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December 10, 2020

Did you know that a bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 100,000 slices of bread?...


Expenses soon to outpace revenues for Big Horn Regional

WORLAND — Big Horn Basin Regional Water System Manager John Joyce said expenses were increasing but revenues were not increasing at the same pace thus the Joint Powers Board would be faced with usin...


Fire destroys Thermopolis restaurant

THERMOPOLIS - A popular Mexican restaurant in Thermopolis was destroyed from a fire on Monday night, Dec. 7. According to Thermopolis Volunteer Firefighter Forrest Coleman-Weisz, the volunteer fire...


Karla's Kolumn: Just wait until Mom gets home

I am a fur parent. I cannot speak for parents of children of the human variety but I was once one of those human children so I feel I am qualified to state that there are similarities in raising... Full story


Senate passes bill to rename Thermopolis post office after lifelong resident, former postmaster

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation to rename the Thermopolis, Wyo., post office after former Postmaster Robert Brown, who passed away on September 11, 2020. Brown’s career with the U.S. Postal Service spanned 44... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    December 10, 2020

Worland Volunteer Fire department awards given in different fashion

WORLAND – Delay after delay after delay of their banquet led to the Worland Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD) finally being able to present the awards for the year 2019 at a business meeting on Nov....


Virtual wolf meeting hijacked by heckler

POWELL (WNE) — Not even an obscure Zoom meeting of the Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board could escape 2020 unscathed.  As about 16 state and federal officials discussed the compensation offered to producers who lose livestock to wolves in... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    December 10, 2020

Sen. Cooper assigned to two committees in first legislative session

Wyoming Senate District 20 Senator-elect Ed Cooper was elected to serve on the Judiciary Committee and the Minerals, Business & Economic Development Committee when assignments were made for the...


Huella Frances Griffith Darling

Huella Frances Griffith Darling, 97, passed away at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital on December 2, 2020. Huella was born on July 16, 1923. Memorial services are pending.... Full story


Hyster Allen Thrush

A young man, Hyster Allen Thrush, 25, who enjoyed life and wanted everyone around him to do the same, passed away Dec. 2, 2020, in Worland. Hyster was born to Jakob Thrush and Danna Wilson June 18,... Full story


Ann Katherine Melton

Ann Katherine Melton, 92, passed away in the early morning hours of December 6, 2020 at Worland Healthcare and Rehab. Ann was born on Oct. 8, 1928 in San Francisco, CA, to Benjamin and Mabel Hoover.... Full story


Embattled state health official quits

CASPER – A Wyoming Department of Health doctor who at an event last month suggested COVID-19 was created by Russia and China to spread communism across the globe has resigned from the state agency, a department spokesperson said via email... Full story

 By Leo Wolfson    News    December 10, 2020

Governor's mask mandate raises questions about Constitution

CODY – The recent establishment of county and statewide face mask orders has people questioning the constitutionality of those measures enacted by local health officers and Gov. Mark Gordon. “I think it is an act or desire to do something when th... Full story


Twenty-two Coronavirus-Related Wyoming Deaths Confirmed

Twenty-two coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). An older adult Campbell County woman died within the last week. She was hospitali... Full story


WDH reports 7 More Coronavirus-Related Wyoming Deaths Confirmed on Tuesday

Seven more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported on Tuesday, Dec. 15. An older adult Campbell County man died earlier... Full story


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