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December 27, 2017

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 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    December 27, 2017

Simmons earns RMJGT Wyoming POY

WORLAND - Worland youth golfer Karsten Simmons traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, Nov. 24-26 to defend his Rocky Mountain Junior Golf Tour Cup title from last season at Bear's Best. Unfortunately,...

 

Recalls this week: dining benches, mattresses, work boots

A line of dining benches that can crack and collapse are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other items include mattresses and children's pajamas that fail to meet flammability standards. Here's a more detailed look: DINING BENCHES...

 

US stocks finish slightly lower after light day of trading

A listless day of trading on Wall Street ended with major stock indexes closing slightly lower Tuesday, weighed down by losses among some big technology companies. Apple slid 2.5 percent amid speculation that the consumer electronics giant might cut...

 

Unemployment rates rise in November

CHEYENNE — The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported late last week that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from 4.2 percent in October to 4.3 percent in November...

 
 By Joel Funk    News    December 27, 2017

Lawmakers look to update sexual harassment policy

CHEYENNE (AP) — A Wyoming lawmaker said this week he thinks incidents of inappropriate sexual behavior by state legislators likely are underreported. With resignations in state legislatures around the country related to inappropriate sexual...

 

Red Cross assisting clients after four fires in Wyoming

SHERIDAN — Red Cross of Wyoming assisted families for four house fires last week and Tuesday. Red Cross of Wyoming is assisting two adults who were displaced by a house fire in Lander that occurred on Dec. 20. Red Cross was not notified of the...

 

Cheney bill would boost heli-skiing in Palisades

JACKSON (AP) — Wyoming U.S. Rep Liz Cheney has introduced a bill to increase the number of days that heli-skiing is allowed in wilderness-quality land south of Teton Pass. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports that Cheney’s bill would amend...

 

Washakie Day Part II

Last week I wrote about the “Washakie Day” celebrations first had in 1913, when Washakie County began operation, and I stated that after four years of exuberant celebration, the event was not held in 1917. The reason for this decision was that...

 

Henry T. Strauch

Henry T. Strauch passed away on December 20, 2017 in Billings, MT from natural causes. He was born in Worland on November 18, 1951 to Harry and Leila (Propp) Strauch. He attended school in Worland... Full story

 

Harold Costalez

Harold Costalez, 87- year-old lifetime Worland resident, peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father surrounded by his family on December 21, 2017. Harold was born in Manderson, WY October 31, 1930 to... Full story

 

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