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November 14, 2019

Online and print subscribers look for the Blair's and Bomgaars inserts this week.... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 14, 2019 

BAPC mulls mural project for Worland

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC) hopes to spearhead a community art project by learning from a mural project in Casper. The idea came to the BAPC following a conference in Casper attended by Town...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 14, 2019 

Support Our Troops continues to serve overseas heroes

WORLAND – The Support Our Troops program has been sending packages to soldiers overseas since April 2003. This idea was started by Worland American Legion members Don Hall, Todd White, Jim Bailey and Herm Emmett. Each month the Legion members will...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 14, 2019 

Washakie County Fair Board discusses responsibilities

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met on Monday night and discussed concerns that were brought up at last month’s meeting. The board was approached by Janet Benson, who was representing both the Washakie County Extension Office where she...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 14, 2019 

U.S. Senate candidate hopes to be Wyoming's voice in D.C.

WORLAND - U.S. Senate Republican candidate Mark Armstrong of Centennial describes himself as a different kind of politician, not wanting to make the millions of dollars that career politicians do and... Full story

 

Rockfall mitigation projects begin Monday

THERMOPOLIS — A three-location $664,000 rockfall mitigation project is scheduled to begin at a pair of locations on Monday, Nov. 18, with rock scaling, rock removal and repair of the existing rockfall fence west of Cody alongside U.S. 14/16/20,... Full story

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 14, 2019 

Ten Sleep tables fireworks ordinance after petition

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Nov. 5, and effectively tabled a previously-introduced ordinance to allow fireworks to be discharged in town limits, during major federal holidays. Originally...

 

November 7, 2019

Happy Veterans Day Monday. See our special tribute to veterans on B5-B7. Inserts included in this week's issue are Blair's and Bomgaars....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 7, 2019

County purchases both Kennedy Ace buildings

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners closed the sale during their meeting on Tuesday for the purchase of the Kennedy Ace Hardware Building at 801 Big Horn Ave and agreed to also purchase the Kennedy Ace Rental building at 124 North Eighth...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 7, 2019

Ordinances establishing water, sewer depreciation funds passes first reading

WORLAND — Nine members of the public attended and four spoke regarding the Worland City Council’s proposed rate increases for water and sewer customers outside the city limits. The city is seeking to set up a depreciation reserve for major...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 7, 2019

Fifteenmile horses settle in at Rock Springs facility

ROCK SPRINGS - The horses gathered last month in the Bureau of Land Management's Fifteenmile Herd Management Area are adjusting well to their new home at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility....

 

A look at women's suffrage in Wyoming and the U.S.

WORLAND - Women and women's suffrage in the United States and Wyoming were celebrated by the Friends of the Worland Library during their fundraising luncheon last month. The keynote address by...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 7, 2019

Worland High School Drama prepares for state

WORLAND – The State Drama competition may be happening on Dec. 5-7 in Laramie, but the Worland High School Drama team is preparing hard this month to win the competition for the third year in a row for Class 3A. Being able to pull off a three-peat...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 7, 2019

Main Street Thermopolis receives kudos

THERMOPOLIS — Main Street Thermopolis received honors last month at two recent conferences. Main Street Thermopolis President Suzanne Samelson reported that the volunteer organization received a certificate of recognition from the National Main...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 7, 2019

Mammoth Quick Draw brings art and speed together

WORLAND – Typically art can take weeks and even months to finish and perfect, but the Mammoth Quick Draw challenges artists from around the region to complete entire masterpieces from start to...

 
 By C.J. BAKER    News    November 7, 2019

Man accused of killing woman in Cheyenne, taking body to Cody

POWELL — Law enforcement officials say evidence indicates that a former local resident murdered a woman in Cheyenne over the weekend, then attempted to hide her body in a remote area south of Cody Saturday afternoon. The Wyoming Division of... Full story

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    November 7, 2019

Wyoming lawmakers reject proposed alcohol tax increase

CHEYENNE — A bill that would have essentially doubled the state’s excise tax on alcohol in order to provide more funding for substance use treatment programs was rejected by lawmakers during a committee meeting Wednesday. The bill would have... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs NOVEMBER 7

Feds: Guernsey schools acted appropriately in sexual misconduct allegations CASPER (WNE) — Federal investigators concluded that Platte County School District No. 2 responded appropriately to reports of sexual misconduct involving kindergartners... Full story

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    November 7, 2019

Legislative committee supports task force to look at mental health services

CHEYENNE – A committee of state lawmakers voted Thursday in support of a bill that would establish a task force to study Wyoming’s mental health services. The bill would create a 12-member group consisting of legislators, mental health-care... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs NOVEMBER 8

Man accused of assaulting person with machete deemed competent CHEYENNE – A man accused of attacking a person with a machete has been deemed competent to stand trial, it was announced Thursday morning in Laramie County District Court. Lamont Dion... Full story

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    November 7, 2019

Committee votes to advance Medicaid expansion bill

CHEYENNE — State lawmakers on the Joint Revenue Interim Committee voted 8-5 Tuesday to move forward with a bill authorizing Gov. Mark Gordon to expand Medicaid coverage in Wyoming. If approved by the full Legislature next year, the bill would... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs NOVEMBER 13

Investigation continues into apparent murder-suicide AFTON (WNE) — The investigation into an apparent murder-suicide in the Town of Star Valley Ranch continues this week. According to information provided by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office,... Full story

 

October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween! This week's copy has inserts from Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online), as well as for print subscribers Bloedorn, Pizza Hut and Arby's....

 

DEQ to investigate whistle-blower complaints about Black Hills Bentonite

Wyoming environmental regulators will investigate complaints that a bentonite mining company regularly violated rules and escaped proper oversight, Gov. Mark Gordon’s spokesman confirmed. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality will... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 31, 2019

Fifteenmile wild horse herd at 107 after gather

WORLAND - An eight-day gather of wild horses in the Fifteenmile Herd Management Area resulted in 607 horses gathered with 11 deaths and 97 returned to the range. Sarah Beckwith, Bureau of Land Managem...

 

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