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The Making of a Hallmark Christmas

By KARLA POMEROY Editor WORLAND - A movement that began in late October from a shared meme on Facebook, ended with main street in Worland all lit up and decorated Hallmark-style. Co-organizer...

 

Lovell man in critical condition following shooting

LOVELL — A Lovell man remains in critical condition after being shot multiple times inside a Nevada Avenue apartment complex. Lovell resident Brennan Hodges, 27, has been arraigned on one count of first-degree attempted murder, two counts of...

 

December 17, 2020

Did you know that Scotland has 421 words for “snow”?...

 

Enzi nominates Ten Sleep student for U.S. service academies

Washington, D.C. – Ten Sleep student Lindsey Holiday made Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi's list of nominees to the United States service academies for 2021. Holiday received nominations to the Air...

 

Ten Sleep lighted parade Saturday

TEN SLEEP — After an evening of music last Saturday, Ten Sleep will be full of lights this Saturday with the annual Ten Sleep-Hyattville Lions Club Parade of Lights. The parade begins at 6 p.m. Saturday with lineup beginning at 5:30 p.m. at...

 

East gate opens earlier for snowmobiles

CODY (WNE) – For the last two decades snowmobile enthusiasts have been gaining ground as far as access to Yellowstone National Park. They will now get 20 extra days to access Yellowstone in the winter from the East Entrance.  It’s an effort...

 

Outgoing council members recognized

WORLAND — Worland Mayor Jim Gill and department heads recognized the four outgoing council members at Tuesday’s regular council meeting. Gill presented Keith Gentzler, Mandy Horath, Kenneth...

 

Highs and lows of student achievement reported to Ten Sleep board

TEN SLEEP — New Ten Sleep school board members Sarah Anderson and Erin Blutt were sworn in and Chairman Jared Lyman was re-elected as chairman during Monday’s regular school board. The meeting, he...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 17, 2020

Lungren takes over chairman position for Dist. 1 board

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees came to the end of an era when former chairman Don Bryant who has served as the board’s chairman for 20-plus years was not...

 

Classic Christmas Tunes

Trey Wright does his best "Schroeder" impression on the keyboard as the Worland High School Jazz Band performs "A Charlie Brown Christmas" during the concert Dec. 10, 2020, at the WHS Gym. Also...

 

The Winners Are...

Jay's Detail was ready to give 2020 and COVID-19, the murder hornets and more the boot on their float for the Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce's Parade of Lights Saturday in Worland. Two piles...

 

Floating Down Main Street

Smudge Prints, Vega Bros. Repair, Stray Cat Garage and Wall to Wall Construction combined on a mullti-faceted float and vehicle entry to take first place in the small business category for the...

 

December 10, 2020

Did you know that a bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 100,000 slices of bread?...

 

Expenses soon to outpace revenues for Big Horn Regional

WORLAND — Big Horn Basin Regional Water System Manager John Joyce said expenses were increasing but revenues were not increasing at the same pace thus the Joint Powers Board would be faced with usin...

 

Fire destroys Thermopolis restaurant

THERMOPOLIS - A popular Mexican restaurant in Thermopolis was destroyed from a fire on Monday night, Dec. 7. According to Thermopolis Volunteer Firefighter Forrest Coleman-Weisz, the volunteer fire...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Just wait until Mom gets home

I am a fur parent. I cannot speak for parents of children of the human variety but I was once one of those human children so I feel I am qualified to state that there are similarities in raising...

 

Senate passes bill to rename Thermopolis post office after lifelong resident, former postmaster

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation to rename the Thermopolis, Wyo., post office after former Postmaster Robert Brown, who passed away on September 11, 2020. Brown’s career with the U.S. Postal Service spanned 44...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 10, 2020

Worland Volunteer Fire department awards given in different fashion

WORLAND – Delay after delay after delay of their banquet led to the Worland Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD) finally being able to present the awards for the year 2019 at a business meeting on Nov....

 

Virtual wolf meeting hijacked by heckler

POWELL (WNE) — Not even an obscure Zoom meeting of the Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board could escape 2020 unscathed.  As about 16 state and federal officials discussed the compensation offered to producers who lose livestock to wolves in...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 10, 2020

Sen. Cooper assigned to two committees in first legislative session

Wyoming Senate District 20 Senator-elect Ed Cooper was elected to serve on the Judiciary Committee and the Minerals, Business & Economic Development Committee when assignments were made for the...

 

Embattled state health official quits

CASPER – A Wyoming Department of Health doctor who at an event last month suggested COVID-19 was created by Russia and China to spread communism across the globe has resigned from the state agency, a department spokesperson said via email...

 
 By Leo Wolfson    News    December 10, 2020

Governor's mask mandate raises questions about Constitution

CODY – The recent establishment of county and statewide face mask orders has people questioning the constitutionality of those measures enacted by local health officers and Gov. Mark Gordon. “I think it is an act or desire to do something when th...

 

Twenty-two Coronavirus-Related Wyoming Deaths Confirmed

Twenty-two coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). An older adult Campbell County woman died within the last week. She was hospitali...

 

December 3, 2020

Did you know that Napoleon once lost a battle to a horde of bunnies?...

 

Manderson family recognized as 2020 Landowner of the Year for the Big Horn Basin

MANDERSON - John and Nancy Joyce of Manderson were recently recognized as Wyoming Game and Fish Department's landowner of the year for the Big Horn Basin. The Landowner of the Year award is presented...

 

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