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 News    July 18, 2019 

July 18, 2019

Back to School information inside this week's issue for Worland students. Inserts in this week's issue include Blair's and Bomgaars (online and print) and Reese&Ray's (print only)...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 18, 2019 

Manufactured rock-climbing holds in canyon leads to investigation

TEN SLEEP – Manufactured rock-climbing holds being created in Ten Sleep Canyon has led to an investigation by the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Manufactured holds to many climbers is unethical and to...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 18, 2019 

Becoming a citizen

WORLAND – Sometimes it can be difficult to understand what it means to be an American citizen, but one Worland resident completed his journey a couple of months ago, and gained his full...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 18, 2019 

Budget finalized; library floor plans discussed by county commissioners

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners officially adopted their final budget for the 2019-20, with a final budget being agreed upon of $12 million. Prior to accepting the proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, the commissioners held a...

 
 News    July 18, 2019 

NWS surveys damage on Powder River Pass, classifies storm as EF-1 tornado

WORLAND - The National Weather Service completed their site investigation to a storm that hit Powder River Pass on June 19 and has categorized the storm that caused damage to trees and snow fences as...

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    July 18, 2019 

Requirement for hunters to carry bear spray being considered

JACKSON — Wyoming wildlife officials gathering in Rock Springs plan to discuss the idea of requiring hunters to carry bear spray in the grizzly-occupied Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Such a mandate is perhaps unlikely. The reason it’s coming up...

 
 By Mark Davis    News    July 18, 2019 

Earthquakes, not volcano, biggest Yellowstone threat, says expert

POWELL — The world’s foremost expert on the Yellowstone caldera and the national park’s geophysical characteristics has a sense of humor. “I want you to visit Yellowstone before it visits you,” Robert V. Smith quipped at a recent...

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    July 18, 2019 

Theobald brings new focus at first trustees meeting

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming’s board of trustees first meeting with Neil Theobald as the school’s acting president began Wednesday with the new president leading a discussion on ways UW could improve its graduation rate and become more...

 
 By JONATHAN GALLARDO    News    July 18, 2019 

75% of Campbell County School District's survey respondents support arming school staff

GILLETTE — Three out of four people who responded to a monthlong public survey from the Campbell County School District are in favor of arming certain school staff, but the discussion is far from over. Deputy Superintendent Kirby Eisenhauer...

 
 By Chris Aadland    News    July 18, 2019 

Task force formed to study missing and murdered Native American women

CASPER — A group formed to study missing and murdered Native American women and girls in Wyoming will begin meeting next week, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday. Gordon said in late April that he’d convene a task force to come up with ways to...

 
 By Cody Cottier    News    July 18, 2019 

Jackson repeals business solicitation laws

JACKSON — Facing legal action from a high-end downtown cosmetics store known for high-pressure sales tactics, the Town Council repealed a set of laws that the business said violated its constitutional right to free speech. WY GP Retail LLC, which...

 
 News    July 18, 2019 

Wyoming News Briefs JULY 19

State matches funds for Jackson CWC center JACKSON (WNE) — The State Building Commission has approved matching funding for the new Central Wyoming College center in Jackson. The allocation amounts to more than $7.5 million from the state....

 
 By Tom Milstead    News    July 18, 2019 

Irrigation tunnel collapse threatens 104,000 acres of farmland

FORT LARAMIE – A portion of a tunnel on the Gering-Fort Laramie irrigation canal has caused water to back up and breach the canal a mile upstream from the collapse and will essentially bring irrigation along the canal to a halt until it is...

 
 News    July 18, 2019 

UW Trustees Adopt Presidential Search Process

July 19, 2019 The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a presidential search process that will include public listening sessions; a search committee composed of faculty, staff,...

 

July 11, 2019

Look for these inserts inside this week's issue — Blair's and Bomgaars (online and print), Reese & Ray's and Sutherland's (print only)....

 

Wyoming News Briefs JULY 11

Damage from Hot Springs County hail storm could top $1 million THERMOPOLIS (WNE) — The hail and wind storm that ravaged Hot Springs County July 1 caused severe damage to area homes, businesses and vehicles. Contractors, automotive, and roofing...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 11, 2019

Outdoorsman finds new ownership after 65 years

WORLAND – After being under the same ownership family for 65 years, the Outdoorsman has a new set of owners in downtown Worland. Ray and Sarah Witt recently purchased the store from the Stine...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 11, 2019

Hospital board is the life's blood for Banner Health Washakie Medical Center

WORLAND – One of the several entities which help the Banner Health Washakie Medical Center provide the newest state-of-the-art care for the community and travelers alike, is the hospital board. The...

 

Tour de Wyoming Kicks off Sunday, July 14 in Thermopolis

Nearly 350 cyclists and volunteers will be sightseeing, via the seat of a bicycle, areas of the Bighorn Basin during the 23rd running of the Tour de Wyoming bicycle tour. The six day event, which attracts cyclists from across the nation as well as...

 

Lummis Announces Run for U.S. Senate

Cheyenne – Pledging to stand 'shoulder-to-shoulder' with President Donald Trump to enact a conservative agenda that will benefit Wyoming families, Wyoming businesses, and Wyoming communities, former...

 
 By Andrew Graham    News    July 11, 2019

Blackjewel's unpaid bills wrecked businesses, owners say

GILLETTE— A year to the day before Blackjewel LLC shocked Wyoming by abandoning the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines, the Golay family gave up on Blackjewel. The Golays had cleaned mine buildings for decades, and for multiple owners. But by...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    July 11, 2019

'The People's Building' is reopened for business

CHEYENNE – Before Wednesday's grand reopening of the newly renovated state Capitol, one would be forgiven if they didn't believe the four-year, multi-million-dollar project would result in something...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 11, 2019

Containment expected on wildland fires by Saturday

WORLAND - Three fires that started Thursday afternoon should all be contained by Saturday, according to the Bureau of Land Management. According to the Big Horn County Fire Warden, Hyattville Fire...

 

Wyoming News Briefs JULY 12

Cheyenne man found guilty of second-degree murder CHEYENNE (WNE) – A seven-man, five-woman Laramie County jury found a Cheyenne man guilty Thursday of second-degree murder for fatally shooting another man after an argument over a marijuana pipe....

 

Locked out Blackjewel workers look for other jobs while in limbo

GILLETTE — Patrick Johnson and his father Buck were out on a lake fishing when they got the news that their employer, Blackjewel LLC, had filed for bankruptcy. Hours later, as they were sitting and talking, they got a call from a coworker saying...

 

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