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January 26, 2023

Check out the Health & Wellness special section...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 26, 2023 

Board honors early graduates, hears textbook concerns

The Jan. 23 meeting of the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees began by recognizing four early graduates. Seniors Emilee McDonald and Makenzie Paxton walked the floor of the board...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    January 26, 2023 

Busy week and many topics addressed by State House

WORLAND - State Rep. Martha Lawley (R-HD27, Worland) wrapped up another week of general session in the 67th Wyoming Legislature on Friday. "Probably the best word to describe the week was busy, but I...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 26, 2023 

Committee stops resolution to phase out electrical vehicles

TEN SLEEP – Senator Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep) reported this week that Senate Joint Resolution 4, a commitment to phase out sales of new electric vehicles by the year 2035, has been laid to rest by a...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 26, 2023 

A trio of golden retrievers offers a unique therapy experience

WORLAND – Andrew Stiles, an occupational therapist at Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center in Worland explained the role that his dogs have in his work. Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center is...

 By AVERY HOWE    News    January 26, 2023 

Buck up, buttercup: Tackling men's mental health

Callouses, wads of chew, whisky, gun powder. Ready to shoot. Gruff men of few words. We love our punchy, gritty, down-in-the-dirt cowboys here in Wyoming. It’s been said, the world needs more of them. But when does the unflinchingly tough,...

 By Wendy Wiecki    News    January 26, 2023 

What is mental wellness?

What do you think of when you hear “mental wellness”? You might think this defines a state of constant happiness. But it’s more than that. The key to mental wellness is—instead of staying consistently happy, it is passing through many life...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 26, 2023 

Worland Speech and Debate performs well in Jackson tournament

Worland High School Speech and Debate team finished third place overall for 3A in Jackson last weekend, according to Coach Rick Dorn. Chase Johnson and Lexani Damiano took first place in cross...


News staff honored with writing, design awards

The Northern Wyoming News staff earned honors at the 2023 winter convention of the Wyoming Press Association in Cheyenne last weekend. Editor and Manager Karla Pomeroy earned a first place award in government issue reporting for coverage of the...

 By Jasmine Hall    News    January 26, 2023 

Educational Freedom Act heads to Senate floor

CHEYENNE — Legislation that would influence instruction and supporting materials as public schools teach students about the U.S. Constitution, the Wyoming Constitution and “the study of and devotion to American institutions and ideals” was... Full story

 By Jasmine Hall    News    January 26, 2023 

House passes suicide lifeline bill with empty trust fund

CHEYENNE — State representatives compromised Wednesday before the suicide lifeline bill crossed over to the Senate without an original appropriation of $46 million. Rep. Landon Brown, R-Cheyenne, brought forward an amendment on third reading to... Full story

 By Mark Davis    News    January 26, 2023 

Financial journalist disputes need for Wyoming stablecoin

POWELL — Calling cryptocurrency “a solution in search of a problem,” Pulitzer Prizewinning financial journalist Jesse Eisinger is not a fan of Wyoming’s efforts to create the first state-sponsored stablecoin. The senior editor and reporter fo... Full story

 By AVERY HOWE    News    January 26, 2023 

What's going on with abortion in Wyoming?

As it stands, Title 35 – Chapter 6 of the Wyoming statutes reads, “An abortion shall not be performed after the embryo or fetus has reached viability except when necessary to preserve the woman from an imminent peril that substantially endangers...

 By Mike Koshmrl    News    January 26, 2023 

Understaffed, overworked wardens leery of predator night hunting

CHEYENNE—An “unprecedented” shortage of Wyoming game wardens is adding to angst about a legislative proposal that would attract coyote hunters onto public land at night, adding to the thinned corps’ around-the-clock duties. “Our folks are... Full story


January 19, 2023

Check out the story remembering over 20 years of WESTI Ag Days....

 By AVERY HOWE    News    January 19, 2023

Rep. Lawley discusses busy first week

WORLAND - State Representative Martha Lawley (R-Worland, HD27) wrapped up her first week of general session as a freshman legislator on Friday. She serves on the Education Committee and Minerals, Busi...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 19, 2023

Electric vehicle resolution response to California

TEN SLEEP - Senator Ed Cooper of Ten Sleep said that he thinks the General Session of the State of Wyoming 67th Legislature is off to a great start. The session opened with Governor Mark Gordon delivering the State of the State Address on Wednesday,...


Governor Gordon offers a blueprint for Wyoming to lead the nation

CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon’s State of the State Address to the 67th Legislature highlighted multiple fronts where Wyoming is leading and further opportunities to lead the nation through...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 19, 2023

11th annual Mammoth Quick Draw breaks fundraising records

The Washakie Museum & Cultural Center hosted a 'thank you' lunch on Jan. 11 for the Worland Rotary Club and the artists that participated in the Mammoth Quick Draw, where results from the event...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 19, 2023

CatchAFire men's event Friday at WMS

WORLAND – Wyoming Cowboy Preacher James Scott, a founder of the CatchAFire Men's Event, gave an discussed the 10th annual event that will be Jan. 20-21. "It's a vision that God made on my heart 12...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    January 19, 2023

Breece Ferguson: Lighting up the arts

If you have ever been to a performing event at the Worland Middle School auditorium or the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center, you are probably familiar with Breece Ferguson as the man behind the...


Flags at Half-Staff for Monterey Park Tragedy

President Biden Orders Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Immediately Through January 26 CHEYENNE, Wyo. - At the direction of the President of the United States, Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the United States and Wyoming flags to fly at... Full story


January 12 2023

Read about what is happening in the General Session of the Wyoming Legislature....

 By Sean Mortimer    News    January 12, 2023

Personnel items highlight Ten Sleep school board meeting

TEN SLEEP – Changes in staff highlighted the brief January 9 meeting of the Washakie School District No. 2 Board of Trustees. Principal Robert Griffin opened the meeting by congratulating students that had been exemplary of the month of...


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