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December 26 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Blair's and Bomgaar's inserts inside this week's issue both online and print....

 

Kenneth Gordon Lobdell

Kenneth Gordon Lobdell went home to the Lord on December 19,2019. He was welcomed by our Dad & what an amazing reunion it had to be!! Ken was born to Richard & Janice Lobdell in Cody, WY October 29, 1958. He was a graduate of Polson, Mt High School... Full story

 

Nettie Jean (Woods) Egbert

Nettie Jean (Woods) Egbert passed away in Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana, on Dec. 20, 2019, one day before her 78th birthday. Nettie was born on December 21, 1941 in Lewistown, Montana. A Celebration of life will take place at a later... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs Dec. 25

Donors pay off school lunch debt CODY — Cody School District nutrition director Gen Sheets was in shock – in a week, multiple anonymous donors wiped clean all of the student meal debt across the district just before the start of Christmas break.... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs, Dec. 24

Job deaths up in 2018 CODY (WNE) — The deadly wreck on the Chief Joseph Highway construction project in October 2018 was part of an uptick in occupational fatalities in Wyoming for the year. The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming... Full story

 

Investigation finds no tie between fracking, water contamination

CASPER — A state investigation released Monday found no evidence linking fracking to contaminated groundwater east of Pavillion, confirming conclusions published in a previous water quality study. The report, conducted by the Wyoming Department of... Full story

 

UW, Nichols argue over whether investigation was proper

RIVERTON — A court filing made Friday, Dec. 20 from the University of Wyoming disputes the characterization from former UW President Laurie Nichols’s attorney that suggests an alleged investigation into Nichols’s behavior occurred “directly... Full story

 
 By Seth Romsa    Legals    December 26, 2019

Changes to vacation time approved for county employees

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners held a conference call with Dessa Dale from the Environment Resources Group (ERG) during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17 to help determine basic guidelines that should be included...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 26, 2019

Miller sentenced to at least 50 years in State Penitentiary on sexual assault of minor

WORLAND – Former Worland man Jason Miller received a sentence of 50 to 100 years imprisonment following a sentencing hearing in the Fifth Judicial District Court in Worland on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Miller, 43, was found guilty of three felonies by a...

 

First Day hikes set for area parks

THERMOPOLIS — In what is becoming an increasingly popular New Year’s Day activity – regardless of the temperature – Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails hosts “First Day Hikes,” a perfect way for Wyoming residents and visitors... Full story

 

Karla's Kolumn: Finished it is -- Lessons learned from the Star Wars Saga

It is here, Episode IX of the Star Wars Saga. First there was just “Star Wars: The New Hope” aka Episode IV in 1978, and now 41 years later it is “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Episode IX, completing George Lucas’ original vision for... Full story

 

Cowboys will start Williams at QB in Arizona Bowl

Arizona Bowl What: Wyoming (7-5) vs. Georgia State (7-5) When: 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Arizona Stadium, Tucson, Arizona TV: CBS Sports Network Radio: KFBC (97.5 FM, 1240 AM), Cheyenne; KOWB (1290... Full story

 

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