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August 22, 2019

Look for Blair's, Bomgaars (print and online) and Reese & Ray's IGA (print only) inserts in this week's issue. Next week look for our fall sports schedules. Our football contest is coming soon, your chance to win $100....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 22, 2019 

Vigil appointed to fill Ward 3 vacancy

WORLAND — Three Ward 3 residents made presentations to the Worland City Council Tuesday night seeking appointment to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Melissa Rivera earlier this year. All three candidates were born and raised in Worland...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 22, 2019 

Three in a row: South Dakota cooker wins 2019 Wyoming BBQ Championship

WORLAND - While some newcomers to the Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival made strong showings, B-S BBQ Outlaws of Hills City, South Dakota, brought home the top prize for...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    August 22, 2019 

Ten Sleep teacher finalist for Wyoming teacher of the year

Ten Sleep – Ten Sleep social studies teacher and 2018-2019 Ten Sleep teacher of the year, Dane Weaver is one of the three finalists for Wyoming state teacher of the year. "We are very proud of him....

 

Wild horse gather planned this fall

WORLAND – The Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office has released a decision record that approves two management actions in the Fifteenmile Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA), located approximately 35 miles northwest of Worland in...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 22, 2019 

Worland City Council gives OK to Maverik adult Chillers

WORLAND — With proper packaging and sealed bags, the Worland City Council gave unanimous consent for the Worland Maverik store to offer adult alcoholic Chillers. Dan Post, store director, came to the council last month requesting permission to...

 

Library movement discussions continue; emergency shutdown plans discussed

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met on Tuesday to discuss the costs and floor plan once again regarding a future move for the Washakie County Llibrary in to the Kennedy’s Ace Hardware building. The costs that were presented and...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    August 22, 2019 

Bill to share mental health info with feds survives committee vote

CHEYENNE - A bill to mandate Wyoming share disqualifying mental health information on potential firearms purchasers with the federal background check system is still alive for a potential 2020 vote. The proposed legislation would mandate Wyoming...

 
 By Tom Hallberg    News    August 22, 2019 

Teton Co. withdraws from federal funding program

JACKSON — Title X funding is no more in Teton County. The Teton County Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw from the federal program, which provides grants for family planning and related preventative services for...

 
 By LEW FREEDMAN    News    August 22, 2019 

Yellowstone superintendent says visitor numbers have plateaued

CODY — Yellowstone National Park superintendent Cam Sholly said he believes the nation’s oldest national park has “plateaued a little bit” in annual attendance at 4-million-plus. And since the park’s system and operations can handle that...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    August 22, 2019 

Study says oil, gas development disrupts deer eating habits

CASPER — Oil and gas development throughout Wyoming’s sagebrush habitats may be affecting mule deer well beyond the perimeters of a well pad, a new study by University of Wyoming researchers found. For each acre of mule deer habitat overtaken by...

 

Wyoming News Briefs AUGUST 22

Hot Springs commissioners asked to take stand on Boysen dumping plan THERMOPOLIS (WNE) — Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the Hot Springs County Commissioners began on a rather tense footing when Sonja Becker asked the commissioners why they were n...

 

August 15, 2019

Inserts this week are Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online) and Reese & Ray's IGA (print only)....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2019

Wyoming State BBQ and Bluegrass Festival continues to grow

WORLAND — Fifteen years ago the Pepsi Wyoming BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival at the Washakie County Fairgrounds began and the last few years have seen steady growth in attendance and barbecue competitors. Committee Chairman Dave Paxton...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 15, 2019

Worland area schools ready to begin school year on Tuesday

WORLAND – Summer is officially over for Worland area students come Tuesday, Aug. 20. With multiple projects going on throughout the district over the summer, many teachers started to head back to their classrooms on Wednesday, in preparation for...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2019

BAPC investigates establishing historical downtown district

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission is investigating the feasibility of establishing a historic downtown district. During the past several meetings the board has discussed options and benefits for establishing a...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 15, 2019

Washakie County Fair Board discusses successes from 2019 fair; discussions begin on changes for 2020

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met Monday night to discuss the successes and failures of the 2019 Washakie County Fair. With the fair having just finished about two weeks ago, the board finalized bills and decided to discuss what they...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 15, 2019

US Army Corps of Engineers visits river two years later

WORLAND – When large blocks of ice floated down the Big Horn River and caused flooding in downtown Worland in February 2017, response to the event was huge from the community. The efforts to...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2019

Washakie County Junior Livestock Sale tops $175,000

WORLAND - Area businesses showed their generosity for Washakie County youth at the Washakie County Fair Junior Livestock Sale Aug. 3, purchasing 83 animals for $176,041.47. Washakie County 4-H...

 

Temporary closure of Tongue River Cave

Sheridan, WY-August 15, 2019- On a recent trip to Tongue River Cave, biologists discovered a maternity roost of Townsend's big-eared bats. This species is considered sensitive. The Bighorn National...

 
 By LEW FREEDMAN    News    August 15, 2019

Yellowstone uses humorous poster to advise against petting bison

CODY - For the people who still don't get it, the National Park Service recently spelled out – for the zillionth time in the zillionth way – the stern, common-sense advice to avoid approaching...

 
 By MIKE KOSHMRL    News    August 15, 2019

Wildlife Services commits to review of methods

JACKSON — Facing legal pressure, a federal agency that kills wildlife deemed to be a nuisance has agreed to reassess its plans for operating in Wyoming. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services will take that step because of a...

 

Cheyenne police recommend charges against priest in abuse case

CHEYENNE — The Cheyenne Police Department has recommended sexual abuse charges against a member of the Roman Catholic clergy and another man who was seeking to join the clergy related to incidents from the 1970s and ’80s. In a news release, CPD...

 

Former Basin clerk pleads 'no contest' to embezzlement

GREYBULL (WNE) — A former Basin town clerk/treasurer charged with embezzling funds from the town and Basin Area Chamber of Commerce changed her plea on Tuesday, Aug. 6 as a result of a plea agreement. Danielle Lampman, formerly Chapman, entered an...

 

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