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November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Look inside this week's issue for our Christmas opener with local Christmas sales. Also inside are inserts from The Storyteller, Sutherlands, Bomgaars (print and online) and Tractor Supply....


Karla's Kolumn: The first Thanksgiving proclamation

Each year at Thanksgiving I write a thankful column, listing things I’m thankful for and trying to come up with new things to be thankful for can sometimes be challenging. This year I am thankful... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    November 28, 2019

State senators hold open dialogue about state park businesses

THERMOPOLIS – On Thursday, Nov. 21, Wyoming State Senate Vice President Ogden Driskill (R-Devil's Tower) and District 20 Wyoming State Senator Wyatt Agar (R-Thermopolis) held an open discussion...


New features added to this year's lighting ceremony

The second annual Pioneer Square Tree Lighting Ceremony sponsored by RT will be from 5-7 p.m. this Friday. The lighting ceremony follows the Trim-A-Tree Christmas celebration where 16 families and...

 By Seth Romsa    News    November 28, 2019

Softball narrowly approved by school board

WORLAND – The Worland school board narrowly voted Monday night at the monthly meeting to approve girls fast-pitch softball as a sanctioned varsity sport. Doubt and concern were expressed regarding...


Ten Sleep Drama Club brings zombies to life in dinner theater

TEN SLEEP - Ten Sleep Schools have a drama club again and they showcased their talent in a dinner theater Saturday night in the gymnasium. English teacher Kate Decker said this is her second year...

 By Seth Romsa    News    November 28, 2019

Prevention Coalition seeks county residents input

WORLAND – The Washakie County Prevention Coalition will be having a survey sent out through the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) in order to gather information about what Washakie County...


Reba N. Odde

Funeral services for Reba N. Odde, 88, were held Tuesday, November 26, at Mortimore Funeral Home.... Full story


Floyd Leroy "Roy" Decker

Floyd Leroy "Roy" Decker, 84, of Worland, Wyoming, rode off into the sunset on the morning of November 23, 2019. Roy was born on July 14, 1935, in Lovell, Wyoming, to Floyd Elmer and Myrtle... Full story


Wilbert Daniel Hoppe

Wilbert Daniel Hoppe, 85, passed away November 22, 2019 at his home in Worland, WY. Wilbert was born in Miltona, MN on February 7, 1934 to Leopold and Mabel Hoppe. He was one of ten children. Wilbert... Full story


Winter closure of U.S. 14A happening at 2 p.m. today (WEDNESDAY

Winter closure of U.S. 14A happening at 2 p.m. today Due to high winds and blizzard-like conditions in the Bighorn Mountains, the annual fall closure U.S. 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell will occur at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 27. "We received word... Full story


WYOMING BRIEFS -- State to require meningitis shot

Highway Patrol trooper saves man from burning vehicle CHEYENNE (WNE) — A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper rescued a person stuck inside a burning vehicle early Tuesday morning near Wheatland. At 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Trooper Samuel Szott was... Full story

 By Cody Cottier    News    November 28, 2019

1930s-era Jackson Hole cabin finds new home

JACKSON — The doors of the 1930s log cabin stood open as it lumbered into the “Y” intersection on a tractor-trailer, its passage through the crossroads guarded by traffic-blocking patrol cars. From afar the spectacle offered a glimpse of Jackso... Full story

 By Tom Milstead    News    November 28, 2019

Plan developed to permanently repair irrigation tunnel

TORRINGTON – The Goshen Irrigation District and the Gering-Fort Laramie Irrigation District have decided on the best method for permanently fixing a tunnel that collapsed along the Fort Laramie Canal in July. According to a press release issued by... Full story


Lifelong dream fulfilled

WORLAND - A dream that began nearly 50 years ago came to completion this fall in Devil Canyon near Lovell. Jeff Schweighart of Worland completed his dream of harvesting four North American wild... Full story

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    November 28, 2019

Celebrating the MLB's hypocrisy

Hypocrisy can be very entertaining. I know it drives most people mad but if you look at it from a humorous angle, it provides an endless source of enjoyment. Most of us have a little hypocrisies that... Full story


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