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  • Community shows true Christmas spirit

    Karla Pomeroy|Dec 23, 2021

    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 the Christmas cheer with our elderly. Over the past four years I have heard tell many a story about the powerful, positive impact your generosity makes on those who receive the gifts. One year I was even blessed with the privilege of helping to deliver the gifts and got to see firsthand the joy those... Full story

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  • Worland fourth graders get to work with Space Force

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Dec 23, 2021

    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. In celebration of their second birthday, the Space Force was accepting applications from all 50 states to collaborate with them. Weaver applied for the opportunity and was chosen to work with Major Jonathan Hogan of Los Angeles, California. “At West Side we have been working on a lot of the eng...

  • Warriors finish fourth in home dual tournament

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Dec 23, 2021

    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 made the gold bracket by defeating Powell 76-6, Newcastle/Upton 46-36 and Lovell 66-10. The Warriors only loss in pool play was against Rawlins, 39-36. In the gold bracket, the Warriors beat Thermopolis 60-18, lost to Star Valley in the semifinals 59-24 and lost to Rawlins in the third-place match...

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    Dec 23, 2021

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

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    Dec 23, 2021

    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

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Dec 23, 2021

    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 welcome to cheer on the Warriors teams while showing support for the youth being substance free. Each of the Washakie County School District No. 1 students will receive shirts to wear. Community members will also be asked to wear white to show their support. There will be halftime performances by t...

  • Jackie Darlene Fogelberg

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 Thomas and Leone (Robinett) Washburn. She was the third of eight children. She was raised in the Ballantine – Worden area until she was 14. She then became involved in the war effort doing various jobs throughout the country. At a young age, Jackie became employed with International Readers League. T... Full story

  • Neva Beth Cole

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 from Jamesport Missouri High School in 1949, obtained a Bachelor of ¬¬¬Education at Jefferson Missouri College and a Master’s degree in guidance counseling at University of Wyoming. She met Edgar Pennington and they were married in June or 1956 with Neva gaining a stepdaughter, Kathy. Three more chil... Full story

  • Sheri Lynn Phillips Jones

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend. She attended school, grades 1-11 in Worland, getting her GED in Spokane, WA in 1979. She married Dana Knight, later divorcing. Through that union, she was blessed with her son, Tim. He was her pride and joy. She later married Carl Jones. Through thei... Full story

  • Donald Hoffman

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 Worland. In 1951, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. He discharged from the Navy in 1955 and returned to Worland. In 1957, he married Mary Mazet. They later divorced. He married again in 1980 to Pauline (Conrad) Swartzendruber. Following his service in the Navy, Don was employed by... Full story

  • DEATH NOTICES

    Dec 23, 2021

    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 away at Spirit Mountain Hospice in Cody, Wyoming, on Dec. 9, 2021. He was born on Sept. 19, 1945, in Rifle, Colorado.. Cremation has taken place and no formal services are planned at this time. A full obituary will be published next week. Marjorie Alice Greet, 85, passed away at the Billings Clinic... Full story

  • Close to 500 pounds of venison delivered to area food banks

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Dec 23, 2021

    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 from the Field program, Wyoming Game and Fish Game Warden Matt Lentsch gathered some youth together to go hunting and donate the meat to help families in the southern Big Horn Basin. According to the state website, “What do you get when you pair a great love of hunting with a passion for helping tho...

  • New officers elected for Ten Sleep school board

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Dec 23, 2021

    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 chairman, Sarah Anderson was elected treasurer and recreation board representative. Mona Sindelar was elected clerk. Blutt will also serve as the district’s representative for the Northwest Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES). Ten Sleep Principal Levi Collins, during an interview last week, sai...

  • Wyoming appeals mandate ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

    VICTORIA EAVIS|Dec 23, 2021

    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 implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) mandate that requires workers at businesses with 100 or more employees to either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing and mandatory masking. Wyoming’s participation comes as no surprise. Fighting back again... Full story

  • Park Co. GOP accuses legislator of conflict in special session

    CJ Baker, Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 23, 2021

    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 session on vaccine mandates. However, Kost says he’s been assured by counsel that his dual roles do not present a legal problem. The county party’s central committee voted unanimously this month to send a letter to Wyoming Attorney General Bridget Hill and Secretary of State Ed Buchanan that accuses Kost of v... Full story

  • New policy leads to abrupt end of library meeting

    Jonathan Gallardo, Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 23, 2021

    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 resident who was appealing the library’s decision to keep a book in the teen section. For more than five months, residents have criticized the library for including books that deal with sex and LGBTQ+ issues in the teen and children’s sections. At the beginning of Monday’s meeting, the board adopted a proto... Full story

  • Judge approves sanctions in dismissed libel lawsuit

    The Buffalo Bulletin, Via Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 23, 2021

    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 District Judge William Edelman ordered the PAC to pay $8,942 in sanctions to the defendants and defense counsel because the plaintiff’s attorney failed to dismiss charges against uninvolved parties after he was made aware that those parties were not involved. The conservative PAC filed the suit in the Fou... Full story

  • Lawsuit against Buffalo Bill museum dismissed

    Leo Wolfson, Cody Enterprise|Dec 23, 2021

    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 claims of breach of contract, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress were brought forth in an improper venue of jurisdiction. Powell resident Bonnie Smith was fired from her position as curatorial assistant in the Draper Natural History Museum in the spring of 2019, a position that p... Full story

  • Uranium company purchase could boost production

    Alex Hargrave, Buffalo Bulletin|Dec 23, 2021

    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 Irigaray and Christensen Ranch projects in Johnson and Campbell counties. The deal could mean renewed uranium production and processing in the Willow Creek area, resulting in jobs and additional tax revenue, according to Scott Melbye, executive vice president of the Texas-based UEC. Melbye said the c... Full story

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