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December 23, 2021

Merry Christmas! Check out our Santa Letter/Christmas Greeting Section....

 

Community shows true Christmas spirit

Thank you Washakie County; your generosity never ceases to amaze. Every year we have sponsored the Silver Tree for Seniors I am amazed and blessed by the generosity of folks wanting to help spread... Full story

 

Worland fourth graders get to work with Space Force

WORLAND – Recently, Worland fourth grade teacher Ashley Weaver applied for and was accepted for a unique opportunity with the Space Force. According to Weaver, she found out about the opportunity through her husband, Ten Sleep teacher Dane Weaver....

 
 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    December 23, 2021

Warriors finish fourth in home dual tournament

WORLAND - Hosting the Battle in the Big Horns on Dec. 17-18, the Worland Warriors finished fourth in the gold bracket and built some positive momentum heading into the holiday break. The Warriors...

 

It's a Wonderful Life

"It's a Wonderful Life" was put on by the Washakie Museum and Cultural Center this holiday season....

 

It's a Wonderful Life

Performances for "It's a Wonderful Life" took place December 17 and 19 at the Washakie Museum and Cultural Center....

 

WPC schedules Prevention Night in January

WORLAND – At their most recent meeting, the Washakie Prevention Coalition discussed preparation for their Prevention night. Prevention Night will take place during home games for the varsity Warriors and Lady Warriors basketball games. Everyone is...

 

Jackie Darlene Fogelberg

Jackie Darlene Fogelberg, 92, passed away peacefully at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on December 19, 2021. Jackie was born on December 07, 1929, in Hardin, Montana to Leonard... Full story

 

Neva Beth Cole

Neva Beth Cole, 89, passed away December 18, 2021. Neva was born in Jamesport, Missouri to Harry and Marilis (Macy) Wheeler on February 7, 1932. She was the youngest of two children. Neva graduated... Full story

 

Sheri Lynn Phillips Jones

Sheri went to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ, on October 27, 2021 with her children by her side. She was born on May 17, 1961 in Billings, Montana to Helen and Roy W. Phillips. She was a loving daught... Full story

 

Donald Hoffman

Donald Hoffman, 89, formerly of Worland, Wyoming, passed away December 8, 2021, in Sun City, Arizona. Don was born on March 13, 1932, to Casper and Martha Hoffman in Fort Morgan, Colorado. He was raised in Greeley, Colorado, and later moved to... Full story

 

DEATH NOTICES

Maria Alma Alcaraz, 70-year-old Worland resident, passed away at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper on Dec. 21, 2021. She was born on April 12, 1951 in Texas. Rosary and Mass of the Christian Burial will be announced. Samuel Otis Geary, 76, passed... Full story

 

Close to 500 pounds of venison delivered to area food banks

WORLAND — Thanks to some generous youthful hunters, more than 400 pounds of venison was delivered to three food banks in the area last week with more to be delivered this week. As part of the Food...

 

New officers elected for Ten Sleep school board

TEN SLEEP — The Washakie County School District No. 2 Board elected new officers at the Dec. 13 meeting with Erin Blutt elected chairman, replacing Jared Lyman. Bill Murphy was elected vice...

 

Wyoming appeals mandate ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

CASPER — Wyoming took another step in fighting back against federal vaccine mandates Saturday, this time in the court battle over worker requirements at larger businesses.  Wyoming joined 26 other states in asking the Supreme Court to halt... Full story

 
 By CJ Baker    News    December 23, 2021

Park Co. GOP accuses legislator of conflict in special session

POWELL — Leaders of the Park County Republican Party contend state Sen. R.J. Kost, R-Powell, has a conflict of interest — his concurrent service on the Powell hospital board — that should have prevented him from voting in October’s special se... Full story

 

New policy leads to abrupt end of library meeting

GILLETTE — The Campbell County Public Library board meeting on Monday came to an unscheduled end after the board members abruptly voted to adjourn. The vote came about as a result of what some board members perceived to be disrespect from a... Full story

 

Judge approves sanctions in dismissed libel lawsuit

BUFFALO — The Patriot Conservatives of Johnson County Political Action Committee has been ordered to pay nearly $9,000 in sanctions for forcing unneeded defendants to appear in court for a hearing. In an order issued Dec. 8, Fourth Judicial... Full story

 
 By Leo Wolfson    News    December 23, 2021

Lawsuit against Buffalo Bill museum dismissed

CODY — A former Buffalo Bill Center of the West employee has had her federal lawsuit thrown out against the museum, as U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal described her claims of gender discrimination lacking proof, and said her other... Full story

 

Uranium company purchase could boost production

BUFFALO — Uranium production in the Powder River Basin could be on the upswing after Uranium Energy Corp. acquired Uranium One Americas, in a deal closed on Monday. The sale consisted of U1A's assets in the Powder River Basin, including the... Full story

 

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