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November 16 2023

Lots of local news and pictures from Veterans Day celebrations!...


Barrasso expected short-term continuing resolution

With a deadline looming tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 17, of a potential government shutdown, U.S. Sen John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) said he expected another “short-term continuing resolution.” Barrasso was in...


Final service Sunday for First Presbyterian Church in Worland

Sixty-nine years after the First Presbyterian Church in Worland organized the church will be closing its doors. The formal closing will be on Nov. 30; however a closing worship service for the community to say its goodbyes will be 3 p.m. this Sunday...


Marjorie Huber

Marjorie Huber, age 93, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 9, 2023, at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Born on July 22, 1930, in Perry, Iowa, to Bert Paul and Lela... Full story


Harry Yoshio Ujifusa

Life-long Worland resident, Harry Yoshio Ujifusa, Jr. passed away at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana on November 11, 2023 at the age of 92. Harry was born on December 25, 1930 in Worland,... Full story


John Mason Kelly

John Mason Kelly passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, November 12, 2023 in Billings, Montana after a long battle with cancer with his daughter by his side. He was a resident of Worland, WY a... Full story


Elizabeth L. Garcia

Elizabeth L. Garcia (Grandma Betty) age 87, gained her angel wings on November 11, 2023 in Worland, Wyoming. Betty was born on February 5, 1936 in Starr County, Texas to Joseph Lane and Maria Falcon.... Full story


Stanley Henry Wostenberg

Stanley Henry Wostenberg, 85, passed away at the Advanced Care Hospital of Montana on November 8, 2023. He left behind a legacy of hard work, love, and a deep connection to his Worland roots. He was... Full story


Billie Lou Bruckner

Billie Lou Bruckner of Casper, WY passed away peacefully, in Casper, with her family by her side on November 9th. Funeral services will be held at Mortimer's Funeral Home in Thermopolis, WY on... Full story


Stanley John Glanz

Stanley John Glanz, 81, passed away at home surrounded by family on November 12, 2023 after a short illness. Stan was born in Fort Collins, Colorado on October 9, 1942, to Conrad William and Frieda... Full story


Don't listen to the critics, give 'The Marvels' a chance

The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe release “The Marvels” has not received stellar reviews and did not do well at the box office in its opening weekend last week, but what can I say I have never bee...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    November 16, 2023

40-plus vendors coming to 69th Hobby Day this Saturday

This Saturday, Nov. 18, the Washakie County Homemakers Organization will host their 69th annual Hobby Day at the Washakie County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year, Homemakers Organization me...


Ten Sleep performed well in WYTOPP, less so on ACT

Ten Sleep School Principal Robert Griffin shared Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress test results from the 2022-2023 spring semester during the Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees on Monday, Nov. 13. All students in grade lev...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    November 16, 2023

Lady Warriors swimming excited to build off successful 2023 season

From start to finish, the Worland Lady Warriors swimming and diving season was a positive step forward for the program. The team had a lot of individual success. Shae Whitlock had a standout season, w...


Draft bill aims to make it easier to build accessory dwellings

Via Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Despite objections from some Republican lawmakers and local governments, a state task force is moving ahead with a draft bill to override local building regulations for accessory housing units like detached guest h... Full story

 By CJ Baker    News    November 16, 2023

In search for missing Cody woman, authorities find blood in ex's vehicle

Via Wyoming News Exchange POWELL — Authorities investigating the disappearance of a Cody woman found dried blood and an apparent bullet hole in the vehicle she was last seen traveling in, court records say. The SUV is owned by Katie Ferguson’s ex-... Full story


Measure to incentivize rural attorneys moves on to 2024 session

Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Heather Jacobson is a difficult lawyer to find. She doesn’t advertise. She doesn’t have a web page. Yet, she still has to turn away clients all the time — there are simply too few lawyers to serve everyon... Full story


Second mailer referred to Secretary of State

Via Wyoming News Exchange BUFFALO — A second political mailer, this one claiming to be a "Campaign Donor Update," has been forwarded to Wyoming Secretary of State Chuck Gray after it arrived in House District 40 mailboxes last week. The mailer, w...


NEWS BRIEFS for Thursday, November 16, 2023

From Wyoming News Exchange newspapers Newcastle City Council puts police dissolution ‘to bed’ NEWCASTLE (WNE) — The Newcastle City Council has voted to end the discussion on possibly dissolving the Newcastle Police Department and moving all city... Full story


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