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 News    April 15, 2021 

Flags at Half Staff for Indiana Victims

Governor Gordon Orders Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Statewide Through April 20 in Honor and Remembrance of the Victims of the Tragedy in Indianapolis, Indiana. CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Joe Biden's Proclamation in... Full story

 News    April 15, 2021 

April 15, 2021

Check out our Home and Garden section in this week's issue - Pages B1, B2 and B9 and B10....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 15, 2021 

BAPC says no to crematory in residential zone

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission unanimously opposed a special exemption that would allow a crematory at 301 South Eighth where Veile Mortuary is currently located....

 By Seth Romsa    News    April 15, 2021 

Legislature keeps funding intact for Ten Sleep School design

TEN SLEEP - “Design for new Ten Sleep School is in the budget,” Superintendent Jimmy Phelps said during his legislative update to the Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees...

 News    April 15, 2021 

Small earthquake south of Ten Sleep Tuesday

TEN SLEEP — The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 3.9 magnitude earthquake 49 kilometers (30.4 miles) south of Ten Sleep at 6:22 a.m. on Tuesday morning, April 13, 2021. The depth of quake was reported at 13.7 kilometers or 8.5 miles. The USGS...

 By Seth Romsa    News    April 15, 2021 

Stott named Washakie Medical Center Employee of the Year

WORLAND – Registered nurse Julie Stott was named the Banner Health Washakie Medical Center (WMC) Employee of the Year for 2020. Stott has been an employee at WMC for nearly 32 years, and was...

 By Nathan Oster    News    April 15, 2021 

School funding bill death shows House, Senate differences

GREYBULL — The demise of House Bill 173, which would have changed the way the state funds its school districts, served as a reminder of the deep philosophical differences between the two chambers in the state legislature, according to Rep. Jamie Fl... Full story

 By Morgan Hughes    News    April 15, 2021 

Wyoming counties top list of most vaccine-hesitant in nation

CASPER – Wyoming is home to the 11 most vaccine-hesitant counties in the nation, according to statistical modeling conducted by an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Thirty-two percent of residents in Johnson, Converse,... Full story

 News    April 15, 2021 

Wyoming News Briefs Thursday, April 15

Commissioners make Johnson County a Second Amendment preservation county BUFFALO (WNE) – Johnson County is now a Second Amendment preservation county, after the unanimous passage of resolution No. 655 by the county commissioners on April 6.... Full story

 By Nick Reynolds    News    April 15, 2021 

Cheney rails against plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney on Tuesday criticized plans by the Biden administration to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan before this year’s 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The planned troop withdrawals would mark the... Full story

 By Robert Galbreath    News    April 15, 2021 

Sublette County school board receives pushback on mask vote

PINEDALE — Community members spoke out at its April meeting against the Sublette County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees’ March 11 vote to defy state public health orders mandating masks in schools when social distancing is not possible.... Full story

 By Stephen Dow    News    April 15, 2021 

Sheridan County Medicaid advocates continue fight after death of expansion bills

SHERIDAN — Sheridan advocates for Medicaid expansion in Wyoming are used to disappointment. The topic has come up frequently in the state Legislature since a provision in 2010’s Affordable Care Act first called for expansion of Medicaid... Full story

 News    April 15, 2021 

Wyoming News Briefs, Friday, April 16

No definitive timeline yet for rollout of Wyoming's short-time compensation program CHEYENNE – A program that will let workers who have had their hours cuts gain partial unemployment benefits is in the works at the Wyoming Department of Workforce... Full story


April 8, 2021 NWN Issue

What monster plays the most April Fools’ jokes? Prankenstein!...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 8, 2021

New Slayer Rule signed by Governor Gordon

WORLAND — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed Senate File 66, amending the Slayer Rule, into law on Tuesday. Sen. Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep) is the main sponsor of the bill and when introducing the...

 By Seth Romsa    News    April 8, 2021

Ambulance service transition nearly complete

WORLAND – The volunteer Washakie County Ambulance Service (WCAS) is nearing the end of its transition period as the service is anticipating the takeover by Cody Regional Health (CRH) to be...

 By Seth Romsa    News    April 8, 2021

Vaccine clinic set for next Wednesday

WORLAND – Washakie County Public Health (WCPH) is set to host a vaccine clinic next Wednesday, April 14, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Worland Community Center for those receiving their second...


The hunt is on

Youth of all ages line up at the starting line to get ready to hunt for eggs and candy during the annual Ten Sleep-Hyattville Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 4, at the Ten Sleep football... Full story


Groups appeal plan to pump oilfield waste into aquifer

Conservation groups are challenging Wyoming’s approval of an energy company’s plan to inject oilfield waste into an underground aquifer, telling federal regulators the state plan fails to meet Clean Water Act requirements. The Powder River Basin... Full story


April 1, 2021

I invented a new word! Plagiarism!... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 1, 2021

3 Easter egg hunts this weekend

WORLAND – Washakie County residents can search for Easter eggs and candy on land and sea, or rather water with two traditional Easter egg hunts and one at the Worland Aquatic Center. The Worland...

 By Seth Romsa    News    April 1, 2021

School board discusses Friday early release

WORLAND – Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 1 Superintendent David Nicholas brought the idea of a 2:15 p.m. early release on Fridays for the upcoming 2021-22 school year before the Board...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 1, 2021

Sugarbeet Salon fills empty storefront on main street

WORLAND – Wanting to bring a bright moment to the Worland community after a difficult pandemic year in 2020, and wanting to move her business from her home Rhea White purchased and renovated the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 1, 2021

Cooper discusses vote on election runoff bill

CHEYENNE — While over 200 bills have passed through to the next house, one bill that failed last week created a lot of opinions on both sides was Senate File 145 on Election Runoffs. The bill...

 By Tom Coulter    News    April 1, 2021

Senate committee kills Medicaid expansion

CHEYENNE — After clearing the House in a historic vote last week, a bill authorizing the expansion of Medicaid coverage to an estimated 24,000 residents in Wyoming was defeated by a Senate committee Wednesday morning. House Bill 162, which had... Full story


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