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The giants are coming to Worland

WORLAND – The eighth annual Wyoming State Championship Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off is Saturday at the Worland Big Horn Co-op, located at 400 W Big Horn Ave. This event also marks the second year the...

 

Washakie County 4-H Week begins with pancake breakfast Saturday

WORLAND — The Washakie County 4-H Week begins this Saturday with the annual community pancake breakfast. Washakie County Extension and 4-H Youth Educator Amber Armajo said last year the breakfast and 4-H week coincided with the Wyoming State... Full story

 
 By Mara Abbott    News    September 26, 2019

GAO: BLM bonds insufficient for reclamation

BUFFALO — Bureau of Land Management regulations could leave some Johnson County landowners waiting decades for oil and gas operators to reclaim wells, while saddling American taxpayers with millions in costs nationwide, according to a new... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 26

Body of missing kayaker found AFTON (WNE) — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the body of a missing Opal kayaker had been found at Lake Alice on Monday, September 23. That notification came following a search that extended over a... Full story

 

Out-of-state Democrat announces U.S. House bid in Wyoming

CHEYENNE – Carol Hafner has only read about Wyoming. The only Democratic candidate so far to announce her intent to run for Wyoming's sole seat in the U.S House of Representatives plans to officiall... Full story

 

Vigil attendees ask police to release shooting information

CASPER — Dozens gathered in Riverton Thursday evening to remember the man police fatally shot Saturday while calling for authorities to disclose more information about the incident. A police officer shot and killed 58-year-old Northern Arapaho man... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 27

Escaped inmates’ truck found in Laramie LARAMIE (WNE) — A stolen pick-up believed to have been commandeered by two inmates who escaped from a Wyoming prison camp was abandoned in Laramie on Monday. The Ford F-150, which belongs to the city of... Full story

 

Legislators mull Hathaway changes

LARAMIE — Legislators on the Joint Education Committee are considering a few bills that, if they find favor in the statehouse next year, would make changes to the Hathaway Scholarship Program. On Thursday, lawmakers voted unanimously to have the... Full story

 

Paid leave for officer who shot man in Riverton

RIVERTON — The Riverton Police Department officer who fatally shot Anderson Antelope, 58, of Riverton, Sept. 21 at Walmart is on paid leave while the investigation into the incident is ongoing, Riverton Mayor Richard Gard said Saturday. “He’s d... Full story

 

Trustees quietly investigated Nichols before dismissal

An outside law firm quietly investigated former University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols at the direction of the university’s board of trustees in the weeks before she was informed she wouldn’t continue as the school’s chief executive, an... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 30

Energy development spurs second quarter growth CASPER (WNE) — Economic growth in the Equality State blossomed during the second quarter, with a surge in the number of construction jobs thanks to a continued boom in wind and oil projects, according... Full story

 

Four arrested in child porn bust

RIVERTON —A Riverton man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for producing child pornography featuring a toddler. Justin David Brown, 27, was sentenced Sept. 20 to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of production of... Full story

 

Legislators look at redistricting

CASPER — At the close of the 2020 census, Wyoming’s lawmakers — like those in half the states around the nation — will sink their teeth into the arduous task of drawing up the legislative districts that will decide the landscape of the state... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 1

One killed in five-car crash LARAMIE (WNE) — The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported one person dead and expected U.S. Highway 230 to be closed for an several hours Monday afternoon after a five-vehicle crash occurred within a few hundred feet of... Full story

 
 By Kathy Brown    News    September 26, 2019

State lags in recruiting new teachers

GILLETTE — Less than a week before a hearing about the status and pressures on Wyoming teaching salaries, a national poll ranked the Cowboy State fourth best in the nation for those in the teaching profession. That’s a different message than... Full story

 

UW grilled over scholarship changes

CASPER — The University of Wyoming announced significant changes to its financial aid programs earlier this year, including $1 million for need-based aid. But the changes and new system earned UW officials some grilling by one legislator last... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 2

Campbell commissioners approve Blackjewel tax plan GILLETTE (WNE) — Campbell County Commissioners approved a payment plan with Eagle Specialty Materials at their regular meeting Tuesday, contingent upon the company making about 600 former... Full story

 

September 19, 2019

Check out the 2019 Hunting Edition inside this week's issue. Inserts this week include Blair's and Bomgaar's (print and online)...

 

New owners close IGA Worland store

WORLAND - Reese & Ray's IGA in Worland will not be re-opening, according to officials from new owners, Eaglecav LLC out of South Dakota. Rodney Messmer of Eaglecav said on Monday that the grocery...

 

DeMunbrun appointed to fill Ward 2 vacancy

WORLAND - Worland Mayor Jim Gill appointed, with council approval, Kody DeMunbrun to fill the Ward 2 vacancy left by the death earlier this summer of Dennis Koch. DeMunbrun was one of three...

 

Governor speaks on importance of agriculture

WORLAND — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon visited Worland Saturday speaking at the Wyoming Sugar annual community barbecue during the Harvest Festival on the importance of agriculture. He said ag is one of the top three industries in the state, but...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    September 19, 2019

Purchase agreement for library signed

By SETH ROMSA Staff Writer WORLAND – A purchase agreement was signed on Tuesday by the Washakie County Commissioners, and Gerry and Lee Kennedy to agree in principle to purchase the Kennedy’s Ace Hardware building, with the intent of moving the...

 

Riverton driver wins inaugural Harvest Festival Derby

WORLAND - Twenty cars nd battled in the first Worland Harvest Festival Demolition Derby with two Riverton drivers crashing their way to two of the three top spots. According to organizer Joe Maul, Wya...

 

Game and Fish trap bear getting into dumpsters

TEN SLEEP — A bear that had been relocated from the Sheridan area was trapped in Tensleep Canyon recently. According to Ten Sleep Game Warden Tom DeSomber, trapping a bear is a final solution for the agency. He said there are many other things...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    September 19, 2019

Ten Sleep approves staff to conceal carry

TEN SLEEP – The Washakie County School District No. 2 School Board met on Monday, Sept. 9 to discuss what would happen with the future of the football program, and give final approval for employees in Ten Sleep schools to conceal carry firearms...

 

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