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November 24, 2022

Check out our Christmas shopping guide for stores in Thermopolis and Worland. Also third graders let us know what they are thankful for....

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    November 24, 2022 

Boys' School dealing with more mental health issues

WORLAND — Despite recent criticism of a rise in the use of restraints and detention rooms over the past few years, Wyoming Boys’ School (WBS) Superintendent Dale Weber maintains that the school...


Gov. Gordon's budget proposal mixes conservatism and vision

CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon’s supplemental budget proposal provides a thoughtful approach to addressing inflation, visionary investments, and saving for the future. The fiscally-responsible proposal released today underscores his ongoing comm...

 By Nicole Pollack    News    November 24, 2022 

Railroad strike risk concerns leaders

CASPER — Members of a major railroad union voted to reject a tentative contract deal, union leaders announced Monday, renewing the possibility of a strike that could shut down the country’s railroads — and several key Wyoming industries ... Full story

 By Mark Davis    News    November 24, 2022 

Plowing the Plug: New petition on keeping road open shows shift in attitudes

POWELL — A new petition signed by the majority of Cooke City/Silver Gate residents and business owners in support of plowing U.S. Highway 212 east of the gateway communities shows a significant shift in sentiment, according to a committee of... Full story

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    November 24, 2022 

Ryan Leaf Visit: Message to Wyoming Boys' School students: Life isn't fair for anyone

WORLAND - For former NFL quarterback and Heisman finalist Ryan Leaf, the money and fame were not his biggest accomplishments. He told the young men at the Wyoming Boys' School last Thursday that...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    November 24, 2022 

Ryan Leaf Visit: A message of hope to those struggling with addiction

WORLAND – Ryan Leaf gave a presentation of his life story and his battle with addiction at the Worland High School gym on the morning of Nov. 18. Leaf, the second overall draft pick in the 1998 NFL...


Rental housing ordinance enforcement on track

LARAMIE — Nearly a year after its approval, Laramie City Council has taken steps to begin enforcing a new rental housing ordinance starting Jan. 1, 2023, with slight modifications. The ordinance outlines a set of minimum habitability standards for... Full story

 By Stephen Dow    News    November 24, 2022 

Family reunites with dog; collie mix found after 13-day disappearance

CODY — Michele Robles and her husband Braden Barkman thought long and hard when selecting a new family dog earlier this year. The couple’s 3-year-old daughter, Braelynn Barkman, is autistic, Robles said, and they knew not every dog would be a goo... Full story


Rock Springs man invited to help decorate White House for Christmas

ROCK SPRINGS — With several other volunteers from around the United States, Rock Springs resident Chad Banks has been invited to decorate the White House in Washington D.C. According to Banks, each year, the White House asks for volunteers. They re... Full story


Weekly Cyber Security Column

Amazon Mail Service 77 Text: A Big Horn citizen reported a text from amz_mail_service_77 saying her account was locked and a new login was detected from New York. The link to click on in the text was unusually long and went to instead of... Full story


November 17, 2022

Veteran Groups honored inside this week's issue. Local swim team season wrap up and Much More...


Flags at Half Staff

Governor Orders Wyoming Flag be Flown at Half Staff at the Capitol and in Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie Counties on Friday, November 18 CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon has ordered the Wyoming State Flag be flown at half... Full story


Former state senator Geis remembered for his service

WORLAND – Former state senator Gerald “Jerry” Geis is being remembered this month as a thoughtful and great statesman by friends and colleagues Jerry passed away on Nov. 2 surrounded by his family in Loveland, Colorado. His friend and former...

 By Stephen Dow    News    November 17, 2022

Yellowstone Park's season better than anticipated after June flooding

CODY – Its 150th anniversary — once expected to bring record visitation to Yellowstone National Park —- ended with lower-than-normal attendance, but Superintendent Cam Sholly is still smiling. In a summer during which the park had to be... Full story


November 10, 2022

Check out our Salute to Veterans and complete election coverage in this week's issue....

 By Zach Spadt    News    November 10, 2022

Three incumbents, one new face, win seats on Worland school board

WORLAND — All three incumbents running for re-election for the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees won their races on Tuesday along with a newcomer who won her first term on the board. That’s according to unofficial election... Full story


Voters support sales, lodging taxes by wide margins

WORLAND — Washakie County voters overwhelmingly approved continuing the one-cent general purpose tax and the 2% lodging tax on Tuesday. The sales tax was approved by 69.7% of the voters casting...

 By ZACH SPADT    News    November 10, 2022

Aging irrigation infrastructure to be discussed in Worland

WORLAND — It wasn’t a secret to Wyoming’s agriculture community that thousands of tunnels, ditches and canals were creeping up in age — the majority exceeding being older than a century or more — but the 2019 tunnel collapse in Goshen Count...


Last day to apply for Emergency Rental Assistance Program is today

WASHAKIE COUNTY – Today, Nov. 10 is the last day to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). According to Kassie Nolting with Wyo Help, ERAP was created using money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)...


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