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 News    March 14, 2019 

March 14, 2019

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 14, 2019 

Residential living in downtown business district?

WORLAND — After approving a special exemption for a hair salon, the Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission turned their attention to discussion allowing residential living in the central business district. Building official Randy...

 News    March 14, 2019 

MARCH 15 - First grizzly sighting of year reported in Yellowstone

Powell (WNE) — The first grizzly bear sighting of 2019 was reported March 8 in Yellowstone National Park, when visitors observed a large bruin between Canyon Village and Fishing Bridge. Additionally, park officials say grizzly tracks were reportedl...

 By Marcus Huff    News    March 14, 2019 

Fair Board revs up for demolition derby at 2019 fair

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met for their monthly meeting on Monday, in advance of the 2019 Fair, to discuss the possibility of adding a demolition derby to Saturday night events, and set final pricing for events. Joe Maul of Worland p...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 14, 2019 

Milestone met by local Sleep in Heavenly Peace chapter

WORLAND - When Dan and Nancy Frederick began the Big Horn Basin chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace they knew there was a need for beds and they hoped within the first year to be able to build 100... Full story

 By Marcus Huff    News    March 14, 2019 

CBD oil and hemp legalization to have minimal legal impact locally

WORLAND – On March 6, Governor Mark Gordon signed into law House Bill 0171, which removes hemp and hemp products from regulation by the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act, and authorizes hemp production and processing through the state Department... Full story

 News    March 14, 2019 

Storm Rages On in SE WY - UW, State offices closed Thursday

Storm rages - Cheyenne State Offices remain closed CHEYENNE - Governor Mark Gordon announced that State Offices in Cheyenne will remain closed through today (Thursday, March 14). Other state offices... Full story

 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    March 14, 2019 

Grand Teton examines plan to improve cell service

JACKSON — Where a phone call today is an iffy proposition, visitors and residents of Grand Teton National Park may soon have all their smartphones’ capabilities at their fingertips. A proposal being driven by telecommunications companies, and... Full story

 By Floyd Whiting    News    March 14, 2019 

Convicted murder wins Supreme Court appeal

BUFFALO — Convicted murder Donald C. Davis won an appeal to the Wyoming Supreme Court, which may set him free. On a September day in 1982, Donald C. Davis, then 17, and Robert G. Cotton, 19, picked up Randall Shoptwese, an 18-year-old Native... Full story

 By Colin Tiernan    News    March 14, 2019 

Converse County breaks oil, gas production records

DOUGLAS — Three years ago, you didn’t see too many oversized loads rumbling through the county. Douglas felt weary and empty. Few cranes jutted out on the horizon, and only rarely did you see long stretches of exposed earth, marking new... Full story

 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 14, 2019 

States waiting on hemp rules from USDA to start planting

CHEYENNE — While the federal government paved the way for industrial hemp production in the 2018 Farm Bill, states still need direction on how the nascent industry will be regulated before seeds can go into the ground. Once hemp was legalized by... Full story

 News    March 14, 2019 

Newcastle council, Weston commissioners eliminate prayers

NEWCASTLE (WNE) — To kick off 2019, both the Newcastle City Council and Weston County commissioners eliminated the invocation, or prayer, before meetings. Traditionally, both boards started every meeting with an invocation and the Pledge of... Full story

 By C.J. BAKER    News    March 14, 2019 

MARCH 15 - Meth ring arrests net total of 45 years in prison terms

POWELL — In 2015, federal authorities agreed that William “Bill” Lee’s days of dealing and using methamphetamine appeared to be behind him. As a probation officer explained at the time, Lee had completed his court-ordered drug treatment,...

 By Katie Roegnik    News    March 14, 2019 

MARCH 15 - Inquest set for shooting by ATF officers

RIVERTON — A public inquest into a fatal, officer-involved shooting that took place in January in Riverton will be held next month. No officers were injured in the Jan. 10 incident, which resulted in the death of Nicholas Garcia, 34, after an...

 News    March 14, 2019 

MARCH 15 - Pursuit Ends Safely North Of Casper, Wyoming

A Colorado resident is in custody following a pursuit which took place Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. The pursuit started north of Casper, Wyoming on Interstate 25. Randy Duran, a 27-year-old resident of Commerce City, Colorado, was arrested after...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 14, 2019 

MARCH 18 - Gordon vetoes two bills, declines to sign several others

CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon on Friday used his veto pen on two bills, one of which would have authorized the Legislature to sue to allow Wyoming’s coal to be exported through Washington state. Gordon also declined to sign several more bills he...

 News    March 14, 2019 

MARCH 18 Wyoming Briefs

Flaring requests increase CASPER (WNE) — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission green lit another flaring request last week, albeit a narrower one than usual, due to a packed docket of hearings. Navigation Powder River, LLC, an oil and...

 News    March 14, 2019 

Shopko announces liquidation, all stores to close

Shopko announces commencement of liquidation sale; Company continuing to Evaluate Strategic Options for Optical Business GREEN BAY, Wis., - Shopko ("the Company") today (Monday) announced that... Full story


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MARCH 11 Phishing scam creates headache in Albany courthouse

LARAMIE (WNE) — Hope Quade, who oversees IT in the Albany County Courthouse, suggested to commissioners last week there needs to be mandatory training on internet safety for some county employees. Quade is the county’s account manager for...

 By Marcus Huff    News    March 7, 2019

Ten Sleep man headed to trial for shooting

BASIN - A Ten Sleep man held on $500,000 cash bond in Basin on three felony counts after a shooting incident on Feb. 3 at the HiWay Bar and Café in Manderson has been held over for a jury trial in Fifth Judicial District Court. Michael Duane Verry,...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 7, 2019

City officials address the question 'where is Walmart?'

WORLAND — After receiving a voicemail message from an anonymous caller, Worland Mayor Jim Gill addressed the issue of the city’s response now and in the past regarding bringing Walmart to Worland. Gill said the caller accused the city of...


Worland man pleads guilty to stalking local businesswomen

WORLAND – Todd A. Royal, 45, pleaded guilty to stalking three different Worland women during a change of plea and sentencing hearing in front of Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Edward Luhm Thursday, Feb. 28. Under a plea deal, Royal...


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