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December 12, 2019

Check out these inserts inside this week's issue -- Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online), Family Dollar (print only). FUN FACT: Did you know that bamboo grows so fast it's measured in miles per hour....

 

December 05, 2019

Look inside for Winter Sports Schedules for Worland, Thermopolis and Ten Sleep teams. Inserts this week are Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online) and Family Dollar (print only)...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 5, 2019 

County receives 'significant' donation for new library

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met on Tuesday for their regularly scheduled meeting, and were approached by Mike Healy for a “significant” donation towards funding for the remodel of the Washakie County Library that will be moving...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 5, 2019 

Helping soldiers help students overseas

WORLAND - Worland school students are lending a helping hand to students overseas at the behest of a Worland High School graduate. Eli Varney, captain of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 5, 2019 

Wyoming Sugar works through rough harvest

WORLAND — With three freezes during the growing and harvest season this year, Wyoming Sugar had to abandon 5% of its crop. Wyoming Sugar concluded the harvest on Nov. 18, according to the company’s president and CEO Mike Greear. He said based on...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 5, 2019 

Bowling approved as club sport

WORLAND – The Worland school board approved bowling as a club activity unanimously on Monday, Nov. 25, during their regular meeting. With bowling being approved as a club activity, student bowlers will be allowed to receive excused absences for...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 5, 2019 

Site plan for senior center garage approved

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission approved the site plan for a four-bay garage for the Worland Senior Center with an attached storage area for the Worland Community Center Complex on Thursday, Nov. 21. Worland...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 5, 2019 

Parade of Lights Saturday, concludes weekend of festivities

WORLAND — “A Storybook Christmas” will be lit up during Worland’s Christmas Parade of Lights Saturday down main street. The route begins at the future Kennedy Ace Hardware (former Shopko) and continues down Big Horn Avenue to Railway. There...

 

Tis' the season

Sixteen families and organizations, along with the City of Worland and Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce decorated a large number of trees and poles at Pioneer Square for the second annual...

 

Flags at Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor

Governor Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump's proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags lowered to half-staff for the entirety of Saturday, December 7 in recognition...

 

Governor Gordon Requests Disaster Declaration for Five Wyoming Counties

Big Horn County, sugar beet crops specifically included in request CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue requesting a Disaster Designation for five Wyoming counties where agriculture...

 

Thursday Wyoming Briefs

Online tip leads to child porn bust RIVERTON (WNE) — A social media account containing child pornography images could land a Riverton man in prison for 22 years. Michael Duane Woodward, 26, has been under Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation...

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    December 5, 2019 

Plan to put Wi-Fi in historic park buildings criticized

JACKSON — When Yellowstone wrapped up its telecommunications plan a decade ago, the park specifically designated historic buildings like the Old Faithful Lodge and Lake Hotel cabins as places that wouldn’t be modernized with Wi-Fi technology....

 
 By Clair McFarland    News    December 5, 2019 

Witness tells what he saw when man shot by Riverton police officer

RIVERTON — Resistance from the county’s top prosecutor and, possibly, law enforcement entities to the public inquest into the Sept. 21 shooting death of Anderson Antelope by a Riverton Police Department officer stems in part from the...

 

CoreCivic presents ICE facility plans to packed room

EVANSTON — The Portland Rose Room at the Roundhouse was filled to capacity — 260 people, plus others standing in doorways and outside the room — for a special three-hour Uinta County Commission meeting at which CoreCivic, a private prison...

 

Friday Wyoming News Briefs

Public Service Commission approves expansion of Corriedale wind project CHEYENNE (WNE) – The Wyoming Public Service Commission Thursday approved an expansion of the planned Corriedale Wind Energy Project to include an additional five wind turbines....

 

Barrasso and Cheney Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Wyoming Women's Right to Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) spoke on the Senate floor to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Wyoming women’s right to vote. Women’s suffrage in Wyoming played a significant role in advancing women’s...

 

November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Look inside this week's issue for our Christmas opener with local Christmas sales. Also inside are inserts from The Storyteller, Sutherlands, Bomgaars (print and online) and Tractor Supply....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 28, 2019

State senators hold open dialogue about state park businesses

THERMOPOLIS – On Thursday, Nov. 21, Wyoming State Senate Vice President Ogden Driskill (R-Devil's Tower) and District 20 Wyoming State Senator Wyatt Agar (R-Thermopolis) held an open discussion...

 

New features added to this year's lighting ceremony

The second annual Pioneer Square Tree Lighting Ceremony sponsored by RT will be from 5-7 p.m. this Friday. The lighting ceremony follows the Trim-A-Tree Christmas celebration where 16 families and...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 28, 2019

Softball narrowly approved by school board

WORLAND – The Worland school board narrowly voted Monday night at the monthly meeting to approve girls fast-pitch softball as a sanctioned varsity sport. Doubt and concern were expressed regarding declining enrollment in the district, as well as...

 

Ten Sleep Drama Club brings zombies to life in dinner theater

TEN SLEEP - Ten Sleep Schools have a drama club again and they showcased their talent in a dinner theater Saturday night in the gymnasium. English teacher Kate Decker said this is her second year...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 28, 2019

Prevention Coalition seeks county residents input

WORLAND – The Washakie County Prevention Coalition will be having a survey sent out through the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) in order to gather information about what Washakie County residents believe is happening with the local area...

 

Winter closure of U.S. 14A happening at 2 p.m. today (WEDNESDAY

Winter closure of U.S. 14A happening at 2 p.m. today Due to high winds and blizzard-like conditions in the Bighorn Mountains, the annual fall closure U.S. 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell will occur at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 27. "We received word...

 

WYOMING BRIEFS -- State to require meningitis shot

Highway Patrol trooper saves man from burning vehicle CHEYENNE (WNE) — A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper rescued a person stuck inside a burning vehicle early Tuesday morning near Wheatland. At 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Trooper Samuel Szott was...

 

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