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February 21, 2019

Please see the FFA Section Inside this week's edition. Look for 3A West regional preview information next week as Worland hosts the boys and girls regional tournament Feb. 28-March 2....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 21, 2019 

Groups join efforts on placemaking projects

WORLAND — The Wyoming Business Council conducted a placemaking workshop in Worland recently and it inspired several groups to look at projects in the community. Those groups came together recently to exchange ideas and support a grant proposal. Acc...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 21, 2019 

The future of hemp in Wyoming

WORLAND - With the Wyoming Legislature seeking to authorize funds to establish an industrial hemp pilot program, WESTI Ag Days organizers made sure to include a discussion of hemp on the agenda last... Full story

 
 By Cyd Lass    News    February 21, 2019 

Planning for the future generations of agriculture

WORLAND – An interactive presentation during WESTI Ag Days Feb. 12 in Worland included surveys and information on how to speak with family members about continuing land and farm operations. Caleb Carter of the University of Wyoming extension began...

 

February 14, 2019

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FEB. 15 - Wyoming Briefs

Bill requiring work for Medicaid heads to House CHEYENNE (WNE) — A bill to place work requirements on certain recipients of Medicaid in Wyoming made its way to the House floor Thursday. Senate File 144, sponsored by Sen. Larry Hicks, R-Baggs, would...

 

Greybull gas leak leads to mobile home explosion

REYBULL (WNE) — An explosion that destroyed a mobile home and injured one of its adult occupants was likely caused by a natural gas leak, according to Greybull Fire Chief Bill Scott. Greybull firefighters and police officers responded to the mobile...

 

FEB. 20 - Check of phone in hunting case leads to voyeurism charge

GILLETTE (WNE) — A Campbell County man whose cellphone was seized last summer as evidence for a suspected hunting crime now faces additional criminal charges after the same phone had images of a woman showering. Clifton Kennedy, 61, pleaded not gui...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 14, 2019

FEB. 19 - Local school security bill dies in House

CHEYENNE – In an overwhelming floor vote, the state House of Representatives killed a school security bill Friday because of what some called an unfunded, and unneeded, mandate on schools. Senate File 64, sponsored in the interim session by the Joi... Full story

 

Lobbyists, conservatives oppose corporate income tax

CHEYENNE — In the past five weeks, the Wyoming Legislature has examined a property tax, a tax on wind energy, and taxes on hotel rooms, cigarettes and vape products. None of those taxes, however, have attracted the attention or scrutiny that House...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 14, 2019

FEB. 15 - Senate kills death penalty repeal bill

CHEYENNE - The effort to end the death penalty in Wyoming was unable to get past conservative opposition Thursday in the state Senate. House Bill 145, sponsored by Rep. Jared Olsen, R-Cheyenne, was...

 

FEB. 19 -Student arrested for terrorist threats against school

RIVERTON (WNE) — Officials have confirmed that a Dubois student was arrested last week for making terroristic threats toward the local school. Officials with the Fremont County Sheriff's Office said they were notified Monday afternoon about the... Full story

 
 By SETH KLAMANN    News    February 14, 2019

FEB. 19 -School 'game' results in sexual battery reports

CASPER — There have been roughly 15 reports of sexual battery in Natrona County’s high and middle schools over the past two weeks as part of a “game” where male students challenge each other to inappropriately touch their female peers,... Full story

 

Family farms need to change the way decisions are made

WORLAND - They say the seven words that lead to the death of a church are "We have always done it that way." The message to WESTI Ag Days attendees Tuesday was similar in relation to family-run farms...

 

Worland Shopko among 139 more stores closing

WORLAND – On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Shopko announced the closure of an additional 139 Shopko and Shopko Hometown stores including the store in Worland. The closures that came after the first closure announcements in December included the store in Greyb...

 
 By Cyd Lass    News    February 14, 2019

Worlando Beach Speech and Debate Tournament Friday and Saturday

WORLAND – Worland High School’s speech and debate team will be holding their 36th annual Worlando Beach Tournament this Friday and Saturday. The meet will include 17 schools, mostly from Western Wyoming. There will be 200-300 students competing... Full story

 

Daylight Saving Time bill dies

CHEYENNE — A bill that would keep Wyoming in daylight saving time year round, essentially moving Wyoming to the central time zone if at least three contiguous states adopted, similar legislation, failed Thursday. Sen. Wyatt Agar said Friday there...

 

February 07, 2019

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Feb. 11 - Wyoming News Exchange Briefs

Railroad faces wrongful death lawsuit CHEYENNE (WNE) — The widow of a Union Pacific Railroad engineer who died in an October train collision west of Cheyenne has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company. Union Pacific engineer Jason... Full story

 

Feb. 8- On the trail of the hunt: bill to enable dogs to search for big game

ROCK SPRINGS - A bill that would allow hunters to use a blood trailing dog to track big game has the support of local legislators and outdoors groups. Rep. Stan Blake, D-Green River, who is the main...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    February 7, 2019

FEB. 11 -Senate, House expect budget deal this week

CHEYENNE — Leadership in both chambers projected an air of stability and optimism Friday after the midweek drama in the Legislature over the state’s supplemental budget. The Senate suspended its rules and introduced several new spending bills...

 

Feb. 8 - Wyoming News Briefs

Tobacco tax bill back to include vaping products CHEYENNE (WNE) - The House on Thursday brought back to life the cigarette tax bill it defeated the day before, but only to reconsider one section of the legislation: classifying nicotine vape products... Full story

 

Donating blood equals saving lives

WORLAND – Community members interested in donating blood have the opportunity, every two months to do so at the Worland Senior Citizens Center. The next blood drive by Vitalant, formerly known as United Blood Service, is Feb. 19 at the senior cente... Full story

 
 By Cyd Lass    News    February 7, 2019

Worland speech and debate team wins Natrona meet

WORLAND – Amongst 33 schools from three different states including Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska, Worland High School’s speech and debate team sent 28 students to the Natrona County meet and reigned victorious awarded first place in 3A... Full story

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 7, 2019

Greear weighs in on current legislation

CHEYENNE- State Representative Mike Greear (R-Worland) gave some rare insight into legislation moving through the Wyoming House of Representatives this legislative session, specifically the state of the state’s budget and issues involving the...

 

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