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Winter closure of U.S. 14A scheduled for noon Monday

Due to high winds, drifting snow and expected blizzard-like conditions in the Bighorn Mountains this weekend and next week, the annual fall closure of U.S. 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell... Full story


November 11, 2021

Happy Veterans Day. Our office is open regular hours today. Check out the Veterans Day tribute pages on B4 and B5....


Local legislators still feel special session necessary, despite only one bill passing

WORLAND - Despite no bill prohibiting vaccine mandates, local legislators believe the special session that ended last Wednesday, Nov. 3, was necessary. Sen. Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep) voted in favor of...


Design planning for new school underway Community meeting Thurs.

WORLAND — With a design firm hired last month, work has begun seeking input on the plans for a new Ten Sleep School. Ten Sleep Administrative Assistant Neysha Lyman said the school board hired Arete...


Governor Gordon ramps up his fight to protect Wyoming people from federal overreach

CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon is announcing the next steps his administration is taking to stop President Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandates. Wyoming as part of an 11-state coalition filed its lawsuit this morning to halt the emergency... Full story


WHS Drama Dept. brings 'Arsenic and Old Lace' to the stage

WORLAND - The Worland High School Drama Department premieres its fall play this Thursday, Nov. 11, "Arsenic and Old Lace." Curtain opens at 7 p.m. There is an admission fee. An encore performance...


Man reflects on letters he sent from Vietnam

GILLETTE - Dave Olsen found them 26 years ago. He recognized them immediately while going through his mother's belongings after she died. That was in 1995. The sight alone took him 25 years into the... Full story


Redistricting meeting in Worland Nov. 18

WORLAND — The Big Horn Basin Redistricting Working Group will be holding a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Worland Community Center Complex. County clerks from Washakie, Park,... Full story


November 4, 2021

Look inside for special session information, Halloween fun, post season sports wrap ups, comics and more.... Full story

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    November 4, 2021

Flying Club seeks better access to drive-thru gate

WORLAND — The Worland Flying Club requested access through the only drive-thru gate at the Worland Municipal Airport. During the Worland City Council meeting Tuesday night, Bill Penning, club...

 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    November 4, 2021

Unvaccinated outnumber vaccinated in ER; few employees noncompliant with mandate

WORLAND – During their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Oct. 26, Washakie Medical Center Hospital Board discussed COVID-19 case numbers and Banner Health’s vaccine mandate, which was effective Nov. 1 Banner Health, which owns and operates 30...

 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    November 4, 2021

Worland High School starts GSA Club

WORLAND – For years, Gay-Straight Alliance clubs (GSAs) have been a role in middle schools and high schools to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ youth. However, in recent years they have evolved from that into vehicles for deep social change related...


Veterans Day programs next week

WORLAND — Three Veterans Day events are planned in Worland next week starting with the West Side fourth-graders musical Veterans Day program on Tuesday night. The evening begins at 7 p.m. at Worland Middle School on Nov. 9. The program, “We Sing...

 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    November 4, 2021

Crisis center at frontline helping victims of abuse

WORLAND – On average, 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute. This equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually. The Worland Crisis Prevention and Response...


Wyoming schools now reassured on American Resue Plan money

RIVERTON (WNE) — Wyoming’s unique school funding system should not affect its use of emergency educational funding through the American Rescue Plan Act, state staffers said this week.  Last month, officials said Wyoming had received its third... Full story


October 28, 2021

Happy Halloween! Don't forget to check out the Northern Wyoming News to find ways you can spend your holiday weekend!... Full story

 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    October 28, 2021

Ways to celebrate your Halloween weekend

WORLAND – With spooky season upon us and bats, witches and ghouls in the air, it’s time to start celebrating Halloween. This year, with the spooky holiday falling on a Sunday, the celebrations will be happening all weekend long. Thermopolis...


Experts recommend booster shots for more Wyoming residents

CHEYENNE — National expert recommendations about who should receive COVID-19 vaccine booster doses have been expanded to include more Wyoming residents, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).  Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 28, 2021

Frightfully Fun Halloween Favorites

WORLAND - The Halloween decorations that Valerie Vail puts up every year at the corner of Sesame Street and South Flat Road has been a favorite of neighbors and passersby for years. This year is no...


Fall Concerts

Worland Middle School bands, as well as Worland Middle School and Worland High School choirs had their first performances of the school year Oct. 21 and 25....

 By Wendy Weicki    News    October 28, 2021

Meet Tracey Nusbaum an addiction recovery warrior

Tracey was introduced to drugs at the age of 12 when her older brother asked her if she “wanted to go to the park and smoke weed.” She went with him, and that started her journey into addiction....

 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    October 28, 2021

Superintendent Nicholas announces retirement

Superintendent Nicholas announces retirement By TOBIAS MOWERY Staff Reporter WORLAND – After serving Washakie County School District No. 1 for over a decade, Superintendent David Nicholas announced his resignation for retirement at Monday’s...

 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    October 28, 2021

Worland AP U.S. History students make a historic trip

By TOBIAS MOWERY Staff Reporter WORLAND – Despite having visited there multiple times, Worland High School (WHS) guidance counselor and AP United States history teacher Randy Durr has yet to tire of his trips to Washington, D.C. This includes the...

 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    October 28, 2021

County Commissioners learn more about Cowboy Skill Games

WORLAND – To help make themselves known around the area, Cowboy Skill Games officials took time during Tuesday, Oct. 19 Washakie County Commissioners meeting to speak with the board about who they are and what they do. Cowboy Skill Games defines...


October 21, 2021

Check out the Harvest/Ag section inside this weeks issue... Full story


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