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October 10, 2019

Thank you for reading the Northern Wyoming News. Check out our special Harvest Section inside. Inserts this week for print and online subscribers are Blair's and Bomgaars.... Full story

 By Tracie Mitchell    News    October 10, 2019 

Ten Sleep teacher named Wyoming Teacher of the Year

TEN SLEEP –Ten Sleep School 7 – 12 social studies teacher and 2018-2019 Ten Sleep Teacher of the Year, Dane Weaver was announced as the 2019-2020 Wyoming state Teacher of the year during a...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 10, 2019 

Cause under investigation for house fire

WORLAND - The cause of a house fire south of Worland is still under investigation, according Worland Fire Chief Chris Kocher. Kocher said Worland and Thermopolis fire departments were dispatched to a...


BLM to begin wild horse gather near Worland next week

WORLAND – The Bureau of Land Management announced last week that it will conduct a wild horse gather operation in the Fifteenmile Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA) on or about next Thursday, Oct. 17. This operation is in line with the BLM’s... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 10, 2019 

Worland Pharmacy enjoys strong first week

WORLAND – After Shopko closed down in March, the employees of the pharmacy were looking for a new home to provide medication to the city of Worland, and they found their home with the opening of the...


Curtis and Martinez to receive American FFA Degrees

WORLAND — As the highest degree achievable in the National FFA Organization, the American FFA Degree shows an FFA member’s dedication to his or her chapter and state FFA association. It demonstrates the effort FFA members apply toward their...


Thermopolis man wins top singer-songwriter honors

TEN SLEEP - The second annual Wyoming Singer Songwriter Competition has concluded with a Thermopolis resident winning the title of overall champion. Rob Weimann, who took second place in last year's...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 10, 2019 

New fourth grade teacher looks to succeed in first year at West Side

WORLAND – Becoming a teacher appeared to be the perfect fit for Ashley Weaver, with teaching being a large part of her family as a whole, she became a new fourth grade teacher at West Side...

 By Tom Coulter    News    October 10, 2019 

Final Capitol renovations nearing completion

CHEYENNE — After the grand reopening of the state Capitol in July, the final pieces of the renovation project are projected to be completed before the 2020 legislative session in February. That includes construction of an auditorium, student learni... Full story

 By Camille Erickson    News    October 10, 2019 

Blackjewel reopening possibly delayed by permit snag

CASPER — A protracted fight to return two Powder River Basin coal mines to full operation after its owner Blackjewel filed for bankruptcy hit another snag in court Wednesday. The required transfer of mining permits and associated cleanup... Full story

 By Micheal Illiano    News    October 10, 2019 

Committee advances bill on gambling regulation

SHERIDAN — The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Committee on Travel, Recreation and Cultural Resources voted to move forward with a bill that would dedicate more state resources toward gambling regulation. The bill would expand Wyoming’s... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 10

Body of missing Upton girl believed found in South Dakota SUNDANCE (WNE) — Michael Campbell of Sturgis, South Dakota, appeared in court Wednesday, charged with murder in the second degree after a body was discovered in his home that was believed... Full story

 By Tom Hallberg    News    October 10, 2019 

Report: Wyoming kids some of thinnest in country

JACKSON — High fives to our healthy Wyoming kids. According to a report released Oct. 3 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Wyoming’s children are some of the thinnest in the country. In 2017 and 2018, the years covered in the report, just... Full story

 By Ashley Detrick    News    October 10, 2019 

Baby born at 9:19 on 9/19/19

GILLETTE - On Jan. 9 this year, Jackie Franco was married to Christopher Franco. That's 1/9/19. Ten days later, on Jan. 19 - 1/19/19 - she found out she was pregnant. Fast forward exactly eight... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 11

Companies receive $12.1 million to expand Wyoming broadband CHEYENNE (WNE) — Three companies will receive $12.1 million from the Federal Communications Commission to expand broadband to rural parts of Wyoming over the next decade, the FCC... Full story

 By Tom Coulter    News    October 10, 2019 

Bill to create transportation task force fails in committee

CHEYENNE – With the state facing millions of dollars worth of unmet needs for its roads and bridges, a bill to create a task force to explore ways to fund repair work failed by a narrow margin Friday in committee. The bill would have created a... Full story

 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    October 10, 2019 

Nichols to join court case on firing records

LARAMIE — Former University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols is hoping to weigh in on whether the university will be required to provide news reporters with a number of records regarding an investigation into Nichols’ conduct at the... Full story

 By Nick Reynolds    News    October 10, 2019 

Gordon plans to tighten ENDOW focus

CASPER — At the start of the summer, Gov. Mark Gordon sat down with top officials within the Wyoming’s economic development think tank, Endow, with orders to pare down the group’s ambitious economic development agenda into something smaller... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 14

Body found in Carbon County identified RAWLINS (WNE) — The body of a Missouri man recently discovered in Carbon County has been identified. Authorities are saying Robert Wayne Kelley, 44, Springfield, Missouri, had been missing since Aug. 16,... Full story


Man attempts to flee following arson charges

A Worland man has been charged with several felonies including arson following a house fire earlier last week. Additional charges were filed following a search of the man, Ryan Tate Allen, on Sunday, when he attempted to flee. According to a press... Full story


October 3, 2019

Check out our profiles of the 2019 Warrior Hall of Fame Class. Inserts this week include Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online)....

 By Alex Kuhn    News    October 3, 2019

Inaugural WHS Hall of Fame class inducted tonight

WORLAND — The festivities are set and ready to go for the first eight inductees into the Warrior Hall of Fame. Francie Faure, Mary Faure, Debbie Hammons, Tom Harrington, Carl Selmer, Grant Ujifusa, Roger Youtz and David Zuniga are the first to be... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 3, 2019

Commissioners hold off on accepting bid for bike path

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met on Tuesday to open the four bids that were submitted for the repairs to a failed retaining wall along a section of the bike path along Airport Road. The four bids were from Jorgensen Geotechnical LLC...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 3, 2019

Foster care focuses on reunification

WORLAND — The ultimate goal for the majority of foster care cases is reunification. In a case reported in the Northern Wyoming News about a teen that has spent the past eight months in the Wyoming Department of Family Services and was recently...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 3, 2019

Vaping discussed at council

WORLAND — Should the Worland City Council consider prohibiting the sale of e-cigarettes was a question that council member Delayne Renner posed Tuesday night at the regular council meeting. Renner said the topic of vaping, the use of e-cigarettes,...


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