Voices of Recovery: Nick McMartin

In bringing in the new year, I wanted to share another recovery story from our community. The gentleman is Nick McMartin. Nick has been a Worland resident most of his life. Nick started his drug use at the age of 16 with marijuana use when he was in high school. Nick was introduced to it…

Lady Warriors down Big Piney 40-38

WORLAND – It has been a tough schedule for the Worland Lady Warriors basketball team, but last week they won their second game of the season at the Winter Classic in Rawlins on Jan. 7-8. Before going into the holiday break, the Lady Warriors played No. 1 Douglas. Coming out of the break, they played…

Bowling for Families

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Karla’s Kolumn: Adopting Roscoe was not selfish Pope Francis

Our family at the Pomeroy household grew by one more on Dec. 23, 2021, as we adopted a 6-month Australian shepherd mix male puppy from New Hope Humane Society. This brings our total fur children at our home to six – three cats and three dogs. Adopting Roscoe did not come easily but it was,…

Remains of missing Texas woman found in Cody

POWELL (WNE) — The remains of a 29-year-old woman who’d been missing for weeks were found Monday in Cody.  On Wednesday, police identified the deceased as Rachel Sirman of Texas. Cody police said they’d had “intermittent contact” with Sirman between September 2020 and June 2021, describing her as transient. Sirman’s family had notified Cody police…

Children’s author finds inspiration through family

WORLAND – A project started nearly 18 years ago came to fruition at Christmas time for local author Diana Pickerel. Pickerel, who moved to Worland in 1979, has resided in Worland since then, except for six years when she lived in Lovell to take care of her mother Evelyn Wittick. Her first book, “My Caring…

January 13, 2022

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Confederate Railroad to perform at Washakie County Fair

WORLAND — Fans requested a large concert for the Washakie County Fair and the board listened as they received word at Monday night’s meeting that they had secured booking the Academy of Country Music’s Best New Group 1993, Confederate Railroad. Confederate Railroad will perform Saturday night, July 30 on the regular bandstand at the fairgrounds.…

County shows support for passenger rail coalition

WORLAND — After hearing a presentation for Dan Bilka, coordinator of the Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Coalition, the Washakie County Commissioners sent a letter of support for the project. In the letter, the commissioners wanted to “express our strong support for a major investment in rail transportation infrastructure. We hereby provide full support and formally…

COVID UPDATE: 16 more deaths blamed on COVID – 2 in Washakie County

Jan. 11, 2022 By The Wyoming News Exchange The deaths of another 16 Wyoming residents have been linked to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday. The department said the deaths, which occurred in December and January, brought to 1,588 the number of deaths blamed on the coronavirus since it was first detected…

Gillette mayor resigns over texts

GILLETTE — Louise Carter-King resigned as the mayor the City of Gillette Thursday night, two days after apologizing for old text messages that surfaced this week that included off-color and denigrating language about City Council members and other Campbell County officials. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation as the Mayor…

Kirt Dee Cozzens

Kirt Dee Cozzens was born March 25th, 1962, in Provo, Utah. He was the oldest son born to R. Dee Cozzens, Jr., and Julaine Johnson Cozzens. The family soon moved to Billings, Montana, where they would welcome Kirt’s brothers, Chris, Todd, and Tyler into the family. From Billings, the family moved to Lovell where these…

PUBLIC NOTICE: Dec. 21 Commissioner Minutes

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Frances Marlene Reust

Frances Marlene Reust, 82, passed away at home surrounded by her loving husband, children and grandchildren on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Frances was born to Ralph Eleston and Pansy Florine (Davidson) Williams in Peru, Indiana on March 29, 1939. She was the second born of 4 children. In her youth, Frances loved to read, spend…

Michael Dan Loveless

Michael Dan Loveless, 67, passed away in his home on Dec. 24, 2021. He was born in Provo, Utah, on Nov. 15, 1954. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held in Orem, Utah next… Top Featured Tags: – Wyoming NewsPress Release Distribution Service

PUBLIC NOTICE: Baker Estate Application for Decree

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Liquor License Transfer

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Margie Fisher

Margie Fisher, 94, passed away in Durango, CO January 4, 2022. A viewing will be held at the Veile Mortuary Colonial Chapel, 301 S. 8th Street, from 5-8 pm on Wednesday, January… Top Featured Tags: – Wyoming NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Two local families facing challenges with newborns with heart defects

WORLAND — Two of Worland’s newest residents, born last fall, are facing heart surgeries in 2022. Julie and Dan Atkinson welcomed daughter Emma on Oct. 9, born at Children’s Hospital in Denver. Emma was born with a serious heart condition known as DORV (double outlet right ventricle), according to childrenshospital.org, DORV “is a rare congenital…

Officials eye killing bighorn ewes to stop disease

JACKSON – As a gaggle of grad students milled about, probing, prodding and drawing blood from three bighorn sheep, Aly Courtemanch was keeping her eyes peeled for something in particular. Plump ewes. “That one looks really good,” the Wyoming Game and Fish biologist said, pointing to one. But, making her way down the line just…

Daniel Weber

Daniel Weber, 72, of Worland, Wyoming passed away December 30, 2021. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 10 at the Veile Mortuary Colonial Chapel at… Top Featured Tags: – Wyoming NewsPress Release Distribution Service

The News Editorial: What will 2022 bring?

Well the new year came on Saturday with really barely a whisper but there is a lot in store for us this year. The City of Worland will be appealing the 2020 census figures. This could have potential impact on future funding if they are successful. This is a story to watch. There are several…

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