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 News    June 17, 2021 

Governor Gordon Responds to Federal Recognition of Juneteenth Holiday

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Today, President Biden signed a law creating a federal holiday recognizing Juneteenth. Governor Gordon has also signed a proclamation recognizing the significance of the day, which commemorates the end of slavery, while... Full story

 
 News    June 17, 2021 

June 17, 2021

On this date in: 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York. Hundreds of thousands of spectators welcomed the emblematic statue, which was a gift to the United States from the people of France and has become one of the country's most...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 17, 2021 

54 years MIA, Worland veteran's remains coming home

WORLAND – It has been over 50 years since Worland native and Vietnam veteran Alva R. Krogman, better known as Ray, disappeared over Laos, and in about a month, he will return to Worland for his...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021 

Fire near Ten Sleep grows quickly Tuesday

TEN SLEEP - The Brokenback Creek Fire that started out as a half-acre fire quickly blew up to 1,300 acres in about five hours on Tuesday. Ten Sleep Fire Department was dispatched at 11:19 to the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    June 17, 2021 

Commissioners plead for public cooperation with bridge

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners discussed a matter regarding the Cottonwood Creek Bridge during their regularly scheduled meeting, discussed the Washakie County Library and received...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021 

Council listens to two concerns and a park picnic request

WORLAND — The Worland City Council heard from three citizens on three different issues at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Two of the citizens had concerns to bring forward to the council....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021 

Keepsakes need to be removed from grass at city cemetery

WORLAND - The City of Worland is asking the public to help pick up items in the cemetery that are not secured in order for city crews to more efficiently and effectively maintain the cemetery...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021 

Work begins on 9-11 20th anniversary program

WORLAND — Spearheaded by retired firefighter Mike St Clair, a committee began working last week on a program for the 20th anniversary of 9-11. On September 11, 2001, four commercial airplanes were h...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021 

New events added to WC Fair schedule

WORLAND — The Washakie County Fair Board finalized the 2021 fair schedule with a few community events added to this year’s schedule. This year’s fair, July 24-31, includes the usual lineup of...

 
 By Avery Howe    News    June 17, 2021 

Doyle and Warner to help with 4-H program this summer

WORLAND – There are two extra helpers at the University of Wyoming Extension Office this summer. AmeriCorps volunteer Landen Doyle and intern Dani Warner will be helping with 4-H activities, with...

 
 By Avery Howe    News    June 17, 2021 

Culturefest celebration this Saturday at community center

WORLAND – Culturefest will be held in the back field of the Worland Community Center Complex June 19 from 9am-5pm. After a year off due to COVID, organizer Sheryl Ley, WCCC marketing director, anticipates that the community will be ready for...

 
 News    June 17, 2021 

Wyoming News Briefs Friday, June 18

DA confident she will be exonerated CHEYENNE (WNE) — Following a call by the Wyoming State Bar for a disciplinary hearing addressing what it called her “incompetence and lack of professionalism,” Laramie County District Attorney Leigh Anne... Full story

 

Judge prevents drilling-site work, citing threats to sage grouse

A federal judge has prevented drilling and construction on 449 oil and gas leases covering 334,762 acres in Wyoming, saying the federal government didn’t examine potential effects to imperiled greater sage grouse when it leased those lands in... Full story

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    June 17, 2021 

Six new wind farms planned for Wyoming

CASPER — Six proposed wind farms could add more than 1,600 megawatts of electricity generation capacity to Wyoming’s grid by 2024, according to an announcement this week by utility Rocky Mountain Power’s parent company, PacifiCorp. If built,... Full story

 
 By Hannah Black    News    June 17, 2021 

Big gatherings, low vaccination blamed for Laramie Co. COVID spike

CHEYENNE — A recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Laramie County can be traced back to a few large gatherings and still-too-low vaccination rates, said Kathy Emmons, executive director of the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department. These events incl... Full story

 

June 10, 2021

On this date in: 1963 - US Equal Pay Act signed into law by President John F. Kennedy. 1977 - Apple Computer ships its first Apple II computers...

 
 By Avery Howe    News    June 10, 2021

Honors bestowed on Search and Rescue members

WORLAND -On May 15, Washakie County Search and Rescue held its annual awards banquet catered by Chubby Cheeks BBQ to honor their Officer and Member of the Year. Members voted Neal Lockard Officer of t...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    June 10, 2021

Ten Sleep passes fire ordinances on first reading

TEN SLEEP – During their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 1, the Ten Sleep Town Council passed ordinances Nos. 224 and 225 regarding fires within city limits. Ordinance No. 225 would...

 
 By Avery Howe    News    June 10, 2021

Worland Sleep in Heavenly Peace Chapter expands into Fremont County

WORLAND - Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) is expanding its reach outside of the Big Horn Basin thanks to the hard work of Dan and Nancy Frederick alongside hundreds of local volunteers. The group plans...

 

BLM's Derek Trauntvein receives Wyoming Stock Growers award 

WORLAND - Bureau of Land Management Range Management Specialist Derek Trauntvein has received the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) 2021 Outstanding Range Professional Award.  "The strong... Full story

 

Wyoming Briefs, Friday June 11

F.E. Warren unveils park CHEYENNE (WNE) – The new park at F.E. Warren Air Force Base has been around a year in the making. The idea came about because anyone who wanted to see the missile display would have to technically go onto the base, even if... Full story

 
 By Hannah Black    News    June 10, 2021

Officials predict "fairly significant" fire season

CHEYENNE — Following a dramatic and record-breaking fire season for the west in 2020, officials warn this season could also be above average. Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser, along with Gov. Mark Gordon and other state and federal officials,... Full story

 

June 3, 2021

On this day in history: 1940 – The Battle of Dunkirk ended with a German victory and with Allied forces in full retreat. 1989 – The government of China sent troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after almost 2 months of... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 3, 2021

Honoring the war dead: General Walrath gets personal

WORLAND - Brigadier General Justin Walrath, Chief of Staff of the Wyoming Air National Guard, personalized Memorial Day to those gathered for services in Worland and in Ten Sleep on Monday. Speaking...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 3, 2021

Father hopes to keep slow caution signs in neighborhood

WORLAND — After discussing a request from a father to keep caution signs up alerting drivers in a two-block area on Charles Avenue about a deaf child, the council forwarded the issue to the city...

 

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