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January 13, 2022

There is no Print insert for Blair's this week....

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 13, 2022 

Confederate Railroad to perform at Washakie County Fair

WORLAND — Fans requested a large concert for the Washakie County Fair and the board listened as they received word at Monday night’s meeting that they had secured booking the Academy of Country...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 13, 2022 

County shows support for passenger rail coalition

WORLAND — After hearing a presentation for Dan Bilka, coordinator of the Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Coalition, the Washakie County Commissioners sent a letter of support for the project. In...

 

Remains of missing Texas woman found in Cody

POWELL (WNE) — The remains of a 29-year-old woman who’d been missing for weeks were found Monday in Cody.  On Wednesday, police identified the deceased as Rachel Sirman of Texas. Cody police said they’d had “intermittent contact” with... Full story

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 13, 2022 

Children's author finds inspiration through family

WORLAND - A project started nearly 18 years ago came to fruition at Christmas time for local author Diana Pickerel. Pickerel, who moved to Worland in 1979, has resided in Worland since then, except...

 
 By WENDY WIECKI    News    January 13, 2022 

Voices of Recovery: Nick McMartin

In bringing in the new year, I wanted to share another recovery story from our community. The gentleman is Nick McMartin. Nick has been a Worland resident most of his life. Nick started his drug use at the age of 16 with marijuana use when he was in...

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    January 13, 2022 

Federal, state officials spar over Bridger

CASPER — On unit 2 of the Jim Bridger power plant, Wyoming isn’t taking no for an answer. State leaders and operating utility Rocky Mountain Power have doubled down on their commitment to resolving a dispute over pollution controls, and keeping... Full story

 
 By Mark Davis    News    January 13, 2022 

WYDOT message board draws complaints

POWELL — WYDOT announced seemingly uncontroversial plans in late December to use message signs to remind motorists of posted speed limits and the presence of wildlife along the North Fork Highway. But when a message on a sign at the entrance to... Full story

 

January 6, 2022

Happy New Year. Check out the last of the 2021 Year In Review and our Law Enforcement Appreciation Page....

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 6, 2022

Revenue, growing Worland to be focus in 2022 for City of Worland

WORLAND — As 2022 gets underway, Worland Mayor Jim Gill said he wants the focus for himself, the council and the city on growing Worland. In his first year as mayor, Gill started the Grow Worland...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 6, 2022

Knights of Columbus planning Celebration of Life event

WORLAND — A new president of the council was elected and a new event approved during the first Worland City Council meeting of 2022. With each new year comes election of council officers. William Wo...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 6, 2022

Big Horn Basin residents among those listed as missing in new database

THERMOPOLIS - A number of missing persons from the Big Horn Basin are listed on the new Wyoming Missing Persons database. John Daily Hammond, age 65, has been missing since Nov. 5, 2021. Hammond is a...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 6, 2022

Two local families facing challenges with newborns with heart defects

WORLAND — Two of Worland’s newest residents, born last fall, are facing heart surgeries in 2022. Julie and Dan Atkinson welcomed daughter Emma on Oct. 9, born at Children’s Hospital in Denver....

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    January 6, 2022

Gillette mayor resigns over texts

GILLETTE — Louise Carter-King resigned as the mayor the City of Gillette Thursday night, two days after apologizing for old text messages that surfaced this week that included off-color and denigrating language about City Council members and other... Full story

 

December 30, 2021

Happy New Year from your friends at the Northern Wyoming News!...

 

Conservation district mulls upcoming legislation

WORLAND — There are several bills that the Washakie County Conservation District will be following when the 2022 Wyoming Legislature convenes its budget session in February. During a meeting with...

 

WHS teacher selected for national award

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – Worland High School teacher, Grace Godfrey, is one of six educators nationwide who received the 2021 National Association of Agricultural Educators Teachers Teacher Mentor award, presented during the 2021 NAAE Convention, Nov....

 

County reviews medical contracts for conflicts

WORLAND — In addressing a point in question from Cody Regional Health, the Washakie County Commissioners reviewed both the agreements with Cody Regional Health for a ground ambulance and the...

 

Frontier Tire in Worland celebrates 30 years in business

WORLAND – Frontier Tire in Worland celebrated the 30th anniversary in business earlier this month. Frontier Tire started in December 1991 by Jeff Dorr, his wife at the time, Dale Hovander. They purc...

 

Meeteetse bullfighter recovering from NFR injury

CODY — It may mean a career change is in order for anyone else who is attacked at work and suffers fractures to both bones in the lower left leg, but for bullfighter Dusty Tuckness it’s just another day at the office. The Meeteetse bullfighter... Full story

 
 By Matt Adelman    News    December 30, 2021

Cheyenne, Douglas hospitals sued over vaccination policy

DOUGLAS — A group of hospital employees in Douglas and Cheyenne filed a lawsuit Dec. 22 against their respective employers in federal court seeking to halt policies related to Covid-19 vaccinations and testing. Two Cheyenne Regional Medical Center... Full story

 

December 23, 2021

Merry Christmas! Check out our Santa Letter/Christmas Greeting Section....

 

Worland fourth graders get to work with Space Force

WORLAND – Recently, Worland fourth grade teacher Ashley Weaver applied for and was accepted for a unique opportunity with the Space Force. According to Weaver, she found out about the opportunity through her husband, Ten Sleep teacher Dane Weaver....

 

DEATH NOTICES

Maria Alma Alcaraz, 70-year-old Worland resident, passed away at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper on Dec. 21, 2021. She was born on April 12, 1951 in Texas. Rosary and Mass of the Christian Burial will be announced. Samuel Otis Geary, 76, passed... Full story

 

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