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October 17, 2019

We have Blair's and Bomgaars inserts for print and online subscribers. Print subscribers can also look for the RT Communications flier in this week's Northern Wyoming News.... Full story

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    October 17, 2019 

County Commissioners renew Guardian Flight contract

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners approved renewing a contract with Guardian Flight to provide medical transportation services to Washakie County residents during Tuesday’s regular meeting at the courthouse. Guardian Flight, recently...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 17, 2019 

Council approves property maintenance ordinance on final reading

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved on third and final reading changes to the city code regarding maintenance of the exterior of real property. After changes on first and second readings, the council approved the third reading quickly and...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 17, 2019 

Venturing cross-country

WORLAND - Imagine hiking 2,410 miles in seven months, seeing all types of scenery and weather. It may sound like a dream come true for some and a nightmarish ordeal for others. For one former Worland...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 17, 2019 

Bring your green yard waste to city compost yard

WORLAND — Community composting is coming to Worland thanks to a collaborative partnership between Washakie County Extension, City of Worland and the Washakie County Conservation District. According to Extension educator Caitlin Youngquist, Extensio...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    October 17, 2019 

Fair board discusses condensing entertainment for 2020 Washakie County Fair

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met on Monday night to talk about possibly condensing down the amount of days entertainment is available for the 2020 Washakie County Fair, as well as starting the entertainment earlier. These discussions...

 

Worland resident avoids Facebook prize scam

WORLAND — A Worland resident, contacted via text messaging Oct. 13, by someone claiming to be from Facebook, failed to be duped by this prize scam. The Facebook scammer said the resident had received $500,000 cash prize and only needed to send 150... Full story

 

Flags ordered to half-staff

Governor Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump's proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags immediately lowered to half-staff today, October 17, through tomorrow, October... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 17

UW trustees set timeline for hiring new president LARAMIE (WNE) — The University of Wyoming may have its next permanent president selected by early March, according to a hiring timeline approved Wednesday by the school’s board of trustees. After... Full story

 
 By Margaret Austin    News    October 17, 2019 

Cheyenne man breaks state record with 1,491-pound pumpkin

CHEYENNE – The pumpkins Andy Corbin grows at his home in east Cheyenne are so big and so heavy that he needs a handmade tripod to move them. Weighing in at 1,491 pounds, his biggest pumpkin of the... Full story

 
 By Floyd Whiting    News    October 17, 2019 

Three women conquer three firsts at Women's Antelope Hunt

BUFFALO - Snow covers the alfalfa field as the sun's first light creates a soft, golden glow. The air is still, and a calm hangs over the field. A single rifle shot shatters the silence. Rachel Ryan,... Full story

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    October 17, 2019 

Buffalo wins final approval for vet facility

BUFFALO — After months of legislative debate, the Wyoming State Building Commission has given the final word on the location of the state's first skilled nursing facility for veterans. That word? Buffalo. “This is a big sigh of relief for me and... Full story

 
 By SHANE SANDERSON    News    October 17, 2019 

High court weighs gun case Attorneys debate application of 'stand your ground' law

LARAMIE – Ambiguous language in a 2018 law means the Wyoming Supreme Court might have to review every criminal case that involves certain self-defense provisions, a supreme court justice said Thursday. Justice Keith Kautz made the statement in an a... Full story

 

Groups rally for Trump in Jackson, Cheyenne, Gillette

Dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump took to the streets in Jackson, Cheyenne and Gillette on Thursday to protest impeachment proceedings in the U.S. House of Representatives. The rallies... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 18

Black bear euthanized in Story SHERIDAN (WNE) — An adult male black bear was euthanized by Game and Fish personnel in Story after it broke into a secured shed near a residence. Game and Fish received a report from a Story resident on Oct. 11 that... Full story

 

October 10, 2019

Thank you for reading the Northern Wyoming News. Check out our special Harvest Section inside. Inserts this week for print and online subscribers are Blair's and Bomgaars.... Full story

 

Ten Sleep teacher named Wyoming Teacher of the Year

TEN SLEEP –Ten Sleep School 7 – 12 social studies teacher and 2018-2019 Ten Sleep Teacher of the Year, Dane Weaver was announced as the 2019-2020 Wyoming state Teacher of the year during a...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 10, 2019

Cause under investigation for house fire

WORLAND - The cause of a house fire south of Worland is still under investigation, according Worland Fire Chief Chris Kocher. Kocher said Worland and Thermopolis fire departments were dispatched to a...

 

BLM to begin wild horse gather near Worland next week

WORLAND – The Bureau of Land Management announced last week that it will conduct a wild horse gather operation in the Fifteenmile Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA) on or about next Thursday, Oct. 17. This operation is in line with the BLM’s... Full story

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    October 10, 2019

Worland Pharmacy enjoys strong first week

WORLAND – After Shopko closed down in March, the employees of the pharmacy were looking for a new home to provide medication to the city of Worland, and they found their home with the opening of the...

 

Curtis and Martinez to receive American FFA Degrees

WORLAND — As the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization, the American FFA Degree shows an FFA member’s dedication to his or her chapter and state FFA association. It demonstrates the effort FFA members apply toward their...

 

Thermopolis man wins top singer-songwriter honors

TEN SLEEP - The second annual Wyoming Singer Songwriter Competition has concluded with a Thermopolis resident winning the title of overall champion. Rob Weimann, who took second place in last year's...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    October 10, 2019

New fourth grade teacher looks to succeed in first year at West Side

WORLAND – Becoming a teacher appeared to be the perfect fit for Ashley Weaver, with teaching being a large part of her family as a whole, she became a new fourth grade teacher at West Side...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    October 10, 2019

Final Capitol renovations nearing completion

CHEYENNE — After the grand reopening of the state Capitol in July, the final pieces of the renovation project are projected to be completed before the 2020 legislative session in February. That includes construction of an auditorium, student learni... Full story

 

Blackjewel reopening possibly delayed by permit snag

CASPER — A protracted fight to return two Powder River Basin coal mines to full operation after its owner Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy hit another snag in court Wednesday. The required transfer of mining permits and associated cleanup... Full story

 

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