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 By Stephen Dow    News    April 1, 2021

Seat belt legislation dies

SHERIDAN — A missed procedural deadline last week marked the end for a bill that would have allowed law enforcement to pull over drivers solely for not wearing a seat belt. March 22 was the final day for bills to gain initial approval in their cham... Full story


Thursday, April 1 Wyoming News Briefs

Fenn treasure hunter sentenced for damaging park cemetery CODY (WNE) — A man who dug up a cemetery in Yellowstone National Park in search of the Forest Fenn treasure was sentenced to six months in prison, six months home detention and $31,566 in re... Full story


Flushing flow scheduled in Shoshone River

CODY- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department would like to make sportspersons and recreationists aware of sizeable increases in water flows in the Shoshone River below Buffalo Bill Dam April 7-10 as part of a flushing flow project. The Bureau of... Full story


UPDATE: Firefighters fight structure fire

UPDATE: April 4: Colt Rishel has posted on Facebook that they are looking for a mobile trailer or a place to rent after the family home was destroyed in the fire on April 3. You may contact him at... Full story


March 25, 2021

Are you participating in our Easter Egg Hunt? This week is Week 2. The hunt is on for a chance to win $25 cash....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 25, 2021

Firearm bills move through State Senate

CHEYENNE — The State Senate has moved forward on two pieces of firearms legislation. Sen. Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep) said Saturday in his weekly report that the Senate Judiciary Committee passed...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 25, 2021

Action postponed on crematory Board seeks information on emissions, filtration system

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission postponed action on a variance request from Veile Mortuary to construct a crematory next to the funeral home at 301 South Eighth. A...

 By Seth Romsa    News    March 25, 2021

WHS qualifies 11 for national speech and debate

WORLAND – The Worland High School Speech and Debate competed in the National Qualifiers Competition this past week from Monday March 15-20 and saw 11 students qualify for the national competition....

 By Editor    News    March 25, 2021

Site plan for new Sunlight FCU building approved

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission approved the site plan for the new Sunlight Federal Credit Union facility to be constructed at 1800 Big Horn Avenue. The current facility is located at 1429 Big Horn Avenue on a 14,5...


Statewide Public Health Orders Updated for Coming Weeks

The two remaining statewide public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic are being updated with minor changes as the COVID 19 pandemic continues, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). “We continue to see stable case numbers... Full story


March 18, 2021

Check out our state championship coverage in this week's issue....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 18, 2021

House adds back funding for in-home services

CHEYENNE — “We put together a pretty good budget,” Rep. Mike Greear (R-Worland) reported from Cheyenne Saturday. He said the House approved an amendment stopping phase 3 cuts that would impact...

 By Seth Romsa    News    March 18, 2021

Commissioners hear budget request for youth alternatives

WORLAND - Sarah Garcia of Washakie County Youth Alternatives discussed financing and the importance of the county’s diversion program during the Washakie County Commissioners meeting Tuesday....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 18, 2021

Legislature looks at state health order process

CHEYENNE — Sen. Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep) supports the Senate bill designed to take a look at how state and local health orders will be handled in the future. Senate File 80 is one of four bills...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 18, 2021

Goshen HELP needs input to set poverty priorities in Washakie County

WORLAND — Goshen HELP, a community action agency serving Carbon, Crook, Goshen, Niobrara, Washakie and Weston counties is seeking public input to prioritize assistance in Washakie County. According...


For a chance to slime, Ten Sleep raises funds for American Heart Association

TEN SLEEP - The Kids Heart Challenge is a fun and exciting event where students learn about their hearts while helping others by raising money for the American Heart Association, according to Ten...


Flags at Half-Staff to honor Atlanta victims

Governor Gordon Orders Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Statewide Through March 22 in Honor of the Victims of the Tragedy in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Joe Biden's Proclamation honoring the... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs for Wednesday, March 17

Legislators pitch in to fix Capitol leak CHEYENNE (WNE) — A historic winter storm that brought nearly 31 inches of snow to Cheyenne last weekend caused some slight damage to the Wyoming State Capitol, but the weather’s impacts to the building... Full story


Statewide Rental Assistance Program virtual town hall meeting Thursday CHEYENNE

– As the Department of Family Services (DFS) continues to prepare to administer the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) in Wyoming, public input is requested and encouraged at a virtual statewide town hall at 3 p.m. March 25. The... Full story


Governor Gordon Orders Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Statewide Through March 27 in Honor and Remembrance of the Victims of the Tragedy in Boulder, Colorado.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Joe Biden's Proclamation in honor and remembrance of the victims of the tragedy in Boulder, Colorado., has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide... Full story


March 11, 2021

Don't forget to Spring Forward one hour as Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 11, 2021

House moves air ambulance, birth certificate bills forward

CHEYENNE - Six bills sponsored or co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Greear (R-Worland) are moving through the State Legislature but his one constituent bill is receiving lots of debate. Greear said House...

 By Seth Romsa    News    March 11, 2021

District No. 2 opts against four-day week for 21-22 school year

TEN SLEEP – A task force on a four-day school week recommended that the Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 2 Board of Trustees not seek a four-day week for the upcoming 2021-22 school year....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 11, 2021

Fair board member resigns at start of meeting

WORLAND — After citing some frustrations with the fair board and board processes, Washakie County Fair Board Marty Cross submitted his resignation to Washakie County Commissioner Aaron Anderson,...


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