One hurdle remains for Worland chicken ordinance

WORLAND — Worland residents would be allowed to have chickens within the next month if a proposed ordinance passes the city council on its third and final reading. On Tuesday, city council members unanimously passed Ordinance 856 on second reading. Should the ordinance pass its third reading during the council’s Oct. 4 meeting, it would…

Mary Louise Dickson

Mary Louise Dickson, 79, passed away at her home on September 15th 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born February 6th 1943 to John and Carmen (Ramos) Fabela in Worland Wyoming. She received her education in Worland schools. Mary married Warren Dickson Sr in October 1972 and later divorced. From this union four…

Busting a Move

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The News Editorial: Opportunity to be Informed

While it is only September and the Nov. 8 general election is more than a month away, the time to be an informed voter is now. While the county and city council races are uncontested, residents still have important races and issues to vote on in the general election this November. There was a good…

Guernsey military academy closure draws concern

CHEYENNE – The unexpected closure of a military-like academy for Wyoming high schoolers in Guernsey drew concern and sadness, sentiments that were universally expressed among all of the stakeholders who reacted to the closure.  Some thought the news emerged in a disorganized fashion.  Parents can pick up their kids, as in-person teaching is winding down…

Washakie County 4-H educator earns regional, national recognition

LARAMIE – University of Wyoming Extension 4-H educators from Washakie, Campbell and Teton counties received national and regional recognition for their innovative 2022 programming. Awards will be presented at the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (NAE4-YDP) Annual Conference in November. VIRTUAL CAREER NIGHT CONNECTS STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS ACROSS THE U.S…. Top Featured…

September 22, 2022

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Jackson’s short-term rental rules deemed ‘unworkable’

JACKSON – Even the tech companies admit there’s a problem. With the remote work revolution pushing more short-term rentals into rural communities, companies like Airbnb are starting to post advice to small local governments on how they can “benefit from the rise in remote workers.” The Pew Research Center found that investors bought nearly a…

Warriors show they are among 3A’s best in Ethete

WORLAND — The Chief Nation Invitational in Ethete on Sept. 9 served as a state preview of sorts, allowing runners to get a feel for the state course come October. Along with seeing the layout of the state course, last week showed that the Warriors are among the top teams in 3A. The meet in…

Lady’ Cats show improvement in Rawlins

THERMOPOLIS — A few adjustments here and there, and the Hot Springs County volleyball team had one of their best weekends yet, coming off the Rawlins Invitational tournament in Rawlins on Sept. 9-10. The Lady Bobcats dropped all three games in pool play in their final pool match against Douglas. HSCHS volleyball coach Shannon Hill…

New postmaster happy to be home

WORLAND – LeeAnn Alcaraz has returned home to hopefully finish her Postal Service career as the Worland postmaster. Alcaraz started her career in 1998 in Worland and she worked for 15 years as a letter carrier. She then worked in Lander for six years. She worked as a supervisor in Gillette and then Casper and…

Cost of proposed Alkali Dam has doubled to $70M

Cost estimates for the proposed Alkali Creek Dam in Big Horn County have jumped to more than double the original $35 million price tag. It will take some $70 million to $75 million to build the dam and reservoir, the interim director of the Wyoming Water Development Office told legislators at an August committee meeting…

Sugar Beet Decorating

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The News Editorial: Never forget

Never forget. What does that mean? You saw the phrase a lot for the 9/11 terror attacks that happened 21 years ago last Sunday. This year, more than any other, the thought occurred to me that every child in grades kindergarten through 12th grade and most college students were not even born when the U.S.…

Murder-suicide highlights domestic violence in Washakie County

WORLAND — On June 30, authorities were called to a residence north of Worland for a report that a man threatened another man with a gun. An affidavit filed in Washakie County Circuit Court states the incident stemmed from a dispute between Donald Orr and his then-ex-girlfriend. Court documents state the ex-girlfriend’s father was helping…

Worland BAPC sets crematory appeal hearing date

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission will once again take up the issue of a proposed crematory in a dispute that has lasted well over a year. During the board’s regularly scheduled Monday meeting, members agreed to hold an appeal hearing for the crematorium located at Veile Mortuary on 301 South…

Thereasa Lynn Vilos

Thereasa Lynn Vilos, died on September 9, 2022, at the age of 53 from cirrhosis of the liver at Washakie Medical Center. She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend. She loved people and had the gift of a caregiver. She was the life of the party and loved having fun. She…

Martin Blair Johnston

Martin Blair Johnston, 74, was found September 7, 2022 at his home following a lengthy illness. Marty was born on February 10, 1948 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the only child of William and Anna Christine (Graves) Johnston. His family moved to Ft Sill (Oklahoma) for a short time when he was young, but then returned to…

Victor Olsen

Victor was born March 16, 1930 in Burlington, WY to Delbert Olsen and Lydia (Dustin) Olsen. He graduated high school in Lovell, WY. He served a mission in Denmark, where he learned to speak and write Danish fluently. After returning from his mission he met and married Shirley (Mills), they later divorced. Victor worked as…

PUBLIC NOTICE: Noble Estate

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Helen M. Thamm

Helen M. Thamm, 73, died Aug. 25, 2022 at Hot Springs Health hospital in Thermopolis. Memorial services will be Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, 10:30 a.m. at Hot Springs Christian… Top Featured Tags: – Wyoming NewsPress Release Distribution Service

J. Terry Iversen

J. Terry Iversen, 83, passed away in the comfort of his home on Monday, September 12th, with his loving family by his side. Preceding him in death were his parents John and Josephine Iversen and his younger sister, Judy Bethel. Terry was born April 5, 1939, in Worland, WY to Josephine and James Brown. During…

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