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 Services, though a timeline for the program’s rollout has yet to be finalized. Earlier this year,…

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 honor and remembrance of the victims of the tragedy in Indianapolis, Indiana has ordered both the U.S.…

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 United States’ exit from a nearly two-decade long conflict in the Middle Eastern country set off by attacks orchestrated…

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. The trustees voted 4-2 to pass a motion in March eliminating school SMART Start Plans…

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 eligibility. But for every step forward, there have been multiple steps back. Former Gov. Matt Mead spent many…

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 Flitner of Shell. Heading into the session which wrapped up last week, the House…

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, Washakie, Crook, Niobrara, Weston, Natrona, Goshen, Campbell, Platte and Carbon counties are believed to be hesitant toward…

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. Commission Chairman Bill Novotny said the resolution came about after consultation with the sheriff’s office and hearing concerns from…

Clyde ‘Chepo’ Leyva

Born November 14, 1937 – August 23, 2020 Clyde was born and raised in Worland, Wyoming, to Benita (Gonzales) & Clyde Leyva Sr. He became a painting apprentice as a young teenager. He later joined the armed forces, Army and Navy. He loved traveling, fishing, being with his family and his Denver Broncos. He is…

Geneva Doreen Matheson

Geneva died April 8, 2021 in Worland Wyoming. Geneva was born January 7, 1945 to Frank and Lee Verta (Lucas) Mead in Thermopolis Wyoming. She was raised and educated in Arapahoe and Thermopolis Wyoming. In 1962 she married Leroy Gall, they had four children. She is remembered by her children as the most loving and…

COVID UPDATE: Thursday, April 15, Active Washakie County Cases: 4, State Cases: 279

As of Thursday, April 15, the number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen since the disease was first diagnosed in the state in mid-March stood at 48,394. There was also an additional 8,809 probable cases. The number of active coronavirus cases in the state was 279. Washakie County had no cases reported today, making the total…

Consider QPR training to save a life

We have all had that friend who we think might be a little depressed due to stressors in their life. According to SSM Health, intimate partner problems, legal issues, unemployment/financial problems and health concerns are among the most common precipitating circumstances for suicides in middle-aged men. But, during the COVID era that we entered into…

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 nominated for the award after showing her versatility as a nurse in a rural hospital setting. “I am very honored to…

Lady Warriors earn first ever win

WORLAND – Nearly everything the Worland Lady Warriors softball team does in their inaugural season is historical in some fashion. This 2021 team will essentially be the version of a YouTuber who puts “FIRST” at the bottom of a newly posted video. But, Saturday’s 14-4 win against Green River is the best firsts of them…

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 Monday. In addition to the funding for the design of the new building remaining in the statewide budget, Phelps said that the Wyoming…

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 website shows reports of 23 people feeling the quake around Ten Sleep,…

Roy Kyle Phillips

A Celebration of Life for Roy Kyle Phillips will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 19, at the Thermopolis VFW. Roy Phillips, 75, died Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Billings,… Top Featured Tags: – Wyoming NewsPress Release Distribution Service

PUBLIC NOTICE: Disciplinary Action by Board of CPAs

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PUBLIC NOTICE: IT Support Bid

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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. Veile Mortuary owner Clayton Dragoo initially approached the city council on Feb. 5 about his proposal and was referred to Building Official Randy Adams and…

April 15, 2021

Check out our Home and Garden section in this week’s issue – Pages B1, B2 and B9 and… Top Featured Tags: – Wyoming NewsPress Release Distribution Service

PUBLIC NOTICE: Wyoming DEQ modified permit

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