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December 05, 2019

Look inside for Winter Sports Schedules for Worland, Thermopolis and Ten Sleep teams. Inserts this week are Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online) and Family Dollar (print only)...


The News Editorial: It is better to give

Giving Tuesday was two days ago and if you were on social media you saw many posts trying to get you to give to numerous organizations. Three years ago I wrote a similar column (so if this feels like déjà vu to you you are correct) about giving a... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    December 5, 2019

County receives 'significant' donation for new library

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met on Tuesday for their regularly scheduled meeting, and were approached by Mike Healy for a “significant” donation towards funding for the remodel of th...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 5, 2019

Helping soldiers help students overseas

WORLAND - Worland school students are lending a helping hand to students overseas at the behest of a Worland High School graduate. Eli Varney, captain of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 5, 2019

Wyoming Sugar works through rough harvest

WORLAND — With three freezes during the growing and harvest season this year, Wyoming Sugar had to abandon 5% of its crop. Wyoming Sugar concluded the harvest on Nov. 18, according to the c...

 By Seth Romsa    News    December 5, 2019

Bowling approved as club sport

WORLAND – The Worland school board approved bowling as a club activity unanimously on Monday, Nov. 25, during their regular meeting. With bowling being approved as a club activity, student bowlers w...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 5, 2019

Site plan for senior center garage approved

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission approved the site plan for a four-bay garage for the Worland Senior Center with an attached storage area for the Worland Community C...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 5, 2019

Parade of Lights Saturday, concludes weekend of festivities

WORLAND — “A Storybook Christmas” will be lit up during Worland’s Christmas Parade of Lights Saturday down main street. The route begins at the future Kennedy Ace Hardware (former Shopko) and continu...


Tis' the season

Sixteen families and organizations, along with the City of Worland and Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce decorated a large number of trees and poles at Pioneer Square for the second annual... Full story


Elks Hoop shoot Tuesday Dec. 10 at Worland Middle School

Elks Hoop shoot Tuesday Dec. 10 at Worland Middle School WORLAND - The time has come for the best free-throw shooters in Worland to showcase their skills. The Worland chapter of the Elks Lodge 1908... Full story


Flags at Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor

Governor Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump's proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags lowered to half-staff for the entirety of Saturday, December 7 in recognition... Full story


Governor Gordon Requests Disaster Declaration for Five Wyoming Counties

Big Horn County, sugar beet crops specifically included in request CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue requesting a Disaster Designation for five Wyoming counties where agriculture p... Full story


Thursday Wyoming Briefs

Online tip leads to child porn bust RIVERTON (WNE) — A social media account containing child pornography images could land a Riverton man in prison for 22 years. Michael Duane Woodward, 26, has been under Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation s... Full story

 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    December 5, 2019

Plan to put Wi-Fi in historic park buildings criticized

JACKSON — When Yellowstone wrapped up its telecommunications plan a decade ago, the park specifically designated historic buildings like the Old Faithful Lodge and Lake Hotel cabins as places that wouldn’t be modernized with Wi-Fi technology. Kno... Full story


Witness tells what he saw when man shot by Riverton police officer

RIVERTON — Resistance from the county’s top prosecutor and, possibly, law enforcement entities to the public inquest into the Sept. 21 shooting death of Anderson Antelope by a Riverton Police Department officer stems in part from the vul... Full story


CoreCivic presents ICE facility plans to packed room

EVANSTON — The Portland Rose Room at the Roundhouse was filled to capacity — 260 people, plus others standing in doorways and outside the room — for a special three-hour Uinta County Commission meeting at which CoreCivic, a private prison compa... Full story


Friday Wyoming News Briefs

Public Service Commission approves expansion of Corriedale wind project CHEYENNE (WNE) – The Wyoming Public Service Commission Thursday approved an expansion of the planned Corriedale Wind Energy Project to include an additional five wind turbines. T... Full story


Barrasso and Cheney Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Wyoming Women's Right to Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) spoke on the Senate floor to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Wyoming women’s right to vote. Women’s suffrage in Wyoming played a significant role in advancing women’s equalit... Full story


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