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Daily News switches to weekly publication

WORLAND — This publication marks the final daily publication for the Northern Wyoming Daily News.

The Northern Wyoming Daily News began as The Worland Grit in 1905, a weekly publication. The name change and the move to a daily came in 1939.

Starting tomorrow, the name will change to the Northern Wyoming News and the frequency of the paper will change back to a weekly, publishing on Thursdays. The first issue of the Northern Wyoming News will be published Feb. 7.

Robb Hicks of Grand Teton News, the company that owns the Northern Wyoming Daily News said that the decision to change from daily to weekly is “not one we took lightly. We strongly believe that the future of newspapering will be with community newspapers. I think Worland should have a great weekly newspaper that is able to cover and serve the community.”

Hicks is publisher of the award-winning weekly the Buffalo Bulletin. He owns the NWDN with Gary Stevenson. They also own weekly papers in Newcastle, Pine Bluffs and Saratoga that have won hundreds of state and national awards for general excellence, editorial excellence, advertising excellence as well as awards for their local news coverage. “We feel Worland deserves the same,” Hicks said.

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