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January 16, 2020

Join us for an open house on Feb. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate 115 years in business....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 16, 2020 

Ten Sleep mayor confident in two-term achievements

TEN SLEEP — The Town of Ten Sleep Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Jan. 7 to hear department reports and afterward, Mayor Jack Haggerty discussed his tenure, and reported that he will retire from the position this year, not...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 16, 2020 

First baby of 2020 born at Banner Health Washakie Medical Center joins older brother at home

WORLAND – With a January due date Alyssa Keller and her husband Cody of Worland did not think they would be having the first baby born in the new year and the new decade. However, when she opted to... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 16, 2020 

No where to go with cardboard; board to suspend recycling

WORLAND – More than two years ago the Washakie County Solid Waste Disposal District No. 1 stopped accepting newspapers to recycle. Now, with action by the district board Monday night, they will be...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 16, 2020 

Felony burglarly charge moves on to district court

WORLAND – Ashley Ann Leary was bound over from Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court to district court on one felony count of burglary. This charge carries a possible punishment of up to 10 years of prison time, and a possible fine of up to $10,000...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 16, 2020 

Ten Sleep man charged with bringing deadly weapon into Washakie County Jail

WORLAND –Michael L. Burrington Jr. was bound over from Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court to district court on one felony charge of taking a deadly weapon into jail and a misdemeanor of wearing or carrying a concealed weapon for an incident...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 16, 2020 

Local man bound over on aggravated assault charge

WORLAND – Mathew B. Garcia, born in 1992, was bound over from Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court to district court on charges of aggravated assault and domestic battery. Aggravated assault is a felony offense, and carries a maximum penalty of...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 16, 2020 

Ten Sleep considers excusing absenses for college visits

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep school board met on Monday, Jan. 13 for their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss minor changes to the attendance policy to possibly allow for excused absences for post-secondary institution visits. The board approved...

 
 By Cody Cottier    News    January 16, 2020 

Critics say MLK holiday should be updated

JACKSON — Three decades after the state of Wyoming finally adopted the holiday that commemorates Martin Luther King Jr., some question why the date can’t be dedicated solely to the slain civil rights leader. The fact that Wyoming observes the... Full story

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    January 16, 2020 

Police chief: UW gun ban not enforced in 'open spaces'

LARAMIE — A regulation banning firearms on the University of Wyoming’s campus, which has become the subject of a high-profile lawsuit, isn’t as restrictive as it might appear at first blush, UW Chief of Police Mike Samp said in court this... Full story

 
 By Margaret Austin    News    January 16, 2020 

Supreme Court hears arguments in fair board lawsuit

CHEYENNE – For the first time in more than 80 years, Wyoming Supreme Court justices sat in the Historic Supreme Court Chamber in the state Capitol, hearing oral arguments from two high-profile attorneys representing the Laramie County Board of... Full story

 
 By Jordan Achs    News    January 16, 2020 

Wind farm proposed south of Laramie

LARAMIE — The views enjoyed while driving along U.S. Highway 287 south of Laramie could include an array of wind turbines if the Rail Tie Wind Project is completed as planned. ConnectGen, a renewable energy development company based out of... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs Jan. 17, 2020

Plan to use Medicaid for special education clears committee CHEYENNE (WNE) — State lawmakers on the Joint Appropriations Committee approved a bill Thursday morning authorizing the state to begin setting up a billing system through which Medicaid... Full story

 

January 9, 2020

Today is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Look inside this week's issue for our pages showing support for our law enforcement...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 9, 2020

City reaches agreement with West River Road District

WORLAND — After approving rate increases for a depreciation fund for water and sewer users outside the city limits, the Worland City Council agreed to a proposal from the West River Improvement District that would lower those residents’ rates....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 9, 2020

New federal law changes purchasing age for tobacco

WORLAND – President Donald Trump signed into law on Dec. 20, 2019, a new regulation restricting the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The new law does not explicitly state when it goes into effect. The new law also only...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 9, 2020

Proposed bill would prohibit taxpayer funded buyback program

WORLAND — With more than a month before the Wyoming Legislature opens the 2020 budget session on Feb. 10, legislators and legislative committees are prefiling bills fast and furious. On Tuesday there were already 37 House Bills and 27 Senate Files...

 

BLM Wyoming announces 2020 wild horse adoption events in Rock Springs

ROCK SPRINGS – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the first wild horse adoption events of 2020 in Wyoming. The events are scheduled for January 17-18, March 13-14 and April 24-25 at the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 9, 2020

Commissioners officially amend policy on leave time

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met for their first regularly scheduled meeting of 2020 on Jan. 7 to amend changes to the county’s policies regarding vacation, sick and compensation (comp) time. The amendments that were made to the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 9, 2020

Worland Speech and Debate team finishes first for 3A at Green River Tournament

WORLAND – The Worland High School Speech and Debate team took first place in Class 3A in the Green River Speech and Debate tournament that took place last month on Dec. 13-14. According to speech and debate coach Rick Dorn, Trenton Keuntjes and...

 
 By Tom Hallberg    News    January 9, 2020

Senator grants extension request for education department salary info

JACKSON — The Wyoming Department of Education has extra time to deal with a large public records request sent at the end of November. Rock Springs Republican Sen. Tom James asked all state government departments for information on their employees,...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 9, 2020

Record number of hikers enjoy First Day Hike at Medicine Lodge

HYATTVILLE — Despite windy conditions through much of the state, more than 460 people braved the weather to participate in this year’s Wyoming State Parks sponsored First Day Hikes event. This year’s participation was a 65 percent increase...

 

Search continues for Montana 16-year old

If you were on I-90 between Billings, MT and Hardin, MT near the rest area and Fly Creek between 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on New Year's Day 2020, please call the Big Horn County, Montana Sheriff’s... Full story

 

January 02 2020

Welcome to a new decade and new year, 2020. Look inside for a look back at 2019. Also inside for a print subscribers are inserts from Blair's, Bomgaars, Arbys and MASA Seminars flier. Did you know that the first iPad came out in April of...

 

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