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Wyoming News Briefs Nov. 9, 2022

Average gas prices up 0.4 cents per gallon since last week in Wyoming CHEYENNE (WNE) —Average gasoline prices in Wyoming have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.65 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy.com’s survey of 49... Full story

 

November 03, 2022

Sample Ballots inside this week's issue. Stories on Constitutional Amendments, Lodging Tax. Don't forget to vote. It's your right....

 
 By Aedan Hannon    News    November 3, 2022

Book bans, LGBTQ canards color Schroeder's youth sexualization rally

CHEYENNE-The conference room at Little America had the air of an energetic church service. Beyond the direct references to Jesus and good and evil by Reps. John Bear (R-Gillette) and Chip Neiman... Full story

 
 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    November 3, 2022

Washakie County Tourism Board seeks renewal of lodging tax

WORLAND – First enacted in 1990, Washakie County’s optional lodging tax will once again appear on the ballot Tuesday. The tax is voted on every four years and has been approved every cycle since its introduction, most recently receiving a 75.87%...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    November 3, 2022

Voters head to the polls next week

WORLAND — Washakie County and Wyoming voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday at the very latest. Some have already voted or will vote before the 7 p.m. absentee ballot deadline on Tuesday. As of Oct. 26, 390 of the 567 absentee ballots sent to...

 
 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    November 3, 2022

Museum educator joins hospital board

WORLAND – Kurt Johnson sat in on his first meeting as a member of the Washakie Medical Center Hospital Board on Tuesday, Oct 25. Johnson, who was appointed by the county commissioners, was born and raised outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in the...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    November 3, 2022

First-responders conduct mass-casualty training in Washakie County

NORTH WASHAKIE COUNTY - It was a brisk evening as the fire trucks and ambulances began arriving to the scene just off a major highway in Washakie County. Two minivans carrying a combined 14...

 

October 27, 2022

Check out the Worland school board candidate profiles in this week's issue....

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    October 27, 2022

Worland house fire caused by 'unintentional ignition'

WORLAND — The occupants of a home in Worland made it out safely after the building caught fire last week, according to the Worland Volunteer Fire Department. According to a press release, 911 dispatchers received a call at roughly 10:16 a.m. on Oct...

 

Governor's task force: No easy fix for pain at the pump

There are no quick or easy ways to protect Wyoming customers from price spikes at the fuel pump, according to a new state report. Trends in regional oil-refining capacity and fuel storage are moving in the wrong direction. A state fuel tax holiday... Full story

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 27, 2022

Entities make their case to continue fifth-cent sales tax

TEN SLEEP — Eight entities are hoping voters on Nov. 8 will continue the fifth-cent or one-cent general purpose tax to continue to provide a vital source of funding for each. During a forum at the...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    October 27, 2022

Worland author releases fourth novel

WORLAND — Wyoming author B.E. Brown has wanted to be a writer since she was old enough to start talking. She wrote her first story in the fifth grade. In 2011, she published her first book, “In the Absence of Light.” In her 14 years living in...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 27, 2022

Questions raised as new school calendar considered

WORLAND — It was almost back to the drawing board for the 2023-24 school calendar with Business Manager Charlie Cauffman and Superintendent Tawn Argeris discussing three options for Washakie County...

 
 By Nathan Oster    News    October 27, 2022

Plaintiffs in TCT case intend to appeal

LOVELL —The plaintiffs who allege wrongdoing in the 2014 sale of Tri-County Telephone (TCT) say they are disappointed but by no means deterred by a recent district court judge’s ruling that went against them.  “This case is not over and may...

 

October 20, 2022

Check out our Harvest Section inside and our profiles of statewide candidates....

 

Two Northwest College wrestlers mauled by grizzly

POWELL —Two Northwest College wrestlers were mauled by a grizzly bear while hiking Saturday on the South Fork. Kendell Cummings, a sophomore from Evanston, and Brady Lowry, a redshirt sophomore from Cedar City, Utah, were shed hunting west of the... Full story

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 20, 2022

Historic bridge to be moved to museum

WORLAND - Work will begin soon to move a nearly 100-year-old bridge from County Road 86 to the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center as part of a joint project between the museum, Wyoming Department o...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    October 20, 2022

Don't be alarmed it is only training; First responders to host training exercise next week

WORLAND — Motorists heading through the area of Washakie 10 and US 20 on Tuesday evening need not be alarmed if they see a slew of first responder vehicles in the area responding to a major crash. They’re just getting ready for the real thing. It...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    October 20, 2022

Worland City Council approves Halloween road closures

WORLAND — The Worland City Council, during their regular meeting on Tuesday, approved a set of road closures for the Halloween holiday. Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ruth Dugger requested that the city block off the...

 

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