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January 19, 2019

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 By Cyd Lass    News    January 19, 2019 

The popping facts about popcorn on National Popcorn Day

WORLAND – Today is National Popcorn Day, meaning it’s the day of the year to eat one of the most popular snacks in America. However, there may be some questions about popcorn, some that you were too busy eating to ask. According to, p...

 By Marcus Huff    News    January 19, 2019 

Grizzly fever grips state legislature

CHEYENNE – A resolution introduced in the Wyoming Legislature this session seeks to release grizzly bear protections in the state of Wyoming, with a second and third bill creating a hunting period for state agencies and a fund to compensate victims...

 By Tracie Mitchell    News    January 19, 2019 

What you see may not be what you get

WORLAND – A new federal law requiring hospitals to post their prices doesn’t mean that consumers will actually pay the listed price. Section 2718(e) of the Public Health Service Act, which was enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act requires...


January 18, 2019

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Set aside more time to do your taxes

WORLAND - Doing taxes this year could cause many taxpayers a lot of frustration and is estimated to take about 20 percent longer than in previous years because of the changes in tax laws. While many people take their taxes to an accountant, others de... Full story

 By Marcus Huff    News    January 18, 2019

Worland Shopko remains open during bankruptcy

WORLAND – Representatives from Shopko verified to the Northern Wyoming Daily News on Thursday that the Worland retailer will stay open, and pharmacy operations will continue, in light of the company filing for bankruptcy on Wednesday, and... Full story


Bill would let political parties fill vacant county offices

GILLETTE - A proposed bill would give local political parties the power to fill vacant seats in county elected offices. House Bill 121, sponsored by Scott Clem, R-Gillette, would amend state statute...


January 17, 2019

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 17, 2019

Council looks at curbing snow removal into city streets

WORLAND - The Worland City Council will be considering an ordinance to address snow being shoveled into city streets. City Attorney Kent Richins said he was preparing an ordinance that he hoped to be...

 By Marcus Huff    News    January 17, 2019

Commissioners to attend legislative conference

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners Chairman Fred Frandson, Aaron Anderson and Terry Wolf will forego the final county commission meeting on Jan. 22 to make preparations to attend the 2019 Wyoming County Commissioners Association Legislative...


New board members see position as serious responsibility

TEN SLEEP – New Ten Sleep school board members Mona Sindelar and Megan Truman said they feel that being a school board member is a serious responsibility and a way to give back to the community....


Public Notice Hazardous Material Contingency Plan

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Public Notice of Intent to Apply for Tax Deed

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January 16, 2019

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 By Cyd Lass    News    January 16, 2019

Worland Police Department warns parents of local drug trends

WORLAND – The Washakie County Coalition and Worland's Police Department came together to discuss current drug trends with parents of Worland and Ten Sleep's fifth through 12th-graders. Monday...


School board opts out of TCT West lawsuit

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep School Board decided to opt-out of the TCT West Class action lawsuit Monday evening with a vote of four for opting out and one against. Board member Terill Mills voted against it. Ten Sleep School Superintendent Jimmy Phel...


Ten Sleep adopts concealed carry rule

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep School Board adopted their concealed carry rule with a vote of four to one Monday evening, after much discussion with community members, Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness and Ten Sleep School attorney Scott Kolpitcke....

 By Marcus Huff    News    January 16, 2019

BLM closure goes into fourth week

WORLAND – With the nationwide government shutdown entering week four, the Bureau of Land Management offices in Worland remain shuttered since Dec. 22, with none of the usual notices of services from the public information office, and all employees...


January 15, 2019

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 15, 2019

Freshman legislator busy with committee work

THERMOPOLIS — Freshman legislator Rep. John Winter (R-Thermopolis) said in a weekly report that he is still learning his new role. “This new role is very interesting, to say the least, and I am still on a learning curve. The bills are just...


Creating children's smiles one bike at a time

WORLAND – Cody resident Richard Perkins, founder of the Lauralynn Project, is planning on visiting Worland the first week of March to give bicycles to area children who can’t afford to buy one. “We are trying for March 2 and right now I am in...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    January 15, 2019

Legislative leaders share vision for taxes

CHEYENNE — The leaders of both chambers of the state Legislature have made stabilizing revenue one of their top priorities this general session. On Friday, they gave more insight into how they’d aim to accomplish that, including taxing renewable...


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