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August 22, 2019

Look for Blair's, Bomgaars (print and online) and Reese & Ray's IGA (print only) inserts in this week's issue. Next week look for our fall sports schedules. Our football contest is coming soon, your chance to win $100.... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 22, 2019 

Vigil appointed to fill Ward 3 vacancy

WORLAND — Three Ward 3 residents made presentations to the Worland City Council Tuesday night seeking appointment to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Melissa Rivera earlier this year. All three candidates were born and raised in Worland... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 22, 2019 

Three in a row: South Dakota cooker wins 2019 Wyoming BBQ Championship

WORLAND - While some newcomers to the Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival made strong showings, B-S BBQ Outlaws of Hills City, South Dakota, brought home the top prize for...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    August 22, 2019 

Ten Sleep teacher finalist for Wyoming teacher of the year

Ten Sleep – Ten Sleep social studies teacher and 2018-2019 Ten Sleep teacher of the year, Dane Weaver is one of the three finalists for Wyoming state teacher of the year. "We are very proud of him....

 

Wild horse gather planned this fall

WORLAND – The Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office has released a decision record that approves two management actions in the Fifteenmile Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA), located approximately 35 miles northwest of Worland in... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 22, 2019 

Worland City Council gives OK to Maverik adult Chillers

WORLAND — With proper packaging and sealed bags, the Worland City Council gave unanimous consent for the Worland Maverik store to offer adult alcoholic Chillers. Dan Post, store director, came to the council last month requesting permission to... Full story

 

Library movement discussions continue; emergency shutdown plans discussed

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met on Tuesday to discuss the costs and floor plan once again regarding a future move for the Washakie County Llibrary in to the Kennedy’s Ace Hardware building. The costs that were presented and... Full story

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    August 22, 2019 

Bill to share mental health info with feds survives committee vote

CHEYENNE - A bill to mandate Wyoming share disqualifying mental health information on potential firearms purchasers with the federal background check system is still alive for a potential 2020 vote. The proposed legislation would mandate Wyoming... Full story

 
 By Tom Hallberg    News    August 22, 2019 

Teton Co. withdraws from federal funding program

JACKSON — Title X funding is no more in Teton County. The Teton County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw from the federal program, which provides grants for family planning and related preventative services for... Full story

 
 By LEW FREEDMAN    News    August 22, 2019 

Yellowstone superintendent says visitor numbers have plateaued

CODY — Yellowstone National Park superintendent Cam Sholly said he believes the nation’s oldest national park has “plateaued a little bit” in annual attendance at 4-million-plus. And since the park’s system and operations can handle that... Full story

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    August 22, 2019 

Study says oil, gas development disrupts deer eating habits

CASPER — Oil and gas development throughout Wyoming’s sagebrush habitats may be affecting mule deer well beyond the perimeters of a well pad, a new study by University of Wyoming researchers found. For each acre of mule deer habitat overtaken by... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs AUGUST 22

Hot Springs commissioners asked to take stand on Boysen dumping plan THERMOPOLIS (WNE) — Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Hot Springs County Commissioners began on a rather tense footing when Sonja Becker asked the commissioners why they were n... Full story

 
 By Ryan Fitzmaurice    News    August 22, 2019 

Lovell man pursues shrimp farming

LOVELL — Richard Hawley has an idea that he reckons could change the face of Wyoming agriculture. But he needs people to buy in first. It’s not what you’d expect for a land-locked state like Wyoming, but Hawley believes Wyoming could become... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs AUGUST 23

Lawmakers prep bill making tribal ID legal for voting RIVERTON (WNE) — In a Monday meeting in Fort Washakie, members of the Wyoming Select Committee on Tribal Relations worked through a proposed bill that would endow tribal identification cards... Full story

 
 By Micheal Illiano    News    August 22, 2019 

Blockchain Task Force members optimistic about technology's future

SHERIDAN — Wyoming lawmakers have fully embraced the state’s developing blockchain industry as a potential building block for the future of its economy. A total of thirteen bills related to blockchain technology have sailed through the... Full story

 
 By Kayne Pyatt    News    August 22, 2019 

Opposition to ICE facility strong at Evanston event

EVANSTON — “When we show support for our brothers and sisters, we encounter the Lord,” Father Augustine Carillo of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church said as he finished reading a letter from Bishop Steven Biegler of the Diocese of Cheyenne.... Full story

 
 By Jordan Achs    News    August 22, 2019 

Albany County man enters race for U.S. Senate

LARAMIE — Tired of seeing the millionaires in political office continuously representing big corporations instead of the Wyoming people, Albany County resident R. Mark Armstrong has announced he is running for U.S. Senate. “I’m not sure they... Full story

 

August 15, 2019

Inserts this week are Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online) and Reese & Ray's IGA (print only).... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2019

Wyoming State BBQ and Bluegrass Festival continues to grow

WORLAND — Fifteen years ago the Pepsi Wyoming BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival at the Washakie County Fairgrounds began and the last few years have seen steady growth in attendance and barbecue competitors. Committee Chairman Dave Paxton...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 15, 2019

Worland area schools ready to begin school year on Tuesday

WORLAND – Summer is officially over for Worland area students come Tuesday, Aug. 20. With multiple projects going on throughout the district over the summer, many teachers started to head back to their classrooms on Wednesday, in preparation for... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2019

BAPC investigates establishing historical downtown district

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission is investigating the feasibility of establishing a historic downtown district. During the past several meetings the board has discussed options and benefits for establishing a...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 15, 2019

Washakie County Fair Board discusses successes from 2019 fair; discussions begin on changes for 2020

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met Monday night to discuss the successes and failures of the 2019 Washakie County Fair. With the fair having just finished about two weeks ago, the board finalized bills and decided to discuss what they...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 15, 2019

US Army Corps of Engineers visits river two years later

WORLAND – When large blocks of ice floated down the Big Horn River and caused flooding in downtown Worland in February 2017, response to the event was huge from the community. The efforts to...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2019

Washakie County Junior Livestock Sale tops $175,000

WORLAND - Area businesses showed their generosity for Washakie County youth at the Washakie County Fair Junior Livestock Sale Aug. 3, purchasing 83 animals for $176,041.47. Washakie County 4-H... Full story

 

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