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  • December 05, 2019

    Dec 5, 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

    Dec 5, 2019

    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 and the importance of giving locally. Why give locally? First, it helps out people you know, your friends, neighbors, store clerks and more. Second, you can easily find out where the money is going and most, if not all, of the local opportunities for giving have the funds go straight to people in n... Full story

  • County receives 'significant' donation for new library

    Seth Romsa, Staff Writer|Dec 5, 2019

    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 the Washakie County Library that will be moving into Kennedy’s Ace Hardware on Big Horn Ave. Healy said that he is donating because his history with Worland and the library building goes so far back that he can remember when it used to be the hospital, and believes that the library is an integra...

  • Helping soldiers help students overseas

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Dec 5, 2019

    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 Regiment for the Wyoming National Guard, and 2006 graduate of WHS, is serving with his unit in Kosovo. According to a letter and Memorandum for Record that Varney wrote, he is deployed with 137 soldiers, 56 of whom are from Wyoming, from Charlie Company and they are providing support to local commu...

  • Wyoming Sugar works through rough harvest

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Dec 5, 2019

    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 company’s president and CEO Mike Greear. He said based on preharvest estimates they were able to harvest 92% of the tons they were estimating and 95% of the acres but had to abandon 5% of the acreage. Greear added, “That’s not bad given the weather.” He said there was a small freeze in May, and then during harvest on Oct. 9 and a harder freeze on Oct. 26....

  • Bowling approved as club sport

    Seth Romsa, Staff Writer|Dec 5, 2019

    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 will be allowed to receive excused absences for tournaments, as well as the opportunity to advertise the club in the schools, to promote the scholarships that are available with the sport. During the meeting, the school board also passed a school calendar for the 2020-21 school year, with school s...

  • Site plan for senior center garage approved

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Dec 5, 2019

    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 Center Complex on Thursday, Nov. 21. Worland Senior Center Executive Director Wendy Fredricks said the garage will house their transportation vans and get them out of the winter cold and summer heat. “This will help to maintain them over a longer period of time,” she said. Keeping them inside a heated garage in the winter is especially benef...

  • Parade of Lights Saturday, concludes weekend of festivities

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Dec 5, 2019

    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 continues down Big Horn Avenue to Railway. There are three categories for the parade — Large business (more than 20 employees), small business (fewer than 20 employees) and club, church or individual. Entries are being accepted at the Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce office until noon Friday. The office for the chamber is at 401 N. 10th. The parad...

  • Tis' the season

    Dec 5, 2019

    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 Pioneer Square Lighting Ceremony Friday, Nov. 29 in Worland.... Full story

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  • Elks Hoop shoot Tuesday Dec. 10 at Worland Middle School

    Dec 5, 2019

    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 will host the annual Hoop Shoot for boys and girls ages 8 to 13 on Tuesday 6:30 p.m. at Worland Middle School. The Hoop Shoot is a nationwide activity promoted by the Elks National Foundation. It challenges young athletes to make the most free throws out of 25 attempts. Registration for the Hoop... Full story

  • Flags at Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor

    Dec 5, 2019

    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 of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. The President's proclamation follows: "NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2019, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn day of... Full story

  • Governor Gordon Requests Disaster Declaration for Five Wyoming Counties

    Dec 5, 2019

    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 producers were impacted by powerful early-season snowstorms. The request covers Laramie, Goshen, Platte, Park and Big Horn counties. The scale, severity and timing of freezing and snow events that occurred in October were devastating to crops, particularly sugar beets. While producers did their best to m... Full story

  • Thursday Wyoming Briefs

    Dec 5, 2019

    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 scrutiny since social media website “Tumblr” drew its attention to possible child pornography content on one of its users’ accounts. “Specifically,” court documents state, “the report indicated that Tumblr personnel discovered that the account of Tumblr user ‘amituteporn’ contained 13 images believe... Full story

  • Plan to put Wi-Fi in historic park buildings criticized

    MIKE KOSHMRL, Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 5, 2019

    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. Knowing those commitments, National Park Service watchdog Jeff Ruch was baffled when he read a proposal to add more than 500 antennas spread on buildings around the 2.2-million-acre park to bolster Wi-Fi connections. Among the places slated for the improved connectivity were the historic buildings tha... Full story

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

    Clair McFarland, The Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 5, 2019

    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 vulnerability of eyewitnesses, Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun said Thursday. Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen announced Thursday that he is suspending the public inquest into the fatality. An American Indian man who witnessed the struggle and the shooting culminating in Antelope’s death in front of Wa... Full story

  • CoreCivic presents ICE facility plans to packed room

    Kayne Pyatt and Bryon Glathar, Uinta County Herald Via Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 5, 2019

    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 company that hopes to build and operate an immigration detention center in Evanston, presented its plans. The public meeting was held for the purposes of hearing CoreCivic describe its proposed facility and for receiving public questions and comments. Seven individuals with CoreCivic and its partners gave... Full story

  • Friday Wyoming News Briefs

    Dec 5, 2019

    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. The application for the wind farm, submitted by Black Hills Power and its subsidiary, Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company (aka Black Hills Energy), was initially approved in July. With the commission's approval Thursday, the project will expand from 16 to 21 wind turbines. The wind farm is expecte... Full story

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

    Dec 5, 2019

    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 equality in the rest of the United States. Excerpts of Senator Barrasso’s remarks: “I come to the floor today as we celebrate, today in Wyoming, the 150th anniversary of Wyoming women’s right to vote. 150 years. “Before we even became a state, women were voting in Wyoming. “And today at our State Capitol, a buildi... Full story