Articles from the December 14, 2023 edition

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December 14, 2023

Elementary Winter Concert photos, an update on legislative interim work from Senator Ed Cooper and more....

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    December 14, 2023

Priority misalignment between public and BLM regarding Rock Springs management plan

As the Bureau of Land Management develops their Resource Management Plan for the Rock Springs Field Office, they have received criticism and opposition from Wyoming residents across the state. BACKGROUND According to a notice published by the BLM on...


Ten Sleep School gets new secretary with Collen retiring

With Janet Collen retiring at the end of the month, the Washakie County School District No. 2 Board approved the hire of Anne Lyman to fill the position effective at the beginning of the spring semester. Collen’s retirement party was held at Ten...


Edra Luzelle Snider

Edra Luzelle (Hubble) Snider, 95, passed away Dec. 11, 2023, at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Edra was born in Maysville, Missouri, Feb. 29, 1928. Cremation has taken place and a private family inurnment will take place next... Full story


Charles Edward Gilmore

Charles Edward Gilmore, 84, passed away peacefully at his home on Dec. 12, 2023. Charles was born Sept. 18, 1939, in Upham, North Dakota. Services are pending at this time. A full obituary will be in next week’s edition of the Northern Wyoming... Full story


George Allen Eckhardt

George Allen Eckhardt, age 77, passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side, on November 30, 2023. George was born on May 23, 1946 in Worland, Wyoming, the eldest son of George and Bonnie... Full story


Tyson Ray Hoopes

Tyson Ray Hoopes was born July 18, 2006 to Jessica Challis Hoopes and Dustin Ray Hoopes in Cedar City, UT. He was 10 days late and born with thick black hair. He spent many hours in his Bungy Baby... Full story


Goldie Mae Warren

Goldie Mae Warren, 85, of Worland, Wyoming, passed away peacefully at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on December 7, 2023. She was born on February 9, 1938, in Cameron, Oklahoma, to... Full story


Lessons learned in December

There have been a few things happen this month that can teach us some important life lessons. One lesson was about gossip and how words can hurt. This lesson was found in the Worland third grade...


Interim work spawns priority judiciary, mineral bills ahead of Budget Session

Between the Wyoming Legislature’s 2023 General Session and the 2024 Budget Session, State Senator Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep) has been hard at work with his committees establishing priority issues to bring to the floor when the Budget Session starts...


Ten Sleep School participates in statewide mental health services connection program

Wyoming Superintendent of Schools Megan Degenfelder and the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) announce Care Coordination, a free statewide service connecting Wyoming students, families, and school district staff with mental health care...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    December 14, 2023

Lady Warriors go 1-2 to start the season

The Worland Lady Warriors returned from the Re/Max Invitational in Gillette last weekend 1-2 but showed plenty of promise. Worland lost to St. Thomas More (South Dakota) 42-22 on Dec. 7 and Scottsbluf...


Worland man arraigned for unlawful possession of machineguns and an unregistered short-barreled rifle

Steven Shobert, 48, of Worland, Wyoming, was arraigned on Dec. 12 for unlawful possession of machineguns and possession of an unregistered short-barreled rifle. Shobert pleaded not guilty. A trial has been set for Feb. 15, 2024, before Chief U.S....


President Biden Orders Flags be Flown at Half Staff Statewide Dec. 19

President Biden Orders Flags be Flown at Half Staff Statewide Dec. 19 CHEYENNE, Wyo. - In accordance with a proclamation by the President of the United States, Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the United States and Wyoming flags to fly at... Full story


Felony child abuse charges filed after boy found beaten, starved

RIVERTON — When law enforcement officials found the 13-year-old boy, his back reportedly had multiple healing fractures, his nose was broken, and he’d lost around 10 pounds, among other serious injuries. Nearly his entire face was bruised and... Full story


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