial independence

CASPER — As state lawmakers wind down committee work for the 2019 interim session, Wyoming’s cities and towns are beginning to prepare for battles over a number of issues in Cheyenne this winter. The overarching theme: The need for the state to... Full story


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