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 News    March 4, 2021 

March 4, 2021

Why did the invisible man turn down the job offer? He couldn't see himself doing it!...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    March 4, 2021 

Public comment period ending for Ten Sleep climbing plan

WORLAND – The Bighorn National Forest Powder River Ranger District rangers hosted a public meeting regarding climbing in Ten Sleep Canyon on Thursday, Feb. 18, to discuss where they are at in the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 4, 2021 

WMS student gives back to Shriners hospitals

WORLAND - Worland Middle School eighth grader Liette Brown had back surgery at a Shriners Hospitals for Children in Pennsylvania a few years ago and ever since she has been working to give back. She...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    March 4, 2021 

Washakie Medical Center moves into green zone

WORLAND – Washakie Medical Center (WMC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jay Stallings announced during the WMC Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 23, that WMC has moved into the green zone...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Wyoming News Briefs -Thursday, March 4

Shell woman competes in ‘Ultimate Cowboy Showdown’; episodes airing on INSP TV GREYBULL (WNE) — Shell native and Greybull High School graduate Morgan Flitner is among 14 cowboys competing in the second season of Ultimate Cowboy Showdown....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 4, 2021 

Sheriffs in stand-off over Second Amendment bill

SUNDANCE — All 23 of Wyoming’s sheriffs have registered alarm at the damage a bill under consideration by the Legislature could do to policing in this state. Though the Second Amendment Preservation Act (House Bill 124/Senate File 81) is...

 
 By Ellen Gerst    News    March 4, 2021 

Film to tell story of Shoshoni actress

CASPER - A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honors Isabel Jewell, an actress and Shoshoni native with dozens of film credits for classics including "Gone with the Wind," "A Tale of Two Cities" and...

 
 By Joshua Leach    News    March 4, 2021 

Meeteetse school 'just one big family'

CODY - If you were to walk down the halls of the Meeteetse School with a clipboard bearing the names of all 140 or so enrolled students (though only about 100 are seated within the bricks and mortar)...

 
 News    March 4, 2021 

Wyoming News Briefs, Friday, March 5

State Rep. Chuck Gray announces 2022 primary bid against Cheney CHEYENNE (WNE) – A Republican state lawmaker from Casper announced his bid Thursday to challenge U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., in the 2022 primary election, becoming the latest GOP...

 
 By Morgan Hughes    News    March 4, 2021 

Lawmaker revives suicide prevention training bill

CASPER — Freshman Rep. Rachel Rodriguez-Williams, R-Cody, is reviving a bill that requires school districts to provide suicide prevention training to students after a previous bill was defeated in February’s brief virtual session. “I am...

 

February 25, 2021

Don't forget to check out our FFA section this week!...

 

Variances exempt county from state health orders

WORLAND — Washakie County Health Officer Dr. Amber Moss requested a variance on statewide Health Order 4 requiring face coverings in public spaces to protect the public from COVID-19. The variance w...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 25, 2021

Alternative solution found for automotive program

WORLAND – After the January board meeting, the Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees was faced with a difficult decision regarding the future of the Worland High School auto...

 

Sen. Cooper seeks to redefine slayer rule

WORLAND — Sen. Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep) hopes to redefine the slayer rule with a bill he is sponsoring in the upcoming March session. Cooper is sponsoring Senate File 66, Slayer Rule Applied to...

 

WMS musical opens tonight

WORLAND — The Worland Middle School Drama Department will present “The Enchanted Bookshop, the Musical” this Thursday and Friday at the school auditorium. Curtain opens at 7 p.m. both nights....

 

AP history students quiz Senator John Barrasso

WORLAND - Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) told Worland High School seniors in the AP history class that Vice President Kamala Harris has been invited to Worland. In his visit with students last...

 

Health Order Removed, Gathering Sizes Relaxed as Metrics Continue to Improve

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Health have announced the removal of a health order addressing operations of personal care services, along with a continued relaxing of COVID-19 protocols as Wyoming’s metrics co...

 

Wyoming's senators vote against Biden energy pick

CASPER – Sen. John Barrasso cast a vote against President Joe Biden’s pick for energy secretary Thursday over concerns former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s leadership would “crush” Wyoming’s economy built on fossil fuels. “I...

 

Foes claim Wyoming death penalty expensive and ineffective

LARAMIE — As the state faces major expenditure cuts, abolishing capital punishment has resurfaced as a feasible means to cut costs. On average, approximately $1 million taxpayer dollars is retained for capital defense. Lauren McLane — assistant...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    February 25, 2021

Court cans low-impact film permits in Grand Teton, Yellowstone parks

JACKSON — The National Park Service has changed its permitting requirements so that commercial filmmakers no longer have to pay fees or gain clearance as long as shoots are small and not in the wilderness. That nationwide change in regulation,...

 

Wyoming News Briefs - Friday, Feb. 26

Body found at snowy site near South Pass; recovery took hours RIVERTON (WNE) – The body of a woman found dead near South Pass on Tuesday was recovered from a snowy area for investigation about 24 hours later. The Fremont County Sheriff's Office...

 

February 18, 2021

Did you know that cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day?...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 18, 2021

Ten Sleep seeks input on 4-day week

TEN SLEEP – Washakie County School District No. 2 is seeking input from stakeholders regarding a potential transition to a four-day school week this upcoming school year. This meeting will be at 7 p...

 

Council sets replacement rate for Boys School sewer line

WORLAND — The City of Worland approved an ordinance on first reading to develop a depreciation reserve rate for the Wyoming Boys School. The rate is similar to what the city established in 2019...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 18, 2021

Washakie County surpasses 1,000 COVID vaccine doses

WORLAND – Washakie County has administered the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to 1,176 residents with around 400 residents having received both doses of the vaccine as of Tuesday, Feb. 1...

 

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