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 News    June 20, 2019 

June 20, 2019

Print subscribers -- inside this edition are Blair's, Reese&Ray's, Boomgaars and Heartland Health & Imaging inserts. Next week look for our 2019 Big Horn Basin Edition....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 20, 2019 

School Facilities Commission to conduct monthly meeting in Worland

WORLAND — The state School Facilities Commission (SFC) will tour Ten Sleep and Worland schools and then conduct a two-day work session in Worland next week. The SFC will meet in Worland for a work session Wednesday, June 26 at 1 p.m. Prior to the... Full story

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    June 20, 2019 

Planning the future of the Washakie County Library

WORLAND — The Washakie County commissioners, Washakie County Library staff and board members, along with the Friends of the Worland Library and concerned citizens met TSP architect, Mark Averett of Sheridan, along with two other architects on the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 20, 2019 

Worland City Council vacancy declared in Ward 3

WORLAND — The Worland City Council declared a vacancy in Ward 3 after accepting the resignation of Melissa Rivera Tuesday night. Rivera began a four-year term in January. She had accepted a write-in nomination after the 2018 primary election and...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    June 20, 2019 

Guante performance inspires; Summit has successful two days

WORLAND - Starting with something as simple as a handshake, Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre brings real life problems to light through spoken word. His performance on Wednesday night, June 12, in Worland, as...

 
 News    June 20, 2019 

Wyoming News Briefs - JUNE 21

Oil, gas companies appeal Sublette assessments PINEDALE (WNE) – Eight oil and gas companies with 38 different property accounts are appealing their 2019 Sublette County tax assessments, setting up the County’s Board of Equalization, comprised of... Full story

 
 By Daniel Bendtsen    News    June 20, 2019 

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in UW gun case

LARAMIE — The Wyoming Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday morning in a legal challenge regarding whether the University of Wyoming has the right to regulate firearm possession on campus. In December, Albany County district court Judge... Full story

 
 By Emily Mieure    News    June 20, 2019 

Man sues over airport search arrest

JACKSON —A Connecticut man who refused an “invasive pat down search of his genitals” is suing the town of Jackson, Teton County and Jackson Hole Airport. Jackson police Officer Nate Karnes arrested William Frey on March 12, 2018, for violating... Full story

 

June 13, 2019

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 13, 2019

Red Cross assisting Worland family after house fire

WORLAND — Red Cross of Wyoming is assisting a Worland family of five after they were temporary displaced by a house fire at 804 Charles Avenue in Worland on Monday night. Assistance was provided for lodging and other immediate needs. Further...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    June 13, 2019

Fair Board changes youth rodeo start time

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board voted to change the starting time and day that the youth rodeo would start during fair week. This change was brought up by board member Marty Cross, and it a motion to move the rodeo to Thursday night... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 13, 2019

Washakie County explores downtown location for library

WORLAND — The Washakie County Library may be moving downtown if financing and plans work out. Washakie County is in negotiations with Lee and Gerry Kennedy to purchase property for a new location for the Washakie County Library. The county is not...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 13, 2019

Recommendations made for life after Shopko

WORLAND — A couple main themes reverberated throughout the webinar regarding Shopko closures in the Big Horn Basin. The webinar last Thursday, June 6, provided insight and recommendations to Wyoming communities in the wake of 13 Shopko stores... Full story

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    June 13, 2019

Banner Health Washakie Medical Center receives three stars

WORLAND – Banner Health Washakie Medical Center in Worland earned three stars out of five from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this year. Eighteen facilities were rated in Wyoming with Jackson’s St. John’s being the only fa...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    June 13, 2019

Laramie Democrat will run for U.S. Senate

CASPER - The race to fill outgoing Sen. Mike Enzi's seat has its first declared candidate. Activist and community organizer Yana Ludwig, a Democrat, will be announcing her candidacy for the party's no... Full story

 
 By C.J. BAKER    News    June 13, 2019

Cody Labs to close, dozens being laid off

POWELL — Less than two years ago, Cody Laboratories was home to 135 higher-paying jobs, planning a massive expansion and praised by local and state leaders as an example of how Wyoming could diversify its economy. But by the end of this summer,... Full story

 
 By Kathy Brown    News    June 13, 2019

Federal law change could threaten group homes, officials say

GILLETTE — Another federal law change is leading to some questions in Wyoming about youth and putting the future of group homes and crisis shelters at risk. At least that’s the assessment of two Gillette officials who asked the Joint Judiciary... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Northwest College cuts jobs POWELL (WNE) — While the news was expected for some time, the mood at Monday’s Northwest College Board of Trustees meeting was noticeably gloomy as layoffs were announced. A total of eight people will be laid off from... Full story

 

Governor Gordon meets with President Trump, other Governors to discuss workforce issues

CHEYENNE, Wyo.– Governor Mark Gordon joined President Trump, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and seven other governors at the White House today for a roundtable discussion that touched on a...

 

June 06, 2019

Five inserts inside today's issue for print subscribers — Blair's, Reese&Ray's, Bomgaars, Bloedorn's and Big Horn Co-op....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    June 6, 2019

Children's Summit offers free events to public

WORLAND – The Big Horn Basin Children’s Summit will take place next Wednesday and Thursday, June 12 and 13 at Worland Middle School. This summit is being hosted by the local Child Protection Team to provide workshops that focus on the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 6, 2019

Longtime math teacher Riedel honored as Master Teacher

WORLAND - The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees honored retiring high school math teacher Duane Riedel with the annual Master Teacher Award. The award was announced Monday, May... Full story

 

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