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December 22, 2022

Enjoy reading Santa letters and try to stay warm....

 By CJ Baker    News    December 22, 2022

Amid reported tax issues, Kanye West settles Wyoming debt

POWELL — Kanye West and his businesses may owe more than $50 million in taxes, but they appear mostly all square with the State of Wyoming. Now known as Ye, the musician and entrepreneur left behind tens of thousands of dollars worth of IOUs to...

 By Kate Ready    News    December 22, 2022

Wyoming Supreme Court declines to hear abortion case

JACKSON — Access to abortion in Wyoming will remain legal, for now, after the Wyoming Supreme Court has declined to answer questions of law about whether new restrictions passed by the Legislature violate the state’s constitution. In a notice... Full story


Donations for Food from The Field program grows thanks to generosity of hunters

WORLAND - Hunters with the Paintrock Hunter Mentor Program's Young Hunters Care Project (PHMPYHC) again showed their generosity and donated meat from hunts this season for the Food from the Field...


Karla's Kolumn: Dear Santa

I heard through the grapevine that I am on the naughty list and I am writing to protest. I feel you need to hear my side of things before making a final determination before Christmas. Before we get... Full story


Drug overdoses now leading cause of death in US

For decades in the United States, the most frequent cause of accidental death had been a motor vehicle crash. That is no longer the case and, unfortunately, it’s not because cars and drivers are suddenly much safer. No, the top spot has been taken...


Caroline Cone Hansen

Caroline Cone Hansen, 90, died Monday December 12, 2022, at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 3, 1932, in Sheridan, Wyoming to Maurice and Janet (Prendergast) Cone. She lived in Sheridan until her father died when she... Full story


Maycle Fern Boyd Wilson

Maycle Fern Boyd Wilson was a kind, thoughtful and loyal daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was born May 2, 1929 at Midwest WY, her family moved to Thermopolis... Full story


Kevin Jensen Tonkovich

"If you are reading this, I'm dead." Kevin always wanted his obituary to start this way; a macabre decree in the first person from beyond the ether. Sadly, this is now true. As Kevin would remark (as... Full story


Douglas Agee

Douglas Agee, of Fort Collins, Colorado, passed away on December 10, 2022. Born in Worland, Wyoming in 1925, he grew up on his family's sugar beet farm with two sisters and four brothers. After... Full story


Ian Simpson

Ian Simpson, 35, of Carthage, Texas, passed away on Sunday morning, December 11, 2022, near Clayton, Texas due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Ian Andrew Simpson was born on... Full story


Vince M. Cervantes

Vince M. Cervantes passed away December 8, 2022, at the age of 93. He was born April 5, 1929, in Alden, Kansas. He graduated from Worland High School where he was a star football and basketball player. Vince served with the Wyoming National Guard... Full story


Winners of Washakie County parades announced

The Ten Sleep-Hyattville Lions Club selected the top three floats among 12 entries from Saturday's Christmas parade. Taking first was the Big Horn Bar, second was Daily Bread and third was the Ten...


Early graduate, elections highlight Worland school board meeting

WORLAND – Worland High School senior Sophia Scheuerman had an early graduation ceremony at the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night, Dec. 13. While friends...


Sen. Cooper optimistic about future Wyoming energy legislation

TEN SLEEP – State Senator Ed Cooper, Republican representing Senate District 20 that includes Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties since 2021 gave insight into his duties and the issues he will face in the upcoming year....


Commissioners hear reports on bridges, lack of flu vaccinations

Washakie County Attorney John Worrall, Clerk to the Washakie County Commissioners Board Mary Grace Strauch, attended their final Washakie County Commissioners meeting on Dec. 20 before they retire in...


Governor Gordon Orders Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Statewide on Friday, December 23 in Honor of Wyoming Volunteer Firefighter

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flag be flown at half-staff statewide on Friday, December 23 in honor and memory of Bruce Lang, a volunteer firefighter and Training Officer with the Pine Haven...


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