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 By Tom Coulter    News    October 31, 2019

Wyoming students testing above national average

CHEYENNE — An education report released Wednesday shows Wyoming students scored higher than national averages on standardized reading and math tests. Wyoming students outperformed students nationwide on the National Assessment of Educational... Full story

 

Shoshones claim hunting rights under court ruling

RIVERTON — A United States Supreme Court ruling that an 1868 tribal treaty still grants Crow Indian tribal members the right to hunt and fish on "unoccupied lands" without state enforcement in the country may have done the same for Eastern... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 31

Walgreens sued in overdose CHEYENNE – Unidentified pharmacists from the Walgreens on Lincolnway are accused of giving a person the wrong dose of their prescription, which caused him to overdose. Eric and Jennifer Smith are suing Walgreens and John... Full story

 

Governor Gordon Declares October 'General Aviation Appreciation Month'

Today, national general aviation organizations applauded Governor Mark Gordon for declaring October “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Wyoming, general aviation airports contribute over $73 million in economic impact annually. “General... Full story

 

Sheridan College kicks off Multicultural Center

SHERIDAN — When a student wrote a racially-charged comment on a white board in Braylee Armajo’s dorm in 2017, some people told her to just erase it. “That’s not the point,” she said. “We’ve been erasing it for how long? It’s time to... Full story

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    October 31, 2019

Gun reporting bill fails

CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers on Thursday defeated legislation that would have prevented some people with mental illnesses from buying guns. The legislation would have required the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation to submit certain mental... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs NOVEMBER 1

East Entrance to Yellowstone Park closes Monday CODY (WNE) — Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance is scheduled to close for the season at 8 a.m. Monday. However, in recent days the road into the Park has seen temporary closures due to... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs NOVEMBER 4

Former tribal judge’s sentencing postponed RIVERTON (WNE) — Although she was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for cocaine and oxycodone distribution, the former head judge for Wind River Tribal Court has received a last-minute extension. Terri S... Full story

 

2020 Wyoming Teacher of The Year

Dane Weaver and this honor was featured in the Oct. 10 issue of the Northern Wyoming News....

 

UW gives Nichols some of personnel file

LARAMIE — Last week, The University of Wyoming handed over at least some of the personnel file of Laurie Nichols to the former president, according to a Friday court filing from UW’s attorney. Nichols had formally requested her file October 3,... Full story

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    October 31, 2019

Legislators review alcohol tax increase

CASPER — State lawmakers are considering a slight tax increase on alcohol sales in Wyoming in an effort to raise nearly $2 million in funding for treatment programs across the state. The proposed tax increase – which would be the state’s first... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs NOVEMBER 5

Body found near in Park Co., murder suspect arrested POWELL (WNE) — A hunter stumbled upon a woman’s body about halfway between Cody and Meeteetse on Saturday afternoon — and authorities say she appears to have been the victim of a homicide. A... Full story

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    October 31, 2019

Lawmakers take no action on nuclear fuel storage plan

CHEYENNE — Legislators took no action on a plan to store spent nuclear fuel rods within Wyoming – and heard about a possible alternative use of the rods – during a committee meeting Tuesday in Casper. Discussion of the plan was spurred by a... Full story

 
 By SETH KLAMANN    News    October 31, 2019

Lack of cooperation stalled Hart investigation, say bishops

CASPER — The two bishops who succeeded retired Wyoming bishop Joseph Hart say investigations into the disgraced cleric, who’s been accused of sexual abuse by at least 16 men, were hamstrung by a lack of cooperation by at least one of Hart’s... Full story

 

State develops 'electronic poll books' for election

GILLETTE — If all goes according to plan, the primary election in August 2020 could look a little different from past elections, not just for voters but also for people working behind the scenes. The Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office hopes to... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs NOVEMBER 6

Cheyenne man arrested in woman's murder POWELL (WNE) — Law enforcement officials say evidence indicates that a former local resident murdered a woman in Cheyenne over the weekend, then attempted to hide her body in a remote area south of Cody Satur... Full story

 

October 24, 2019

Online and print subscribers look for the Blair's and Bomgaars inserts this week....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 24, 2019

Rate increases proposed

WORLAND — About 245 residents outside the Worland city limits but connected to city water lines received a letter earlier this week notifying them of a proposed rate increase. The rate increase for a depreciation reserve requirement, would be used...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 24, 2019

BLM captures 558 horses in management gather

WORLAND - Through Tuesday evening, 558 wild horses in the Fifteen Mile Herd Management Area had been gathered with 261 shipped to other facilities for treatment or to be prepared for adoption. The...

 

BLM releases Record of Decision for the Alkali Creek Reservoir Project

WORLAND - The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming has issued the Record of Decision for the Alkali Creek Reservoir Project located near Hyattville. The Record of Decision (ROD) includes the BLM's... Full story

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    October 24, 2019

Worland man charged with 15 counts of theft

WORLAND – A Worland man was bound over to Fifth Judicial District Court on 15 counts of theft, along with charges related to exploitation of a vulnerable adult. The charges that have been filed against Randall Kent Schneider, born in 1963, are as...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 24, 2019

Nine compete in Little Miss Worland pageant

WORLAND – Nine young ladies from Worland, Ten Sleep and Thermopolis competed Saturday in the Little Miss Worland pageant at the Worland Community Center. The Little Miss Worland was a preliminary...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 24, 2019

Style show featured in Hot Spot Saturday Market

WORLAND — The Worland Business Events Committee will have one of three Worland Hot Spot Saturday Markets this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market, which features craft and commercial vendors, food and games, will be at 413 Big Horn Avenue,...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 24, 2019

Women's suffrage anniversary highlights library 'Friends' luncheon

WORLAND — The Friends of the Worland Library are celebrating 150 years of women’s suffrage in Wyoming this year with their annual luncheon this Saturday. As Wyoming nears Dec. 10 – the sesquicentennial anniversary of women’s suffrage in the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    October 24, 2019

Black Thunder marching band excels at state festival

WORLAND – The Worland High School Black Thunder marching band received a superior rating at the 2019 State Marching Band Festival in Casper on Saturday, Oct. 19. Black Thunder, led by Chad Rose and Frank Harding, along with drum majors senior...

 

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