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December 1 2022

Check out the story on the Ten Sleep Five inside this edition....

 
 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    December 1, 2022 

Don Bryant recognized for 30 years on the Worland school board

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 board meeting Monday began by recognizing Don Bryant for serving 30 years as a member of the school board. Bryant received the Champion of...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    December 1, 2022 

Residents should plan for colder, more expensive winter

WORLAND — Residents and commercial customers across the country will likely be spending more on energy this winter compared to recent winters, according to the winter fuels outlook by the U.S....

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    December 1, 2022 

Serving up a sober Thanksgiving dinner

WORLAND - For the second year Angie's Kitchen owner Angie Garcia has offered a sober Thanksgiving dinner for persons in recovery. This year about a dozen people enjoyed a meal of ham, green bean casse...

 

Senator Barrasso visits Wyoming troops in Japan

CHEYENNE (WNE) - On Thanksgiving Day, U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., shared dinner with Wyoming Marines and airmen serving in Okinawa, Japan.  They're attached to the 3rd (III) Marine...

 
 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    December 1, 2022 

Shop with a Cop builds relationships with youth and law enforcement

WORLAND – Local law enforcement agencies are preparing for the upcoming Shop with a Cop event. Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness describes the event as “a way for law enforcement and the community at large to give back to kids that are in...

 

Fish kill raises questions about what species belong

In September, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department applied 14,000 pounds of a chemical called rotenone to kill anything with gills in Saratoga Lake. It's a naturally derived chemical used commonly to...

 

November 24, 2022

Check out our Christmas shopping guide for stores in Thermopolis and Worland. Also third graders let us know what they are thankful for....

 

Boys' School dealing with more mental health issues

WORLAND — Despite recent criticism of a rise in the use of restraints and detention rooms over the past few years, Wyoming Boys’ School (WBS) Superintendent Dale Weber maintains that the school...

 

Gov. Gordon's budget proposal mixes conservatism and vision

CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon’s supplemental budget proposal provides a thoughtful approach to addressing inflation, visionary investments, and saving for the future. The fiscally-responsible proposal released today underscores his ongoing comm...

 

Railroad strike risk concerns leaders

CASPER — Members of a major railroad union voted to reject a tentative contract deal, union leaders announced Monday, renewing the possibility of a strike that could shut down the country’s railroads — and several key Wyoming industries ...

 
 By Mark Davis    News    November 24, 2022

Plowing the Plug: New petition on keeping road open shows shift in attitudes

POWELL — A new petition signed by the majority of Cooke City/Silver Gate residents and business owners in support of plowing U.S. Highway 212 east of the gateway communities shows a significant shift in sentiment, according to a committee of...

 

Ryan Leaf Visit: Message to Wyoming Boys' School students: Life isn't fair for anyone

WORLAND - For former NFL quarterback and Heisman finalist Ryan Leaf, the money and fame were not his biggest accomplishments. He told the young men at the Wyoming Boys' School last Thursday that...

 

Ryan Leaf Visit: A message of hope to those struggling with addiction

WORLAND – Ryan Leaf gave a presentation of his life story and his battle with addiction at the Worland High School gym on the morning of Nov. 18. Leaf, the second overall draft pick in the 1998 NFL...

 

Rental housing ordinance enforcement on track

LARAMIE — Nearly a year after its approval, Laramie City Council has taken steps to begin enforcing a new rental housing ordinance starting Jan. 1, 2023, with slight modifications. The ordinance outlines a set of minimum habitability standards for...

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    November 24, 2022

Family reunites with dog; collie mix found after 13-day disappearance

CODY — Michele Robles and her husband Braden Barkman thought long and hard when selecting a new family dog earlier this year. The couple’s 3-year-old daughter, Braelynn Barkman, is autistic, Robles said, and they knew not every dog would be a goo...

 

Rock Springs man invited to help decorate White House for Christmas

ROCK SPRINGS — With several other volunteers from around the United States, Rock Springs resident Chad Banks has been invited to decorate the White House in Washington D.C. According to Banks, each year, the White House asks for volunteers. They re...

 

Weekly Cyber Security Column

Amazon Mail Service 77 Text: A Big Horn citizen reported a text from amz_mail_service_77 saying her account was locked and a new login was detected from New York. The link to click on in the text was unusually long and went to hubapi.com instead of...

 

November 17, 2022

Veteran Groups honored inside this week's issue. Local swim team season wrap up and Much More...

 

Flags at Half Staff

Governor Orders Wyoming Flag be Flown at Half Staff at the Capitol and in Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie Counties on Friday, November 18 CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon has ordered the Wyoming State Flag be flown at half...

 

Former state senator Geis remembered for his service

WORLAND – Former state senator Gerald “Jerry” Geis is being remembered this month as a thoughtful and great statesman by friends and colleagues Jerry passed away on Nov. 2 surrounded by his family in Loveland, Colorado. His friend and former...

 

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